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Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 28 Nov, 2021 19:58

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CAT 2021 Admit Card (Out)

The CAT 2021 admit card was released in the online mode on iimcat.ac.in on October 27, 2021, at 5 pm. Candidates can download and print the CAT admit card by entering their login credentials, i.e. CAT Login ID and Password. One can access the admit card of the top management entrance exam, i.e., CAT through the direct link mentioned below.

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November 28, 7:30 pm: Slot 3 of the CAT 2021 exam was reported to be a bit difficult as compared to the other 2 slots with Quant being the most difficult section of this slot. Check the CAT 2021 Slot 3 question paper analysis for more details.

November 28, 4:00 pm: Slot 2 of CAT 2021 was Moderate in difficulty level with some students reporting that it was a bit easier than Slot 1. Check out the CAT 2021 Slot 2 detailed question paper analysis here.

November 28, 12:00 pm: Slot 1 of the CAT 2021 exam was reported to be Moderate but lengthy. The no. of questions dropped down to 66 this year. Check out the detailed section-wise analysis of CAT 2021 here.

November 27:Aspirants appearing for the CAT 2021 exam tomorrow should note these important points to ace the exam.

November 27:As the big day draws closer, it is normal for CAT aspirants to feel more anxious. Check out these CAT last day preparation tips to help you relax and fare well in the exam.

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 2021 admit card along with 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.

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

ID Documents Required with CAT 2021 Admit Card

Along with the admit card of CAT 2021, candidates will have to bring any one of the following photo ID proofs:

  • PAN card

  • Voter ID card

  • Aadhaar card

  • Passport

  • Driving License

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CAT 2021 Admit Card LIVE Updates

Check the latest updates and news about the CAT 2021 admit card here.

October 27, 4:58 pm

CAT 2021 admit card has been released. Download from iimcat.ac.in.

October 27, 2:32 pm

The CAT 2021 exam will have the same question paper pattern as last year. It will be a centre-based CBT and the duration of the exam will be 2 hours. However, IIMA is considering further reducing the number of questions in the CAT question paper. Last year, the CAT question paper had 76 questions.

October 27, 2:05 pm

IIM Ahmedabad is conducting the CAT exam after a gap of 5 years. The last time IIMA conducted CAT was in 2015.

October 27, 12:57 pm

The CAT 2021 exam will be conducted on November 28 in 159 test cities across India. There CAT exam will be conducted in the following 3 shifts -

  • Shift 1: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Shift 2: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Shift 3: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

October 27, 12:23 pm

When downloading the CAT 2021 admit card, candidates can use any of the recommended supporting browsers. These include:

  • Google Chrome (v50 to 69)
  • Mozilla Firefox (v50 to 61)
  • Internet Explorer (v11 and above)

October 27, 11:33 am

Candidates will need to log in to download the CAT 2021 admit card. The following credentials are necessary in order to download the CAT admit card:

  • CAT User ID
  • Password

October 27, 11:15 am

The CAT 2021 admit card is an essential document that every candidate must carry to the exam centre. All candidates who have successfully registered for the CAT exam will be issued the admit card.

October 27, 10:45 am

IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT 2021 admit card today at 5 pm. The CAT admit card will be released in the online mode on the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in.

CAT 2021 Admit Card Highlights

Event Dates
CAT 2021 admit card release dateOctober 27, 2021
CAT 2021 admit card issuing bodyIIM Ahmedabad
Details needed to download CAT 2021 admit cardCAT 2021 login id and password
Official website to download CAT 2021 admit cardiimcat.ac.in
Details on CAT 2021 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 2021 admit cardFirefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer
CAT 2021 exam dateNovember 28, 2021
CAT 2021 helpline number18002090830

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CAT 2021 Admit Card Date

The CAT 2021 admit card date is given below.



CAT 2021 admit card release date

October 27, 2021 (5 pm)

CAT 2021 exam date

November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Day Workflow and Detailed Schedule

The exam day workflow of CAT 2021 is given below

Candidates can refer to the following table for the detailed schedule of how CAT 2020 was conducted. The schedule for CAT 2021 will be updated below.

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 2021 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 2021 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 centreThe candidate exits the test centre

CAT 2021 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 2021?

In order to download the CAT 2021 admit card, the candidates can follow the detailed steps mentioned below -

CAT Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2021, i.e. iimcat.ac.in.

  • 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 2021 Admit Card

If the candidates face any issue while downloading CAT 2021 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 2021 admit card.
Technical issue CAT 2021 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 2021 admit card.

Instructions to Follow for CAT 2021 Hall Ticket

  • Candidates who fail to produce CAT 2021 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 2021 along with the detailed workflow to be followed by the candidates. Check the exam day guidelines and do's and don'ts for CAT 2021 given below.

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Details to Check on CAT Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on CAT admit card 2021:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Registration Number and User ID

  • Date of birth of the candidate

  • Date and slot of CAT 2021

  • Name of the Exam centre and address

  • Category

  • Candidate’s Photograph

  • Test system number

  • Candidate’s Signature

  • Exam day Instructions

Errors in CAT 2021 Admit Card

Once the candidates download their CAT 2021 admit card, they must check all the information mentioned there. The points listed below should tally with the information given in the CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021

CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Admit Card

Google Map is a new feature that has been included in the CAT admit card 2021. Candidates can figure out the exact location of their CAT 2021 exam centres with this. To use the Google Map link, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Download your CAT 2021 admit card 
  • Click on the Google Map link given in the CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Helpline Number

Candidates can send an email to get their issues resolved or call on the helpline desk number below.

CAT Helpdesk Email Addresscathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in
CAT Helpline Desk Number1-800-209-0830 (Toll-free)

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FAQs about CAT Admit Card

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

You should contact the CAT helpdesk immediately and report the issue. The correction process should be completed before the exam day.

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.

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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