- 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.