Moreover, the Supreme Court has allowed candidates above 25 years to appear for NEET exam.
With a lot of controversies and protests across India over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 question paper this year, the Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has told vernacular question papers for the NEET will be only translation of the question paper in English.
"The vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) - the all-India entrance examination for medical colleges - will just be a translation of the question paper in English," Prakash Javadekar told.
CBSE conducts the test as per the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 (amended in 2016) and the Dentists Act 1948 (also amended in 2016).
The exam is held for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the ministry of health and family welfare, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament ie AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.