NTA has prescribed the NEET 2021 dress code under three heads.

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NEET 2021 Dress Code for male candidates:

  • According to the dress code of NEET for male aspirants, long or full sleeve shirts/ t-shirts are not allowed
  • Clothes should be simple and should not have zips, pockets, huge buttons, etc.
  • Male aspirants can wear simple trousers/pants
  • Layers of clothing and kurta pyjamas should also be avoided
  • Shoes, boots, or any covered footwear is not allowed. Candidates are advised to wear slippers or open-toed sandals

NEET 2021 Dress Code for female candidates:

  • Similar to the dress code of NEET for male candidates, female candidates are also advised to wear half sleeve t-shirts/shirts/kurta
  • Long sleeves and fancy sleeves clothing is not permitted
  • Clothing should be simple and should not have elaborate embroidery, buttons, frills, etc.
  • Metallic/non-metallic jewellery has to be avoided
  • Slippers, sandals or low heels are allowed but closed shoes are not allowed
  • Candidates are advised to wear open sandals or slippers

NEET 2021 Dress Code exceptions

Candidates who cannot follow the dress code for NEET 2021 due to religious beliefs have to mention the same while filling the application form for NEET 2021. These candidates have to select the ‘Customary Dress’ option while filling the NEET application form 2021. Those opting to wear the customary dress have to report at least an hour early for proper frisking and security procedures. In such cases, candidates need to reach the exam centre at 12.30 pm so that there is sufficient time for proper security checks without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the exam.

NEET 2021 Dress Code: COVID-19 Guidelines

Keeping in mind the safety of candidates on the exam day, NEET dress code 2021 has undergone a few changes. The dress code for NEET 2021 exam day during COVID times has been listed below:

  • All candidates must wear a mask which is covering their nose and mouth
  • They must carry a transparent water bottle with them, water dispenser facility has been discontinued as a preventive measure
  • Candidates must carry a 50 ml bottle of hand sanitizer with them on the exam day
  • Candidates may be allowed to wear gloves while at the exam Centre 

The NEET entrance test, which is conducted for admissions to the first year of MBBS/BDS courses, has resulted in the dissolution of the other medical entrance examinations. This has made NEET the most important and popular medical entrance in India.