The Human Resource Development Ministry has given the schedule for various entrance examinations till May 2019 that will be taken by the newly established National Testing Agency.

All of these exams, except NEET will be in online mode. NEET will be conducted in paper-pen mode, similar to last year at the request of Health Ministry.

“The change in the NEET exam pattern (as against the statement made on July 7, 2018) — which will now be a single exam in pen-and-paper mode and in the same number of languages as has been conducted last year — is on the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which wanted the same pattern as last year’s to be maintained,” the HRD Ministry said in its statement.

Information about following exams were given by Human Resource Development Ministry:


UGC NET (December 2018)

Registration: 1 to 30 September 2018

Download of admit card: November 2018

Dates of examination: 9-23 December 2018

Announcement of results: 10 January 2018

Mode: Computer Based Test

UGC-NET will be conducted on several Saturdays and Sundays during December 9-23, 2018

JEE-Main 1

Registration: 1-30 September 2018

Download of Admit Card: 17 December 2018

Dates of Examination:6-20 January 2019

Announcement of results: 31 January 2019

Mode: Computer Based Test

JEE-Main I will be held on days between January 6 and 20, 2019.


Registration: 8 February to 7 March 2019

Download of Admit Card: March 2019

Dates of Examination: 6-20 April 2019.

Announcement of results: 30 April 2019

Mode: Computer Based Test

JEE-Main II will be held between April 6 and 20, 2019


Registration: 1-30 November 2018

Download of Admit Card: 7 January 2019

Dates of Examination: 28 January 2019

Announcement of results: 10 February

Mode:  Computer Based Test

NEET 2019

Registration: 1-30 November 2018

Download of Admit Card: 15 April 2019

Dates for Examination: May 5 2019

Announcement of results: June 5 2019

Mode: Pen and Paper

The Ministry has said that through NTA it has also established 2,697 Test Practice Centres in various schools and engineering colleges for candidates who want to practice and familiarise themselves with the pattern of the exams.

These centres will be open to the candidates on weekends from September 1 and will be free of charge.

“The practice tests will help the candidates familiarise themselves with logging into the system, going through the detailed instructions regarding the test, using the mouse or numeric keyboard on screen (virtual) for attempting each question, scrolling down to the next question, navigating between questions, reviewing and editing their options and submit questions,” the statement read.