In continuation to last year's practice, candidates coming in customary or cultural dress shall be allowed to take the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. However such candidates will need to report early so that there is enough time for frisking.
"The candidates, especially who wish to wear the objects such as ‘Kara' and ‘Kirpan' etc. on their person must report at their respective examination centers atleast one and half hour before the gate closing time, for ensuring timely checking/ frisking and entry to the examination hall.," the notice released by the exam conducting body National Testing Agency (NTA) reads.
Medical entrance exam, NEET, will be held, nationwide, on May 3 in pen paper format.
"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 NTA has said regarding the frisking protocol, especially for female students, which had created a furore in the past.
Light clothes with long sleeves are not permitted, reads the guideline.
While candidates are allowed to wear slippers, sandals with low heels to the exam centre, shoes are not permitted.
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