NEET: National Eligibility Entrance Test to be held in 7 vernacular languages too?

In a major development with regard to National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), the Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme court saying that NEET should be conducted in 7 vernacular languages. 

Last Updated: May 10, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
NEET: National Eligibility Entrance Test to be held in 7 vernacular languages too?

New Delhi: In a major development with regard to National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), the Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme court saying that NEET should be conducted in 7 vernacular languages. 

The Supreme Court has said that it 'will consider this'.

The Solicitor General mentioned before the court that NEET should also be conducted in Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu as well.

The Centre's move has come following the Supreme Court's order in which the apex court refused to modify its April 28 order making NEET mandatory for admission to undergraduate medical courses across the country for the academic year 2016-2017. 

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected pleas of state governments and minority institutions to allow them to hold separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 saying only NEET provides for conducting such test for admission to these courses.

"Those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30. Around 6.5 lakh students took up the NEET-I test held on May 1," the Supreme Court had said in its order on Monday.