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Common Entrance Test To Drive College Admissions In Central Universities

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Common Entrance Test In Central Universities: Class 12 Board marks will not carry any weightage while applying to 45 Central Universities located across the country. Instead, all aspirants will be sitting for the first-ever mandatory common entrance test for admission to undergraduate programmes which will be held in the first week of July, UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar announced.

What is CUET?

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a computerized exam. The body responsible for conducting it is National Testing Agency (NTA). The application window for the same will open in the first week of April.

Here’s everything you should know about Common University Entrance Test

  1. The admission to undergraduate courses in these 65 central universities will be based on CUET score.
  2. The universities can, at best, use the Board exam marks as an eligibility criterion for the test.
  3. According to the government, there is diversity in evaluation methods when it comes to awarding marks for the Board examination and hence, it decided to do away with it completely.
  4. After students give the Common University Entrance Test, each university will admit students based on a merit list prepared by NTA.
  5. CUET will also cover universities like Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Indira Gandhi National Open University and Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University. AMU and Jamia, however, have not clarified their stand yet on joining the entrance test.
  6. CUET won’t be affecting the quota of reserved seats at such institutions.
  7. CUET will carry multiple choice questions based on NCERT textbooks.
  8. Students will be marked negatively for incorrect answers they give, as per report.
  9. The CUET 2022 will be offered in 13 languages. These include Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, English, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
  10. CUET will be exempting International students. Their admissions will be carried out on the existing supernumerary basis.

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