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Appearing for CAT 2018? Things you should know

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The Common Admission Test is going to be conducted by the IIM-Calcutta on November 25. Around 2.41 lakh candidates will be appearing for the exam. In a recent notification, IIM-Calcutta has released a list of instructions regarding what to wear to the exam and what to avoid.

In a test day help guide that has been released today, the exam authority has informed that only admit card, photo identity card, required a medical certificate and scribe affidavit (if any) would be permitted in the examination room.

What to avoid:

— No Jewellery allowed that contains metal. In case an aspirant is caught with them, they will be immediately asked to remove it.
— No jackets and footwear allowed inside the exam hall.
— No mobile phones, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators, stationery items allowed inside the exam centre premises.

Keep in mind:
— A candidate will be allowed to wear socks, plain pullovers/ sweaters/cardigans (without any pockets) inside the exam hall.
— Candidates with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in their body would bring a medical certificate of the same at Test Centre
— All personal belongings would be kept aside at this point and the authorities would not take any responsibility for loss of items.

Earlier, in 2016 the candidates were advised to wear open footwear like chappals.

CAT will be conducted in two shifts – 9 am to 12 pm and 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Candidates are advised to report at 7:30 am for the morning shift and at 1 pm for the afternoon shift.



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