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Updated on October 3, 2019


CAT 2019 Admit card 2019 will be released on October 23, 2019. Immediately after its release you must download your CAT admit card.  please note that your CAT Admit card is the passport to your CAT Exam as without carrying it, you will not be allowed to enter the CAT exam centre on CAT exam day. Your CAT Admit card download, therefore is the most important activity and you should download your CAT 2019 Admit card immediately after it is released by IIMs on CAT website.


Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 will be held on Sunday November 24, 2019 in morning and afternoon sessions for admission to the MBA/PGP programmes in all the 20 IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India. CAT registration 2019 was closed on September 25, 2019. After close of CAT registration window, now the next most important thing is to download the CAT Admit card from CAT website before the CAT exam date.

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CAT 2019: Chronological Events & Key Dates
Below are the updated activities and events with salient features for CAT 2019 exam since the release of CAT notification in July:

Salient features
July 28
CAT Notification Released
IIM Kozhikode to conduct CAT 2019 exam
August 7
CAT Registration Opens
No Change in Registration Fee
September 17
CAT Percentile Calculation Method Released
Sectional & Overall score Vs Percentile Calculation Formula
September 25
CAT Registration window closed
Extended from September 18
September 28
CAT Photo & Signature Edit Option opens
Edit Photograph and Signature only & Reupload
September 30
CAT Error Correction Window Closed
Only once you could re-upload your photo & Signature
October 16
CAT Official Mock Test Released
100 questions, Attempt at CAT website, No Download Available
October 23
CAT Admit Card Download Begins
Download from CAT website
November 24
CAT Exam Day
In Morning and Afternoon Slots
November 29
CAT Answer Key Released
Only Actual Test Taker can raise objection
January 7, 2020
CAT Result Out
Download CAT score card from CAT website

When to Download CAT Admit card?
After its release by IIMs on October 23, thousands of the candidates login to CAT website to download their CAT Admit card which makes the server go very slow or it does not respond. So, either download your CAT Admit Card immediately when it is released or after a few hours. Those who download CAT Admit card early have the opportunity to get the Admit Card errors rectified timely from CAT exam centre by contacting the CAT help desk. 


How to Download CAT Admit card?

Step by step Process to download cat admit card


Step by Step Process to Download CAT Admit Card
You can download your CAT 2019 Admit card in 6 simple steps:

  1. Logon to CAT official Website
  2. Enter CAT Login ID & Password
  3. Click on ‘Admit Card’
  4. At Assessment drop down menu select Common Admission Test 2019
  5. Click on Action-Download & Submit
  6. Take Print of CAT Admit card

How to View & Download CAT Admit card
Going to ‘Assessment’ under the head Admit Card has been restored again to access your CAT Admit card. The CAT 2019 Admit card download process remains simple. Now you can download your CAT Admit card in 5 steps from official CAT website as shared below:


Step-1: Logon to Official CAT Website
Open your computer system and check whether the CAT site is getting opened or there are technical glitches. Check for the icon ‘Login’ on the screen and click on it Check below the last year CAT login screen:

CAT Official website


Step-2: Enter CAT Login ID & Password
Enter your 7 digit CAT user Id and the 7 digit CAT password. This will lead to Admit Card page. In case you forget your CAT password, do not worry, click on ‘forget password’ and IIMs will send your CAT login ID and password to your registered Mail ID for CAT exam

CAT 2018 Login


Step-3: Click on ‘Admit Card’
You are at the Admit card link. Click on it and it will open the page with Assessment.

cat admit card download steps


Step-4: Select Common Admission Test at Assessment
At Assessment drop down menu select Common Admission Test 2019. This will take you to action-Download

CAT Admit Card Download


Step-5: Select Action-Download & Take Print
Click on the Action which will show the ‘Download’ Option. Click on it and your CAT 2018 Admit card is downloaded.

CAT 2018 Admit Card


After your CAT Admit Card is downloaded error free, save the document in the folder that you can remember – for example a document can be created with the name ‘CAT 2019 Admit Card’. Verify all your personal details, your printed photograph, signature image, Date of Birth, CAT registration Number, TSN number as it will be required to locate your testing room and seat in the testing lab, test venue, exam date and time as well as the reporting time at the CAT Exam centre.  Take at least 2 prints of the CAT admit card on A4 size paper as you will need the hard copy of the admit card with your photo additionally affixed on it at the CAT exam centre on November 24, 2019.  


CAT 2019 Admit Card: Important Points to Remember 
Following are the important things to note about the release and download of CAT 2019 Admit Card:

CAT Admit Card is the most important document on Exam Day. A candidate who has registered and applied for CAT 2019, should immediately download the CAT Admit Card from CAT Website after it is released and should recheck following details mentioned in Admit Card:

  1. Name
  2. Registration Number
  3. Exam Date
  4. Time / Session
  5. PwD status
  6. Test city
  7. Test Center address
  8. Reference Number:

Important Note: The Reference Number printed on CAT Admit Card would be used only for identifying the Exam Lab / Console in the Test Center on the Exam Day.  The primary reference identity of the Candidate would be the CAT Registration Number.


Please also note that CAT Admit Card issued by IIM Kozhikode is provisional. Your candidature is subject to having paid the applicable CAT Test Fees and fulfilled the eligibility criteria of Academic qualification, Category, PwD status etc., as has been mentioned in the Application submitted. These details would be verified in the subsequent stages of the Selection process.


You can view, download and take CAT admit card print out in 5 simple steps from official CAT website. No hardcopy of the CAT Hall ticket 2019 will be sent to you. Download process is simple and may not have any technical glitches once the admit card is uploaded.


It is advisable to download and take CAT admit card print out at the earliest as it will be helpful to verify your details and get them corrected from CAT centre in case of any anomaly. Only the candidates whose CAT form has been submitted successfully will be able to view and download CAT Admit Card 2019.  


3 New Changes in CAT 2019 Admit Card
CAT Hall Ticket will have three new changes to help candidates appearing in CAT exam 2019 on November 24. The changes are:


1. Google Map Link
A Google Map Link to locate the CAT 2019 test centre and its accessibility is made available individually on the electronic version of all the CAT Admit cards 


2. Emergency Contact
CAT 2019 Admit card is to have the emergency contact number. This is the candidate's second contact number which is asked by IIMs while completing their application form. This was also asked in past also but was not used in the CAT Admit card earlier.


3. Reference Number to Find CAT Test Room
Reference Number in CAT 2019 Admit card will replace the earlier Test System Number. The Reference number has limited purpose of saving your time and helping you to identify the floor/wing/testing room at the CAT test Centre on November 24, 2019. However, for any correspondence with CAT Centre, candidate must provide his/her CAT Registration Number.   


CAT admit card is your passport to appear in the CAT exam. In case you forget to carry the hard copy of CAT Admit Card with your photograph affixed on it to the test centre, you will not be allowed to enter the CAT testing room. Candidates appearing in CAT exam on November 24, 2019 need to download the Admit Card from CAT Website. After CAT Admit card download, you should take a print of the downloaded CAT  hall ticket on A4 paper size. You will also need to affix your photograph on the Print out of CAT Admit Card. The CAT 2019 Admit card download facility will be available till CAT exam day on November 24, 2019. 

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Important Dates

CAT Admit Card 2019 Download
CAT Admit Card Download starts
October 23, 2019
1.00 PM
CAT Admit Card Download Ends
November 24, 2019
 5.00 PM



Action after CAT 2019 Admit Card Download

  • Take print of CAT Admit Card now
  • Paste one identical photograph of yours in the given space on the CAT Admit Card
  • Remember to carry your CAT Admit card to the CAT Exam centre with at least one original photo ID proof as mentioned in CAT Admit Card 2019.    

Details to check in the CAT 2019 Admit Card
You need to check the following mandatory details in your CAT Admit card when you download it from CAT website

  • Your Name: Name should be as entered in the registration/application form of CAT 2019
  • Test date: Your Date of CAT 2019 exam (November 24, 2019)
  • Test Time: Slot of exam (Morning or evening) with time of CAT exam and reporting time at test centre should be mentioned in CAT Admit Card  
  • CAT registration number should be available in the Admit Card
  • Test System Number: You will be assigned your seat with the help of this number. It is very important as you are authorized to use only the particular test system. This system will display all your details.
  • PWD status – In case the candidate is physically challenged, it must be mentioned in the CAT Admit Card else the benefit of reservation will not be there.
  • Test center Details- Your test city, test site with address should be mentioned

cat admit card

Important Instructions in CAT 2019 Admit Card
CAT 2019 Admit Card will contain various exam related instructions. Most important instructions in CAT Admit Card are:

  1. Without Admit Card, candidate will not be allowed to enter the testing hall
  2. Admit Card is valid only if the candidate's photograph and signature images are legibly printed.
  3. The Admit Card is to be produced for verification at test centre at the time of the test
  4. In addition to the Admit Card, at least one original (not photocopied or scanned) valid (not expired) photo identification card (such as College ID, Employer ID, Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Identification Affidavit) should also be presented.
  5. Candidates should report at 7:30 a.m. for the forenoon session and at 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.
  6. Mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets such as watches, calculators and stationary items like pen, pencil, and paper are NOT ALLOWED inside the test centre.
  7. Only Admit Card & Photo ID Card will be allowed inside the test hall.
  8. Rough sheet(s) and pen will be provided to the candidate for rough work, which will have to be returned after the test.
  9. The Test System Number is provided only for the limited purpose of identifying the  floor / wing and the computer at the test venue on the day of the test.For any correspondence with CAT Center you must provide your Registration Number.

Important Do's For Exam Day

  • Same photograph as appears on Admit card to be affixed on hard copy of CAT Admit Card
  • CAT 2019 Admit card and one original photo ID proof required to take CAT exam
  • Report 90 minutes before at the CAT testing venue
  • Test system number applicable only to identify the floor/wing and the seating place on the CAT exam day 

Important Don'ts for the exam day:

  • No Jewellery allowed inside the CAT testing room
  • No shoes allowed inside the testing room
  • Pen, Pencil, sharpener, watch, Mobile phones etc. not allowed
  • No break during the test duration of 3 hours
  • No documents except Admit card and photo ID allowed 

 FAQs Related to CAT Admit Card


1.      When to Download CAT Admit Card?
CAT Admit Card 2019 download will start at 1PM on October 23. You should download it from CAT website immediately after it is released as after a few minutes there will be a great rush and you may not be able to get access to the website. Besides, it will help you to check all your details.


2.       I have not received my CAT Admit Card
There could be one of the three reasons for not receiving the CAT 2019 Admit Card - Due to incomplete or erroneous registrations done earlier; Registration was done multiple times or the Payment of CAT 2019 Registration fee has remained unsuccessful.


You should first check that you had received the message of successful submission of your CAT application form. Please note that CAT Centre 2019 may not issue the CAT admit card for the registrations which are not valid or faulty or if the candidate has registered multiple times.


3.      CAT fee deducted twice, how to get it back?
IIMs have said that CAT fee is non refundable. However, in case you paid your CAT registration fee twice or multiple times and is not received back, please report it promptly so that in case of any anomaly, the correction could be made by CAT convening IIM.  CAT Centre 2019 will issue the Admit card only for the valid and most recent successful registration and not for the faulty or incomplete application


4.      How to confirm that I will get my CAT 2019 Admit Card?
You should check your mail from IIMs that your CAT 2019 application form has successfully been submitted. If yes and still you don’t receive the CAT Admit Card you should immediately contact the CAT 2019 help desk.


5.      What is the Test System Number on CAT Admit Card?
Your Test Centre will assign you the seat and the computer system based on the TSN number. It is very important as you will come to know about your assigned seat and testing room based on your test system number.


6.      Can I download CAT 2019 Admit card from my Mobile Phone?
It is recommended that you should view the CAT Admit Card only using the recommended browsers and not from your mobile phone. You should use one of the three correct versions of the recommended Internet browsers-Internet Explorer – version 11 and above; Mozilla Firefox – 50 to 61; Google Chrome 50 to 69.


7.      My CAT Admit Card is Blank
If the Admit Card is blank, you need not worry. If the candidate registers multiple times, CAT Centre 2019 will consider only the most recent (last) registration as the official application for CAT 2019. Admit Card generated for you is for the most recent (last) registration. Thus, if you login by using User ID of earlier registration attempts, you may find your CAT Admit Card as blank.


8.      Will IIMs send the hard copy of CAT Admit Card?
No, you need to download the CAT 2019 Admit Card from CAT exam website by using your CAT 2019 ID and Password.


9.      My CAT Admit Card has errors, how to rectify them?
In case CAT Admit Card contains errors, it could be due to the wrong filling up of application form as the information on CAT admit card is taken from your application form. However, you should contact the CAT 2019 help desk on phone1800 209 0830 (Toll Free) or e-mail ([email protected]). You should have your User ID and/or Payment Transaction Number details at hand for reference.


10.  I am unable to access CAT Website, how to download the Admit Card
After a few minutes from the CAT Admit card release, thousands of the candidates try to get access to CAT website simultaneously due to which some technical glitches may come up. The best strategy at that time is to access the website after some time when the rush gets subsided.


Delay in CAT Admit Card: Last 4 year trends 
Since 2014, CAT Admit card could not be issued on announced scheduled date and the issue date is delayed by a few days. However, CAT 2018 admit card was issued in time on pre announced date.  The CAT 2019 Admit card may not be delayed by the IIMs.


CAT exam year
Scheduled date of CAT Admit Card Release
Actual Date of CAT Admit Card release
CAT Convening IIM
CAT 2014
October 16, 2014
October 19, 2014
IIM Indore
CAT 2015
October 15, 2015
October 25, 2015
IIM Ahmedabad
CAT 2016
October 18, 2016
October 24, 2016
IIM Bangalore
CAT 2017
October 18, 2017
October 25, 2017
IIM Lucknow
CAT 2018
October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018
IIM Calcutta

CAT Admit Card: Mandatory document
The CAT Admit Card is a mandatory document required to take the exam. IIMs clearly advise that you must print the Admit Card and bring it to the exam centre on the day of the exam along with your photograph identical to the image used in the CAT 2019 registration and application form.


Without Admit Card entry to test centre will not be permitted and an aspirant has to ensure to carry the print out of his CAT 2019 Admit Card with him


No Admit card issued, if not eligible
The candidate will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. The candidate should have received an automated email confirmation upon successful submission. 


No hard copy of CAT Admit card by IIMs
The admit card will be only available on the CAT Website when you log on using your CAT 2019 User ID. No hard copy of CAT 2019 Admit card will be sent to you.


Read More: CAT 2019 - Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Preparation, Books

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