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NEET and JEE Main will be conducted Twice a Year

By: Sakshi Awasthi on June 19, 2018

The NEET and JEE Main examinations will be conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency from the academic year 2019. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, is currently conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to various Medical and Dental courses offered by the Government and Private Medical and Dental colleges of India. Similarly, the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is also conducted by the CBSE to provide admission to Undergraduate engineering courses offered by various Government and Private engineering institutes of India.

 

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Currently, the examination is conducted yearly but the step has been taken in the interest of the aspirants, as both the examinations will be conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA was established by the central government in November 2017. Its an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization, responsible for conducting all the higher education level entrance examinations.

 

The NTA will initially conduct examinations which are currently conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The first examination is likely to be held in the month of December, for the academic year 2019.

 

According to Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State- Human Resource Development (HRD), the examinations will be conducted twice a year and in online mode. The step has been taken to provide adequate opportunity to the candidates.

 

Last year in December, IIT-Kanpur was given the responsibility of setting up an agency to conduct Joint Entrance Exam. According to a senior official, the IIT-Kanpur has already started forming a team of subject experts. The team will comprise of people from the private sector and IT experts. The step is taken to conduct the examination in a hassle-free manner. 

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