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Important Update : NEET, JEE Main to be conducted by NTA twice a year

The National Testing Agency (NTA) would start conducting NEET, JEE (Main) and NET entrance exams

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that from the upcoming academic session, the National Testing Agency (NTA) would start conducting NEET, JEE (Main) and NET entrance exams, which are currently organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The syllabus and the pattern of question paper would remain the same, so will the fees.

Addressing a press conference, Javadekar said the National Eligibility Test (NET) would be conducted in December, the JEE (Mains) would be conducted in January and April, and NEET would be held in February and May which eases the pressure as students can now appear for NEET and JEE twice in a year and the best score will be considered.
However, JEE (Advanced) will continue to be conducted by the IITs.
UGC-NET in Dec 2018: (tentative schedule)
Online submission of application forms 01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018
Dates of examination 02.12.2018 to 16.12.2018 (two shifts per day on Saturdays and Sundays)
Declaration of results Last week of January 2019

JEE (Main) in Jan 2019 and April 2019: (tentative schedule)

A.  Jan 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms 01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018
Dates of examination Between 06.01.2019 to 20.01.2019

(8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Declaration of results First week of Feb 2019

B.  April 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms Second week of Feb 2019
Dates of examination Between 07.04.2019 to 21.04.2019

(8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)

Declaration of results First week of May 2019

All the tests (UGC- NET, JEE (Main) & NEET (UG)) will be conducted in multiple sitting and the candidate will have an option of dates to choose from. Also, all these exams would be computer-based and that students can practice at home or at authorized computer centers free of cost.

“Schools/engineering colleges with computer centers would be identified and kept open on Saturday/Sunday starting from 3rd week of August. Any student can use the facility free of charge”, a press release by the ministry said.

NEET (UG) in Feb 2019 and May 2019

A.  Feb 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms 01.10.2018 to 31.10.2018
Dates of examination Between 03.02.2019 to 17.02.2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
Declaration of results First week of Mar 2019

B.  May 2019 Exam

Online submission of application forms Second week of Mar 2019
Dates of examination Between 12.05.2019 to 26.05.2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
Declaration of results First week of June 2019

CMAT & GPAT in Jan 2019

Online submission of application forms 22.10.2018 to 15.12.2018
Dates of examination 27.01.2019
Declaration of results First week of Feb 2019

Each exam will be conducted on four to five dates.
According to the report, the format would be protected from cheating and leaks since it’s computer-based as the NTA module doesn’t allow screen-sharing. These examinations will use highly secured IT software and encryption to ensure delivery of tests just in time.

“All the above-mentioned examinations will be held in existing number of languages”, Javadekar added.

Source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/national-testing-agency-to-conduct-net-neet-jee-entrance-exams-prakash-javadekar-announces-schedule-1804345.html

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