The journey of a student to qualify and secure top ranks in the competitive exams are now a trend and necessity, parents wants their children to however qualify and clear the Boards and tests with flying colours , but the underlying question is HOW ?
The HRD ministry had announced recently a most relieving declaration , which has eased off many serious loads off the student’s shoulder .Students gearing up for JEE ( Joint Entrance Examination ) Mains and NEET( National Eligibility and Entrance Test) can now appear for the above twice in a year instead of one . We know that the JEE and NEET are held by National testing Agency (NTA), under Union Minister Honourable Union HRD Ministry.
Hon’ Minister , Mr. Prakash Javedkar’s office declared officially that JEE will now on be held in January and April whereas NEET will be held in February and May with effect from this opens up a lot of opportunity for students who now will be assessed based on the best of two tests .
The decision has been taken keeping in mind the amount of additional stress that students shoulder every year, they do not have time to breathe and are under double pressure to perform exceptionally in both BOARDS and entrance tests ends up losing marks and confidence immensely.
Take a breather; Good news is the best score in both the attempts will be considered during Admission. However it is important to understand that the Syllabus, Format/ template of questionnaire, language opted and the fees for the tests remain as it was last year.
The NTA holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) in December for admission into higher educational institutions followed by the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), The decision to conduct two tests for JEE (Mains) and Neet has been initiated to lessen the stress level from lakh of students every year and HRD Ministry believes, now students will get adequate amount of time and opportunity to prepare for the tests.
While entrance tests for the 2018-19 sessions were held earlier this year, the exams might be conducted again in December. IIT-Kanpur, that conducted the JEE earlier this year, will have the same responsibility for the December exam as well
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi from IIT Kanpur says that while it was a good step, there were grey areas. “More details such as how we select students for the JEE Advanced, how will we compare the JEE scores and other points need to be clarified.” He said the mains and advanced were completely independent of each other. “It will definitely reduce the stress of students and if we create a transparent process it will be a good decision,”
As the schools are witnessing great skill development, exemplary adaptation, flexible remedial classes, exceptional faculty team to support the growing demand and trend , smart coaching centres who are all geared up to share their curriculum completion, practical experiments , practise sessions, question Bank random sessions and less student teacher ratio education – the new announcement and increasing exam in 2 cycle will prove worthwhile.
Prof. G.V.K. Reddy of Vardhaman College of Engineering welcomed the announcement, saying it would allow students to pace their preparation. “Since National Testing Agency will conduct JEE and Neet going forward, any bias towards particular syllabi will be eliminated thus level playing field for everyone.”
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be the Centre's one-point autonomous agency will be responsible for conducting all entrance examinations thus relieving educational bodies like CBSE, AICTE and others of their exam conducting duties. JEE (Mains) and Neet were conducted by CBSE till this academic year.