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IIM Indore will release Exam Day Guidelines for CAT 2020 aspirants. The exam is expected to be conducted in third week of November 2020. Due to COVID-19 it is expected that authorities will issue addition exam day guidelines for candidates keeping in mind social distancing and precautionary measures. Generally candidates must reach the exam center with their printed CAT Admit Card and an original ID proof at least 30 minutes prior to the gate closure time.
With around 10 days to the exam, and many to-do’s on plate, a majority of candidates forget to pay attention on the requirements of the exam day and the process. This article takes you through the exam day guidelines for CAT 2020 and helps you understand the exam day workflow.
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The first and foremost thing a candidate needs to do is the downloading of admit card from the official website. Post downloading, the candidate needs to check all particulars including:
After entering the test center and completion of frisking process (security check), a candidate needs to get his/her documents verified. Candidate’s admit card (affixed with photograph), original ID proof, will be checked on desk.
Post document verification, candidates will be asked to proceed with biometric registration.
Candidates will be required to sign the Attendance Sheet.
A list of the do's and don’ts for the exam day is tabulated below:
|Print the Admit Card on an A4 size paper with legibly printed Candidate’s photograph and signature.||Exam will be cancelled if a candidate is found to appear for the test multiple times|
|Carry and verify Original ID proofs as specified in the admit card before leaving for the test center.||Usage of Mobile phones, Electronic Gadgets, Watches, Calculators, own Stationery items, Wallets, and/or Goggles is prohibited.|
|Affix the photograph (same as used in the application process) in the space provided in the admit card before handing it over for verification at the Test Center.||Do not use the keyboard at any point of time; this will lock your computer system|
|Report at the test premises before gate closure timing.||Don’t request for a bio-break while inside the Exam Lab unless it is a Medical emergency and will not be entertained.|
|Deposition of all personal belongings such as mobile phone, bag, wallets, jackets, jewellery, watch, electronic gadgets, stationary items, etc. at the Test Centre Entrance Gate is necessary.||Do not wear any jewelry (or any item(s) containing metal), jackets and footwear inside the Exam Lab.|
|Reference Number printed on the Admit Card helps in checking the location of Exam Lab from the List displayed on the Notice Board.||Wastage of writing pad pages is not allowed as sheets are distributed only once.|
|At the Console, use the Mouse to select the right Option as answer for an MCQ and to use the on-screen Keyboard to answer a non-MCQ.|
|Mandatorily provide your attendance in the Form with signature when asked for in the Exam Lab.|
|After the Exam, handover the duly signed Admit Card to the Invigilator present in the Exam Lab.|
It is essential to appear for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 in order to get admission to MBA 2021 in 20 IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India. The exam is therefore referred to as IIM CAT and is conducted by IIMs on an annual basis. Thus, getting nervous before examination is but obvious, out of which ignorance to ‘The’ day formalities is possible. Therefore, it is important to keep a check on the last moment preparation to appear for a great, hassle-free examination.