The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on May 6. A one stop gateway to prestigious medical colleges in the country, the competitive exam conducted by CBSE is for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses across India.
Being one of the toughest examinations in India, it calls for immense hardwork to meet with tough competition, vast syllabus in order to excel in the same. The NEET 2018 exam will be held in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
If you are among lakhs of students who are going to appear for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Exam (NEET) 2018 on May 6 then you should definitely check your wardrobe before you go for the exam. 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) implemented a strict dress code policy which prohibits several day-to-day wear items, like full sleeves, shoes, belts 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.
NEET 2018 exam | Here are some important details to keep in mind while choosing your attire:
1. Dress code: Candidates should wear light clothes with half sleeves. The attire should not have big buttons, brooch or badge, flower etc.
2. 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.
3. Banned items: Items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap, watch or wristwatch, bracelet, camera or metallic item are not allowed.
4. No jewellery allowed: Candidate is not allowed to wear ornaments like a ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain or necklace, pendants, badge, and brooch etc
5. 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.
CBSE NEET 2018: How to avoid torn sleeves, ripped pockets and other dress embarrassments on exam day
NEET 2018 Exam | Exam Day rules
NEET 2018: Reporting time
There are two entry slots, i.e, "A" and "B". For slot "A", entry time is from 07:30 am to 08.30 am and for slot "B", entry time is from 08:30 am to 09.30 am.
NEET 2018: Material to be brought on the day of examination
Following materials should be brought to the exam centres:
# Valid Admit Card.
# Passport Size Photograph to be affixed on attendance sheet.
Affix your photograph in Admit Card as uploaded on your online application form.
NEET 2018: Other important details
# Exam centres will not make any arrangements for keeping any item, including mobiles, or purses of candidates. Students are requested to manage at their own risk.
# Candidates will be provided Blue/Black ball point to write particulars on the cover page of Test Booklet, OMR sheet and for darkening the circles of responses.
# In the last 30 minutes of NEET examination, no candidate shall be allowed to use toilets in last 30 minutes.
# No Candidate shall be allowed to leave the Examination Hall without handing over the OMR sheet.
# After handing over the OMR sheet to the concerned invigilator, the candidate should take away the Test Booklet.