CAT 2016 Candidates are directed with an alert this time. The exam which is a prior qualification for getting into Indian Management Institutes, has evolved with an inflexible set of important CAT instructions which are being criticized by the candidates.
Students say, it has been the weirdest set of questions that they have ever been asked to follow.
As per the new rules, A candidate with a Mehendi laden hands or any other ‘Cosmetic Colours’ will not be allowed to appear for the examination. So, they strongly recommended candidates to avoid doing so, at least 5 days prior to the test.
Another Instruction that caught the attention is that a candidate is not allowed to take the test if he/she will be wearing shoes or any closed footwear. Even if they are wearing the socks, they would not be permitted in the exam hall. If any, the students will be asked to remove their socks and leave their shoes outside the exam hall.
With just one day left for one of the India’s toughest examinations, here is the entire list of the alarming instructions. Have an attentive view and spare yourself from any stroke at the exam centre:
- Reach the test centre by 7:30 a.m. for forenoon session or by 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.
- 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.
- 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 phones, earphones, microphones, pager, health band or any other electronic gadgets, any printed/blank/hand written paper, pencil box, pouch, calculator etc., are NOT allowed inside the test center.
- 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 fingerprint scan will be captured. Candidates whose fingerprints cannot be digitally scanned due to reasons like applying Mehendi / henna / any cosmetic colours etc., will not be permitted to take the test. It is strongly recommended that you avoid applying Mehendi on your hands (palm side) for at least 5 days prior to the test.