CUET likely to be implemented for PG courses soon: UGC Chairman

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Updated on Apr 22, 2022 15:09 IST

Looking at the overwhelming response from educational institutions, the UGC is now working on extending the CUET to postgraduate programmes offered by central universities, Kumar said.

CUET likely to be implemented for PG courses soon: UGC Chairman

CUET likely to be implemented for PG courses soon: UGC Chairman

University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman M Jagadesh Kumar has said that the admissions to postgraduate courses will soon be conducted through the Common University Entrance Exam (CUET). He also added that the higher education regulator is also looking forward to holding the examination twice a year. 

The CUET was announced in March this year as a single window for admissions to undergraduate programmes in central universities across the country. Since then, many other non-central universities have also decided to adopt the test. CUET 2020 application process is currently underway and will close on May 6, 2022.

"Looking at the overwhelming response from educational institutions, the UGC is now working on extending the CUET to postgraduate programmes offered by central universities, Kumar said in an interview with ThePrint. “We are working on extending CUET to postgraduate programmes as well. We will soon be announcing this,”  he said.

At present, different universities have their own criteria for postgraduate admissions. While most have their own entrance exams, some also accept graduation marks as a criterion for admission. Bringing in CUET will make the process more uniform, enabling students to apply for different universities through a single portal.

Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency has revised the CUET 2022 Information Brochure in four key areas. The changes are related to the document upload, marking scheme and evaluation criteria. The revised information brochure for CUET 2022 has been uploaded to the official website of the exam. NTA has advised candidates and stakeholders to refer to the updated brochure for clarity and information accuracy.

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