3400+ Test Centers Across India for Higher Education

Free Government Test Practice Centers for Higher education entrance examination

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated a network of 3400 test centers across 622 districts in 33 states/ Union territories for higher education entrance examinations, it is for students to practice for exams on weekends.
  • Minister of HRD stated that “government is committed to provide quality education with equity”
  • Through google hangouts, 25 Test Practice Centers participated in the inauguration event held in Delhi and Shri R. Subrahmanyam (Secretary, Higher Education) and Shri Vineet Joshi (DG, NTA) joined the video conference
  • The purpose of test centers is to facilitate students who lack resources like computers and smart phone to get familiarized with changes in mode and exam pattern, so no students should feel difficulty while attempting the examination
  • To make the exams transparent, leak proof, scientific, student friendly and fast, JEE (Mains) and UGC NET exams patterns have been changed and Computer based test (CBT) is implemented.
  • For JEE preparation SWAYAM Platform is created where students can assesses IIT PAL, which professor assisted video lectures

National Testing Agency

  • ‘National Testing Agency’ is a chief testing Organization established by ministry of Human resource and development.
  • NTA conducts JEE (Main), NEET (UG), UGC-NET, CMAT and GPAT examinations.
  • NTA is responsible for establishing the network of Test Practice Centers and also have launched a practice app for students to practice on their own personal computers and smart phones.
  • The Test centers include including 689 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 403 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
  • Till now online test from NTA website is taken by more than 55,000 candidates, and 32,000 have downloaded mock test for offline practice
  • 10,000 students have downloaded the NTA student app, which can also be used for test practice

TPC allotment procedure

  • TPC use is free of cost for all the students, to get the slot allotment students have to register at NTA website (https://www.nta.ac.in) or through the ‘NTA student app’
  • Valid mobile number, personal details, contact details, academic and exam details are need for registration.
  • After registration a students can choose the TPC of their choice which is convenient to commute
  • Prior a day the students are reminded about their allotment through SMS
  • At TPC students can practice mock tests and get experience of logging process, navigation of question, reviewing, editing, and submitting as they do in the real exam

TPC Trail Run

  • 8th& 9thSeptember 2018: 2,452 candidates practiced at 96 TPCs
  • 15thSeptember: About 2,000 candidates were scheduled at 87 TPCs
  • 16thSeptember: About 3,000 candidates were scheduled at 85 TPCs

Expected Schedule of TPCs

Saturday: 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM, 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM

State wise number of TPCs and computers available

Sl. No

State/UT

No. of TPC

No. of Districts

No. of computers

1 Sikkim

7

4 196
2 Andaman & Nicobar Island 8 2 230
3 Mizoram 9 7 301
4 Nagaland 9 7 417
5 Goa 11 2 586
6 Meghalaya 11 7 535
7 Tripura 12 5 549
8 Puducherry 15 4 1109
9 Manipur 17 10 618
10 Chandigarh 18 1 1243
11 Arunachal Pradesh 21 14 655
12 Himachal Pradesh 44 12 2325
13 Jammu & Kashmir 47 16 2296
14 Uttarakhand 76 13 4683
15 Assam 77 30 3862
16 Jharkhand 81 18 6788
17 Chhattisgarh 86 21 8067
18 Telangana 90 17 7230
19 Delhi 96 10 7793
20 Bihar 98 30 5439
21 Orissa 108 27 8672
22 Gujarat 109 28 7765
23 West Bengal 115 20 7509
24 Andhra Pradesh 122 13 14437
25 Haryana 122 22 7753
26 Punjab 144 22 17611
27 Karnataka 181 29 13679
28 Rajasthan 190 32 14494
29 Tamil Nadu 229 31 33646
30 Madhya Pradesh 241 49 24208
31 Kerala 318 14 19355
32 Maharashtra 325 36 23362
33 Uttar Pradesh 369 69 24935
Total 3406 622 272348  

 

 

 

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