NTA reopens JEE Main 2019 Form Correction Facility adding EWS category
JEE Main 2019– Candidates who appeared the JEE main exam in January and April this year can make changes in their “category” if needed so. The National Testing Agency (NTA), examination holding body for JEE main engineering entrance examination, has added EWS to the list of categories. Candidates who wish to edit their category can do so till April 17.
Candidates have to visit the official website and verify their category and mention their respective category as per their actual category status, as per the report. The category correction facility will close at 5.00 pm on the last date. Usually, NTA allows a week-long time frame for candidates to correct the errors made in their application forms, noted the report.
“Since it is the last time facility extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them, the concerned Candidates are informed to undertake correction in their Category Column(wherever necessary) very carefully as no further chance will be given,” quoting the agency, the report further said. Meanwhile, the agency will release the admit cards for the medical entrance examination, NEET today. The NEET will be held on May 5 at various centres nationwide.
The results will be declared on June 5, said the report. Apart from engineering and medical entrance exams, NTA is also responsible for admission tests of other courses like hospital management, national eligibility test for assistant professor and junior fellowships among many. This year onwards it will also conduct entrance exam for admission to agriculture courses on behalf of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
The NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. To assess the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment has always been a challenge in terms of matching with research-based international standards, efficiency, transparency and error-free delivery. The National Testing Agency is entrusted to address all such issues using best in every field, from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking.
- To conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission and recruitment purposes
- To undertake research on educational, professional and testing systems to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them
- To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions
- To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards
- To identify partner institutions with adequate infrastructure from the existing schools and higher education institutions which would facilitate the conduct of online examinations without adversely impacting their academic routine
- To create a question bank for all subjects using modern techniques
- To establish a strong R&D culture as well as a pool of experts in different aspects of testing
- To help individual colleges and universities in the field of testing and to provide training and advisory services to the institutions in India
- To provide quality testing services to the academic institutions in India
- To develop a state of the art culture of testing in India by using domestic and international expertise
- To collaborate with international organisations like ETS to achieve the same
- To undertake any other examination that is entrusted to it by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Governments
- To undertake the reforms and training of school boards as well as other bodies where the testing standards should be comparable with the entrance examinations