The CAT 2017 Notification was released by the conducting IIM i.e. IIM Lucknow and the registrations for the same was between 9th August to 20th September. IIM Lucknow has now released the CAT 2017 admit card on the official CAT website and the notification for the same is already released on the website.
The releasing of CAT admit card 2017 was initially scheduled on October 18 but was delayed for 7 days by IIM Lucknow. Now, the admit card for CAT 2017 is available for download from the official website. The registered candidates can download their respective admit cards from the website till November 26 which is the scheduled date for the CAT 2017 exam.
The reason for the delay has not been revealed yet, some sources speculate that the festivals and holidays might be the reason. The confirmed reason is awaited though. The candidates are required to keep checking the official website for further notifications regarding the exam and be updated with the latest changes.
Why is the CAT Admit Card Required?
The admit card is an officially released document that mentions the details of the candidates and permits them to take the exam. Without the CAT Hall Ticket, the registered candidates would not be allowed to take CAT 2017.
It should be noted that the candidates are also required to bring any original photo ID proof (Aadhar Card, Passport, etc.) along with the admit card for photo identification.
How to Download CAT 2017 Admit Card?
The CAT admit card 2017 is only available in online mode and no hard copy for the same will be sent to the applicant. Here is the step-by-step process to download the CAT admit card.
Step 1: Visit the Official CAT website and click on “Download Admit Card 2017 link”
Step 2: Login using the registered User ID and Password.
Step 3: The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
Step 4: Download the admit card and take a printout of the same.
In an instance when the candidates forget the login credentials, they must click on the “Forgot Password” tab and follow the successive steps to recover the credentials. The admit card will be available from October 18 to November 26, 2017 and in case, the admit card is unavailable or is not viewable, email at email@example.com or call at 1-800-266-3549.
What Does the Admit Card Includes?
- Candidate Name, Registration Number and User ID
- Photograph and Signature
- Date of Birth
- PWD status
- Exam Centre Details- Exam Centre Name and Address
- Exam Details- Date and Time
- Test System Number
- Other Exam Instructions
After getting the Admit Card, check for the following details:
- Whether the signature and photograph is clearly visible and match the credentials on photo ID proof, and
- Check for the centre name and address along with the timing of the exam properly.
In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, contact cat help-desk. The candidates availing the scribe service must submit the “scribe affidavit” and carry a photo identification card to the exam centre.
Sample CAT Admit Card:
A sample CAT 2017 Admit Card is given here for reference:
As a prerequisite for admission in various management programs in the IIMs and other prestigious B-Schools in the country, the CAT is taken by several management aspirants every year. It should also be noted that the CAT score alone is not the only selection criteria for admissions in the flagship programs. The IIM Selection criteria vary from institute to institute accordingly.
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