Prakash Javadekar confirmed that the newly formed NTA would conduct the competitive exams like NEET and JEE Main twice in a year.
New Delhi/09.07.2018: On Saturday, the Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar confirmed that the recently formed National Agency Test (NTA), an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation, would conduct the competitive exams like NEET and JEE Main twice in a year. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be held in February and May, while the Joint Entrance Examination Main will take place in the months of January and April. This move has certainly brought a great relief for aspirants, who will be able to sit for the test twice a year and improve their scores if the first exam doesn’t seem satisfactory.
Exam Schedules for JEE Main 2019, NEET 2019 and UGC NET 2018:
NTA JEE Main 2019 Important Dates:
The JEE Main examination will be conducted twice in a year. The first phase of the exam will be held in January. The second phase of the exam will be conducted in April.
|NTA JEE Main 2019 (January)||NTA JEE Main 2019 (April)|
|Submission of online application form||1st to 30th September 2018||Submission of online application form||2nd week of February 2019|
|Commencement of exams||Between 06.01.2019 and 20.01.2019 (8 different sittings. Applicants can select any one)||Commencement of exams||Between 07.04.2019 and 21.04.2019 (8 different sittings. Applicants can select any one)|
|Result announcement||1st week of February 2019||Result announcement||March 2019|
NTA NEET 2019 Important Dates:
NTA is all set to conduct NEET 2019 twice in a year. The first phase of the exam will be held in February. The second phase of the exam will be conducted in May.
|NTA NEET 2019 (February)||NTA NEET 2019 (May)|
|Submission of online application form||1st to 31th October 2018||Submission of online application form||2nd week of March 2019|
|Commencement of exams||Between 03.02.2019 and 17.02.2019 (8 different sittings. Applicants can select any one)||Commencement of exams||Between 12.05.2019 and 26.05.2019 (8 different sittings. Applicants can select any one)|
|Result announcement||1st week of March 2019||Result announcement||June 2019|
NTA UGC NET 2018 Important Dates:
It’s confirmed that NTA will conduct the UGC NET exam in December 2018.
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|Submit online application form||First of September 2018|
|Date to be held||02.12.2018 – 16.12.2018|
|Date of result announcement||10th January 2019|
Besides NEET and JEE Main, the National Testing Agency is entrusted with the responsibilities of regulating UGC NET, GPAT and CMAT exams. Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education was entrusted with the duties of conducting and managing all the above entrance examinations. Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday, “All entrance exams which were conducted by CBSE, such as UGC-NET, JEE Main and NEET, will now be conducted by NTA”.
As per the reports, the Agency will regulate the competitive exams in the online mode (CBT). The HRD Ministry said, “This year in JEE Main 2.5 lakh candidates sat for the computer-based exam while the rest took a pen and paper exam. Computers will ensure security, transparency of exams and will be similar to international practice”. Adding to the statement, the Education Minister told the reporters, “There will be no issues of leakage and it would be more student-friendly, open, scientific and a leak-proof system”.
Will There Be Any Changes in Syllabus and Preparation?
Students wouldn’t find any changes in the syllabus, language, fees and question formats for the UGC NET, NEET and JEE Main exams. However, the preparation for the exams would get better since the aspirants would have the option of taking the tests in the online mode.