Not only undergraduate courses, the General Entrance Test at the University (CUET) is now acceptable for postgraduate study. Entrance exams for graduate school will be held in the last week of July. The single exam will ensure admission of students to all centralized universities on the basis of merit. The application process for CUCET PG courses will begin today, May 19 at nta.ac.in and cucet.nta.nic.in.
CUET (PG) – 2022 will be conducted in computer-based testing (CBT) mode. The application process will remain open until June 18. “NTA will conduct graduate entrance examinations for 42 central universities and participating universities for the 2022-2023 training session. CUET will provide students with the opportunity to attend participating universities across the country, ”UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar said on Thursday.
The decision was made a few weeks after the head of the UGC announced that CUET scores, rather than 12th grade scores, would be required for admission to 45 central universities and that central universities could set their minimum eligibility criteria. At the UG level, more than 10.46 lakh candidates have already registered with CUET. The deadline for registration at CUET-UG is May 22.
“The exam will be conducted in English and Hindi in Computer Based Test (CBT),” he added.
Earlier, Kumar said that the general entrance exam will eventually be extended to graduate school, but it is expected that it will be deployed at the next training session. So far, different universities have had different criteria for admission to graduate school. As with postgraduate admission, UGC is expected to go beyond central universities, and private colleges will also be allowed to use CUET as one way of admission.
Not everyone, especially in the southern states, takes the centralized exam. Early data showed that registrations for CUCET UG were few from the south. Next,
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister MK Stalin in a letter to the Prime Minister said that centralized exams would be unprofitable for state colleges. “More than 80 percent of the total number of students are members of state councils, so the NCERT-based entrance exams will put this well-deserved majority at a disadvantage in securing admission to central universities.”
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