The revised schedule for competitive exams to be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) has been announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development today. The revised schedule has been released for the exams viz. University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) December 2018, Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) 2019 (January & April), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2019, Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019, and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) 2019. Contrary to what was announced earlier, NEET exam will be conducted only once a year.
As per the previous MHRD announcement in July 2018, the JEE Main and NEET-UG exam were scheduled to be conducted twice in a year under CBT mode. But after the recent recommendation of the Health & Family Welfare Ministry, NTA has now decided to conduct the NEET-UG exam only once in a year through pen & paper mode (Offline) without any change in the exam pattern. However, the JEE Main exam will be conducted twice in a year (in the month of January & April) through computer-based mode.
|Competitive Exams||Mode||Registration Dates||Admit Card||Exam Dates||Result Announcement|
|UGC NET December 2018||CBT||1st - 30th Sept 2018||19th Nov 2018||9th - 23rd Dec 2018||10th Jan 2019|
|JEE Main January 2019||CBT||1st - 30th Sept 2018||17th Dec 2018||6th - 20th Jan 2019||31st Jan 2019|
|JEE Main April 2019||CBT||8th Feb - 7th Mar 2019||18th Mar 2019||6th - 20th Apr 2019||30th Apr 2019|
|NEET-UG May 2019||Pen & Paper||1st - 30th Nov 2018||15th Apr 2019||05th May 2019||05th June 2019|
|CMAT 2019||CBT||1st - 30th Nov 2018||7th Jan 2019||28th Jan 2019||10th Feb 2019|
|GPAT 2019||CBT||1st - 30th Nov 2018||7th Jan 2019||28th Jan 2019||10th Feb 2019|
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You can also check out the official schedule released at NTA’s official website under the ‘Latest @ NTA’ section (as indicated below.)
NTA was approved in November 2017 by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was formed with an aim of relieving the Central Board of Secondary Education from its responsibility of conducting entrance examination for higher education courses.