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Common entrance test must for UG admissions

New Delhi:  The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided that a common entrance test will be held from this academic year to decide the admission to undergraduate courses in all 45 central universities in the country. This test is mandatory and the first one will be held in the first week of July.

What’s the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)? And how will it change the admission process? What about cutoff lists? Here is everything you need to know about CUET.

A computerised examination, the CUET will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The application window for the text will open in the first week of April and announcement on the test pattern is expected today.

According to UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar, admission to undergraduate courses in central universities will be based only on the CUET score. Class 12 Board exam marks will not carry any weightage. The university can used the Board marks as an eligibility criteria for the test, he said.

The introduction of CUET makes Class 12 Board examination performance largely redundant. It will also do away with the trend of steep cutoff marks in Delhi University, where some colleges have an eligibility criteria of 100 per cent marks in the first list to admit students.

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