NEET 2018: Few takers for Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu language papers; Gujarati, Bengali reflect strong base
Ashish Jha, 04 Jun 2018, #NEET
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NEET 2018 - While CBSE had made NEET question paper available in multiple regional languages, the official data reveals that half of the regional languages had a very few takers despite high number of candidates appearing for the NEET from these regions.
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Sample this: Less than one per cent of the test takers from Maharashtra, Odisha and Karnataka appeared in their respective regional language Marathi, Odiya and Kannada respectively.

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  • Marathi:  Only 0.64 % candidates from Maharashtra opted for the language

  • Oriya:  Only 0.83 % candidates from Odisha opted for the language

  • Kannada: Only 0.86% candidates from karnataka opted for the language

  • Telugu: Only 2 % candidates from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana a opted for the language

The Urdu language which was introduced this year as an additional language medium along with English and Hindi at national level (for candidates across the country) had only 1711 candidates opting for the language option while registering for the medical entrance exam.

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NEET 2018 was conducted in 11 languages. Besides offering English, Hindi and Urdu language for all candidates, CBSE had provided  for 8 other regional languages options for NEET 2018.  

Gujarati, Bengali emerge hot favourite

 

While the discouraging numbers for the Marathi, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu language raise doubts on the feasibility of these languages continuing as a language option in future, a few regional language option received  huge traction. For example, more than 75 per cent candidates from Gujarat opted for NEET 2018 paper in Gujarati language, indicating a strong base of aspirants preferring Gujarati over any other languages in the state.

 

Similarly, West Bengal also had around 45 per cent test takers from the state opting for NEET paper in Bengali language.

The Tamil and Assamese also had good traction with 20 % and 15 % candidates from the respective states opting for the test paper in the regional language.

 

NEET 2018: Candidates opting for language options

Language

Related States

Total number of registered candidates

Total number of registered candidates - language

Percentage of candidates appearing- language

English

All

13,26,725

10,60,923

80 %

Hindi

All

13,26,725

1,46,542

11 %

Urdu

All

13,26,725

1711

NA

Gujarati

Gujarat, Daman, Dadra  and Nagar Haveli

74882

57,299

76.51 %

Bengali

West Bengal & Tripura

61442

27,437

44.65 %

Tamil

Tamil Nadu

120000

24,720

20.6 %

Assamese

Assam

24622

3,848

15.62 %

Telugu

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

97474

1,997

2 %

Kannada

Karnataka

94808

818

0.86%

Oriya

Odisha

33658

279

0.83 %

Marathi

Maharashtra

182218

1,169

0.64 %

English & Hindi dominate testing option

 

The two main languages - English and Hindi, had as many as 10,60,923 and 1,46, 542 candidates respectively opting for the language.

While the two main languages – English and Hindi together had the lion's share of test takers at 91%, the overall number of test takers in all the regional languages and Urdu taken together was less than 10 per cent.

Language options

Number of candidates choosing the option

Percentage of Candidates for language option

English & Hindi

12,07,465

91.02%

Regional Languages

1,19,260

8.98%

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) administered NEET 2018 was taken by 12,69,922 candidates out of which 7,14,562 test takers qualified for the NEET admission counselling.

Based on the NEET 2018 Results, Kalpana Kumari from Bihar scoring 691 marks bagged AIR 1. She was closely followed by Rohan Purohit and Himanshu Sharma as AIR 2 and 3, respectively. The duo scored 690 out of 720 marks in NEET. The fourth and fifth positions were captured by Aarosh Dhamija and Prince Choudhary, both scoring 686 marks. Know NEET 2018 Toppers.

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