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JEE and NEET to be held twice a year

Every year thousands of students prepare for JEE and NEET examination and get only one chance to crack it. There are a number of students who give the exam and do not make a good score resulting in them to prepare themselves again for next year.

This problem has now come to an end as students who tend to prepare for the exam and crack it at once can now crack it twice! So students who will be giving this exam from 2019 have a plus point that even if they do not manage to get a good score to take admission, they can now prepare again and appear for the exam again in the same year.

The students willing to sit for JEE mains can now give the exam in January and April and students who wish to appear for NEET can appear in February from the academic session which will commence from August this year. The students who wish to sit for the exam are free to choose which month they wish to appear during the year.

These exams will be conducted by the National Testing Agency which is newly formed. This agency will monitor over the difficulty level in both of the tests in each course by making use of specialized standardized methods while governing the final score.

The marks achieved in JEE Main decides your n admission into the institutes like National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and other government-funded technical institutes that offer around 24,000 engineering seats in total. Many of the private schools make use of the JEE Main score for their admission processes. High JEE Main scores are an exemplar for the IIT aspirants, who then prepare to appear for the JEE Advance tests. NEET examinations govern admissions to around 60,000 undergraduate medical seats.

From August of this year, the National Testing Agency will start yielding an experience of the computer-based tests through the centers allotted, the tests will be downloaded free of cost to readopt the students who are willing to appear with the new system. The HRD ministry assured that the syllabus is intended to remain the same and that there will be no such hype in the cost of the application while the exams will be more transparent and leak proof.

“All entrance exams which were conducted by CBSE, such as UGC-NET, JEE Main, and NEET, will now be conducted by NTA,” Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. These tests will be orchestrated by the national testing agency (NTA) and not the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other agencies like the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as at present.

NTA will start with the University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for the college and university teachers, which will require a postgraduate degree; this process is expected to start from December 2018. From the next year i.e. 2019, National Testing Agency will also be organizing the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and both conducted by AICTE as per now.

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