Sadly! The CBSE will no more be the convener body of these exams.
As per the recent decision made by the Union Cabinet, all those exam authorities who’re currently holding dozens of exams every year will now be replaced by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will serve as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. As per the approval of Union Cabinet, the NTA will be created as a Society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.
To ensure the smooth functioning of the National Testing Agency, the Union Cabinet has decided to keep an eminent educationist (appointed by MHRD) as its Chairman. The CEO of NTA will be the Director General appointed by the Government and assisted by 9 academicians/experts.
Initially, NTA will take over the CBSE governed entrance exams but later or sooner, it will be replacing all the other exams’ bodies such as – AICTE, IITs, IIMs etc.
The decision to make the National Testing Agency, a replacement of CBSE, was made to bring a positive Education Reform in India. Considering various crucial factors, the Union Cabinet has reached to this final decision.
Here we’re presenting the highlights of the decision made on 10th November 2017 as well as its upcoming benefits. Please have a look below –
1. The National Testing Agency will benefit around 4 Million Students across India.
2. Initially, NTA will conduct only those entrance exams which are currently under the authorities of CBSE.
3. Gradually, it will take over other entrance exams too.
4. All the exams will be conducted in online mode.
5. To proffer more opportunities to candidates, the NTA will hold all the exams twice a year. The aspirants will have more chances to showcase their talent and ensure their selections.
6. The Rural Area Students will be greatly benefitted with this decision. As NTA will locate the exam centers at sub-district/district level. Sooner, it may also start the training sessions of such candidates to take online tests effectively.
7. The agency will also bring in high reliability, standardized difficulty level to assess the aptitude, intelligence and problem-solving abilities of the students.
To fill in all the gaps within the Indian Testing System and make it an enhanced one, the National Testing Agency will be granted a fund of INR 25 Crore by the Indian Government.
As per the rumors spread over the Internet, the NTA might start conducting the exams from 2018 onwards. If any official updates regarding the NET or JEE Main 2018 are made, we’ll notify you through the following blogs. Please Stay Tuned!
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