CAT Examination Admit Card

The admit card for CAT 2020 is available for download on the official website of IIMCAT. Candidates can download their admit cards by using their CAT login ID and the last date to download is November 25, 2020. 

The admit card is necessarily required for entry into the exam hall and failure to bring it can lead to disqualification from the exam. As the hard copy of the admit card will not be issued, it must be downloaded before the last day.

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How to Download CAT Admit Card?

Follow the steps mentioned to download your CAT 2020 Admit card: 

  • Visit the official CAT website
  • Click on the ‘Login’ tab
  • Enter registration ID and password
  • In the admit card window, click on the download option
  • Save it on your desktop and take a print out of your admit card

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Details Provided on CAT Admit Card



The CAT 2020 admit card will contain the following:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Caste category
  • date of birth
  • Registration number
  • Date and time of the exam
  • CAT exam center
  • Google map link to locate exam center
  • Emergency contact number
  • Test system number to identify your examination room
  • Exam related instructions

Problems in Downloading CAT Admit Card

At the time of downloading the CAT admit card 2020, the candidates may face the following problems. Listed below are the problems and their solutions:

The technical issue on the official websiteThe CAT 2020 website may face technical glitch due to heavy traffic or any other reason. In such a case, do not continuously try to log in. Log out and visit the website after sometime to download your admit card.
Slow internet connectionCheck the speed of your internet connection. If it is slow, switch to a faster internet connection to download your CAT admit card.
Wrong password or login in credentialsIn case you can’t remember your login credentials, click on the ‘forgot password’ option given on the official website and follow the instructions to change your password/credentials. Use the new password to download your CAT 2020 admit card.

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Errors to Check on CAT Admit Card 

As soon as the candidates download the CAT admit card, the information mentioned in it has to be checked. The information listed in the admit card should match the information in the CAT application form:

  • Check for spelling mistakes in your name
  • CAT registration number and the registered user ID must be the same
  • Date of birth mentioned should be the same as that in the application form and in official documents.
  • Birth category status should be correct
  • PWD/ DA status should be correct
  • Test city must be from one of the four options mentioned in the application form
  • Candidate’s photograph and signature must be clearly visible

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How to Correct Errors in CAT Admit Card?

In case, incorrect details are mentioned in the admit card, the exam authorities must be notified immediately. Given below are the contact details: 

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CAT Admit Card FAQs 

Q: In case I forget to carry my CAT admit card to the exam centre, can I show a digital copy of it?

A: No. You need to bring a hardcopy of your CAT admit card to be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Q: I am unable to remember my login password. How can I login now to download my admit card?

A: If you forget your login password, you can create a new password by clicking on the forgot password/User ID tab in the login window. Click on the link sent to your registered email ID to reset your password.

Q: What does the Test System Number on the CAT admit card mean?

A: The Test System Number mentioned on the admit card is useful for identifying your exam hall and your computer system (PC) on which you will be taking your test.

Q: Can I change my CAT exam centre after the admit card has been issued?

A: No. Once the admit card is issued the exam centre cannot be changed.

Q: Will I also receive the hard copy of my admit card by post/courier?

A: No. The CAT admit card is only available on the official website and the candidate has to download it.

Q: Does the CAT admit card contain Google map link of the exam centre?

A: Yes, the admit card has the Google map link of the test location so that you can locate your centre easily.

Q: What do I need to do if the information mentioned in my admit card is incorrect?

A: In case the details mentioned in your admit card is incorrect, you can reach out to the CAT helpdesk to get the changes made.

Q: What if I do not get the error on my admit card corrected? Will I be allowed to take the exam by presenting erroneous CAT admit card?

A: No, your admit card should have the correct details mentioned. In case of incorrect details, you will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Q: Will I be allowed entry inside the exam hall if I do not reach before the reporting time?

A: The identification process at each CAT exam centre is quite a long one, which is why you must ensure that you reach well in time. Entry will not be allowed after the entry gates are closed.

Q: Will the CAT admit card be needed at the time of admission?

A: Yes, institutes may ask the candidates to submit a copy of their admit card at the time of admission. Therefore it is wise to keep the copy till the end of the admission process.

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