NTA to take over most CBSE held exams from 2019: The National Testing Agency can take over the majority of the exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education from 2019. Union minister for human resource development, Prakash Javadekar, told TOI, that barring the board examinations (class X and XII), remainder of the examinations conducted by the CBSE are taken by the NTA in phased manner. The minister conjointly said that the appointment of the director general of the NTA are declared presently.
The NTA can begin its operations with the Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) and National Eligibility and Entrance test (NEET-UG) for admissions to medical/ dental programmes from 2019. The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last year in Nov cleared the proposal for creation of the NTA.
The aim is to bring in high responsibility, standardised problem level for assessing the aptitude, intelligence and problem finding talents of students. It’ll relieve CBSE, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and different agencies from responsibility of conducting numerous entrance examinations like JEE, NEET, UGC’s National Eligibility Test (twice a year), Central Teacher Eligibility Test (twice a year) and also the entrance test for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
“From 2019 the National Testing Agency can begin taking over the varied entrance examinations conducted by bodies like CBSE, that conducts twenty four totally different examinations and AICTE. It’ll be done in a phased manner and can begin by relieving CBSE of various entrance examinations it conducts. In order that CBSE will concentrate on the Board examinations alone,” said Javadekar, The NTA are headed by a director general, whose nomination is probably going to be declared shortly.
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It has been learnt that the names have already been shortlisted by the prime minister’s office and shortly the MHRD would be intimated of constant. Meantime the MHRD is additionally likely to announce the appointment of the chairman of NTA by April 2018. “The dg are an eminent academician. For the post of chairman too the ministry has received a number of application and an announcement during this regard is expected soon,” said a senior HRD official.