JEE and NEET Changes

JEE and NEET Changes


The HRD ministry on Saturday announced changes for the 2019 JEE and NEET Exams. Union Minister of HRD Prakash Javadekar said that the exams will now be held twice a year instead of once in order to help the students.

The Joint Entrance Examination [JEE] determines admission to the National Institutes of Technology {NIT], The National Institutes of Information Technology [NIIT] and also the eligibility to appear for the JEE Advanced, for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology [IIT].

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET] on the other hand, decides admission to all medical colleges except All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS] and JIPMER, Puducherry.

With the changes brought on, candidates will be able to appear for these exams twice in a year. This is a change that has been welcomed by most students as it increases their opportunity of succeeding. Moreover, if they appear twice, their better score will be taken into consideration.

Javadekar also announced that the ‘burden’ of these exams is being taken away from the CBSE. In their place the National Testing Agency [NTA] will take over the conduct of these exams. The NTA will begin conducting the JEE [Main], NEET, UGC NET, CMAT and GPAT examinations from this year itself. All exams will be computer based.

JEE exams will be held in January and April while NEET will be in February and May. Syllabus and Question paper pattern will remain the same.

‘This will give more chances to students, thereby giving adequate opportunity to bring out his/her best and reduce stress which develops due to a single exam being conducted on one day in a year,’ said Minister Prakash Javadekar.