CAT Admit Card

CAT Admit Card 2019 download links are provided here. Candidates who are waiting to download their CAT Admit Card can get it through the link available in this article. Aspirants can know various details through CAT admit card such as exam centre, exam timings, and instructions to follow during the exam, and so on. Download your CAT Admit Card 2019 to attend the exam.

Last modified:2019-10-21

CAT Exam will be held soon in two sessions as per the latest notification released by the IIMs. So, candidates are in a hurry to prepare for the exam. CAT exam will be conducted for 3 hours and there will be 3 sections. Once the exam date is scheduled, candidates will be looking for the link to download CAT Admit card. The officials announced that aspirants can download CAT Admit Card before the exam. It is mandatory to show the CAT Hall Ticket to the exam invigilator on the day of the exam. Candidates who are not submitting their CAT Admit Card 2019 are not allowed to enter into the exam hall. Hence, candidates are advised to download the admit card before the exam to avoid further risks. 

CAT Important Dates

Long wait for CAT Notification 2019 has come to an end. CAT Notification is released by the IIMs. But, the CAT Registration window will be open on 7th August 2019. Candidates have to wait till August to apply for CAT and the CAT registration link will be available till September 2019. Aspirants are asked to apply for the CAT before the registration ends to avoid any further issues. Let’s take a look at the important dates of CAT,

Admit Card download

23rd October 2019

Test Date

24th November 2019

Result Declaration

Second week of January 2020

Number of Test Cities


CAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019

Candidates have to prepare for the exam once the CAT exam is scheduled. CAT is a competitive exam so it needs hard preparation. CAT exam question paper consists of 3 sections such as VARC, DILR, and QA. There will be questions in both MCQs and non-MCQs type. The following table explains the available number of sections, total questions, total exam duration, and scores for each section in a clear manner. 


Total Questions

Total Duration

Scores for each section

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)



3 hours and 60 minutes for each


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)



Quantitative Ability (QA)



  • Mode of Examination - Online
  • Exam Type - Computer-based exam
  • Question Paper type - MCQs and Non-MCQs
  • Total number of sections - 3
  • Exam language - English
  • Total Number of Questions - 100
  • Total Exam Duration - 3 hours
  • Time allotted for each section - 60 minutes
  • Marking Scheme - 3 marks for correct answer and -1 mark for the wrong answer

Prepare a study plan after checking the CAT Exam pattern as it will help you to complete your exam preparation effectively. 

How to download CAT Admit Card 2019?

IIMs will be releasing CAT admit card 2019 before the exam. Hence, candidates can download the admit card from the official website. Carrying CAT hall ticket to the exam centre is vital as it is the entry ticket to enter into the examination hall. The following section explains the step-by-step procedure for downloading CAT admit card,

  1. Visit the official website of CAT 
  2. Log in through your CAT login ID and Password
  3. Check for the link mentioning CAT 2019 admit card on the home page
  4. Click on that link and download the PDF file
  5. Take a printout of the admit card and keep a soft-copy for future use.

What are the details mentioned on the CAT Admit Card?

Candidates can get to know a few details such as exam centre name and address, date & slot of the exam, category, and so on through CAT Admit card. It is mandatory to carry a hall ticket to the exam centre. Candidates who don’t carry CAT admit card will not be allowed to enter into the examination hall. Here is the information mentioned on CAT Admit Card 2019,

  • Candidate’s name and date of birth
  • CAT Registration Number and User ID
  • Category - Whether the aspirant belongs to General category or Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe or Differently Abled
  • PWD status - Whether the candidate belongs to a Differently abled category or not
  • Date and day of the test
  • Test time/session
  • Test city and Test Centre
  • Test System Number
  • Candidate’s photograph and signature
  • Exam day instructions

How to tackle the problems while downloading CAT Admit Card?

Candidates may face difficulties while downloading CAT admit card. The most common issue that one might face is forgetting their login credentials. Hence, it is must to save your CAT Id and password in a safe place. 

In case, if you forget your login credentials (ID and password), click on the “forgot password” tab. Later, you’ll receive a link to your registered email address. Click on that link to reset your password. Additionally, aspirants can contact the CAT Helpline Desk number (1800-266-0207 (Toll-Free)) or email at regarding any doubts or queries. 

Please note that you can get assistance only from Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5:30 pm) and not on public/national holidays.

Here are few things that one should carry to the exam hall along with admit card,

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID of you issued by current education institute or employer among others

Important Points to Keep in Mind:

Candidates who are going to attend the CAT exam should carry the above-mentioned documents along with them. This is because candidates are not allowed to enter into the examination hall without showing their CAT admit card. The below section lists out some important points to keep in mind,

  1. A hard copy of CAT admit card should be clear enough to read.
  2. Aspirants have to paste their passport size colour photograph in the space provided.
  3. On the other hand, candidates should sign in the space provided only in presence of the invigilator.
  4. Candidates have to carry 2 hard copies of CAT admit card to the exam hall. Out of which, one hard copy of the admit card has to be submitted to the invigilator at the time of the exam.
  5. Candidates are advised to check the exam and exam centre reporting timing properly on their admit card. Candidates should report at the exam centre on the mentioned time. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the test centre beyond 8.45 AM and 2.15 PM.
  6. For the first slot - Candidates have to report by 7.30 AM 
  7. For the second slot - the timing is 1 PM. 
  8. Candidates should carry only their CAT admit card and photo ID card. 
  9. Papers and pencils will be provided inside the exam hall for a rough calculation.
  10. CAT test takers should keep their CAT admit card till the entire admission process gets over.

These are all about CAT Admit Card. Remember to download your admit card to attend the exam.

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