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CUET 2022: Common Test for UG Admission

 

CUET 2022: Relevance

  • GS 2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

 

CUET 2022: Context

  • Recently, the UGC (University Grant Commission) chairman announced that the first ever mandatory common entrance test for admission to undergraduate programmes will be held in the first week of July.

 

What is CUET?

  • The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a computerised exam and will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in all the 45 Central universities.
  • Admission to undergraduate courses in these universities will henceforth be solely based on the CUET score, and Class 12 Board marks will not carry any weightage.
  • The universities, however, can use the Board exam marks as an eligibility criterion for the test.

 

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CUCET basic details

 

CUCET information Details
CUCET application form date First week of April
CUCET exam date First week of July
CUET syllabus Class 12 NCERT textbooks.
CUET exam pattern CUET test will only have multiple choice questions. CUET will essentially have three parts.
CUCET exam time CUET exam will be a the three-and-a-half-hour computer-based entrance test.
CUCET shift CUCET exam will be conducted in two shifts. In the first shift, candidates will appear for Section I (languages), two chosen domain subjects and the general test. In the second shift, they will appear for the other four domain subjects and an additional language test, if opted for.
CUET marking scheme Students will be marked negatively for incorrect answers
CUCET exam fee The fee has not been decided yet.

 

 

CUET 2022: Key points

  • CUCET will be compulsory for all the 45 Central Universiti​​es funded by UGC, including minority institutions like AMU and Jamia. The exam, however, will not affect the quota of reserved seats at such institutions.
  • International students seeking admissions in Indian universities are exempted from CUET.
  • UGC has decided to offer CUET 2022 in 13 languages—Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia and English.

 

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Why CUCET?

  • The Government did not favour using Board marks for admission because of the “diversity” in evaluation methods.
  • It was noticed that some Boards are more generous in marking than others, and this gives their students an unfair advantage over others.

 

What is NTA?

  • The Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization under the Societies Registration Act (1860).
  • NTS has been mandated to conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

 

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