NEET 2017 Exam Day Guidelines - The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on May 7 by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to 15% All India Quota seats in Government medical and dental colleges. Further, as per a Supreme Court’s ruling, admissions to central, private and deemed medical colleges and universities will be done on the basis of NEET 2017.
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CBSE has announced some strict exam guidelines for candidates as well as their parents. It has imposed certain strict restrictions, wherein students have been advised to wear ‘light colored clothes’ and half sleeves which do not have big buttons, badges, etc. Further, ornaments like rings, earrings, nose pin, chain, necklace, pendants, etc. will also have to be removed before entering the examination hall.
In this article, Careers360 brings you exam day guidelines that will help you to prepare yourself for the D-day.
1. Entry opens at 07:30 AM and closes on 09:30
According to the guidelines issued by CBSE, candidates have to reach the exam centres before 9.30 am as no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre after the scheduled time. They are also advised to confirm the location of their exam centre in advance so that there is no confusion on the exam day. Further, the conducting authority has advised candidates to reach their allotted exam centres two hours in advance so that they can avoid any unexpected delay. NEET 2017 will be of three hours duration to be held from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.
Check below for bell ringing schedule of NEET 2017
Number of bells
Last entry /No entry in the examination hall
Distribution of test booklet
Seal of the test booklet to be broken/opened by candidate to take out answer sheet
Commencement of examination
After one hour
After two hours
After two and half an hour
Closing the door
2. NEET 2017 Dress Code - Light clothes with half-sleeves and open slippers are allowed
CBSE has asked candidates to appear for NEET 2017 in open slippers and not shoes. The examination authority has asked candidates to come for the exam in “light colored clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower, etc. with salwar/trouser.”
3. Items not allowed in NEET 2017: No arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any article/item/mobile/purse, etc. belonging to the candidates. Therefore, candidates are advised not to bring any barred items to the examination centres.
Items not allowed in NEET 2017:
Stationery Items - Textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, geometry/pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, calculator, log table, electronic pen/scanner, etc.
Communication Devices - Mobile phone, blue tooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band, etc.
Ornaments - Ring, Bracelet, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, Brooch, etc.
Watches - Watch/wrist watch, camera, etc.
Other items - Wallet, goggles, handbags, hair pin, hair band, amulets, belt, cap, scarf, eatable (opened or packed) etc. And, any metallic items which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
4. Material to be taken to NEET 2017 exam hall: NEET 2017 Admit Card, Passport Size Photograph and Postcard Size Photo affixed on space provided on admit card
Candidates are required to bring NEET 2017 admit card after pasting postcard size photograph in the space provided. They have to bring the passport size photograph along with valid NEET Admit Card 2017. On demand, candidate must show the admit card to the invigilator for verification purpose. After verification, the invigilator will also put his/her signature in the space provided on the answer sheet on Side-1.
Candidates must note that the photograph and other details are clearly visible on the admit card, and it is not altered/tampered. The admit card will display candidate’s roll number, name, father’s name, category, sub-category, photograph, signature, date of birth, language of question paper with name and address of NEET 2017 examination centre allotted.
5. NEET test booklet & answer sheet – How to handle answer sheet
Candidates will be given a sealed test booklet 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam. Immediately, on receiving the NEET Test Booklet, candidates must fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the test booklet with Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only.
Candidates will be asked to break/ open the seal of the test booklet at 9:55 am sharp. Candidates must take out the NEET 2017 answer sheet carefully. They must carefully check that the test booklet code printed (A, B, C & D) on Side-2 of the answer sheet is the same as printed on test booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report matter to the invigilator for replacement of both, the test booklet and answer sheet.
How to mark response in NEET 2017 OMR answer sheet?
Candidates must use blue/black ball point pen to mark their responses in answer booklet. The marked responses should be dark and completely fill the circle. A lightly or faintly darkened circle will be treated as a wrong method of marking and it will be rejected during evaluation process. Candidates must note that any question marked with pencil will not be evaluated.
According to officials, candidates must fill their responses only when they are sure because once the response is marked, it will not to be changed.
NEET 2017 paper attempting strategy: Importance of time management
Experts and toppers suggest that synchronization between speed and accuracy during the exam helps candidates in getting high score in NEET 2017. According to Shailendra Maheshwari, Academics Director at Career Point, “Aspirants should formulate smart exam taking strategy to develop synchronization between speed and accuracy. For this, they should have good command over concepts, formulas, and must have taken several mock tests to build self-confidence.”
Strategic Approach for strong and weak areas: Toppers and experts suggest that candidates must attempt the paper as per their strengths and weaknesses. They suggest to attempt those sections first in which you are strong because it eases exam pressure and boosts confidence level.
Time Management: The way candidates manage ‘3 hours’ of NEET 2017 exam time is among the most important factors to score good marks. Experts and toppers advise that candidates must equally divide time for all the four subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany), and keep some time for revision. Aakash Chaudhry, Director, Aakash Educational Services says, “Students must manage their exam time as per their exam taking strategy because time management is the key to score good marks”.
Keep calm and avoid silly mistakes: According to experts and toppers, candidates must be calm and composed throughout the exam. This temperament reduces the exam pressure and helps in maintaining concentration throughout the exam.
NEET last minute preparation tips
Candidates can check below for the last minute preparation and revision strategy as shared by experts.
1.Be 100 percent focused
2.Avoid learning a new topic
3.Practice diagrams and numerical
6.Aim at giving your best shot
7.Arrange all documents a night before the exam
8.Don’t forget to carry NEET 2017 admit card, ID proof and one photograph
9.Reach centre before the scheduled time
10.Carefully read the instructions given on question paper
11.Be calm and confident
Do’s and Don’ts for NEET 2017:
Candidates are advised to have some check and balance so that they can avoid exam hassles and get a good score. Check below some of the important Do’s and Don’ts to score good marks in NEET 2017.
Advice: Carefully read the instructions mentioned in the question paper of NEET 2017 before attempting the answers.
Also, solve those questions first for which you are confident enough. Further, keep calm and dont lose patience.
Do’s and Don’ts for NEET
Do’s before and during the exam on the same day
Don’ts before or during the exam on the same day
Check your examination centre one day before to avoid last moment rush
Don’t panic about the preparation
Be sure about the examination centre in case there are 2 or more centres or schools with the same name
Don’t lose your patience and confidence
Revise the major formulae and short notes
Don’t check new topics which you have not touched before
Be calm and confident
Sleep well, but don't oversleep
Strictly follow the guidelines related to dress code, stationary items, etc.
Carefully read the instructions given on question paper
Don’t be in hurry and read it carefully
Fill all the information correctly
Don’t use pen where pencil is required
Read the questions carefully and mark right, cross and circle as per the level of difficulty
Don’t attempt the difficult questions first
First solve all those questions for which you are confident, i.e., those marked right, then those marked with a circle and at last the crossed ones.
Don’t jump here and there. Sequentially solve easy questions first.
Fill the answer if you have done ample questions
Don’t be in hurry while filing the answer as one mistake of yours may lead to one wrong answer
First complete all those questions which are marked right, then go for circled ones, and at last crossed ones
Don’t waste too much time on one question. In case of lengthy calculations, first use approx. method.
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