CAT Admit Card 2017 – CAT admit card is a mandatory document that must be carried to the examination centre on the exam day. The admit card of CAT exam contains several important details including exam date and time, test system number, and venue details. CAT 2017 admit card is likely to be released in the third week of October 2017. It will be released only in online mode. The students will be required to download the admit card from the official website of the exam conducting IIM (yet to be announced). The candidates are advised to check all the details carefully after they download it. It must be noted that the admit card will not be sent via post. The admit card will be available for download until the day of the exam. The candidates must download and print the admit card of CAT exam and carry it to the examination hall along with a valid photo ID proof. The final release date of CAT admit card 2017 will be announced in the official notification of CAT 2017 exam which is expected to be issued in the last week of July. The candidates who are planning to appear for CAT 2017 exam are advised to visit this page regularly to stay updated on the latest information on admit card.
The candidates are required to download and print the admit card. The below table provides a tentative schedule of admit card download –
|S. No.||CAT Admit Card Events||Date (Tentative)|
|1||Issue of admit card||Third week of October|
|2||Last date to download admit card||First week of December|
|3||CAT 2017 Exam||First week of December|
How to Download CAT Admit Card 2017?
As mentioned before, the admit card will only be available online. Here is the step by step process that the candidates need to follow for downloading the CAT 2017 admit card –
- Click the link provided below
- On the redirected page, you will be prompted to fill your log in credentials (User ID and password).
- Enter the credentials and click on the login button.
- Admit card appears on the screen.
- Download CAT admit card and save it.
- Print 2 copies of the admit card.
- Affix the photograph in the space provided (next to the printed photograph).
Note – In case, the candidates forget the log in ID and password, they should click on the ‘Forget Password’ tab. A password reset link will be sent to the candidates on their registered email id. Using this link, they will be able to create a new password.
CAT Admit Card 2017 – Important Details
The candidates must verify all the details mentioned on the admit card. The admit card of CAT exam contains the following details –
- Name of the candidate
- Date of Birth of the Candidate
- Exam date and time
- Address of the examination centre
- Category of the candidate (General/SC/ ST/ DA)
- Registration number
- Test system number
Every candidate must carefully read and adhere to the instructions given on the admit card. The candidates who are not in possession of the admit card will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
CAT Admit Card 2017 – Things to Remember
- The photo of the candidate and the signature image must be clearly visible and legible on the admit card.
- The photograph and signature on the photo ID proof must match the name of the candidate.
- Any type of electronic gadgets including mobile phones is not allowed to be carried inside the examination centre.
- Rough sheet used for rough work should be returned to the invigilator.
- It is important for the candidates to locate the examination venue before the day of the exam.
CAT Admit Card 2017 – FAQs
Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers related to CAT admit card –
Question: What I need to carry to the examination centre?
Answer: It is mandatory for the candidates to carry a valid photo identification card along with the admit card to the CAT exam centre. The candidates can carry Driving License, PAN Card, Passport, Aadhar Card, College ID or Employer ID for photo identification.
Question: Can I carry a photocopy of photo identification card?
Answer: No. The candidates must carry the above-mentioned photo ID proof in original. A photocopy or scanned copy will not be accepted at the examination centre.
Question: What is Test System Number mentioned on the Admit Card of CAT?
Answer: The purpose of Test System Number, which is mentioned on the admit card, is just to help the candidate identify the floor and computer at the examination centre. It shouldn’t be confused with the registration number. The candidates should only use the Registration Number for communication with CAT centre.
Question: Can I change the examination centre?
Answer: No. The test centre for the exam should be chosen with the utmost care during the application process. The candidates can appear for the exam only at the test centre mentioned on the CAT Admit Card 2017. The request of the candidates to change the examination centre will not be accepted under any circumstance.
Question: What do I need to do after downloading the Admit Card for CAT?
Answer: Every candidate must check and verify all the details mentioned on the admit card. This will go a long way when it comes to avoiding any errors. If any discrepancies are found, it must be immediately rectified. The candidate must print at least two copies of the CAT 2017 Admit Card.
Question: Can I avail the services of a Scribe?
Answer: Yes. However, the candidates who are availing the services of a scribe must make sure that the scribe affidavit is submitted by the scribe. Also, the scribe should carry a photo identification card to the examination centre.
CAT 2017 exam is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. The scores of CAT exam are not just accepted by 20 IIMs but also by several other management institutes located across the country. It is counted among the most competitive entrance exams in India. Every year, around 2 lakh MBA aspirants compete for around 4,000 seats in 20 IIMs. CAT scores are also accepted by several other management institutes across the country. The candidates who are planning to appear for CAT 2017 can find all latest information related to CAT Admit Card 2017 here.