BENGALURU: The candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2016) on Sunday will have to think twice before applying mehendi on their hands.
As per the instructions released by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bengaluru, which is the convener for CAT 2016, on the day of the test, a digital finger print of the candidate will be captured and candidates whose finger prints cannot be digitally scanned due to various reasons including application of mehendi/henna/any cosmetic colour, will not be permitted to take the test. it is strongly recommended that candidates avoid applying mehendi on their hands (palm side) for at least five days prior to the test.
Candidates have also been directed not to wear shoes or any other closed footwear i ncluding socks into the exam hall.
According to the communication, some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. Candidates will be allowed to use the basic on-screen calculator for computation. They will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Aspirants can refer to the Test Day Video and Mock Test available on the CAT 2016 website.
CAT 2016 will be held in 138 cities across India.