NTA to give free govt coaching for JEE & NEET aspirants from 2019
National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to convert its 2,697 test practice centres into teaching centres from next year. NTA is set up by the government to conduct exams for entrance to higher educational institutions.
HRD Ministry’s official, said, “The plan is to take these centres beyond just practice tests and turn them into teaching centres. They will not charge any fees and so will be especially helpful for talented students from sections where aspirations are high but private coaching is impossible due to financial constraints.”
Through the centres, NTA will allow aspirants to sit for a mock test for Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) 2019 to be held in January. Aspirants can analyse their results with NTA mentors, know their mistakes and rectify them with the help of teachers.
The candidates will have to register with the NTA using the website or mobile app for slots at test practice centres. Only registered candidates will sit for the tests. Once the results are out, the teachers at the centre will help them with their mistakes and concepts.
NTA will launch the mobile application and start the registrations on September 1. The registrations will continue till September 30.
The government will also launch a mobile application to help an aspirant identify the centre closest to their location.