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NEET 2018 questions in regional languages


The center communicated its decision to representatives of all the states in a video conference on 16th Oct'17 that from 2018 onwards UG medical (MBBS) aspirants will have the option to get question papers of NEET in regional languages too along with in English.
However, there seems to be still some dilemma of acceptance by some of the states in this regard.
Bengal government's action for NEET 2018
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Bengal has dropped the plan to hold a separate medical entrance examination after the center said the common national entrance exam's regional language papers next year would be the translation of English version.
The national entrance-cum-eligibility test (NEET) this year sparked allegations that the NEET Question paper in English was easier than some of the regional language ones, including Bengali.
However according to Bengal education minister, the state is exploring all possibilities to keep medical aspirants of Bengal out of the ambit of common test for another year. He said the main intention behind this is to give the center at least a year to see whether they can develop a mechanism so that the students particularly from rural areas studying mostly in state board don't face problems which had happened in Tamil Nadu in NEET 2017.
The director of Bengal medical education Debasish Bhattacharya said he had written to CBSE board, which conducts NEET, on May 8 flagging the disadvantages students from Bengal had faced, the Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, had said in July that NEET question papers in regional languages would be a translation of the NEET Question paper in English.
According to the Bengal higher education departmental sources, the four students from the state who figured among the top 50inNEET 2017 were all from CBSE board.
Tamil Nadu government's action for NEET 2018
This would be important to mention here according to our sources, till now it is not clear what Tamil Nadu government would do following canter’s video conference of 16th Oct'17. Along with Bengal and few other states a representative of TN had taken part in that video conference.
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