The Indian Institutes of Management will be conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 on November 28, 2021. As per the official website – iimcat.ac.in, the downloading of the CAT 2021 admit cards will begin from October 27, 2021, onwards. The admit cards for CAT 2021 will be available to download till the day of the examination. However, with almost seven days left for the admit cards to be released, the question that now bothers many is at what time the hall tickets will be available.
Other than that, what could be the chances of the admit cards not being released on the stipulated date? The official website states that the admit cards will be available to download from 5 PM on October 27, 2021. To have an idea about whether the CAT 2021 admit card downloading process will get delayed, let’s take a look at the previous years’ trends.
In 2020, the scheduled date for the release of the CAT admit cards was October 28, 2020. There was no delay and the admit cards were available to download on the stipulated date from 5 PM onwards. Similarly, in 2019, the CAT admit cards were scheduled to be released on October 23, 2019, from 5 PM onwards. There was no delay and the admit cards were available at the right time. Likewise, in 2018, the CAT admit cards were scheduled to be available on October 24, 2018, and there was no delay. Candidates were able to start downloading the hall tickets from 1 PM onwards.
Conversely, in 2017, there was a delay in releasing the admit cards. The expected date of the admit cards to be available on the official website was October 18, 2017. However, it got postponed to October 25, 2017. On the rescheduled date, the admit cards could be downloaded from 1 PM onwards. A similar situation was observed in 2016 also. The scheduled date for the availability of the CAT admit cards was October 18, 2016. However, it got postponed and the admit cards were released on October 24, 2016, from 1 PM onwards.
It is conspicuous that there was no delay in releasing the CAT admit cards in the past three years. The delay took place in 2017 and 2016 for reasons unknown. Hence, it is very unlikely that there could be any delay in the availability of the CAT 2021 admit cards. Moreover, there wasn’t any alteration in the scheduled time for releasing the admit cards for the last two years. Thus, it is expected that even this year, the CAT 2021 admit cards will be available from 5 PM onwards.