NEW DELHI: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility Test will now be conducted by National Testing Agency, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday. Till now, these exams were organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Javadekar also said that students can appear for NEET twice a year and the best score will be considered for admission. It will be conducted in February and May every year.
NET, the test to determine eligibility for college and university level lecturership, will be conducted in December. JEE (Mains), for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses, will be held in January and April every year.
"The exams will be more secure and at par with international norms. There will be no issues of leakage and it would be more student friendly, open, scientific and a leak-proof system," Javadekar told reporters.
The NTA would benefit the students and they would have the option of going to computer centres from August-end to practice for the exams
The tests would be computer-based. The exams would be held over a span of four-five days and students would have the option of choosing the dates, he said.
The syllabus, question formats, language and fees for the exams would not be changed, he said.
The time table of the exams to be conducted by NTA would be uploaded on the ministry's website.
With agency inputs