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National Testing Agency (NTA) 2019 Exams – NEET UG and JEE (Main) Important Dates and Exam Pattern

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is formed and entrusted with the responsibilities of conducting the major entrance tests like JEE (Main), NEET, NET, etc. The agency was founded in 2017 to take away the responsibility from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for conducting competitive entrance exams. NTA will also take over the responsibilities of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for conducting exams such as CMAT and GPAT. This year, the National Testing Agency is going to conduct its first UGC Net exam in December.

NTA 2019 to take Over Most CBSE-conducted Entrance Tests:

From the academic year 2018-19, the agency will take over some of the important entrance examinations organised by CBSE. Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister for Human Resource, told TOI, “barring the board examinations (Class X and XII), rest of the examinations conducted by the CBSE will be taken over by the NTA in a phased manner.” The agency would relieve AICTE, CBSE and other statutory bodies from the duties of managing and organising various entrance tests like UGC NET, NEET UG, JEE Main, etc.

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The Press Information Bureau Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development in its notification has stated that the National Testing Agency “would initially conduct those entrance examinations which are currently being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The examinations will be conducted in online mode twice a year in order to give adequate opportunity to candidates to bring out their best.”

NTA 2019 Exams and Previous Exam Conducting Authorities

Now that NTA has taken over the charge from all the leading exam conducting authorities, let’s take a look at the popular entrance examinations that the agency will take care of from now onwards.

Exam Names Previous Exam Conducting Authorities
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) CBSE
UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) CBSE
GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) AICTE

National Testing Agency 2019 Exams – UGC NET, NEET and JEE (Main) Details

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2018

UGC NET will be the first exam to be conducted by the newly formed NTA. The exam is conducted for determining the eligibility of post-graduate students for teaching posts at the university/college level and for awarding the Junior Research Fellowship.

UGC NET 2018 Important Dates

UGC NET 2018 Exam Events Important Dates
Submission of application form begins 1st September 2018
Last date to apply online 30th September 2018
Availability of admit card From 19th November 2018
UGC NET 2018 Exam 18th to 22nd December 2018
Result declaration By 10th January 2019

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018

The exam will be conducted in online mode for the first time. Here is the detailed exam pattern:

  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Type of Question: Objective type questions.
  • Total Questions: Paper-1 will comprise of 50 questions and paper-2 will have 100 questions.
  • Maximum Marks: 300
  • Question Paper: The will be two papers in the exam. The first paper will be on Teaching & Research Aptitude and the second paper will be subject-related.
  • Negative Marking Scheme: No negative marking
  • In Case of Un-attempted Questions: No mark will be given or deducted for questions not attempted.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2019

NEET (UG) or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a national level medical entrance examination conducted for admission to undergraduate MBBS and BDS course. Previously, the Central Board of Secondary Education was entitled with the responsibility of organising the exam every year in the month of May. Now, NTA will schedule the exam every year, and the mode of the exam will be pen-and-paper based (offline).

NEET 2019 Important Dates

NEET 2019 Exam Events Important Dates
Submission of application form begins 1st November 2018 (11:30 AM)
Last date to apply online 30th November 2018
Availability of admit card From 15th April 2019
NEET 2019 Exam 5th May 2019 (Sunday) (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Result declaration By 5th June 2019

NTA NEET Exam Pattern 2019

How well-versed are you with the latest exam pattern of NTA National Eligibility cum Entrance Test? The exam will have questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). There is negative marking scheme. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. For each correct answer, students will get 4 marks.

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held in offline mode (pen-and-paper based).
  • Type of Question: Objective type questions.
  • Total Questions: There will be 180 questions in total.
  • Maximum Marks: 720
  • Question Paper: The question paper will have 3 sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
  • Negative Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer
  • In Case of Un-attempted Questions: Confused about the answer? Just leave it and proceed with others. This is the best way to avoid negative marking. No marks will be awarded or deducted for un-attempted questions.
  • Language: The NTA NEET 2019 exam will have questions in 11 languages. They are English, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Telugu, Assamese, Kannada, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil and Marathi.

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2019

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), another national level entrance test, will be conducted by the National Testing Agency from 2019 onwards. For all the aspiring engineers, JEE Main is the ultimate gateway. The students need to qualify the exam for admission to undergraduate programmes in engineering like B.Tech./B.E from the best engineering colleges in India. The exam is also an eligibility criterion for appearing in the JEE Advanced exam, conducted for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The exam will be conducted twice in a year – in January and April.

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

JEE Main Exam Events Important Dates
First Attempt Second Attempt
Availability of application form 1st September 2018 8th February 2019
Last date to apply 30th September 2018 (up to 11:50 PM) 7th March 2019 (up to 11:50 PM)
Admit card availability 17th December 2018 Not announced
JEE Main 2019 Exam 6th to 20th January 2019 6th to 20th April 2019
Result declaration for Online By 31st January 2019 By 30th April 2019

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main has two papers:

  • Paper 1 for B.Tech/B.E. courses.
  • Paper 2 for B.Planning/B.Arch.

Here is the detailed exam pattern.

  • Mode of Exam: Paper-1 and Part I and II of Paper-2 will be held in computer-based mode while Part III of the Paper-2 will be held through Pen-and-Paper based mode. It will be a drawing test.
  • Type of Question: Objective type questions.
  • Total Questions: There will be 90 questions in Paper-1 and 82 questions in Paper-2.
  • Maximum Marks: Paper-1 will be of maximum 360 marks and paper-2 will be of 390 marks.
  • Question Paper: Paper-1 will comprise three sections – Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Paper-2 will comprise of three Parts – Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test. Check out the syllabus for JEE Main Paper-1 and Paper-2.
  • Negative Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • Un-attempted Questions: No marks will be deducted or awarded for questions left un-attempted.
  • Language: The question paper will be in three languages – English, Hindi, and Gujarati. Candidates have to select their preferred language at the time of application submission.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019

CMAT is an entrance examination conducted for admission to management programmes. The exam was earlier conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). From the year 2019, the exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam will be conducted in two shifts through online mode. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) from a recognized university are eligible for the exam. Here are the important dates for the exam:

CMAT 2019 Exam Events Important Dates
Submission of application form 1st November 2018
Last date for application submission 30th November 2018 7th December 2018 (extended)
Availability of admit card From 7th January 2019
CMAT 2019 Exam 28th January 2019
First shift – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Second Shift – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Result declaration By 8th February 2019

CMAT Exam Pattern 2019

CMAT score will be accepted by more than 1000 participating institutes. Candidates have to appear in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by the particular institute. Here quick details on the exam pattern:

Mode of Exam: Computer-Based

Type of Question: Multiple Choice Questions

Total Question: 100. Each section will have 25 questions.

Maximum Marks: 400. Each question will be of 4 marks.

Question Paper: The question paper will comprise of sections – Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.

The language of Question Paper: English only

Duration of Exam: 3 Hours

Negative Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2019

The national level entrance exam is conducted for admission to Post-Graduate Pharmacy courses. The GPAT score is accepted by approximately 800 participating institutions. Candidates are required to apply separately for different institutes/colleges on the basis of their GPAT score. The GPAT score remains valid for three years. Let’s have a look on the exam schedule as released on the NTA’s official website.

GPAT 2019 Exam Events Important Dates
Submission of application form 1st November 2018
Last date for application submission 30th November 2018 7th December 2018
Availability of admit card From 7th January 2019
GPAT 2019 Exam 28th January 2019 (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
Result declaration By 8th February 2019

GPAT Exam Pattern 2019

GPAT exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency for the first time in 2019. The exam will be conducted through online mode. Here are more details about the exam pattern:

Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test

Type of Question: Objective Type Questions

Total Question: 125

Maximum Marks: 500. Each question will be of 4 marks.

Question Paper: Questions are asked from various pharmacy topics. Candidates can check the syllabus on the official website.

The language of Question Paper: English

Duration of the Exam: 3 Hours

Negative Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.

The National Testing Agency will gradually cover all the national level competitive/entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Candidates must keep a check on the official website for latest updates.

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