Students seeking admission to undergraduate courses in 41 central universities may not be able to rely on their Class 12th marks alone. With the finalization of plan to conduct the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), students will have to prepare to fill an online form and appear for the test.
The ministry of education (MOE) is expected to announce the exam later this month. A seven-member committee set up by the UGC in December 2020 submitted its report. The report recommended the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) should be introduced for admission to all programs in central universities from the upcoming academic year, and that the entrance exam should be conducted at least two times per year.
The committee’s report said a single application form will enable candidates to apply to multiple central universities including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, and Delhi University among others. The first CUCET is likely to be conducted around the end of June and the results are likely to be announced in July
The CUCET is part of the new National Education Policy 2020, which states that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will facilitate a single entrance exam for admission to universities across the country.
According to sources, the CUCET will consist of two parts: Section A will be an aptitude test of 50 questions on reading comprehension, verbal ability, quantitative reasoning, logical and analytical reasoning and general awareness. Section B will have 50 domain-specific questions.