All you need to know about JEE and NEET exams to be held twice a year now; NEET-2 to be held in December this year

The Hush Post: The national-level competitive examinations of National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination Mains ( JEE Mains)  and National Eligibility Test (NET) that were previously conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA has become fully functional from July 7, 2018.

Here is an assorted information which students and their parents must know about the crucial dates and the changed system:

  • Forms for NEET exam will be available from Oct 1-Oct 31, 2018  for the exam to be held any time between Feb 3 to Feb17, 2019. The result will be declared in the first week of March. Simultaneously, the forms for the second exam of the year will be available in the second week of March, the exam will be held in May (anytime between May 12 – May 26) and results will be out in first week of June.
  • Forms for JEE ( Mains) will be available from Sept 1 to Sept 30, 2018 for the exam to be held in January( Jan 6 – Jan 20) and the result will be out in the first week of February. Simultaneously, in second week of February, you will fill the forms for the exam to be held anytime between April 7 to April 21, the results will be out in the first week of May.
  • JEE Mains 2019 would now be conducted twice in January and April.
  • NEET 2019 would be conducted in the months of February and May.
  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) and GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test ) examination too would be conducted by NTA.
  • Aspirants may appear for one or both as per their choice. It will help avoid drop-year cases, which could have been due to any unavoidable circumstances like an accident or sickness/disease.
  • The paper-attempting method will be online mode and manual/ handwritten mode would be completely done away with. The system will become more accountable, incidences of paper leak minimised and will come at par with international standards of assessment.
  • Students will be able to take practice mock tests from August-end at examination centres, free of cost.
  • The results will be processed faster and more efficiently.
  • The candidates will be able to use the best score from the multiple attempts during the counselling process.
  • No change in syllabus or format of examinations, even the nature and the kind of questions will remain the same.
  • JEE (Advanced) will be held by the IIT only.


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