CUET UG 2024: Barred items, dress code — NTA’s instruction for UG aspirants

NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency is scheduled to begin the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG) for students from May 15 onwards. To uphold the integrity of the examination, the NTA has prescribed some compulsory instructions for the candidates.
These instructions include dress code, barred items and do’s and don’ts that an aspirant has to follow during the CUET UG 2024.
To make it easy for you, we can have compiled a list of instructions that you need to abide by:
Barred items
Any item like textual material (printed or written), bits of paper, geometry, pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, log table, electronic pen or scanner, etc are not allowed.
Any communication device like mobile phone, Bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band, etc should not be taken in the examination hall.
Other items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap, watch, wristwatch, bracelet, camera, ornaments or any metallic object, food items opened or packed, water bottles, microchip are not allowed.
It is also informed by the agency that no arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any articles, items belonging to the candidates.
“The candidates wearing articles or objects of faith (customary/ cultural/ religious ) should report at the examination centre at least two hours before the last reporting time so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.” read a statement from the NTA’s instruction manual for candidates.
Students have to remember that if upon screening, it is discovered that any a candidate is actually carrying a suspected device within such an item of faith, he or she may be asked not to take it into the examination hall.
Dress Code
Light clothes with long sleeves are not permitted. However, in case, candidates come in cultural, customary dress at the examination centre, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time.
Slippers, and sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted.
In case of any deviation required due to unavoidable (medical, etc.) circumstances, specific approval of NTA must be taken before the admit cards are issued.
Documents to carry
Hard copy of the admit card
One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the application)
Any one authorised photo ID like school identification card, PAN, Aadhaar card, voter ID
PwBD certificate (if applicable)
Important instructions for candidates
Candidates are advised to report at the examination center at least one and a half hours before the commencement of the examination.
Candidates should take their seats immediately after the opening of the examination hall. If the candidates do not report in time due to any reason they are likely to miss some of the important instructions to be announced by the senior official. NTA shall not be responsible for any delay.
The candidate must show, on-demand, the CUET UG admit card. The centre staff on duty is authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and confirm the identity credentials.
A candidate who does not possess a valid admit card and authorized photo ID shall not be permitted to take the examination under any circumstances by the centre superintendent.
For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of the test for any reason, a re-test shall not be held by the NTA under any circumstances.
All calculations or writing work is to be done only in the rough sheets provided at the test centre in. On the completion of the test, candidates must hand over the sheets to the invigilator on duty.

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