Bhubaneshwar: The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-UG) will now also be conducted in Odia. The centre has on Tuesday given a nod to the inclusion of the language in the already existing seven regional language list. This raises the languages number in which the entrance test is to be held- to eight, apart from Hindi and English. Kannada is the other language that has been included in this list.
The decision was conveyed to the state officials during the course of a video conference between them and their counter parts at the centre, revealed a senior government official.
“We were told that the Central Board of Secondary Education has already been instructed to include Odia as a medium for NEET. A notification will be issued by the Centre soon,” the official added.
Students wanting to take the test in Odia will have to mention the same, while filing up their application forms.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had on December 21, announced its decision to host this year’s NEET-UG in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil.
The CBSE is expected to issue the time-line for application and entrance test for NEET 2017 soon, reports TOI.