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NEET Dress Code 2020

Candidates appearing for NEET have been given a prescribed dress code by NTA and it has been mentioned in the official brochure too. Candidates are also required to mention in the NEET application form whether they intend to follow the dress code of NEET 2020 as prescribed. Students appearing for the exam have been asked to adhere to a certain dress code that mentions the clothes, footwear worn by students on the day of the exam and other accessories that go with the dress worn on the day like jewellery, belts, caps etc. NEET 2020 dress code has been mentioned in the brochure on page 52 along with the list of barred items that cannot be worn or carried to the exam hall. The NEET dress code 2020 will also be mentioned in the admit card of the candidates to point out what would be allowed and what would not be allowed on the day of the exam. Check the details of the NEET dress code 2020 below.

  • Clothes- Candidates must wear light clothes. Full sleeved clothes should be avoided. In case candidates come to the exam in a cultural test, they must report an hour before the reporting time to allow for proper frisking.
  • Footwear- Shoes must be avoided. Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. any footwear that causes obstruction in searching or frisking will have to be removed by candidates before entering the exam hall

Reasons behind the strict NEET dress code:

The dress code prescribed for NEET is to ensure that no irregularities, malpractices or cheating occur during the exam. The dress code is prescribed and enforced strictly if past trends and examples are taken into consideration

Other items that are barred in NEET exam:

Along with the NEET dress code 2020, a list of items have been detailed that are banned and candidates carrying them run a risk of being debarred from the exam. To detect these, metal detectors will be in place at all exam centres. The items are -

  • Stationary items like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
  • Communication devices like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Other sundry items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc.
  • Watches/Wrist Watches, Bracelets, Camera, etc.
  • Any ornaments
  • Any eatable item opened or packed 
  • Water bottle 
  • Any other item that could be used for unfairmeans/ by hiding communication devices like microchip, camera, Bluetooth device etc.    

NEET Dress Code 2020 - Male Candidates

  • To follow the NEET 2020 dress code correctly, male candidates should make sure that they wear half sleeve shirts/t-shirts as full sleeves are not allowed and must be avoided. Clothes should be light which means that zips, pockets, big buttons and any elaborate embroidery should not be there. So candidates must wear simple clothes
  • Trousers will be the preferred dress code of NEET 2020. Kurta pajama is not allowed for male aspirants.
  • Shoes are not allowed therefore male candidates are advised to wear slippers and sandals.

NEET Dress Code 2020 – Female Candidates

  • Female candidates should avoid clothes with embroidery, flowers, brooches and buttons. The clothes should be light and have half-sleeves. It is advised to strictly adhere to the prescribed dress code of NEET to avoid being debarred or run into unncessary problems at the exam centre.
  • As per NEET 2020 dress code, Salwars and trousers are suggested for women candidates.
  • All female aspirants are advised to wear slippers or sandals with low heels as shoes are not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Female aspirants are advised to avoid wearing jewellery like earrings, ring, pendants, nose ring, necklace or any kind of metallic item while appearing for NEET 2020. The metal detectors may cause problems and according to the NEET dress code, these are not allowed.

Regulation for candidates opting for Customary Dresses

Customary dress refers to a traditional dress or an attire pertaining to a specific religion. Burqa or head scarves come under this section. As per the Delhi High Court order, Sikh candidates will be allowed to carry traditional kangha kara and kirpan with them. These articles will be considered as a part of the customary dress. While filling NEET application form 2020, candidates are asked whether they intended to wear the customary dress or any other clothing which is contrary to the NEET dress code 2020. 

Candidates opting for customary dress are advised to indicate in their NEET application form about this and have to report to the exam centre at least an hour before 12.30 PM which is the last reporting time for the exam this year.

The rules laid down by NTA regarding the NEET dress code 2020 should be followed mandatorily by the test-takers since it will help them pass the frisking procedure. The authorities will use highly sensitive metal detectors for security purposes. It is advisable for candidates to follow the NEET 2020 dress code carefully to avoid 'unfair means' or misconduct charges against them.