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CAT Admit Card

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CAT 2021 Admit card is available at the official CAT exam website i.e. today. Get the direct link to download your CAT 2021 hall ticket. 

CAT 2021 Admit Card Available: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has released the admit card for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 in online mode. Registered candidates can download their CAT exam admit card from the official website now. Also, a direct link of CAT admit card download has been provided on this page below to download the admit card. Candidates can download the CAT hall ticket 2021 by using their login ID and password till the prescribed date. Only those who have successfully filled and submitted the application form can download the CAT exam hall ticket 2021. It is mandatory to carry the IIM CAT admit card 2021 along with a valid proof of ID card at the examination centre.

IIM Ahmedabad will conduct the CAT entrance test on 28th November in 159 cities across the country. The exam will be held in a computer-based mode in three shifts. For more detailed information about CAT admit card 2021 and what steps you must follow to download CAT admit card, please read on. Below, you will also find important information related to their respective admit cards for CAT exams. While you wait for the MBA admit card for CAT to come out, you can go through the 6 important points given below to be ready for it.

CAT 2021 Admit Card - Direct Link (Available)


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CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date

Common Admission Test Admit Card 2021 release date has been available. It has been released in online mode for the aspirants. The CAT exam hall ticket 2021 is available for download on the official website i.e. All MBA aspirants who successfully complete the online registration process for CAT will be able to download admit card by submitting their details on the portal. Check the table to know  CAT admit card 2021 release date. For detailed steps to download the admit card, please read below.


Important Dates

CAT Admit Card 

27th October 2021 

CAT Exam

28th November

CAT Result

Second Week of January 2021

How to Download CAT 2021 Admit Card?

Now that you are familiar with the important aspects that candidates need to keep in mind about CAT 2021 admit card, let’s talk about the actual procedure by which you will be able to download the CAT Admit Card online from the official website To download your CAT admit card, you can follow the simple steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit
  • Step 2: Click on the option for CAT Admit Card Download
  • Step 3: Enter the  user ID and password in the form

CAT admit card login window looks like the image provided below - 

CAT Admit CARD Login Window

  • Step 4: Verify all the details and then click the submit button
  • Step 5: Your CAT Admit Card will be download on the computer
  • Step 6: Open the CAT Admit card and verify all the details
  • Step 7: Take a printout of the CAT admit card for future references

CAT Admit Card Sample Image: 

CAT Admit Card Sample Image: 

What Details Are Provided in CAT 2021 Admit Card/Hall Ticket? 

After downloading the CAT exam admit card, candidates are advised to go through all the details provided on it.  Also, in case of any error, they must take the help of the examination authority for rectification. The following information will be mentioned on the CAT 2021 admit card:


  • Candidate's name
  • Date of birth
  • Application number
  • Category and PwD status
  • Exam date and day
  • Exam session and timings 
  • Reporting time
  • Time of gate closing 
  • Exam centre/city address
  • Space to paste photograph of candidate's
  • Exam day instructions for CAT exam 2021.

After you have downloaded your CAT hall ticket, follow the steps mention below to ensure that the exam convening body has provided you a flawless CAT admit card. It will also help you avoid any chances of chaos at the last moment. 

Check Name and Personal Details and Verify Test Centre

One of the most important details to check on the CAT exam hall ticket would be your name and all your personal information. Candidates must remember that if the personal details on the admit card do not match that of your ID card, you will not be allowed inside the CAT exam hall. Apart from your personal details, the CAT admit card 2021 will also include other important information related to the MBA entrance exam. The most important in these would be your test city, test centre, and the exam time slot. After downloading your CAT admit card online, you need to check the test city and the exam centre allotted. 

Problems in Downloading CAT Admit Card 2021

At the time of downloading the CAT admit card 2021, candidates may face like forgetting login details, slow internet, technical issue, etc. In case they face such problems while CAT admit card download 2021, they should follow the below-mentioned solutions - 

  • Forgetting Login Credentials or Using Wrong Credentials:  In case candidates do not remember the login credentials, they must use the ‘forgot password’ option provided on the official website. They must follow the instructions to change the password and use it to download the CAT exam hall ticket.
  • Technical Issues: Due to heavy traffic, the CAT official website might have some technical glitches. In such a case, do not continuously try to log in. Be patient and visit the website after some time to download the CAT admit card.
  • Slow Internet: In such a case, candidates can check the speed of the internet and switch to a faster internet connection to download their CAT hall ticket.

CAT Helpline Number

The Indian Institute of Management will also provide the CAT Helpline number. With that candidates can call and resolve their issue in case of any problem related to the admit card. They can also send mail to the below-mentioned email address, in case of any problem - 

  1. CAT Helpline desk number: 1800-2090-830 (Toll-Free)
  2. Email Address:

What to Carry along with CAT 2021 Admit Card? 

While going for the MBA entrance exam, candidates are advised to carry any one photo identity card. Without carrying the hall ticket of CAT, they will not be allowed to enter in the exam centre. Here, we have provided a list of valid ID proofs that candidates can carry along with CAT exam admit card - 

  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • College/ University ID
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Driving license

Instructions for the CAT Exam Day and COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Candidates must carry two copies of CAT hall ticket 2021.  It can be coloured or black and white on an A4 size paper. 
  • All candidates should carry pen and test-related documents. No other items are allowed.
  • Candidates should wear face masks, carry personal hand sanitiser (50 ml), gloves, and a transparent water bottle.
  • Also, candidates with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in the body should bring the appropriate medical certificate to the test centre.
  • Candidates must use the Reference Number printed on the admit card for identifying the door/wing/lab at the test venue on the day of the test.
  • They must follow social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines given at the exam centre. 
  • Also,  it is mandatory to provide attendance with a signature when asked in the CAT 2020 exam lab.
  • For rough work, all candidates will be given a writing pad, which they must return after completing the test.

CAT Exam Pattern & Test Centres

IIM released the exam pattern of CAT 2021 on the official website. This year, to reduce the time pressure on candidates, the authorities have decided to reduce the number of questions from each CAT section. However, the CAT 2021 exam pattern will remain the same with 2 hours duration and three sections. As per the CAT 2021 pattern, the duration of the exam will be two hours (120 Minutes) and for each CAT section, the time limit will be 40 Minutes.

Apart from this, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has released the CAT 2021 exam centre list. The entrance exam will be held in 159 cities across the country. Candidates can select any six CAT 2021 exam centres out of the given list while they fill the application form as per their preference. Candidates will be allotted the city of their choice depending on the availability. However, if the seat is not available at that particular CAT 2021 exam centre, then the candidate will be allotted the next available test centre.

CAT EXAM Schedule

Common Admission Test 2021 exam will be conducted in three shifts on a single day. The exam slots will be allotted to candidates on first-cum- first-serve basis (application submission). Later, along with the admit card of CAT, a comprehensive schedule of exams and guidelines to follow at  exam centres will be released. The same must be updated here. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in the cancellation of the candidature. Till then candidates can check below are the CAT 2021 timings:

CAT slots

Exam timing

Reporting time

Last entry time

Slot 1

8:30 to 10:30 AM

7 AM

8:15 AM

Slot 2

12:30 to 2:30 PM

11 AM

12:15 PM

Slot 3

4:30 to 6:30 PM

3 PM

4:15 PM

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How can I download my CAT admit card in case I forgot my CAT 2021 login password?

If you forget your login password, you can create a new password by clicking the 'Forgot User ID/Password' option available on the 'Registered Candidate login' window on the homepage. The link to reset your password will be sent to your registered email address.

Will I laso receive a hard copy of the CAT admit card?

IIM will not send the hard copy of the admit card by post. Therefore, candidates must download it in online mode.

Can I change my CAT exam centre after the release of admit card?

No. After the release of CAT admit card, no request for a change of test centre will be entertained by the examination authority.

What should I do if there is an error on my CAT admit card?

In case of any error on the CAT admit card, you can contact the helpdesk of CAT 2021 and get it rectified before the exam day.

What photo ID card should I carry along with CAT hall ticket 2021 to the exam centre?

Along with CAT admit card the candidates can carry any one of these original photo ID cards - Voter ID, Aadhaar card, PAN card, Passport, Driver's License, College/University ID.

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