Published: 01st March 2018
NEET 2018 question paper to be the same for all 11 languages: Prakash Javdekar
A new language was recently added to the list making it and new centres are cropping up after student demand
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Wednesday confirmed that the questions in NEET-2018 for all languages will be the same. " There will be same question paper for all languages — English, Hindi, Kannada, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu," HRD minister Prakash Javdekar tweeted.
In 2017, many candidates who had attempted NEET in regional languages had raised objections to the level of difficulty they faced. They had claimed that the question paper was easier in English than in other vernacular languages. Some had even approached courts over this.
To avoid any such issues, MHRD has clarified that the content in the question paper will be the same in all languages, this year. The exam will be based on a common syllabus of NCERT/CBSE and Classes 11 and 12 of the State Board, the ministry clarified. The board just recently added Urdu and the exam will be conducted in 11 other languages. However, following a demand from candidates, a new examination centre has been allotted to Karnataka, which will be in Dharwad.