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University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Jagadesh Kumar (Photo: ANI)

CUET may be conducted twice a year from next session: UCG chairman. Details here


The Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) would possibly think about conducting the Central Universities Entrance Take a look at (CUET) twice a yr from the subsequent session, College Grants Fee (UGC) Chairman Jagadesh Kumar mentioned on Tuesday. 

Kumar additionally identified that college students from state boards is not going to be at a drawback within the undergraduate admission course of. The UGC chairman clarified that the CUET will neither give a push to ‘teaching tradition’ nor will it make the board exams irrelevant. 

The UGC chairman had final week introduced that CUET scores, and never Class 12 scores, will likely be obligatory for admission to 45 central universities and the central universities can repair their minimal eligibility standards.

Kumar’s statements comes after the implementation of CUET attracted damaging feedback from academicians and specialists who identified that this could solely truthful to college students who can afford getting coached for a similar. 

On universities adhering to the CUET scores, the UGC chairman mentioned that the frequent check scores is not going to be restricted to admissions in Central Universities solely as a number of outstanding private institutions have indicated that they wish to come on board for utilizing the scores from the frequent entrance examination for undergraduate admissions.

“To start with CUET will likely be carried out as soon as this yr however NTA will think about conducting the examination at the least twice a yr from subsequent session. The doorway examination is not going to simply be restricted to Central Universities but additionally non-public varsities. A number of outstanding non-public universities have indicated that they wish to come on board and admit college students by way of CUET,” he mentioned.

On the kind of examination syllabus CUET will entail, Jagadesh Kumar mentioned, “The examination will merely not require any teaching so there is no such thing as a query of it giving push to a training tradition. The examination will likely be utterly primarily based on class 12 syllabus. Lot of scholars are becoming concerned whether or not the examination can even have questions from class 11 syllabus. The reply is a transparent no”.

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