In a major development, the Supreme Court has allowed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for the aspirants on October 14. The exams will be conducted for students who failed to appear for the examination on September 13 due to either COVID-19 infection or residing in containment zones. In its decision, the apex court also said that the NEET Result 2020 will be released on October 16, two days after the re-exam.
The earlier exam guidelines released by the centre is likely to continue given the daily Coronavirus reported across the country. Candidates appearing for NEET are allowed certain items and have to wear certain attire to get the entry in the examination hall.
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During the examination, candidates are not allowed to wear closed footwear, including shoes, as per the dress code for NEET 2020. Light clothes with half sleeves and long sleeves are not permitted and candidates are only allowed to wear slippers and sandals with low heels.
If the candidates have to wear specific attire for a religious or customary reason, they need to report to the examination halls early for mandatory frisking. Handbags, jewellery, hats, smartphones and smartwatches are not allowed inside the NEET 2020 exam venue. Items required inside the NEET exam halls are NEET 2020 admit card along with self-declaration form mentioning their health status and recent travel history.