Allow To Conduct NEET in 7 Languages: Centre To SC


New Delhi: The Centre On Tuesday moved Supreme Court saying National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) should be conducted in seven vernacular languages, on which the apex court said ‘will consider this’.

The Solicitor General requested the Supreme Court to allow conduction of NEET in Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu.

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Earlier on Monday, the apex court had ruled that all admissions in MBBS/BDS courses in government and private medical colleges or in deemed universities will be done this year only on the basis of NEET.

The Supreme Court has also allowed students who appeared in Phase 1 to appear in Phase 2, subject to seeking an option from the said candidates to give up their candidature for NEET-I.

The apex court in its order on Monday had noted that the stand of the private medical colleges (including minorities) that conducting of entrance test by the state violated right of autonomy of the said colleges, has been rejected.