The idea of taking a general entrance exam at the undergraduate level is to focus more on developing students’ ability to think critically rather than on rote learning.
With DU and JNU being confirmed as part of the CUCET, admission to most central universities through a simple entrance exam now seems realistic. A common entrance for all universities will break the ever-increasing cut-offs (e.g. DU) and improve the prospects of regional language candidates as well as it is expected to operate in at least 13 prescribed languages. The idea of taking a general entrance exam at the undergraduate level is to focus more on developing students’ ability to think critically rather than on rote learning.
The Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is not a new concept supported under the National Education Policy 2020. It was conducted in 2010 for the first admission in 7 central universities for 1,500 seats in undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses. Academic year 2021-22 Assam University, Karnataka University, Kerala University, Haryana University, 12 Central Universities. Some names have already been admitted through CUCET. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been tasked with managing the CUCET, and according to the report, it could be conducted twice a year from the 2022-23 academic year, like the JEE entrance exam.
“The UGC has directed all the 45 centralized universities to take appropriate measures for CUCET from the academic year 2022-2023 and efforts are being made in these educational institutions to implement computer-based examinations which may take place in June. The exam is likely to be divided into two sections – the first focuses on the general aptitude of the students and the second may be in the domain of the specific subject for which the students are trying to get admission, “said MK Yadav, CMD, AI testified.