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Candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 have to follow all of the instructions specified for the examination. Candidates must adhere to the instructions regarding the timings, what and what not to carry at the exam centre, how to behave at the exam centre etc. One of the very important points to be followed is the dress code to be followed at the CAT exam centre.
Now, let us stop you before you phone your friend about borrowing that lehnga or sherwani to appear for CAT 2021. The CAT 2021 dress code is not about how fashionably you are dressed for the exam. Instead, it is about the proper attire specified by the IIMs for the CAT exam. Here are the details you need to know about the CAT 2021 Dress Code.
What To Wear to the CAT 2021 Exam Centre
CAT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on the last Sunday of November i.e. November 28. Candidates appearing for CAT this year can expect slight alterations in the dress code for CAT due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the important guidelines related to the CAT 2021 Dress Code are as follows:
Face Masks Mandatory
Candidates must ensure that they are wearing a proper face mask at all times before, during at after the CAT exam to ensure their safety and the safety of their fellow students. Candidates will not be permitted to enter the exam centre without a face mask.
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Candidates will be asked to sanitize their hands at the entry points and the exam conducting body may also make it mandatory for candidates to carry a sanitizer to the CAT exam centre.
No Footwear in Exam Hall
Candidates will be required to take their footwear outside of the examination hall. Whether a candidate is wearing shoes, sandals or slippers, they will be required to leave them outside the exam hall.
No Heavy Make-Up or Unnatural Marks on Body
Candidates have been asked not to wear heavy make-up to the examination centre. Girls have been advised to stick to a natural look and simple hairstyle while boys must appear in the same look as their photos. Candidates having any unnatural body marks such as Mehandi or tattoos may also be disqualified from taking the exam.
Clothes Must Not Have Pockets
Candidates have been asked to wear clothes that do not have pockets. Those wearing any type of clothes including shorts/t-shirts/jeans/trousers etc. with pockets will be denied entry inside the exam centre.
Leave Metal Objects, Ornaments and Jewellery At Home
Candidates will not be allowed to carry any type of metal object including keys, water bottles etc. inside the examination centre. Additionally, any type of ornaments or jewellery will not be allowed inside. It is better to leave any valuables at home.
Keep Bags and Mobile Phones Out
Candidates will not be permitted to carry any type of bag or mobile phone inside the centre. These items will have to be submitted to the test centre staff outside. Electronic equipment such as calculators, smartwatches etc. will also not be permitted.
It is firmly advised to aspirants to follow all the instructions mentioned above because if an individual fails in doing so, he/she will be considered invalid to sit for the exam. CAT is one of the most popular management exams that offers admission to top colleges in the nation. Go through the links below to understand your chances of getting admission to the desired college.
Colleges Accepting CAT Scores
|List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT|
|List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT|
To take admission related assistance or to explore more options, candidates can also dial the toll-free number 18005729877 or fill up the Common Application Form. Our admission experts will be glad to help you out. In case of any queries, write to us in the QnA zone.
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