NEET 2020 Exam Day Instructions: COVID-19 Guidelines, What to Carry, Reporting Time

Simran Saini
Simran SainiPublished On: September 12, 2020 | NEET UG

With NEET-UG 2020 is just a day away its time that candidates are aware of NEET 2020 exam day instructions, guidelines, what to carry and reporting time. Check out the barred items and what to carry!

NEET Exam Day Instructions

With NEET-UG 2020is just a day away, its time that candidates are aware of NEET 2020 exam day instructions, rules, what to carry, and reporting time. NTA is conducting the NEET exam on September 13, 2020. From this academic year, the NEET UG exam will serve as the single entrance test for admission to all MBBS and BDS colleges in India including AIIMS MBBS Admission and JIPMER MBBS Admission 2020.

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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in India, one of the most important guidelines that candidates should follow on the NEET exam day is to maintain proper distance and wear a face mask on the exam day. To maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding on the NEET 2020 exam day, candidates will be allotted time-slots and they must report to the exam centre accordingly. The exam venue will be disinfected before and after each shift.

NEET 2020 COVID Guidelines Issued by NTA

NTA has released some important guidelines for NEET 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The comprehensive plan and guidelines for NEET 2020 will not only ensure that the exam is conducted smoothly but will also ensure the safety of the candidates.

  • NTA hasmade some changes to the NEET 2020 admit card. The NEET 2020 admit card has specific instructions related to COVID-19 and also has Staggered Time Slot for the candidates reporting to the exam centre. It is mandatory for the candidates to reach the exam centre as per the slot to avoid overcrowding.
  • In case of NEET PwD candidates availing a scribe, both the candidate and scribe must wear the face masks
  • Thermo guns for temperature check of candidates and all staff on duty
  • If the temperature (< 37.4°C/99.4°F), candidates will have to undergo frisking by the staff on duty.
  • If the temperature is (> 37.4°C/99.4°F), candidates will be taken to the isolation room.
  • Also, regular announcements will be made during the time of registration and while frisking for maintaining social distancing.

The railways have allowed special suburban services in Mumbai on exam days to help the students reach the exam centres. In this article, you will find all the information about NEET 2020 Exam Day Instructions including NEET dress code and barred items and documents to carry on the day of the entrance test. Being fully aware of NEET exam day guidelines will help you to avoid any last-minute confusion on the day of the exam.

NEET 2020 Dress Code

On the NEET 2020 exam day, candidates will have to wear slippers and sandals with low heels. Closed footwear like shoes are not allowed in the NEET exam centers.

Light clothes with half sleeves and long sleeves are not permitted.

Shoes with thick soles and clothing with large buttons are also not permitted as per the official statement issued by the NTA.

Those who wear specific attire for religious purposes will be required to report to the exam hall for mandatory frisking.

Table of Contents

NEET 2020 Exam Day ScheduleWhat to Carry on NEET 2020 Exam Day?
NEET 2020: Barred ItemsNEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
NEET 2020 General Instructions

NEET 2020 Exam Day Schedule

Exam day is an important part of the schedule, therefore it is very important to be fully aware of the same. Check out the NEET 2020 exam day schedule in detail below so that you are well aware of all the important events.

NEET Exam Day Schedule

EventsDate and Time
NEET 2020 Admit Card26th August 2020 (Released)
NEET Exam13th September 2020 (Revised Date)
Staggered Entry Slot TimeAs mentioned on the admit card
Last Entry to Exam Hall1:30 PM
NEET 2020 Exam Duration2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)
Sitting in Exam Hall1:15 PM
Exam Related Important Instructions and NEET Admit Card Checking1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
NEET Booklet Distribution1:45 PM
Writing of Particulars by Text Booklet1:50 PM
NEET Exam Start Time2:00 PM
NEET Exam End Time5:00 PM

What to Carry on NEET 2020 Exam Day?

To maintain the sanctity of the NEET exam authorities are very strict about what to carry on NEET 2020 exam day. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are some additional items students will have to carry on the NEET exam day. The list of document that one is allowed to carry on the NEET exam day is given below:

  • On the NEET 2020, exam day candidates will have to carry masks, hand gloves, and sanitizers (50 ml) and water in transparent bottles. It is mandatory for students to wear masks during the exam.
  • NEET Admit Card: One of the most important documents that one has to carry on the NEET exam day is the admit card.
  • Photograph
  • Self Declaration Form or undertaking.
  • In order to stop the chances of any unfair means being used in the examination, the candidate will be asked to wear a fresh mask at the exam center.

NEET 2020: Barred Items

National Testing Agency (NTA) has barred various items for NEET 2020 exam as many cheating cases were reported in the past. Check out the list of barred items in the NEET exam:

NEET Prohibited Exam

  • Any kind of stationery item such as pencil box/geometry box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen/scanner, etc is barred in the NEET exam.
  • Electronic items such as Bluetooth, microphone, headphone, microphone.
  • Candidates are not allowed to wear wristwatch, bracelets, ornaments, caps, wallets, handbags.
  • Eatable items such as chips, chocolates, water bottles are not allowed in the NEET exam.

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

The NEET 2020 exam day guidelines for exam hall are given below. There are several Dos and Donts when it comes to the NEET entrance exam and the authorities are very strict regarding the same. Therefore, it is advised that you know about exam day guidelines of the entrance test:

  • The NEET exam centers will be opened 45 before the official exam time. To avoid any last-minute confusion, it is best to reach the exam centers for at least one hour before the commencement of the exam.
  • No digital or textual material is allowed inside the NEET exam hall. Those found doing the same will be debarred from appearing in the NEET exam permanently.
  • Only Admit Card will be allowed inside the exam hall.
  • The invigilator will announce time during the beginning of the exam, in half time, and at the end of the exam.
  • To fill the information on the test booklet, candidates will be given the booklet at 1:45 pm at (15 minutes ahead of the examination)
  • It is mandatory to sign the answer sheet once at the beginning of the NEET 2020 exam and then after the conclusion of the exam.
  • To write the NEET exam, candidates will be provided with a ballpoint pen in the exam hall itself
  • Candidates are required to give their finger impressions on the attendance sheet of the exam.
  • To check the number of pages in the test booklet, candidates will be given five minutes to open the seat
  • On the completion of the NEET 2020, exam candidates will be allowed to move out in an orderly manner - one candidate at a time.
  • The gloves and masks should be disposed of in a pedal push covered bin at the examination center and outside the examination room/hall only.l

NEET 2020 General Instructions

Some of the general instructions pertaining to the NEET 2020 exams can be checked below. These general instructions regarding the exam will help you to well prepared in advance:

  • During the NEET exam, candidates will be given their own seat with a roll number.
  • Candidates must enter the exam center by 1:30 pm as it is the last reporting time. After 1:30 PM no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

  • Candidates must not carry any of the barred items mentioned above.

  • One cannot leave the exam center before the exam concludes. OMR sheet has to handed over to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

  • Candidates must ensure that the test booklet contains the same number pages as mentioned on the cover of the booklet. In case, there are fewer or more pages it is advised to speak to the invigilator immediately.

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it is mandatory for the applicants to wear masks.

Apart from general guidelines, candidates must abide by the rules and regulations of the respective entrance exam. It is always good to reach the exam center well before time. Also, stay away from unfair practices as the best way is to follow the right path. As they say- " there are no shortcuts for success"

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