NTA Releases Important Exam Dates for UGC NET 2018, JEE Main 2019, NEET 2019, GPAT and CMAT

Published on : 21st August 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

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.

NTA Exam 2018-19 Revised Schedule

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 Revised Schedule

How to apply for the exams through NTA’s official website?

NTA Official Website

  • Click on the ‘NTA EXAMS’ drop-down icon.

NTA Exams 2019

  • Click on the exam you want to apply for from the drop-down list. For instance, here we are clicking on ‘Joint Entrance Examination’ under the ‘Engineering’ section.

JEE Registration

  • You will be re-directed to ‘Engineering Exam’ page.

NTA Engineering Exams

  • Scroll down and you will see two buttons – ‘Registration’ and ‘Login’

NTA JEE Main Registration

  • Click on the ‘Registration’ button to register for the exam. Please note that the registration form will appear only when the registration process will start. Otherwise, you will be redirected to the same page.
  • After successful registration, click on the Login button and log-in using your registered ID and password to complete the application process.

About NTA

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.

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