National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test 2019 on May 05, 2019. The exam conducting body on May 03 releases an important advisory for the candidates appearing for NEET UG 2019. It is one of the important medical entrance exams as only NEET score is considered valid for admission to MBBS and BDS in India and Abroad.
Students must be well prepared for the entrance exam. It is important that the students should know that there are certain rules and instructions which are to be followed on the test date. One of them is the dress code. In the past, it has been observed that the dress code for the test is one of the most genuine concerns of the students.
Students can find answers to what to wear/ what not wear for NEET 2019. As per the advisory released by NTA, candidates are advised to avoid ornaments like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, and Brooch etc. Students should be dressed in light clothes (preferably half sleeves) and slippers, sandals with a low heel and not shoes.
Dress code for female candidate includes Salwar, Trousers, Sandles/ Flip-on, Burkha / Hijab (this will come under customary clothing), Light-half sleeved tops and tees can be worn. Light (not in terms of color) Kurtas with no inner pockets, Sandals with no or low heels, Clear framed power spectacles.
It is advised to the female candidates to avoid wearing any hairpins and bands, ornaments like heavy earrings, pendants, noserings, shoes that are entirely closed and the feet are not at all visible must be strictly avoided. Any dress item with heavy embroidery should be avoided. Big buttoned tops and fancy skirts with inner pockets are a big No-No. High heeled sandals, especially with block/platform heels, big wrist watches where there can be a possibility to hide chits and study materials. Jeans, Trackpants, Leggings / Jeggings is also advised not to be worn.
Male candidates are advised to worn light half-sleeved shirts / Tshirts, Sandals / Slippers, Turbans can be worn by Sikhs (comes under customary clothing), Basic Trousers, Clear framed power specs. Do not wear any heavy dialed metal watches must not be worn, shoes of any type are not to be worn, metal bands in the wrist or ornaments of any kind must be strictly avoided, Jeans, track pants are advised not to be worn.
In case, the candidates come in cultural/ customary dress at the Examination Centre, they must report before 12 noon so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.
On the day of the test, candidates need to carry a color print out of the NEET 2019 Admit Card on A4 size paper and affix Passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form), one Passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) to be pasted on the attendance sheet at the Centre. A valid Photo ID Proof in original (PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph) /E- Aadhaar/Ration Card), PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.
The ID Cards issued by Schools/ Colleges/ Universities/ Coaching Centres, AADHAR enrollment receipt without Aadhaar Number, and Photocopies or Images Stored in mobile phones, etc are not acceptable.
Once the exam is over, many coaching institutes like Aakash, Allen, Resonance, etc will release the NEET 2019 Answer key and question paper at their official websites. Candidates can use the answer key to cross-check their answers and calculate their probable score.
Earlier, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Goa President, Ahraz Mulla wrote a letter to the President, Prime Minister and Union HRD Ministry requesting them to postpone NEET 2019 exam, in view of difficulties faced by students due to cyclone ‘Fani’ in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. However, with the release of the advisory for the candidates, it looks like NTA is going ahead with the plan and will conduct NEET on the scheduled date only.