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New agency to conduct NEET, JEE (Mains) twice a year: Things you must know

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTK): Newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) would- now conduct the national- level examinations — NET, NEET, JEE (Mains) — that were organised by the CBSE, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.

National Eligibility Test (NET) would be conducted in December and JEE (Mains) twice a year, in January and April. NEET would be conducted in February and May, the minister said.

“The exams will be more secure and at par with international norms. There will be no issues of leakage and it would be more student friendly, open, scientific and a leak-proof system,” Javadekar told reporters.

The NTA would benefit the students and they would have the option of going to computer centres from August-end to practice for the exams

The tests would be computer-based. The exams would be held over a span of four-five days and students would have the option of choosing the dates, he said.

The syllabus, question formats, language and fees for the exams would not be changed, he said.

The time table of the exams to be conducted by NTA would be uploaded on the ministry’s website.

The IITs would continue to conduct Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced exam, he said.

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