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NTA to conduct JEE Main and NEET twice a year

Last Updated - July 09, 2018

In the recent notification published by MHRD, National Testing Agency (NTA) is taking over CBSE and other conducting bodies for the national level entrance examinations such as JEE Main, NEET, GPAT, CMAT and UGC NET. Slowly all other examinations will be taken up after NTA is fully geared up. The agency is to conduct NEET and JEE Examination twice from the year 2019.

All the examination will now be conducted twice in a year. It will help the students to relieve the increasing pressure either pass the examination or wait for the one more year to get admission. All the exams under NTA will be held through online mode only. Read Notification

NTA to Conduct JEE Main 2019: JEE will now be conducted by the National Testing Agency from 2019 onwards in January and April. This exam was being conducted by CBSE till 2018. 

Read the following tweets by Prakash Javadekar to know the full news:

There are also speculations that these exams will be conducted again this year in the month of December. This news brought joy and inspiration to a lot of engineering and medical aspirants who were not able to qualify for the counselling process. Students who were not able to appear for the test due to eligibility criteria or Class XII examinations may also appear for December examination, they don’t have to wait until next year. NEET and JEE Main will be conducted twice a year from 2019 to give an opportunity to the students to bring out their best performance.

Official Website of NTA: http://nta.ac.in 

As per reports, IIT Kanpur will provide technical support to NTA in conducting JEE Main. The exam pattern and syllabus will remain the same for both the examination. There are also report that both NEET and JEE main will be held in an online mode. Earlier, CBSE conducted engineering entrance exam (JEE Main) under both online and pen-paper mode and medical entrance examination (NEET) under pen-paper mode only. This will change under NTA. 

Notification Of NTA to conduct NEET and JEE Main

CBSE has prepared a model for National Testing Agency which suggests the objectives, structures and functions of the Agency. The concept of National Testing Scheme:

  • Provide opportunities for students to improve
  • Provide flexibility to the institutes in structuring the admission process
  • Be cost neutral for the testing agency with a mechanism to share revenue with State Boards, etc.

MHRD Notification on National Testing Agency: Click Here

National Testing Agency creation was approved by Union Cabinet on December 18, 2017. The Human Resource Development Minister (MHRD) Upendra Kushwaha said in the parliament, “The NTA will initially conduct those entrance exams which are held by the CBSE. NTA will conduct all the competitive exams at least twice a year, thereby giving an adequate opportunity to the candidates to bring out their best”.

Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley confirmed foundation of National Test Agency during Union Budget 2018. The purpose of NTA is to prepare an organisation dedicated to conducting the entrance exams in the country. It is intended to reduce glitches and irregularities in the examination. All the exams under NTC will be held through online mode. “The motive behind setting up National Testing Agency (NTA) is to ensure one standardized test across the country,” said Mr.Jaitley. The central government already funded INR 25 crores to NTA to initiate its operations in its first year of existence.

As per the previous trend, JEE Main and NEET Application forms are released in the month of December and January, but with speculation swirling of these examinations to be conducted twice a year(December). NTA may release the official notification tentatively in the month of August or September 2018 for the December session.

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