Govt is planning to offer unpaid coaching for JEE, NEET from 2019

August 30, 2018 - Himalaya

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Free coaching for key higher education entrance tests. This will actually be possible soon because the National Testing Agency, set up by the government to conduct exams for entrance to higher educational institutions, will convert its 2,697 test practice centres into teaching centres from 2019.

According to a HRD ministry official, the practice centres will start functioning from September 8.

In what is probably bad news for the numerous private coaching centres preparing aspirants for these exams for a price, the ministry official added, “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.”

‘Coaching to benefit rural, semi-urban candidates’

Candidates from rural and semi-urban centres will also benefit,” the HRD ministry official said. The teaching component of the plan is expected to begin from May 2019.

“For the time being, the practice centres will allow candidates to take mock tests for JEEMain only. As NEET-UG is not a computer-based test currently, there will be no mock test at the centres for the time being,” the HRD ministry official said. NTA will launch the mobile application and websites for registration on September 1.


The testing agency will launch a mobile application to help an aspirant identify the centre closest to his or her location.



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