The NEET exam will be conducted on May 06, from 10 am to 1 pm. “The schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of the test is declared a public holiday,” CBSE said in a statement.
Reiterating the dress code it announced in 2017, the board has added that the candidates will have to report at the exam centre an hour earlier in case they choose to wear their ‘customary dress.’ The CBSE had attracted a lot of criticism last year when students were forced to remove their head scarves to gain entry into the exam halls, leading to protests
It has also barred students from carrying communication devices to the exam centres. The board said that no arrangement would be made at the centres for keeping any items belonging to the candidates. Other restricted items include geometry/pencil box, handbags, belt, cap, ornaments, watch and any other metallic item.
The candidates are not allowed to carry the following items inside the examination centre under any circumstances. The candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory frisking before entering the examination centre with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors.
- Any stationery item 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.
- Any communication device like mobile phone, Bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band etc.
- Other items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap etc.
- All ornaments like ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain/necklace, pendants, badge, brooch etc.
- Any watch/wrist watch, bracelet, camera, etc.
- Any metallic item
- Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.
- Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like camera, Bluetooth device etc.