Follow these NEET 2020 Exam Guidelines to avoid any hassle!

NEET 2020 Exam Guidelines

SRINAGAR — NEET 2020 is knocking at the doors with the exam scheduled to happen on September 13. The JEE Main 2020 has been finally conducted between September 1 to 6. With the NEET Exam just a few days away now, aspirants must focus on final revision and also exam day guidelines as formulated by NTA.

The authority has issued proper guidelines regarding dress code, items to be brought in the exam centre, things to do and not to do. Aspirants appearing for the NEET exam will have to abide by the guidelines prescribed by the authorities.

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Please Note:
● If aspirants are found not complying with the NEET guidelines, NTA may disqualify them. Test-takers will not be allowed to enter the exam centre in such cases.
● NEET Admit Card is also released on the official website which can be downloaded by using your login details.

Let’s know the exam day guidelines below, which are very important for students to know.

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

The NEET Exam 2020 will start from 2 PM and end by 5 PM. Aspirants must take note that the exam authorities will not allow entering the exam hall after 2 PM. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of the candidates is a priority for the exam authorities. Hence, they will conduct proper screening procedures before the exam. Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least 1 – 2 hours before.

The various guidelines are mentioned on the Admit Card. Below mentioned are few of the things that aspirants will have to be mindful of:

1. All the students will have to carry the following important documents – NEET Admit Card 2020, Identity Proof, PwD Certificate (if any).
2. Carrying any prohibited item as prescribed by NTA will not be allowed.
3. All the aspirants will have to cooperate during the frisking procedure.
4. NTA has prescribed a dress code for both Male & Female aspirants. Aspirants wearing the customary dress will have to appear at their respective centre latest by 12:30 PM on the exam day.
5. Failure to abide by the guidelines will result in cancellation of the exam of the defaulter.

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NEET 2020 Dress Code for Female Candidates:

NTA has prescribed the NEET dress code for female students. The dress code suggests that aspirants can wear:
● Salwar
● Trouser
● Sandals (with low or no heels) / Flip-on
● Burqa or Hijab (this falls under customary clothing)
● Light tops with half sleeves
● Light Kurtas (not with respect to colour) without any inner pockets
● Clear framed spectacles with power

The list of things to avoid wearing are:
● Hairpins and bands, heavy ornaments
● Completely closed shoes are not allowed
● Heavy embroidery on the dress should be avoided
● Fancy and fashionable clothes like skirts should be avoided
● Track pants, jeans, leggings, fashion accessories must be avoided
● Sandals with high heels

Similarly, male aspirants must follow the below-mentioned NEET 2020 guidelines as well:

Things To WearThings Not To Wear
Light shirts or T-shirts with half sleevesFunky and heavy dialled watches
Sandals or SlippersShoes are not allowed
Sikhs can wear Turbans (Customary Clothing)Accessories are prohibited
Normal TrousersJeans
Clear Framed Spectacles with powerTrack Pants are prohibited

Importance of NEET 2020 Dress Code:

1. Candidates wearing clothes with multiple pockets will increase the frisking time.
2. Heavy accessories, jewellery and ornaments will eat a lot more time during screening with a metal detector.
3. Wearing shoes that are prohibited may create chaos and disturbance in the venue further.
4. Clothes with a great deal of embroidery or fashionable clothes will create an opportunity to hide malicious substances to use for unfair means in the NEET exam. Hence frisking time will be increased.
5. Many female candidates have complained about unfair ways of touching while frisking. This has led the authorities to release a very simple dress code for the exam.

List of Items that are Prohibited in NEET 2020 Exam:

Aspirants who will be taking the NEET exam must follow the prescribed code of conduct, both outside as well as inside the examination hall. Here is a list of items that are shortlisted and released in the NTA notification for the exam:

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1. Students must not carry any stationary objects such as textual material (printed or written), papers, Geometry Box or Pencil Box, Plastic Packet, any sort of Calculator, Pen, Ruler, Note Pads, Pen Drives or any USB device, Eraser, Scanner, Log Table, and others.
2. Any sorts of gadgets are not allowed like – Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, Earphones or Headphones, Microphone, Health Wristband etc.
3. Accessories like your Wallet, Sunglasses, Handbags, Belts, and Caps will not be allowed.
4. Any type of ornaments or jewellery like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain or Necklace, Pendants, Badges and Brooch is not allowed. Aspirants of NEET 2020 cannot bring a Watch, Camera, Bracelet too.
5. Metallic items are also barred.
6. Aspirants must not carry any opened or packed food packet, water bottle etc.
7. Any other items which may be used to practice unfair means like Bluetooth devices, Camera, etc are barred as well.

So, aspirants will have to be mindful enough to follow these guidelines mentioned above to give the exam without any hassle!

NTA has also issued a COVID-19 Advisory Note for the safety of aspirants. AIIMS has too prescribed few SOPs for NEET aspirants, such as:

● Fresh masks will be provided along with the question paper.
● Candidates will have to wear the mask throughout the exam.
● Aspirants can carry drinking water as they will not be allowed to go outside during the exam. They can also keep sanitizers with them.
● The proper seating arrangement will be made, keeping in mind social distancing.

Thus, NTA will do what is required to ensure a safe NEET 2020 exam. But now it is up to the students to follow the same.

One must follow the above guidelines and behave as a responsible citizen in times of this pandemic. A bit of carefulness can really make the difference in this pandemic. So, take care and give your best in the exam!

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