UGC Cancels CUCET Exam , Might Implement In Session 2022-23

# Jul 19, 2021 by Harshita Nandal

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UGC Cancels CUCET Exam , Might Implement In Session 2022-23

UGC canceled the common entrance exam system for admission in Central Universities this year due to COVID-19. The same might be implemented in the next year.

The UGC wrote in its tweet that “In view of the global infectious corona pandemic, the admission process in central universities during the academic session 2021-22 can be continued as per the previous exercise sequence”. At the same time, the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUET) can be implemented from the next academic session 2022-23. Explain that the provision of CUCET has also been made in the new National Education Policy

COVID-19, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Sunday informed that Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for admission to Central Universities will not be implemented this year. According to the tweet posted by UGC, the newly introduced system might be implemented for 'Acad Session 2022-23'. This year will also follow the past practices of admission.

Earlier, Delhi University aspirants had urged the Union Government to continue the use of Class 12 marks as the basis of admission even in a year when Class 12 board examinations were not held.

The Central Government had introduced the system of CUCET under the recommendations of the National Education Policy. However, Delhi University aspirants had argued that they had not been given sufficient notice to prepare for an aptitude test, which would exacerbate the digital divide and only benefit students who had the resources to access last-minute online coaching. Other institutions including Jawaharlal Nehru University had also opposed the move

Earlier, on July 16, the commission had issued new academic guidelines and asked universities to complete the admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate programs by September 30. The University Grants Commission has also asked universities and colleges to complete the final semester or final year examinations by August 30.



According to the National Policy on Education (NEP 2020), CUCET was recommended for admission to central universities. Then the then Union Ministry of Education Ramesh Pakhriyal Nishank formed a seven-member committee to implement the Central University Common Entrance Examination for admission to undergraduate courses. Under the same vision, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will work to conduct high-quality general aptitude tests at least twice every year, as well as special common tests in science, humanities, language, arts and vocational subjects.

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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.