From 2022 to 2023, students will be admitted to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at central universities across the country based on a common admission test, according to the UGC.
According to the National Education Policy 2020, the National Testing Agency will organise the common university entrance test (CUET), for which the UGC has asked central universities to take “necessary steps” (University Grants Commission).
On November 26, UGC joint secretary Jitendra K Tripathi wrote to the vice-chancellors of all 45 central institutions, informing them that “it was determined that the common entrance for UG and PG may be conducted from the academic session 2022-23” after extensive consideration.
The NET score will be utilised for PhD admissions “whenever practicable,” according to the letter. The UGC also stated that state institutions, private universities, and Deemed-to-be universities may use the common entrance test for admissions. The commission notified the universities that “these tests would be conducted in at least 13 languages in which the NTA already conducts JEE and NEET examinations.”
The UGC, on the other hand, has not revealed the details of the proposed test, which would most likely be divided into two parts: an aptitude test and a subject-specific paper. Dates are yet to be revealed as well. According to the UGC, the CUET would encompass students seeking admission to higher education institutions in the sciences, humanities, languages, arts, and vocational disciplines.