New Delhi: 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.