Govt launches National Test Abhyas mobile app

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News: Union Human Resource Development Minister has launched an Artificial Intelligence powered mobile app named  – the ‘National Test Abhyas’. 

Facts:

  • The application has been developed by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • Purpose: To enable candidates to take mock tests for upcoming exams such as JEE Main, NEET under the NTA’s purview.

Additional Facts:

  • National Testing Agency (NTA): It has been established in 2017 as an autonomous self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.
  • Artificial Intelligence: It refers to the ability of machines to perform cognitive tasks like thinking, perceiving, learning, problem-solving and decision making. (NITI Aayog).