The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it will consider the Centre’s plea to hold the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS and BDS admissions in six regional languages for the academic year 2016-17.
The Centre had filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking permission to conduct the NEET entrance exam in the six regional languages namely – Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali and Gujarati.
Earlier the Supreme Court had rejected the plea of private colleges, deemed universities and state governments to hold separate entrance tests for MBBS and BDS admissions.
The Maharashtra education department will file a review petition in the Supreme Court in order to make NEET available in regional languages other than English and Hindi. The officials of Maharashtra education department said that many students feared attempting the exam in English or Hindi.
Earlier the Supreme Court’s order had raised stress and confusion among the students as they had been preparing for the respective State Common Entrance Tests.
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