NEET 2016 Exam Day Guideline - The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016 Phase 2 examination is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, 2016 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 2016.
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As in the first Phase of NEET 2016 conducted on May 1, 2016, for the second phase, too, CBSE has announced some strict exam guidelines for candidates as well as their parents. Following incidences of malpractice in AIPMT 2015, CBSE 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. would also have to be removed before entering the examination hall.
In this article, Careers360 brings you exam day guidelines that will help you prepare yourself for the D-day.
1. Entry opens at 07:30 AM and closes on 09:30
According to the guideline issued by CBSE, candidates have to reach the exam centres before 9.30 as no candidate will be allowed into the exam centre after the scheduled time. Students are also advised to confirm the location of their exam centre in advance so that there is no confusion on the day of the exam. Further, the conducting authority has advised candidates to reach their allotted exam centres 2 hours in advance so that they can avoid any unexpected delay due to the rainy season. NEET 2016 will be of three hours duration from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.
Check below for the bell ringing schedule of NEET 2016 Phase-II
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 the candidate to take out the answer sheet
Commencement of examination
After one hour
After two hours
After two and half an hour
Closing the door
2. NEET 2016 Dress Code - Light clothes with half-sleeves and open slippers are allowed
CBSE has asked candidates to appear for NEET 2016 in open slippers and not shoes. The examination authority has asked candidates to come for the exam in “light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with salwar/trouser.”
3. Items not allowed in NEET 2016: No arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any article/item/mobile/purse etc. of the candidates. Therefore, candidates are advised not to bring any barred items to the examination centres.
Items are not allowed in NEET 2016:
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 2016 exam hall: NEET 2016 Admit Card, Passport Size Photograph and Postcard size Photo affixed on space provided on admit card
Candidates are advised to bring NEET 2016 admit card having postcard size photograph pasted on the space provided. Candidates are also advised to bring the passport size photograph along with valid a NEET 2016 admit card. On demand candidate must show admit card to the invigilator to verify identity of candidate. After verification the invigilator will also put their signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on Side-1.
Candidates must note that the NEET 2016 admit card must note that the photograph and other details are clearly printed on the admit card and it is not altered/tampered. The admit card consists of 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 2016 examination centre allotted. To Download NEET 2016 admit card – Click Here
5. NEET 2016 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 2016 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 the matter to the invigilator for replacement of both the test booklet and answer sheet.
How to marks response in NEET 2016 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 questions 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 2016 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 2016. 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 have good command over concepts, formulas and taken several mock tests to build self-confidence.”
Strategic Approach for strong and weak areas: Toppers and experts suggest that candidates must attempt the NEET 2016 paper section-wise on their strength and weakness. Toppers suggests that attempt those section first in which you are strong because it eases exam pressure and boost confidence level.
Time Management: The way candidates manage ‘3 hours’ of NEET 2016 exam time is among the most important factor to score good marks in exam. Experts and toppers advices that candidates must divide the exam time in all the four subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany) equally 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, students must be calm and composed throughout the exam. This temperament reduces the exam pressure and helps in maintaining concentration throughout the exam.
Do’s and Don’ts for NEET 2016:
Candidates are advised to have some check and balance so that you can avoid exam hassles exam and score good marks. Check below some of the important Do’s and Don’ts to score good marks in NEET 2016.
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 by the same name
Don’t lose your patience and confidence
Revise the major formula's and short notes
Don’t check new topics which you have not touched before
Be calm and confident
Sleep well, don't oversleep
Strictly follow the guidelines related to dress code, stationary items, etc.
Carefully read the instructions given of question paper
Don’t be in hurry and read it carefully
Fill all the information correct, roll no, name etc.
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 in 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 in case if you have done ample questions
Don’t be in too much hurry while filing the answer as one mistake of your leads to one wrong answer
First complete all those questions which are marked right, then go for circle one then at last crossed one
Don’t waste too much of time on one question. In case of lengthy calculations first use approx. method
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