NEET can be allowed to take in regional languages


Central Government has announced that candidates who app ea r for t he National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying exam for admission to medical courses, can be allowed to take the test in certain regional languages. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Health, Anupriya Patel stated that the Section 10 D of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, prescribes conducting a uniform entrance exam in Hindi and English and other languages. NEET for PG and UG medical courses would be held in regional languages including Hindi, English and Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. The minister also announced that NEET would, however, not disturb the reservation policy of the respective State Governments.