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CAT Admit Card 2017 can be downloaded by applicants. The Admit Card of CAT 2017 was initially supposed to be available from 18 Oct 2017. However now the date of issuance has been changed. The CAT Admit Card will now be available from 25 Oct 2017. IIM Lucknow (exam organizer for Common Admission Test 2017) is looking after hall ticket release. Only those who submitted application form on time can download it. It is a mandatory document. Candidates can check their test centres from it. Also it is compulsory to bring the CAT Admit Card 2017 on day of exam. Get here complete details of CAT Admit Card 2017 such as downloading it, dates, process, exam details, instructions.

Latest Announcement: – CAT Admit Card 2017 will be available from 25 Oct 2017 instead of 18 Oct 2017. Check all the further details below.

CAT Admit Card 2017

The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow will issue CAT Admit Card 2017 in online mode only. Candidates must not expect to get it offline by post or any other means. Availability of admit card of CAT 2017 is as per the official time table only. Key dates for the exam and admit card download are as follows.

Important Event Date
Last date for registration of CAT 2017 25 Sep 2017
End of corrections in application form 30 Sep 2017
Download CAT 2017 Admit Card from 25 Oct 2017 (1:00 PM)
Last date to download admit card 26 Nov 2017
CAT 2017 date of exam 26 Nov 2017

Download here: Admit card of CAT 2017 will be available on 25th October 2017 at iimcat.ac.in.

The link to download admit card of CAT 2017 will be available on this page as soon as IIML releases it. However, before downloading admit card, know about the process to download it. Also get familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus given here.

How to download CAT Admit Card 2017?

The exact process for downloading admit card will be available once the admit card is released. If the process remains same as last year then the following steps will be relevant.

  • First of all, visit the official website of IIM CAT 2017, iimcat.ac.in.
  • Now you will see the link to login for existing users. Click it.
  • This leads to a login page. Here you will enter User ID and password.

This is a screenshot of the login screen.

  • Click login button.
  • Now you will see the candidate dashboard where CAT 2017 Admit Card will be visible.
  • Click on admit card.

This is a screenshot of the candidate dashboard of the previous year.

  • Download it to save it on your computer. Having a soft copy as backup is wise as even if you lose tha hard copy you can take a printout from the soft copy anytime.
  • Print the admit card of CAT 2017 on a plain white sheet of paper.

Importance of IIM CAT 2017 Admit Card for exam

Candidate with Admit Card and original Photo ID proof will get permission to go inside the test hall only. The authorities will not entertain request for issuing a duplicate admit card on the day of the exam.

If the exam taker has opted for using a scribe, then he must also carry a duly filled Scribe Affidavit. In addition to that he/she must produce a valid Photo ID proof of the scribe in original and a copy. The affidavit format is available online of the CAT website. Invigilator may collect the Admit Card and retain it.

IIM CAT 2017 Admit Card – Details

IIM (Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodhgaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur And Visakhapatnam) jointly conduct the CAT on rotational basis.

Test centres are in over 140 cities. The selected IIM take the responsibility of the entire process including releasing dates, brochure, issue admit card, publishing result etc on the official website of the institute.

The exam conducting body also issues some credential information which is unique in sense that the candidate gets to select the username according to his own preference, therefore there are less chances of assigning same username, secondly candidates get to pick their own desired password. This gives the opportunity to let the candidate reset their password so that they do not misplace the information. Usually, (i) username and (ii) password are important to download the admit card as well.

Instructions for the candidates for reporting

Please note that the CAT Admit Card 2017 will not be available for download after the completion of the test. Therefore, carefully read all the instructions provided on the entry pass. You must ensure that you reach the venue of the test centre 1 hour early for forenoon session and for the afternoon session.

It shall be the sole responsibility of the candidate, if their candidature is cancelled due to reaching late. Also carry all the items as instructed on the admit card in correct order. Any discrepancy/forgery found will invite criminal prosecution. You should bring all the documents asked. Failing to do which, you may will not get permission to go inside the test centre.

What not to carry inside the hall?

The candidate should avoid carrying the following items inside the hall:- Watch, Mobile Phone, MIcrophone, Earphone, Pager, Any electronic gadget, Health Band, any printed/blank/handwriting paper, Pencil Box, Calculator, Pouch etc.. Do not take these items inside the test centre.

You should also avoid wearing closed shoes or any other footwear. It is better to wear open footwear like chappals, sandals etc.

Procedure followed on the day of the exam

On the day of the test, the candidate may have to undergo digital fingerprint scan recording. Incase there is any error in recording the fingerprints, it is possible that candidate has applied Mehndi / henna / any cosmetic colours etc. You cannot go inside the exam hall unless the fingerprint is in records. As a word of caution, one must avoid applying Mehndi on your hands (palm side) for at least 5 days prior to the test.

Exam Pattern of CAT 2017

The Common Admission Test is a CBT (online, computer based test). A mock test becomes available on the official CAT 2017 website for the purpose of making candidates familiar with the test interface. The exam pattern of CAT 2017 is as follows.

Sections: 3
Time: 180 minutes
Marking scheme: +3 for correct answer, no negative marking.

S.No. Section Name of test
1 Section I Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
2 Section II Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
3 Section III Quantitative Ability


  • Candidates will get 60 minutes to attempt a single section.
  • There will be an on screen calculator.
  • Also, one cannot switch between sections.


Candidates who have, or will download CAT admit card, must be also wishing to know the syllabus. Know more about the CAT Syllabus here:

  • IIMs do not specify any syllabus for CAT 2017. Only the names of sections are available.
  • However CAT being a popular management entrance exam, there is no dearth of study material outlining its general syllabus.
    • VARC:
      • Grammar
      • Vocabulary
      • Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications)
      • Reading Comprehension
    • DILR:
      • Tables
      • Bar graphs
      • Pie charts
      • Line graphs
      • Blood Relations
      • Direction Sense
      • Puzzles
      • Arrangements
      • Data Structures
      • Series
      • Coding-Decoding
      • Clocks and Calendars
    • QA:
      • Percentages and its applications
      • Ratio and its applications
      • Algebra
      • Numbers and its applications
      • Geometry and its applications.

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