Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released important Dress Code instructions for the aspiring NEET 2018 candidates. As per the notice, candidates “cannot wear shoes” and “full sleeves clothes”.
This notice was released along with the NEET 2018 Admit Card. In addition to this, the board has cautioned that not adhering to the dress code can land the candidates into trouble and may even result in their candidature getting cancelled.
Last year, CBSE faced a lot of criticism as students with customary clothing were asked to remove their headscarves to seek entry into the exam halls. It led to protests and wave of disagreement among the students. Thus to avoid such condition this year, CBSE has asked the candidates who choose to wear “customary clothing items” like ‘Burqa’, ‘Scarves’ or ‘Turban’ to appear in the examination centres 1 Hour before the examination starts.
The notice issued by the board says that the candidates will have to wear light clothes with half sleeves, not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with salwar/trouser. It also said that the students should wear “slippers, sandals with low heels and not the shoes” to the exam centre. This is valid for both Boys and Girls.
Majority of the candidates also ask whether jeans are allowed? But it is wise not to wear them, as it is not included in the list of NEET 2018 Dress Code by CBSE.
The NEET 2018 exam will be conducted on May 6, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Candidates to take notice, no entry will be allowed past 9.30 AM. The dress code has been announced 15 days prior to the examination, so as to avoid any last minute confusions. students have a good amount of time on hand to make sure the dress code is adhered to.
The Board said that no arrangement would be made at the centres for safekeeping any items belonging to the candidates. Other restricted items include geometry/pencil box, handbags, belt, cap, ornaments, watch and any other metallic item including hair clips, jewellery like nose-pin, neck chain, earrings, etc. Eatables and water bottle is also not allowed. The only items which the candidates are allowed to carry inside the examination hall are the admit card with a passport size photograph affixed on it along with another photograph for attendance purposes.
Before entering the exam centre, candidates will pass through the metal detectors. Thus any metallic object will be identified instantly. The Frisking process will be strict and will be done in regards to the dress code.
Last year, a girl appearing for NEET at a centre in Kannur, Kerala was allegedly told by an invigilator to remove her top innerwear, in the name of adhering to the CBSE dress code. It was reported that during the security check, the metal detector beeped apparently due to a metal buckle in her brassiere. She was then asked to take off the clothing. CBSE called the unfortunate incident to have been “a consequence of few overzealous persons”. Later, an action was taken against the 4 involved women invigilators.
About NEET: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET UG is an entrance examination for students who wish to take admission in any graduate medical course in the country. The exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. The result of NEET 2018 will be declared on June 5, 2018, at cbseneet.nic.in.
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