NEET 2018 Exam will also be held in the Urdu Language

Aug 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

NEET 2018 Exam will also be conducted in the Urdu language. It was the centre of discussion for so long whether the CBSE will conduct the NEET exam in Urdu Language or not and now the verdict of the Supreme Court brought a smile to the faces of students' body who were fighting for the issue. The Supreme Court (SC) finally considered the submission of the Centre to include Urdu as a language in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) from the next academic session 2018-19 onwards.

NEET has now become the only exam to get admission in any of the medical colleges in India and the Student Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) was upset for not conducting the exam in the Urdu Language. Hence, the supreme court has finally agreed to accept the plea and allow the Urdu to be one of the languages in which the NEET would be conducted from the year 2018.

  • An attorney general Ranjit Kumar submitted the petition regarding not opposed to conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in Urdu medium from the next academic session. The petition was noted by a bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra.
  • As per the AM Khanwilkar, the appeal is disposed of for the next academic session because the NEET exam for this academic session is already over. 

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More about the NEET 2018 Exam in the Urdu Language

  • The attorney general told the apex court that a students’ body who want NEET to be conducted in the Urdu language has accused the central government of being Communal.
  • Earlier, the national secretary of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), Touseef Ahmad had filed an affidavit regarding the issue.
  • The centre had told the court that it was not possible to introduce Urdu as one of the mediums in NEET from the academic session 2017-18.
  • The supreme court had earlier sought the response of the centre, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India on the plea for making Urdu as a medium in the NEET.

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