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November 18, 2020 • 11:52 am

NEET Dress Code Rules & List of Barred Items in Exam Hall

NEET 2021 Dress Code Rules & List of Barred Items in Exam Hall

Hello Aspirants!!


Are you aspiring for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test?


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted on 12th Sept 2021. The candidates who are willing to appear in 2021 exam had to follow the NEET Rules and Regulations as prescribed by the NTA.


In 2020 & 2019, the examiners had introduced strict rules for students’ dresses and accessories. There were various controversies over the dress code for NEET. So, it is important for all the candidates to know the NEET Exam Rules regarding NEET Dress Code and instructions to be followed on the exam day. If a candidate fails to follow the below mentioned NEET Exam Rules, he/ she will not be allowed to appear for the exam.


Read here the complete details about the NEET Dress Code and instructions to be followed on the exam day.



NEET Exam Dress Code- What to Wear on the Exam Day?


After strict rules over NEET Exam Dress Code, the candidates often have queries about what dress code they should follow while going to the NEET Exam Centre. There are a lot of such questions which pop up in the minds of the candidates who appear for the exam.


Is there any dress code for NEET exam?

Can I wear jeans for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test?


As per the NTA Guidelines, the candidates appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will have to wear half sleeves top/shirt. The candidates had to follow the Dress Code for NEET, which are mentioned below.


Light clothes with long sleeves are not permitted. However in case, candidates come in cultural/ customary dress at the Examination Centre, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 12.30 pm so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.

Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted. 

In case of any deviation required due to unavoidable (medical, etc.) circumstances, specific approval of NTA must be taken before the Admit Cards are issued. 



Note -

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 candidates who are going to sit in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, must strictly follow the NEET Dress Code Rules and Regulations.



NEET Barred Items – List of Restricted Items in the Exam Hall


Below, we have listed NEET Barred Items, that are strictly not allowed in the examination hall as per the NEET Exam Rules.


The candidates are not allowed to carry items like shoes, camera, phones etc. in NEET Exam Center. The detailed list of prohibited things is given below.



    Pen Drive Electronic Pen
Scanner Wallet



Any Metallic Item Any Eatable item
Accessories of any type – Ring, Nose Pin, Chain, Necklace, Pendant, Badge, Brooch Water Bottle

Watch/ Wrist Watch


Mobile Phone

Bluetooth Earphone
Microphone Pager

Health Band



Geometry or Pencil Box Plastic Pouch
Pen Scale

Writing Pad & Eraser



Check the official notification released by the Board in the image below:



Barred Items and Dress Code





NEET Rules and Regulations  - List of Items Allowed in the Examination Hall


Along with the List of Barred Items, NTA has released the list of items that are allowed and are must to be carried in the examination hall. Below we have listed the items and the documents that you must carry on the exam day.

One passport size photograph to be pasted on the attendance sheet.

 The candidate should note that the size of the photograph should be 4 x 6 with white background.

 Name of the candidate along with the date of taking the photograph should be mentioned in the photo.

 The candidate should carry his NEET Admit Card with a passport size photograph affixed to it.

 Original photo identity card like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, etc.





NEET Instructions – Guidelines to be Followed in the Examination Hall!


It is very important for the candidates to know the things that have to be done and avoided on the exam day. Below we have listed the NEET Instructions that are must to be followed by all the candidates.


1. The examination center will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam. The candidates are advised to take their seats immediately after the opening of the exam hall. The candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 9:30 a.m. as per the NEET Exam Rules.


2. The candidate must possess his/her admit card. If any candidate found without hall ticket, he/she will not be allowed to enter the examination hall under any circumstances.


3. The candidates must find out and occupy their allotted seats only. If anyone of them is found appearing in the test from a seat or room other than the allotted one, then his/her candidature shall be cancelled.


4. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.


5. The candidates are not allowed to leave the exam hall for any reason before the time. The NEET exam is of 3 hours duration and there is no break in between the exam. Therefore, the candidates are expected to stay in the examination hall for this time period.


6. If you create any misbehavior or disturbance at the examination center, your candidature can be cancelled as per the NEET Rules and Regulations. The committee can place legal/ criminal proceedings and you can be restricted from appearing in future examinations.


After the series of NEET Controversies, the NTA has set some strict rules for NEET.


We have provided the complete NEET Dress Code Rules and Instructions to be followed on the exam day. In case, you have any doubts regarding the above information, please do let us know through leaving a comment below.


For latest updates regarding the exam, follow NEET Notifications and stay tuned with Eduncle.


Thank you!


Showing 17 comments out of 17
  • Sk
    Are jeans and leggings allowed?
    Hello SK,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can get all rules and regulations related to dress code in the above blog. Please check.
    Thank You.
  • Swamini uttekar
    Sir girls can wear leggings or not
  • Prithvi r b
    Can girls wear palazoo with kurti till knee of light colour
  • Aayushi
    Hello, I would like to know whether earrings are allowed, I know it rather sounds stupid but the ones that I have are pretty permanent. Will I have to get them undone?
    Hello Aayushi,   On a safer side you should avoid carrying any kind of metal stuff inside the NEET Exam Centre. All the Best!   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Ed...
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  • Aswika
    Sir girls can wear leggings or not...
    Hello Aswika,   As per the guidelines of CBSE, we suggest you not to wear tight clothes on exam day. The clothes should be loose and light coloured. (Eg. Salwar, Trouser) &nbs...
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  • Samia Sakeena
    can we (female muslim) wear buqa or hijab according to our custom during the examination
    Hello Samia,   Female Muslim candidates can wear traditional dress like Hijab / Burqa. However, those candidates wearing traditional dress have to come in the prescribed time ...
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  • Ayesha Salma
    Hi sir the students allowed to wear the top till her nees ..
  • Sanjana
    Sir if we have put mehendi on hand , is it allowed. ?
    Hello Sanjana,   No, even mehndi is not allowed in NEET Exam.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Anjusha
    As there is no metal things allowed then what about the clips that we have for our teeth sir.... sir please do reply
    Hello Anusha,   Braces will not be debarred from the examination. You must appear at the exam venue before 30 minutes and explain the test administrator regarding the braces. ...
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  • Sruthisajeev
    Hello sir, Can girls wear jeans on NEET exam
    Hello Sruthi,   Jeans and half sleeved tops are allowed in the exam.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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