On March 21, the University Grants Commission announced the introduction of: the entrance test for the central university (CUET) for undergraduate admissions to UGC affiliated central universities. The entrance exam is held in the first week of July.
The CUET 2022 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency. After the CUET, each university will admit students based on a merit list prepared by NTA and there will be no common tutoring. Here are 5 key points you need to know about the new University of Groningen admissions test.
— No weight in Class 12 Board exam grades for RUG admissions
As of this year, admissions to bachelor’s degree programs at 45 central universities these universities will henceforth be based solely on the CUET score. Therefore, grades obtained in class 12 board exams will have no weight in university admission. Universities can, however, use the Board’s exam results as an admission criterion for CUET.
† No changes to the quota of reserved seats
CUET is mandatory for all 45 central universities funded by UGC, which means that minority institutions such as AMU and Jamia will also have to apply the eligibility criteria for admissions. However, UGC President M Jagdesh Kumar clarified that CUET will not affect the quota of reserved places at such institutions, but they will be required to admit all students through the common test.
“The only difference is that these students will also have to come through CUET, like students to be admitted in general places. The reservation policy and regulations of the universities will remain unchanged’, says the UGC president.
† International students exempt from CUET
International students seeking admission in Indian universities are exempt from CUET. Their recordings will be performed on the existing supernumerary basis.
† CUET runs in 13 languages
With reference to the new National Education Policy (NEP), which encourages the use of regional languages in education, the UGC has decided to offer CUET 2022 in 13 languages. These are Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia and English
– CUET syllabus based on Class 12 NCERT textbooks
The UGC president said the three-and-a-half-hour computer-based admission test will only contain multiple-choice questions based on the content of Class 12 NCERT textbooks. CUET will essentially consist of three parts. Students are assessed negatively for incorrect answers.