NTA made question papers more scientific: Javadekar
IANS, New Delhi | Published : 22nd December 2018
The National Testing Agency (NTA) made question papers more scientific through
psychometric analysis and the agency has brought more transparency to the
process of conducting examination, Union Human Resource Development (HRD)
Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.
"This is the vision of Prime
Minister Narendra Modi to have better examinations, neatly conducted, flawless,
transparent and user-friendly.
"Question paper setting is the key... This
year NTA did a psychometric analysis of three years' question papers of various
examinations. This has made question papers more scientific," Javadekar told
reporters here at the NTA outreach centre in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which he was
visiting to oversee the conduct of UGC-NET exams.
This was the fourth day
of the five days during which the UGC-NET is taking place at 598 centres in 91
cities across the nation, in which 9.5 lakh students are expected to
UGC-NET is the first exam being conducted by the
newly-established NTA. Earlier the exam used to be conducted by the Central
Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
To make the exam more transparent
and cheating-free, the NTA has deployed "8,000 CCTV, 25,000 invigilators and
1,000 observers. Besides, and 40,000 jammers have also been put in place," the
The NTA will also conduct JEE-Mains and JEE-Advanced exams
next year, to be held during January 8-12 and April 8-12, respectively.
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