Published On : Wed, May 11th, 2016

SC may give permission to hold NEET in 6 regional languages including Marathi

Supreme CourtNew Delhi/Nagpur:In a major relief to many candidates, the Supreme Court may accept the central government’s plea to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali and Gujarati, besides English and Hindi.

When Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar sought clarification from the court regarding holding of phase 2 of NEET in six languages apart from Hindi and English, the bench comprising Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said they will consult Justice Shiva Kirti Singh on the matter.

The phase two of NEET for the admissions in the medical courses is scheduled to be held on July 24.

Ranjit Kumar mentioned the matter, The bench said: “We have left it to you,” on Tuesday, according to an IANS report.

Kumar told the court that the language aspect of NEET was not addressed in the order passed by the court on Monday.

CBSE and MCI’s stand on setting paper in different languages:

On Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had expressed its fear of paper leak while getting the question paper translated into six languages other than English and Hindi.

Even the Medical Council of India, MCI, had said that eventually the NEET should be conducted in English only since medical books are not available in any language other than English.