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  1. What is the reporting time for the test?

    One and a half (1.5) hours prior to the test time. If the test begins at 10 AM, you must reach the test centre no later than 8:30 AM. If the test begins at 3:15 PM, you must reach the test centre no later than 1:45 PM.

  2. What are the identification documents required to be carried to the test centre?

    Candidates will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:
    1. CAT 2011 Admit Card
    2. At least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification are limited to Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID (supported with a valid ATM/Credit/Debit Card with your name), Employee ID, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.
    3. A valid document as proof of SC/ST eligibility (if applicable).
    4. If you are a Differently Abled candidate and have requested for support during the test, please carry the copy of the authorisation of the support mailed to you by Prometric.

      Important: Admit Card and one photo identification, mentioned above, are mandatory in order to test.

      Note: You will have to store all other personal items at the test centre at your own risk. Please do not bring any other items to the test centre, as they are not permitted into the testing centre.

  3. Does the name need to match with the names appearing on the identification documents?

    Your name needs to be exactly identical to the name on your school-leaving certificate.

    Note: - If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document mentioned below and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme.
    • Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document
  4. What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test centre?

    None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, pen, cellphones, calculators, etc.

  5. What is the duration and pattern of the test?

    The total duration is 2 hours 35 minutes including a 15-minute tutorial. CAT is a multiple choice test, delivered in 2 sections, 70 minutes per section. The actual test will contain 60 questions, 30 questions per section. For further details, refer to Test Duration & Pattern.

  6. Do I have any breaks during the test?

    No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

  7. Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

    At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper and stationery to the Administrator.


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