New Delhi, Online Desk. CUCET 2021: The proposed Central Universities Com Entrance Test (CUCET) for selection of eligible candidates for admission to various courses in Central Universities across the country will not be implemented from the current academic session 2021-22. Also, this year also the process of admission in all central universities will be conducted according to the procedures of previous years. At the same time, CUCET can be implemented from the next academic session 2022-23. The announcement made by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on the evening of Sunday, July 18, 2021, has put an end to speculations regarding admission in Central Universities as before or on the basis of CUCET this year.
In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, admission process in Central Universities during Acad Session 2021-22, may continue as per past practice.
— UGC INDIA (@ugc_india)
July 18, 2021
Explain that the Ministry of Education had earlier announced that admission to universities would be based on a common entrance test. The Union Ministry of Education constituted a committee to look into the modalities of CUCET for admission to all undergraduate courses in Central Universities proposed under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
“The National Testing Agency (NTA) shall work towards conducting high-quality general aptitude tests at least twice every year as well as specialized general subject tests in science, humanities, languages, arts and vocational subjects,” the new proposal said. The National Education Policy was done in 2021.
On the other hand, the University Grants Commission had on July 16 issued guidelines for the new academic session 2021-22 and asked universities to complete admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate programs by September 30. The UGC has also asked universities and colleges to complete the end semester or final year examinations by August 30.
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Edited By: Rishi Sonwal