December 21, 2017, 9:24 am
The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) might be conducted twice a year.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Mr. Upendra Kushwaha said, “The NTA will initially conduct those entrance exams which are held by the CBSE. The exams will be conducted online at least twice a year, thereby giving an adequate opportunity to the candidates to bring out their best".
Both NEET and JEE exams are currently held by CBSE. The CBSE has earlier conveyed its inhibitions to the HRD ministry about conducting the exams in future, saying they are overburdened with the massive exercise.
Clearing the NEET papers will give candidates access for admission to medical colleges and JEE mains and advanced papers to engineering colleges across India.