The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has withdrawn its decision of conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) online and twice a year in 2019.
The decision is revealed after the National Testing Agency has released the detailed schedule for UGC NET December 2018, JEE Main I, JEE Main II, NEET UG, CMAT, and GPAT. The number of languages in which NEET is conducted will also remain the same as last year.
NEET – the entrance exam for admissions to various courses of medical institutions across the country will be held a pen-and-paper based test and conducted only once next year, on May 5 and its registration will begin on November 1 and end on November 30, 2018, MHRD said in a statement.
Earlier, the MHRD stated that JEE Main and NEET UG will be conducted twice a year and the best of two score will be used to prepare merit list of candidates. It was also expected that the NEET will be conducted in online mode.
From December onwards, UGC NET will be conducted as a computer-based test and registration process for the same can be done form September 1-30, 2018. Exam will be conducted in multiple sessions from December 9-23, 2018.
The registration for JEE Main I will begin on September 1 and end on September 30, 2018 and it will be conducted from January 6-20, 2018 in multiple sessions. Registration for JEE Main II will begin from February 8 and end on March 7, 2018 and it will be conducted from April 6-20, 2018.
Registration for CMAT and GPAT will begin from November 1 and end on November 30, 2018 and the exam will be conducted on January 28, 2018.