The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Examination only for 15% seats in the Government Medical/ Dental Colleges in the country and candidates can opt for question paper either in English or in Hindi.
For The remaining 85% seats, the states conduct their own entrance examination and have the liberty to conduct their respective regional languages and, as such, there is no ban on use of regional languages as a medium for medical entrance exam.
The Supreme Court, in Simran Jain case, has accepted the proposal of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct common entrance exam through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to Undergraduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) medical courses in the country and directed the Council to take such steps as are necessary to implement the NEET. Accordingly, the Central Government has constituted a Committee to finalize the modalities for implementation of NEET.
A few State Governments have expressed apprehensions about the proposed NEET inter alia relating to medium of the test. The Central Board of Secondary Education, which is the agency for conducting NEET for UG, has constituted an Advisory Committee consisting of Members from States to address the issues of admission process prevalent in various States like reservation, medium of test, and so on...
All the above details were given in the Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Sri Ghulam Nabi Azad.