Prakash Javadekar, Education Minister today announced that national Engineer and Medical examination JEE, and NEET, will be organized twice from 2019. And, both will be held online. Javadekar, while addressing the media at the Press Conference, also noted that Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) are going to be organized by National Testing Agency, taking over from the Central Board of Secondary Education. It is also going to hold the examinations for National Eligibility Test (NET), Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). NET examination is going to be held in December, and is going to be the first educational test from the organization.
JEE Mains are going to be held in the month of January and April. NEET has been set for February and May. Prakash Javadekar also tweeted about the decision, with the hashtags, transforming education and 48 months of transforming India. It seems that this is the next step to alter the system, and bring in changes that could be for the good of the students who give the examinations.
It also seems like an attempt from the government to try new things, in order to prove that changes have been made by it. There have always been controversies regard the leak of question papers, and it will be interesting to see if a different organization is able to bring in change to the system, and probably have a more secured one in the future. National Testing Agency has already started its preparations and is going to do its utmost so that the examination passes smoothly.
National Testing Agency –#NTA has started its work. It will conduct NEET(UG), JEE(Main), UGC-NET, CMAT & GPAT examinations. Millions of students to benefit.@narendramodi #Transformingeducation #48MonthsOfTransformingIndia pic.twitter.com/MLq9GzRpGL
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) July 7, 2018