The CBSE has imposed some strange rules for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) part 2, to be held on Sunday, to combat cheating.
Reporting that the CBSE had even banned high heels, a report in the Deccan Chronicle adds:
Women candidates have been told not to put on earrings, nosepins, chains, pendants, bracelets, brooches etc. They have been asked to come in light half-sleeve clothes without high heels! Male candidates have been asked not to wear shoes or socks. Instead, flip-flops or sandals are okay. Also, handbags, goggles and belts will not be allowed inside the premises
Speaking to the newspaper, Hyderabad coordinator for NEET-2 and DAV Principal, Seetha Kiran said "This is a sensitive exam because the number of candidates is far higher than the number of seats. All instructions have been conveyed to candidates via e-mail. Frisking will be done on each candidate to ensure he or she is not carrying illegal items. Also ten metal detectors will be placed at centres hosting more than 1,000 candidates."
The National Entrance cum Eligibility test is a common entrance exam proposed for admission into all Medical and Dental Colleges across India (separately for both for UG and PG).
If you want to be a doctor or a dentist in India the Centre says that you will have to take this exam and qualify with a rank. Efforts have been on to have NEET implemented since 2010 and have been hampered by various flip flops by Govt. and by Court orders.
In April, the SC ordered NEET to be held from this year onwards.
The government first said they would implement the Court order and then came up with an ordinance to partially nullify the SC order for this year by giving selective exemptions from NEET for this year alone.