NTA Exams - National Testing Agency commonly referred as NTA has been setup by Government of India for conducting national level entrance examinations for determining the eligibility and competency of candidates for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering, medical, teachers, lecturers, and school like Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV). National Testing Agency -NTA is approved by the Union Cabinet in November 2017 as an Autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations like JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, CMAT and GPAT.
NTA exams will benefit about 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations like JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, CMAT and GPAT. The NTA will relieve CBSE, AICTE and other agencies from responsibility of conducting these entrance examinations, and also bring in high reliability, standardized difficulty level for assessing the aptitude, intelligence and problem solving abilities of the students.
What is NTA - National Testing Agency
NTA Exams - What exam will NTA Conduct
The Government of India has decided that National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET, JEE Main, UGC NET, CMAT, GPAT. As per the notification NTA will be conducting a total of 5 national level examination. The details of NTA Exams are mentioned below.
How will (National Testing Agency) NTA Functions:
The proposal for a NTA was shared in the annual budget session of 2017-18. The NTA will be created as a society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860, and as an autonomous and self-sustaining premier testing organization to conduct entrance exam for higher educational institutes. It will comprise an eminent educationist appointed by the ministry of human resource development as the chairman, a CEO who will be the director general and appointed by the Centre, and a board of governors including members from user institutions.
How (National Testing Agency) NTA Exams will be different:
The NTA will bring qualitative difference in the examination process by its focus on research and scientific test design using services of Experts, Researchers, Statisticians, Psychometricians, Test Item Writers and Education Specialists. The item writers would be trained to ensure that the quality of questions is as per the test design. The experts, statisticians and item writers/subject matter experts are already identified for being inducted into NTA.
The syllabus and the pattern of question paper would remain the same and there will be no increase in the exam fees currently being charged.
National Testing Agency (NTA) Exams and its features
Exams Dates According to NTA
In order to allow adequate time for preparing for the exams, the tentative schedule for exams is being declared well in advance:
NTA JEE Main January 2019 Exam Dates
Online submission of application forms
September 1 to 30, 2018
Dates of examination
January 06 to 20, 2019
(8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
Declaration of result
First week of February, 2019
NTA JEE Main April 2019 Exam Dates
Second week of February, 2019
April 7 to 21, 2019
First week of May, 2019
NTA NEET UG Feb 2019
October 1 to 31, 2018
February 3 to 17, 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
First week of March, 2019
NTA NEET UG May 2019
Second week of March, 2019
May 12 to 26, 2019 (8 different sittings, and candidate can choose any one)
First week of June, 2019
NTA UGC NET in Dec 2018
December 2 to 16, 2018 (two shifts per day on Saturdays and Sundays)
Last week of January, 2019
NTA CMAT Jan 2019
October 22 to December 15, 2018
January 27, 2019
NTA GPAT in Jan 2019
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