NEET 2017: Supreme Court to announce verdict on age, attempt cap for NEET exam today – Today will be the important day for the students appearing for the NEET 2017 examination, as Supreme Court is going to announce its final verdict on the age and attempt cap that was introduced by the government for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The apex court will also hear the plea whether to conduct the NEET examination in the Urdu language. The SIO had requested the court to direct the inclusion of Urdu as a medium in which students can attempt NEET 2017.
The Government previously submitted its acceptance of Urdu language as a medium for NEET examination; however, it also said that they would be unable to include the language for this years examination. It is said that the language can be made an official part of the NEET examination from the next session i.e. 2017-2018.
It was in the month of January this year, CBSE released the NEET 2017 notification where it introduced two criteria – age and attempt cap. While the attempt criteria were modified, there are many medical aspirants who are protesting regarding the removal of age and attempt criteria.
The Oversight Committee on the Medical Council of India had recently recommended removal of age cap sighting “shortage of doctors in the country” as the reason. The MCI general body meeting was held on March 29 and it is expected that some decisions must be taken in this regard.
The NEET 2017 examination is scheduled on Sunday, May 7, 2017. This year the common entrance test will be conducted in 10 languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Oriya. Also, some students protested on March 29, outside the MCI office at New Delhi.