National Testing Agency Effect: NEET, JEE May Be Conducted Twice A Year from 2019
The national medical entrance exam, the NEET, and engineering entrance exam JEE might be conducted twice a year to give an opportunity to the students to bring out their best performance, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday 18 Dec,2017.
The Centre is in the process of setting up a National Testing Agency, which would conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical colleges and the Joint Entrance Examination for engineering courses.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha said, in response to a written question in the Lower House of Parliament, the Centre was setting up a National Testing Agency (NTA), an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation, to conduct the entrance exams for the higher educational institutions.
Entrance exams for medical, engineering courses likely to be held twice a year from 2019
“The NTA will initially conduct those entrance exams which are held by the CBSE. The exams will be conducted online at least twice a year, thereby giving an adequate opportunity to the candidates to bring out their best,” Kushwaha said.
Both the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to engineering colleges are currently conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The CBSE has conveyed its inhibitions to the HRD ministry about conducting the exams in future, saying they are overburdened with the massive exercise.
Respected Source – Hindustan Times