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HRD rolls back decision on NEET conducting twice a year

The NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) 2019 which was to be conducted online and twice a year have been rolled back by the government, says HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. The online mode system was recently announced by the Minister a month back and it rolled back again to its origin. According to the reports, the exam will be conducted as pen and paper based test by the year 2019.

Some reports suggest, that the rural and financially poor students will suffer from online examinations as they are not comfortable and fear online/computer exams, which may have direct impact on their marks.

The National Eligibility Test Cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India, for students which to graduate medical course (MBBS) and dental course (BDS) in private medical colleges and dental colleges respectively on India. From now onward, the National Testing Agency or NTA will conduct the examination and not the CBSE.

Earlier, addressing the press conference, the Minister had announced the newly formed NTA would conduct national- level entrance examinations they are NET, NEET, JEE (Mains)- that are organized by the CBSE. National Eligibility Test NET would be conducted in December.
According to sources, under pressure from the health ministry, the HRD ministry is “” reconsidering the decision to conduct NEET twice in 2019. Also, the health ministry has proposed to continue the test on pen-paper mode in 2019. The HRD according to the officials is yet to take a call on the matter and a decision is likely next week. According to HRD officials, the health ministry also feels that CBSE should assist NTA in the conduct of the exam as the Board has been conducting it for many years earlier in the form of PMT- TOI.

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