Indore: Candidates registered for common admission test (CAT)-2016 and are looking forward to downloading their admit cards from October 18 will have to wait for about a week.
CAT admit cards have been delayed by 6 days. Now, admit cards will be available for view and download from October 24 instead of October 18, as announced earlier by IIM-Bangalore which is going to conduct CAT-2016.
Announcing the delay in issue of admit cards, IIM-Bangalore said, “CAT-2016 admit cards can be downloaded from 1:00 pm on October 24.”
Candidates will have to log onto the CAT website with their registered user ID. They will be eligible for an admit card only upon correct submission of online application form. CAT Centre 2016 has clarified, “You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.” According to MBA universe, the delay of six days in issuing the CAT admit card is caused due to two major reasons. Higher registrations with 2.32 lakh candidates and extension of registration date by five days have caused the delay in issue of admit cards.
Number of registrations in CAT-2016 has gone up to 2.32 lakhs from 2.18 lakhs in CAT-2016. In order to cope with the rush CAT Centre 2016 requires few more days to finalise the issuance of admit cards.
Another major reason in delay of issuing admit card is the extension of five days from September 22 to September 27 in registration process. Since more checks and balances are required to be placed before issuing the admit cards to 2.32 lakh candidates, obviously unless everything is put right, the admit card cannot be issued, reports MBAuniverse.
IIM-Bangalore has clarified that, “The admit card will be only available on the CAT website when you log on using your User ID.” No hard copy of CAT-2016 admit card will be sent.
In CAT-2015 the issue of admit cards was also delayed by 10 days.