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NEET MDS 2022 Exam Day Instructions: Documents Required, Guidelines, Do's and Don'ts

Pranav Mishra
Pranav MishraUpdated On: July 15, 2022 04:54 pm IST | NEET MDS

NEET MDS 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on May 2. Know all about NEET MDS 2022 Exam day instructions and other important guidelines by the National Board of Examination (NBE) in this detailed article.

NEET MDS 2022 Exam Day Instructions: Documents Required, Guidelines, Do's and Don'ts

The NEET MDS Exam is scheduled to be held on May 2, 2022. With only a few days left in between, it is time to ensure that candidates are well aware of the test day procedures. Here in this article, we bring you all the essential information related to NEET MDS 2022 exam day instructions, required documents, and important guidelines to make sure you have a hassle-free experience at the exam centre.

NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card

NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card, once downloaded from the official website of NBE (National Board of Examination), needs to be kept carefully. It is the hall ticket for entry to the examination centre on the date of the exam.

Keep the following points in mind after downloading your NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card:

  • Check for any mistakes in the admit card. Inform the conducting body i.e. NBE immediately in case of any discrepancies

  • Affix a recent Passport size photograph (colour) in the allotted space on the hall ticket

  • Make sure the affixed photograph is in the recommended size i.e. 35x45mm

  • Ensure that the attached photo does not have any stains or scratches

  • The candidate must not be shown wearing any ornaments or caps and goggles in the photograph

  • Without a valid admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall or appear for the exam

NEET MDS 2022 Reporting Time & Exam Timings

The table below gives you a quick look at the various events that will follow once the candidates arrive at the exam centre:

Events

Time

Candidates to enter the exam hall and start registration for the online test

12:00 PM

Entry Gate to close

01:30 PM

Grand Access for Candidate Login

01:45 PM

Candidates to be allowed to log in to go through the test instructions

01:50 PM

Exam to Start

02:00 PM

Exam to End

05:00 PM

NEET 2022 Exam Day Instructions

Here are the important instructions pertaining to NEET MDS 2022 exam day -

Entry of Candidates

Keeping in mind the current Covid-19 scenario, NBE will be conducting the entrance exam in a safe environment maintaining all Covid-safety protocols, such as social distancing and sanitizing. Here are a few things to note when reporting to the exam centre:

  • Candidates should ideally report at the venue of the examination 30 minutes before the exam time. This will allow time for identity verification, security checks and so on.

  • To avoid crowding, make sure you arrive only as per the allotted time slot on the admit card

  • To avoid the rush at the eleventh hour, shift to a location near the exam centre a day before

  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall accompanied by a relative/friend

QR/Barcode Reader at the Entry Gate

Candidates attending the exam will need to show their admit cards and ID proof to the exam functionary standing with a    QR or barcode reader at the entry point for verification. Candidates will be informed of the assigned lab number at the gate.

Use of Thermo Guns

All applicants will be checked for fever at the entry point with a thermo gun. In case a candidate shows a temperature above the normal range i.e. >94°C or exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 infection, he/she will be allowed to sit for the examination separately in an isolation lab.

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Documents to Carry on NEET MDS 2022 Exam Day

All candidates will need to carry the following set of documents to the exam centre on the date of examination:

  • A copy of the QR coded or barcoded admit card with the candidate’s photograph pasted on it

  1. A valid ID proof issued by the Government of India. These may include any of the following:

  2. Aadhaar Card

  3. PAN Card

  4. Voter ID

  5. Driving License

  6. Passport

If a candidate reports to the venue with an e-Aadhaar card having the Adhaar No. printed on it, it must be made sure that the print of the Aadhaar Card is of fine quality and the picture on it is clearly visible.

Candidates must ensure that the name on the ID proof matches the one on the admit card. For candidates who have had their names changed after marriage, a relevant document, such as a Marriage Certificate/Legal Name Change Document/Divorce Decree/ Gazette Notification must be displayed to substantiate the name change.

NEET MDS 2022: Do’s and Don’ts at the Exam Centre

When entering the NEET MDS exam centre, candidates will need to follow a set of do’s and don’ts at the security check.

Do carry the following items/things to the exam hall:

  • All essential documents related to the NEET MDS exam – an ID card, Hall ticket etc.

  • Face Mask

  • A bottle of sanitizer for personal use

  • Disposable gloves

  • Personal water bottle

Candidates are to note that sharing personal items will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

Here is a list of things that candidates must not do:

  • Do not carry any stationeries, like notes, pen, calculator, writing pads, eraser, plastic pouch and pen drives

  • Do not carry any electronic devices, like Earphones, Microphones, Bluetooth, Mobile phones, Health bands and watches etc.

  • Do not carry ornaments and sharp objects, like earrings, bracelets, chains, nose pins, brooch, goggles, wallets etc.

  • Do not carry any eatables, snacks or drinks inside

Candidates found with any of the above prohibited items will be disqualified from the entrance exam.

NEET MDS 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NEET MDS 2022 is tabulated below for a better understanding of candidates:

Parameters

Details

Type of Exam

MCQ

Mode of Exam

Computer-based/Online

Total No. of Questions

240

Total Marks Allotted

960

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each incorrect answer

Total Time Allotted

3 hours

Also Read: NEET 2022 Revision Tips, How to Utilise Remaining Time for NEET Preparation?

Important Guidelines on NEET MDS 2022 CBT

Candidates taking the exam must be aware of the following CBT guidelines beforehand:

  • The allocated systems will contain the examination login link on the screen. If not, the issue must be raised immediately to the invigilator.

  • Candidates will be permitted to log in only 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time

  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours (180 minutes)

  • Any candidate found cheating in the exam will be immediately penalized for his/her actions

Steps to Navigate a Question in NEET MDS 2022 Exam

Navigating the answers to each question correctly is of crucial importance in the NEET exam. Here are some instructions on how to navigate a question in the examination:

  • Candidates must drag the cursor to the question number and click on it to answer that particular question directly. The question palette will be displayed on the right-hand side of the screen.

  • Candidates must then select the ‘Save & Next’ button to submit their responses before proceeding to the next question. If this is not done, the system will save the early response even if the candidates have clicked on the correct answer.

  • Candidates will need to select the ‘Mark for Review & Next’ option if they wish to save their current answer for review before moving on to the next question. This button allows the candidates to submit their final answers for review. Once this is done, candidates cannot change their responses.

How to Answer Questions in NEET MDS 2022 CBT

To answer a question in the NEET MDS 2022 Exam, applicants must follow the steps tabulated below:

Particulars

Explanation

Choose an Answer

Click on the button against the given options

Deselect and Answer

Click on the same button again or select the ‘Clear Tab’ option

Change an Answer

Click on any other option besides the selected one

Save an Answer

Select the ‘Save & Next’ option

Mark an Answer for Review

Select the ‘Mark Review & Next’ option

Change the Answer to a Previous Question

Select question no. form the question palette first and select an option other than the chosen one

NEET MDS 2022: Things to Keep in Mind

  • No arrangement will be made at the exam centre to keep any items/articles belonging to the candidate. If a candidate is found in possession of any of the restricted items beyond the security check, he/she will be considered eligible for disqualification of candidature.

  • Frisking will not be allowed while social distancing is in effect

  • Candidates will not be allowed for Finger Biometrics at the time of registration due to Covid-19 restrictions

  • A photograph of the applicant will be taken at the venue on the day of the examination. Face ID will be verified at the time of registration and at every bio-break.

  • Candidates will be escorted to the allotted lab in the presence of an invigilator, who will assist in the check-in procedure.

  • All candidates are advised to keep their admit card and photo ID handy at all times during the exam

  • Candidates must wait for the invigilator’s instructions before starting the exam.

  • No pen and paper will be provided inside for any rough work

  • If the invigilator finds a candidate to be suspicious or showing disruptive behaviour, he/she has the right to cancel the candidate’s candidature.

  • In case of a technical disruption during the exam, rest assured that the candidate will be allowed time to complete the examination.

When appearing for NEET MDS, getting nervous is natural. However, that does not imply you are not well prepared for the same. The key is to stay focused and address the easier questions first. Take a look at the NEET MDS 2022 exam day instructions, documents needed and important guidelines and exam pattern to ensure you do not make a mistake at the venue.  

For more information and the latest updates on NEET MDS 2022 Exam, stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

FAQs

What is the NEET MDS exam duration?

The total duration of the NEET MDS Exam is 3 hours. 

Is a soft copy of the NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card allowed?

No, candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic device to the exam hall. Therefore, candidates simply need to show the hard copy of their NEET MDS hall tickets to the standing functionary at the entry gate. Candidates will be allowed to enter the hall once the admit cards are scanned using a QR code or a barcode.

Where should I report in case of an error in the NEET MDS 2022 admit card?

In case of any discrepancies in the NEET MDS admit card, candidates must immediately report the same to the conducting body, NBE.

When should I reach the exam centre on the day of NEET MDS Exam?

Candidates should ideally reach the exam centre and report 30 minutes before the scheduled exam time. This leaves enough time for verification and makes the process easier and hassle-free. 

What is a valid Government ID proof for NEET MDS 2022?

Candidates sitting for the NEET MDS 2022 must carry any of the following Government ID proofs:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License 
     

Are scientific calculators allowed inside the NEET MDS exam hall?

No, candidates are not allowed to carry a scientific calculator or any such items and/or electronic gadgets and sharp objects inside the examination hall.

Is NEET MDS conducted in pen-and-paper mode?

No, NEET MDS Entrance is a computer-based test. Candidates are required to answer a total of 240 MCQ questions.

What is the age limit for NEET MDS?

The upper age limit for General candidates appearing for NEET MDS is 25 years and the same for Reserved Category candidates is 30 years.

How many times can I apply for NEET MDS?

A candidate can attempt NEET MDS Exam up to a maximum of 3 times.

Where is NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card being released?

The NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card has been released online on the official NBE portal on April 25, 2022. Candidates can view and download their admit cards by logging in with their Registered ID and Password.

 

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