The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday withdrew its decision to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) online and twice a year from 2019.
The NEET entrance examination is the gateway for admissions to medical institutions across the country. It will be held as a pen-and-paper test and only once next year, on May 5, the ministry announced in a statement.
The newly formed The National Testing Agency (NTA) will now conduct national-level entrance examinations including NET, NEET, JEE (Mains).
According to the examination calendar released by HRD minister, JEE (Mains) would be held in January and April and NEET is supposed to be conducted in February and May. National Eligibility Test or NET would be conducted in December.