CAT 2016: Important instructions candidates must check

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

CAT 2016: Important instructions candidates must check

The most sought after entrance test for management students, CAT, will be conducted on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in two separate sessions. The test will be conducted in 138 cities across India.

There will be three sections to be completed in 180 minutes.

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

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

• Section III: Quantitative ability (QA)


IIM has provided instructions to candidates, which are:

1. 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.

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

3. You need to reach the test centre by 7:30 a.m. for forenoon session or by 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.

4. Candidates reaching late (after 8:45 a.m. for forenoon / 2:15 p.m. for afternoon sessions) WILL NOT be permitted inside the test centre.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.