Prakash Javadekar announce JEE to be conducted twice every year

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Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that the National Testing Agency would start conducting NEET, JEE (Mains) and NET entrance exams, which are currently organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), from the upcoming academic session.

Addressing a press conference, Javadekar said the National Eligibility Test (NET) would be conducted in December, the JEE (Mains) would be conducted in January and April, and NEET would be held in February and May.

Students can appear for NEET twice a year and the best score will be considered for admission. Candidates can also appear for JEE (Mains) twice or just once.

The Union minister added that all these exams would be computer-based and that students can practice at home or at authorised computer centres free of cost. The details of such centres would be announced soon.

Javadekar said the syllabus, question format, language and fees won’t change. Each exam will be conducted on four to five dates.

He assured that the format would be immune to cheating and leaks since it’s computer-based. Reminded that the SSC, too, was computer-based but was plagued by cheating scandals, Javadekar said the NTA module doesn’t allow screen-sharing.

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