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NEET Exam Day Instruction to Follow, Documents to Carry

Right from the preparation to the exam day, the entire journey of NEET examination can be really overwhelming. NEET exam day comes with a lot of anxiety and keeping yourself absolutely prepared for the day is the only way of overcoming it. Enthusiasm and pressure might cause any normal individual to forget certain very important things which end up as tragic outcomes. Such situations are undergone by many candidates taking up NEET. Read this article about NEET Exam Day Instructions to avoid any hassle.

Exam day guidelines for NEET 2020

Regular distress and excitement of what might be on the question booklet may freak out anyone eagerly waiting for the final call of examination guiding them to make slight negligence eventually leading to major consequences. The guidelines subsist to avoid such impacts.

NEET Exam Day Guidelines – Documents Required at the Exam Center

  • Admit Card: Candidate must carry the NEET Admit Card at the exam centre. It will be released 15 days prior to the exam date. Passport size Photograph should be affixed on it.
  • Passport Size Photograph: Candidates need to carry multiple Passport Size photographs. The photograph must be the same as on the Application form.
  • Aadhaar Card: Candidates need to carry the Aadhaar card as the Identity Proof. Candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu Kashmir need to carry an Identity Proof like Ration Card, Voter ID issued by the Government of India etc. Candidates belong to NRIs, PIOs, Foreign Nationals and OCIs they need to carry a passport.

Note – Candidates taking up the competitive examination are advised to download the admit as soon as it is available and not wait until the last date. A candidate should make sure that they take out a coloured printout of their admit card. A recent passport-sized photograph (4”×6”) of the candidate has to be pasted on the admit card against the space for it. Signature of a parent/guardian is mandatory on the admit card.

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NEET Exam Day Guidelines – Knowledge about the schedule:

  • Entry to the centre of examination: The candidates are permitted entry from 11:30 am IST.
  • The candidates are permitted entry to the examination hall till 1:30 pm IST.
  • Announcement of important instruction by the invigilators begins from 1:30 pm and ends shortly at 1:45 pm.
  • Distribution of test booklets begins at 1:45 pm.
  • Candidates are advised to fill the details on the test booklet from 1:50 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • The exam begins shortly at 2:00 pm and commences at 5:00 pm IST.

NEET 2020 Exam Day Schedule

To be well prepared for NEET 2020, aspirants must be aware of the exam day schedule. The schedule of the exam day is a crucial part of the instructions for the NEET exam day as it reflects the details of how the exam will be carried out. Aspirants should prepare accordingly for the test.

Particulars Date & Time
NEET Exam Date 13th September 2020
Duration of Exam 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)
Last entry in the examination hall 1:30 PM
Sitting in the examination room 1:15 PM
Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Distribution of the test booklet 1:45 PM
Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the candidates 1:50 PM
Commencement of examination 2:00 PM
Test Concludes 5:00 PM

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NEET Exam Day Guidelines – Things to be avoided from carrying:

  • Any electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators, smart watches, bluetooth, etc, are banned from the examination hall.
  • Common student stationery such as pencil, pen, paper, ink, etc aren’t allowed to be carried.
  • Beautifying ornaments with no partiality between metallic or non-metallic like nose pins, earrings, necklace, etc are advised to be avoided.
  • Accessories such as cap/hat, belts, goggles, bags, wallet/clutch aren’t allowed.
  • Carrying any kind of edible substance is prohibited. Though, candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry pills, water in a transparent bottle with prior information to NTA in their NEET application form. With no report to NTA via the application, the candidate would not be allowed to utilize the leniency.

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NEET Exam Day Guidelines – General instructions:

  • The centre of the NEET 2020 will be open from 11:30 am till 1:30 pm before which all the candidates are instructed to enter the examination hall.
  • No candidate would be allowed to enter the examination hall after 1:30 pm.
  • It is mandatory for any candidate to provide/produce the admit card on demand.
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the examination hall before 5:00 pm when he/she is instructed to submit the answer sheet to the invigilator.
  • A ballpoint pen will be provided for all candidates taking up the exam along with their question and answer booklets.
  • Attendance sheets should be signed twice by all those appearing for the examination proving that they actually did take up the national competitive examination without which they’d marked absent.
  • The mode of examination is offline where a candidate gets to bubble the correct answer on the OMR sheet.
  • Only one OMR sheet per person would be provided.
  • The duration of the examination is a total 3 hours.
  • No aspirant is permitted to talk or discuss anything inside the exam hall until the commencement of exam.


NEET Exam Day Guidelines – Security Check

  • Security system for any national level competitive exam would pretty much be tight. Candidates appearing for NEET are to undergo security checks such as body scanners and frisking.
  • It is mandatory for all candidates to cooperate with security professionals without disturbing the routine.
  • Candidates willing to use their scribe have to carry a ‘letter of undertaking’ to the respected examination centre and let them know beforehand.

NEET Dress Code

  • Aspirants taking up the exam are advised to dress casually and avoid clothes with long sleeves.
  • A casual flip flop/sandal with no buckles is advised whereas shoes/boots are restricted to be worn by the candidates.
  • Candidates in customary outfits such as burqa must report to the examination centre beforehand at 12:30 pm. Such candidates are likely to bring it to the notice of NTA while filling up the application for NEET.
  • Candidates with undesirable health conditions and desire to bypass the NEET dress code should take permission from NTA beforehand.

It is a necessity that a candidate is more cautious while bubbling out the right answer. A total of 180 questions with each carrying 4 marks and -1 for each wrong answer. Chemistry and Physics take up 45 questions each while Biology (Botany+Zoology) seizes 90 questions with a grand total of 180 questions. To make it more manageable for candidates with access to a wrist watch, NTA has set a wall clock in every examination hall with a clearly audible bell sound as an indication of the last 30 minutes of the examination. With plenty of time in their hands due to the outbreak of a pandemic, candidates are advised to organize themselves for the examination.