Women candidates appearing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) were asked to remove their bras before entering the exam hall at Kollam district in Kerala on Sunday. The incident has sparked controversy in the country.
The incident came to light after the father of a 17-year-old student, appearing for the first time for the exam, filed a complaint with the state police alleging that his daughter was asked to remove her bra before entering the exam hall. In his complaint, the father said that even though his daughter has been preparing hard for the exam for several exams, she could not perform well in the exam because of the stress. “She left the exam hall with tears,” he added.
As per the guidelines, candidates are advised to wear casual clothes avoiding light coloured clothes with full sleeves. Candidates were allowed to wear sandals and open slippers but not shoes. Items like wallets, goggles, handbags, belts, caps, watches, bracelets and ornaments were prohibited. To ensure that proper dress code is followed, candidates are frisked before allowing them to enter the exam hall.