The CBSE, which will be organising the NET exams on December 27, has decided to provide ballpoint pens to the appearing students. Also, it will ensure that there are wall clocks inside all the examination halls, as the candidates won't be allowed to carry their wrist watches as well.

The CBSE has also scrapped the use of pencils, notifying that the use of pencils will be prohibited during the examinations. The answer sheets written with pencils will stand rejected, the official said.

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is scheduled to be held on December 27 across the country. NET is held every year in June and December.

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