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CAT Admit Card 2023: How to Download it Online?

08 November, 2023 By Parthiva Mewawala, IMS India

The CAT admit card will be available for download on the official website from 5:00 PM on 7th November 2023, i.e., today, for all candidates who have successfully registered and paid the registration fees. While initially slated to be available for download from the 25th of October, an unforeseen delay had forced IIM Lucknow, this year’s CAT exam conducting body, to postpone the download date by two weeks. 


The CAT 2023 admit card is a mandatory document that every student needs to carry with them to the examination hall, without which they will be debarred from appearing for the exam. The admit card can now be downloaded from the official website – iimcat.ac.in. Students must keep two copies of the CAT admit card with them to avoid any unnecessary mishaps.


The admit card will contain all the critical information about the exam, such as exam date, slot, time, venue, reporting time, and other general rules and regulations.


In this blog, we’ve outlined how to download the admit card, the details to be checked, and how to troubleshoot basic problems you may encounter.


CAT admit card 2023 important highlights


CAT Admit Card 2023 Details
Download start date 07-Nov-2023
Download start time 5:00 PM
Download end date 26-Nov-2023
CAT 2023 admit card release mode Online
CAT admit card login link iimcat.ac.in
Credentials required CAT login ID and password
Compatible browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,  Internet Explorer
CAT help-desk phone number +91-080-26993388 / 3017 / 3013


You can find the exact venue of the exam centre only on the admit card. Candidates are allotted a venue in one of their six chosen cities. More often than not, the venue is allocated in the first preference itself. However, the exact exam centre address will only be revealed after downloading the CAT 2023 admit card. 


Also, remember to keep two photocopies of the admit card with you. The authorities at the exam centre will not accept digital copies of the document.


How to download the CAT admit card 2023?


Downloading the admit card online is easy and requires only a few steps. Follow the instructions below to download it today.


  1. Visit the official website – iimcat.ac.in.
  2. Enter your credentials – registration number and password.
  3. Click on the admit card button and download the CAT admit card.
  4. Save the admit card on your device and get two physical copies.
  5. Carry the printouts with you to the examination centre.


Details to be checked on the CAT 2023 admit card?


Your CAT admit card contains crucial examination information that will determine where and when you need to sit for the exam. If any of the details on the document don’t match your government-issued ID, you won’t be allowed into the centre. That’s why you need to double-check all the details first. Here’s the list of all the points you need to verify before you go to the centre:


  1. Your name
  2. Your caste
  3. Your date of birth
  4. Your photo
  5. Your signature
  6. Registration number
  7. Date and time of the exam
  8. CAT exam slot
  9. CAT 2023 exam centre address
  10. Google map link to locate the exam centre
  11. Emergency contact number
  12. CAT exam-related instructions

Once you have verified all the information on the admit card, go ahead and read all the exam-day instructions. You must follow these rules and guidelines to avoid any untoward incidents during the exam.

Troubleshooting problems faced while downloading the CAT admit card


There are three possible issues that you might encounter while attempting to download the admit card:


  1. Technical issues and glitches in the official website can keep you from completing the download. This can happen due to many reasons, the primary of which is heavy traffic. Too many people trying to access the website at once can lead to a technical breakdown. Instead of panicking and trying to log in repeatedly, take a break. You have several days to download the admit card. Try again after some time when the traffic on the website has subsided.
  2. Your internet connection might have issues. Slow internet or an unresponsive connection can also render you unable to download the admit card. In this case, you can either switch your network or go to a cybercafe and download.
  3. Using the wrong credentials to log in is another problem. In case you have forgotten your password, click on the forgot password link and change your password by following the instructions relayed on the screen. Use the new password and your registration number to log back in and download the document.


Correcting errors in the CAT admit card


If, while checking your admit card, you notice any discrepancies, such as the spelling of your name not matching the official ID or the picture not being clearly visible, then contact the officials immediately to correct the information. You can contact them by


  1. Calling up the CAT toll-free helpline – 1-800-210-8720 (Toll-Free)
  2. Sending an email to cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in


Documents to carry with you to the exam centre


You need to carry multiple copies of all these documents with you to the test centre:


  1. CAT admit card
  2. Any one of the following government-issued IDs:
  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • E-Aadhaar
  • Ration Card
  • College/University ID
  • Driver’s license

CAT admit card 2023 FAQs

  1. Can I use a digital copy of my CAT admit card?


No, it is compulsory to carry two printouts of the CAT admit card with you to the exam centre.


  1. What government-issued identification should I carry to the CAT exam centre?


You can pick any one of the following:


  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • E-Aadhaar
  • Ration Card
  • College/University ID
  • Driver’s license
  1. From where can I download the CAT 2023 admit card?

You can download the CAT admit card from the official website – iimcat.ac.in