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year by NTA: All you need to know
From new conducting body to new shedule, NEET is set to see a lot of changes
from next year
Students preparing to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018
will not find much help by referring to previous years' question papers and patterns as the
exam will see a complete overhaul from next year.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday that a newly formed National
Testing Agency (NTA) will now conduct the national-level examinations — NET, NEET, JEE
(Mains). These exams were till now conducted by the CBSE.
With the announcement of the new body, there will be several changes in the exam pattern
from next year. Here's all you need to know about NEET 2019:
1. Twice a year: NEET, which was earlier held once a year, will now be conducted twice a
year from 2019, in February and April.
2. Can NEET aspirants appear in both the tests?
Students can appear both the times in NEET and the best of the two scores would be taken
in account for admission.
According to reports, the new exam body will take into consideration the variation in
difficulty levels in the two tests by using specialised standardisation techniques while
determining the final score.
3. Test to be computer-based: All exams conducted by the NTA will be computer-based.
NTA will soon announce a list of its computer centres. From August-end, students can go to
these centres to practice for the exams.
4. What remains unchanged?
Javadekar said the syllabus, question formats, language and fees would not be changed for
any of the exams.
5. Tentative dates:
Online submission of application forms: October 1 to October 31, 2018
Examination: February 3, 2019 to February 17, 2019
Result: First week of March 2019
Online submission of application forms: Second week of March 2019
Examination: May 12, 2019 to May 26, 2019
Result: First week of June
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