Centre seeks SC's nod to hold NEET in 6 regional languages
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court may consider the central government's plea to hold the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali and Gujarati, besides English and Hindi.
An apex court bench comprising Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said they will consult Justice Shiva Kirti Singh as Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar sought the court's clarification as to whether the phase two of NEET could not be held in six languages other than English and Hindi.
The phase two of NEET for admission to medical courses is scheduled on July 24. S Ranjit Kumar mentioned the matter, The bench said: "We have left it to you," on Tuesday.
Ranjit Kumar told the court that this aspect of Monday's proceedings have not been addressed in the order passed by the court.
On Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had expressed the apprehension that getting the question paper translated into six languages other than English and Hindi could result in its leakage.
Even the Medical Council of India (MCI) had said that eventually the NEET should be conducted in English only as medical books are not available in any language other than English.