[Frequently Asked Questions] FAQs – National Testing Agency

1. What is National Testing Agency (NTA)?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has structure ‘National Testing Agency’ (NTA). Whose official website address is www.nta.ac.in. However, it is a premier testing Agency, to organize a computer-based entrance exam, for higher educational institutions. This shall bring in transparency as well as the qualitative difference in Competitive exam procedure. For an additional detailed information please visit: www.nta.ac.in

2. What is the Mission of NTA?

The main goal of National Testing Agency is to improve quality and equity in education by administering research-based efficient, transparent, valid, reliable, fair and international level assessments. The best subject matter experts, psychometric and IT delivery, as well as security professionals, will assure that the current gaps in existing assessment systems are properly bridged and identified.

3. What are the Examinations to be organized by National Testing Agency?

Entrance Exam :-

  • CMAT & GPAT
  • NEET – UG
  • JEE (Main)
  • UGC-NET Assessments for fellowship

4. What is the tentative schedule of the Examinations for the coming academic session?

Entrance Examinations :-

Assessments for fellowship:-

  • UGC – NET (June 15, 2020, to June 20, 2020)
  • JEE (Main)-I (September 02, 2019, and will continue till September 30, 2019)
  • CMAT & GPAT (24th January 2020)
  • JEE (Main)-II (6 to January 11, 2020, and April 3 to April 9, 2020)
  • NEET – UG (May 3, 2020)

5. Whether all the Examinations conducted by NTA will be offline or online?

List of all the upper given exam will be computer-based tests except NEET Exam. NEET will be a single Exam in Pen-and-Paper Mode and will be organized in the same no. of languages as was organized during the previous year.

6. What is a Test Practice Centre (TPC)?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has administered the NTA to organize, establish and develop a network of Tests Practice Centres for students, especially in rural or remote areas to permit them to practice and be comfortable in taking a Computer Based Test (CBT). This facility will be fully free of cost to the students. This will facilitate and ease the procedure of being able to take a Computer Based Test (CBT). The whole experience of using a computer will be as close to the actual experience of taking a Computer Based Test. All efforts will also be made to provide practice tests and questions so that students can familiarize themselves with logging into the system, go via the detailed guidelines in respect of the test, scroll down to the next question, navigate between questions, use the mouse, review and edit their options and submit questions.

7. What is the Prime Objective of Test Practice Center (TPC)?

The objective of TPCs is principally to familiarize the applicant for taking the forthcoming NTA tests in Computer Based Test Mode.

8. Is NTA is Providing Free Coaching to the Students?

NTA is providing only free MOCK TEST to the candidates in Test Practice Center (TPC). Candidates can also take advantage of the free mock test through official website i.e. e www.nta.ac.in and can also download the “NTA Student” App. Only JEE (Main) & UGC-NET Mock Test are available online. 

9. How an Institution/ School/ College can become part of the NTA family for Test Practice Centre (TPC)?

Those institutions want to register themselves has to first register on the official website of NTA (www.nta.ac.in) on the link ‘Training Practice Center’. Then fill the NTA Required details and Submit the filled information in NTA Registration Form.

10. What is the minimum infrastructure required to become a Test Practice Centre (TPC)?

Below given are the minimum infrastructural facilities needed for an institute/school/college to become a Test Practice Centre (TPC):

  • Local Area Network or Internet Connection at all PCs
  • At least 30 Computers & more with the necessary software
  • Power Backup for at least 30 Minutes of working
  • TPC Labs/ Rooms
  • Necessary Furniture
  • Necessary workers for assuring the constant working of all units.