CAT Admit Card 2017

Nov. 26, 2017 62096 content.teams

cat admit cardCAT Admit Card 2017: The admit card of CAT is available from October 25 to November 26, 2017. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow has released CAT admit card 2017 online. To download CAT admit card the candidate has to enter user id and password. The admit card has been released for only those candidates whose applications have been accepted for CAT 2017. The admit card carries information such as name, date of birth, registration number and CAT user id, date and time of exam and test system number. Candidate has to paste their recent passport size photograph in the required space after downloading CAT admit card. Candidates must check the details printed in CAT hall ticket and in case of any discrepancies, the same should be immediately informed at CAT helpdesk. CAT admit card should be carried to the examination centre on the day of exam along with valid photo identity proof. The link to download CAT admit card 2017 is provided on this page. CAT 2017 will be held in computer based mode on November 26 at more than 140 test cities across India. Over 2.31 lakh candidates are likely to appear for CAT. For more details on CAT admit card, steps to download and details, exam day guidelines, candidates can read the article below.

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CAT Admit Card 2017 Important Dates:

IIM Lucknow has released CAT 2017 admit card. The admit card has been issued to candidates whose applications have been accepted for CAT 2017. The important dates related to CAT admit card is mentioned in the table below.

CAT Admit Card Dates

Sr.No. CAT Exam Events Important Dates
1 Download CAT admit card from October 25, 2017 
2 Last date to download CAT admit card 2017 November 26, 2017
3 CAT 2017 exam on November 26, 2017

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How to Download CAT Admit Card 2017?

Candidates can download the CAT admit card in online mode only. It should be noted that CAT admit card will not be mailed or sent to the candidates. The step-wise procedure on how to download CAT 2017 admit card is explained below.

  1. Visit the  website of CAT or Click here to download CAT admit card 2017
  2. Click on the existing user tab and enter CAT 2017 user id and password

candidate log in

3. On entering the application details you will be redirected to candidate profile. To download CAT admit card 2017 click on the ' Admit card' button


4. After verifying all the details click on download link for ‘CAT 2017 admit card’


 5. Candidates are advised to save their CAT 2017 admit card on the system and take a printout.

CAT Admit Card 2017 Details

The information included in the admit card of CAT 2017 can be divided into two sections – candidate’s profile and examination details. Following details of candidates are mentioned in CAT admit card.

Details in CAT admit card 2017

Candidate’s profile -  CAT admit card 2017 CAT 2017 exam details mentioned in admit card
Candidate name CAT exam centre
Date of birth CAT time slot (Shift 1 or shift 2)
CAT 2017 user id/registration number Candidates signature
PwD/ DA status Candidates photograph
Category CAT exam day instructions
CAT test schedule CAT Test system number

The CAT admit card 2017 looks like the snapshot given below. 


Problem in downloading CAT 2017 Admit Card

The admit card of CAT 2017 cannot be downloaded under any of the following conditions. Candidates should make sure all these are taken into consideration before downloading CAT admit card 2017.

  • Incomplete/wrong details like user id, password/date of birth
  • Low Internet speed
  • Entering incorrect credentials
  • If application form of CAT  was not filled/submitted completely

What After Downloading CAT 2017 Admit Card? 

After downloading CAT admit card candidates are advised to cross-check all the details mentioned on it. If there is any discrepancy in CAT admit card 2017 candidates are advised to contact the examination authority immediately for necessary rectification. Candidates should also paste a passport size photograph on the admit card, same as the one that they had uploaded while applying for the exam.

How to resolve errors in CAT Admit Card 2017

Candidates are advised to immediately contact the concerned authority - IIM Lucknow will resolve any discrepancy in the CAT admit card. Problems related to admit card must be resolved before the exam day so that candidates do not face problem while taking the exam.

Candidates can contact the concerned examination authority in case of the following discrepancies in CAT Admit Card 2017:

  • Candidates name is misspelled in CAT admit card 2017
  • Category is incorrect in CAT hall ticket - If your PwD/DA status is incorrect
  • Allotted test city is different as selected during CAT Registration
  • If photograph is not visible properly in CAT admit card

In any of the above conditions or query or concern, candidates can contact the 'Help Desk' by e-mail ( or call at 1800 266 3549. Before contacting candidates must have their CAT User ID and/Payment Transaction Number details at hand for reference.

Documents required to carry on exam day along with CAT Admit Card

CAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on November 26. Candidates, who will be taking the exam, must carry the following documents along with CAT 2017 admit card. 

Anyone of the following documents are required to be carried on the exam day along with CAT admit card 2017:

CAT Admit Card

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • Voter ID

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Driving License

Barred Items: Candidates must not take following things along with CAT admit card 2017

  • Any electronic material such as microphone, mobile, health band, watch, bluetooth, calculator earphone, pager and pieces/bits of paper, pencil box etc.

Examination instructions on CAT Admit Card 2017

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

  1. Print CAT 2017 admit card on an A4 size paper using a laser printer. Admit Card is valid only if the candidate's photograph and signature images are legibly printed. Paste the photograph uploaded while registering for CAT 2017 at the indicated place. The CAT 2017 admit card is to be produced for verification at the time of the test. This Admit card is valid only for the test date and session time as specified

  2. Candidates should also produce at least one original (not photocopied or scanned) valid (not expired) photo identification card (such as College ID, Employer ID, Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Identification Affidavit)

  3. The candidate's photograph and signature should be legibly printed and visible on the photo ID card and should match the name on CAT 2017 admit card. The Photo ID card should not be damaged or smudged

  4. Candidates should report at 7:30 a.m. for the forenoon session and at 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session

  5. No candidate will be allowed inside the test centre after 8:45 am for the forenoon session and post 2:15 pm for the afternoon session. PwD candidates will get priority entry into the test centre

  6. Candidates are advised to locate their test centre and its accessibility at least a day before the test so that they can reach the centre on time on the day of the test

  7. Only Admit Card & Photo ID Card will be allowed inside the test hall. Nothing else will be permitted

  8. Rough pad and pen will be provided to the candidates for rough work, which will have to be returned after the test. Candidates should clearly write their name and registration number on the rough pad

  9. Mobile phones, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators, stationary items, papers, wallets, goggles or similar such things will not be allowed inside the test hall

  10. Do not wear any jewellery or other items containing metal. Candidates will be asked to remove their footwear before entering the test hall

  11. There is no facility for safekeeping of your personal belongings outside the test hall and we are not responsible for its loss

  12. Candidates attempting to appear for CAT 2017 more than once will be disqualified from the exam

  13. Candidates need to make their own travel and stay arrangements for attending the test

  14. The admit card is provisional, subject to the condition that the candidate has fulfilled the eligibility conditions like academic qualification, category, PwD status etc. as mentioned in his/her application which is subject to verification in the consecutive stages of the selection process

  15. Request for change of test centre will not be entertained

  16. The Test System Number is provided only for the limited purpose of identifying the floor/wing and the computer at the test venue on the day of the test, for any correspondence with CAT Centre you must provide your CAT 20017 Registration Number

CAT Admit Card 2017 FAQs

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers on CAT admit card -

Question: Can I carry a photocopy of photo identification card?

Answer: No. The candidates must carry any of 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 exam centre mentioned on the CAT admit card 2017. The request to change the examination centre will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Question: Can I avail the services of a Scribe?

Answer: 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 Pattern 

As per CAT exam pattern, the computer-based test will be held for a duration of three hours duration covering 100 questions from three sections  - VARC, DI & LR and QA. Among the total questions, some are multiple choice questions while others are the non-multiple choice.

Sectional distribution of CAT questions

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) - 32
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 34
  • Quantitative Ability (QA) - 34 

CAT Preparation 2017: The questions of CAT are complex and tricky therefore experts suggest candidates must have good knowledge and command over the basics of maths and its formulas. This will help them in solving questions from Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. They also suggest that good command over vocabulary helps candidates to secure good score in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section. Candidates are advised to take CAT mock test on the regular basis to analyses their performance and plan their preparation based on the strength and weakness of the topics.

About CAT 2017

CAT 2017 exam is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. The score of CAT exam is not just accepted by 20 IIMs but also by several other management institutes located across the country. CAT exam 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 score is also accepted by several other management institutes across the country. 

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