From this year more than 12 lakh students sat for the annual JEE Main for admission to engineering institutions. Many
Students want to make the grade, while others would have wanted to improve their scores, but their next opportunity
would have come only a year later. On saterday 8/9/2018 government announcing that students who sat for the annual JEE
Main can sit twice a year for not only JEE Main, but also NEET for entry into medical colleges.
The Examinees will be able to appear for JEE Main in January and April of every year and for NEET in February and May for the academic sessions beginning in August of that year.This will allow an examinee to choose either of the months to attempt the engineering or medical entrance test, or to repeat the test if the first score doesn’t prove satisfactory.
The exam will take care of the variation in difficulty levels in the two tests in each course through the use of specialised standardisation techniques while determining the final scores.
The student obtained makes in JEE Main determine admissions to the National Institutes of Technology.
Around 24,000 seats offer by government-funded technical institutes. Now a days many private schools also use JEE Main marks for their admission processes.NEET tests regulate admissions to around 60,000 undergraduate medical seats.
The computer-based tests will be conducted by NTA and not the Central Board of Secondary Education and other agencies like the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as at present. “All entrance exams which were conducted by CBSE, such as UGC-NET, JEE Main and NEET, will now be conducted by NTA,” Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.
NTA will begin with the University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for college and university teachers, requiring a post graduate degree, from December 2018. From 2019, NTA will also conduct the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) both conducted by AICTE so far.
With JEE Main and NEET being conducted twice for a single admission process, there will be a need to standardise the scores from the two sittings, say of January and April 2019 for JEE admissions of August 2019. “We will ensure that the difficulty levels are same across papers,” said a senior HRD official. However, the tests will be equated nevertheless using psychometric methods, standardisation techniques and the best of the equated scores will be used for admissions in case of variation in difficulty levels.