The National Board of Examinations (NBE) is all set to conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2021 tomorrow, i.e. on September 11, 2021. Fresh admit cards for the exam have already been issued to registered candidates on the official website – natboard.edu.in. After multiple postponements, the postgraduate entrance exam is finally being held across the country. With less than 24 hours for NEET PG 2021, candidates must be anxious about the paper. However, there are other norms as well that they have to follow in order to appear for the exam. These norms pertain to the dress code, things to carry, prohibited items, reporting time, etc. With regards to dress code, here is all that a NEET PG aspirant needs to know –
1. The standard dress code rule for any competitive exam is to keep it simple. Candidates must never wear any cloth or accessory that might raise suspicions during an examination. The same is applicable for NEET PG 2021. Candidates are advised to keep their outfit simple – half-sleeved t-shirt and jeans with either slippers or sandals (without/with low heels). However, in case a candidate is wearing a customary or cultural dress, he/she must report to the centre at least 30 minutes prior to get their frisking and document verification done.
2. According to the NEET PG 2021 information bulletin, candidates are not permitted to wear accessories such as a wristwatch, earphones, pager, health band, goggles, cap, belt, handbags, etc. Even fancy ornaments such as earrings, nose-pin, chain or necklace, brooch, necklace with pendant, etc, are also not permitted.
3. If any candidate is found with these prohibited items, they might be confiscated by the authorities. Hence, candidates are instructed to not wear or remove them before approaching the exam centre. However, this ruling is not applicable in case a candidate is wearing a customary or cultural ornament.
4. Authorities have clearly stated that the NEET PG 2021 exam centre would not have any arrangements for candidates to keep their belongings. So, candidates are advised to neither wear nor carry any valuable or expensive item for the entrance exam. The NBE will not be held responsible if the candidate loses his/her belongings.
5. Apart from simple clothes, candidates are also instructed to wear a mask and a pair of gloves to the exam centre. As of now, the country is recovering from the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, to safeguard the health of those around, candidates are instructed to follow the relevant COVID-19 protocols at all times.