The Common Entrance Test for undergraduate admissions has been proposed in the New National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will put an end to the difficulties of writing multiple entrance tests for admission into undergraduate programs, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) said, M Jagadesh Kumar, at NDTV on Sunday, April 17. On the decision to introduce CUET, UGC President said, “Instead of taking entrance tests conducted by 14 central universities…students can now take only one entrance test.”
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“The use of the entrance test, especially for admissions into UG programs, has become a global phenomenon…the concept is not entirely new. Since 2010, 14 central universities have been holding a common entrance test , and many central universities such as JNU, Central University Hyderabad and BHU conduct their own MCQ based online entrance tests,” Mr Kumar told NDTV.
The UGC President further said that a common entrance test for undergraduate admissions is proposed in the new National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
“In the national education policy, it is recommended to remove the multiplicity of entrance tests and to have a single test so that students do not have to go through the difficulties of taking several entrance tests”, he informed.
Registration for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate courses at 45 central universities started on April 6, 2022 and will end on April 30, 2022.
According to NTA, CUET will provide a one-stop-shop opportunity for students seeking admission to any central university in the country. The exam will be conducted in computerized test mode. The exam will consist of four parts – Section IA (13 languages), Section IB (19 languages), Section II (27 subject-specific subjects) and Section III (general test). Section II offers 27 subjects, from which a candidate can choose a maximum of six subjects, while Section III involves a general test.