A shocking incident happened in Tamil Nadu yesterday, When students were not allowed inside the examination hall wearing a full sleeve shirts during NEET exam also female candidates who appeared at Exam centre on Sunday were asked to remove their innerwear before sitting in the examination hall. Students who were wearing jeans were asked to remove their pockets as well as metal buttons from their clothes, before entering into examination hall.
A girl who appeared for NEET exam at Kannur, Kerala on Sunday, claimed that she had to remove her innerwear and her mother said,” As my daughter went inside the examination centre and return later and handed me her top innerwear.” Many other girl candidates faced that harrowing experience due to The strict and awkward dress code in force. Each student was checked with the help of a torch near the gate and even the ear holes were not spared. Also High heels, Metal objects, huge buttons, heavy ornaments were not allowed inside the examination hall. A girl , who was wearing a jeans was asked to remove a pocket as well as metal buttons from her clothing.
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Her father told IANS, ” As She was not allowed to sit in the examination hall because she was wearing jeans and it had pockets with metal buttons and they needed to be removed. I went to a shop which is about three km away from the exam centre and bought a new dress for her after getting the shop opened.” Some parents asked their kids to remove their shirts, cut off their full sleeves shirts which have a metal button, with a scissor ,as it was getting late for the exam and candidates give their exam after making them wear the uneven looking shirt in which they were uncomfortable.
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The NEET exam was conducted for taking the admission in undergraduate medical courses in various government and private medical colleges in the country but this year the exam was conducted only with nominal success and more embarrassment across Tamil Nadu. It’s around 89,000 students participated in the test which was conducted in Vellore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Trichy, Thirunelveli, Namakkal.
Students who appeared for NEET exam said,” The main purpose to take this exam is to calculate our eligibility but they are looking for some gadgets which might help us to cheat. They are acting as if affected by extreme paranoia.” But, some good and kind hearted peoples living in the vicinity of the school where the NEET centre was set up came forward to help candidates by giving them suitable clothes to wear. “I know a Muslim family which gave six tops to girls candidates to wear. One more shocking was the fact that the examination centre authorities did not permit anyone to enter in the hall wearing a full sleeved top. Those wearing such sleeves had to cut it with scissors to make it short sleeved,” said another parent.
Some who come wearing shoes had to dump it and they have to opt sandals of their parents. Girls had to immediately take away hair pins, and bands and ornamental jewellery like earrings and nose-pin as these accessories were not allowed in examination centre.
According to The Indian Express, some of the girls were asked not to wear hairpin, rings, shoes, bangles, chains, brooches, high heel sandals or sarees on the other sides male candidates were asked to wear light coloured jeans or trousers. According to the Bangalore Mirror reports, only Light coloured clothes with half sleeves were allowed.
State Mahila Congress President Bindu Krishna said “I will write to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take action against those who were responsible,”
The Centre Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organised the NEET 2017 on Sunday in around more than 104 cities all across the country, In which more than 11 lakh candidates had enrolled themselves.