NEET Dress Code 2020
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NEET Dress Code 2020 - Medical aspirants appearing for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be required to follow specific NEET 2020 dress code laid down by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Like other rules and regulations, the NEET dress code will be strictly implemented on all aspirants to prevent malpractices and cheating. The dress code of NEET 2020 guides the candidates about the kind of clothing, footwear and other items to be worn. The NEET 2020 dress code will also acquaint the candidates with items and clothing which are that are strictly prohibited inside the exam hall. The authority has issued a prescribed list of clothing in the official information brochure which was released on December 1, 2019. Each candidate will be required to specify whether they intend to follow the dress code of NEET prescribed by the authority. There are certain items which cannot be worn on the day of examination as per the NEET dress code 2020. Such details will also be printed on the NEET admit card 2020. Any candidate who is found to be wearing prohibited items listed in NEET 2020 dress code will not be allowed to enter the exam centre thus it is advised to follow it and avoid unnecessary hassle.
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NEET will be conducted in pen and paper-based mode on May 3, 2020. NEET 2020 will serve as the single undergraduate medical entrance test for admission to all seats offered in the country. Careers360 brings to you the complete information on the dress code of NEET to help you be exam ready.

NEET dress code 2020

The authority has specified NEET 2020 dress code for male and female candidates which must be adhered to. There are special guidelines in NEET 2020 information bulletin for the candidates who wish to appear for the exam in their customary dress. Before entering the exam hall, candidates will be frisked thoroughly with the help of highly metal sensitive detectors. Candidates must make sure they do not have anything prohibited on their person while entering the exam center of NEET 2020 so as to help the exam conducting authority in the security checks. The particular NEET dress code 2020 for male and female candidates has been provided below.

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NEET 2020 dress code - Boys/ Male candidates


  • As per the dress code of NEET, male candidates should ensure that they wear half sleeve shirts/T-shirts as full sleeve shirts are not allowed on the day of the examination.

  • Clothes worn by male candidates should be light ie., zip pockets, pockets, big buttons and clothes with elaborate embroidery should not be there.

  • Trousers and simple pants are a preferred NEET dress code 2020 for male candidates. Kurta pajama is not allowed.

  • Shoes are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. It is advisable that candidates wear sandals and chappal with a thin sole.

NEET dress code 2020 - Girls/ Female candidates


  • Female candidates are advised not to wear clothes which have elaborate embroidery, flowers, brooches or buttons as this is prohibited in the NEET 2020 dress code.

  • No clothes with full arm length sleeves should be worn on the day of examination. Following the dress code of NEET, female candidates should wear half sleeve clothes.

  • It is best to avoid high heels and thick sole shoes and instead opt for sandals or slippers. Low heel footwear is also allowed.

  • Female candidates must avoid wearing any kind of jewellery like earrings, nose rings, rings, pendants, necklace, bracelet or anklets. Metal detectors may cause unnecessary hassle if the metal is found on the person.

NEET dress code 2020 - Customary dress


Candidates who follow a certain religion which prescribes a customary dress can appear for NEET 2020 in their customary dress. As per the Delhi High Court order, Sikh candidates will be allowed to carry traditional kangha, kara, Kirpan with them. Female candidates can opt to wear burkha as it is also allowed. These articles will be considered by the authorities as the customary dress. At the time of filling NEET application form 2020, candidates will be asked whenther they wish to wear customary dress which contradicts NEET 2020 dress code, an image for reference is provided below. Here, they must indicate that they wish to wear a customary dress. However, to help the exam conducting authority conduct the security checks smoothly, the candidate must report at least an hour before (12:30 PM) the reporting time. It is advisable for candidates to follow the dress code of NEET carefully to avoid 'unfair means' or misconduct charges against them.

NEET dress code 2020 - Customary dress declaration in application form


NEET 2020 Dress Code - Barred Items

NEET aspirants also have to ensure that they do not carry any barred items as per the dress code of NEET on the day of examination. NTA has specified a list of items which has been strictly prohibited to be carried inside the exam hall. The list of barred items has also been mentioned in the information brochure of NEET 2020. Aspirants can check the list of items in the table below.

  • Items like pen, paper, pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen, eraser, calculator, electronic, pen/scanner, pen drive, etc are strictly prohibited.

  • Communication devices like mobile phone, earphones, microphones, pager, health-band are not allowed inside.

  • Personal belongings like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap etc are not to be carried on the day of the exam.

  • Eatable items opened or packed or water bottle will not be allowed inside the NEET exam centre 2020. Diabetic aspirants will be allowed to carry eatables like fresh fruits/ sugar tablets and a transparent water bottle inside the exam hall.

Check the NEET dress code video below for more details:

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET Dress Code 2020

Question: Is floral print clothes can be worn on NEET day?


No, according to the norms of dress code of NEET, clothes with flowers embroidery or other designs should be avoided.

Question: Are girls allowed to wear leggings to the exam centre?


No, the female NEET test takers are only allowed to wear salwar and trousers.

Question: Will I be allowed to take NEET exam, if I wear jeans?


Yes, jeans are allowed but it should not be fashionable big pockets or zips.

Question: Can I wear dupatta along with my suit during the NEET 2020?


There are no explicit guidelines on wearing a dupatta. However, it is best to avoid such clothing item which is not mentioned in the information brochure.

Question: Is a tattoo allowed in NEET 2020?


No, a tattoo is strictly prohibited in the medical exam as per the NEET dress code 2020, specified by NTA.

Question: Can we use a calculator in NEET exam centre?


As mentioned in the prospectus, calculators or any other electronic devices will not be permitted in the exam hall.  

Question: Is watch allowed in NEET 2020 hall?


No, candidates are advised not to wear watches while appearing for NEET exam day.

Question: Are nail paint allowed on the exam date?


It is best to avoid nail paint as it can cause hassle at the time of frisking at the exam centre.

Question: I am Sikh and I wear a turban as per my religion. Can I appear for NEET exam?


Yes, candidates who follow a respective religion/custom and wear customary dresses like Burkha, Turban, Kirpan, Kada etc. However, such aspirants should report at the exam centre an hour before the reporting time for verification.

Question: Are safety pins not allowed to carry on NEET 2020 exam day?


No, the safety pins are not allowed inside the exam hall. The candidate must not carry anything except the admit card, valid ID proof and a passport size photograph.

Question: Can I wear spectacles in the NEET 2020 examination hall?


Yes, students who wear the spectacles on a regular basis are allowed to wear on the exam day but fashionable glasses or sunglasses will not be permitted inside the exam hall.

Question: Can I wear mehndi or heena to the exam hall?


While there is no specific mention of whether or not the candidate can wear heena or mehndi to the exam hall in the NEET information brochure, it is better to avoid them. It is because wearing them may cause a problem during bio-metric verification. And if bio-metric verification fails (as a consequence of henna or mehndi), the candidate will not be allowed to take the NEET 2020 exam.

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