NEET 2018 | Another Language Added for NEET Written Exam 2018

NEET 2018 is likely to include exam in Urdu from the new session. Yes, that’s right! In a plea made to the Supreme court of India, the central government of India have mentioned that they wish to include Urdu as a medium of writing National Eligibility– cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 examination from the next session to come.

NEET 2018 may also include Urdu as a medium for exam

Earlier this week, Ranjit Kumar, the solicitor general and the representative of the Centre for NEET 2018 made an unopposed plea to the apex court bench, chaired by Justices Dipak Misra for including the entrance examination from the next academic year in Urdu too. According to his plea to the apex court, Kumar mentioned that a few candidates appearing for NEET had accused the examination conducting body as ‘communal’ and had, therefore, requested to allow writing paper in the Urdu language too.

NEET 2018 and more details on it

Presently, the NEET examination is conducted in various vernacular mediums including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Assamese, Oriya and Marathi for the convenience of the students. If considered, then Urdu will become the eleventh language of medium for NEET 2018.

National Eligibility – cum- Entrance Test (NEET) is all India level common entrance examination. NEET is conducted by the central government every year for the students seeking admission in the medical courses anywhere across in India. Earlier also, the supreme court of India has sought the central government of India’s response on conducting NEET 2017 in Urdu by the and the Central Board of Secondary Education and the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India.

As per the sources, the submission of the plea in the apex court is said to be done on the basis of an affidavit filed by the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), previously this year.

Let’s see if the Centre’s plea made to the supreme court of India for introducing Urdu as a medium to appear for NEET 2018 gets thumbs up or not. But if it gets approved, a large number of candidates hailing from the Urdu speaking state of India or the ones with a flair for writing in the Urdu language will have an added advantage while appearing for NEET 2018 from next session.



Yamini S. Verma

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