National Testing Agency to Conduct JEE Main, NEET UG, & UGC NET

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi pass a proposal for the creation of the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is formed to organize high profile entrance tests which are conducted by the CBSE at present. The proposal for a centralized testing agency was shared in 2017 Budget. The Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley’s says “The motive behind setting up National Testing Agency (NTA) is to ensure one standardized test across the country”. The NTA will act as a Society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. The central government already funded 25 crores to NTA to initiate its operations in its first year of existence.

Note: NTA will organize JEE Main & NEET and UGC NET exam (twice in a year) from 2019. however, It remains unclear whether the government plans to conduct the JEE and the NEET twice a year.

Why NTA Formed?

  • The purpose to set up NTA was to relieve CBSE from its duties of conducting examinations so as to focus on improving the quality of higher education in the nation.
  • At present, CBSE conducts 9 types of examinations which include JEE Main, UGC NET, NEET & many others.
  • NTA is formed to reduce allegations of variation in difficulty levels amongst different sets of papers.
  • The aims of the NTA are to ensure a standardized difficulty level in the competitive examinations & run a smooth admissions procedure.
  • The agency will work as an autonomous body.
  • The MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) will appoint an eminent educationist as the NTA chairperson & a board of governors which will represent the NTA member Institutions.

Changes with NTA

  • From 2019, the agency will be responsible for organizing various national level examinations such as JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, etc.
  • UGC NET will be conducted twice in a year. It will help the students to relieve mounting pressure either pass the examination or wait for the one more year to get admission.
  • All the exams will be held through online mode.
  • Other examinations will be taken up gradually after NTA is fully geared up.
  • In order to serve the requirements of the rural students, the agency will locate examination centers at sub-district/district level.
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  1. Rudra charan sahoo says:

    Sir will the syllabus and exam pattern will remain the same .will there be any change in question difficulty

  2. Garvit says:

    Will Jee mains paper be tough in 2019
    As compared to recent years

  3. Apsara says:

    What is the eligibility for jee main by nta

  4. Surajit kamilya says:

    Neet 2019 syllabus kuch change Hoga kya? Pls reply me

  5. Pradipta Pramanik says:

    Sir will neet 2019 be conducted first in January then again in June?? Please reply sir.. feeling tensed.

  6. Himadri says:

    Will neet 2019 be held twice like jer main and advance?

  7. Haldhar Patel says:

    Considering a candidate have given jee two times will he/she will be able to drop one more year for 2019 or there is any changes by NTA as I really wanted to drop one more year please reply me .

  8. Koustav Biswas says:

    sir its difficulty level same as ncert?

  9. Ashwani says:

    Is difficulty level increased by NTA in. NEET 2019

  10. Seema Roj says:

    Dear sir,
    Can i get NTA CLAT 2018 contact details and mail ID.

  11. Debarun Chakraborty says:

    Will neet 2019 be conducted twice and that also in online mode??

  12. raj says:

    next yaer 2019 neet conform sir pls to reply thanking you

  13. Sameer gupta says:

    SIR I GIVE MY 12th IN 2014.I AM WRITTEN ALL NEET EXAM TILL 2018.CAN I ELIGIBLE FOR NEET2019?

  14. Manisha says:

    My dob is 28/08/1994 general category …am i illegible for neet 2019??

  15. Gowsalya says:

    Will there be NEET in 2019 in Tamil Nadu? If yes can you please send me the details.

  16. Alapan Roy says:

    Will the eligibility criteria change?
    In mean in case of CBSE NEET its mandatory to secure min 50% in 10+2! Will it change? Any expert assumption?

  17. akhilesh says:

    sir .is neet 2019 conducted online?

  18. Raju Kumar singh says:

    Enquiry form 2019

  19. Sali.p says:

    Required for all information

  20. Adarsh Chaudhary says:

    sir, I had applied for improvement exam of class 12th.It is given in neet eligible criteria that those candidate cannot give the test.If, I will not appear in improvement exam then my old mark sheet will be valid or not?

  21. Sejal says:

    My name on aadar card and 10th board marks sheet follows the order surname name father’s name.shall I fill the same order on neet form or name father’s name surname?Plz reply asap.

  22. Sagar says:

    Neet UG Form Online filing

  23. ARS says:

    Thanks for this news

  24. Jagdeep Singh says:

    Thanks it is useful

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