NEET 2017 possibly to be held in regional languages

Oct 2016 Source: MOTACHASHMA

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam is possible to be held in regional languages from next year, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar likely to confirm the news soon.

To the relief for the candidates, HRD Ministry is expected to make an important announcement this week by announcing the conduction of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in regional languages from the year 2017. After an official announcement, the NEET exam will be held in six major regional languages of India-Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali and Gujarati.

In a programme, recently held in Gandhinagar for the release of a question bank prepared by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB), Education minister of Gujarat Mr Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar will officially be announcing this decision very soon.

Details of the meeting:

  • As per the reports, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that this issue was raised during the recent meeting with Education Minister Prakash Javadekar.
  • "During the discussion, the minister assured that the students' concerns will be at the centre point of any decision taken on the national common entrance examination. Keeping this in view, there is all possibility that this exam will be conducted in Gujarati  from 2017" he said

An education team from Gujarat would be attending HRD ministry's next meeting which is programmed to be held on October 25.

Other major announcement expected from HRD ministry:

In the upcoming week, HRD is likely to announce details on the expansion and implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. If the announcement is made then pre-primary and secondary classes could be included under the purview of the right of children to free and compulsory education. According to the reports, currently, the RTE Act is for the age group of 6-14 years or for classes 1 to 8 only. If RTE's implementation is expanded to classes 9 and 10,sure it will help in improving the quality of education

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