Since the time NTA has come into the picture to conduct some of the national level entrances like JEE Main, applicants have started to breathe a sigh of relief. National Testing Agency(NTA), a newly formed exam conducting body under the MHRD will take over CBSE’s role from this year (December) to conduct JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, CMAT, GPAT.
With NTA taking over, the workload of CBSE has finally been reduced. And CBSE can start focussing back on the issues for which it had primarily been formed i.e for school level education. But this is how CBSE benefited by the formation of a self-supporting body introduced by the Finance Minister, through his budget speech in the year 2017-18. But what about the other folks? Let’s start discussing more elaborately on how NTA will be benefiting JEE Main aspirants, through its working.
Benefits Of NTA Taking Over CBSE’s Role
By conducting it through only online mode, candidates who are comfortable using computers will be able to appear efficiently for the test. While for those who belong to rural areas and are not well equipped with the concept of its working, will be provided sufficient practice with its usage at some of the practice centers for free of cost. This way they will be able to learn a new skill as well as will be able to appear for the entrance after going through sufficient practice papers.
Some of the schools, colleges and other government institutions will be acting as practice test centers for this purpose. If any of the following wishes to get themselves registered as a test center can visit the official website of NTA and can respond to the call of the authorities by filling up some details online.
Under NTA, JEE Main will now be conducted twice a year. For JEE Main, it will be conducted in the months of January 2019 and April 2019. Giving all the candidates a fair chance to appear for the entrance exam, candidates can either appear in any one of the session or both. And the Board will take the best score( among the sessions appeared for) for preparation of All India Rank List. Also, even if a candidate misses to appear for any of these entrance due to some unforeseen reasons, you can appear for it in the next month.
For the January session, the application procedure will commence from 1st September 2018, whereas for the April session, the application procedure commences by the second week of February 2019. Also, the dates for the first session are from 06 – 20 Jan 2019 and 07 – 21 Apr 2019 for the second session.
➡️ Read more information on JEE Main 2019 Application Form from here.
Candidates will be able to choose to appear for JEE Main from the 8 sitting options for both the months. By implementing this change, NTA has provided the liberty of selecting the time slot and dates as per their convenience.
It is not yet clear whether the candidates will be able to opt for the time slot as per their convenience at the time of registration ( that is from 1st September 2018) or the authorities will separately open a portal for slot booking. After the official release of the information brochure, only these things can be cleared.
To increase transparency in its working and to make it student-friendly, the entrance paper will be set by a group of domain experts, scholars and by some of the professionals who specialize in psychometry.
You can refer to our pages to start your preparation, accordingly:
- Preparation Tips
- Important Books( Physics)
- Important Books(Chemistry)
- Important Books(Mathematics)
It may seem that the admission procedure will be getting a little tricky as NTA will be conducting JEE Main, two times from the coming year. But it is not so! The admission process will kick-start only after both the exam sessions are done conducting. The authorities are then said to be releasing a combined rank list for the candidates who had appeared in both the examination sessions. And the seats under various participating colleges will be prepared on this basis.
The syllabus, languages, exam pattern and the fees have been retained same as the last year ones to make the procedure hassle free for all the applicants.
But as every coin has two sides to it, so has the NTA! There will be some of the enhancement in the level of the examination. Thus the candidates need to put their best foot forward. The merit margin, as well as the level of the paper, is expected to rise because of the paper being set by a group of scholars and other professionals. And as it will be conducted two times a year, the competition will also increase.
Further details could only be clarified by the body after the release of the official brochure. Till then, write in the comment section, what all the other points in your opinion would benefit the applicants from NTA’s working.