NEET 2018: Do’s and don’ts for the Exam Day!

Vinod Sharma updated on : 05 May 2018

Here are NEET 2018 exam guidelines to candidates who are appearing for test on May 6, 2018. Candidates need to ensure they follow them to the core to avoid any hassles on the exam day.

NEET Exam Do's And Don'ts

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2018 aka NEET 2018 or NEET UG 2018 is around the corner, indeed, is to be held tomorrow, May 6, 2018. In such a situation, it is important to understand the do's and don’ts for the D-Day. This will help students get ready for the exam day and avoid any hassles that may occur otherwise. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced some decorum to be followed for the exam day failing which students might not be able to take the exam. CBSE has issued some specific guidelines about reporting time, things that candidates can bring to the exam hall, dress code and many others. NEET 2018 exam is to be conducted on May 6, 2018 at approximately 150 cities and 2000 exam centres across across India.

NEET 2018 will be held on a single day and a single session on May 6, 2018. Candidates need to download and come to the exam centre with the NEET 2018 Admit Card. For this purpose, candidates need to hurry up as an option to download NEET UG admit card may be closed anytime soon. Also, candidates need to paste a photograph of the prescribed size on NEET UG admit card akin to the ones they have uploaded NEET registration process.

As per the official notification and recurrent advice from the exam conducting body, NEET 2018 candidates have been asked to follow the dress code and other guidelines to the core. For more details on what to keep in mind for NEET 2018 exam, candidates can consider following the do's and don’ts mentioned hereunder.

NEET 2018 Exam Timeline

Before we go ahead discussing what candidates need to do on NEET UG exam day and what not, it is important to know that exam centres will open up 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam. The last entry time to the exam is 9:30 AM post which no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall whatsoever. In such a situation, candidates are advised to visit the exam centre at least once before the big day. Further, test booklets will be distributed at 9:45 AM, candidates will be allowed to break the test booklet seal at 9:55 AM and the exam will start at 10:00 AM.

NEET 2018 Exam Dress Code

NEET 2018 dress code is all about the type of clothing candidates need to wear on the exam day. NEET exam dress code is separate for the girls and boys.

NEET 2018 Dress Code for Boys

Boys need to wear light colour clothes that include jeans/pants/shirts (half sleeves only). The buttons of the shirt should be small or of medium size. Kurta and Pajama are not allowed in the exam hall. Shoes are not allowed either and candidates need to wear sleepers or sandals.

NEET 2018 Dress Code for Girls

Female candidates are instructed to wear light clothes with half sleeves sans big buttons, badges/brooches, flower etc. Girls can wear light colour trouser/salwar and sandals with low heal. Female candidates are not allowed to wear the shoes either.   

NEET PG Dress Code and Instructions of Sikhs

In a directive from the Delhi High Court, Sikh NEET 2018 aspirants who carry a kirpan or wear a kara need to report to the exam centre one hour before the commencement of NEET exam. The ruling came after CBSE barred metallic items in NEET exam centres.  

NEET Exam Disallowed Wearable

NEET Exam Allowed Wearable


Slippers and Sandals only

Sun Glasses

Doctor Prescribed lens specs only





Full Sleeves Shirt or T-Shirts

Half T-Shirt, Shirt

Hair Clips/ Big Rubber Bands etc.


Saree (Married or Unmarried)

Kurti/Top (Half-Sleeves)

Bangles not allowed (only married can wear)

Tiny Rubber Band

Big buttons, brooch/badge T-Shirts


Rings/ Chain/ Necklace etc. (No jewellery or ornaments)


Burka, Cap, Kurta Pajama

Mangal Sutra

NEET 2018 Exam: Barred Items

Now it is time for candidates to know about the items that CBSE has barred from the exam hall altogether. Candidates should make a note of these items and ensure they carry none of them to the exam hall to avoid the hassles that may play the spoilsport. Check them out here.

  • No stationary items like papers, textual material (written or printed), pencil box/ geometry, writing pad, eraser, log table, plastic pouch etc. are allowed in the exam hall.
  • Items like Pen, Calculator, Scale, Pen Drive, Scanner/ Electronic Pen et al are prohibited altogether.
  • In addition to this, communication devices like a pager, mobile phone, microphone, earphones, Bluetooth, health band are no go.
  • Even watch/wristwatch, camera, bracelet Goggles, Wallet, Handbags, Cap, Belt etc. are big no.
  • Ornaments such as earrings, ring, nose-pin, pendants, chain/necklace, badge, brooch etc aren’t welcome either.
  • No metallic item and even food, opened or closed, is allowed inside the exam hall.
  • Any potential thing that can be used to hide something is barred altogether.

Things to carry to NEET 2018 Exam Centre  

Other than the list of do’s and don’ts, candidates knowing about the things that they need to carry to the exam centre is important too. Candidates can find the list here.

  • Candidates need to ensure they carry NEET 2018 admit card to the exam centre failing which they won’t be allowed to enter the exam hall. Students need to fix the photo with the dimensioned prescribed and similar to ones they uploaded during the registration process to ensure the entry to the exam hall.
  • Candidates need to reach NEET UG 2018 exam hall before 9:30 AM post which no entry will be admissible.
  • Avoid carrying anything other than admit card and photograph to the exam centre.
  • Don’t carry any of the barred items in the exam hall and must also check the test booklet properly to ensure the number of pages are the same as mentioned on the cover page. Not only is this but the candidates need to also match the codes of the test booklet and answer sheet before starting the exam
  • Ensure to sign and give finger impression on the attendance sheet. Also, candidates need to sign on the attendance sheet twice.
  • Carry blue/black ballpoint pen to mark answers in the sheet
  • Be careful about answering the questions, as no changes will be admissible once an answer is marked.
  • Candidates need to do all the rough work on the answer sheet only.
  • Keep the admit card along and safe until the admission to any medical or dental college.

HTCampus wishes luck to all the NEET 2018 candidates.

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