Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that NTA would regulate all the entrance examinations in the ‘computer-based’ mode, not ‘online’.
New Delhi/31.07.2018: MHRD PrakashJavadekar on Monday clarified that the National Testing Agency would regulate all the entrance examinations, including JEE Main, NEET, CMAT, GPAT and UGC NET in the ‘computer-based’ mode. The candidates who are gearing up for UGC National Eligibility Test in December 2018 will now take the test on the computer. Mr Javadekar, responding to a question during the QH (Question Hour) session in the parliament, said, “Internet connection could be an issue in some areas, therefore, the test will not be in the online format”.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), the newly formed testing agency, has officially been authorised to take charge of some important national-level entrance tests –
- Joint Entrance Exam Main (Earlier authority - CBSE)
- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(Earlier authority - CBSE)
- UGC National Eligibility Test(Earlier authority - CBSE)
- Central Management Aptitude Test(Earlier authority - AICTE)
- Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test(Earlier authority - AICTE)
As per the earlier statements, the Agency was supposed to conduct the examinations in the online mode. However, the Union Minister said that the government is contemplating on introducing the pen and paper mode, using paper answer sheets during the transitional first year.
According to the Human Resource Development Minister, by referring to the mock test, students would be able to get their hands on this mode of examination. This mock test facility will be available to all the aspirants during the preparation.
Click here to read earlier NTA notification.