Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued dress code for students appearing for the upcoming the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam.

The board has advised candidates to wear "light-coloured half-sleeved dress" and "not to wear shoes" while issuing admit cards, reported The Times of India.

Candidates are prohibited from wearing anything with big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc and are allowed to wear only slippers or sandals with low heels and not shoes. Female candidates have been asked to refrain from wearing any close toed footwear.

Candidates appearing at the examination centre in customary dress (e.g burqa) would need to report at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 9:30 am so that they could be inspected properly.

The NEET exam has been scheduled to be held on May 6, from 10am to 1pm. In a statement, CBSE said, “The schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of the test is declared a public holiday."

According to an Indian Express report, candidates are not allowed to carry items like belt, wallet, handbags, googles, watch/wristwatch, bracelet, camera or metallic item and jewellery items like a ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain/necklace, pendants, badge and brooch etc

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