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Updated On - August 31st 2019 by MOHIT SAROHI

IIM Kozhikode will release CAT Admit Card 2019 at the official portal on October 23, 2019 from 5.00 PM onwards. The hall ticket will be available for download until the exam day, i.e. November 24, 2019. Candidates can access their Admit Card by using their user ID and password.

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Highlights of CAT 2019 Admit Card 

This year, CAT 2019 is scheduled for November 24 in an online (computer-based) mode. It is to be noted that the CAT Admit Card won’t be sent via email or post. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must immediately report the same at 

  • The e-ticket is issued to only those candidates who have successfully filled CAT Application Form. 

  • The CAT admit card will only be accessible only to those candidates who have their login credentials provided at the time of the CAT Registration Process. 

  • CAT admit card is a mandatory document that must be kept safe till the admissions are finalized. 

  • It carries all the important information related to the test taker and the exam day. Without hall ticket, the entry to the examination center will be prohibited.

  • Official mock tests link has also been activated for the candidates to get familiar with the Computer Based Test. Practice with CAT Sample Papers 2019. 

Read on to know more about CAT admit card, important dates, problems in downloading admit card, steps to download, guidelines for the exam day, and other such important details. 

CAT Admit Card 2019 Release Date

The official notification for the CAT 2019 exam was released on July 28, 2019 by IIM Kozhikode. As per the schedule, the hall tickets will be available from October 24, 2019. But, as we look at the previous year trends, there is a possibility that there will be a delay in the issue of the document. The admit card will be available for download until November 24, 2019. 

Past Year Trends of Admit Card Release Date

Usually, the admit card is released much after the actual scheduled date. Stay updated with the latest CAT updates. Here are the past year trends for your reference: 

CAT exam yearScheduled date of releaseActual Date of releaseCAT Convening IIMCAT Test Taking agency
CAT 2014October 16, 2014October 19, 2014IIM IndoreTCS
CAT 2015October 15, 2015October 25, 2015IIM AhmedabadTCS
CAT 2016October 18, 2016October 24, 2016IIM BangaloreTCS
CAT 2017October 18, 2017October 25, 2017IIM LucknowTCS
CAT 2018October 24, 2018October 24, 2018IIM CalcuttaTCS

Also Check CAT Exam Pattern 2019

What’s new in CAT 2019 Hall Ticket:

CAT 2019 hall Ticket will see some changes to ease the process for the candidates:

Google Map LinkE-version of CAT 2019 Admit Card will have google map link to locate the CAT exam centers 2019
Emergency ContactThis particular feature has been a part of the registration process previously, but this will be the first time the emergency contact number will be mentioned on the Admit Card.
Reference NumberTest System Number will be replaced by the reference number in CAT Admit Card. Its sole purpose is to help the candidates to locate the floor/wing/exam room on the day of the exam, i.e. November 24, 2019. 

Procedure to Download CAT Admit Card 2019

Candidates can easily download the Admit Card from the official CAT website using the User ID and password provided at the time of CAT Registration 2019. Step by step process for downloading the Admit Card is provided below:

Download CAT Admit Card

Step-by-step procedure to download CAT Admit Card is given below with sample images. 

  1. Visit the official website of CAT, i.e.,
  2. Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ on the right side of the homepage.
Download CAT Admit Card
  1. Enter your User Id and Password.
Download CAT Admit Card
  1. You will be redirected to your candidate profile.
Download CAT Admit Card
  1. Click on the Download Admit Card button to save for future use.
Note:The recommended Internet browsers are Internet Explorer – 7,8,9 version; Mozilla Firefox – 14 to 28; Google Chrome 20 to 33. The best viewed as recommended by CAT Centre 2019 are Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

Most common errors while downloading CAT 2019 Admit Card 

The CAT 2019 admit card will be available for download from 24th October. It’s advisable to verify all the information mentioned in your CAT Admit Card is correct. The most common errors in downloading an admit card are listed below. Make sure to, at least, verify these points:

  1. Name: Your name in the application form should be similar to that of your ID proof. 
  2. CAT 2019 Registration Number should be similar to that of the registered user ID of the applicant.
  3. Date of birth has to be similar to Admit Card and Identification proof.
  4. The birth category of the candidate should be correct because CAT cut-off will be released based on the category-wise.
  5. Make sure that your CAT 2019 exam center is in one of the four options mentioned during the registration process. 
  6. Make sure the photograph and signature must be clearly visible.
  7. Check the PWD/ DA status

Common technical issue while downloading CAT Admit Card 2019

Official WebsiteThe official website might face some issues due to heavy traffic, expected especially on dates closer to CAT 2019 exam.It is advisable to download the CAT 2019 Admit Card in the initial days of Admit Card availability. Anyhow if you still face such issues try at a different time.
Internet ConnectivityA slow internet connection is likely to cause hindrance in the process.Make sure to check your internet connection.
Wrong CredentialsLogin credentials which you will receive at the time of the registration are also required for downloading the Admit Card.In case you have lost or forgot your credentials, click on the forgot password option. Follow the instructions to create a new password and then use the new credential details to download the admit card. 

What After Downloading CAT Admit Card?Also Check CAT Practice Papers

Follow the instructions given below once you get CAT hall ticket:

  1. Cross-check all the details mentioned in it.
  2. In case of an incorrect detail, you must contact the authority immediately.
  3. In case your photograph/ signature is a blur, carry a photograph to the exam hall along with an original photo ID.

CAT Admit Card 2019 Sample

CAT Admit card sample

Details on CAT Admit Card 2019

CAT Admit Card carries all important information about the candidate and the exam. They must remember to verify all the particulars and ensure that every detail mentioned on CAT 2019 Admit Card is accurate and true. The information mentioned on the admit card of CAT is given below:

  • Name & Date of Birth of the candidate
  • User Id/Registration Number
  • Category
  • Test Schedule & Slot
  • CAT Exam Center
  • Candidate’s Signature & Photograph
  • Exam Day Instructions

Read 7 Pointers to check in CAT Admit Card 2019

How to Correct Errors in Admit Card?

  1. If CAT Admit Card is blank: At multiple exam registrations, CAT center will consider only the last registration as a final application for CAT. If you login using a User ID of earlier registration attempts, the admit card would come blank. 
  2. If CAT Admit Card is not received: The admit card is not generated for incomplete registrations. If this is not the solution, then contact the concerned board/authority.
  3. Try downloading the admit card in off-peak hours.
  4. It is recommended that you should download the CAT hall ticket only using the supported browsers and not from your mobile phone.
  5. If the link (on mail) to download the admit card is not working: Contact the exam conducting authority.
  6. Admit Card will be generated only upon submission of the online application form. It can be downloaded only if they have received an automated email confirmation upon successful submission. 

You must immediately contact the concerned board/authority if the said solutions are not working. You can contact the helpdesk from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The helpdesk contact information is given below:

Toll-Free Number: 1800-266-0207

Helpdesk email address:

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What to Carry on Exam Day?

Candidates will have to carry any of the following photo identity cards on the exam day:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID issued by the current education institute or employer.

Also Read CAT Participating Institutes 2019

CAT Exam Centers

  • CAT is conducted in exam centers spread across around 140 test cities in India.
  • Candidates must fill the preferred exam center while registering for CAT 2019. 
  • Preferences for up to 4 test cities can be provided in the application form. 
  • CAT Exam Centersare available in all the major cities across India to accommodate the growing number of test-takers every year.

Given below is a list of newly added CAT Exam Cities:

Recently Added CAT Exam Center 2019
Bhatinda in PunjabPurnea in BiharWaknaghat in Himachal Pradesh
Samba in J&KDharwad and Gulbarga in KarnatakaErnakulam in Kerala
Ulhasnagar in MaharashtraDhenkanal in OdishaBankura in West Bengal

Exam Day Instructions

  • The printed copy of the hall ticket should be clear and legible
  • Paste the passport size color photograph in the space provided. 
  • Do not sign in the space provided as it has to be made in the presence of the exam invigilator.
  • Carry at least 2 copies of CAT hall ticket, of which, one copy has to be submitted to the invigilator.
  • Check the exam venue and reporting timing properly. For the first slot, the reporting time is 7.30 AM whilst for the second slot, the timing is 1 PM. 
  • Applicants will be allowed to carry only CAT admit card and photo id proof to the exam hall.
  • Rough sheets and pencils will be provided inside the exam hall.

CAT Exam Pattern 2019

  • Mode of exam- CAT, is conducted in online mode only.
  • Duration of exam- Candidates are given 3 hours to complete the exam.
  • Sections- The paper has 3 parts viz. Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Total Questions- CAT Question Paper has 100 questions.
  • Marking scheme- Each question carries 3 marks. 1 mark is deducted for an incorrect response.

Sectional Pattern of CAT 2019

 SectionNo. of QuestionsNo. of non-MCQ questionsDifficulty LevelGood Attempts
Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension3410Easy-moderate26-27
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning328Difficult12-14
Quantitative Ability347Easy-Moderate25-26

Check Detailed CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Admit Card 2019 FAQs

Ques. What documents are to be carried with CAT 2019 Admit Card on the exam day?

Ans. You must carry the below documents:

  • Original and xerox copy of a valid photo id proof along with CAT 2019 Admit Card (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Driving License)
  • Caste/Disability certificate for reserved category candidates
  • Respective document in case of the name change

Ques.  What are the important instructions mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2019?

Ans. The following items are prohibited on the exam day:

  • Electronic material such as a watch, microphone, Bluetooth, earphone, mobile, health band, calculator, pager and pieces/bits of paper, pencil box, etc. 
  • Closed footwear on the exam day.
  • Mehendi or any cosmetic color on their hands as it may cause an error while doing the digital fingerprint scan 

Ques.  Can I carry a black and white print of CAT 2019 Admit Card?

Ans. It is always advisable to carry a colored printout of your CAT Hall Ticket 2019. It makes the verification process easy.

Ques.  Can I carry a Xerox copy of photo id card on CAT exam day?

Ans. No. Candidates should carry any one of the photos mentioned above id proof in original. A Xerox or scanned copy will not be accepted at CAT exam center.

Ques.  What details must be verified in CAT 2019 Admit Card?

Ans. Once you have your hall ticket in hand, make sure the following information is true and accurate:

Your name and other personal detailsDetails of CAT exam center
Registration and roll numberExam date and timings
Category detailsClarity of your signature and photograph

Ques.  How can I ensure that my admit card for CAT Exam is valid?

Ans. Your CAT Admit Card 2019 can be downloaded from the official website. The candidates who have registered successfully for CAT Exam can only download their hall tickets. Hence, it is a validation in itself. Candidates can download from October 23, 2019

Ques.  What is Test System Number mentioned on CAT 2019 Admit Card?

Ans. The purpose of Test System Number is to help the candidates identify the floor and computer at the test center. It should not be confused with the registration number.

Ques.  Can I change CAT Test Center?

Ans. No. CAT Test Centre for the exam should be chosen with the utmost care during CAT Registration. Candidates can take the exam only at the test center mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2019. The request for changing CAT exam center will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Ques.  Can I avail the services of a Scribe?

Ans. Yes. Candidates availing the services of a scribe should submit the scribe affidavit. Also, they should carry a photo id card to the test center.

Download CAT Scribe Affidavit

Ques.  I have lost my CAT Admit Card. What should I do?

Ans. If by some unfortunate event you happen to lose your CAT Admit Card, do not worry. You can go back to the official website for CAT and download and reprint your admit card. You can download and print your admit card by logging in your candidate profile till the exam day.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Aarushi Narang

my signature is not clearly visible and its size is too small on the cat 2018 admit card . what should i do?

25 Oct, 2018 23:46
Akansha Expert

Hi Aarushi, Your CAT Admit Card 2018 can be downloaded from the official website. The candidates who have registered successfully for CAT Exam can only download their hall tickets. Hence, it is a validation in itself.

26 Oct, 2018 13:21
Sonal Rohatgi

What is the link to download CAT admit card 2017?

07 Nov, 2017 12:00
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sonal, The official link to download CAT admit card is

07 Nov, 2017 12:56
Kritika Gupta

How can I get in touch with CAT helpdesk in case of a query about the admit card?

06 Nov, 2017 18:15
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, CAT offers technical assistance till the last minute for all aspirants. You can contact them at following numbers: Phone: 1800-266-0207 (Toll-Free) Email:

Please note: Helpline assistance is available from Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5:30 pm); Not available on Public / National holidays.

07 Nov, 2017 12:04
Kritika Gupta

I am getting an error with my login credentials, what to do?

06 Nov, 2017 18:14
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, It is best to check the details of your CAT login credentials that you have received your email. If the same is not working, try the steps to reset the password or send inquiry mail to receive your registration number over the helpline email id.

07 Nov, 2017 12:19
pankaj pathak

What is the date of release of the CAT admit card 2017?

06 Nov, 2017 16:48
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, CAT admit card is available for download in the online mode from October 25, 2017, onwards.

07 Nov, 2017 12:21
pankaj pathak

What is the purpose of “test system number” given on CAT admit card?

06 Nov, 2017 16:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, This is for the use of official purpose. Students will be guided to the exam system number by the authorities present at the CAT exam center.

07 Nov, 2017 12:22
Shivani Tiwari

Can I request for a change of test center after my admit card is generated?

06 Nov, 2017 16:39
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivani, No such privilege is given to the candidates at this step. This can only be done before the application form is submitted.

07 Nov, 2017 12:25
Shivani Tiwari

Spelling of my name is incorrect on the admit card of CAT. What to do in such a case?

06 Nov, 2017 16:39
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivani, In case of an error with the details on the admit card, it is advised to first check the details filled by you in the application form. If the details are correctly filled, then contact the authorities for the change of in spelling. They will issue you a new admit card.

07 Nov, 2017 12:34
Vivek Bansal

Is the photo to be pasted in the presence of the invigilator, while appearing for the exam?

06 Nov, 2017 16:37
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, No, your photo must be pasted before you sit for CAT Exam. Signature has to be done in presence of an invigilator on the admit card.

07 Nov, 2017 12:35
Vivek Bansal

I do not have internet access at my home. Can I request the authorities to send me my admit card though post?

06 Nov, 2017 16:36
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, No, this cannot be done.Even if such requests are made, they will not be considered. It is best to download CAT admit card from a cyber cafe in such condition.

07 Nov, 2017 12:38

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