CAT Admit Card 2021: Direct Download Link

CAT Admit Card 2021: Direct Download Link

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Sep 15, 2021CAT 2021 notification has been released You can apply for CAT from 4th August to 15 September 2021.. Check other details about the CAT exam such as exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern and more. 
CAT 2021 notification has been released You can apply for CAT from 4th August to 15 September 2021.. Check other details about the CAT exam such as exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern and more. 
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CAT Admit Card 2021 and Exam: Important Highlights

The CAT admit card 2021 will be issued by IIM Ahmedabad on the CAT official website- The direct link to download the CAT Admit Card will be mentioned below. The CAT Admit Card pdf contains several details such as candidate information, CAT Exam day details, etc. CAT 2021 Admit Card shall also contain some additional information regarding the exam such as COVID-19 advisory guidelines. The CAT Admit Card also contains the details about the CAT Exam slot and timings.

As per the latest updates, CAT 2021 exam will be conducted on 28 November 2021 and the CAT  admit card download date 2021 is from 27 October – 28 November 2021. Check the CAT Admit Card 2021 Link below. 

CAT Admit Card 2021


CAT Admit Card Issuing Authority

IIM Ahmedabad

CAT Admit Card Download link

CAT Admit Card Login

CAT Login Id and Password

CAT Exam Date 2021

 28 November 2021 

Detailed Mentioned on CAT Admit Card

Name, Application Number, Date of Birth Candidate, Uploaded Photo, Candidate Category, Date and Day of Test, Test Times and Session, Test Center

CAT authorities also declare the number of test centres for CAT 2021. The number of CAT test cities has been increased to 158 exam cities. Earlier, a total of 425 test centres were arranged for CAT 2020 keeping in view the social safety and well being of the candidates and staff members conducting the test. For CAT 2019, there were only 156 test centres that accommodated 2.44 Lac candidates.

Some of the major changes in the exam pattern of CAT 2021

  • The exam will be of 120 minutes instead of 180 minutes
  • The exam will consist of 76 questions in place of 100 questions 
  • The exam will be held in 3 slots instead of 2 slots 
    • Slot 1 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Slot 2 - 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
    • Slot 3 - 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Important Dates for CAT 2021 Exam

Applicants who will successfully register for CAT 2021 must check all the important dates related to CAT Admit Card 2021 below. It is important to note the CAT Admit Card Dates to ensure that you do not miss any deadline.



CAT 2021 Notification date

01 August 2021

CAT 2021 Registration form Starts

04 August 2021 (10:00 am)

CAT 2021 Registration last date

22 September 2021 (5:00 pm)

CAT Admit card 2021

27 October – 28 November 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Date

28 November 2021

CAT 2021 Result Declaration

Second week of January 2022

How to download CAT Admit Card 2021

Below mentioned are the Steps to Download CAT Admit Card 2021. CAT Admit Card 2021 will be available on the official website for CAT exam. The procedure to download the admit card is described below in easy steps below

  1. Go to the official website of CAT
  2. Click on 'Registered Candidate Login' to log in
  3. Log in with your User Id and Password
  4. Click on the Admit Card tab and download it

Details Mentioned in CAT Admit Card 2021

Candidates who have successfully downloaded the CAT hall ticket must verify the following details on the admit card.

  • Candidate's Name
  • Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Category to which candidate belongs
  • Details of candidate belonging to PwD category
  • Day and Date of Test
  • Session in which the candidate has to appear at the test centre
  • Reference Number
  • Test City
  • Test centre complete address
  • Test centre's Google Maps' Link
  • Instructions to be followed by the candidates while taking the test
  • Space to affix photograph and do signature in front of the invigilator

CAT Admit Card 2021 – Google Map Link

The CAT Admit Card 2021 also contains a Google Map Link Feature to ensure that applicants do not face any issue with locating their CAT test centres. Just below the CAT Test centre, mentioning the complete address, CAT authorities have included a Google Map Link feature directing you to the exam centre.

CAT Admit card Snapshot

Common Issues in Downloading CAT Admit Card 2021

Below mentioned are the various issues that applicants may find while downloading the CAT Admit Card

1- Forgot User ID or Password

In case you forget/misplace your User ID or Password used for logging into CAT portal to download CAT Admit Card, just follow the steps given below to retrieve your User ID or Password

  • On the registered Candidate Login page, click on Forget User ID/Password
  • You will be asked to enter your email address and seven-digit captcha. Enter both the details and click on 'Get User ID/Password
  • You will receive details on your mailbox. Check there and follow the steps to recover your User ID or Password

2- Browser Related Issues

Generally, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox should be used while downloading CAT Admit Card 2021. However is candidates face any trouble in downloading the Admit Card, it is suggested to clear the cookies, cache and browsing history and try again to download the CAT Admit Card 2021.

As soon as the candidates download the CAT Admit Card 2021, it is suggested to check all the information mentioned on the same. A candidate should:

  • Check for the spelling of his/her name
  • Check the registration number and match it with the one mentioned at the time of registration
  • Check the date of birth
  • Check the Category mentioned
  • Check the photograph and the signature image printed on the admit card

Discrepancy Rectification in CAT Admit Card 2021

If a candidate discovers any sort of discrepancy in their CAT Admit Card 2021, they must contact the CAT Authorities at the earliest and get those discrepancies rectified.

How to Contact CAT Authorities for Discrepancy Rectification?

Helpline Number - 1800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)

Email Address -

What Documents are Required at CAT Exam Centre?

Candidates are supposed to carry any one of the following documents as proof of their identity along with their admit card

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Voter's ID
  • Driving License
  • College/University issued an identity card

In addition to the above identity card, candidates need to carry 2 copies of Admit Card

CAT Exam Day Guidelines: Do's and Don'ts

CAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions are mentioned below. It is advisable to go through certain Do’s and Don’ts to be followed for the exam day.


  • Maintain social-distancing.
  • Cooperate for thermal screening while entering the exam centre premises.
  • CAT 2021 Dress Code: Candidates have to permanently wear face-mask for safety reasons.
  • One should sanitize their hands time to time with their own sanitiser (in transparent bottles) or with sanitiser dispensers provided at multiple places within the CAT exam centre premises.
  • Reach the exam centre on or before the Reporting time as mentioned on the Admit Card. The reporting time for CAT 2021 is 1.5 hours before the commencement of the CAT exam.
  • Scribble on the writing pads ONLY with the pens provided at the exam centre.
  • Nobody except the candidate will be allowed to enter the CAT Exam Centre premises
  • Candidates are also advised to strictly follow the Non-Disclosure Agreement/Disclaimer issued by CAT Authorities


Candidates appearing for CAT exam are advised NOT TO CARRY the following things to the exam centre:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Any Electronic Device
  • Stationery Items (pen and paper will be provided by the exam centre)
  • CAT 2021 Dress Code: No Goggles, No Thick Jackets and Clothes having multiple pockets (in order to avoid being suspected of any Un-Fair Means)
  • Accessories (unnecessary jewellery/scarf/stole that might appear unusual

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  • Yes, you can download the CAT Admit Card 2021 on your smartphone. However, you still need to take a printout of your admit card at the time of reporting to the test centre.

  • No, the only option to get the CAT Admit Card 2021 is by downloading it from the CAT's official website

  • No, it is not mandatory to have a coloured printout of the CAT Admit Card for 2021.

  • No, after successful submission of the application fee, one cannot change their choice of Test City and will be allotted the test city as per their preference mentioned while filling the CAT registration form.

  • No, you are not required to submit the admit card at the test centre.

  • You should contact on the CAT Helpline number - 1800-209-0830 (Toll-Free) or mail to CAT Authorities at for all your CAT Admit Card 2021 related problems.

  • The main aim of mentioning reference number on CAT Admit Card 2021 is to identify the floor/wing/lab/seat of the candidate during the test. After the test, the Reference number is of no use.