Government to provide free coaching for JEE and NEET 2019 onwards
Preparing for engineering or medical entrance tests can be a costly affair, given the ever-rising prices of private tuitions and test series. In late august 2018, the HRD ministry has declared its intent to provide free coaching for these entrance exams 2019 onwards.
This serves as a ray of hope for those unable to afford the expensive coaching that students need for scoring these exams.
According to the latest update, the entrance exams like NEET and JEE Main will now be conducted by NTA- National Testing Agency. These exams were previously conducted by CBSE- the central board of secondary education.
From 2018, NEET and JEE Main will be held online and the government had equipped 2697 practice centers that will enable students to practice the online format examinations. These practice centres will be operational from 8th of September 2018. Students will be able to take the mock-tests offered prior to the actual examinations.
Starting 2019, these centers are also set to provide free coaching to the students appearing for JEE Main and NEET. The coaching will especially benefit the rural and semi-urban students who cannot afford or access good quality training for the examinations.
This will serve as a blow to the expensive private coaching institutes but will benefit the students.
The coaching is proposed to begin in May 2019.