In a relief to the medical examination aspirants, the Central government has allowed the candidates to take the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for post graduate and under graduate in eight languages — Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
While the CBSE has already released the JEE Main 2017 notification, it is expected that the application form will be out in the third week of December. Every year, the exam is usually held in May.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha on December 9, Union Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel said Section 10 D of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, prescribes conducting a uniform entrance exam in Hindi and English and other languages.
She also said that no criterion has been fixed for rural students under the All India Quota seats. The state governments would decide on the state quota seats at the UG/PG level.
However, NEET would not disturb the reservation policy of the respective state governments, she said in a written reply.
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.