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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 23, 2021

CAT Admit Card 2021 has been released on October 27 on the official website – at 5:00 PM. Candidates can download their admit cards till the date of examination i.e. Nov 28, 2021. 

  • All the important details like exam center address, date, time & slot of exam will be mentioned in CAT 2021 Admit Card. The exam is to be conducted across 156+ CAT Exam Centers and around 425+ test cities in computer based mode across India.
  • Google map link directing to the allocated venue will be provided along with the complete address in CAT Admit Card 2021. This feature is helpful to locate the exact center and follow necessary social distancing measures.
  • Don’t forget to carry your photograph and ID proof along with admit card to the CAT 2021 exam hall.  
  • CAT 2021 Admit Card is an important and mandatory document to be carried at the exam center, without which candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must immediately report the same to the authroity. It is to be noted that the CAT 2021 Admit Card won’t be sent via email or post. Read CAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

Direct Link to Download CAT 2021 Admit Card

CAT Admit Card 2021 Dates

CAT Admit Card 2021 Important Dates 

Events Dates 
CAT Admit Card 2021 Release Date October 27, 2021
CAT Admit Card 2021 Download ends November 28, 2021
CAT Exam Date 2021 November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Admit Card Highlights

  • Issuing Body: Indian Institute of Management, IIM-A
  • Website to Download CAT Admit Card:
  • Credentials Required to Download CAT Admit Card: CAT Login Id and Password of the Candidate (Created at the time of CAT Registration)
  • Detailed Mentioned on CAT Admit Card: Candidates Name, DoB, Registration Number, Reservation Category, Exam Day Instructions, Date-Time-Venue of Exam, Google Map Link, Emergency Contact Number, Place to Affixrecent Photograph 

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Download CAT Admit Card

CAT Admit Card 2021: Steps to Download

CAT 2021 Admit Card can be downloaded easily by visiting the official CAT website. You need to use the User ID and password provided at the time of CAT Registration 2021. The process for downloading CAT Admit Card is provided below: 

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT, i.e.
  • Step 2: Enter your User Id and Password.
  • Step 3: Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ on the right side of the homepage.
  • Step 4: You will be redirected to your candidate profile.
  • Step 5: Click on the Download Admit Card button to save for future use.
  • Step 6: The last step is to take CAT Admit Card Print Out.

Recommended Web Browsers to Download Admit Card

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. 

Web Browser Version
Mozilla Firefox version 56 to 61
Google Chrome version 59 to 69
Internet Explorer version 11 or above

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CAT Admit Card Details

CAT Admit Card 2021: Important Details

Details Verification
Name & Date of Birth of the candidate As mentioned on academic records
User Id/Registration Number As generated at the time of registration
Category As Reservation category certificate provided with application form
Test Schedule & Slot In one of the two shifts
CAT Exam Center Probably out of 6 preferences mentioned in the registration form
Candidate’s Signature & Photograph As uploaded in the form, to be verified at exam center as well
Exam Day Instructions To be strictly followed
Google Map Link Feature (In the electronic version of CAT Admit Card) To locate exam center
Reference Number In case of any query or discrepancy
Emergency Contact Number In case of any query or discrepancy

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CAT Admit Card Discrepancy

CAT Admit Card 2021: Discrepancy in Document

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:

Candidate’s Name

  • Candidates must primarily check the name written on CAT Admit Card before downloading it.
  • Name on CAT Admit Card must be identical to the name in the official documents to be taken on the day of examination like Aadhaar card, driving license and college ID, etc.
  • Candidates should check the spelling and order of first, middle and last name in the admit card.

Candidate’s Date of Birth

  • Candidates should also check their date of birth after checking the name.
  • Candidates dates of birth written in the admit card must be identical to the date written in official documents like 10th certificate and date of birth.
  • If the details in the admit card of CAT and the official documents do not match, examinee will not allowed inside the examination center.
  • Date of birth entered by the candidate should be same as written in class 10th certificate.

Candidate’s CAT Registration Number/ Roll Number

  • Candidates have to register themselves on the official website of CAT before filling the CAT Application Form.
  • After the successful CAT Registration, candidates will get the registration number required to login the candidate’s portal.
  • Registration number should be secure as it is an important pin required in various step of admission process.
  • Registration number generated at the time of registration process must be similar to the registration number written on the admit card.

Candidate’s Photograph

  • Candidates must check the photograph printed on the admit card is clear and face is visible carefully.
  • Candidates photograph in admit card must be same as the photograph uploaded by the candidate at the time of CAT Registration.
  • The same photograph should also be printed on the registration form.
  • The photograph on the admit card will be used for the candidate’s verification.

Candidate’s Signature

  • Candidates should also check the signature along with photograph in CAT Admit Card.
  • It should be similar to the signature uploaded at the time of Application form filling.
  • Below the uploaded sign in the admit card, there is also a blank space in which candidates have to sign in front of the invigilator.
  • Candidates are advised to use a single method of signing at all places.
  • Candidates also have to sign in the attendance sheet in the examination hall.

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CAT Admit Card 2021: Problems in Downloading

Issue Problem Solution
Official Website The official website might face some issues due to heavy traffic, expected especially on dates closer to CAT 2021. It is advisable to download the CAT 2021 Admit Card in the initial days of Admit Card availability. Anyhow if you still face such issues try at a different time.
Internet Connectivity A slow internet connection is likely to cause a hindrance in the process. Make sure to check your internet connection.
Wrong Credentials Login 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. 

Forgot CAT Admit Card User ID or Password

If a candidate has forgotten his/her CAT user Id or Password then to retrieve that you need to visit the official website. In the login window, you can see two options i.e Forgot User Id or Forgot Password. Select the right option and follow these steps: 

  • Visit the official website and click on user ID or password tab. 
  • Now enter your registered email address in the space provided.
  • Next, you have to click the "Get User ID/ Password" tab.
  • The user ID and password will be sent either on the registered email address or via SMS to the candidate on his registered mobile number. 
  • Use the new credentials provided to you. 
  • Now, you need to sign in again using the new user ID or password.
  • Keep the new credentials safe for future reference.

CAT 2021 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:

Google Map Link Features

CAT Admit Card 2021: Google Map Link Feature 

Google map link is a new feature that has been added to the IIM CAT Admit Card 2021. 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
  • Click on the ‘Directions’ option.
  • Enter your Starting point and choose your Mode of Conveyance.
  • The map for your destination center will be displayed, and you can follow the same to access your center.

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 2021 Exam Centers

CAT 2021 will be conducted in centers spread across around 425+ test cities in India. Preferences for up to 6 test cities has been 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.

Recently Added CAT Exam Centers
Bhatinda in Punjab Purnea in Bihar Waknaghat in Himachal Pradesh
Samba, Kashmir in J&K Dharwad and Gulbarga in Karnataka Ernakulam in Kerala
Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra Dhenkanal in Odisha Bankura in West Bengal

Exam Day Guidelines

CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Exam Timings

CAT Exam 2021 timings might differ. However, based on the previous year's CAT exam timings we have provided the details below:

CAT exam slot CAT Exam timing Reporting time Last Entry Time
Slot 1 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM 7:00 AM 8:15 AM
Slot 2 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
Slot 3 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 3:00 PM 4:15 PM

What to Carry on Exam Day?

Candidates will have to carry an original Photo ID, a photograph along with CAT 2021 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.

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How to get Scribe Facility in CAT 2021?

The facility of the scribe in CAT 2021 will not be provided at the exam center or based on admit card but to take this facility candidates will have to mention the requirement in the CAT application form. After opting for the facility candidates will have to download the Scribe Certificate format from the official website, fill in the details in that form, self attest the certificate and upload it while filling the application form. 

  • PWD candidates with disabilities like Visually Impairment, Locomotor disability, and other disabilities are allowed scribes.
  • Carry Scribe Affidavit with the admit card and ID proof on the exam day.
  • The scribe must also bring valid ID proof. 
  • Exam time will also be provided to candidates opting for the scribe facility.
  • Download CAT 2021 Scribe Affidavit

CAT 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines

While appearing for CAT 2021 candidates will have to follow the COVID-19 guidelines. 

  • Self Declaration Form for CAT 2021: Candidates are requested to download, fill and bring the self-declaration form on the day of the examination. Candidates reaching the examination center without a self-declaration form will not be allowed to take the examination.
  • Social Distancing in Exam Hall: Norms of social distancing will be followed in the exam center. Candidates will have to sit as per the seating plan decided by the authority. 
  • Sanitization of Exam Hall: All the equipment like computer, mouse, keyboard, seat, etc will be sanitized. 
  • Wearing of Mask: It is mandatory to wear a mask while coming to the exam center. During the exam also candidates will have to wear a mask. 
  • Thermal Gun to Check Body temperature: Thermal guns will be used to check the body temperature of the candidates. Candidates with high body temperature will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. 
  • Hand Sanitiser and Water Bottle: Candidates can also carry their own small hand sanitizer and water bottle to the exam center. 

What After CAT 2021 Examination?

After the conclusion of CAT 2021, candidates can check the slot-wise paper analysis based on the initial reaction of the candidates. Check CAT 2021 Paper Analysis

CAT 2021 Answer Key

CAT 2021 Answer Key will be released tentatively in the 1st week of December 2021. First of all, IIM will release the provisional answer keys along with response sheets and candidates will get the opportunity to raise objections against the same. 

  • After that, the final answer key and CAT 2021 Result will be released tentatively in the 1st week of January 2022. 
  • Qualifying CAT Cut off is mandatory to become eligible for the admission process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

CAT Admit Card 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is CAT 2021 Admit Card Out?

Ans: CAT 2021 Admit Card can be downloaded from October 27 to November 28, 2021 by visiting the official website. CAT admit card is important that need to be kept safe even after the conclusion of the exam as the document might be required during the time of admission and counselling process.  

Ques. Where can I find CAT Admit Card?

Ans: Candidates can find and download CAT Admit Card from the official website i.e Candidates can use Registration Number and Password to login into their accounts in order to download the admit card. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must immediately report the same at helpdesk number i.e. 18002101088

Ques. Do we need a color printout of CAT 2021 Admit Card?

Ans: Candidates are advised to carry the colored printout of the admit card so that photo and signature should be clearly visible to the invigilator. However, it is not mandatory to carry colored printouts. 

Ques. What documents are to be carried with CAT 2021 Admit Card on the exam day?

Ans: The following documents will be required on CAT exam day:

  • CAT Admit Card
  • ID Proof

Ques. What are the important instructions mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2021?

Ans: Candidates will have to follow the instructions:

  • 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.

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

Ans. Candidates are advised to carry both original and xerox copies of photo id proof. 

Ques. What details must be verified in CAT 2021 Admit Card?

Ans. Candidates must verify the following: 

  • Name
  • Photograph & Signature
  • Exam Center Details
  • Instructions for candidates

Ques. If I forget to carry CAT Admit Card to the allotted 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 an original hard copy of the admit card. Make sure to carry a valid id proof as well to verification.

Ques. What is the 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.

Ques. Will CAT 2021 be postponed?

Ans. No. IIM has released CAT 2021 exam date i.e. November 28, therefore, candidates are advised not to believe in any fake news regarding the postponement of the exam and visit the official website on daily basis to get the official updates. 

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


my signature is not clearly visible and its size is too small on the cat 2018 admit card . what should i do?
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.
What is the link to download CAT admit card 2017?

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

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

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.

I am getting an error with my login credentials, what to do?
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.
What is the date of release of the CAT admit card 2017?
Hi Pankaj, CAT admit card is available for download in the online mode from October 25, 2017, onwards.
What is the purpose of “test system number” given on CAT admit card?
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.
Can I request for a change of test center after my admit card is generated?
Hi Shivani, No such privilege is given to the candidates at this step. This can only be done before the application form is submitted.
Spelling of my name is incorrect on the admit card of CAT. What to do in such a case?
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.
Is the photo to be pasted in the presence of the invigilator, while appearing for the exam?
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.
I do not have internet access at my home. Can I request the authorities to send me my admit card though post?
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.
What details are mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2017?

Hi Soumya, Your personal details and details about the CAT exam center are mentioned on the admit card. Following the details of the same:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of birth of the candidate
  • CAT 2017 Registration Number and User ID
  • Candidate category – Whether the candidate belongs to General category or Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe or Differently Abled
  • Test Schedule – Date and slot of CAT 2017
  • Test venue – Exam center name and address
  • Test system number
  • Candidate signature
  • Candidate photograph
  • Test day instructions
Can I send error details about my CAT admit card through “candidate’s query form”?
Hi Soumya, Yes, you can send the details of any issue with your admit card through the query form. The same will be answered within 3-5 business days.
What is the last date to download CAT 2017 admit card?
Hi Manish, Admit card is available for download until the date of examination i.e. November 26, 2017. This also means that it is the last date to download the admit card.
Do I need a PC to download the admit card of CAT?
Hi Manish, CAT Admit card can be downloaded from any system connected to web. However, it is advised to do it on a PC, so that the details of your login credentials remain safe.

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