NEET admit card 2018: Shirts torn, shoes removed; that’s what happened last year

NEET admit card 2018: The admit card will contain all the details such as roll number, examination centre, exam duration and others. If a candidate fails to carry the same at the examination centre, he/she will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 18, 2018 1:28:39 pm
cbseneet.nic.in, NEET 2018 admit card, NEET admit card, NEET exam date NEET admit card 2018: School Staff checking the applicants before entering for exam hall last year. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

NEET admit card 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the admit cards for NEET 2018 on April 17 at cbseneet.nic.in. The hall ticket carries important details like exam centre, a photograph of the candidate and things that are not allowed to bring in the venue. CBSE has framed strict dress code, besides other rules, to check rampant cheating in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. The medical aspirant can only wear light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower, et al with salwar/ trouser.

What happened last year?
To ensure secure exam, some centres did not let students who were wearing a full shirt to enter the venue. The candidates were not allowed to wear shoes, but slippers or sandals with low heels.

But one incident that embarrassed CBSE was when a female student in Kerala asked to remove bra by the invigilator. It was reported that during the security check, the metal detector beeped apparently due to a metal buckle in her brassiere. She was then asked to take off the clothing. CBSE termed the incident “a consequence of few overzealous persons”.

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In another incidence, a candidate, who was wearing a pair of jeans, was asked to remove a pocket as well as metal buttons from the clothing. After facing flak for this incident from students, parents and political parties (especially Tamil Nadu’s DMK), CBSE had to suspend the concerned teachers.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination for students who wish to study any graduate medical course in the country. Different centres in the state also reported instances of girls being asked to remove their head scarves and full sleeve dresses of both girls and boys being cut off.

CBSE also issued a warning, “The Board has exactly followed the directions of the honourable Supreme Court. Candidates were repeatedly instructed through information bulletin, website, printed instructions on admit card and individual communication through emails/ SMS about precautions to be taken before entering exam hall.”

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