IIM CAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines and Dress Code

IIM CAT exam 2022 is expected to be conducted on 27th November 2022 in 150+ exam centres across the country. Due to the persistent scenario of COVID-19, the Government of India, as well as the exam authorities, have set certain guidelines for both the students as well as the exam centre staff to follow till the pandemic subsides.ย ย 

The Common Admission Testย  2022 will be held in 3 separate shifts โ€“

Forenoon โ€“ Slot 1

8:30 am to 10:30 am

7:00 am 8:15 am
Afternoon โ€“ Slot 2

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

11:00 am 12:15 pm
Evening โ€“ Slot 3

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

3:00 pm 4:15 pm


CAT 2022 Exam Day Guidelines for COVID-19

  • Body temperature of the candidates will be checked at the entry of the CAT exam venue via a thermo gun.
  • Candidate have to show the filled self-declaration form to the CAT exam centre staff at the gate in order to enter the exam centre.
  • Candidates have to maintain physical distance from point of entry at the CAT exam centre till their exit from the premise.
  • Candidates have to carry two ball pens and the test-related documents (admit card, ID card, etc.). NO other items shall be permitted inside the test venue.
  • Mapping of ‘Candidate Application Number and the Lab Number’ shall NOT be displayed outside the CAT exam venue. The same will be provided to candidates individually at the time of entry.
  • Candidates must follow directions given by the CAT test centre representatives during the entry and exit of the test centre.
  • At the registration desk, the candidate will be directed to sanitize their hands using the sanitizer. Photographs shall be captured during the registration process.
  • Candidates will be under the CCTV surveillance throughout the test duration.
  • Entry into the CAT test centre will be provided based upon the individual’s time slot ONLY. Thus, candidates are required to report at the test venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in their CAT admit card and/or informed via SMS on their registered mobile number prior to testing date.
  • Candidate have to bring their own facemask, gloves, personal hand sanitizer (50ml) and transparent water bottle.
  • In case a candidate has symptoms of fever, cough, and cold, he/she shall be made to sit in a separate room with adequate safety measures.

CAT 2022 Dress Code

Candidates must not wear the following on the CAT 2022 exam day โ€“ย 

  • Jewellery or items containing metal
  • Shoes/footwear with thick solesย 
  • Garments with large buttonsย 
  • Donโ€™t apply mehndi or henna on hands for the ease of biometric verification

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