Single body for JEE, AIEEE tests planned

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Mar 30 2013, 06:09am hrs
Education ministers are slated to deliberate on the feasibility of having a centralised testing body responsible for conducting JEE, AIEEE, NET, CAT, CMAT, GATE under it and providing candidates an opportunity to sit for a test more than once a year.

The 'national agency for testing' will deliver the national-level exams through a dedicated group of professionals, thereby sparing the teachers from the exercise. It will do research for preparing question papers, administer and conduct exams.

Holding tests and assessment under the body is likely to become a prerequisite for public and private sector engineering, medical and other colleges, universities and institutions for admission and recruitment. The government intends to start in a small way by conducting the UGC-NET exam as early as next year.