Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most popular management admission tests. 20 IIMs and more 100 B-Schools accept the score of the examination. The upcoming CAT 2017 is being conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow on November 26, 2017. The candidates, who applied for the test before September 25, will be able to download the admit card today.
As per the initial official notification, the CAT admit card was to be issued on October 18, 2017. However, probably due to the festive season the issuance was delayed until October 25, 2017. To be precise, IIM will be releasing the admit card at 01:00 pm. The issuance time has been announced on the official website.
Candidates can only download admit card from the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The link to access the login for downloading it will be soon provided. The candidates need to access the link and open the login by entering the User ID and Password. Apart from downloading the admit card from the login, there is no medium to avail it. Conducting body will not e-mail or post it.
The login for CAT works perfectly but at times candidates might find it difficult to download the admit card. In that case, it is advised that the candidates try downloading it after some time. However, if the admit card is not available in the login then the candidates can contact the authority at toll-free number 1800-266-0207 or email address email@example.com.
CAT will be held in two sessions. The session allocated to the candidates will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates who will get early morning session are to report at the exam center by 7:30 am. Whereas, the reporting time for the second session is 01:00 pm. It should be noted that after 8:45 am and 2:15 pm, the entry will close.
Frisking will be done at the exam hall. Only admit card and Photo ID proof can be carried inside the exam hall. Photo ID is as important as the admit card. Candidates will not be allowed to take the exam if it is missing. The acceptable Photo ID proofs can be Voter ID Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence, etc.
Last time, rough sheet and pen were provided at the exam hall. So, most probably same will happen this year as well. The instruction regarding the same will be mentioned on the hall ticket. The general instructions on the admit card are very important and should not be ignored. All the do’s and don’t will be clarified through it.
A Test System Number will also be mentioned on the admit card of CAT. It is an important number and candidates will need it at the exam hall to identify their floor and computer. Other details mentioned on the admit card will be the name of candidates, registration number, time of the exam, the address of exam center, etc. Space will be provided for photograph and signature.
The photograph is to be affixed by the candidates. It should be the same as the one uploaded in the application form. Signature is to be done in the presence of the invigilator. The candidates will have to carry two copies of the admit card. The photo and signature will be placed in both but one copy will be kept by the invigilator. The candidates will be allowed to carry the other copy of CAT admit card 2017 home. The candidate’s copy of the admit card is to be kept safe. It might e required during the GD/PI and final admission.