New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has allowed the candidates appearing for the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) exam to wear religious or customary dresses including ‘burqas’ but has asked them to reach examination centres well in time for proper frisking.
The Board was considering allowing students to appear for the central medical examinations wearing burqas and head scarves as a lot of organisations were in favour of it.
Earlier, a notification was issued by the Board suggesting a dress code asking candidates to wear light clothes, half sleeves without big buttons, brooches, etc and also sandals or slippers instead of shoes. It, however, added that candidates wearing their customary or religious dresses should report to their centres by 8.30 am “for proper frisking.”
The ban on long sleeves and veils was introduced last year and was upheld by the Supreme Court. The ban was introduced after All-India Pre-Medical Test was cancelled and re-conducted amid the reports of cheating with the use of electronic devices and microphones stitched to candidates’ clothes.

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