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The Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) will neither make the board exams irrelevant nor give a push to “coaching culture”, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Jagadesh Kumar mentioned on Tuesday, asserting that college students from state boards is not going to be at a drawback within the undergraduate admission course of.

The Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) will neither make the board exams irrelevant nor give a push to “coaching culture”, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Jagadesh Kumar mentioned on Tuesday, asserting that college students from state boards is not going to be at a drawback within the undergraduate admission course of.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is liable for conducting the exams, will think about conducting the CUET twice a year from the next session, he mentioned.

In an interview to PTI, Kumar mentioned CUET is not going to simply be restricted to admissions in Central Universities as a number of distinguished personal universities have indicated that they want to come on board for utilizing the scores from the frequent entrance examination for undergraduate admissions.

“To begin with CUET will be conducted once this year but NTA will consider conducting the exam at least twice a year from next session. The entrance exam will not just be limited to Central Universities but also private varsities. Several prominent private universities have indicated that they would like to come on board and admit students through CUET,” he mentioned.

Kumar had final week introduced that CUET scores, and never Class XII scores, will probably be necessary for admission to 45 central universities and the central universities can repair their minimal eligibility standards.

Asked whether or not the examination will result in a “coaching culture” for undergraduate admissions, Kumar mentioned, “The exam will simply not require any coaching so there is no question of it giving push to a coaching culture. The exam will be completely based on class 12 syllabus. Lot of students are getting concerned whether the exam will also have questions from class 11 syllabus. The answer is a clear no”. PTI GJS GJS DV DV


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