NEET Rules and Regulations

NEET is scheduled to take place soon. In the midst of NEET preparation, students often tend to miss out on one of the important aspects – the ground rules. Apart from being well-conversant with the eligibility criteria, syllabus and other crucial facets, aspirants must be reminded of the set of NEET rules and regulations, NEET dress code, and other related guidelines specified by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for a hassle-free experience. With this post, we aim to bring forward the important instructions that must be followed without fail, if you have registered to appear for NEET 2021. Read on.

NEET Rules and Regulations – Exam day Guidelines

The conducting body for NEET, the NTA clearly specifies instructions to be followed even on the day of the exam, which includes “how to fill NEET OMR sheet?”, NEET dress code for males and females, set of items barred at the test and much more. Read each aspect discussed in detail below.

Also See: Display Of OMR and NEET Answer Keys

NEET Rules and Regulations – OMR Sheet Filling

Every NEET aspirant by now is aware of the OMR sheet. It is a sheet provided in the exam hall wherein a student records responses by bubbling corresponding circles. Guidelines are provided for the same which are as listed below:

  • NEET OMR sheet must be marked with a black or blue pen ONLY. Pencils not allowed
  • Bubble the area fully, not partially or outside the circle
  • OMR sheet must be devoid of any markings, writings, scribbling
  • NEET OMR sheet has the “index point” – 4 dots at the corner of the sheet. Students are strictly warned not to write or scribble around this region. In case of any writings here, the candidate’s response sheet shall be disapproved and disqualified from being taken into consideration
  • Bubbling more than one circle for a question is not allowed. The multiple responses provided for such a question shall not be counted
  • OMR sheet must not be stapled, punched, tied or pinned with anything
  • NEET OMR sheet must be uncreased

NEET Rules and Regulations – Dress Code

Another important facet included under exam day guidelines/rules and regulations is the dress code for boys and girls. NTA implements strict instructions on the dress code for NEET aspirants that must be followed without fail. In addition, it also specifies a list of items that are barred from being carried to the hall.

General Instructions – Dress Code

  • Both males and females must opt for light colours, half-sleeved tops/t-shirts
  • Dress should not have fancy/big buttons, embroidery, etc
  • Shoes not allowed. Wear slippers/sandals

Dress Code For Males

All male candidates must follow this set of instructions when it comes to dress code.

  • Opt for light colors, avoid long sleeves
  • Light colored pants or trousers should be worn
  • Avoid jeans
  • Sneakers, shoes, boots are strictly not allowed. Opt for slippers, sandals with little to no heels
  • Full or long sleeves not allowed
  • Avoid layering clothes with jackets, etc
  • Kurta-pajamas to be avoided
  • Avoid accessories

Dress Code For Females

NEET aspirants who are females can follow these set of instructions specified by the NTA when it comes to the dress code on the day of the exam.

  • Opt for simple, light-coloured dresses
  • Avoid long and fancy sleeves, go for half sleeves
  • Fancy embroidery, brooches, badges, designer frills, pockets, buttons, floral designs, etc must be avoided
  • Shoes, closed sandals, boots, high heels, stilettos, fancy footwear is not permitted. Opt for slippers or open-toed sandals
  • Avoid layering your clothing with jackets, sweatshirts, shrugs, etc
  • Jewellery, accessories, ornaments such as earrings, nose-pin, rings, necklace, pendants, watches, belts, etc to be avoided on the whole
  • Churidars/leggings must be avoided

Customary Dress

Certain candidates who cannot abide by few dress code guidelines owing to religious commitments must have specified the same while filling up the NEET online application form under the “customary dress” option.

These candidates must ensure to report to the venue at least one hour prior for thorough frisking and security checks. In accordance with the NEET Rules and regulations, such candidates with customary dressing options must arrive early (at least one hour prior) to the last reporting time.

NEET Rules and Regulations – List Of Barred Items

Listed below is a set of items that are strictly prohibited from being taken to the exam hall.

  • Stationery items such as pencils/pens, sharpeners, erasers, geometry/pencil box, pouches, writing pad, calculators, textual material, log table, etc are not permitted
  • Goggles, wallet, cap, handbags, belt, camera, watch/wristwatch, bracelet, etc is not allowed
  • Pen drives, mobile devices, scanners, electronic pens, Bluetooth, microphones, earphones, pager, health bands and related accessories are strictly not permitted
  • Eatables – open or packed, water bottle, etc is not allowed
  • Please note, the exam centre does not take responsibility nor has any arrangements for any of your belongings.

In case a student is found carrying any of the barred items or fails to abide by the exam day guidelines in the form of dress code or any other facet, strict action will be taken as per the committed offence. It can also lead to the cancellation of the candidature, as per the offence.

Hope this article helped in understanding NEET rules and regulations. Visit us at BYJU’S to learn more about NEET and for other important updates.

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