If you are among lakhs of students who are going to appear for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Exam (NEET) 2018 on May 6 than you may want to check your wardrobe or go shopping.
You may wonder what being a Medical aspirant has to do with dressing style and clothes, well based on past experiences - the way you dress to NEET exam can affect your chances to appear in it.
From NEET 2017 onwards, the examination authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has implemented a strict dress code policy which prohibits several day-to-day wear items, like full sleeves, shoes, belt and watch.
The dress code had resulted in a series of troubles for aspirants last year. A female candidate in Kerala was made to remove her bra as the metal detector had beeped due to the hooks on it, another girl had to take off a pocket as well as the buttons on her jeans. The examination authorities had also cut off the sleeves of the full-sleeved shirts to comply with the dress code.
This year, CBSE notified the dress code 15 days before the admit card so that students can come prepared as every candidate will be subjected to compulsory frisking before entering the examination with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors. They should, therefore, not carry or wear any objectionable material or cloth which might get them into trouble.
Here are the important details to keep in mind while choosing your attire for NEET 2018 exam:
Dress code: Candidates should wear light clothes with half sleeves. The attire should not have big buttons, brooch or badge, flower etc.
Customary dress: In case someone is wearing a customary dress—like a burqa— the candidate needs to report at least an hour before the last reporting time, that is 9.30 am, so that they could be frisked properly.
Banned items: Items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap, watch or wristwatch, bracelet, camera or metallic item are not allowed.
No jewellery allowed: Candidate is not allowed to wear ornaments like a ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain or necklace, pendants, badge, and brooch etc
No shoes allowed: Candidates cannot wear shoes inside the examination hall. Only slippers and sandals with low heels are allowed. Female candidates cannot wear close-toed footwear.
This year the NEET is scheduled to take place on May 6. NEET is an entrance exam that is conducted for students who wish to study a graduate medical course — MBBS, dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD/MS) — in government or private medical colleges in India.