Everything You Need To Know About NTA NET
There have been a lot of speculations about the change in NET exam pattern for two years. There are certain changes like the time limit has been reduced to one hour for the first paper (General Aptitude) and the number of papers is also cut down from three to two. Earlier there were three papers from which the first paper was of General Aptitude and the rest two were subject based; time duration was also more. With the drastic increase in the number of students, it was getting difficult for all the previous bodies like CBSE and UGC to conduct the exam.
Now the responsibility for conducting all the exams like NET, NEET, GPAT, CMAT, JEE etc. is given to a newly formed body called National Testing Agency (NTA). It is approved by the Union Cabinet as a society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 in November 2017. It is a self -sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance exams for higher educational institutions. After this, a lot of people are confused and are looking out for authentic information regarding this new exam conducting body. We have listed a few key points which will answer most of such questions.
What is NTA?
NTA is a National Testing Agency which will have representatives from CBSE, UGC, NCERT, AICTE, HRD. It will be headed by Ex-IIT Director. NTA (National Testing Agency) has been established to conduct various exams. Around 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations. Governing bodies like CBSE and AICTE will get a relief from conducting exams on such a big scale. It will use highly secured IT software and encryption to avoid any kind of delay or malpractices. For rural areas, NTA will provide practice centres for students to make them habitual of this new mode of exam.
Two most important Changes are :
1. NTA will conduct all the exams through online mode.
2. Highly secured exam without any paper leak.
The core value of the NTA as mentioned on their official site is that it will create a system which will promote teaching (by teachers), learning (by students), assessment (by parents and institutions). NTA strongly believes in quality, efficiency, effectiveness, equity and security of assessments.
It can be expected that there won’t be any change in the pattern in the NTA Online mode exam as they have already made such big changes in the last exam. It would be suggested that the aspirants should practice on computers and laptops as it will help them to be confident during the exam.
NTA will create a pool of highly professional subject matter experts who will be trained by the psychometricians and statisticians. These subject matter experts will write items for NTA and using software/ artificial intelligence, the NTA will create tests. The official site of NTA is nta.ac.in.
NTA (National Testing Agency) will conduct exams for the following :
1. NEET (Medical)
2. GPAT (Pharmacy)
3. CMAT (Management)
4. JEE Main (Engineering)
5. UGC-NET (Associate Professor)
Key Features of the exam
• NTA will start conducting more exams after gearing up completely. Another question which everyone asks is about the syllabus and the exam fees. So, As per their approach until now, it will remain the same. Also, because the fees were already hiked from past one year.
• UGC NET will be the first exam after this big change in the mode of conducting exams. Amidst all the news of the exam is on yearly basis, NTA maintains that exams will be conducted twice a year.
• NTA (National Testing Agency) will also provide their Online Mock tests for the better understanding of the exam beforehand.
• The benefits of this Online mode of exam is that it will be more secure and there will be fewer chances of the paper leak which we saw in the other previous exams.
• The exams will be more organised and student-friendly as they can save time because they do not have to darken the circles in the OMR Sheet.
• These computer-based exams will be conducted in a week or so and students can choose their exam date as per their own convenience.
Disclaimer: This site is not the official website of NTA and is not liable for any contradictions.