UGC asks private and state universities to adopt CUET 2022 for UG admissions, leaves the decision up to them

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to various private and public universities asking them to use the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) score for undergraduate admissions for the 2022-2023 academic session. In its letter written to public, reputable and private universities, UGC suggested adopting the CUET process for the next term to avoid the hassle of students appearing on multiple exams.

In the letter to the Vice Chancellors and Heads of all Universities and Heads of all Colleges in India, UGC gave a choice to non-central universities to choose their method of admitting students into UG programs.

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UGC left the choice up to educational institutions whether to consider class 12 grades or conduct semester entrance exams. However, showing its concern over the shock of different entrance exams and the burden on students to take multiple competitive exams, the commission called on institutions to consider the CUET 2022 score for admissions.

“To prevent students from taking multiple entrance exams, held on different dates, sometimes coinciding with each other, and to also provide equal opportunities to all students from different boards, UGC invites and encourages all state universities, considered universities, private universities and other institutions of higher education (HEIs) to adopt and use the CUET score from 2022-23 for the admission of students in their UG programs,” the UGC said.

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The commission also provided the link to the website where the detailed structure of CUET 2022 was posted in its letter. The common entrance test will be compulsory for 45 central universities in the country and will be conducted in 13 languages. The National Testing Agency (NTA) took charge of conducting the exam all over India. The test will be based solely on the NCERT Class 12 syllabus and will consist of four sections. Students can participate in six subject-specific courses as well as a general test and a language test.

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