The University Grants Commission (UGC) has established a new required universal entrance test for undergraduate admissions at the country’s 45 Central institutions. The National Testing Agency will administer the Central University Entrance Test (CUET), which was created to eliminate the disparities in college admissions cutoffs (NTA).
The following is everything you need to know about the admission exam:
- The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be held in the first week of July, and applications will be accepted beginning in the first week of April.
- Admission to UG programmes will be based only on the CUET score, not on Class 12 grades.
- Universities can utilise board exam results as a test eligibility requirement.
- The exam will be a computerised MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) examination with negative marking, based on the NCERT syllabus for Class 12.
- This admission exam is required for all central institutions, and state/private/deemed to be universities may also use it.
- The common admission exam is open to anybody who has completed their class 12 examinations.
- Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, and English will be available for the entrance test.
- Section 1A, Section 1B, a general examination, and domain-specific subjects will be included in the admission exam.
– Section 1A is required and will be available in 13 languages from which the candidate can select one.
– Section 1B is optional and is for applicants who want to choose a language other than those indicated in Section 1A.
- The exam will last three and a half hours and will be done in two sessions.
– Candidates can take one language, two domain subjects, and the general test in the first shift. Candidates can take the remaining four domain subjects and, if desired, an extra language exam (Section 1B) during the second shift.
- International students are not required to take the CUET; their admissions will be handled on a supernumerary basis.