NEET in Urdu: SC top hear plea today

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by the Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) seeking to conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in Urdu language from next session.

The Centre on March 10 submitted before the apex court that it is open to the idea of conducting NEET exams, a common entrance test for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses across the country, in Urdu from the next session.

The Centre, however, said it would be impossible to include the provision for NEET 2017.

A plea was filed by the Student Islamic Organisation's (SIO) seeking inclusion of Urdu as a medium for NEET 2017.

As per the official notification by the Central Broad of Secondary Education (CBSE), the NEET will be held in 10 languages -- Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada.

March 1 was the last date for the NEET online application and the exams will be conducted on May 7. (ANI)