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CAT Admit Card 2023: Date, How To Download, Documents Needed


CAT Admit Card 2023: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) released the CAT 2023 admit card on November 7, 2023, at iimcat.ac.in. Earlier, the CAT 2023 hall ticket was supposed to be uploaded on October 25, 2203; however, with the revision, candidates can now download their CAT hall tickets online from November 7, 2023. Furthermore, we updated the direct link to download the admit card on this page. Candidates have to enter their user ID and password in the official portal to access the hall ticket.

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CAT 2023 exam admit card has been released. The IIM CAT hall ticket has been issued on November 7, 2023; Earlier, the release was scheduled for October 25, 2023. Check out the direct link below.

The CAT hall ticket contains the candidate’s details, roll number, exam date, time, centre, and instructions. Furthermore, aspirants must note that they need to carry a printout of the admit card and photo ID proof to the exam centre. Without these documents, the authority does not allow candidates inside the exam hall. Read on to find out more.

CAT Admit Card 2023 Release Date

Applicants planning to appear for the CAT 2023 exam must be aware of the important dates. They are required to keep checking the official page for further notification regarding the exam and stay updated with the latest changes. Check out the CAT important dates from the table below:

Release Date of CAT Admit CardOctober 25, 2023
November 7, 2023
Last Date to Download CAT Hall TicketNovember 26, 2023
IIM CAT Exam DateNovember 26, 2023

How To Download CAT Admit Card 2023?

Candidates can view and download the CAT exam hall ticket from the official website. The exam conducting body will not send hard copies of the admit cards to any individual candidate. In order to download the hall ticket, follow the steps below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website: iimcat.ac.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the “Login” button under the ‘Registered Candidate Login’ option.
  • 3rd Step: On the next page, enter the User ID and Password.
  • 4th Step: Click on the “Login” button.
CAT Admit Card Login
  • 5th Step: A pop-up will appear saying that the candidate has successfully submitted their application form. Click on “Close”.
  • 6th Step: Now, click on the link provided to download the admit card.
  • 7th Step: The CAT hall ticket will appear on the screen. Download the admit card and take a printout for further use.

Download CAT 2023 Exam Hall Ticket [Active on November 7]


  • Take at least two hard copies of the admit card for future reference.
  • Check all the details mentioned on the CAT exam call letter and then print it.

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  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the “Getting a Government Job” menu bar.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Management” from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “CAT” and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Test” from the header section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any CAT subjects.
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Details Mentioned on CAT Hall Ticket 2023

The following details should be verified on the candidates’ CAT hall tickets:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Category
  • Date of birth
  • Candidate’s photo
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Registration number
  • Date and time of the exam
  • Exam centre name & address
  • Google map link to locate the exam centre
  • Emergency contact number
  • Exam-related instructions

Documents To Be Carried To CAT Exam Centre

The admit card is a mandatory document that must be carried to the examination hall. Candidates must also carry one of the following photo ID proofs along with the admit card:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID Issued by the Current Educational Institution or Employer.

Problems Faced While Downloading CAT Hall Ticket

Often, it is observed that candidates face problems while downloading the admit card. They should wait patiently and try to resolve the issue quickly:

1- Forgot CAT User ID or Password

  • If a candidate forgets his or her CAT user ID & password, then he/she should check on the email or SMS, they received after completing the CAT registration process.
  • If candidates lose the email or SMS after completing the application form, they can retrieve the same by following the small below procedure:
    • Click on the User ID & Password tab in the CAT login window
    • Enter the registered email address in the tab.
    • Click on the “Get user ID & Password” tab.
    • The user ID & password will again be sent to the candidate’s registered email address.
  • The candidate must sign in again using a new user ID or password and keep that safe for future use.

2- Slow Internet Connection

Candidates must ensure that they have a strong internet connection when downloading their admit cards. A slow internet connection can make it difficult for candidates to download the admit card. The good speed of the internet will help the candidates to download CAT hall tickets easily.

Candidates must use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to download CAT admit card. If the candidate faces any difficulty in downloading from the browser, then the candidate should clear the history and cache and refresh the page. Downloading the CAT hall ticket will be easier after clearing the history and cache.

The candidate may face technical errors on the website due to heavy traffic. Wrong credentials and a slow internet connection can make it difficult for candidates to download admit cards.

How To Correct Discrepancies in CAT Admit Card?

In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must seek the help of the CAT help desk. Candidates who are availing of the scribe service must submit the scribe affidavit and carry a photo identification card to the exam centre. Given below are the contact details:

The Google map link is another new feature mentioned on the IIM CAT Admit card. With this feature, candidates can locate the exact location of their CAT exam centres and avoid last-minute chaos. They can download the hall ticket and make use of the digital admit card to use this feature. Here’s how to use Google Map Link:

  • Download the admit card.
  • Click on the google map link provided in the admit card.
  • The candidate’s screen will be directed to Google maps.
  • Click on the “Directions” option.
  • Enter the starting point and choose the mode of conveyance.
  • The map that depicts the destination centre will be displayed on the screen. Candidates must follow it to access the centre easily.

Instructions By IIMs Regarding CAT Hall Ticket

Go through the instructions mentioned by IIMs for CAT Call Letter:

  • Download the hall ticket from the CAT official website and affix a photograph similar to what was used during the registration process.
  • Adhere to all the instructions mentioned on the CAT admit card.
  • Always carry a hard copy of the admit card to the CAT test centre along with identity proof in original.
  • The admit card will be issued to candidates with a test centre allocated in their first preference city to more than 90% of CAT applicants.
  • A PwD candidate with a scribe must complete all the formalities explained on the official website, and the admit card.

COVID-19 Instructions on CAT Admit Card

Apart from last year’s trends, IIM Ahmedabad has brought some changes to the CAT exam. The admit card will contain the following changes brought along with additional instructions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic includes:

  • Candidates will not be able to map the application number and lab number as this will not be displayed outside the test centre. An instructor will provide all these details to the candidate at the time of entry to the test venue post the verification procedure.
  • Candidate should bring own mask, gloves, personal hand sanitiser, transparent bottle, 2 simple pends and exam-related documents.
  • Shoes or footwear with thick soles are not allowed.
  • Aspirants must avoid wearing clothes with large buttons.
  • Candidates should report to the exam centre at least 90 minutes before the exam.
  • Social distancing must be followed.
  • Candidates with fever, cough, and cold symptoms will not be allowed to sit in a separate isolation lab.
  • Aspirants will have to sign the declaration and show the same to the centre staff at the hall entry.

IIM CAT Exam Day Guidelines — Do’s & Don’ts

On the day of the CAT exam, candidates must ensure that they follow the instructions mentioned on the CAT exam admit card. Here are some of the do’s & don’ts that candidates should keep in mind to avoid disruption on exam day.

CAT Exam Day Flow

Do’s on CAT Exam Day

Here are a few instructions that candidates must follow on exam day:

  • The printout of the admit card should be clear and legible. The candidate’s photograph and signature must be clearly printed.
  • Candidates must make necessary arrangements for travel, food, accommodation, and any other expenses before the exam day.
  • The candidates must verify and carry their original ID proof and the printed CAT hall ticket before leaving for the test centre.
  • They must affix their photographs uploaded during the application process in the space provided on the admit card.
  • Candidates must reach the test centre at the reporting time. Entry to the exam centre closes at 8:15 AM for the forenoon session, 12:15 PM for the afternoon session, and 4:15 PM for the evening session.
  • Maintain a queue during test centre entry, temperature checking using Thermo Gun, document verification, IRIS & Photo capture, and exiting the centre.
  • Centre staff will scan the barcode printed on the admit card at the scanning desk and tell the location of the exam lab.
  • Candidates must provide their signatures on the attendance sheet.
  • The staff will provide one pen and one scribble pad to candidates. Candidates need to drop the same (with all pages intact) in the boxes provided after the exam completion.

Don’ts on CAT Exam Day

The following should be avoided by candidates:

  • Candidates must not appear for the exam more than once. Doing so will lead to the cancellation of the candidature.
  • They must not request entry to the test centre after the reporting time is over.
  • Any candidate must not carry prohibited items such as mobile phones, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators, own stationery items, pens, wallets, and goggles inside the exam lab.
  • Candidates must not attempt to cheat or copy answers from others during the exam.
  • Taking a bio-break inside the exam lab is prohibited unless it is a medical emergency.
  • Candidates must not wear any jewellery (or metal items), shoes/ footwear with thick soles, and garments with large buttons inside the test centre.
  • Candidates should not waste Scribble Pad pages as only one pad will be provided. Furthermore, they must not carry any pages from the Scribble Pad outside the exam centre after the test.

Candidates may also check:

CAT BooksCAT Preparation
CAT Exam PatternCAT Application Form
CAT ResultCAT Cut-off
CAT Important DatesCAT Eligibility Criteria
CAT Question PaperCAT Answer Key

FAQs on CAT Admit Card 2023

Check the frequently asked questions regarding the CAT hall ticket 2023 below:

Q: When will the CAT admit card 2023 be released?

Ans: The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow announced CAT 2023 admit card on November 7, 2023.

Q: How to download the CAT admit card?

Ans: Candidates can download the hall ticket for CAT online from the official website, i.e., iimcat.ac.in. Furthermore, they need to log in using the user ID and password to download the admit card.

Q: Are soft copies of admit cards allowed to be brought if the candidate forgets to carry a hard copy?

Ans: Soft copies of IIM CAT hall tickets are not allowed. It is essential to carry a hard copy of the admit card.

Q: What details must be verified on the CAT admit card?

Ans: Candidates must verify the details such as name, photograph, signature, exam centre details, instructions for candidates, etc.

Q: If the candidate forgets to carry CAT admit card to the allotted test centre, then can the candidate show a digital copy of the same?

Ans: No, a digital copy of the admit card is not accepted at the exam centre. A photocopy is not even allowed. Candidates must make sure that they carry valid id proof as well for verification.

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