NEET in Urdu: SC directs CBSE to include Urdu from 2018-19

Apr 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

NEET in Urdu - Honourable Supreme Court has directed CBSE to include Urdu as a language in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). The candidates who were looking forward to opting Urdu as a language will have to wait for a year now. NEET Exam can be included from the next academic session 2018-19.

  • This year NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) will be conducted in 10 languages of India such as Hindi, Assamese, Telugu, Marathi, Oriya, English, Gujarati, Bengali Kannada and Tamil. Earlier.
  • Supreme Court had earlier sought a reply from the Centre, DCI, MCI and the CBSE on a plea suggesting that make Urdu as a medium in NEET from this academic year. The plea was submitted by Students Islamic Organisation of India.

About NEET - NEET is a pre-medical exam in India that is conducted by CBSE for selecting the candidates for MBBS and BDS admission.The states participating in NEET will fill 15 % of their MBBS and BDS seats through NEET score + All India Centralized  Counselling and 85% seats through state counselling. 

NEET Admit Card 2017

NEET in Urdu - What Honourable Supreme Court said


The bench comprising Dipak Misra, A.M. Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar told the petitioner that is not possible to include Urdu from this year but it must be included from the next year. The bench further said that we direct the government of India to include Urdu as a medium language in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) from the next academic year 2018-19 onwards.

The SC bench said, “We direct the Union of India to include Urdu as a language in NEET examination from academic session 2018-19 onwards

  • The petitioner insisted that the Urdu language should be included in NEET examination from this year itself, the bench explained, the main problem is that this year Urdu can’t be included in NEET because the application process is completed and Admit card is also about to release. The bench also asked the petitioners to understand the situation. This year the NEET examination is going to be held on 7 May.
  • Earlier the submission was made after an affidavit filed by SIO (Students Islamic Organisation of India) through its national secretary. Thereafter the central government had told the supreme that it is not possible to include Urdu in NEET as one of the languages of the exam from this year.

NEET 2017 - National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

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