National Testing Agency established for conducting JEE and NEET

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National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. To assess competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error free delivery. The National Testing Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery andto test marking.

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. This examination was earlier conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

On the other hand, the Union HRD Ministry has dropped its plan to conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) medical and dental entrance exam twice a year and in online mode only. Earlier, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced that the newly-formed NTA would conduct the NEET, along with the JEE-Main for admission to engineering colleges, twice a year. NEET will be conducted on May 5, 2019.