CAT 2016 conducted successfully, 1.95 lakh take test

There was one incident of malpractice that was promptly detected and has been dealt with by initiating the due procedure of law, says IIM

CAT 2016 conducted successfully, 1.95 lakh take test

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore has conducted the most sought after management entrance test, CAT, on December 4, 2016. The test was conducted in 138 cities across India to choose candidates for IIMs across the country.

According to a report in TOI, some candidates claimed that three questions in the quantitative ability (QA) section showed 'Pi' symbol on their computer screens instead of what should have ideally been a 'square root'.


"No surprises (in the exam)... There may, however, have been some problem with a few computers due to which three QA questions showed the Pi symbol instead of what should have been a square root, as claimed by some candidates. Due to this, they would have lost precious time and marks," Deekshant Sehrawat, director, Roots Education, said, according to the report.

After the test, official website in an announcement, said: “We wish to inform and assure everyone that the CAT Exam 2016 has concluded successfully. There was one incident of malpractice that was promptly detected and has been dealt with by initiating the due procedure of law. This incident has in no manner compromised the integrity of the Test and the CAT Administration requests you not to pay any heed to rumours or insinuations in this regard.”

The test was conducted with three sections by giving 180 minutes, which are:

• Section I: Verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC)

• Section II: Data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR)

• Section III: Quantitative ability (QA)

This year, IIM had provided instructions to candidates, which are:

Students reached the test centre by 7:30 a.m. for forenoon session or by 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session. Only Admit Card and original Photo ID proof were permitted inside the test hall.

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., were NOT allowed inside the test centre.

Candidates wearing shoes or any other closed footwear, WILL had 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, digital finger print scan was captured. Candidates whose finger prints cannot be digitally scanned due to reasons like applying Mehndi / henna / any cosmetic colours etc., were not be permitted to take the test. It was  strongly recommended that you avoid applying Mehndi on your hands (palm side) for at least 5 days prior to the test.