NEET 2020 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
 Offline
Last Updated: 20th Nov, 2020
Last Week of May

Followed by : 2621
  Follow Exam

NEET 2019: Will Be Conducted in Fewer Regional Languages

By: Sakshi Awasthi on May 14, 2018

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was successfully conducted on May 6, for the academic year 2018. The NEET 2018 examination was conducted in 11 Languages i.e. English, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu. This year nearly 8 percent of the total students opted for the regional Languages whereas last year 10 percent of the candidates opted for the same. Due to decline in the percentage of students opting for regional languages, there are reconsiderations regarding the regional languages and switching to the English Language from the next academic session.

 

NEET

 

Nearly 13.25 Lakh students registered themselves for NEET 2018, out of which, 10 Lakh Students opted for the English Language as the medium of Examination. Out of the remaining students, 1.46 Lakh students opted for the Hindi language whereas very few students opted for Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Bengali, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada as their preferred language for NEET 2018.

Details about the number of NEET Aspirants and their preferred language:

Details

Number of Candidates

Total Number of NEET Registered Candidates

13,25,725

Number of Students opted English

10,00,000

Number of Students opted Hindi

1,46,542

Number of Students opted Tamil

24,720

Number of Students opted Urdu

1711

Number of Students opted Kannada

818

Number of Students opted Oriya

300

 

NEET- Undergraduate examination replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all the individual state government medical examination after an announcement by the Government of India in the year 2013 and the first NEET examination was conducted on May 5, 2013. Since then there had been enormous demands by the state governments for conducting the NEET Examination in regional languages as many state governments conducted their state medical examination in regional languages.

The choice of regional languages is restricted to the entrance examination level. Once the candidate qualifies the examination and attains admission in the medical college, they need to study in English language only. For the students who are not much comfortable with the English language, the two-month foundation course will be conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Even if the decision regarding switching to the English Language for NEET examination might be taken from the coming academic session, some regional languages will be incorporated due to the Supreme Court had directed an order regarding the issue. 

Latest Articles on NEET

NEET Preparation 2019: Important Topics and Best Books for Biology and Physics

28-Feb-2019
NEET 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on May 5, 2019. As the examination is merely two months away, the NEET Applicants have already started their rigorous preparations. According to the notification released by the National Testing ... Read more

NEET Preparation: Exam on May 5, Know the NEET Exam Pattern

27-Nov-2018
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, commonly known as NEET is scheduled to be conducted on May 5, 2019 by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA). The online application process for NEET 2019 has already commenced on the ... Read more

NEET 2019 coming soon, 8 Things to Know about the exam

14-Nov-2018
NEET 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on May 5, 2019, by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA is an autonomous agency, established by the Government of India to conduct higher education entrance examinations. Earlier, NEET ... Read more

Top Medical Colleges Of India

23-Oct-2018
Doctors are considered as one of the Nobel professionals of India as well as in other countries and that may be the reason for MBBS courses as one of the toughest course. Even the admission procedure in the medical colleges for these ... Read more

NEET 2019: Things Every Applicant Must Know

10-Jul-2018
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test known as NEET is a national-level entrance examination which is conducted to provide admissions in Medical and Dental courses offered by various government and private medical and dental ... Read more
View All Articles >>

Popular Medical Exams

Top Colleges accepting NEET 2020

Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 1,58,430 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 26,20,800 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 6,525 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 2,49,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 28,225 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 11,415 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 37,500 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 14,71,750 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 1,03,000 /-
Duration : 5 years

Apply with NEET Score

Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 14,71,750 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 6,00,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Era Medical College
Uttar Pradesh
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 99,00,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 27,50,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 3,43,600 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 38,75,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 1,25,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 89,51,250 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: MBBS
Fees: Rs. 1,41,000 /-
Duration : 5 years

NEET 2020 Videos

Review Exam