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CAT 2018 Admit Card: Download Hall Ticket @iimcat.ac.in

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:26 pm

IIM Calcutta has announced the date for release of CAT Admit Card on the official portal. Candidates can download CAT Admit Card from the official website, iimcat.ac.in. To download, simply login with the username and password credentials generated at the time of registration.

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CAT 2018 Admit Card contains details about the personal information, test venue details and other exam day related instructions for candidates. The admit card must be carefully preserved till completion of all the exam related process. This article focuses on covering all the essential information on admit card including details on how to download admit and FAQs.

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The tentative window for downloading CAT Admit Card is from 25th October to 25th November. Admit Cards are released online for those candidates only who submit their duly filled form within the allotted time frame. Candidates can easily download their admit card through the following steps:

  • No requests for receiving admit cards via post or any other mode will be entertained
  • Details in the admit card such as personal information, photograph, etc. are mapped based on the details provide by candidates in Application Form.

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  • All the details must correctly match with the information in the official records.
  • CAT convening authority will not accept any request for modifying particulars provided in application form after the admit card is released.
  • In case of any discrepancies in the admit card with respect to information provided in application form, candidates must immediately contact the authorities. The helpline number is 1800-266-3549 or can drop an email at [email protected]
  • Candidates should carry valid ID proof with them to the examination center.

CAT 2018 Admit Card Highlights

Availability of CAT Admit Card October 24th, 2018
CAT 2017 Exam Date November 26th, 2018
Mode of availability Online
Official Website for CAT iimcat.ac.in
Number of exam centers All over India
Documents to carry on exam day Candidates’ ID Proof
CAT Helpline Desk [email protected] or call  at 1800 266 3549

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Important Dates for CAT 2018 Admit Card

Important dates are announced by Indian Institute of Management on the official website for the CAT exam. Here are some important dates mentioned for CAT 2018 Admit Card-

Events Important Dates
Last Date to Fill Application Form September 19th 2018
Release of Admit Card October 24th, 2018
Exam Date November 25th, 2018

*Dates are tentative

How to download CAT 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can easily download their Admit cards from the official website of IIM Calcutta by providing their Login Details. Steps to download Admit Card-

  • Log onto the Official website of Indian Institute of Management. https://iimcat.ac.in/
  • Click on download ADMIT CARD 2018 from the options on the notice board.
  • Fill in your user ID and password

  • After you fill your details, you will be redirected to your Admit card. Review all your details in it.

  • After reviewing all your details, click on Download Admit Card option.

CAT Admit Card Download

  • Download and save it for future use.

Details on CAT Admit Card

Hall Tickets or Admit card for the entrance exam contains some of the most important information such as the personal and examination details. Following are the details mentioned on CAT Admit Card-

CAT Admit Card Specimen
#Specimen of CAT Admit Card
  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of birth of the candidate
  • CAT 2018 Registration Number and User ID
  • Candidate category – Whether the candidate belongs to General category or Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe or Differently Able
  • Test Schedule – Date and slot of CAT 2018
  • Test venue – name and address  of the Exam centre
  • Test system number
  • Candidate signature
  • Candidate photograph
  • Test day instructions

Only those candidates who have completed the CAT 2018 application process by paying the application fee will be able to download the CAT admit card 2018.

Discrepancy in CAT Admit Card

In case of any discrepancies or correction in the admit card, candidates must contact the authorities at Indian Institute of Management’s official immediately.

Following are few discrepancies that can be found on the Admit cards-

  • Candidates name is misspelled
  • Category is incorrect in the hall ticket
  • Allotted test city is different from the one selected during CAT registration
  • If photograph is not visible properly on the admit card

In any query or concern, candidates can contact the ‘Help Desk’ by e-mail at the official helpline site [email protected] or call at 1800 266 3549.

Before contacting candidates must have their CAT User ID and/Payment Transaction Number details at hand for reference.

List of Documents Required with CAT Admit Card

Candidates should compulsorily carry their ID proofs along with them to the examination date. List of acceptable documents with Admit Card are mentioned herein:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhar UID
  • Driving License

It is mandatory for candidates to carry the requisite documents for any verification to the designated exam centers.

CAT 2018 Exam Centers

CAT is conducted across the country every year. CAT 2018 exam centers will be located in more than 140 cities in the country.

The Exam Centers will be announced on the official website of Indian Institute of Management by the end of July.

Candidates can choose their exam centers according to their own choice and can fill it during filling their application forms.

Important Instructions on Admit Card

CAT 2017 Admit card includes some important examination instructions for the candidates. Some of the exam related instructions which will be printed on CAT admit card 2018 are given below.

  • Candidates must reach their CAT Exam Centre as per the mentioned examination slot.
  • Any discrepancies in CAT Admit card will debar candidates from taking the exam and lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • Candidates must not change any entries written on admit card as it will be verified during the bio metric process before the exam.
  • Candidates should CAT hall tickets for future use as it will be used during the admission process also.
  • Do not carry any item which is unfair or used as an object for cheating at the exam hall.
  • In case of any problems related to admit card candidates must contact examination authority at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.
  • As per CAT Exam pattern the computer based test will be for three hours duration carrying 100 questions from three sections – VARC, DI & LR and QA. Among the total questions, some may be multiple choice questions or some may be a non-multiple choice.


Ques: Whom to contact if I don’t receive my CAT Admit Card?

Ans: The admit card can be accessed directly from the official website, iimcat.ac.in. To download the admit card, simple login using registration number and password. CAT 2018 Admit Card is expected to be available in the fourth week of October. No candidates will receive admit card via mail on the registered email id or post. In case the hall ticket is not received, candidates can use the following means:

Call at Toll Free No.: 18002663549

Sent email at: [email protected]

Ques: Am I allowed to carry a xerox of the ID card to exam centre?

Ans: Unfortunately candidates are only allowed entry to the exam centres with original id card. Only original ID proof will be accepted for verification.

Ques: When can I expect to get my CAT 2018 Admit Card?

Ans: CAT 2018 Admit Card is expected is to be available by third week of October on the official site for download. However, judging by the trends in last 4 years, candidates should expect some delay in the release of admit cards from the date mentioned in the official notification.

Candidates can check below the last 4 year trends for the release of admit card:

CAT exam year Scheduled date of CAT Admit Card Release

Actual Date of CAT Admit Card release CAT Convening IIM
CAT 2014 October 16, 2014 October 19, 2014 IIM Indore
CAT 2015 October 15, 2015 October 25, 2015 IIM Ahmedabad
CAT 2016 October 18, 2016 October 24, 2016 IIM Bangalore
CAT 2017 October 18, 2017 October 25, 2017 IIM Lucknow
Ques: What is the reference to Test System Number printed on CAT Admit Card?

Ans: CAT is a Computer Based Entrance Test. So, all the final candidates are allotted a computer system at the exam centres. Test System Number will allow candidates to locate their computer system and floor at the venue. Test System Number should not be confused for candidates’ Reference Number. Only Reference Numbers are to be quoted in case of any query by the applicants.

Ques: Is there an option to change my allotted CAT Exam Centre later?

Ans: Since, the number of applicants is very high and only selected centres with proper facility for computers can host the entrance exam, CAT Exam Centres cannot be changed post completion of the examination process. Candidates have to appear for the test at the assigned test venue printed on CAT 2018 Admit Card and no requests for change of examination centres at later stages will be entertained.

Ques: Are candidates allowed entry with the digital copy of CAT Admit Cards?

Ans: No. Firstly, no candidate is allowed to carry any electronic gadgets or devices to the exam centres. The invigilators at the centres will only verify printed copy of CAT 2018 Admit Card. Under no circumstances, candidates will be allowed to carry anything except Hall Ticket and ID card inside the examination hall.

Ques: What are Testing Assistive (TA) Devices in CAT?

Ans: The Testing Assistive (TA devices) are technical aids which are specifically designed to facilitate candidates with disabilities to perform certain tasks successfully.


    • Candidates who successfully register themselves on the official website of the exam can only download the admit card.

    • CAT admit card holds the information such as test venue, instructions, details of the candidate and reporting time.

    • Yes, admit card is a very important document, Applicants are advised to keep the admit card safe till the admission process.

    • Candidates will have to carry any of the following photo identity cards on the exam day:
      Aadhaar Card
      Voter ID Card
      PAN Card
      Driving License
      Photo ID issued by current education institute or employer.

    • Steps to download CAT 2018 Admit Card
      Visit the official website of CAT i.e. iimcat.ac.in
      Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ on right side of the homepage
      Enter your User Id and Password
      You will be redirected to your candidate profile
      Click on the Download Admit Card button to save for future use.

    • List of Documents Required with CAT Admit Card
      Candidates should compulsorily carry their ID proofs along with them to the examination date. List of acceptable documents with Admit Card are mentioned herein:
      PAN Card
      Voter ID
      Aadhar UID
      Driving License

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