NTA app used 8,922 times during NIRF Ranking 2020 launch: HRD Minister

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Team Careers360 | Jun 11, 2020 - 3:49 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: During the launch of the National Institutional Ranking Framework’s NIRF Ranking 2020, “8,922 students have downloaded...and used” the National Test Abhyas mobile application, said human resource development minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. The app was developed by the exam conducting body, the National Testing Agency, or NTA, for students appearing for JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 exams to practice writing mock tests on. It was launched on May 19.

Since then, the National Test Abhyas app has been used by 11.21 lakh students to take mock tests on. The Joint Entrance Examination Main - or JEE Main -- is the main entrance exam for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes. And the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, or NEET, is for medicine.

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Earlier, the Times of India had reported that 45 percent of the users are from semi-urban and rural areas of whom, 37 percent had no access to private coaching institutes. The app was launched during the lockdown brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. It resulted in all major exams conducted by the NTA being postponed by many weeks.

As all educational institutions, including coaching centres, started shutting in mid-March, students who attended coaching centres in cities other than their hometowns asked to be evacuated.

JEE Main 2020 is scheduled to be conducted from July 18 to 23 whereas NEET 2020 will be conducted on July 26. JEE Main 2020 admit card will be released around July 3 and for NEET , admit cards will be issued around July 11.

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