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NEET Dress Code 2024: Revised Dress Code (Male & Female)


NEET Dress Code 2024: Medical aspirants must adhere to the exam dress code specified by the National Testing Agency (NTA) when taking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET-UG 2024. The official NEET 2024 information pamphlet will include information on the appropriate attire for both girls and boys; till then, aspirants can refer to last year’s dress code to have an idea.

The NEET dress code 2024 will be properly enforced on all male and female aspirants to stop misconduct in the NEET exam and cheating, in addition to other NEET rules and regulations. The NEET 2024 dress code instructs applicants to wear appropriate types of apparel, footwear, and accessories on the day of the medical admissions test. Masks and gloves have been introduced as two significant items to the NEET dress code ever since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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— NEET 2024 is to be conducted on May 5, 2024. Prepare for your exam using the following effective NEET 2024 study plan.

NTA NEET Dress Code 2024

NTA will lay down several guidelines for candidates under NEET 2024 dress code to inform the candidates about clothing and items strictly prohibited inside the exam hall. Candidates who are found wearing prohibited items listed in the NEET dress code will not be allowed to enter the NEET 2024 exam centre. So, it would be in the best interest of the candidates to follow the guidelines and avoid any unnecessary hassle before or during attempting the NEET 2024 exam.

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Recent Changes in Dress Code for NEET Made by NTA

There have been some changes in the official NEET dress code mandated by the NTA that all aspirants will need to follow while appearing for the entrance test. If the authorities introduce any new changes in the dress code for NEET 2024, the same will be updated under this section. The list below focuses on the changes that were implemented by the NTA in the NEET dress code last year.

  • Face masks and gloves are made mandatory, and all candidates must wear them throughout the examination.
  • Heavy jewellery, watches and other wearable devices are not permitted in the exam hall.
  • Candidates must not wear full-sleeved, light-coloured clothes at the exam centre. This is applicable to both Male/ Female candidates.
  • NEET aspirants must not wear clothes with big buttons to the exam hall.
  • Shoes, Belies, Sunglasses, Wallets and handbags must not be carried to the examination hall. Slippers and sandals with low heels are permitted.
  • Boys are not allowed to wear Kurta Pyjamas, and Girls are not allowed to wear Sarees to the exam hall.

NTA will specify the dress code in the official NEET 2024 brochure. Special guidelines exist for candidates who wish to wear a customary dress. Such candidates must report to the exam centre at least an hour before for proper frisking without any inconvenience. Candidates must ensure they do not carry any prohibited item in the code inside the examination centre.

NEET Dress Code For Male Candidates

  • In accordance with the safety guidelines related to COVID-19, it is mandatory for candidates to wear masks and gloves during the NEET examination.
  • Male candidates must adhere to the NEET dress code for 2024, which specifies that half-sleeve shirts or T-shirts are allowed while full-sleeve shirts are prohibited. The clothing worn by male candidates should be lightweight and of zip pockets, large buttons, and elaborate embroidery.
  • Male candidates are advised to wear trousers or plain pants, as kurta pyjamas are not permitted as part of the NEET dress code 2024. Shoes are not allowed in the examination hall; candidates should wear sandals or flip-flops with thin soles instead.

NEET Dress Code For Female Candidates

  • In accordance with the COVID-19 safety guidelines, female candidates must also wear a mask and gloves during the NEET 2024 examination.
  • The NEET dress code 2024 for females prohibits wearing clothes with elaborate embroidery, flowers, brooches, or buttons. Full-arm-length sleeves are also not allowed, and female candidates should wear half-sleeve clothes instead.
  • Jeans with big pockets and fashionable clothing are generally not permitted, and leggings and palazzo pants are also not allowed as part of the NEET dress code for female candidates. High heels and thick-soled shoes should be avoided; candidates should wear sandals or slippers with low heels.
  • Female candidates are advised to refrain from wearing any jewellery, including earrings, nose rings, rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, or anklets. Metal detectors may cause delays or issues during the examination.

NEET 2024 Dress Code: List of Barred/ Banned Items

Candidates are not allowed to carry certain items inside the examination hall. They must go through compulsory frisking before entering the NEET exam centres. Here is a list of barred items posted by the NTA. Candidates can have a look at their references:

  • Stationery items such as textual material, geometry or pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, pen drives, eraser, log table, Electronic pen, scanner, writing pad, bits of paper, etc.
  • Any communication device like mobile phones, Bluetooth, earphones, microphones, health bands, etc.
  • Other items like wallets, goggles, handbags, belts, caps, etc.
  • Watch, bracelet, camera, etc.
  • Any ornament or a metallic item, etc.
  • Any open food items, a packed water bottle, etc.
  • Other items can be used for unfair means by hiding communication devices like a microchip, cameras, Bluetooth devices, etc.

Points To Note: 

  1. Any applicable order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court/High Courts will be followed in this regard.
  2. No arrangement will be available at the exam centre to keep the belongings of candidates.
  3. If any candidate is found to have any of the barred items, it will be considered an unfair means, and action will be taken against the candidate.

FAQs on NEET 2024 Dress Code

Some of the frequently asked questions and their answers for the NEET 2024 dress code are as follows:

Q. Can we wear jeans in NEET 2024?

Ans: Yes, candidates are allowed to wear light-coloured denim pants to the exam hall.

Q. Is Palazzo allowed in NEET 2024?

Ans: Yes, candidates can wear palazzo pants to the NEET exam hall.

Q. Can you wear a hijab in NEET 2024 exam?

Ans: Yes, wearing a hijab in the NEET exam is allowed for all Muslim females; however, they will need to choose the option of customary dress while filling out their online application form for NEET 2024. 

Q. Are tattoos allowed in NEET?

Ans: No, candidates with elaborate tattoos will not be allowed to appear for the examination. To avoid any trouble, try to cover them if possible or appear early and inform the authorities about the same.

Q. Am I allowed to wear jewellery for the NEET exam?

Ans: Candidates are not allowed to wear any kind of jewellery like earrings, nose rings, rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, or anklets.

Important links:

NEET Marks vs RankNEET Merit List
NEET CounsellingNEET Important Dates
NEET Answer KeyNEET Exam
NEET TopperNEET Cut-off

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