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 Instructions To Be Followed In Examination Hall

1. General

(i) The Examination Hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall.

(ii) The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the Examination Hall. A candidate who does not possess the valid Admit Card shall not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.

(iii) During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on SIDE-1.

(iv) A seat with a roll number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allotted seats. If a candidate is found appearing in the Test from a seat or room other than the one allotted to him/her, his/her candidature shall be cancelled.

(v) A candidate who comes after the commencement of the examination shall not be permitted to appear in the examination.

(vi) Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers, envelope or any other material except the Admit Card inside the Examination Hall.

(vii) Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Geometry Box, Electronic Digital Watches with facilities of calculators, cellular phones, pagers or any other electronic gadget are not allowed inside the Examination Hall. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including Mobile Phone to the venue of the examination as arrangement for safe keeping cannot be assured.

(viii) No candidate will leave his/her seat or the Examination Room/Hall until the Test concludes as per schedule. Candidates should not leave the Room/Hall without handing over their Answer Sheets to the invigilator on duty. In case of emergency or on medical ground, candidates may take special permission of the Centre Superintendent and Observer on duty and the same should be reported to the Board in writing by the Centre Superintendent and the Observer.

(ix) Candidates are advised to bring with them a card board or a clip board so that they have no difficulty in writing responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the Examination Hall do not have smooth surface. They will also bring their own Ball Point Pens of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board.

(x) Smoking in the Examination Hall during examination hours is strictly prohibited.

(xi) Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed to be taken by the candidates into the Examination Halls during examination hours.

(xii) The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.

(xiii) A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at half-time. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.

(xiv) The candidate must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place. First time, immediately after the commencement of Examination and the second time while delivering the Answer Sheet to the invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided on the Attendance Sheet.

(xv) For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of examination for any reason, re-examination shall not be held by the Board under any circumstances.


(a) Unfairmean practice is an activity that allows a candidate to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates. It includes, but not limited to:

  •  Having in possession papers, books, notes, electronic devices or any other material or information relevant to the examination in the paper concerned;

  •  Paying someone to write examination (impersonation) or prepare material;

  •  Breaching examination rules;

  •  Assisting another candidate to engage in malpractice; -giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so;

  •  Writing questions or answers on any material other than the answer sheet given by the Centre Superintendent for writing answers;

  •  Tearing of Answer Sheet, any page of the test booklet, etc.;

  • Contacting or communicating or trying to do so with any person, other than the Examination Staff, during the examination time in the examination centre;

  • Taking away the answer sheet out of the examination hall/room;

  • Smuggling out Question Paper or its part or smuggling out answer sheet or part thereof;

  • Threatening any of the officials connected with the conduct of the examination or threatening any of the candidates;

  • Using or attempting to use any other undesirable method or means in connection with the examination.

  • Manipulation & fabrication in online documents viz. admit card, rank letter, etc.

  • Forceful entry in Examination Hall with mala fide intentions.

  • Affixing of fabricated photograph on the application form.


During the course of examination, before or later on, if a candidate is found indulged in any of the above or similar practices, shall be deemed to have used unfair practices at examination and marked as UNFAIRMEANS (U.F.M.). Such candidates would be debarred from taking this examination permanently in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action as deem fit by the Board.

(c) Candidates should ensure before leaving the Examination Hall that they have handed over the Answer Sheet to the invigilators on duty and that they have signed on the Attendance Sheet second time. In case the candidate does not hand over the Answer Sheet and takes away the same with him/ her, this shall amount to use of unfair means practices and accordingly his/her case shall be dealt with.

(d) The candidate will check and ensure that the Test-Booklet contain as many number of pages as are written on the top of the cover page.


  1. Parents/Guardians are advised to ensure that their ward should not indulge in unfairmeans activities/malpractices which breach the examination rules. If any candidate is found to be indulged in any such activity he/she shall be debarred from taking this examination permanently in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and/or any other action deem fit by the Board.

  2. The conduct of NEET Examination would be video graphed. The candidates are required to keep their head in upright position and face the camera during the video graphy so that their identity could be clearly established.

  3. It is mandatory for the candidate to bring his/her postcard size (3 1/2"X5") photograph during the conduct of NEET Examination. Photograph should have white background only. On the reverse side of the photograph, candidate must mention his/her name, Application Form number, roll number of Examination. This photograph will be collected by the Invigilator concerned after matching the photograph with the candidate appearing in the Examination. 

(xx) Candidates are required to affix clear thumb Impression in the confirmation page of online application form before submitting to the Board and also in the Attendance Sheet at the examination hall for verification of Identity.

2. The Test-Booklet

(i) Fifteen minutes before the commencement of the test each candidate will be given sealed Test Booklet.

(ii) Immediately on receipt of the Test Booklet the candidates will fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the Test Booklet with Ball Point Pen only. Candidate will not open the Test Booklet until asked to do so by the invigilator.

(iii) Five minutes before the commencement of the Test, the Candidate will be asked to break/ open the seal of the Test Booklet. Candidate will take out the Answer Sheet carefully. The Candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed 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 the Answer Sheet. (iv) Candidate will then write particulars with ball point pen on both the sides. After completing this step the candidate will wait for the signal by the invigilator. (v) After completing the Test and before handing over the Answer Sheet, the candidate should check again that all the particulars required in the Answer Sheet have been correctly written and marked.

 3. The Answer Sheet

(i) The Answer Sheet will be found placed inside the sealed Test Booklet. The seal will be broken/ opened by the candidate on the announcement by the invigilator and only then the Answer Sheet shall be taken out. Do not open/break the seal before the announcement.

(ii) Side-2 of each Answer Sheet will have a pre-printed Test Booklet Code A, B, C and D. The candidates are required to check that the Test Booklet code pre-printed on SIDE-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet.

(iii) The format of the Answer Sheet which will be found placed inside the Test Booklet and which will be used for answering questions is given in Appendix-VI. Candidates are advised to go through it and be conversant with the requirements of giving particulars and marking the answers.

(iv) The Answer Sheet used will be of special type which will be scanned on Optical Scanner. There will be two sides of the Answer Sheet.

(a) Side 1 This side of the Answer Sheet contains the following columns which are to be filled in neatly and accurately by the candidate with Blue/Black ball point pen only. Use of pencil on OMR sheet is not allowed. OMR sheet filled in with pencil would be summarily rejected for evaluation.

(i) Roll Number

(ii) Name of the candidate

(iii) Father's Name

(iv) Centre Number

(v) Name of the Examination Centre

(vi) Signature of the candidate

(b) Side 2 This side of the Answer Sheet contains the following columns which are also to be filled in by the candidate with Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only:

(i) Roll Number

(ii) Centre Number

(iii) Test Booklet Number

(iv) Question 001 to 180

Each column corresponds to the serial number of question given in the Test Booklet. With each column there are four circles which correspond to the four alternative responses, one of which is correct or most appropriate.

(v) WRITING OF PARTICULARS AND RESPONSES ON SIDE-2 WITH BLUE/ BLACK BALL POINT PEN ONLY Roll Number - Write and mark your Roll Number as per specimen Answer Sheet. For example Roll No. 0214057 Centre Number - Write and mark your Centre Number as per specimen Answer Sheet. For example Centre No. 0239. Test Booklet No. - Write and mark your Test Booklet number as indicated on the Test Booklet as per specimen Answer Sheet. For example Test Booklet No. 020456

4. Marking The Responses

(i) Use Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only to darken the appropriate circle. Answers marked with pencil would not be evaluated.

(ii) Mark should be dark and should completely fill the circle.

(iii) Darken only one circle for each entry as the Answer once marked is not liable to be changed.

(iv) A lightly or faintly darkened circle will be treated as a wrong method of marking and will be rejected by the Optical Scanner.

(v) Make the marks only in the space provided.

(vi) There will be four alternatives for each of the question numbering 001 to 180 in NEET Examination. The candidate will indicate response to the question by darkening the appropriate circle completely with Ball Point Pen. For example, Question No. 008 in the Test Booklet reads as follows:

5. Changing An Answer Is Not Allowed

The candidates must fully satisfy themselves about the accuracy of the answer before darkening the appropriate circle as no change in answer once marked is allowed. Use of eraser or white fluid on the Answer Sheet is not permissible as the Answer Sheets are machine gradable and it may lead to wrong evaluation.

6. Scoring And Marking

(a) Each item carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet. The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

(b) For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet code as printed in the Answer Sheet on side-2 will be accepted as final. 15.7 Rough Work The candidate will not do any rough work or writing work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself.


The CBSE will display the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses graded by the Machine of all the candidates on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in prior to declaration of result. Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged. Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.


The machine - gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinised. There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets.

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