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    CAT 2020 Admit Card will be released by IIM conducting the exam in third week of October, 2020. Candidates can download the document from the official CAT website till the exam day. Aspirants must note that Admit Card is a mandatory document without which they will not be allowed entry to exam hall. It carries all the required details of the test taker, instructions and timings. CAT 2020 will be conducted across 140 cities in India. Check CAT Exam Centers

    • Google map link directing to the allocated venue will be provided along with the complete address in CAT Admit Card
    • CAT 2020 will probably take place in third week of November 2020 in the online (computer-based) mode.
    • Don’t forget to carry your photograph and ID proof along with admit card to the exam hall. Read CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions
    • In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must immediately report the same at cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in.
    • It is to be noted that the CAT 2020 Admit Card won’t be sent via email or post.

    The exam is a gateway to 20 IIMs and 100+ premier management institutes and is conducted annually by one of the older IIMs on a rotational basis. CAT judges a candidate’s ability through 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. 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 2020 Admit Card Highlights

    Exam EventDetails
    Admit Card Release Date4th Week of October 2020
    Issuing BodyIndian Institute of Management (Conduction IIM)
    Official Website to Download Documentiimcat.ac.in
    Credentials Required to Download Admit CardCAT Login Id and Password of the Candidate 
    Exam Date of CAT 2020Third Week of November 2020
    Detailed Mentioned on Admit CardCandidates Name, DoB, Registration Number, Reservation Category, Exam Day Instructions, Date-Time-Venue of Exam, Google Map Link, Emergency Contact Number, Place to Affixrecent Photograph 

    CAT Admit Card Dates

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    CAT Admit Card 2020 Important Dates 

    The important dates with respect to the CAT 2020 Admit Cards are tabulated below:

    EventsDates (Tentative)
    CAT 2020 Application ProcessAugust 7 – September 25, 2020
    CAT Admit Card 2020 Release DateOctober 23, 2020 (From 5.00 p.m.)
    CAT Admit Card 2020 Download endsNovember 24, 2020
    CAT 2020 ExamNovember 24, 2020
    CAT Admit Card

    How to Download CAT 2020 Admit Card?

    Candidates can easily download the CAT 2020 Admit Card from the official CAT website using the User ID and password provided at the time of CAT Registration 2020. Step by step process for downloading CAT Admit Card is provided below:

    For the convenience of the candidates, following is a presentation describing the procedure for CAT 2020 Admit Card download: 

    • Visit the official website of CAT, i.e., iimcat.ac.in.
    • Enter your User Id and Password.
    • Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ on the right side of the homepage.
    • You will be redirected to your candidate profile.
    • 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 browsers as recommended by experts are Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

    Recommended Web Browsers to Download Admit Card

    Candidates must make sure they have any one of the following web browsers to download CAT admit card smoothly:

    Web BrowserVersion
    Mozilla Firefoxversion 50 to 61
    Google Chromeversion 50 to 69
    Internet Explorerversion 11 or above

    It is advised to save the admit card on Google drive or a pen drive or as an email draft to avoid downloading it again in case it is lost. 

    Details on CAT Admit Card

    Details Mentioned on CAT Admit Card 

    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 2020 Admit Card is accurate and true.The information mentioned on Admit Card is tabulated below: 

    CAT 2020 Admit Card Details
    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
    Google Map Link Feature (In the electronic version of CAT Admit Card)
    Reference Number
    Emergency Contact Number

    CAT Exam Day Guidelines

    Q&A on CAT

    Ques: If i forget to carry CAT Admit Card to the alloted test center, can i show a digital copy of the same?

    Ans: No digital copy of admit card is not accepted at the exam center by the invigilator. Neither a xerox/photostate copy,candidates have to appear for the examination with original hard copy of the admit card. Make sure to carry a valid id proof as well to verification.

    CAT Admit Card 2020 Sample

    Here is a sample of Admit Card of CAT 2020 for the reference of candidates:

    CAT Admit Card 2019

    How to Download CAT Admit Card?

    CAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

    • CAT Admit Card should be printed on A4 size paper. The printed copy of the hall ticket should be clear and legible. 
    • Paste the same passport size color photograph as uploaded while registering for CAT 2020 in the space provided.
    • Carry your original and valid photo ID. Photo ID must not be damaged or smudged and the name on ID should match the name on CAT Admit Card.
    • Candidates should report at 7.30 a.m. for the forenoon session and at 1.00 p.m. for the afternoon session.
    • Candidates are advised to locate their test center at least once before the exam day to avoid last-minute chaos regarding center location. 
    • Candidates shall only be allowed to take CAT 2020 Admit Card and Photo ID into the exam hall. 
    • Candidates will be provided with a Writing pad and a pen for rough work during the test, this must be returned when the test ends.
    • Items prohibited in the exam hall – Mobile Phones, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators, stationery items, goggles, wallets, papers, jackets, etc.
    • Candidates shouldn’t wear jewelry and other metal-containing items to the exam hall.
    • Test Centre takes no responsibility for the personal belongings of the candidate.
    • Any request for change of the test center will not be entertained.
    • It must be noted that CAT Admit Card is provisional and is subject to the condition that the candidates have fulfilled all the eligibility criteria as mentioned in CAT Registration Form, which is subject to verification in the further stages of the selection process.

    CAT 2020 Exam Schedule

    Exam SessionReporting Time at CenterLast Entry at Center Exam Timing
    Forenoon7:30 am8:45 am9:00 am to 12 noon
    Afternoon2:15 pm1:00 pm2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Q&A on CAT

    Ques: What is Reference number or Test System Number mentioned on CAT Admit Card? 

    Ans: CAT admit card has certain features like google map link and reference number for the ease of candidates. Reference number helps candidate find their alloted computer system and room number at the exam center. It is mentioned on the admit card.

    What to Carry on Exam Day?

    Candidates will have to carry an original Photo ID, a photograph along with CAT 2020 Admit Card to the exam center, any of the following photo identity cards are valid 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 2020 Participating Institutes 

    CAT Admit Card Discrepancy

    CAT Admit Card 2020 – Common Errors While Downloading

    CAT Admit Card 2020 will be available for download from October 24 (Tentative). 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 2020 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 2020 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

    Problems Faced While Downloading CAT Admit Card 2020

    IssueProblemResolution
    Official WebsiteThe official website might face some issues due to heavy traffic, expected especially on dates closer to CAT 2020.It is advisable to download the CAT 2020 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?

    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.

    Also Check CAT Practice Papers


    Discrepancy in CAT 2020 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. 

    CAT 2020 Helpline Details

    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: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

    CAT Admit Card 2020 – Google Map Link Feature 

    Google map link is a new feature that has been added to the IIM CAT Admit Card 2020. Candidates can now find out the exact location of their exam centers and any kind of last-minute chaos can be avoided. Here’s how to use the Google Map Link:

    • Download your admit card
    • Click on the google map link provided in your admit card.
    • You will be directed to the google maps
    CAT Admit Card 2019
    • Click on the ‘Directions’ option.
    • Enter your Starting point and choose your Mode of Conveyance.
    MBA CAT Admit Card 2019
    • The map for your destination center will be displayed, and you can follow the same to access your center.
    CAT Admit Card 2019

    The contact number of the exam center is also available through this facility, candidates can use this number for any kind of location-related queries. If you’re using the facility through your laptop, you can use the ‘Send the directions to your phone’ option, to get the directions on your phone. 

    CAT Exam Centers

    CAT 2020 Exam Centers

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

    Recently Added CAT Exam Centers 2020
    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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    CAT is conducted in centers spread across around 140 test cities in India. Candidates must fill the preferred exam center while registering for CAT 2020. Preferences for up to 4 test cities can be provided in the application form. CAT Exam Centers are available in all the major cities across India to accommodate the growing number of test-takers every year.

    CAT Admit Card 2020 FAQs

    Ques. What documents are to be carried with CAT 2020 Admit Card on the exam day?

    Ans. You must carry the following documents:

    • Original and xerox copy of a valid photo id proof along with CAT 2020 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 2020?

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

    • Electronic material such as a watch, microphone, 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 2020 Admit Card?

    Ans. It is always advisable to carry a colored printout of your CAT Hall Ticket 2020. 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 2020 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 2020 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, 2020 (Tentative)

    Ques. What is Test System Number mentioned on CAT 2020 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 2020. 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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    Comments

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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
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    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
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    Sonal Rohatgi

    What is the link to download CAT admit card 2017?

    07 Nov, 2017 12:00
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    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Sonal, The official link to download CAT admit card is iimcat.ac.in

    07 Nov, 2017 12:56
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    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
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    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: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

    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
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    Kritika Gupta

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

    06 Nov, 2017 18:14
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    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
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    pankaj pathak

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

    06 Nov, 2017 16:48
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    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
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    pankaj pathak

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

    06 Nov, 2017 16:47
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    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
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    Shivani Tiwari

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

    06 Nov, 2017 16:39
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Vivek Bansal

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

    06 Nov, 2017 16:37
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    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
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    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
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    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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