Supreme Court Seeks Response From Centre And CBSE On SIO Plea To Conduct NEET In Urdu

The Supreme Court of India today directed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to respond to a plea asking to include Urdu as one of the languages in which National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is to be conducted. Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R. Banumathi have also directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Dental Council of India to respond to the plea and have posted the matter for March 10. NEET is a national level exam introduced in 2016 conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS programs at medical and dental institutes in India.

NEET 2017: Supreme Court Seeks Response From Centre And CBSE On SIO Plea To Conduct NEET In Urdu

The petition was filed by Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO), a student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, last month. The plea said that the decision to not conduct the exam in Urdu was unfair to students who finish their senior secondary education in Urdu language.

According to IANS, the petitioner’s counsel Advocate Ravinder S Garia informed the court that while earlier no state had come forward with the request, now the state governments of Maharashtra and Telangana have also requested the Central government to include Urdu as one of the languages in NEET.

The application process for NEET 2017 ended on March 1. The exam is due to be held on May 7 in seven Indian languages apart from English, i.e. Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Assamese and Bengali. The petitioners have pleaded that CBSE should make provision to hold the exam in Urdu as well for candidates who have already applied and opted for any other language in absence of Urdu as an option.

Earlier, SIO had stated in its petition that the decision to exclude Urdu the sixth most spoken language in India against languages like Gujarati which was seventh most spoken and Assamese which was twelfth most spoken was discriminatory.

NEET cut off 2016: Schedule for online counselling – Everything you need to know

NEET cut off 2016: Schedule for online counselling – Everything you need to knowNew Delhi: The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-UG (NEET-I) and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-UG (NEET-II) were declared on August 16 (Tuesday).

The minimum qualifying criteria of NEET-UG 2016 are as follows:

Others: Marks Range 685-145 / Qualifying Criteria – 50th / Percentile No. of Candidates – 5171329

OBC: Marks Range 678-118 / Qualifying Criteria – 40th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates 175226

Scheduled Castes: Marks Range 595-118 / Qualifying Criteria: 40th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates: 47183

Scheduled Tribes: Marks Range 599-118 / Qualifying Criteria: 40th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates: 15710

UR & PH: Marks Range: 474-131 / Qualifying Criteria: 45th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates: 437

OBC & PH: Marks Range:510-118 / Qualifying Criteria: 40th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates: 597

SC & PH: Marks Range: 415-118 / Qualifying Criteria: 40th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates: 143

ST & PH: Marks Range: 339-118 / Qualifying Criteria: 40th Percentile / Percentile No. of Candidates: 36

Schedule for online counselling (Allotment process) for NEET (All India Quota) UG (MBBS/BDS) Seats – 2016

1. Main Counseling Registration, Choice Filling & Indicative Seat – 22nd August to 25th August, 2016 (Registration will be open up to 05:00 PM of 25th August 2016 only)

2. Exercising of Choices and Locking – 26th August, 2016 (up to 05:00 PM of 26th August, 2016)

3. Process of Seat Allotment Round 1 – 27th August, 2016

4. Round 1 Result Publish – 28th August, 2016

5. Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round – 29th August to 3rd September, 2016 (up to 05:00 PM of 3rd September, 2016)

6. Exercising of Choices and Locking(Round 2) – 9th September 2016 to 10th September 2016

7. Process of Seat Allotment (Round 2) – 11th September, 2016

8. Round 2 Result Publish – 12th September, 2016

9. Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against Round 2 – 13th to 20th September, 2016 (up to 05:00 PM of 20th September, 2016

10. Transfer of vacant seats to State Quota – 20th September, 2016 (After 05:00 PM)

Commencement of MBBS/BDS first year session – from 13th September, 2016

The AIPMT-2016/NEET- I was conducted on 1st May, 2016. NEET-II was conducted on Sunday, the 24th July, 2016.