NTA – NEET (Medical) & IIT-JEE Mains (Engineering) Entrance Exam 2 Times / Year

Central govt. has made changes in the admission process for NEET & IIT-JEE Mains. Now, the Medical Entrance Exam and Engineering Entrance Examinations are going to be held 2 times in an year. Moreover, UGC NET, CMAT and GMAT Exams will only be computer based. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct these examinations. Modi govt. has taken this decision to make exams absolutely leak proof, transparent and beneficial for students.

Now the JEE Mains Paper I & II exam will be held in the month of January & April. NEET Exams will be held in the month of February and May. UGC NET Exam will take place in the month of December. Till date, these examinations were held for a single time in an year by CBSE which will now be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

Interested candidates can apply for either a single paper or for both papers. In case, the candidates opt for both examinations, then the highest marks in any of the paper (I & II) will be considered for admissions.

NTA to Conduct NEET (Medical) & JEE Mains (Engineering) Exam Twice – See Timelines

As per the official notification, National Testing Agency will now organize examinations conducted by CBSE. This includes National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Exam (NEET) for admission to medical courses and IIT-JEE Mains / CMAT / GMAT for entrance to engineering colleges. The important features of this decision are as follows:-

Name of ExaminationApplication Forms Filling DatesExam Date
JEE Mains (1st Paper)1 September to 30 September6 January to 20 January (8 sittings)
JEE Mains (2nd Paper)Second Week of February7 April to 21 April
NEET (1st Paper)1 October to 31 October3 February to 17 February (8 Sittings)
NEET (2nd Paper)Second Week of March12 May to 26 May
UGC NET1 September to 30 September2 December to 16 December (2 shift)

How to Appear for NEET & JEE Mains Exam for Admission – Candidates are not forced to appear in both the examinations. Applicants can decide on their own that for which exam they are going to appear. Applicants can also apply for the 2nd time in a same year to improve their marks. Moreover, all such candidates who appears twice in an year can choose the test in which they have secured higher marks. They will then get admission on the basis of that particular examination.

No Change in Syllabus / Fees of JEE Mains & NEET Exam

There is No Change in the Examination fees, Syllabus. The fees and syllabus will remain same as in the previous year. The difficulty level of the Paper will also remain same. Paper will be computer based. This move of the Modi Govt. will reduce the tension of students and they will get one more chance to show their talent and performance.

For Rural Students – All the students from rural areas who does not possess access to computers will be given practice training. NTA will open practice centers to enable the students to comply with the computer based test. Various Schools and Engineering Centers which have computers will be opened for every Saturday and Sunday from third week of August. Students can practice foe these tests absolutely free.

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