The exam has been scheduled, the preparation has begun. But wait, where to give the exam? Like a hot knife through butter, this article will prove to be your best mate as it guides you through the questions revolving around exam centres. Let’s begin.
How to choose an exam center?
First things First. Your success in an exam is defined by the amount of hard work you put in. Yet, your choice of an easily accessible exam center will determine how comfortably and where you write your exam. As such, it may be a contributing factor to either a boosted morale or a lowered morale. As such it is advised that you examine the list of examination centers thoroughly.
In order to choose the exam center of most convenience to you, follow these guidelines:
- You have the opportunity to list your top-3 examination center choices while filling out your application forms.
- Moreover, you will be required to log into your NEET account and fill in your choices in the order of your preference.
- Furthermore, you will be required to fill in the respective city code as well.
- After the successful submission of the form, it is not possible to edit your choices. Hence, you are requested to re-examine your choice on the basis of convenience of accessibility.
- The booking of the slots in the exam centres will be an online process and follow the first-to-register rule.
- To avoid random allotment of exam centre, it is imperative that you book your exam centre at the earliest.
- Note for candidates from Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu & Kashmir without Aadhar Cards: You are required to pick exam centers only within your respective states.
List of Examination Centres on the basis of vernacular languages
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is conducted in 11 languages. The allotment of the examination centre depends upon the medium of language chosen by you, the candidate in the admission form. The following list elucidates the choices:
|Medium of Paper||Exam Centre Region|
|English, Hindi and Urdu||All NEET Centres|
|English, Hindi, Urdu and Assamese||NEET Centres in Assam|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali||NEET Centres in West Bengal and Tripura|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati||NEET Centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Marathi||NEET Centres in Maharashtra|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Tamil||NEET Centres in Tamil Nadu|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Telugu||NEET Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Oriya||NEET Centres in Odisha|
|English, Hindi, Urdu, and Kannada||NEET Centres in Karnataka|
The candidates can pick from the 10 language choices which are available to them, and only accordingly will the region of their exam center be determined.
List of all Examination Centres
You are not only required to list their top 3 priorities in the order of their preference, but are also required to fill in the corresponding city code. You can find these codes in this list. Close attention is advised while deciding on a suitable exam centre, as the choices cannot be edited once submitted.
|State/Union Territories||City||City Code|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||1101|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||1801|
|Daman & Diu||Daman||1901|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||2501|
|West Bengal||24 Pargana (North)||4601|
“All efforts will be made by NTA to consider the comfort and convenience of candidates, including for those falling under PwD, while allotting Centres” states the official notification.”
Exam Day Instructions
In general, NEET follows stringent criteria and as such, there are several exam day instructions which the candidates are advised to keep in mind:
The doors to the examination centre will be opened at 7:30 A.M., 2.5 hours prior to the examination. Moreover, candidates will not be allowed to enter once the clock strikes 9:30 A.M., as the entry doors will be shut at that time. Candidates are thus recommended to reach the centre accordingly. Better safe than sorry, right?
- The doors to the examination centre will be opened at 7:30 A.M., 2.5 hours prior to the examination. Moreover, candidates will not be allowed to enter once the clock strikes 9:30 A.M., as the entry doors will be shut at that time. Candidates are thus recommended to reach the centre accordingly. Better safe than sorry, right?
- It is absolutely imperative for the candidate to bring their Admit Cards, with all the details filled in, along. Candidates will be refused entry without the Admit Card.
- You are suggested to go through the instructions provided in the Admit Card, and comply with the same.
- You are expected to maintain decorum within the examination hall.
- There is a possibility that the examination centres may not have provisions for depositing bags, etc. As such, candidates are recommended to make such arrangements on their own.
- Candidates are required to adhere to the dress code prescribed by the authorities. You can find it here.
- Candidates are required to sit only at the seat on which their roll numbers are mentioned. Therefore, the candidates are required to corroborate the roll number on the seat and their admit card.
- All candidates are prohibited from using the washrooms in the final 30 minutes of the exam.