New Delhi: The National Eligibility Test (NEET) 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 7 in 103 cities across the country. With cases of mass cheating surfacing in various board examination this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a dress code for candidates appearing for this exam.
Following are the rules to be followed by NEET medical entrants appearing for this All India Medical Entrance Test :
- All the male students, if found wearing kurta-pyjama or shoes, will not be allowed to enter the exam centre
- Only candidates with light-coloured jeans, trousers and half-sleeved shirts, with sandals or slippers, will be allowed
- All female candidates cannot wear big buttons, brooches or high-heeled shoes
Items that cannot be taken inside the examination Hall:
- Aspirants are not allowed to carry writing implements or erasers into the exam hall
- Further, CBSE in official notification said pens will be provided to the candidates by the board once he or she enters the test centre
“Even the Union Public Service Commission and Railway Board have adopted similar protocols for their exams,” said Sanyam Bhardwaj, Director, NEET.
Over 11 lakh candidates will be appearing for NEET 2017. “All the clocks at exam centres will be synced with the CBSE website’s time. Though the aspirants cannot carry watches into the halls, they need to follow the CBSE timings,” added Bhardwaj in recent TOI report.
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash Javadekar on24th March revealed that 23 new cities will be hosting NEET all across the country. This new step has been taken as various state governments such as Tamil Nadu had rejected NEET exam due to the inaccessibility of exam centres for rural students.
NEET is conducted for admissions to MBBS/BDS courses in medical/dental colleges run with an approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, reports India Today.