MHRD launched Free Test Practice Centres for JEE, NET Exam 2018

MHRD launched Free Test Practice Centres for JEE, NET Exam 2018: Ministry of Human Resource Development, MHRD launched test practice centres for JEE and NET in different districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on September 17, 2018. Free test practice centres have been set up to help students in preparation of Joint Entrance examination, JEE and National Eligibility Test, NET. This would facilitate students to get a clearer idea of the changed JEE and NET exam pattern. Around 3,406 test practice centres are established in 17 districts of Telangana and 122 in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh with availability of  21,667 computers. Students residing in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can use the facility of these test centres for free and practice mock test papers.

mhrd launched free test practice centres for jee, net exam 2018,mock test practice centres for jee (main), neet (ug),ugc-net, cmat and gpat examinations

The sessions at the test centres would be provided in two shifts. On Saturdays the practice sessions would be made available at 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. On Sundays two sessions would be provided, one at 11 am to 2 pm in the morning and other at 2: 30 pm to 5: 30 pm in the evening. MHRD launched the test centres to help students prepare better for the entrance exams of JEE nad NET.

MHRD’s press release stated, "To provide facility for practice for changed pattern, National Testing Agency (NTA) established test practice centres across India. NTA launched practice app through which students can practice on their computers or smart phones." Now JEE preparation is just a click way, as students can also now access IIT Pal (Professor Assisted learning) on Swayam platform on their smart phones to watch video lectures.

The Union Minister for HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated a network of more than 3,400 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) spread across the 622 Districts in the country. 25 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) joined Minister of HRD through Google Hangouts in this inauguration at New Delhi today. These test centres have been set up to facilitate students appearing in entrance examinations for Higher Education to hold practice sessions to enable them to get used to the changed mode and pattern of examination.


While interacting with Test Practice Centres (TPCs), the Union Minister said that the government is committed to provide quality education with equity, therefore we are launching Test Practice Centres across the countryfor those students who do not have computers and smart phones. Now no student will suffer due to lack of resources, the Minister added.

He further said that the government has changed the pattern of JEE (Mains) and UGC NET Examination from this year. Now it has become computer based instead of Pen and Paper mode. The new exam pattern is more Transparent, leak proof, scientific, student friendly and fast. In order to provide facility for practice for the changed pattern, National Testing Agency (NTA) has established Test Practice Centres across the country.NTA has also launched a practice App through which students can practice on their own on their computers or on smartphones.This is the real revolution in the field of competitive examinations, the Minister explained.

While interacting with students, HRD Minister informed students that now students can access IIT PAL(Professor Assisted Learning) video lecture on SWAYAM Platform for the preparation of JEE. The HRD Minister received overwhelmed response from all 25Test Practice Centres. Students from various centres appreciated and thanked the government for this particular initiative. Secretary, Higher Education Shri R. Subrahmanyam and DG, NTA Shri Vineet Joshi were also present during the video conference.

In order to bring efficiency, transparency and qualitative difference in competitive examination process for Higher Education, MHRD has set up ‘National Testing Agency’ (NTA), (www.nta.ac.in) a premier testing organization, to conduct entrance Tests for higher educational Institutions. The NTA has been mandated to conduct JEE (Main), NEET (UG),UGC-NET, CMAT and GPAT examinations.

NTA has established, a network of ‘Test Practice Centres’ (TPCs)across the country in about 622 Districts in 33 States/UTs, so that students of rural areas and others, get an opportunity to practice the Computer Based Test (CBT)before the exam. The TPCs will provide Mock Tests to the candidates of JEE (Main) and UGC-NETexaminations.

The Mock Test is also available for students to study at home or anywhere, wherein so far, more than 55,000 candidates have taken on-line test from NTA website and more than 32,000 have downloaded the Mock test for practice in offline mode. The test can also be practiced on NTA Student App; so far more than 10,000 students have downloaded the App. The “Mock Test”at NTA marks the beginning of complete ‘Computer Based Test (CBT)’, era. Video Conferencing through Google Hangout was successfully held with HRD Minister and around 25 TPCs with 1993 students. State wise details are as follows see pdf . Source: MHRD
http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/PR_TPCs.pdf
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