CAT 2018 on November 25: Check the last minute guidelines

CAT 2018 on November 25: Check the last minute guidelines
Ranjini Basu | Nov 24, 2018 - 4:16 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 24: Clock is ticking! CAT aspirants are now counting time in minutes and seconds. IIM Calcutta will be administering the most coveted yet competitive exam, CAT 2018 on November 25, in two slots (Forenoon- 9 am to 12 pm/ afternoon - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm) across 374 exam centres located in 147 cities.

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At this juncture, the priority should not be on CAT syllabus or CAT exam pattern, but on the other important aspects related to appearing in the exam. Candidates are advised to prepare a checklist so that they do not miss out on any vital point. Careers360 takes the opportunity to help candidates prepare the checklist. Here are some last-minute guidelines for the test aspirants!

Confirm the exam slot and reporting time - Read the CAT admit card thoroughly. Confirm the exam slot and the timing. The exam will be conducted in two sessions- Forenoon (9 am) and Afternoon (2:30 pm). Remember, if you miss your scheduled slot, will not be allowed to take the other slot.


Reporting Time

Last Entry

Total duration

Forenoon slot

7:30 am

8:45 am

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Afternoon slot

1:00 pm

2:15 pm

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Note - Candidates will not be allowed after the last permitted entry time under any circumstances

Check the address of the test centre - To avoid last-minute hassles, locate your test centre and its accessibility at least a day prior the test so that you can reach the centre on time on November 25, 2018. The google map link embedded in the electronic version of the CAT admit card may be of particular help to locate the exam hall.

Carry CAT admit card and 1 photo ID proof - This is the ticket to enter the examination hall. You cannot afford to forget your admit card of CAT (print the admit card in an A4-size paper, preferably using a Laser Printer for clarity). Additionally, carry any one of the following photo ID proofs (valid and original) -

  • College ID
  • Employer ID
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhar Card
  • Identification Affidavit

Check what you wear - You should wear simple clothes and avoid wearing jackets, scarves, and shawls as you would need to remove them before entering the exam hall. Try to wear a shirt, pullover, sweater, cardigans, kurta, t-shirt, jeans, trousers, etc, which are devoid of any pockets. Female candidates should avoid wearing makeup, mehndi, and fancy hairstyle. Footwears will not be allowed, however, candidates can wear socks and slippers.

Do not carry bags, folders, electrical gadgets - Remember, you will not be allowed to carry anything inside the hall except for the admit card and photo ID. All your personal belongings such as mobile phone, bag, wallets, Jackets, Jewellery, watch, electronic gadgets, stationery items, etc. will have to be deposited at the Test Centre Entrance Gate, however, the guards will not be responsible for your belongings.

A strict NO to last-minute revision - You are ready for the test! So, no last-minute revision as this may lead to forgetting what you have learnt and practised resulting in bad decision-making skills. Avoid starting any new topic or revising now; just keep your mind off studies for a while and try to do things that interest you! Be calm and steady.

Careers360 wishes good luck to all the CAT aspirants!

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