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CAT 2016: Shoes & socks not allowed inside the Test hall, Check Test Day Instructions

Last Updated - November 30, 2016

As the candidates are gearing up their last-minute preparation for the elite management exam, there is some important information that candidates should know well before appearing for the exam.

Scheduled on December 04, 2016 in two sessions, CAT 2016 requires the candidates to reach the examination 90 minutes prior to the exam. During the test’s 180 minutes, candidates will not be able to switch between the three sections, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning & Verbal Ability.

The Computer Based Test commonly known as CBT was introduced last year in CAT Exam. While Pen and Paper option was available till the last year, this year, CAT 2016 would be strictly CBT. This step has been taken considering the transparency, efficient processing and success of last year’s Computer Based Test.


CAT 2016 CBT Key Notes

CAT 2016 introduced Computer based test pattern from last year. The lucidity and smooth conduct of CAT Exam in the previous year led to the decision of scrapping pen and paper mode completely in CAT 2016. The Computer based test of CAT 2016 will following the given pattern

  • Total number of Questions: 100
  • Three sections will include Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning & Verbal Ability
  • Exactly 60 minutes will be allotted for each section.
  • Switching between the sections is not allowed. 
  • IIM Bangalore assures of Retest for any glitches in CAT 2016

Other Important Instructions

In addition to the time restrictions among the sections, IIM Bangalore also restricts closed footwear such as shoes and socks inside the test hall. Also, candidates with mehendi laden hands or any cosmetic colors will not be permitted inside the test centre. Following the announcements, CAT 2016 also warned candidates of not applying henna at least 5 days prior to the CAT Exam to ensure smooth conduct of fingerprint digital scanning.



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