The National Testing Agency or NTA may conduct the JEE and NEET exam twice a year.
19 December 2017: The National Testing Agency or NTA may conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) twice a year to give the students the “opportunity to the students to bring out their best performance”. Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Mr. Upendra Kushwaha has made the statement regarding NTA.
The National Testing Agency is an autonomous body for the self-sustain premier test. It will conduct all the national level higher educational entrance examination, presently conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE. As per the statement from the union government, 40 lakh students preparing for different entrance examination will be benefitted from the NTA. It will reduce the burden of CBSE, AICTE and other testing agencies from the huge responsibility of organizing the entrance examination. It will also standardize the difficulty level for all the examinations.
Mr Kushwaha stated; "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."
The NEET examination is the entrance examination for the medical and dental colleges whereas JEE examination is the entrance exam for the engineering colleges. Currently both the exams are conducted by CBSE.