The do’s and don’ts for candidates who appeared for NEET reached an all-time extreme
Once in a while, we come across something truely surreal and bizzare. The do’s and don’ts for candidates who appeared for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), appears to top the ridiculous list. Many aspirants who appeared for NEET for the first time on Sunday, faced a piquant situation in parts of Tamil Nadu, with some even forced to resize the sleeves of their shirts and abandon their footwear to meet the norms.
In a shocking incident, some female students were allegedly told by the invigilators to remove their top innerwear and change their jeans to adhere to the dress code for the exam as prescribed by the CBSE.
According to TOI, at Payyannur centre, candidates who appeared for the examination at TISK English Medium School, the girls were asked to remove dresses with metal hooks or buttons.
“It is shocking that my daughter had to undergo such an ordeal and remove her top innerwear to appear for the examination but there was no other option and she was forced to do so,” said Renuka, mother of a girl who appeared for the exam to TOI.
“I am a teacher and I know the psychology of the teenagers; this will definitely affect their confidence, and we are thinking of taking legal measures,” she added.
The girl said though she appeared for the examination after undergoing coaching in Thrissur for one year, the incident shattered her. “I am a 19-year-old girl and such incidents shatter us beyond imagination. I don’t know how I appeared for the examination,” she said.
Another parent, Rajesh Nambiar, said his daughter had to change her pair of jeans because it had metal buttons and pockets.
Many girls faced a similar ordeal but they and their parents kept quiet, said Rajesh.(read more)