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  India   All India  07 Jul 2018  New agency to conduct JEE Main, NEET exams twice from 2019

New agency to conduct JEE Main, NEET exams twice from 2019

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Published : Jul 7, 2018, 4:17 pm IST
Updated : Jul 7, 2018, 4:17 pm IST

NEET will be conducted in February and May, JEE exams will take place in January and April.

 According to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, students can appear for NEET twice a year and the best score will be considered for admissions. (Representational Image)
  According to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, students can appear for NEET twice a year and the best score will be considered for admissions. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: In a good news for engineering and medical aspirants, the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations - JEE Main and NEET - will be held twice a year from 2019 in online mode. 

The announcement was made by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in a press conference in New Delhi today. 

These competitive exams will be held on multiple dates, the minister added. 

While National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) will be conducted in February and May, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exams will take place in January and April.

Newly constituted examination conduction agency, National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET, JEE, NET exams, the Union minister said. 

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is currently the nodal agency responsible for organising JEE Main and NEET examinations.

According to Javadekar, students can appear for NEET twice a year and the best score will be considered for admissions.

The minister said that the syllabus and other formalities of the examinations will remain same.

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