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NEET Dress Code 2021: New Rules, For Male & Female by NTA

Hello NEET Aspirants. I hope your study is going well. In this article, we will let you about NEET Dress Code. The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the NEET 2021 application form on July 13. Students fill the form until the NEET application form dates, from 06 August 2021 till 11:50 PM. The authorities in the official information brochure will prescribe the NEET Dress code for girls & boys. The dress code of NEET 2021 guides the candidates about clothing, footwear, and other items to be worn on the medical entrance exam. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NTA has added two major items to the NEET dress code in the previous session.

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1. Quick Facts
2. Dress Code For NEET
3. Religious Dress

4. NEET 2021 Dress code in PDF
5. Barred Items

6. NEET 2021 exam day guidelines
7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Quick Fact

Before discussing the whole NTA NEET UG entrance exam like Application form, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, NEET 2021 cutoff, counselling etc., let’s look at the Quick fact about NEET.

Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of NEET ExaminationNational-level
Mode of ExamOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours
Total Number of Questions180 Multiple Choice Questions
Languages available for the ExaminationHindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Punjabi and Malayalam.
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Dress Code For NEET 2021

NTA is strict about the Dress Code for NEET Exam, and the rules are mandatory to follow for both boys and girls. These specifications must be strictly followed if the candidate failed to do so, it can lead to disqualification from the exam. Hence, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

Here are the instructions for both male and female candidates:-

For Males

Here is the list of instructions to be followed by male candidates on exam day.

  • Pick simple clothes, half-sleeved shirts.
  • Shirts with big buttons are not allowed.
  • Wear light-coloured trousers or pants.
  • Avoid wearing jeans.
  • Sandals, slippers with low heels are allowed. Boots, shoes, sneakers, loafers are not permitted.
  • Long or full sleeve shirts are not allowed.
  • Kurta-pajamas, layering of clothes with jackets etc should be avoided.
  • Ornaments/accessories such as chains, earrings, rings, nose pin, pendants, anklets, bangles, bracelets etc will have to be removed before you enter the examination hall.

For Females

For Female aspirants appearing for NEET 2021, they must follow this set of guidelines.

  • Wear light-coloured, simple, half-sleeved clothes. Long and fancy sleeves should be avoided.
  • Attire should not have fancy embroidery, big buttons, flowers, designed pockets, frills, elaborate designs, floral designs etc.
  • Wear Salwar/trousers for the exam.
  • Sandals or slippers with low heels are permitted but shoes, closed/covered sandals, slippers, high heels, stilettos and other fancy footwear are not allowed. Wear open-toed sandals.
  • Layering clothes, with sweatshirts, jackets, shrugs etc should be avoided
  • Metallic /non-metallic jewellery should be avoided.
  • Avoid leggings and churidars.
  • Ornaments/accessories such as chains, earrings, rings, nose pin, pendants, anklets, bangles, bracelets etc will have to be removed before you enter the examination hall.

NEET 2021 Dress code in PDF

The brochure has provided the list of columns to be filled in NEET 2021 Dress Code, which can be checked below.

Religious Dress

Due to religious responsibilities, candidates who cannot follow these rules are expected to mention the same while filling out the NEET application form, under option “Customary dress”. Those candidates must report to the exam centre at least one hour before getting through proper security procedures.

Barred Items

Aspirants are prohibited from carrying the following list of items in the examination hall

  • Stationery items such as pencils/pens, geometry/pencil box, erasers, sharpeners, pouches, calculators, writing pad, textual material, log table etc are not permitted
  • Pen drives, electronic pens, scanners, mobile devices, Bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health bands and related accessories are not allowed.
  • Goggles, handbags, wallet, belt, cap, watch/wristwatch, camera, bracelet etc is not allowed
  • Eatables – open or packed, water bottle etc is not allowed
  • Please note, the exam centre does not take responsibility for any of your belongings.

NEET 2021 exam day guidelines

The list of items provided and required to be carried inside the examination hall on the day of the NEET 2021 exam includes :

  • NEET 2021 admit card: No applicant without their NEET admit card will be allowed to enter the examination centre.
  • ID proof: Taking your valid photo ID card is a must, without which entry to exam the hall will not be allowed.
  • Passport size picture: Aspirants are required to carry a passport size photograph of them.
  • Proforma: Applicants are required to paste their coloured postcard-size picture on the proforma and carry it to the examination hall.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Can a Sikh student wear his traditional kara and kirpan in the exam hall?

A. Yes, you can wear traditional kara and kirpan if you are a Sikh. But you need to report to the exam hall one hour before reporting the same to the invigilator.

Q. I am a Muslim girl, observe hijab/burqa. Is that allowed?

A. Yes, it is. While filling out the application form, you should select the customary dress option. Such candidates must appear one hour prior and inform about the same to the invigilator.

Q. Is floral printed Kurti allowed?

A. No, it is not allowed.

Q. Is legging/churidar allowed?

A. No, it is not allowed.

Q. Can I wear jeans?

A. You may wear jeans, but make sure that it is not too fashionable. It should be simple.

Q. What happens if I fail to follow the dress code?

A. If you fail to abide by the NEET dress code, as per your violation, action shall be taken. You will not be allowed to enter the examination hall

Q. I am diabetic. Can I take my tablet?

A. In case you have diabetes, you would be allowed certain tablets under the strict provision.

Q. Can I take my water bottle?

A. No, you are not allowed to carry your bottle.

Q. Is a pen allowed?

A. No, pens are not allowed. Once you enter the exam hall and take your allotted seats, the invigilator will provide you with your pen.

Q. As metallic things are not allowed, I wear braces on my teeth. Will I be allowed to appear for NEET?

A. Yes, you will certainly be allowed to take up the exam. But, you will have to appear at least 30 minutes prior and explain your condition to the examiner.

Q. Can I wear spectacles?

A. Yes, if you have been wearing it for medical reasons, then you can. But if you wear one to make a style statement/fashion, you will not be allowed to wear spectacles.

Q. Is tattoo allowed?

A. No, tattoos are strictly not allowed as per the guidelines set out by NTA.

Q. Can I wear Mehendi/henna on my hand?

A. There has been no such strict specification regarding henna, but it is certainly better to avoid applying Mehendi to the exam hall. That is because wearing Mehendi may lead to issues during bio-metric verification of the candidate. The candidate may not be allowed to appear for the exam if the step of bio-metric verification fails due to henna application.

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