The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted twice a year from now, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced last week. They had said that the change in NEET and JEE (Main) exams are aimed to bring out the best from the students.
The purpose of this is to provide opportunities for the students to bring their best and is intended to reduce the stress. Last two years the competitive exams like NEET and JEE was conducted only once in a year which created a significant amount of pressure for the students. The students are pushed to prepare for their board exams as well as competitive exams.
They also announced that attending both the exams are not compulsory.
For JEE (Main) admissions into undergraduate courses in engineering colleges will be held in January and April, whereas, for NEET, admission into medical and dental courses will take place in February and May.
The students can choose to sit for either of the exams or both. The best of both their scores will be taken into account.
Find the Tentative dates for the UG- NEET 2018-2019 Schedule
February 2019 examinations:
Online registration for exam: 1 October, 2018 to 31 October, 2018
Exam dates: 3 February, 2019 to 17 February, 2019
Declaration of results: March 2019
May 2019 examinations-
Online registration for exam: Second week of March, 2019
Exam dates: 12 May, 2019 to 26 May, 2019
Declaration of results: June 2019
NEET exams usually take place for 3 hours. Candidates will be tested on their knowledge in physics, chemistry, and biology. The syllabus includes the whole of Class 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks. This exam also includes negative marking.