CBSE conducted all entrance examination will now be handed over to the National Testing Agency soon as per the direction of the Union cabinet. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) approved the proposal of creating a separate National Testing Agency (NTA) that will take over all the entrance tests that are currently conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
As per the guidelines of the Union Cabinet, CBSE will now conduct only board examinations for class 10 and 12. The other five entrance examinations of CBSE including National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE), University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET), tests of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). Now all these five entrance tests will be handed over to the NTA who will take charge of conducting them.
NTA will initially begin conducting these five entrance examinations and would gradually take over all other all India level entrance and admission examination as per the roadmap set by the Union cabinet. The NTA conducted CBSE 2018 entrance examinations across India will now be conducted online and that too at least twice in a year so that a large number of students can appear for the test and can get equal opportunity. Not only this, all the students residing in the rural and semi-urban areas will have the facility of getting centres at their nearby sub-districts.
National Testing Agency (NTA) was established as a self-sustaining and autonomous body to conduct all sorts of entrance tests in India required seeking admission once the schooling is over. The thumbs up that NTA has got from the Union cabinet for conducting all five entrance examinations in 2018 that are till date conducted by CBSE, will benefit over 4 million students who seek admission in India’s well reputed and prestigious colleges. NTA is also guided to take over other prestigious all India level entrance exams over the period of time soon including IITs, AICTE and IIMs.
The decision was taken by the Union cabinet to relieve CBSE from conducting all the entrance examinations 2018 and help focus on the core board examination of class 10 and 12.