Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations - JEE Main and NEET - will be held twice a year from 2019 in online mode. The minister announced this in a press conference in New Delhi today. According to the minister, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) will be held by newly formed examination conducting agency, National Testing Agency (NTA).
These competitive exams will be held on multiple dates, the minister added. JEE Main exams will be held in January and April while NEET will be held twice in February and May.Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is currently the nodal agency responsible for organising JEE Main and NEET examinations. The minister also said that the syllabus and other formalities of the examinations will remain same.
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