NEET 2018: Passing security check is the first test for students
More than 1.33 million students across the country are appearing in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 examination on Sunday for 66,000 medical and dental seats. The examination is being conducted in 11 languages.
The CBSE has issued strict guidelines and dos and don’ts for those appearing for the test which began at 10 am. Candidates have been asked not to carry stationery items like bits of paper, geometry box, pencil box, plastic pouch, pen scale, writing pad, eraser, mobile phone, bluetooth devices inside the examination hall. A strict dress code, banning wallets, goggles, handbags, belt, cap and ornaments, pendants, badge and brooch, shoes and heels has also been imposed.
Despite the list of dos and don’ts, many aspirants were caught on the wrong foot. At the Kerala school in New Delhi, a few students had to take out her jewellery before entering the examination hall. Another student had to remove her belt.
Ahead of the exam, students were seen making their last minute preparation and checking their names on lists at the exam centres.
Before leaving for the examination, Anirban Bose of Howrah Zilla School in West Bengal said, “I had been preparing myself for NEET for the last one year.”
Another student, Tannishtha Das of Kolkata’s South Point High School said, “Besides appearing for the NEET, I have also appeared for the engineering joint entrance this time. Though my main aim is to crack the NEET, but I gave equal stress on both the examinations. Before the examinations I keep myself relaxed and concentrate on attempting the right questions correctly.”