NEET, JEE may be conducted twice a year

NEET, JEE may be conducted twice a year

NEET, JEE may be conducted twice a year

The national medical entrance exam, National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and engineering entrance exam, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), might be conducted twice a year to give an opportunity to the students to bring out their best performance, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

With an aim to provide students an opportunity to perform their best, the Lok Sabha was today informed that engineering entrance exam JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) and the national medical entrance exam, NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) might be conducted twice a year.

In response to a written question in the Lower House of Parliament, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha said, “The NTA will initially conduct those entrance exams which are held by the CBSE. The exams will be conducted online at least twice a year, thereby giving an adequate opportunity to the candidates to bring out their best,” Kushwaha said.

He added that the Centre was setting up a National Testing Agency (NTA), an autonomous and self- sustained premier testing organisation, to conduct the entrance exams for the higher educational institutions.

Bubai Bhattacharjee

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