Common Admission Test 2016 (CAT 2016) to be held on Sunday: Some important instructions


Common Admission Test 2016 (CAT 2016) is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Below are some important instructions for candidates:

– Download your admit card from the CAT website (https://iimcat.ac.in). Admit Card will not be available for download after the completion of the test.

– Carefully read all the instructions provided on the Admit Card.

You need to reach the test centre by 7:30 am for forenoon session or by 1:00 pm for the afternoon session.

– Candidates reaching late (after 8:45 am for forenoon / 2:15 pm for afternoon sessions) WILL NOT be permitted inside the test centre.

– Only Admit Card and original Photo ID proof will be permitted inside the test hall.

– Applicants who have opted for using a scribe MUST also carry the duly filled Scribe Affidavit (available on the CAT website) along with the Photo ID proof (original plus a copy) of the scribe.

– Your Admit Card (plus scribe affidavit, if applicable) will be collected by the test invigilator and WILL NOT be returned to you. These will be retained by the invigilator.

– Any kind of watch, mobile phone, earphone, microphone, pager, health band or any other electronic gadget, any printed/blank/hand written paper, pencil box, pouch, calculator etc., is NOT allowed inside the test centre.

– Candidates wearing shoes or any other closed footwear, WILL have to leave the footwear (including socks) outside the exam hall. You can wear open footwear like chappals, sandals etc.

On the day of the test, your digital finger print scan will be captured. Candidates whose finger prints cannot be digitally scanned due to reasons like applying Mehndi / henna / any cosmetic colours etc., will not be permitted to take the test. It is strongly recommended that you avoid applying Mehndi on your hands (palm side) for at least 5 days prior to the test.

– This year the examination will be held in 138 cities across the country.

– The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Section III: Quantitative Ability

Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

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