National Testing Agency

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the counselling for admissions of students to medical colleges over alleged paper leak and irregularities in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) undergraduate (UG) examination 2024.

About National Testing Agency (NTA):

  • The NTA was established in 2017 by the Ministry of Education as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.


  • Conducting entrance examinations for admission to higher educational institutions
  • Creating a question bank using modern techniques
  • Establishing a strong research and development culture
  • Collaborating with international organizations like ETS (Educational Testing Services)
  • Undertaking any other examination entrusted to it by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Governments


  • The NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance examination for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical courses (MBBS/BDS) and postgraduate courses (MD/MS) in government or private medical colleges.
  • Objective: To standardize the admission process for medical and dental courses across India, ensuring a uniform evaluation of candidates' eligibility.

The NTA conducts NEET on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

Q1: What is ARAI?

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), established in 1966, is the leading automotive R&D organisation of the country set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of India. It is an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has recognized ARAI as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO).

Source: No stay, SC seeks NTA response on paper leak charges