CAT Admit Card 2021: Hall Ticket Download Dates


CAT Admit Card 2021 will be released by IIM Kozhikode via online mode. All the aspirants are required to download the admit card and print in order to appear in the exam. Exam centres for the candidates will be found in the admit card. Candidates are required to print the Admit Card probably in the A4 size sheet format, using a Laser Printer. This will ensure proper legibility of the photograph and signature. A photo identification card should be taken along with the Admit card for entry into Exam Centre. The admit card for Common Admission Test 2021 will not be sent by post. All the details regarding CAT 2021 Admit Card can be found in this article.

CAT Admit Card 2021 Dates


The Admit card download dates are announced on IIMCAT official website and are follows:

CAT 2021 Admit Card Dates
Event Dates(Tentative)
Availability of Admit Card 23 October 2021
Last date to download the Admit Card 24 November 2021
Date of Examination 24 November 2021
Date of Answer Key 05 December 2021

These are the tentative dates based on the previous year examination. Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates as notifies by the officials.

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How to download CAT Admit Card 2021?

Following are the steps to download CAT 2021 Admit Card:

  • Step 1 – Candidates have to go to the main login page of CAT 2021 website and then to the icon window ‘’ download admit card’’
  • Step 2 – Now the applicant has to click on ‘Download Admit card’
  • Step 3 – After clicking on Download Admit Card, the aspirant is required to enter his/her registered CAT 2021 user ID and Password in the space provided
  • Step 4 – Application details will be displayed along with the icon ‘’ Admit Card’’ and then Click on ‘Admit Card’
  • Step 5 – Click on ‘’Here’’ in one line IIM message- Please Click here to download Admit Card. The Admit Card will be downloaded
  • Step 6 – The aspirants are required to print the admit card
  • Step 7 – In the space provided, candidate have to paste one identical photograph of themselves
  • Step 8 – Candidates have to carry their admit card along with a valid photo identification card

Details Printed on CAT Admit Card 2021

A CAT Admit Card contains important details such as

  • Name
  • Registration no.
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Date and Day of Test
  • Test time
  • Test centre
  • Test system no.
  • Signature
  • Instructions
  • There will also be a field for candidates signature in the presence of the invigilator

Important Do’s for the Exam Day

  • Candidates have to bring admit card along with a valid photo identification card
  • Valid photo identification may include an original copy of  Aaadhar Card, Driving license, Employer ID, Pan Card, Passport, Voter ID, College ID.
  • If the candidate is using the services of a scribe, then scribe affidavit is required.
  • The candidate has to report 90 minutes before the scheduled time
  • Candidates will get a rough pad and pen from the exam centre.

Important Don’ts for the Exam Day

Following are the things which should be avoided inside the exam hall of CAT 2021:

  • Shoes are not allowed inside the testing room
  • Pen, Pencil, sharpener, watch, Mobile phones, calculators are also not allowed inside the exam centre
  • There would be no break in between the duration of 3 hours
  • No documents except Admit card and photo ID will be allowed to be carried by the candidate into the centre. Candidates cannot bring any pencil, paper, pen or any stationery item. They will be provided with the same during the duration of the exam.

CAT 2021 Exam Schedule

Session Exam Time Reporting Time Last Entry Time
Morning Session 9:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M 7:30 A.M 8:45 A.M
Afternoon Session 2:30 P.M to 5:30 P.M 1:00 P.M 2:15 P.M


  • Candidates have to print Admit Card in A4 size sheet using a laser printer
  • Admit card will only be applicable if the photo and signature are valid and legible
  • The photograph should be pasted during the time of registration in the space provided
  • It is important to take admit card to the exam centre and should be presented whenever asked
  • A valid photo identification card should be brought along with the Admit Card
  • A valid photo identification ID will include an Aaadhar Card, Driving license, Employer ID, Pan Card, Passport, Voter ID, College ID.

CAT 20201 Highlights

Name Of Exam Common Admission Test
Mode of Exam Online mode (Computer Based Test)
Official website
Details required to download CAT 2021 Admit Card User ID and Password

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