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NEET Dress Code 2022: Check Male and Female Dress Code by NTA

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 15, 2021

NEET Dress Code 2022 for male and female candidates will be released by NTA along with the official notification. NEET 2022 notification is expected in the month of December and the exam is expected to be held in the month of May 2022. Check NEET 2022 Exam Dates

  • Based on last year’s dress code female candidates will be allowed to wear Salwar, Trousers, Slippers, sandals with low heels whereas dresses with heavy embroidery, high heels are not allowed.
  • On the other hand, male candidates wearing Trousers, Slippers, can enter NEET 2022 Exam Centers whereas metal bands, wrist watches are not allowed. 
  • Candidates wearing a customary dress like Turban, Hijab, Burqa will have to report at 12:30 PM along with NEET 2022 admit card
  • Barred items that should not be present with you inside the exam hall are Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, Earphones, microphones, pagers, Health bands, etc. Check NEET 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

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NEET Dress Code for Female

NEET 2022 Dress Code: For Female Candidates

A rise in the number of candidates appearing for NEET has been observed every year. The same trend is expected to be observed for NEET 2022. Hence it is advised to all female candidates follow the below-mentioned dress code details in order to avoid any hassle at the time of the entrance test.

What to Wear? What Not to Wear?
Salwar Hairpins and bands
Trousers Ornaments like heavy earrings, pendants, nose rings
Sandals/ Flip-on Shoes that are entirely closed and the feet are not at all visible must be strictly avoided
Burqa / Hijab (this will come under customary clothing, as mentioned below) Any dress item with heavy embroidery is to be avoided
Light-half sleeved tops and tees can be worn Big buttoned tops and fancy skirts with inner pockets are not to be worn.
Light (not in terms of color) Kurtas with no inner pockets High heeled sandals, especially with block / platform heels, are not to be worn
Sandals with no or low heels Big wrist watches where there can be a possibility to hide chits and study materials
Clear framed power spectacles Jeans is advised not to be worn
- Trackpants
- Leggings / Jeggings

NEET Dress Code for Male

NEET 2022 Dress Code: For Male Candidates

The year 2017 saw many male candidates (along with female candidates) facing a lot of harassment with getting their shirts cut down into half sleeves, and many more. After this, strict dress code instructions have been issued by NTA for all male candidates on what all they can wear on the exam day. Thus, it is necessary if the male candidates focus on the below-mentioned details.

What to Wear? What Not to Wear?
Light half-sleeved shirts / Tshirts Heavy dialed metal watches must not be worn
Sandals / Slippers Shoes of any type are not to be worn
Turbans can be worn by Sikhs (comes under customary clothing) Metal bands in the wrist or ornaments of any kind must be strictly avoided.
Basic Trousers Jeans are advised not to be worn.
Clear framed power specs Trackpants
  • Many students have this question if they can wear jeans to NEET exam centers or not.
  • Going by NEET 2022 dress code, wearing jeans can turn out to be a controversial point.
  • For all male candidates, NTA recommends that they wear light coloured jeans only along with a short-sleeved t-shirt. 
  • For female candidates, wearing denim pants or leggings is strictly prohibited in exam centers.
  • Only salwars and trousers are allowed with either slippers, or low-heeled sandals. Wearing skinny jeans can also raise chances of objections, thus it is advised to avoid wearing them.

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NTA Official Notice for NEET Dress Code

For candidates who wish to read the exact guidelines issued by NTA, we have provided below the images from NEET UG 2022 Information Brochure.

NEET 2022 Dress Code Exceptions

NTA has approved customary dresses in NEET 2022. Candidates who observe certain religious practices can dress accordingly and they will not be asked to remove it at NEET exam centers as per orders issued by Delhi High Court.

Customary Dress Code Allowed in NEET
Sikh candidates kangha, kara, kirpan, etc are allowed
Female candidates from Islamic community Burqas, Hijabs are allowed

Importance of NEET Dress Code

  • If candidates wear clothing items with lots of pockets, it will only increase the overall frisking time.
  • Having heavy ornaments like earrings or many hairpins will consume more time during the metal detector screening.
  • Wearing shoes and not the specified footwear (sandals/slippers) will only cause further chaos and disturb the overall peace of appearing candidates before the exam.
  • Wearing heavy clothes with huge broch or heavy embroidery or wearing batches of any kind will serve as a place to hide chits and use it under unfair means, thereby increasing the frisking time.
  • Many candidates have complained in the previous years about the unfair means of touching involved in the frisking. This can be largely avoided in the upcoming examination by abiding NEET 2022 Dress Code.

NEET is the most renowned and popular medical entrance test in the nation. It is the leading exam as it serves as an umbrella for all other minor medical examinations of the country. All MBBS and BDS seats offered by various educational institutes grant admission through NEET. Thus abiding by its dress code instructions is an utmost necessity to get the dream of entrance in medical entrance college fulfilled.

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Remember to Carry these Documents on Exam Day

All the candidates must carry the following documents with them otherwise they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. 

  • NEET 2022 Admit Card: The document will be released at It is a mandatory document that must be carried at the exam center. The document will also be required during AIQ (All India Quota) & State counselling and Admission processes of various institutes. 
  • Valid ID Proof: Aadhar Card or any other valid ID proof is the essential document that one must present at the time of examination.
  • Passport Size Photograph: Candidates are also required to carry multiple passport size photographs to NEET exam center. Photographs must be the same as used in the application form.

Exam Day Guidelines

NEET 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

The timings of the NEET are from 2 PM to 5 PM. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the prescribed time. Due to the current situation and for the safety of candidates authorities will conduct proper screening and as a preventive measure candidates might be asked to reach the examination 1 to 2 hours early. However, the exact details will be mentioned in your admit card that you need to follow strictly. 

  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 1.30 PM.
  • All the candidates must carry the essential documents i.e. NEET Admit Card, Id Proof, Pwd Certificate (if applicable).
  • Do not carry any barred item with you in the exam center. 
  • Candidates must cooperate with the frisking at the exam center.
  • Strictly follow the dress code prescribed by NTA. If candidates are wearing the customary dress, they need to report at the allotted Examination center latest by 12:30 pm on the day of examination. 
  • Candidates breaching the code of conduct will not be allowed to take the examination and can also be debarred from the examination if required.

Barred Itmes in NEET 2022 Examiantion 

The authority will conduct the compulsory frisking before entering the Examination Centre. Metal Detectors and other modes of frisking will be used. Therefore candidates are advised not to carry the following items to the exam hall. 

  • Textual material, printed books or written notes
  • Cheats or bits of papers, Geometry or Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch
  • Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, etc.
  • Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band, etc.
  • Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap, etc.
  • Watch/Wristwatch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
  • Any ornaments/metallic items.
  • Any food items opened or packed, water bottle, etc.
  • No arrangement will be made at the Centres for keeping the belonging to the candidates.
  • If a candidate is wearing a customary clothes then report at the center 2 hours before the exam time. 

Any Barred Item will be considered as unfair means and action could be taken against the candidate.

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NEET Dress Code FAQs

NEET Dress Code FAQs

Question: I am a Muslim Girl and observes Hijab/Burqa. Is this allowed as per NEET Dress Code for Female candidates?

Ans. According to the customary dress code specified by NTA, girls from muslim community who wear hijab or burqa will be allowed inside NEET exam centers. However, you need to fill in the declaration form for customary clothing in NEET application form.

Question: What will happen if I fail to adhere to NEET dress code?

Ans. Non-compliance of NEET dress code can call for action. You will not be allowed to enter the examination hall and appear for the entrance test.

Question: Can I wear a dupatta along with my kurta?

Ans. No explicit guidelines have been issued for wearing a dupatta with kurta. However, it is advisable not to wear anything that can increase chances for raising objections at the time of frisking.

Question: I heard that metallic things are not allowed in NEET exam centers. I wear braces. Will I go through a smooth frisking process?

Ans. Wearing braces will cause no problems at NEET exam centers. You will certainly be allowed to enter the examination hall. You’re advised to appear for the exam 30 minutes prior to the exam time.

Question: I am diabetic patient. Can I take my tablets along with me to NEET exam center?

Ans. If in case you are diabetic, you will be allowed to take your medicines inside after a proper security check.

Question: Can I take my pens along with me to fill the OMR sheet?

Ans. No pens are allowed in NEET exam centers. Once you enter the examination room and sit on your allocated seat, you’ll be provided with all necessary materials by the invigilators.

Question: Due to a recent marriage in my family, I am wearing Mehandi/Henna on my hands. Can I appear for NEET 2022 like this?

Ans. Since there is no specific mention of wearing Mehandi/Henna in NEET dress code in information brochure, it is better to avoid them. It is because it may cause problems at the time of biometric verification. And if candidates fail at this stage, they will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

Question: I am a Sikh and I wear turban. Will I be allowed entry for NEET?

Ans. Yes you will be allowed to enter as things that come under customary dressing are allowed by NTA.

Question: Are floral print kurtis allowed in NEET exam centers?

Ans. As per the dress code norms specified by NTA for NEET 2022, no floral print clothes are allowed at the time of exam. Also clothes with flower embroidery and similar should be avoided.

Question: I have got a tattoo in my hand. Can I appear for NEET?

Ans. Tattoos are strictly prohibited in NEET dress code as specified by the National Testing Agency.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Can I use a transparent plastic bag or cover to carry my documents?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Saptarsi, greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you can use a transparent plastic bag/cover to carry your documents.

What items are entered into the exam center based on exam Ex: pen pencil etc..
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Potturi, all the stationary items required for the examination will be provided by the authorities. You need not carry any stationery items with you.

Can I wear plazo for neet?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Karunyaa, you are advised not to wear any fancy clothing items. Click here for the entire dress code for girls as prescribed by NTA.

can i wear black colour fulll sleeve top on neet
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Muhammed, avoid wearing any clothing with heavy embroidery. Also, full sleeve tops are not allowed to be worn during the exam.

Please tell me that i have my pens and pencils etc.or not in exam...or it will b provide by invigilator?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Vanshika, stationery items will be provided to you at the examination center. You need not carry them with you from home.

Can I wear simple jeans or can I wear plazo?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Parvati, you are advised to not wear jeans for the examination. Preferably, wear trousers and salwar for the NEET exam. Click Here, for the complete dress code as advised by NTA.

Can we wear digital watches to the exam center?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Shatakshi, you are not allowed to wear digital watches to the exam centre. Click here for the complete dress code as advised by NTA.

Are girls allowed to wear siitless long top on the neet exam day ?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Arya, avoid wearing any fancy clothing on the exam day. Click here for the complete dress code as advised by NTA.

Can I wear jeans pant which has zip and button
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Aishwarya, click here for the issued dress code as released by NTA for NEET.

we can wear small wrist watches?
abhishek upadhyay

No Abirami, you are required to not wear any wristwatches. Click here, for the detailed dress code as advised by the NTA.

Am I allowed to wear full sleeve shirt in NEET 2020?
abhishek upadhyay

No Sneha, you must avoid wearing full sleeve shirt for the exam. Click here for the dress code, as advised by the NTA.

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