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Vineet Joshi to Head National Testing Agency of India

Published on April 04, 2018
Vineet Joshi, who served as the chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has been appointed the first director-general of the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the period of 5 years.

Vineet Joshi to Head National Testing Agency of India

Joshi's Career

Joshi is a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre. He is currently the resident commissioner of Manipur government.
As CBSE chairman, he had introduced big changes such as the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and making the Class X board examination optional. Both decisions have been overturned by the incumbent government.

What is National Testing Agency?

 National Testing Agency (NTA) is an independent body dedicated to conducting entrance tests for higher education in India. It was approved by the Union cabinet in October2017 to conduct entrance tests entrusted to it by any department or ministry. For starters, in 2019, it will take over all entrance examinations currently being organised by the CBSE, including UGC’s National Eligibility Test (NET), Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Expected Questions

Who among the following has been appointed as the first director-general of National Testing Agency?
a. Tanaj Gupta
b. Pankaj Sharma
c. Vinit Joshi
d. Ashish Nigam
e. Pratap Singh

Vinit Joshi, who has been recently appointed as the first director-general of National Testing Agency was the former chairman of
a. CBSE
b. ICSE
c. PSEB
d. UGC
e. IIT
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