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CUCET- A Common Gateway To The Central Universities

The idea of having a common entrance test at the undergraduate level is to shift the focus more on developing the critical thinking ability of the students rather than going for rote learning.

With DU and JNU confirmed to be a part of CUCET, admission to most of the central universities through a common entrance test seems to be a reality now. A common entrance for all the universities will put a rest to ever-increasing cut-offs (like DU) and may improve the chances of regional language aspirants as well as it is expected to be conducted in a minimum of 13 scheduled languages. The idea of having a common entrance test at the undergraduate level is to shift the focus more on developing the critical thinking ability of the students rather than going for rote learning.


Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), advocated under the National Education Policy 2020 is not a new concept. It was first conducted for admission in 7 central universities for 1,500 seats in undergraduate, postgraduate & integrated courses in 2010. Till the academic year 2021-22, 12 Central Universities like Assam University, University of Karnataka, University of Kerala, University of Haryana, to name a few, already took admissions through CUCET.  The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been assigned the task to conduct the CUCET and as per the report, this may be conducted twice a year from the academic year 2022-23 like the JEE entrance test.


“UGC has directed all 45 centralized universities to take appropriate measures for the CUCET from the academic session 2022-2023, & efforts are ongoing at these academic institutions to implement the computer-based exam that is likely to happen in June. The exam is most likely to be divided into two segments- the first one focusing on the general aptitude of the students and the second one may be on the specific subject domain, for which the students are seeking admissions,” says Mk Yadav, CMD, AI Testified. 


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