The National Testing Agency (NTA) issued a clarification on Wednesday regarding the medium of the question paper for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2023. The official notice can be found on the NEET UG website, neet.nta.nic.in.
According to the Information Bulletin for NEET (UG), -2023 available on https://neet.nta.nic.in/, the National Testing Agency will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2023 on May 7th, 2023 (Sunday) from 02:00 P.M. to 05:20 P.M. (Indian Standard Time) as a Pen & Paper mode (offline) test in about 499 cities across India and cities outside India.
Candidates opting for English will receive the Test Booklet in English only, while candidates opting for Hindi will receive a bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi. Candidates opting for regional languages will also receive a bilingual Test Booklet in the selected regional language and English. The Test Booklet will contain English and Hindi paper in white color, while the regional language will be printed in yellow. Urdu will be available in green color.
The option of regional languages will be available as per the table provided below
|Medium of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|English||All Examination Centres|
|English and Hindi||All Examination Centres in India|
|English and Assamese||Examination Centres in Assam|
|English and Bengali||Examination Centres in West Bengal, Tripura, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|English and Gujarati||Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|English and Kannada||Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|English and Malayalam||Examination Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep|
|English and Marathi||Examination Centres in Maharashtra|
|English and Odia||Examination Centres in Odisha|
|English and Punjabi||Examination Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh, and Delhi/New Delhi (including Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Meerut, Noida/Greater Noida)|
|English and Tamil||Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|English and Telugu||Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Urdu||All Examination Centres in India|
In short, English will be the medium of the question paper for all examination centers, while English and Hindi will be available in all examination centers in India. For specific states, other regional languages will also be available along with English.