CAT 2018 Admit card

This year, IIM Calcutta shall conduct CAT 2018. IIM Calcutta have released a Media Release, Test Day Help Guide and Animated Test Day video for CAT 2018 Aspirants. Please check the Quick links sections below updated as per the CAT 2018 website

Quick Links

CAT 2018 Admit card is available on IIM CAT website since 24th October 2018. Candidates can refer the below process to download the CAT 2018 Admit Card.

Step 1: Visit CAT Website and Click on Download Admit Card

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Step 2: Login with User Id and Password

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Step 3: Click on Admit Card and follow the procedure

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The CAT 2018 admit card shall have the below details:

Candidate Details

     Registration Number
     Date of Birth

Test Day Details

     Date and Day of Test
     Test Time/Session
     Test City
     Test Center
     Test System Number
     Google Map Link
     Reference Number
     Emergency Contact (as filled by the candidate)

If you are unable to view your Admit Card post log in, refer to the help desk details given below.

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Click here to check the Admit card related FAQs.

  1. Print this Admit card on an A4 size paper using a laser printer. Admit Card is valid only if the Candidate's photograph and signature images are legibly printed. Please affix the same photograph as uploaded while registering for CAT at the indicated place (beside the printed photograph). The candidate must produce the Admit Card for verification at the time of the test. This Admit card is valid only for the test date and session time as specified in the ‘Test Day Details’ section.
  2. Candidates should also produce at least one original (not photocopied or scanned) valid (not expired) photo identification (ID) card (such as College ID, Employer ID, Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Identification Affidavit) along with the Admit Card. The candidate's photograph and signature should be legibly printed and visible on the photo ID card and should match the name on Admit Card. The photo ID card should not be damaged or smudged.
  3. Candidates should report at 7:30 a.m. for the forenoon session and at 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session. No candidate will be allowed inside the Test Centre after 8:45 a.m. for the forenoon session and post 2:15 p.m. for the afternoon session.
  4. Candidates are advised to locate their Test Centre and its accessibility at least a day before the test so that they can reach the Centre on time on the day of the test. The google map link embedded on the electronic version of the Admit card may be of particular help to locate the Test Centre.
  5. Only Admit Card & Photo ID Card will be allowed inside the Test Hall. Nothing else will be permitted.
  6. Writing pad and pen will be provided to the Candidates for rough work, which will have to be returned after the Test. Candidates should clearly write their name and registration number on the writing pad.
  7. Mobile phones, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators, stationery items, papers, wallets, goggles, jackets, etc. will NOT BE ALLOWED inside the Test Hall.
  8. Candidates must NOT wear any jewelry or other items containing metal. Candidates will be asked to remove their jackets, footwear before entering the Test Hall.
  9. There is no facility for safekeeping of your personal belongings outside the test hall and test conducting authority is not responsible for its damage or loss, if any.
  10. Candidates attempting to appear for CAT 2018 more than once will be disqualified from CAT 2018.
  11. Friends and relatives accompanying the Candidates will not be allowed inside the Test Centre.
  12. Candidates need to make their own travel and stay arrangements for attending the Test.
  13. The Admit Card is provisional, subject to the condition that the candidate has fulfilled the eligibility conditions like academic qualification, category, PwD status etc., as mentioned in his/her Application which is subject to verification in the consecutive stages of the selection process.
  14. Request for change of Test Centre will NOT be entertained.
  15. The Reference Number is provided only for limited purpose of identifying the floor/wing/lab at the Test venue on the day of the Test. For any correspondence with CAT Centre, candidate must provide his/her CAT Registration Number.

Tutorial to understand the format of the test is now available on the CAT 2018 website. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials, well in advance. Click here to check CAT 2018 Mock test Navigation Guideline.

Click to check IIM CAT 2018 Mock test

IIM CAT 2018 Mock test (for PwD Candidates with low vision)

For any other query you can get in touch with IMS team by writing to us at You can also call us at 1800-1234-467.

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