Mobile app for JEE-Main and UGC-NET aspirants

Mobile app for JEE-Main and UGC-NET aspirants

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has launched a mobile application to enable the JEE aspirants and the UGC-NET candidates prepare for their tests

Engineering aspirants can prepare for the upcoming Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) by taking mock tests on their smartphones.

Higher Education students gearing up for the University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) can also take mock tests ahead of their examinations to be held in December this year.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has launched a mobile application to enable the JEE aspirants and the UGC-NET candidates prepare for their tests using their mobile phones. The mobile application can be downloaded from the play store.

Students, who do not have any smartphone or computer at home, can also practice for the two competitive examinations at the test practice centre, set up by the NTA in a total of 622 districts across the country.

The test practice centres will remain open for the JEE aspirants on every Saturday and Sunday free of cost. To take the mock tests at these centres, candidates will have to register themselves through the NTA website.

The candidates will receive the date and slot for practice at the test practice centre through SMS /registered e-mail Id, 48 hours before the scheduled slot in the centre. The same SMS will be valid for their entry at the Centre

“You can practice for the entrance test at the centres in your vicinity on every Saturday and Sunday for four months. No fee will be charged for it,” Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said, announcing the setting up of a total of 3500 test practice centres across 33 states and Union Territories.

Out of 3500 test practice centre, a total of 181 practice centres have been set up in 29 districts of Karnataka. These test centres are equipped with a total of 13,679 computers.

The government has made these arrangements for the students to take mock test ahead of the JEE-Main and UGC-NET as the entrance tests will be computer-based from now on and held in multiple sittings at a number of examination centres across the country.

The ministry has phased out the system of holding pen and paper mode test. The computer-based mock test facilities have been brought in to benefit students, particularly those coming from a rural background or underprivileged sections of the society.

At present only one mock test is available. “The number of the mock tests will gradually be increased,” Javadekar said.

The NTA is scheduled to conduct the JEE-Main twice a year from 2019.

While the first JEE-Main will be held in multiple sitting from January 6 to January 20, 2019, the second JEE-Main will be held from April 6 to April 20, 2019.

The results of the first JEE-main will be announced on January 31, 2019 while the results for the second test will be declared on April 30, 2019.

“Best of the two test scores of the students will be considered for admission to various centrally funded technical institute,” a ministry official said.