Important: JEE and NEET will be held twice every yearToday, the Union HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar has made an important announcement. He has stated that national level engineering and medical entrance examinations, i.e., JEE Main and NEET, will be held twice a year from 2019 in online mode. The Minister has also announced in the press conference that the examinations will be conducted by newly-formed National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of CBSE.
We know that the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination is presently held twice every year by the UPSC. The Government is going to introduce the same pattern in respect of JEE and NEET. As a result, candidates would get two chances in a year to clear JEE or NEET. Many students won't apportion time for Board examination and competitive examinations because both are held in April-May. The students will not face such difficulties in the new system. JEE Mains will be held in January and April and NEET will be held twice in February and May.
I like this announcement. The Government has taken a pragmatic decision. The engineering and medical colleges won't find much difficulty in this system because almost everywhere semester system is followed. CBSE will be able to concentrate more on Board examinations.
I like to know the views of other Members on this important issue.