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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 iimcat.ac.in on October 28, 2020, from 5 pm for all the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam.
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|Details to Check on CAT Admit Card|
|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 admit card will highlight details such as -
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.
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Note: Candidates must keep their CAT admit card safe until the admission process is completed.
Check the reporting time of CAT 2020 for all the three slots from the table provided below.
|Slots/ Session||Reporting Time||Exam Time|
|Morning||7:00 AM||8:30 AM – 10:30 AM|
|Afternoon||11:00 AM||12:30 PM – 2:30 PM|
|Evening||3:00 PM||4:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
Along with the admit card of CAT 2020, candidates will have to bring any one of the following photo ID proofs:
Voter ID card
Exam date: 03 Jan, 2021
|CAT 2020 admit card release date||October 28, 2020|
|CAT 2020 admit card issuing body||IIM Indore|
|Details needed to download CAT 2020 admit card||CAT 2020 login id and password|
|Official website to download CAT 2020 admit card||iimcat.ac.in|
|Details on CAT 2020 admit card||Candidate'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 card||Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer|
|CAT 2020 exam date||November 29, 2020|
|CAT 2020 helpline number||18002090830|
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.
|Events||Time Taken for Events (Approx)||Remarks|
|7 AM||11 AM||3 PM||Reach at the test centre (reporting time)||Gate closes 15 minutes before the exam begins|
|7:05 AM||11:05 AM||3:05 PM||Locate the Test Lab Number||1-5 minutes||Candidate can check the location of the exam lab from the barcode desk.|
|7:10 AM||11:10 AM||3:10 PM||Admit card check||1-5 minutes||First check of the documents done at the Entry gate.|
|7:15 AM||11:15 AM||3:15 PM||Depositing the personal belongings (mobile phone, bag etc.)||1-10 minutes||Candidates need to deposit their belongings at the entry gate|
|7:25 AM||11:25 AM||3:25 PM||Frisking of the candidates||3-5||Assigned security to frisk candidates|
|7:30 AM||11:30 AM||3:30 PM|
|1-10||Document verification is done|
|7:40 AM||11:40 AM||3:40 PM||Candidates reach their Test Labs||1-10||Candidate reaches exam lab|
|7:50 AM||11:50 AM||3:50 PM||Candidates to be at the registration desk and sign (manual) on the attendance sheet||1-5||Candidate signs the attendance sheet at the registration desk|
|7:55 AM||11:55 AM||3:55 PM||Registration||1-10||Candidate photograph and IRIS captured as per the process|
|8:05 AM||12:05 PM||4:05 PM||Candidates check their photo in the registration terminal to make sure it is their photo||1-5||Candidate crosschecks the captured photo at the registration terminal|
|8:10 AM||12:10 PM||4:10 PM||Candidate gets the scribble pad from the invigilator and sits at the terminal||1-5||Candidate checks the allotted console in the exam lab and collects the writing pad from the invigilator|
|8:15 AM||12:15 PM||4:15 PM||Login to Test screen||1-5||Candidate completes the first login|
|8:20 AM||12:20 PM||4:20 PM|
Verify and check the profile information
|1-5||Candidate verifies and confirms the profile Information, which he/she had filled during the CAT 2020 Registration.|
|8:25 AM||12:25 PM||4:25 PM||Read and agree with the declaration||1-5||Candidate reads all the instructions and clicks on “Accept”.|
|8:30 AM||12:30 PM||4:30 PM||Test Begins||120 minutes||CAT 2020 begins|
|10:30 AM||2:30 PM||6:30 PM||Exam is over and candidate shares feedback||1-5||After 120 minutes, the exam gets over and the feedback page is displayed on the screen. Candidate shares his feedback.|
|10:35 AM||2:35 PM||6:35 PM||Return the scribble pad||1-5||Candidate returns the writing pad to the invigilator|
|10:40 AM||2:40 PM||6:40 PM||Exit test lab and collect the deposited belongings||1-5||Candidate leaves the exam lab and collects belongings (if any)|
|10:45 AM||2:45 PM||6:45 PM||Leave the test centre||The candidate exits the test centre|
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.
In order to download the CAT 2020 admit card, the candidates can follow the detailed steps mentioned below -
Visit the official website of CAT 2020, 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.
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.
|Problem||How to Resolve|
|Slow internet connection||Check the speed of your internet connection. If it is slow, move to a faster internet connection.|
|Incorrect login credentials||If 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.|
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
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.
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The following details will be mentioned on CAT admit card 2020:
Registration Number and User ID
Date of birth of the candidate
Date and slot of CAT 2020
Name of the Exam centre and address
Test system number
Exam day Instructions
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 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 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:
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
CAT Helpline Desk Number- 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)
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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.
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.
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.
You will have to carry one ID proof such as PAN card, Passport, Aadhar card or Voter ID along with CAT admit card.
You should contact the helpdesk of CAT 2020. The correction process should be completed before the exam day.
No, you will have to carry the original printout of 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.
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.
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.
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.