NEET-UG in 8 languages from 2017-18: Health Ministry

The single window medical entrance exam will allow candidates to choose their language medium between Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil.

NEET-UG in 8 languages from 2017-18: Health Ministry

The union health ministry has announced that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be held in eight languages from 2017-18 academic year.

The single window medical entrance exam will allow candidates to choose their language medium between Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil.

"Under the directions of Health Minister J.P. Nadda, and after rigorous and extensive consultations with state governments about their examination pattern and other related aspects, it has been decided that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) from AY 2017-18 will be conducted in following 8 languages," said the statement.


The minister was informed that the candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for all-India quota and other quotas under the state govt/institutes.

NEET has replaced AIPMT this year and has been made mandatory for admissions in all-India medical/ dental colleges. Therefore, no other state can conduct its separate medical entrance.

“Single window exam for UG for candidate convenience and countrywide uniformity,” Nadda said in a tweet.

CBSE had already released the JEE Main 2017 notification and it is expected that the application form will be out in the third week of December.