NEET, JEE & NET to be conducted by National Testing Agency from the year 2018
According to the latest updates, the general test examinations like NEET, JEE and NET will be conducted by National Testing Agency from 2018.
The NEET exam is conducted as an entrance test for under-graduate medical whereas the JEE is a test conducted for under-graduate engineering. Both the exams along with the NET, which is the eligibility test for teachers and professors was previously conducted by CBSE (the central board of secondary education).
The NTA (National Test Agency) will also be responsible for conducting several other prominent examinations on the National level.
The NTA received cabinet approval in November 2017. As a special agency created specifically to conduct examinations, the NTA is set to develop and improve the education system on the national level.
The NTA will also be conducting the following important exams from the coming year:
A dedicated agency to conduct exams means well-organised exam and result structure, centralised processes and better amenities and provisions at the exam centres. With more and more exams adapting the ‘online’ format, this was a much-needed step.
While there are no changes in the syllabus of these examinations, most of the paper-only tests will be now conducted ‘online’ unlike before.
This is said to ensure that there are no delays in conducting exams, announcing the results as well as no chances of paper leak and other malpractices.
In the light of this news, there is another interesting update provided by the office of Prakash Jawadekar, the HRD minister. According to this update, the National Testing Agency will also provide free coaching for JEE and NEET examinations.