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The UGC said the application process for undergraduate CUET will commence from the first week of April.

College admissions to be based on CUET scores, not Class 12 marks


UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar has mentioned that the central universities should use CUET scores to confess college students to undergraduate programmes this 12 months and never the Class 12 marks.

He mentioned the CUET, in all chance, can be carried out within the first week of July.

Issuing a discover, the UGC mentioned the applying course of for undergraduate CUET will start from the primary week of April.

“From the 2022-23 tutorial 12 months, the Nationwide Testing Company can be conducting the CUET for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All of the central universities should contemplate CUET scores for admissions to their programmes,” Kumar mentioned whereas addressing a press meet.

The examination can be a computer-based, multiple-choice take a look at which can be straightforward when it comes to expertise, the UGC chairperson additional mentioned.

There are 45 central universities funded by the College Grants Fee (UGC).

The syllabus of the CUET can be mirrored with the Class 12 mannequin syllabus of the NCERT, Kumar added.

The CUET can have Part 1A, Part 1B, normal take a look at and domain-specific topics. Part 1A, which can be obligatory, can be in 13 languages and candidates can select the language of their alternative.

In 13 totally different languages

The choices are – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Part 1B is optionally available and for college students who need to go for one other language aside from those which might be part of Part 1A. A few of the languages on supply are French, Arabic, German, and so forth, he added.

Beneath the domain-specific topics, a candidate can select as much as a most of six domains that they want to pursue on the undergraduate degree, Kumar mentioned.

A few of the domains are anthropology, accounting, book-keeping, and so forth.

There are some universities which have normal take a look at as eligibility standards for admission to even domain-specific programs in order that is part of the CUET, he mentioned.

The UGC chairman mentioned the reservation coverage of the colleges is not going to be impacted because of the CUET.

“The schools can enrol candidates for the final seats in addition to for the reserved seats on the premise of CUET scores. It is not going to affect the present admission and reservation coverage which might be in accordance with the Ordinances of the varsity,” he mentioned.

Explaining additional, he mentioned if a college has a sure share of seats reserved for native college students, will probably be capable of retain that.

“However these college students may even must take admission by CUET,” he added.

Central Universities like Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) reserve half of their seats for the minority college students. Each the colleges are but to take a name on CUET.

In response to an AMU official, they’ll take a name on the CUET as soon as they obtain any communication from the UGC.

Equally, an official from the Jamia Millia Islamia mentioned they haven’t but selected CUET and can anticipate an official communication from the UGC. The college had additionally constituted a committee of some officers to check how CUET could be carried out for admission to the varsity.

Kumar additionally mentioned overseas college students will proceed to be admitted in accordance with the present apply the colleges have on supernumerary foundation.

The schools can be allowed to conduct sensible and interviews for programs like music, superb arts, theatre, together with CUET.

“The institutes can accord sure weightage to sensible for such programs,” he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned there wouldn’t be any centralised counselling after CUET this 12 months. The schools can have their very own counselling.

The CUET can be held in two shifts. Within the first shift, candidates will be capable of write one language, two domain-specific papers and the final take a look at. Within the second shift, candidates can write the remaining 4 domain-specific topics and part 1B, Kumar mentioned.

He mentioned the frequent entrance take a look at will present equal alternatives to college students from throughout boards, particularly to these from the northeast and rural areas.

The CUET can be anticipated to scale back monetary burden on dad and mom and college students, as candidates will solely have to jot down one examination.

The state universities, non-public universities and deemed to be universities also can use CUET scores for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions if they need, Kumar mentioned.

The Delhi College and another universities have already introduced that they’ll solely admit college students to undergraduate programs on the premise of CUET.

About postgraduate programmes, Kumar mentioned there are a lot of universities which have adopted the CUET whereas there are some that conduct their very own exams. The schools can have flexibility to go for CUET as of now.

“We hope that each one the colleges undertake the CUET for postgraduate programmes,” he mentioned.

The NTA will quickly launch the detailed tips relating to CUET.

With company inputs

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