Dress Code For NEET Exam: New Rules, For Male & Female & Much More!!

Dress Code For NEET Exam
[image credit: Manish]

Application Form 2020

Attention Candidates, NEET UG 2020 Application Form Notification has been released. NEET 2020 Exam Date is Postponed until further orders. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the admit Card download date and the exam date has been extended till further notice. Throughout the article, we will discuss the Dress Code for NEET Exam. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, also known as  NEET-UG 2020 is an entrance examination for under graduation medical courses in India. It is an entrance examination for the aspirants who wish to study any graduate medical course like (MBBS/ dental course (BDS) in Government or Private Medical Colleges in India. It is conducted at All India level. After qualifying the NEET examination, Candidate can able to take admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS Course.

Important Links

Here are some important links related to NEET 2020 exam, check it out.

Quick Facts

Name of the Examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Commonly Known as NEET
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode Written
Subjects 4
Time Limit 3 Hours
Total Questions 180
Subject Wise Questions 45
Maximum Marks 720
Marks per Question 4
Negative Marking Yes (-1 for each wrong answer)
Courses Offered through the exam MBBS, BDS

Dress Code For NEET

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 2020, they must follow these 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.

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 type of candidates is required to report the exam centre at least one hour prior to 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.

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 prior to report about 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. 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, the 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 are diabetic, 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 just to make a style statement/fashion, then 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.

List of Top Colleges in India

If you are confused about what to do after 12th or want to explore different career options before choosing the college of your dream, you may browse these comprehensive lists of best colleges from the link given below. 

Top Engineering Colleges in India Top Medical Colleges in India Top Architechure Colleges in India
Top BAMS Colleges in India Top BHMS Colleges in India Top BSMS Colleges in India
Top BNYS Colleges in India Top Dental Colleges in India Top BUMS Colleges in India
Top Nursing Colleges in India Top Physiotherapy Colleges in India Top Veterinary Colleges in India
Top Pharmacy Colleges in India Top Law Colleges in India Top B.ed Colleges in India
Hotel Management icon Fashion Designing icon  

COVID-19 Advisory:-
👉🏻 Wash your Hands Often
👉🏻 Wear a Face Mask 😷
👉🏻 Avoid Contact with Sick People 🤒
👉🏻 Always Cover your Cough or Sneeze 🤧

Success Mantra:
👉🏻Never let yourself down😊😊
👉🏻Keep working Hard✍️
👉🏻Believe yourself 😇 🙌🙌

For any queries related Dress Code For NEET Exam, you comment on the box mentioned below. Our Top expert will try to solve all the doubts regarding the NEET-UG 2020 entrance exam will solve immediately.

Best of Luck…!!! 👍👍👍

Application Form 2020

Disclaimer: If you have found any inappropriate or wrong information/data on the site, inform us by emailing at mail[@]edufever.com for rectification/deletion/updating of the same.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here