In 2017, NEET will be held in regional languages: Gujarat Minister


The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has assured that the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical institutes will be held in regional languages in 2017. Expressing all possibilities of this decision to be declared within a week by the HRD Minister, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama announced this Thursday during a programme, organised for the release of a question bank prepared by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB) for science stream — including chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics — in Gandhinagar.

“The issue was raised during a meeting with HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday. It was assured during this meeting that the students’ concerns will be at the centrepoint of any decision taken on the national common entrance examination. Keeping this in view, there is all possibility that this exam will be conducted in Gujarati in 2017,” Education Minister Bhupendra-sinh Chudasama told The Indian Express.

Another major decision that could be soon announced by the HRD ministry is to expand the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Pre-primary and secondary classes could be included under the purview of right of children to free and compulsory education.