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Paper setters to receive training from National Testing Agency

Published on June 20, 2018
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar while listing the achievements of the Modi government in the field of education, told journalists that “There is no system for paper-setter training till now. We will introduce it as part of the National Testing Agency’s mandate”.
The National Testing Agency ( NTA), which is being set up to relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of the burden of conducting multiple examinations, will also train paper setters to set better question papers and provide better model answers.

Expectations from the NTA:

  • To put in place a robust system for the conduct of examinations.
  • It is expected to conduct some of the examinations that the CBSE has been conducting till now.
  • Ultimately take over all examinations from the CBSE, except the 10th and 12th board examinations.
It must be noted that, among the examinations that will be transferred to the NTA are the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to engineering colleges like the IITs and NITs and the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to all medical colleges in the country, except AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry.

About The National Testing Agency ( NTA)

  • The creation of NTA was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister in November 2017.
  • After a one-time grant of INR 25 crore to the NTA, it is supposed to become financially self-sustainable.
  • It is registered as society under Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.
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