New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) (Advanced) is scheduled to take place on May 22. Along with the pressure of the exam, now there is pressure of managing the restriction on clothing on students appearing for the entrance exam. 
 
IITs have released a list of items prohibited in the exam centres and have also mentioned a specific dress code for the same. In order to avoid malpractices, IIT has restricted the dresses to half/sleeveless shirts and T-shirts. In footwear, shoes and heel sandals will not be allowed. 
 
Restrictions on clothing, the students’ feel, are still acceptable, but IIT has gone a step further and has decided to ban wristwatches and writing pads from the examination room. For examinees, a wristwatch is one of the essential items that they carry for time managing themselves. In this case, students might face difficulty as there is a general tendency to look at ones watch while writing an exam. 
 
As justification, the instructions in the list mention that the invigilator will be announcing the time every half an hour to the students.
 
The IITs have also appealed to the students to cooperate with physical frisking that will take place at the exam centres. 
 
This is not the first time that such a thing has happened. The Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had formulated a dress code for the National Eligibility Test (NET).  While appearing for the exam, the students were not allowed to wear full sleeve shirts, and belts along with covered footwear were restricted.