National Testing Agency

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About NTA:

  • It is an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.
  • It will be society registered under Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.

What will NTA do?

  • The NTA will initially conduct entrance examinations currently being conducted by CBSE.
  • Other examinations will be taken up gradually after NTA is fully geared up.
  • These examinations will be conducted in online mode at least twice a year to give adequate opportunity to candidates to bring out their best.
  • In order to serve requirements of the rural students, it will locate centres at sub-district and district level and as far as possible it will undertake hands-on training to the students.

Why is it needed?

  • NTA will benefit about 4 million students appearing in various entrance examinations.
  • It will relieve AICTE, CBSE, and other agencies from responsibility of conducting these entrance examinations.
  • It will bring in high reliability, standardized difficulty level for assessing intelligence, aptitude and problem solving abilities of students.


  • NTA will be chaired by eminent educationist appointed by Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Its CEO will be Director General (DG) appointed by Government. Besides, it has Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions. - National Testing Agency