NTA releases JNUEE 2019 Admit Card and examinations to be held from May 27

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has brought out the Admit Card for the entrance examination held for admission to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), as per IE report. Those candidates who had applied for the admission in JNU can download their Admit Cards (Hall Tickets) from the official website, ntajnu.nin.in. The admission will be conducted for 3,383 seats including 1,043 for MPhil and PhD courses, noted the report. Both the examinations — Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE) and Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) will be held from May 27 to 31, 2019 and it will be conducted in two sessions, the morning session will begin at 9:30 A.M., and the afternoon session will begin from 2:30 P.M. In case a student faces issues in downloading the admit card they can contact the helpline at jnuee-nta@nic.in.

Steps to download Admit Card

  • Visit the official website
  • On the homepage, click on ‘NTA JNUEE admit card’
  • You will be redirected to a new page
  • Log-in using the registration number
  • Admit card will appear
  • Candidates need to download and take a print out of the Admit Card
  • No one will be allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid Admit Card

This is the first time that the NTA will be holding the JNUEE. The examination will go online for the first time and the same will be held in MCQ or multiple choice question (MCQ) based format, in another first. The JNUEE will be held in 127 cities across India. In previous years, the test has been held in 51 cities. The JNU students Union (JNUSU) has opposed the MCQ-based examination claiming, “The time-tested method of conducting JNU entrance examination assessing the different aspects of a student’s potential for learning and research has been replaced without any academic reasoning.” The official statement added, “The NTA has been outsourced for the exam and this makes transparency and accountability beyond JNU community.”

The Agency has been set up as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. To assess 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.

Objectives

  • To hold 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

Functions

  • To identify partner institutions with adequate infrastructure from the existing schools and higher education institutions which would facilitate conduct of online examinations without adversely impacting their academic routine
  • To create a question bank for all subjects using the 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 organizations 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

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