CAT Admit Card 2021 (Released), Hall Ticket - Direct Link Here!

CAT Admit Card 2021 (Released), Hall Ticket - Direct Link Here!

CAT Admit Card 2021: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad has released CAT 2021 admit card on October 27, at 5 PM in online mode at iimcat.ac.in. In order to download the CAT exam admit card 2021, students have to enter their valid CAT login ID and password. CAT 2021 will be conducted in a computer-based mode in three shifts across 159 test cities in India, on November 28, 2021, Sunday.Click here to download CAT admit card 2021

Latest Updates for CAT

  • 3 days ago:

    CAT 2021 official mock test released at iimcat.ac.in. Get the direct CAT mock link here.

  • 27 Oct 2021:

    CAT 2021 hall ticket releasing today around 5 pm.

  • 26 Oct 2021:

    IIM Ahmedabad to release CAT 2021 admit card tomorrow.

Stay up-to date with CAT News

Get Updates

CAT Admit Card 2021

It is mandatory to carry the CAT hall ticket 2021 along with a valid government ID proof at the CAT exam centre. Those candidates who have submitted the CAT application form successfully can only download the IIM CAT admit card from the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The CAT exam admit card 2021 download link will be enabled once it is released on the official IIM CAT website.

Read the full article to know more about how to download the CAT hall ticket 2021 and what to do if there is any discrepancy with the MBA CAT admit card 2021 and more such details.

Ongoing MBA Admission 2021

UPES MBA Admission 2021

IPE Hyderabad PGDM Admission 2021

ITM Business School PGDM admission 2021

JAGSOM IFIM B-School PGDM Admission 2021

Jaipuria Institute of Management PGDM Admission 2021

CAT Hall Ticket 2021: Highlights

The official CAT 2021 admit card date was announced by IIM Ahmedabad on July 31 with the CAT notification. Once the candidates have downloaded the CAT exam admit card, they have to verify all the information such as name, CAT registration number, CAT exam day guidelines, venue of the CAT test centre, and timings.

If a candidate encounters any problems with the CAT 2021 admit card, they need to contact IIM Ahmedabad's help centre immediately.

Also read:

  • CAT 2021: Mistakes to Avoid on CAT Exam Day
  • IIM CAT 2021: How to Approach CAT Questions; Tips by CAT Toppers
  • CAT 2021 Tricks for Quant, DI & LR, VRC by 99 Percentilers

Key Highlights for CAT MBA Admit Card 2021

CAT Event

CAT Details

Name of the exam

Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT 2021 Conducting body

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)

Login details to download CAT admit card 2021

CAT login ID and password

Compatible browsers to download the CAT exam hall ticket

Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer

Official website to download CAT admit card 2021

iimcat.ac.in

CAT 2021 helpline number

1800-2090-830

CAT Admit Card Date 2021

Indian Institute of Management has announced the CAT 2021 exam date as November 28. Candidates who are going to appear for CAT 2021 must be aware of the CAT admit card download date as well as the exam timing.

This will help the candidates to know what time they have to report to the test center and at what time the CAT 2021 exam starts in each session. The complete schedule is mentioned in the CAT IIM admit card 2021.

CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date

CAT Event

CAT Dates

CAT admit card release date

October 27, 2021 (Released)

CAT admit card release time5:00 PM

Last date to download CAT hall ticket

November 28, 2021

Official CAT 2021 mock test release dateOctober 30, 2021

CAT exam date 2021

November 28, 2021, Sunday

CAT 2021 Admit Card Date

CAT 2021- Key Change

IIM Ahmedabad has received several queries from CAT 2021 aspirants regarding their candidature due to the "promotion/pass" certificate awarded instead of the "marks" certificate due to the last two pandemic years of their bachelor's program. As per the released CAT eligibility criteria, candidates should have secured 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case candidates belonging to reserved category and for PwD category].

Also check:

  • How to prepare for CAT 2021 without coaching
  • Why Take Mock Tests Before CAT 2021

How to Download CAT Hall Ticket 2021?

To know how to get CAT admit card via online, students are advised to follow the step-by-step process given below. Otherwise, go through the IIM MBA CAT exam hall ticket download workflow image.

  • Candidates must use one of the specified web browsers to download CAT admit card 2021

    • Google Chrome (version 80.0.3987 to 89.0)

    • Internet Explorer (version 10.0.46 to 11.0.220)

    • Mozilla Firefox (version 68 to 84.0.1)

  • Save the CAT admit card 2021 as a draft in the pen drive and email and make sure it is printed out before the exam.

  • Before going to download the admit card of CAT 2021, candidates must have their CAT login ID and password with them.

Steps to Download CAT admit card 2021

CAT 2021 admit card download must be done only at the official CAT website. Candidates who do not know how to download the CAT admit card 2021 online should follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of IIM CAT - iimcat.ac.in.

Step 2: Then find and visit the “Registered Candidate Login” link.

Step 3: Next enter the CAT login credentials created at the time of CAT registration such as user ID and password.

Step 4: A pop-up will appear on the page stating that the CAT application form has been successfully submitted and then click on the "Close" tab.

Step 5: Next, it will carry the candidates to the dashboard page.

Step 6: The complete form and information related to candidate details of CAT 2021 will be displayed on the screen.

Step 7: In that, the candidates have to choose the CAT 2021 admit card link to download.

Step 8: A new page will open, which will reveal the test center address and shift time, and then click on the admit card where it was written.

Step 9: CAT admit card 2021 will be downloaded automatically on the system.

Step 10: Check all the details mentioned and print the CAT admit card.

Snapshot of CAT Admit Card 2021

Details mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2021

After successfully downloading the CAT exam admit card, make sure all the essential details are available in it or not. The following information will be mentioned on the CAT 2021 admit card:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Application number

  • Date of birth

  • Category of the candidate

  • PwD status

  • Date and day of the test

  • Test times and session

  • Reporting/ Entry time at centre

  • Gate closing time of centre

  • Google Map Link

  • Test city

  • Test centre

  • Space provided to affix the candidate's photograph and signature.

  • CAT admit card instructions for candidates to be followed on the day of CAT exam 2021.

NOTE: Candidates should sign in the CAT 2021 admit card in the presence of an invigilator.

Other MBA Entrance Exams that you can apply for

NMAT Registration 2021

XAT Registration 2022

IBSAT Registration 2021

MAT Registration 2021

ATMA Registration 2021

IIFT Registration 2022

Problems faced while downloading CAT admit card 2021

If the candidates face any problem while downloading the admit card for CAT 2021 for the following reasons, they should wait patiently and try to resolve the issue quickly.

Forgot CAT User ID or Password

Case 1: If the candidate forgets his/her CAT 2021 user ID and password, in such case they should check the email or SMS they received after completing the CAT registration process.

Case 2: If the candidate loses the email or SMS they received after successfully completing the CAT 2021 application form, they can retrieve the user ID and password by following the steps given below:

  • First, click on the user ID and password tab in the CAT login window.

  • Now specify the registered email address in the space provided.

  • Next, click the "Get User ID/ Password" tab.

  • The user ID and password will be sent

  • to the registered email address of the candidate.

  • Sign in again using the new user ID or password and keep it safe for future reference.

Slow Internet Connection

Candidates may find it difficult to download the CAT 2021 admit card if the internet connection is slow. Candidates should check the speed of the internet connection before starting to download the CAT admit card 2021. The good speed of the internet will help the candidates to easily download the CAT hall ticket.

Browser Related Problem

Candidates must use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers to download the CAT 2021 admit card. If the candidate encounters a problem while downloading CAT admit card 2021 while using such browsers, in such a case, they should clear the history and cache and refresh the page. Downloading the CAT hall ticket will be easier after clearing the history and cache.

A discrepancy in CAT Admit Card 2021

Once the CAT 2021 Admit Card download is complete, candidates should check all the information mentioned in it. If there are any errors in the CAT admit card 2021, candidates should correct them as soon as possible. Candidates may encounter some errors after downloading the admit card of Common Admission Test 2021 and should correct them are:

  • Candidates' names must be spelled correctly.

  • There should be no difference between the registration number of CAT 2021 and the registered user ID.

  • There should be no difference in the date of birth mentioned in the CAT application form and official documents.

  • The category and PwD status must be specified correctly.

  • The CAT test center should be from one of the four options mentioned by the candidate in the application form.

  • The candidate's photo and signature must be eligible.

Also read

  • Best Books for CAT Preparation
  • How to crack PI GD WAT rounds of top B-schools

How to rectify the discrepancy in CAT 2021 Admit Card?

If candidates find any errors mentioned in the admit card of CAT 2021, they should contact the authority conducting the examination in such a case.

CAT helpline number

The Indian Institute of Management will provide the CAT Helpline number where candidates can call and resolve their issue in case of any problem related to the admit card. Candidates can also write to the following email address.

  • CAT Helpline desk number: 1800-2090-830 (Toll-Free)

  • Email Address: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

What to carry on exam day along with the CAT admit card?

Candidates are required to carry one of the following documents as a valid photo ID along with their admit card for CAT 2021.

  • Aadhaar card

  • Voter ID

  • PAN card

  • College/ University ID

  • Passport

  • Driving license

The last five-year trend with the start date for downloading the CAT admit card

CAT Exam Year

CAT Conducting Body

CAT admit card release date

CAT 2021IIM AhmedabadOctober 27, 2021

CAT 2020

IIM Indore

October 28, 2020

CAT 2019

IIM Kozhikode

October 23, 2019

CAT 2018

IIM Calcutta

October 24, 2018

CAT 2017

IIM Lucknow

October 18, 2017

CAT 2016

IIM Bangalore

October 18, 2016

CAT Exam Centres 2021

The exact address of the CAT 2021 examination center is mentioned on the hall ticket of the Common Admission Test (CAT full form). This year there are 158 cities where CAT exam centers are placed, and candidates can choose at least 6 cities on the basis of preference. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, candidates should select a test center nearest to their home and make sure there is no problem while traveling.

Locate CAT Test Centre using this feature: Google Map Link

IIMs have introduced a new feature in CAT admit card 2021 wherein the google map link is provided. With the use of this google map link feature, candidates can extract the exact exam centre location to avoid any last minute confusion. Here is how you can use it:

  • Download your CAT 2021 admit card

  • Click on the google map link provided in your CAT hall ticket

  • You will be directed to the google maps

  • Click on the ‘Directions’ option.

  • Enter your starting point and choose your mode of conveyance (optional).

  • The map for your exam test center, the ending point, will be displayed, and you can follow the same to reach the exact location.

Top Colleges in India offering MBA

Great Lakes Chennai

Great Lakes Gurgaon

ICFAI Dehradun

IMT Ghaziabad

UPES Dehradun

LPU Jalandhar

SRM University Chennai

GD Goenka University, Gurgaon

Chandigarh University

BML Munjal University, Gurgaon

Manipal University (MAHE)

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

IPE Hyderabad

IFIM Business School

CAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions - Do’s and Don’ts

On the day of the CAT exam, candidates should have ensured that they follow the instructions mentioned in the CAT admit card 2021. There were some do's and don'ts that candidates should keep in mind to avoid any disruption on CAT 2021 exam day.

Don’ts on CAT 2021 exam day

Candidates who will appear in CAT 2021 should not do some of the things discussed below.

  • Do not appear for the exam twice, otherwise, your candidacy for the CAT 2021 exam will be canceled.

  • Do not cheat during the exam.

  • Please check the reporting time as latecomers will not be allowed at the CAT 2021 exam center.

  • Do not engage in any malpractice such as fraud.

  • Do not argue with any staff or candidate

  • Do not use the keyboard at any time as it will lock your computer.

What should not carry to the CAT exam centre 2021

Candidates are advised not to carry any of the following electronic gadgets and not to wear any jewelry.

  • Electronic gadgets

  • Mobile phone

  • Jackets

  • Stationery items

  • Goggles

  • Wallets

Exam Day Guidelines to be followed on the CAT exam day

Candidates must reach the test center of CAT 2021 at least one hour before the start of the session. Candidates should follow several guidelines on the day of the exam:

  • Ensure to print two copies of the IIM admit card of CAT 2021 colour or black and white on an A4 size paper.

  • The CAT Admit Card 2021 is valid only if the candidate's photo and signature are clearly printed.

  • Candidates are required to show the admit card during the CAT entrance examination.

  • Authority will take photographs and IRIS of the candidate at the entry of the CAT test centre.

  • Before handing it over for verification at the testing center, be sure to attach the photo, as required, to the place where the CAT Exam Admit Card 2021 will be issued. Attach the same photo that was uploaded during the application process.

  • All candidates should carry two simple pens and test-related documents. No other items are allowed.

  • Candidates should bring their own masks, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves, and a transparent water bottle.

  • For rough work, all candidates will be given a writing pad, which they must return after completing the test.

  • Candidates are advised to check the location of the examination center on the Google Map link embedded in the electronic version of the CAT Admit Card 2021.

  • Friends or relatives will not be allowed to enter the CAT test center.

  • Any request to change the examination center will not be accepted.

  • Mandatory to provide your attendance with a signature when asked in the CAT 2020 exam lab.

  • Return the writing pad with all pages to the Invigilator after completing the exam.

  • Candidates appearing for the examination are required to locate the floor and wing laboratory using the reference number given in the CAT Admit Card, where they are required to appear for the common admission test.

  • Candidates with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in the body should bring the appropriate medical certificate to the test center.

  • After the CAT exam, hand over the duly signed CAT admit card 2021 to the invigilator in the exam lab.

Also check:

CAT exam pattern 2021CAT syllabus
CAT notification 2021CAT Important Dates 2021
CAT mock test 2021CAT Quantitative Aptitude syllabus
How to fill CAT application form 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines for CAT 2021

The Common Admission Test 2021 will be conducted amidst COVID-19. According to last year's procedure, IIM will clearly state in the MBA admit card of CAT 2021, the guidelines that candidates should follow at the test center to minimize the impact of the Coronavirus novel.

Self Declaration

All candidates are requested to download and fill the CAT Admit Card 2021 and bring the self-declaration form on the day of the examination. Candidates who reach the examination center without a self-declaration form will not be allowed inside.

Social Distancing

At the test center and examination hall, candidates are advised to maintain social distance as they appear for the CAT 2021 exam. When getting the verification of MBA CAT admit card 2021 at the entrance gate, candidates must stand in line and ensure that they follow the social distance guidelines. There will be enough space between the two seats at the CAT exam center.

Sanitization

Sanitizers will be placed at appropriate intervals for candidates to clean their hands. Also, the seating area, including the computer, webcam, keyboard, and mouse, should be adequately cleaned before each shift begins.

Wearing of Mask

Candidates coming for the CAT 2021 exam must wear a mask. Any candidate who comes to the test center without wearing a mask will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

Thermal test of temperature

Upon entering the test center, the candidates' temperature will be taken using a thermal gun. If the temperature is high, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the CAT 2021 examination. People with symptoms such as fever, cough, and runny nose should be seated in a secluded room/place with adequate safety measures.

Carrying of Hand Sanitiser and Water Bottle

Candidates are required to bring their own small transparent water bottle and 50 ml bottle of hand sanitizer to the CAT 2021 test center.

NOTE: All candidates will be monitored by CCTV surveillance.

Also check

  • When and How to Start CAT 2021 Preparation?
  • CAT 2021 Cutoff for Top MBA Admission

Complete Schedule of CAT 2021 Exam

As per last year’s trends, Careers360 provides a comprehensive schedule of CAT exams and guidelines to follow at CAT 2021 exam centers. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in the cancellation of the candidature.

CAT 2021 Exam Day Workflow for Candidates

A detailed schedule for the CAT 2020 Shift-1 for reference

Shift 1 - Time

Activities

Activity time

Remarks

7:00 AM

Arrive at the test centre (students reporting time)

Gate closes 15 minutes before test start time.

7:05 AM

Locate your test lab number

1-5 minutes

The candidate checks the location of the exam lab from the barcode desk.

7:10 AM

Scrutiny of admit card

1-5 minutes

First scrutiny of the documents was done at the gate entrance.

7:15 AM

Deposit the personal belongings (phone/ mobile, bag, etc.)

1-10 minutes

Candidates deposit their personal belongings at the gate entrance.

7:25 AM

The agility of the candidates

3-5 minutes

Appointed security personnel for quick candidates.

7:30 AM

Document (ID card and admit card) checking at the entry of test lab

1-10 minutes

Document verification is done.

7:40 AM

Candidates reach their test lab

1-10 minutes

The candidate reaches the test lab.

7:50 AM

Candidates go to the registration desk and sign (manual) on the CAT attendance sheet

1-5 minutes

Candidate sign on the attendance sheet at the registration desk.

7:55 AM

Registration Process

1-10 minutes

Candidate IRIS and photograph captured as per process.

8:05 AM

Candidates check their photo at the registration terminal and make sure it is their photo.

1-5 minutes

The candidate checks the registered photo at the registration terminal.

8:10 AM

Students receive the scribble pad from the invigilator and sit at the terminal

1-5 minutes

Students check the allotted Console in the CAT exam lab collects writing pad from the invigilator

8:15 AM

Login to test screen

1-5 minutes

Candidates complete the first login.

8:20 AM

Verify & confirm the profile details

1-5 minutes

Candidate verifies the profile information filled by him/her during CAT 2020 registration.

8:25 AM

Read & agree to the declaration

1-5 minutes

Read all the instructions given for the candidate examination and click on "Accept".

8:30 AM

CAT 2021 exam starts

120 minutes

Exam starts

10:30 AM

Test concludes & students share the feedback

1-5 minutes

After 120 minutes. When the CAT exam is complete the feedback page will be displayed on the screen. The candidate shares his opinion.

10:35 AM

Return scribble pad

1-5 minutes

Students return the writing pad to the Invigilator.

10:40 AM

Exit the test lab and collect the deposited belongings

1-5 minutes

Students exit the test lab and collect belongings (if any)

10: 45 AM

Exit the CAT test centre

Students leave the test Center.

A detailed schedule for the CAT 2020 Shift-2

Shift 2 - Time

Activities

Activity time

Remarks

11:00 AM

Arrive at the test centre (students reporting time)

Gate closes 15 minutes before test start time.

11:05 AM

Locate your test lab number

1-5 minutes

The candidate checks the location of the exam lab from the barcode desk.

11:10 AM

Scrutiny of admit card

1-5 minutes

First scrutiny of the documents was done at the gate entrance.

11:15 AM

Deposit the personal belongings (phone/ mobile, bag, etc.)

1-10 minutes

Candidates deposit their personal belongings at the gate entrance.

11:25 AM

The agility of the candidates

3-5 minutes

Appointed security personnel for quick candidates.

11:30 AM

Document (ID card and admit card) checking at the entry of test lab

1-10 minutes

Document verification is done.

11:40 AM

Candidates reach their test lab

1-10 minutes

The candidate reaches the test lab.

11:50 AM

Candidates go to the registration desk and sign (manual) on the CAT attendance sheet

1-5 minutes

Candidate sign on the attendance sheet at the registration desk.

11:55 AM

Registration Process

1-10 minutes

Candidate IRIS and photograph captured as per process.

12:05 AM

Candidates check their photo at the registration terminal and make sure it is their photo.

1-5 minutes

The candidate checks the registered photo at the registration terminal.

12:10 AM

Students receive the scribble pad from the invigilator and sit at the terminal

1-5 minutes

Students check the allotted Console in the CAT exam lab collects writing pad from the invigilator

12:15 AM

Login to test screen

1-5 minutes

Candidates complete the first login.

12:20 AM

Verify & confirm the profile details

1-5 minutes

Candidate verifies the profile information filled by him/her during CAT 2020 registration.

12:25 AM

Read & agree to the declaration

1-5 minutes

Read all the instructions given for the candidate examination and click on "Accept".

12:30 AM

CAT 2021 exam starts

120 minutes

Exam starts

2:30 AM

Test concludes & students share the feedback

1-5 minutes

After 120 minutes. When the CAT exam is complete the feedback page will be displayed on the screen. The candidate shares his opinion.

2:35 AM

Return scribble pad

1-5 minutes

Students return the writing pad to the Invigilator.

2:40 AM

Exit the test lab and collect the deposited belongings

1-5 minutes

Students exit the test lab and collect belongings (if any)

2: 45 AM

Exit the CAT test centre

Students leave the test Center.

A detailed schedule for the CAT 2020 Shift-3

Shift 3 - Time

Activities

Activity time

Remarks

3:00 AM

Arrive at the test centre (students reporting time)

Gate closes 15 minutes before test start time.

3:05 AM

Locate your test lab number

1-5 minutes

The candidate checks the location of the exam lab from the barcode desk.

3:10 AM

Scrutiny of admit card

1-5 minutes

First scrutiny of the documents was done at the gate entrance.

3:15 AM

Deposit the personal belongings (phone/ mobile, bag, etc.)

1-10 minutes

Candidates deposit their personal belongings at the gate entrance.

3:25 AM

The agility of the candidates

3-5 minutes

Appointed security personnel for quick candidates.

3:30 AM

Document (ID card and admit card) checking at the entry of test lab

1-10 minutes

Document verification is done.

3:40 AM

Candidates reach their test lab

1-10 minutes

The candidate reaches the test lab.

3:50 AM

Candidates go to the registration desk and sign (manual) on the CAT attendance sheet

1-5 minutes

Candidate sign on the attendance sheet at the registration desk.

3:55 AM

Registration Process

1-10 minutes

Candidate IRIS and photograph captured as per process.

4:05 AM

Candidates check their photo at the registration terminal and make sure it is their photo.

1-5 minutes

The candidate checks the registered photo at the registration terminal.

4:10 AM

Students receive the scribble pad from the invigilator and sit at the terminal

1-5 minutes

Students check the allotted Console in the CAT exam lab collects writing pad from the invigilator

4:15 AM

Login to test screen

1-5 minutes

Candidates complete the first login.

4:20 AM

Verify & confirm the profile details

1-5 minutes

Candidate verifies the profile information filled by him/her during CAT 2020 registration.

4:25 AM

Read & agree to the declaration

1-5 minutes

Read all the instructions given for the candidate examination and click on "Accept".

4:30 AM

CAT 2021 exam starts

120 minutes

Exam starts

6:30 AM

Test concludes & students share the feedback

1-5 minutes

After 120 minutes. When the CAT exam is complete the feedback page will be displayed on the screen. The candidate shares his opinion.

6:35 AM

Return scribble pad

1-5 minutes

Students return the writing pad to the Invigilator.

6:40 AM

Exit the test lab and collect the deposited belongings

1-5 minutes

Students exit the test lab and collect belongings (if any)

6: 45 AM

Exit the CAT test centre

Students leave the test Center.

Browse Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score: Location-Wise

MBA College in Delhi Accepting CAT ScoreMBA College in Delhi NCR Accepting CAT Score
MBA College in Bangalore Accepting CAT ScoreMBA College in Mumbai Accepting CAT Score
MBA College in Pune Accepting CAT ScoreMBA College in Hyderabad Accepting CAT Score
MBA College in Chennai Accepting CAT ScoreMBA College in Ahmedabad Accepting CAT Score
MBA College in Kolkata Accepting CAT ScoreMBA College in India Accepting CAT Score