NEET UG 2023 Examination: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a highly competitive examination conducted in India for students aspiring to pursue medical courses.
Every year, lakhs of students from different parts of the country appear for the NEET exam in various languages, including English, Hindi, and other regional languages. In recent years, there have been demands from students and parents for conducting the NEET exam in the Bengali language as well.
NEET UG Examination Languages:
Bengali is one of the most widely spoken languages in India and is the official language of West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura.
Conducting the NEET exam in Bengali would not only benefit students from these regions but also help those from Bangladesh, where Bengali is the national language. The NEET exam in Bengali would also ensure that language does not become a barrier for students while appearing for the exam.
NEET UG 2023 Notification:
As per the notification of the National Testing Agency (NTA), the National Testing Agency is going to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2023 on 07 May 2023 (Sunday) from 02:00 P.M. to 05:20 P.M. (Indian Standard Time) as a common and uniform entrance Test throughout India as well as cities outside India in about 499 cities in Pen & Paper mode (offline).
With respect to the Information Bulletin for NEET (UG)-2023 available on https://neet.nta.nic.in/, it is clarified that Clause 3.5.3 and Clause 3.5.6 of the Information Bulletin for NEET(UG)-2023 may be read as given below:
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Online Applications for NEET UG 2023 Examination:
What is the application procedure for the NEET UG 2023 Examination -in detail below;
- Firstly, go to the official website of NEET: LINK
- Secondly, click on “Online Registration”
- Thirdly, do login with enter the username and password
- Fourthly, fill up the application details
- After that, pay the application fee
- At last, submit it.
Advantages and Disadvantages of NEET UG:
Many students in West Bengal and other Bengali-speaking regions face difficulties in understanding questions in the NEET exam as it is currently conducted only in English and Hindi. This puts them at a disadvantage and makes it difficult for them to score well in the exam. Conducting the exam in Bengali would help these students better understand the questions and answer them correctly, increasing their chances of qualifying for medical courses.
Moreover, conducting the NEET exam in Bengali would also promote regional languages and cultural diversity in the country. It would encourage students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds to appear for the exam and pursue medical courses.
Announcement for NEET UG:
The demand for conducting the NEET exam in Bengali has been a long-standing one, and many political leaders and student organizations have also supported the cause.
In 2020, the West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, wrote to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, urging him to consider conducting the NEET exam in Bengali. The matter has also been taken up by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, which passed a resolution supporting the demand.