CAT 2016: 10 Important Instructions You Must Check
With not even 48 hours left for the examination to begin, students appearing for Common Admission Test (CAT) should start studying smart instead of starting any new topic.
The Common Admission Test 2016 (CAT 2016) will be conducted on Sunday, December 4, 2016, in two separate sessions.
This year, the IIM Bangalore is the convener of CAT 2016. The test will be conducted in 138 cities across India.
Here are some important instructions one should not miss to read:
1. Admit cards can be downloaded from the CAT website (https://iimcat.ac.in) till the test day; admit cards will not be available for download after the completion of the test.
2. Candidates need to carefully read all the instructions provided on the admit cards.
3. Candidates have to reach the test centre by 7:30 a.m. (for the forenoon session) and by 1:00 p.m. (for the afternoon session); those reaching late (after 8:45 a.m. for the forenoon session/2:15 p.m. for the afternoon session) will not be permitted inside the test centre.
4. Only admit cards and original photo ID proof will be permitted inside the test hall.
5. 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
6. Admit cards (plus Scribe Affidavit, if applicable) will be collected by the test invigilator and will not be returned to the test-taker; these will be retained by the invigilator.
7. Any kind of watch, mobile phone, earphones, microphones, 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 center.
8. Candidates wearing shoes or any other closed footwear will have to leave the footwear (including socks) outside the examination hall; they will be allowed to wear open footwear like sandals, etc.
9. On the day of the test, the candidates’ digital finger print scan will be captured; candidates whose finger prints cannot be digitally scanned due to reasons like application of mending/henna/any cosmetic colour, etc., will not be permitted to take the test; it is strongly recommended that candidates avoid applying mending on their hands (palm side) for at least five days prior to the test.
10. All CAT 2016 applicants are strongly advised to be aware of the local weather conditions in their Test City (rains in Puducherry & Tamil Nadu, or dense fog in northern India), and plan accordingly to reach the test venue on time.
Meanwhile, the CAT 2016 results are expected to be declared during the second week of January, 2017.
Best of luck!