The National Testing Agency (NTA) has written to the Union well being ministry asking whether or not the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) for admissions to medical and dental faculties could possibly be held on-line twice a 12 months. The NEET is presently held as soon as yearly and this 12 months 1.three million took it.
“College students bear an immense quantity of stress getting ready for these extremely aggressive exams. If the take a look at might be carried out greater than every year, it might vastly reduce the strain on them,” mentioned an official.
Officers mentioned any such transfer would require the ministry’s nod. “For NEET, the NTA is simply the examination conducting physique.,” mentioned the official cited above. “The transfer to carry the take a look at twice would convey aid to college students. Nevertheless, presently it isn’t straightforward to conduct a pen and paper twice because it requires a lot bigger preparations. The NTA has additionally recommended that the potential for holding it within the on-line mode could also be examined.”
The Joint Entrance Examination for admissions to engineering faculties might be held on-line 4 instances in 2021.