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University Grants Commission (UGC) Plan to Merge NEET-JEE Into CUET UG Exam

UGC might introduce a common entrance exam for NEET and JEE, named CUET for entrance into undergraduate courses.

University Grants Commission (UGC) Plan to Merge NEET-JEE Into CUET UG Exam

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: In order to reduce the burden on students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) proposes to merge three major entrance examinations NEET, JEE (Main) and CUET into one entrance test.

However, the move from the Commission has certainly not gone down well with academicians and educationists in the respective states.

Many feel the merger of entrance tests will only create chaos and confusion among students and will harm the higher education scenario in the country.

Though UGC envisages the idea of one entrance test with the aim that it will reduce the burden on students, academicians feel merging JEE and NEET with CUET is not practical.

According to the report published on Thursday, the new proposal will allow students to appear for one entrance test, instead of individually writing tests for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

Their respective score would play a crucial role in deciding their desired stream based on their performance.

UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said that the idea is to unburden students from the additional pressure of appearing in multiple exams.

Not just the core subjects, students will also have a chance in other courses offered under the umbrella of CUET-UG.

Currently, CUET is the second biggest entrance exam with 1.49 million students registering for it. This national-level exam is an entry ticket to most undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programme courses, and was introduced by the UGC for admission into distinct central universities and colleges.

Also, there are 12 state universities, 19 private universities, and 11 deemed universities that will be part of the first edition of the CUET-UG for admissions in the 2022-23 session.

Meanwhile, in the recently declared results for JEE Main 2022 Session 2 on August 8, Sneha Pareek from Assam becomes the 2nd female candidate in the history of JEE Mains to have scored 100 Percentile, bags AIR-2 in the JEE Mains 2022.

Sneha had a perfect score in Session 1 of the JEE Main Examination and she did not take Session 2 of JEE mains 2022.


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