IIT dress code for JEE (Adv)
Like CBSE, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have introduced for this year a dress code and released a list of prohibited items in exam centres for JEE (Advanced), scheduled for May 22.
Full-sleeve shirts and kurtas, brooches and footwear with heels and shoes will not be allowed in exam centres to avoid instances of malpractice. While IIT aspirants are not complaining about wearing sleeveless shirts and T-shirts or even slippers and sandals, what will inconvenience many is the ban on wristwatches and writing pads. The list of instructions was put up on the website this week.
IITs have never allowed an electronic watch in JEE examination centres. But in the list of prohibitory items released this year, the premier institutes have mentio ned that candidates cannot bring “any type of watch“ inside the centre. “Invigilators will announce the time for every half an hour during the examination,“ read the instructions.
“We are following the standards prescribed by all central exams from this year. The dress code and electronic items were prohibited even by the CBSE during the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). To ensure genuine students do not lose out on merit seats due to exam malpractices, we too decided to follow similar guidelines,“ said a JEE (Advanced) official.
Dress code restrictions and strict vigilance were introduced by CBSE following the AIPMT paper leak last year, which led to a re-exam.IITs have asked students to also cooperate with physical frisking at the exam centre.
Students and parents are worried about not being allowed to use even manual watches inside the exam hall. “Students have a habit of looking at their watch while taking a test. It helps in time management too,“ said H Shah, a parent from the western suburbs.
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