CAT Admit Card 2020 - Download Here

Updated By Anjani Chaand on 28 Nov, 2020 17:12

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With just a day left for CAT 2020, we hope all the aspirants have downloaded their CAT 2020 admit card. All the CAT 2020 aspirants are also advised to go through the CAT 2020 dress code and CAT exam day tips. There was uncertainty regarding the conduct of CAT 2020 due to the COVID 19 situation but Prof. Harshal Lowalekar, the Convenor of CAT 2020 has refuted any reports of CAT 2020 being postponed. More than 70% of aspirants have already downloaded the admit card of CAT 2020. Those who have not downloaded the admit card are advised to download it as soon as possible so that do not face any last-minute hassles. 

CAT 2020 admit card has been released in the online mode on on October 28, 2020, from 5 pm for all the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam. 

Table of Contents

CAT 2020 Admit Card HighlightsCAT 2020 Exam Day Workflow and Detailed Schedule
CAT 2020 Admit Card - COVID 19 Guidelines

How to Download IIM CAT Admit Card 2020?

Dates to Remember with Regard to CAT Admit Card

Instructions to Follow for CAT 2020 Hall Ticket

Details to Check on CAT Admit Card

Errors in CAT 2020 Admit Card

How to Rectify Discrepancy in CAT Admit Card 2020

Google Map Link Feature in CAT 2020 Admit Card
CAT 2020 Helpline Number 

Candidates can now start downloading their CAT 2020 admit card using the link below. They can download and print the same by entering their login credentials, i.e. CAT Login ID and Password. One can access the admit card of top management entrance exam, i.e., CAT through the direct link mentioned below.

CAT 2020 Admit Card Download - Direct Link

CAT 2020 Admit Card Login Page

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CAT admit card will highlight details such as -

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Exam Centre Venue
  • Complete Address of CAT Exam Centre
  • Exam Date & Time

On the day of the entrance exam, candidates must carry CAT 2020 admit card along with a valid proof of identity such as Voter ID, Driving License, Aadhaar Card etc. Without the admit card and ID proof, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam. Additionally, candidates must carefully go through the CAT admit card and verify whether all the details printed on it are correct.

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Candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam will receive the admit card. Through the direct link mentioned above, it is easy to download or access the CAT admit card. Before downloading the admit card, it is advisable to be ready with the login credentials.

Since you will be appearing for the top management entrance exam of the country, you should also be aware of the importance of the CAT exam in MBA admissions.

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Note: Candidates must keep their CAT admit card safe until the admission process is completed.

Reporting Time of CAT 2020

Check the reporting time of CAT 2020 for all the three slots from the table provided below.

Slots/ SessionReporting TimeExam Time
Morning 7:00 AM8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Afternoon11:00 AM12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Evening3:00 PM4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

CAT 2020 Admit Card: What's New?

  • Candidates have to take an undertaking regarding COVID 19 in which they have to provide information regarding their health and other issues. This has to be carried along with the CAT 2020 admit card.
  • COVID 19 advisory will also be mentioned on the CAT 2020 admit card
  • There will be a "no-touch policy" followed at the CAT 2020 test centre which will be communicated

ID Documents Required with CAT 2020 Admit Card

Along with the admit card of CAT 2020, candidates will have to bring any one of the following photo ID proofs:

  • PAN card

  • Voter ID card

  • Aadhaar card

  • Passport

  • Driving License

Documents to carry on CAT exam day


Upcoming Management Exams :

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    Exam date: 03 Jan, 2021

CAT 2020 Admit Card Highlights

Event Dates
CAT 2020 admit card release dateOctober 28, 2020
CAT 2020 admit card issuing bodyIIM Indore
Details needed to download CAT 2020 admit cardCAT 2020 login id and password
Official website to download CAT 2020 admit
Details on CAT 2020 admit cardCandidate's name, registration number, date of birth, category, place to affix photograph, day and date of the exam, exam day instructions,  test time, emergency contact number, reference number, google map link
Compatible browsers to download CAT 2020 admit cardFirefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer
CAT 2020 exam dateNovember 29, 2020
CAT 2020 helpline number18002090830

CAT 2020 Exam Day Workflow and Detailed Schedule

The exam day workflow of CAT 2020 is as follows:

Candidates can refer to the following table for the detailed schedule of how CAT 2020 will be conducted.

Shift 1

Shift 2

Shift 3

EventsTime Taken for Events (Approx)Remarks
7 AM11 AM3 PMReach at the test centre (reporting time) Gate closes 15 minutes before the exam begins
7:05 AM11:05 AM3:05 PMLocate the Test Lab Number1-5 minutesCandidate can check the location of the exam lab from the barcode desk.
7:10 AM11:10 AM3:10 PMAdmit card check1-5 minutesFirst check of the documents done at the Entry gate.
7:15 AM11:15 AM3:15 PMDepositing the personal belongings (mobile phone, bag etc.)1-10 minutesCandidates need to deposit their belongings at the entry gate
7:25 AM11:25 AM3:25 PMFrisking of the candidates 3-5 Assigned security to frisk candidates
7:30 AM11:30 AM3:30 PM
Document (id and admit card) checking at the Test Lab entrance
1-10 Document verification is done
7:40 AM11:40 AM3:40 PMCandidates reach their Test Labs1-10Candidate reaches exam lab
7:50 AM11:50 AM3:50 PMCandidates to be at the registration desk and sign (manual) on the attendance sheet1-5Candidate signs the attendance sheet at the registration desk
7:55 AM11:55 AM3:55 PMRegistration 1-10Candidate photograph and IRIS captured as per the process
8:05 AM12:05 PM4:05 PMCandidates check their photo in the registration terminal to make sure it is their photo1-5Candidate crosschecks the captured photo at the registration terminal
8:10 AM12:10 PM4:10 PMCandidate gets the scribble pad from the invigilator and sits at the terminal1-5Candidate checks the allotted console in the exam lab and collects the writing pad from the invigilator
8:15 AM12:15 PM4:15 PMLogin to Test screen1-5Candidate completes the first login
8:20 AM12:20 PM4:20 PM

Verify and check the profile information


1-5Candidate verifies and confirms the profile Information, which he/she had filled during the CAT 2020 Registration.
8:25 AM12:25 PM4:25 PMRead and agree with the declaration1-5Candidate reads all the instructions and clicks on “Accept”.
8:30 AM12:30 PM4:30 PMTest Begins120 minutesCAT 2020 begins
10:30 AM2:30 PM6:30 PMExam is over and candidate shares feedback1-5After 120 minutes, the exam gets over and the feedback page is displayed on the screen. Candidate shares his feedback.
10:35 AM2:35 PM6:35 PMReturn the scribble pad1-5Candidate returns the writing pad to the invigilator
10:40 AM2:40 PM6:40 PMExit test lab and collect the deposited belongings1-5Candidate leaves the exam lab and collects belongings (if any)
10:45 AM2:45 PM6:45 PMLeave the test centre The candidate exits the test centre

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CAT 2020 Admit Card - COVID 19 Guidelines

  • Candidates need to maintain social distance starting from the entry point to the venue till the exit

  • Candidates will have to bring their personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), Mask, Globes, transparent water bottle, 2 simple pens and related documents (ID card and Admit Card. No other item except the admit card will be allowed inside the examination hall.

  • Candidates have to download, fill up and bring the self-declaration form on the day of the exam. Candidates will not be allowed inside without the self-declaration form.

  • The temperature of the candidates will be checked while entering the examination hall using the Thermo Gun

  • Candidates having the symptoms of cough, fever or cold would be made to sit in a separate isolation room with adequate safety measures

  • Candidates will be under CCTV surveillance through the examination duration

  • Mapping of “Lab Number and Candidates Application Number” will not be displayed outside the examination centre but the same will be provided to the candidates individually at the time of entry to the hall and post their Admit Card and Photo Identification Proof verification

  • Candidates should follow the instructions provided by the test centre representatives during the entry as well as an exit in the test centre

  • Candidates will be directed to sanitize their hands at the registration desk. Photograph of the candidates will be captured during the registration process

  • Candidates should report to the examination centre strictly as per the time slots mentioned in the admit card. The time slot will also be informed via SMS on the mobile number provided by the candidate.

How to Download IIM CAT Admit Card 2020?

In order to download the CAT 2020 admit card, the candidates can follow the detailed steps mentioned below -

CAT Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2020, i.e.

  • Click on Login under the heading Download CAT Admit Card of the current year.

  • To access the admit card of CAT, use your login credentials, i.e. CAT User ID and Password and click on login button.

  • After entering the details, the admit card will appear on the screen.

  • Download the admit card now

  • Take a print out of the admit card for future use.

Problems Faced While Downloading CAT 2020 Admit Card

If the candidates face any issue while downloading CAT 2020 admit card due to the following reasons, they need to be patient and try to resolve the issue as soon as they can. Candidates can take a look at the following problems they might face and what they can do to resolve it.

ProblemHow to Resolve
Slow internet connectionCheck the speed of your internet connection. If it is slow, move to a faster internet connection.
Incorrect login credentialsIf you forget your credentials, click on the ‘forgot password’ option on the official website and follow the instructions to change your password/credentials. Use the new password to download the CAT 2020 admit card.
Technical issue CAT 2020 website may have technical glitch due to traffic or any other reason. In such a scenario, do not try to log in. Log out and visit the website later to download your CAT 2020 admit card.

Dates to Remember with Regard to CAT Admit Card

The date to download the CAT admit card 2020 can be checked below. The applicants of the examination must note that the admit card will be released on the date mentioned below, and the candidates can download the same until the exam date.



CAT 2020 Admit Card

October 28, 2020

CAT 2020 Exam

November 29, 2020

Instructions to Follow for CAT 2020 Hall Ticket

  • Candidates who fail to produce CAT 2020 admit card will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam.

  • It is mandatory for the candidates to show the admit card and photo ID proof for verification at the CAT test centre.

  • Candidates must follow all the instructions printed on the admit card.

  • CAT admit card will not be sent by post to the candidates, and it is mandatory to download the same from the direct link mentioned above.

  • Candidates should reach the exam centre on time

  • They are advised to visit the exam centre a day before the exam

IIM Indore has released the exam day guide for CAT 2020 along with the detailed workflow to be followed by the candidates. Check the exam day guidelines and do's and don'ts for CAT 2020 given below.

CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions - COVID-19 Guidelines, Rules, What to Carry, Other GuidelinesDo’s & Don’ts for Writing the CAT 2020 Exam

Details to Check on CAT Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on CAT admit card 2020:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Registration Number and User ID

  • Date of birth of the candidate

  • Date and slot of CAT 2020

  • Name of the Exam centre and address

  • Category

  • Candidate’s Photograph

  • Test system number

  • Candidate’s Signature

  • Exam day Instructions

Errors in CAT 2020 Admit Card

Once the candidates download their CAT 2020 admit card, they must check all the information mentioned there. The points listed below should tally with the information given in the CAT 2020 application form.

  • CAT registration number should be the same as the registered user ID
  • The candidate's name should not be misspelt 
  • The date of birth should be the same as mentioned in the CAT 2020 application form and in the official documents
  • PWD/DA status should be correct 
  • Birth category status should be correct
  • The candidate's photograph and sign must be visible 
  • The test city must be from one of the 4 options given in the application form

How to Rectify the Discrepancy in CAT Admit Card 2020

CAT 2020 admit card mentions exam related and candidate-specific details. Therefore, before downloading the admit card, candidates must verify all the details mentioned on the CAT 2020 admit card. In case, candidates find any discrepancy in the CAT admit card then, they must immediately contact the CAT Helpdesk.

Google Map Link Feature in CAT 2020 Admit Card

Google Map is a new feature which has been included in the CAT admit card 2020. Candidates can figure out the exact location of their CAT 2020 exam centres with this. To use the Google Map link, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Download your CAT 2020 admit card 
  • Click on the Google Map link given in the CAT 2020 admit card 
  • You will be taken to the Google Maps page for your exam centre.

    CAT Google Maps Link Exam Centre


  • Click on the ‘Directions’ option.
  • Mention your starting point and select your mode of transportation
  • The directions for your CAT 2020 exam centre will be shown, and you can follow the same to access the centre.

    CAT Google Maps Link Directions


  • The contact number of the exam centre will also be available through this. Candidates can use this for any location-related queries. If you are making use of this facility via laptop, you can use the 'Send directions to your phone' option to get directions on your phone.

CAT 2020 Helpline Number

IIM Indore has given a helpline number for CAT 2020 and candidates can call on this number and get their issue resolved. Candidates can also send an email to get their issues resolved.

CAT Email Address-

CAT Helpline Desk Number- 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)


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Hi, I am candidate of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). can i apply for CAT 2020 from SEBC category?

-noUpdated on September 18, 2020 03:51 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

CAT 2020 does not have any seat reservations for Socially and Economically Backward Students (SEBC). You can find more information about the same in our article on the CAT 2020 seat reservation policy.

Please feel free to write back to us if you require any other information. For help with admission to MBA colleges in India, please fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our helpline number 18005729877.

Thank you.


I don't have any old EWS certificate and my new certificate will come after 16th sept. Can I submit the undertaking without any old certificate as of now??

-AyushiUpdated on September 18, 2020 02:47 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

You have to submit any available certificates with the CAT 2020 undertaking. However, CAT 2020 exam dates have now been revised and the deadline to submit the CAT 2020 application form has been extended to 23rd September to help candidates get sufficient time to arrange any certificates.

Please feel free to write back if you have any other queries,

Thank you.


If I am taking bank and SSC railway coaching. Is it helpful for CAT?

-AnonymousUpdated on September 09, 2020 10:26 AM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Yes, the syllabus of banking and CAT exam is almost the same. However, the level of difficulty of the CAT exam is very difficult compared to the banking exam. The SSC or IBPS PO coaching will help you understand the basics of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. You can directly proceed to solve the advance level questions of CAT exam without going through the basics. The coaching will help you while preparing for other MBA entrance exams such as MAT, CMAT, GMAT or XAT. You can check the detailed syllabus of CAT exam provided here. Besides ...


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FAQs about CAT Admit Card

Will I receive a hard copy of my CAT admit card?

No, you will not receive any hard copy of CAT admit card. You will have to download it from the official website of CAT and then you can take a printout of the downloaded admit card.

How can I ensure that my admit card for CAT is valid?

Once you have downloaded the admit card of CAT, you can verify the details mentioned on it. You should check if all the details are correct.

Is there any Google map link of the exam centre on CAT admit card?

Yes, the CAT admit card will contain a google map link of the exam centre. This will help the candidates to reach the exam centre easily.

What documents should I carry along with CAT admit card?

You will have to carry one ID proof such as PAN card, Passport, Aadhar card or Voter ID along with CAT admit card.

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

You should contact the helpdesk of CAT 2020. The correction process should be completed before the exam day.

Can I carry only the digital copy of CAT admit card?

No, you will have to carry the original printout of the CAT admit card to the exam centre.

Is it necessary to carry the CAT admit card to the exam centre?

Yes, you will have to carry the CAT admit card to the exam centre. No candidate will be allowed to enter the centre without the admit card.

What details are available on the CAT admit card?

The CAT admit card will have the candidate’s name, registration number and user ID, photograph, exam day instructions, date and slot of CAT 2020.

What are the steps to download the CAT admit card?

You need to visit the website of CAT. After that, you will have to enter your ID and password. The admit card will appear on your screen once you submit the details.

How can I download the admit card of CAT?

You can download the admit card of CAT from the official website of CAT. The admit card will be uploaded once the application process has been completed.

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