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NEET 2019 Exam – Rules and Dress Code for Male and Female

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has scheduled the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 5th May 2019 (Sunday). The new exam conducting authority has set strict rules for exam dress code and candidates have to follow the same. The official NEET notification states in this regard,

“It is desired that the candidates follow instructions issued by the NTA strictly. This will help NTA in the fair conduct of the examination.”

Thus, candidates who are to appear in the exam must adhere to the dress code strictly. Here are the details on what to wear and what to carry to the examination hall for hassle-free entrance.

NEET 2019 Rules – Dress Code

As per the information released in the official notification, candidates must keep a note of the following things NEET UG 2019 dress code:

  • Light clothes with half sleeves are allowed. Long sleeves are not permitted.
  • Wear slippers/sandals with low heels. Shoes are not allowed.

Note: Candidates who are to come to the examination centre in the customary/cultural dress are required to report at the examination centre at least an hour before the last reporting time (12:30 PM).

Adhering with the official guidelines, here is the detailed information on what candidates can wear for the NEET examination. We have categorised the dress code for male and female candidates.

NEET 2019 – Dress Code for Female Candidates

What to wear?

  • Trousers
  • Tops/Tees
  • Salwar-Kurtas (with no inner pockets)
  • Burkha/Hijab (customary clothing)
  • The clothes should be light and half-sleeved.
  • Sandal/flip-on with no or low heels
  • Clear framed power spectacles

What not to wear?

  • Shoes
  • Dresses with heavy embroidery
  • Ornaments such as heavy earrings, nose-ring, pendants, hairpins, hairband
  • Top and skirts with big buttons and inner pockets.
  • Sandals with high/block/platform heels.
  • Wrist-watches
  • Jeans
  • Trackpants
  • Leggings/Jeggings

NEET 2019 – Dress Code for Male Candidates

What to wear?

  • Trousers
  • Light half-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
  • Turbans (customary clothing)
  • Sandals/ slippers
  • Clear framed power spectacles

What not to wear?

  • Shoes
  • Metal bands or wrist-watches
  • Jeans
  • Trackpants

Note: “The NTA believes in the sanctity and fairness of conducting the Examination, however, it also believes in the sensitivity involved in frisking (girl) candidates and will issue comprehensive instructions accordingly to the staff and other officials at the Examination Centres” states the official notification. Frisking is compulsory and will be done using highly sensitive metal detectors.

Customary/Cultural Dresses

Customary/cultural dresses/items are those which carry religious/tradition importance. Such items include:

  • Kripan
  • Kada
  • Turban (for Sikh candidates)
  • Burkha/Hijab (for Muslim candidates)

Barred Items

NTA has also released a list of items which are barred to be carried to the examination hall. These items include those which will increase the frisking time or can be used for hiding chits/unfair means. Following items should not be carried to the examination hall:

  • Stationery items like Pencil/Geometry box, plastic pouch, textual material (written or printed), bits of paper, calculator, pen, writing pad, scale, eraser, pen drives, log table, electronic pen/scanner, etc.
  • Communication devices such as Bluetooth, mobile phone, microphone, pager, earphones, health band, etc.
  • Wrist-watch, camera, bracelet, any ornaments, etc.
  • Eatables, water bottles, etc.
  • Any unfair means. If any candidate is found in possession with any unfair means/barred items, relevant actions will be taken against them.

“No arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any articles/items belonging to the candidates.”

Thus, candidates are advised not to carry any heavy bags and if they are doing so make sure you are accompanied by a trusted person with whom you can leave your belongings.

Updated: December 20, 2018 — 12:02 pm

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