National Testing Agency To Conduct NEET, JEE Main In ‘Computer-Based’ Mode, Not ‘Online’
Responding to a supplementary question during the Question Hour session today in the Parliament, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar clarified that the newly formed NTA will be conducting entrance examinations not in “online” mode, but, only in “computer-based” mode. According to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, the students will have to reply on already downloaded answer sheets using a computer mouse. The minister has also said the government is also considering to allow students take the test using paper answer sheets during the transitional first year. The central government has recently announced the formation of National Testing Agency (NTA)which will be authorized to conduct competitive entrance examinations like NEET, JEE Main, UGT NET, CMAT and GPAT.
Internet connection could be an issue in some areas, therefore, the test will not be in online format,” Mr. Javadekar said.
Students, according to the minister, can take training to appear for the computer-based test, while referring the mock test facility which will be made available to the applicants during the examination preparation time.