Over 1.33 million students are appearing for National Entrance Eligibility Test [NEET] on Sunday. Before the students sat for the exam, to compete for 66,000 medical and dental seats, they had to undergo high-security checks at examination centres. CBSE issued guidelines laying out 'dos and don'ts' at the centres, for the examination that began at 10 AM. Despite this, some aspirants were caught off-guard.
Many aspirants faced problems at the centres, with parents adding more confusion than students. In Madurai's Wakf Board College, long sleeves of students' dresses were cut. At the Government Model Senior Secondary School exam centre in Chandigarh, a girl's nose pin was removed before she entered. A few students had to remove their metal jewellery and belts in New Delhi centres. The CBSE had told aspirants to follow a strict dress code.
As part of it, they were asked to not carry wallets, goggles, handbags, belts, caps and ornaments, pendants, badges and brooches, shoes and heels. They were also not allowed to carry geometry boxes, pencil boxes, plastic pouches, pen scales, writing pads, erasers. Obviously, mobile phones and bluetooth devices were banned too. The exam is being conducted in 11 languages, at 2,255 centers in 136 cities across India. The results can be expected on June 5.
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