NEET UG 2023 dress code for male, female candidates; NTA rules on frisking

NEET UG 2023 will be conducted on May 7 from 2 pm to 5:20 pm. Check NTA rules on dress code, frisking, what not to wear at the exam centre.


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NTA NEET dress code 2023 (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)NTA NEET dress code 2023 (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Vagisha Kaushik | May 6, 2023 | 01:31 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has specified the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate (NEET UG) 2023 dress code for male and female candidates appearing for the exam. NEET UG 2023 will be conducted on May 7.
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The NEET UG dress code for female 2023 as well as for NTA NEET dress code 2023 for male candidate includes what candidates should wear and avoid wearing to the examination centre. Candidates should follow the NTA dress code for NEET 2023 to avoid any inconvenience during the exam.

NEET UG dress code for female 2023

  • Half-sleeved tops or clothes are allowed.
  • Light clothes with long sleeves are not allowed.
  • Fashionable clothes will not be permitted at the exam centre.
  • Leggings are not allowed in NEET UG 2023.
  • Low heel footwear, sandals, or chappals are allowed. Shoes are not allowed.
  • Female NEET candidates should avoid wearing ornaments like earrings, nose rings, pendants, necklace bracelets, and anklets.

NEET UG 2023 dress code for male candidates

  • Half sleeves shirts or t-shirts are allowed.
  • Trousers and simple pants are allowed.
  • No kurta pyjamas are allowed.
  • Only sandals and chappals are allowed in the NEET exam hall.
  • Shoes are strictly prohibited.

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“The NTA believes in the sanctity and fairness of conducting the examination, however, it also believes in the sensitivity involved in frisking (girl) candidates and will issue comprehensive instructions accordingly to the staff and other officials at the Examination Centres. The frisking of the female candidates will be done inside a closed enclosure by female staff only,” said NTA in NEET UG 2023 information bulletin.

Last year, a row erupted after a father of a NEET aspirant in Kerala alleged that his daughter and other girls were asked to remove undergarments to be allowed to write the exam in Kollam district. Initially, NTA had denied the claims and said that it has “not received any complaint in this regard”. Following a protest on the incident, NTA formed a fact-finding committee to ascertain the facts in the alleged incident and the Ministry of Education had asked the NTA to ascertain all the facts about the incident on the spot from stakeholders present at the Centre at that time. Police had registered a case and five women were arrested.

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