Things You Should Know One Day Before CAT Exam 2017; Reach Centre On Time, Carry Only Allowed Items

    IIM Lucknow is all set to conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 on November 26, 2017. But are you prepared to take the exam? Surely each one of you must have burned lamps to prepare for CAT but do you know each year numerous students are not allowed to enter the exam hall or take the exam because they are unable to produce the required documents. You do not want to be in that category, right? Then do read and keep ready all the documents that you will be needing at the exam hall. Also, pay attention to the list of item which will drag you among the category of debarred candidates. 

    To start with, you will need CAT 2018 Admit Card. The admit card is a very important document. It will be your pass to enter the exam hall and will also act as identity proof. The admit cards are only collectible until exam day but you may need it in future as well. So do keep it safe. The Admit Card for CAT looks as shown below:

    In case, you are unable to get the admit card then you should call IIM at the Toll free number, 18002663549. You can also message IIM officials using their E-mail id which is [email protected] You will also have to carry a copy of the valid photo id proof. A valid ID proof can be college ID, employer ID, driving license, passport, PAN card, voter ID, Aadhaar card, or identification affidavit. 

    Hence, you are only allowed to carry, Admit Card, Photo ID Proof, and the scribe affidavit (if required) inside the exam hall. What you cannot carry inside the exam hall are the Mobile phone, any electronic gadget, watches, calculators, stationery items, pen, pencil, paper, etc.

    However, you need not worry. The virtual calculator will be provided to you at the exam hall. Apart from this, invigilators will also distribute rough paper and pen to the candidates. As far as PwD candidates are concerned, authority at the exam center will provide Magnifying Screen and Wheel Chair to those who will need it.

    At the exam hall, special arrangements will be available for candidates with special needs. But first of all you should know whether or not you fall into the category. You can check whether you fulfill the conditions or not from the image below.

    The candidates suffering from of disability such as- cerebral palsy/ hearing impairment/ visual impairment/ locomotor disability etc. can carry approved means of testing assistance devices provided that the candidate applied for it at the time of filing the application form. Some devices are required to be carried by the candidate and some will be provided at the test centre. The list of Acceptable testing devices is as given below:

    There will be 20 minutes extra given to the candidate for each section which will come to around 1 hour for the full test. No request for more extra time will be entertained. If you have not mentioned on the application form that you will be needing the help of a scribe, then you will not be allowed to use the scribe. Note- candidates suffering from low vision or blindness or cerebral palsy can use a scribe.

    Certains Instructions that scribe need to know is that they should arrive with the candidate, on time. They must carry valid Photo ID proof, Passport Size Photograph, and Sign of declaration about your educational qualification

    All the best guys!..We hope you bell the CAT successfully. May the force be with you!!!

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