NEET 2017 in six regional languages
None, 02 Jan 2017, #NEET

In a significant development, the Central Government has announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be held in six vernacular languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. Earlier, the exam was conducted only in Hindi and English.

Related Post -
NEET 2019
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019
NEET Application Form 2019
NEET Admit Card 2019

In a written reply to Lok Sabha on December 9, 2016, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Family and Health Welfare, Anupriya Patel, stated that section10 D of Indian Medical Act, 1956, prescribes conducting of uniform entrance exam in Hindi and English and such other languages. “Based on the consultations of State Government, UTs and the Central Government has decided that NEET will be held in Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu,” says Patel.

 

NEET Sample Paper

Download Free Sample Paper for NEET

Download Now

Further, responding to Lok Sabha member, K Parasurman's question on any criteria fixed for rural students in NEET,  the Minister said that no criteria has been fixed for rural students under 15% All India Quota. However, the criteria for state quota seats are fixed by the State Governments. “NEET would not disturb reservation policy of respective state Governments. The State Government decides for state quota seats at UG and PG level,” Patel replied.

 

After the NEET 2016 judgement that was passed by the Supreme Court on May 9,  many parties had raised concern over its feasibility for students who prepared for their respective state-level exam in the vernacular medium. Many MPs were of the view that language barrier may put these students at a disadvantage in a central test which is conducted only in two languages – Hindi and English. Read the full story here.

 

Stay tuned to medicine.careers360.com for more news and feature related to NEET

More like NEET

Questions related to NEET

Am I eligible for JIPMER entrance exam 2019?

1 Hour ago

Hello There are certain eligibility criteria that you need to fullfill for jipmer examination. Nationality:Candidate should be an Indian/Overseas ...

Does it still exist or these colleges also come under neet ranking ?

14 Hours ago

Hello, Every medical college takes admission on the basis of NEET score except AIIMS and JIPMER. For admission to Tamil Nadu medical colleges, you...

Any changes in syllabus in Biology NCERT in 2019 NEET

14 Hours ago

Ncert syllabus is same as earlier as below for NEET. http://www.ncert.nic.in/rightside/links/pdf/syllabus/syllabus/desm_s_Biology.pdf&ved=...

If I study NCERT Biology line by line Thoroughly. Can I get 300+ in Biology in Neet 2019

14 Hours ago

Its difficult to predict that you will get 300 +. It all boiks down to how good you're wifh fundamental and how good your grasp advanced concepts. ...

How will they ask chemistry and biology questions in neet exams?

17 Hours ago

I would suggest you to go through with the given below link to know the level of the questions of Chemistry & Biology.https://medicine.careers3...

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
23,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books