Cabinet nods for National Testing Agency

CABINET NODS FOR NATIONAL TESTING AGENCY [Click on link to download pdf]

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The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of an NTA to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institution

FACTS (PRELIMS)

NTA AND ITS COMPOSITION

The NTA will begin by conducting exams managed by the CBSE and gradually conduct other examinations too

The NTA will be chaired by an eminent educationist appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development

There will be a Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions

It will be a relieve to the CBSE

Its creation will relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – which conducts exams like the National Eligibilty-cum-Entrance Test

And the All India Council for Technical Education of the burden of conducting entrance tests

Grant from Centre

The Centre will give an initial grant of Rs. 25-crore to the NTA to start its operations in the first year

Henceforth , it will be self-sustaining

SOURCE – THE HINDU (11/11/2017)