The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday, 21 August announced the dates for registration and schedule of various competitive exams to be conducted till May 2019, reported The Times of India.
At a press conference held on 7 July, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry announced the tentative schedule for exams such as University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET), Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG), Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and Common Management Admission Test (CMAT).
The UGC-NET will be a computer-based examination for which candidates will be able to register between 1 September and 30 September. The admit cards for the exams which are to be held between 9 December and 23 December can be downloaded from 19 November. The results will be announced on 10 January 2019.
The JEE Main-I will be a computer-based examination for which candidates will be able to register between 1 September and 30 September. The admit card for the exams which are to be held between 6 January and 20 January can be downloaded from 17 December. The results will be announced on 31 January 2019.
The JEE Main-II will also be a computer-based exam for which candidates will be able to register between 8 February and 7 March, 2019. The admit card for the exams which are to be held between 6 April and 20 April, 2019 can be downloaded from 18 March. The results for the examination will be announced on 30 April 2019.
The CMAT and GPAT will be computer-based exams for which candidates will be able to register between 1 November and 30 November. Admit cards for the exam, which will be held on 28 January 2019, can be downloaded from 7 January. The results will be announced on 10 February 2019.
The NEET (UG) exam will be a single-session test held on a pen-and-paper basis. Candidates will be able to register for the same between 1 November and 30 November. The admit card for the exam, which is to be held on 5 May 2019, can be downloaded from 15 April. The results will be announced on 5 June 2019.
Earlier in July, the Centre had said that JEE-main and NEET-UG will be conducted twice a year and all the exams will be computer-based. It had also announced a tentative schedule for the exams, according to The Times of India.
However, following the requests from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was decided that NEET exam will be a single exam in pen-and-paper mode with no change in pattern. It will also be conducted in the same number of languages as conducted in 2018.
We are also establishing a countrywide network of test practice centres (TPCs) for students from rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practise before the exam. From 1 September 2019, on every Saturday and Sunday, 2,697 schools/engineering colleges with computer centres are being made available and any student can use the facility free of charge. A mobile application is being developed which will enable the students to choose the nearest TPC.Vineet Joshi, director-general of NTA told The Times of India
(With inputs from The Times of India.)