NTA Announcements

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National Testing Agency has been established as a premier, specialist, and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations in India. The vision of NTA is to make right candidates joining best institutions will give India her demographic dividend.

The objectives of NTA are given below

  • To administer efficient, transparent and international standards tests.

  • To initiate research on educational, professional and testing systems.

  • To recognize experts and institutions in setting examination questions.

  • To generate and broadcast information and research on education and professional development standards.

Exams conducted by NTA are as follows


Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN  will be conducted by NTA from 2019 onwards which was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. It is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board. It is subject to the criteria that the applicant should have obtained at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or the applicant has to be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates, the criteria would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

Eligibility for JEE MAIN 2019

Course Eligibility
B.E/B.TECH Should have passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.ARCH./B.PLANNING Should have passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.


The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards which was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. It is applicable for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges administered with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions authorized through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

The responsibility of the NTA will be restricted to the conduct of the entrance examination, the publication of result and presenting All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

  • The NEET-UG Exam was conducted on 05 May 2019 across all regions in India except for Odisha. The NEET UG Exam was conducted on   20 May 2019 for Odisha students.

NEET-UG Results announced. Students can visit their official website ntaneet.nic.in to check their results.


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance examination for admission into management programs which was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) till 2018. It is a three-hour computer based online test which is conducted in a single session to assess the student's capability across several sections like Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness which helps Institutions to pick suitable graduate candidates for admission in all Management programs.

NTA CMAT Results Announced. The candidates can check the official website, ntacmat.nic.in. for their results.

Please note that only registered candidates can log in either through their application number and password or through their application number and date of birth. 

Eligibility for CMAT 2019

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  • Graduates in any discipline can apply for CMAT exam.

  • Final year students of Graduate Courses (10+2+3) whose result will be announced before the commencement of admission for the academic year 2019-20 are also eligible to apply for the exam.


GRADUATE PHARMACY APTITUDE TEST (GPAT) is a national level entrance examination for admission into M.Pharm programs which was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India till 2018. This exam helps institutions to choose suitable Pharmacy graduates for admission into the Master's (M.Pharm) program. It is a three-hour online test which is conducted in a single session. The test score is admitted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. There are some scholarships and other financial assistance in the field of Pharmacy which are given on the basis of the GPAT score.

NTA GPAT results announced. The candidates can check the official website, ntagpat.nic.in for the results.

Please note that only registered candidates can log in either through their application number and password or through their application number and date of birth. 

Eligibility for GPAT 2019

  • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

  • The applicant must be a Bachelor's degree holder in Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2, including lateral entry candidates)

  • The exam can also be attended by those who are in the final year of B. Pharmacy course.

  • B. Tech (Pharmaceutical and fine chemical technology) or Equivalent Students does not possess the eligibility to attend the examination.

NTA NET 2019

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor, Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. Previously it was conducted by CBSE  across 91 selected cities of the country which will be carried by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA was established by the Ministry of Human REsource DEvelopment

The next UGC-NET conducted by the NTA for "Assistant Professor"/ "Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor" will take place from 20 June to 28 June 2019 in the candidate's respective cities. The test will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only. The last date to apply is 30th March 2019 and the last date to pay for the application fee would be April 1st, 2019. For further details, the candidates can check the official website, ntanet.nic.in. 

NTA NET Admit Card released. The candidates can check the official website, ntanet.nic.in.

Eligibility for NET 2019

  • Students who have scored at least 55% marks in Master s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science, etc. are eligible for this exam.

  • The Other Backward Classes(OBC), Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe(ST), persons with disability(PWD) category applicants who have scored at least 50% marks in Master's degree or equivalent examination also possess the eligibility.

  • Students who are pursuing their Master's degree or equivalent course or students who have appeared for the examination and waiting for the result or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed due to any reason are also eligible to apply for this test.

  • Candidates belonging to the third gender in other words transgender are also eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PWD categories.

  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master's level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) to attend NET.

Announcements regarding UGC-NET conducted by NTA

Fee details and Important Dates

  • Online Submission of Application Form (11:50 PM of 30th March 2019): 01 - 30th March 2019
  • Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fees: 01 April 2019
  • Fees payable by Candidate:
    • General/Unreserved: Rs.800
    • OBC: Rs.400
    • SC/ST/PWD/Transgender: Rs.200
  • Correction in particulars of Application Form on the website only: 07-14 April 2019
  • Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA Website: 15 May 2019
  • Date of Examination: 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 of June 2019
  • Duration of Examination: 180 minutes (03 hours). No breaks between Paper -1 and Paper -2.
  • Timing of Examination: 
    • First Shift: 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM
    • Second Shift: 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM
  • Centre, Date, and Shift of UGC-NET Examination: As indicated on the Admit Card
  • Websites: www.nta.ac.in, www.ntanet.nic.in. 
  • Declaration of Result on NTA Website: By 15 July 2019

NOTE: Candidates who have applied for UGC-NET and paid the full fees can download their Admit Card from www.nta.ac.in or www.ntanet.nic.in with effect from 28.05.2019. 

NTA Announcements

Last November, the Union Cabinet approved the setting up of the National Testing Agency (NTA), an Indian Government agency, to conduct the entrance examinations for higher education. Thus, relieving the educational bodies from conducting examinations such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

NTA has now taken over the responsibility of the exams that were conducted by the CBSE previously and will soon take over the other examinations.

Aadhar not Mandatory

NTA issued a public notice when the registration for JEE Main 2019 and UGC NET 2018 began earlier this month that Aadhar Card will not be a mandatory document for the candidates to register for these entrance examinations.

 The official notice by the NTA regarding the Aadhar Card for registration purposes

  • Aadhar will only be one of the options for the candidates to choose from and will not be a mandatory document for registration purposes.

  • Applicants who do not have an Aadhar Card can use other options from the dropdown list.

  • Applicants can choose other government-issued IDs to fill up the registration form such as Passport Number, Voter Id, Ration Card, Bank Account, Driving License, etc.

Exams - Twice a year

National Testing Agency decided to conduct the entrance examinations twice a year. It is not mandatory for the candidates to appear for both times. Exams like NEET, JEE, and UGC NET will be conducted twice a year and the best of the scores would be considered.

  • NEET 2019 will be conducted by the NTA during February and May

  • UGC NET 2018 (July) has been successfully conducted and the following exam will be conducted in the month of December.

  • JEE Main 2019 will be conducted during January and April.

Choice of Dates

The examination will be conducted in the span of 4 to 5 days and the applications have the liberty to choose the dates according to their convenience.

Computer Based Test (Online Based Exams)

NTA has reformed the mode of the exams to online based. Candidates will now have to appear for the exam and answer the questions through the computer.

  • JEE Main 2019, UGC NET 2018, NEET 2019 are Computer Based Tests.

  • Every candidate will be provided with a computer and are required to enter the login details to proceed with the exam.

  • The candidates can make changes in their answers anytime during the examination which is not a privilege in offline exams (OMR Sheet).

  • For JEE Main 2019, Paper 1 (B. Tech/ B.E) is completed an online examination, and for Paper 2 (B. Arch/ B. Planning) the first two sections will be an online exam, and the third one would be a ‘pen and paper’ based.

  • A countdown timer will be running on the top right corner of the computer screen.

  • When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself.

Students need not worry about the time spent to rectify any of the technical glitches, such as power breakdown, computer freeze. There will be highly trained professionals to help out the candidates in case of these issues, and the time spent rectifying the glitches would be compensated.

NTA is the conducting authority for higher education entrance exams. Exams will be conducted twice a year; if the candidate decides to appear for both the exams the best score will be considered. Aadhar Card is not mandatory for UGC NET 2018, JEE Main 2019 registration purposes.  Candidates can now choose the date of the examination and the examinations will be conducted online (Computer Based Test)

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