Candidates in ‘Hijab’, ‘Burkha’, ‘Kara’ and ‘Kirpan’ will be allowed to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 that is to be conducted on May 3.
This is in continuation of the practice last year. However, candidates who are willing to come in cultural or customary dress have to arrive early or at least one hour before the time of closing of the gate so that there’s enough time left for checking and frisking. Candidates who want to carry any device for medical issues or wear anything besides the dress code, they will be asked to get approval for the same before receiving the admit cards, said the notice released by National Testing Agency (NTA) - the body that conducts the exam.
The exam will be held in the pen-paper format.
Regarding the protocol of frisking for female students which had been in the limelight in the past, the NTA has said that it is of the opinion that although the frisking girl candidates has been an issue and the matter is sensitive, the Agency stands for the fairness and sanctity of the way of conducting the exam. To ensure that, it will also give the required instructions to the staff and the rest of the officials at the exam centres.
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According to the issued guideline, light clothes with long sleeves will not be allowed. Shoes will not be permitted. However, wearing slippers or low heel sandals will be permitted inside the exam centre.
Apart from the dress code, many other steps are being introduced like use of Artificial Intelligence to detect fraud or impersonation, crosscheck Class X and XII certificates and roll numbers, get hold of candidates who uploaded more than one postcard size photographs.
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