National Testing Agency will conduct JEE Main & NEET 2019


National Testing Agency Launched: Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed the Union Cabinet meeting on Friday cleared a proposal for the making of a National Testing Agency (NTA). The role of NTA will be to conduct eligibility tests or entrance exams for Higher Education. most preferably the National Testing Agency is supposed to replace the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and others examination bodies from the responsibility of conducting the entrance examinations.

Prakash Javadekar (Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India.) said on Twitter:

NTA a one-time grant of Rs 25 crores

As per reports, NTA will be funded by the Central Government. The central government will provide Rs 25 crores as a one-time grant to start its operation. This grant is for the establishment of the agency and for the first year operational cost and further, it should be self-sustainable.

Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE

The list of nine type of entrance examination is conducted by CBSE apart from 10th and 12th boards. Every year around 70 lakhs students appear

  • Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).
  • University Grant Commission’s National Eligibility Test(UGC NET).
  • Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) Mains.
  • National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV), and more.

National Testing Agency (NTA) Examination Module

A brief introduction is given here.

  1. The NTA will conduct these entrance examinations in online mode.
  2. The online examination will be conducted twice a year.
  3. For rural candidates, sub-district & district level centres will be established.
  4. Also, Rural candidates will get hands-on training for online exams.
  5. The NTA will be formed by eminent educationist appointed by Human Resources Development Ministry.
  6. The government of India will appoint CEO of the agency who will act as Director-General.
  7. A Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions will be constituted.
  8. The Director-General of National Testing Agency will be assisted by academicians and experts (heads) of nine verticals.

source & inputs: TOI

Cabinet approves Creation of National Testing Agency (NTA)