New Delhi. The registration process of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to central universities across the country will now continue till May 22. University Grants Commission UGC has decided to extend the last date. Earlier this process was going to end on 6 May. Students could register themselves to take this exam till May 6. However, now registration can be done till 22 May.
Giving official information on this subject, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said, “We are extending the last date for submission of applications for Common University Entrance Test (CUET) till May 22. We hope this will provide additional opportunity to the students to apply for Common University Entrance Test.
CUIT is designed for UG admission in 45 central universities. The education ministry wants to make it a pan-India admission process for undergraduate courses. UGC is in touch with all state and private universities and minority educational institutions for this.
According to the UGC, the biggest advantage of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is that after its implementation, students will not have to take separate entrance exams for different universities. Earlier 14 central universities across the country were conducting their own separate entrance tests. However, now only CUIT will have to be given for admission to the undergraduate courses of central universities. On the basis of this test, admission will be available in various undergraduate courses.
Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be held twice a year. However, that will have to wait for now. The decision to conduct these examinations twice a year will be implemented from next year. More options will be available to the students when the 2nd session of this entrance test is conducted for admission to undergraduate courses. At present this common entrance test is being conducted for undergraduate courses but next year CUET may be conducted for PG courses also.
Along with conducting CUET twice a year, the pattern of this exam will also be changed every year. However, the syllabus of the exam will be based on the syllabus of class 12th only.
The use of entrance exams has become a global phenomenon, especially for admission to undergraduate courses, says UGC. However this concept is not completely new. Since the year 2010, 14 central universities are conducting an entrance exam, and many central universities like JNU, Hyderabad Central University and BHU are conducting their own entrance exams.
The UGC President said that in the National Education Policy, it has been advocated that we should do away with the multiplicity of entrance examinations and give a single examination so that students do not have to go through the difficulties of writing multiple entrance examinations. The registration for the Common University Entrance Test for undergraduate courses in 45 central universities began on April 6, 2022 and was to end on May 6, however it has now been extended till May 22.