NEET Dress Code 2019 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has emphasized on the NEET Dress Code 2019 with the release of admit card on April, 2019. The dress code for NEET 2019 refers to the appropriate attire which should be worn by male and female applicants while appearing for NEET. The NEET dress code 2019 was mentioned in the information brochure released by CBSE and the hall ticket of the applicants also stresses upon the importance of how to appear for the medical entrance exam.

According to the NEET Dress Code 2019, applicants have been asked to wear light clothes which should not have full sleeves so as to not arouse suspicion. Aspirants should also carefully choose the footwear since shoes are prohibited in the examination centre. The conducting body has made it clear that the applicants should refrain from wearing anything which will create obstruction while they are being inspected. There are other guidelines pertaining to the dress code of NEET 2019 which can be checked in this article.

NEET Dress Code 2019 is followed to avoid irregularities during the exam. It is advisable for applicants who are appearing for NEET UG to read the article carefully and follow the guidelines laid down by CBSE regarding the NEET dress code 2019.

NEET 2019 will be conducted on May, 2019, in online mode. The applicants will be required to report at two different slots: ‘A’ and ‘B’. For slot A, aspirants are required to report between 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM whereas, for slot B, the entry time is from 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM. The authorities will not allow applicants to enter the examination hall post 9.30 AM. The exam will start at 10.00 AM and will conclude at 1.00 PM.

NEET Dress Code 2019 – Male Applicants

  • To follow the NEET Dress Code 2019 correctly, male applicants should make sure that they wear half sleeve shirts/t-shirts as full sleeves are not allowed. The authorities have mentioned that the clothes should be light which means that zips, pockets, big buttons and any elaborate embroidery can be avoided.
  • Kurta pajama is not allowed for male aspirants. Trousers will be the preferred dress code of NEET 2019.
  • Shoes are not allowed therefore male applicants can wear slippers and sandals.

NEET Dress Code 2019 – Female Applicants

  • Female applicants should avoid clothes which have embroidery, flowers, brooches and buttons. The clothes should be light and have half-sleeves.
  • Salwars and trousers are suggested for women applicants according to the NEET Dress Code 2019.
  • For footwear, female aspirants should prefer slippers or sandals with low heels. Shoes are not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Female aspirants are advised not to wear jewellery like earrings, ring, pendants, nose ring, necklace or any kind of metallic item while appearing for NEET 2019.

Regulation for applicants opting for Customary Dresses

Customary dress refers to a traditional dress or an attire pertaining to a specific religion. Burqa or head scarves will come under this section. As per the Delhi High Court order, Sikh applicants will be allowed to carry traditional kangha kara and kirpan with them. These articles will be considered as a part of the customary dress. While filling NEET application form 2019, applicants were asked whether they intended to wear the customary dress or any other clothing which is contrary to the NEET dress code 2019. The applicants who have opted for customary dress are required to report to the exam centre at least an hour before 9.30 AM which is the last reporting time for the exam.

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NEET Dress Code 2019 – Barred Items

The conducting body has released a list of items which are not allowed inside the examination hall, therefore, it is advisable for applicants not to bring them. The authorities at the examination centre will not be responsible for keeping any belongings of the applicants. Items which could be used for hiding communication devices will not be allowed. Possession of barred items inside the examination hall will be considered as unfair means and the candidature could be cancelled. The list of items NOT allowed in the examination hall can be checked below –

  • Stationary Items – Printed or written textual paper, pieces of paper, Geometry/Pencil Box, Calculator, Plastic Pouch, Pen/Pencil, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Log Table, Scanner/Electronic Pens, etc.
  • Communication devices – Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Miscellaneous Items – Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap, ATM/Credit/Debit Card, Plastic Identity Card, any remote key, etc.
  • Electronic devices – Watch, Wristwatch, camera etc.
  • Metallic Items
  • Eatables

The rules laid down by CBSE regarding the NEET dress code 2019 should be followed mandatorily by the test-takers since it will help them pass the frisking procedure. The authorities will use highly sensitive metal detectors for security purposes. It is advisable for applicants to follow the NEET Dress Code 2019 carefully to avoid ‘unfair means’ or misconduct charges against them.

NEET Dress Code 2019: Frequently Asked Questions

We have been getting a lot of queries about NEET Dress Code 2019. Many applicants have found it confusing and asked specifically about certain clothes. Answers to whether or not you can wear certain clothes as per dress code of NEET are here in QnA format below.

Can I wear ___?Answer
LeggingsNo. As per NEET Dress Code 2019 you should wear trousers or salwar only.
Sleeveless t-shirtYes.
ShoesNo. As per NEET Dress Code 2019 you should wear slippers or sandals with low heels only.
Track pantNo. As per NEET Dress Code 2019 you should wear trousers or salwar only.
JeansNo. As per NEET Dress Code 2019 you should wear trousers or salwar only.
T shirtsWear only light sleeveless t shirt

Ques. Applicants are also confused about what does “light clothes” means?

Ans. Light clothes refer to clothes that are lightweight, do not have any heavy work done on them. Please note that this does not refer to light color (at least CBSE has not specified it as so!). So if you are confused about whether you can wear black color clothes or not, then answer is that color of clothes is not an issue at all.

Ques. There are many types of half sleeve t-shirts. Which one to wear?

Ans. See, the whole purpose of dress code for NEET 2019 is avoid cheating and malpractices. Clothes in which frisking is easy, hassle free, and avoids harassment of applicants are recommended. If you wear a simple t shirt which has half sleeves, then authorities can easily frisk you. Also, at any time you will not be doubted about hiding wireless equipments or chits. So just wear a simple, light, half sleeve tshirt in which you are comfortable.

Ques. Which trouser to wear?

Ans. There are several types of trousers in market. Go for a really simple one, without too many pockets or such things which may arouse suspicion (that you are hiding anything). Color is not a concern.

Ques. Can I wear jeans on NEET 2019 exam date?

Ans. Since jeans is not included in the list of clothes allowed by CBSE, please do not wear them. You can either wear a trouser or salwar.

Ques. Can I wear simple shoes?

Ans. No. Please wear slippers, or sandals with low heels only.

Ques. I have sandals but it has heels. Can I wear it?

Ans. You can wear sandals with low heels as per the NEET 2019 information brochure.

Ques. Even if I am in dress code, will I undergo frisking at the NEET 2019 exam centre?

Ans. Yes, there will be frisking for all applicants. CBSE just wants to ensure that no one can take anything inside which will help in cheating. There will be physical frisking for all applicants.

Ques. My dress has a brooch and big buttons. Can I wear it?

Ans. No. Your dress should not have big buttons or brooches or badges. Please wear light clothes with half sleeves without big buttons or brooches or badges.

Ques. Is jewellery allowed as per NEET Dress Code 2019?

Ans. Applicants are not allowed any accessories. So avoid jewellery. Also, at exam centre, there will not be any arrangements to keep your accessories or jewellery. So if you have to remove them at centre, then you cannot keep it anywhere. So it is better to avoid wearing them.

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