The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET UG is scheduled to be held on September 12, 2021. With less than twenty days left for the examination, candidates are now gearing up for their final stage of preparation. However, a very important aspect of the examination that is now seen to baffle some students is the dress code.
NEET 2021 Information Bulletin that is available on neet.nta.nic.in has clearly specified the dress code that the students must follow on the day of the examination. According to the bulletin, candidates cannot wear light clothes with long sleeves. But, in case a candidate wants to wear a cultural or customary dress, then they have to report to the examination centre at least one hour before the last reporting time which is 12:30 PM. Early reporting is essential so that proper frisking can be carried out and the student does not face any inconvenience.
In terms of footwear, candidates can wear slippers and sandals but not shoes. However, if there is any deviation due to any medical or unavoidable circumstance, then the candidate has to seek special approval from the National Testing Agency (NTA) before the admit cards are issued to them. The instructions are laid down by NTA have to be strictly followed by every candidate so that the examination can be conducted in a fair manner.
According to unofficial sources, wearing ornaments like bracelets, earrings, etc. for girls must be strictly avoided. If a student still wears them, they will have to go through a different process outside the examination centre which will eventually end up wasting time. For tying their hair, girls cannot use hair bands. However, they can use a simple rubber band to make a ponytail. Girls must avoid wearing full-length kurtis. The standard length of the sleeves should be above the elbows. Scarves are also not allowed.
Especially for boys, it is suggested that they should wear waist belts. In case a student wears one, then they will have to drop them outside the examination centre. Also, there will be no arrangement for keeping these items and articles. In that case, they must wear comfortable trousers that do not contain any type of metal. Boys must also avoid wearing caps despite their haircuts. Since full-length dresses are not allowed, boys can wear half shirts and half t-shirts of loose-fitting.
For both boys and girls, it is recommended to avoid wearing collars and choose round-neck apparel. Please make sure that the shirts, kurtis, tops, etc. do not contain any metallic design. Both boys and girls must avoid wearing denim/jeans. However, shorts are allowed to be worn. Similarly, for footwear, they can go for flip-flops but avoid crocs.