A total of 20.8 lakh candidates applied for the NEET UG 2023. Of these, 11.8 female and 9 lakh male candidates have applied for the undergraduate medical entrance exam. It will be conducted in a paper-pencil-based mode for 200 minutes, from 2 PM to 5.20 PM (IST) in 499 cities across India and abroad on 07 May 2023 (Sunday). The NEET exam pattern and syllabus have remained the same as last year
NEET is conducted in 13 different languages, namely English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Malayalam. It is important to note that the question paper is the same for all language mediums, only the medium of instruction changes. Candidates can choose their preferred language medium at the time of filling out the NEET UG application form.
There have been reports of confusion regarding the medium of the question paper of NEET 2023 due to conflicting information on various websites and social media platforms. Some students have been uncertain about the medium they have chosen while filling out the NEET application form. This has caused anxiety among students who fear that they may have to take the exam in a language they are not comfortable with. However, it is important to note that the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts NEET, has made it clear that candidates will be provided with the question paper in their preferred language medium as indicated in their application form. As long as candidates have filled out the form correctly, they should receive the test booklet in the language they have selected.
Here are some key points to know about the medium of the question paper for NEET UG:
1. Candidates opting for English as their preferred language medium will receive the test booklet in English only.
2. Candidates opting for Hindi as their preferred language medium will receive a bilingual test booklet in both English and Hindi.
3. Candidates who choose regional languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam) as their preferred language medium will receive a bilingual test booklet in the selected regional language and English.
4. The bilingual test booklet will contain the English and Hindi papers in white color and the regional language in yellow color.
5. For candidates who choose Urdu as their preferred language medium, the test booklet will be available in green color.
Below is a list of the examination centers and their respective language mediums: