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NEET 2017 Dress Code and Exam Day Instructions

Last Updated - May 04, 2017

To ensure smooth and transparent conduct of NEET 2017, CBSE has asked candidates to be well-dressed at exam center of NEET exam. These formal codes of conduct would assist in attempting the NEET 2017 Exam in a proper manner. This year to avoid any misconduct, strict instructions & dress code has been made. Students need to follow these instructions otherwise they might not be allowed to sit in the examination.

No shoes, big buttons, brooches or caps... CBSE has a long list of 'banned items' for those appearing for NEET 2017

CBSE has announced some strict exam guidelines for candidates as well as their parents. It has imposed certain strict restrictions, wherein students have been advised to wear ‘light colored clothes’ and half sleeves which do not have big buttons, badges, etc. Further, ornaments like rings, earrings, nose pin, chain, necklace, pendants, etc. will also have to be removed before entering the examination hall.

The entry time on exam day is 7:30 am. Candidates are advised to wear light colored clothes, and shoes are not allowed instead they can wear chappals or sandals. Also, any kind of stationery, communication devices, ornaments or watches is strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. For the complete details on NEET 2017 exam day guidelines, read the article below.

Dress Code for NEET Exam on May 7, 2017

From candidates being forced to wear low heels and slippers, to full-sleeved shirts and kurtas being banned to girl candidates being asked to untie their hair and not wear any clips or bands – the agencies, including CBSE, conducting the test this year forced the candidates to prepare for a lot more than only studying.

The Department Under the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India advised to the Following Dress Code for the Male & Female, which are as follows:

Male Candidate: Wear light color clothes – Jeans/ Pant/ Shirt (half sleeves only), the button of shirt should be medium size not big enough. The Kurta Pajama not allowed, Shoes are also not allowed. Wear only sleepers or sandals.

Female Candidate: Light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with Salwar/ Trouser, Slippers, sandals with low heels are allowed. Shoes for female candidate are also not allowed.

What is Allowed/ Not Allowed in NEET 2017 Exam Hall

In view of it and in an effort to curb malpractices during the exam, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has issued guidelines for exam candidates. Among them is the list of items that students are not allowed to carry to the exam.

AllowedNot Allowed
Slippers and Sandals onlySHOES
Half T-Shirt, ShirtFull Sleeves Shirt or T-Shirts
Doctor Prescribed lens specs onlySun Glasses
LowersRings/ Chain/ Necklace etc. (any type of jewelry or ornaments)
JeansHair Clips/ Big Rubber Bands etc.
SalwarBig buttons, brooch/badge T-Shirts
Kurti/Top (Half-Sleeves)Saree (Married or Unmarried)
Tiny Rubber BandBangles not allowed (only married can wear)
Mangal SutraBurka, Cap, Kurta Pajama
  1. The Candidate Should Wear Light Clothes Like that Nobody Can hide the Any Instrument or Devices for Unfairness.
  2. The Candidates have been advised to wear half sleeves Shirt or T-Shirt, But Not Having Big Button or Any Badge Which Could be Used to Hide Any Devices.
  3. Candidates should wear the Slipper or Sandals, Not the Shoes Which Are Not Allowed in the Examination Centers.
  4. Candidates are advised not to bring the items which are not allowed the Examination Hall as no Safe Keeping Place.
  5. The Candidates for Women Candidates Are Advised to Not Wear Watch, Jewelry, Ring, Nose Pin, Chain, Necklace, Pendants, Badges etc. Because all Should be Check Out at the Examination Centers.

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List of Barred Items in NEET 2017

Candidates are not allowed to bring following list of items while coming to their allotted exam centers:

  • Any stationary item such as bits of papers, textual material (written or printed), Pencil box/ Geometry, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Calculator, Scale, Pen Drive, Writing Pad, Eraser, Log Table, Calculator, Scanner/ Electronic Pen etc.
  • Any communication devices for example Bluetooth, Mobile Phone, Earphones, Pager, Microphone, Health Band etc.
  • Any Watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Bracelet, etc.
  • Items such as Goggles, Wallet, Handbags, Cap, Belt etc.
  • Any ornaments such as Earrings, Ring, Nose-pin, Pendants, Chain/Necklace, Badge, Brooch etc.
  • Any food either opened or closed.
  • Any metallic item.
  • Any other items that can be used for hiding Bluetooth device, camera etc.

In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the center, it will be considered as use of unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions.

NEET 2017 Exam Day Schedule

Candidates have to reach the exam centers before 9.30 am as no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam center after the scheduled time. Further, the conducting authority has advised candidates to reach their allotted exam centers two hours in advance so that they can avoid any unexpected delay. NEET 2017 will be of three hours duration to be held from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

Entry opens at 07:30 AM and closes on 09:30

Check below for bell ringing schedule of NEET 2017

ParticularsTimeNumber of bells
Last entry /No entry in the examination hall09:30 amLong bell
Distribution of test booklet09:45 amSingle bell
Seal of the test booklet to be broken/opened by candidate to take out answer sheet09:55 amDouble bell
Commencement of examination10:00 amLong bell
After one hour11:00 amSingle bell
After two hours12:00 pmSingle bell
After two and half an hour12:30 pmSingle bell
Closing the door12:45 pmSingle bell
Test concludes01:00 pmLong bell

NEET 2017 Exam Day Instructions

Along with increasing exam preparation pace, candidates must also pay attention to important things like examination hall etiquettes. Immediately after downloading the NEET 2017 admit card, candidates must first cross check the entries made. NEET will be held on May 7, 2017 at 104 cities in the country. Given below are important exam rules that every candidate, appearing for the exam, must know.

  • Must carry the admit card to the exam hall
  • Must reach the exam center much before the exam time; candidates won't be allowed to enter the exam hall after 9.30 am
  • Must carry "downloaded admit card and with proforma which is an attachment of Admit Card with Post Card Size Photograph duly affixed on it"
  • Must not carry anything to the exam hall except admit card and photographs
  • Must check the test booklet properly (ensure the page number as mentioned on the cover page)
  • Must not carry any of the barred items to the exam hall (details are given in the official notification)
  • Must sign and give finger impressions in the attendance sheet
  • Must ensure that they have signed twice on the attendance sheet
  • Must fill up the test booklet using ball point pen
  • Must match the codes of the test booklet and answer sheet before starting
  • Must fill the answer sheet and mark the responses using blue/ black ball point pen
  • Must answer carefully as changing an answer is not allowed
  • Must do all rough work on Test Booklet, only
  • Candidates must preserve the Admit Cards till their admission in MBBS/BDS Course.



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