CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date – Time, Link, Exam Time and Instructions

CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date – IIM Ahmedabad has announced CAT admit card released date and it is 27 Oct 2021. IIMs are very efficient and have never delayed the released of CAT admit card. Hence, this year also, IIM-A will release the admit card on the due date. It will be released on the official website, To download it, candidates will have to access the candidate login by entering user id and password. Keep on reading to know CAT 2021 admit card release time, step by step process to download it, exam timings and more details.

IIM Ahmedabad is going to release the CAT admit card 2021 on 27 Oct 2021. Candidates can visit the official website i.e to download it. CAT 2021 admit card release date was announced on 31 Jul 2021 with the official release of CAT 2021 notification. Aspirants can get the entire details about CAT 2021 Admit card from this article including dates, how to download admit card etc.

CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date

CAT admit card release date 2021 was announced July 31, 2021, along with the official notification for the exam. It is available on the website as well. With it, IIM-A has also provided time for release of the admit card and it is:

CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Time5:00 PM

CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date

CAT 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on 28 Nov 2021 at four hundred test centers in 159 towns. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. The sectional time limit is 40 minutes each. This year, due to COVID, CAT 2021 will be held in 3 slots. The exam slot for each candidates will be mentioned on the admit card of CAT. Though IIM-A has not announced slots for the exam. However, it is expected that these will be as follows:

  • 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Please note these might vary.

CAT 2021 Admit Card Link

The direct link to download the admit card of CAT 2021 will only be available at IIM does not provides sends admit card via e-mail or post. It is only released under CAT 2021 login.

  • IIM CAT 2021 Admit Card Direct Link –> Click Here

Will CAT Admit Card 2021 Release on Time or Get Delayed?

No, CAT 2021 Admit Card release Date or time will not be delayed. The candidates can be sure that the CAT Admit Card will release on time. The only reason behind the postponement of the CAT 2021 exam was the prevailing COVID-19 situation. IIM Ahmedabad is a reputed institution and works in a very efficient way. In the past years, the admit card release was never delayed so it is safe to say that the admit card will release on time this year as well.

How to Download CAT Admit Card 2021?

CAT admit card is available for download on the official website exclusively. To download the CAT 2021 admit card, candidates have to follow the steps given below: 

  • Visit the official website,
  • On the website, look for the link for “Registered Candidate Login”.
  • On clicking the link, a login opens, which looks as shown below.
CAT Admit Card 2021
  • Access this login by entering User Id and Password.
  • Next, click on the blue ‘login’ button.
  • Now, download CAT 2021 admit card from the dashboard.

Possible Problems in Downloading CAT Admit Card 2021

Many a time, while download the admit card, candidates might face certain issues. The issues and the solutions for it as follows:

Wrong password or login detailsIf aspirants cannot remember the login credentials, they can use the ‘forgot password’ option given on the exam website and abide by the instructions to change the password
Technical issue in the websiteThe CAT 2021 website may face technical issues due to heavy traffic or any other reason. In that case, do not repeatedly try logging in. Visit the website after a while
Slow internet Check the speed of your connection. If it is still slow, switch to a better connection to get you to admit card.
None of the aboveContact IIM-A at 1-800-210-1088 or [email protected] and explain the enistere situation. While doing so, mention your application number and name.

Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates should check the following information printed on their CAT 2021 admit cards.

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Photo
  • Signature
  • Registration number
  • Date and time of the exam
  • CAT 2021 exam center’s address
  • Google map link to locate exam center
  • Emergency contact number

Test system number to identify your examination roomCAT exam related instructions

Errors to Check in CAT Admit Card 2021

Candidates should look for the following errors should be same as in CAT application form

  • Registration number must be the same as the registered user ID
  • Personal information like name, date of birth should match the details in official government issued photo ID.
  • Photograph and signature must be clearly visible.

How to Correct Errors in CAT Admit Card 2021?

If any candidate finds any error in their admit card they must contact the exam authority to get it corrected. Given below are the contact details:

CAT helpline: 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)

Email at [email protected]

Documents Required on Exam Day

Here is a list of some documents which are required to bring on the day of examination:

  • CAT 2021/2022 Admit card
  • Anyone of the photo identity proof:
    • Voter ID
    • PAN Card
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Driving License
    • Passport

CAT 2021 Important Dates

All the important dates for CAT 2021 exam and the admit card which candidates need to know are as follows

CAT 2021 admit card release date27 Oct 2021 (5 pm)
Last date to download CAT admit card28 Nov 2021
CAT 2021 exam date28 Nov 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

Here are some important instructions for the exam date, which the candidates must keep in mind.

  • Carry two copies of the CAT 2021 admit card and a photo ID proof (original and photocopy)
  • Only CAT 2021 admit card & photo ID card will be allowed inside the hall
  • Writing pad and pen will be provided by the authorities for rough work, to be returned after the test.
  • Must reach the CAT exam center at the reporting time mentioned in their admit cards
  • Must use the Reference Number printed on the admit card for identifying the door
  • Candidates are not supposed to sign their CAT admit card beforehand.
  • Must affix their photo same as the one uploaded with the CAT application form
  • Mobile phone is prohibited inside the examination hall
  • Candidates are advised not to carry bags or luggage to the CAT 2021 exam center as there will be no provision to submit bags and valuables 
  • Jewelry that contains metal, clothes with pockets, jackets and footwear are prohibited inside the exam hall
  • Candidates with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in their body are required to bring medical certificate

FAQs on CAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date

What photo ID card should I carry along with CAT admit card to the exam center?

Along with two copies of the CAT admit card the candidates can carry any one of these photo ID cards in original  – Voter ID, Aadhaar card, PAN card, Passport, Driver’s License, College/University ID.

Will I be allowed entry inside the exam hall if I cannot reach it before the reporting time?

The identification procedure at the CAT exam center is elaborate which is why candidates need to reach their exam center before the reporting time. If any candidate reaches the exam center after the entrance gates have been closed, they will not be allowed entry.

Will CAT admit card be needed at the time of admission?

Yes, the institutes may ask candidates to submit a copy of the CAT admit card at the time of admission.

What are the COVID-19 guidelines for CAT 2021 exam?

On the CAT exam day, the candidates will have to report to the exam center at the reporting time mentioned on their admit cards. They will also have to carry a self-attested declaration (form attached with the CAT admit card) confirming that they do not have COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms. The candidates will have to maintain social distancing and wear a face mask at all times. They will also have to carry hand sanitizer a transparent bottle and personal drinking water.

What to do if there is an error on my CAT admit card?

In case of an error on the CAT admit card, reach out the helpdesk of CAT 2021 and get it rectified before the exam day. It is important to rectify error/s on the admit card as erroneous admit cards will not be accepted as a valid document at the test center.

Does the CAT admit card contain Google map link of the exam centre?

Yes, each candidate’s CAT admit card contains Google map link of their designated exam center. This is to help them in locating their exam centers without any hassle and help them in reaching the venue before or exactly at the reporting time.

Will I receive a hard copy of my CAT admit card 2021?

No, the hard copy of CAT 2021 admit card will not be issued to any candidate. The CAT 2021 admit card will be available in online mode only to be downloaded from the official website. The admit card can be downloaded until the exam day.

Can I change my CAT exam center after the admit card has been issued?

No. Once the CAT admit card 2021 is issued, no request for change of test center will be entertained by the examination authority. The candidates will have to take the CAT exam at the allotted exam center only.

What is Test System Number in the CAT admit card?

The Test System Number mentioned in the CAT admit card helps the candidates in identifying the floor and computer system allotted to them at the designated examination center. The CAT test center staff will also help the students in this process.

How can I download my CAT admit card in case I forget my CAT 2021 login password?

If you forget your login password, you can create a new password by clicking the ‘Forgot User ID/Password’ option available on the ‘Registered Candidate login’ window on the homepage. The link to reset your password will be sent to your registered email address.

If I forget to carry my CAT admit card to the exam center, can I show a digital copy of it?

No. Only the original printout of the CAT admit card will be accepted as proof at the exam center. Candidates are advised that they carry two printouts of their admit card with photos affixed on both.

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