National Testing Agency(NTA), the newly established body to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. NTA has been also given the responsibility to conduct NEET-UG, which was earlier conducted by CBSE. NTA in a notification on 7th july had announced that NEET-UG will be conducted twice a year in CBT mode, but after interference by Ministry of health and family welfare (Mohfw) it has decided to conduct NEET-UG 2019 same as NEET-UG 2018.
Subsequent to the tentative schedule released in the Ministry’s press conference dated 7th July 2018, the following is the final schedule of examinations to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) till May 2019:
|Examination: NEET (UG)*|
|Mode of examination: Pen & Paper exam (in single session)|
|Registration dates||1stNovember to 30thNovember 2018|
|Downloading of admit cards||15th April 2019|
|Date of examinations||5th May 2019|
|Date of announcing results||5th June 2019|
* The change in the NEET exam pattern (as against the statement made on 7th July 2018), which will now be a single exam in pen-and-paper mode and in the same number of languages as has been conducted last year, is on the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, who wanted the same pattern followed last year to be maintained.
NTA is also establishing a countrywide network of test practice centres (TPCs) for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. (2,697) Schools/engineering colleges with computer centres are being made available on every Saturday/Sunday starting from 1stSeptember, 2018 and any student can use the facility free of charge. An App is being developed which will enable the students to choose the nearest TPC. But these TPCs will be not available for NEET-UG candidates this year