JEE Main-NEET Merge: UGC proposes conducting single exam in place of JEE, NEET for engineering and medical admission

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Updated on Aug 22, 2022 12:30 IST

UGC Chairman, Professor M Jagadesh Kumar said that the commission is working on a proposal that would integrate the separate entrance examinations for medical and engineering into the CUET. 

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JEE Main-NEET merge

The University Grants Commission has sent a proposal to the centre and other stakeholders to integrate the engineering and medical entrances and conduct a single exam like CUET for admission to engineering and medical courses across the country. As per the latest media reports, the higher education regulator UGC has set up a committee to explore ways to combine the entrance tests and an exam like CUET twice a year in place of JEE Main and NEET.

"UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar said that bringing JEE Main and NEET under the larger umbrella of CUET will reduce the burden on students, adding that the idea is in tune with the National Education Policy, 2020".

Currently, JEE Main is conducted for admission to engineering institutes in the country and NEET is the entrance test for all undergraduate medical programs. Central University Common Entrance Test or CUET has been introduced this year as a single entrance exam for admission to UG programs offered by various central universities in the country.

UGC Chairman said, “With the introduction of CUET this year, students have three major entrance examinations- NEET, JEE and CUET. Most students take at least two of these examinations, and many even write all three. In NEET, students appear in Biology, Physics and Chemistry while in JEE, students have to take Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. As two subjects are common in JEE Main and NEET and the same subjects are also used in CUET for admission in various universities, conducting a single exam will do away with the need for multiple entrance examinations”.

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Why a single exam in place of JEE Mains and NEET

The objective of the proposal is that students should not undergo the stress of appearing in multiple entrance exams while they’re being tested in the same set of subjects. As per the proposal, only one entrance examination for all the JEE, NEET and CUET will be conducted in CBT mode, twice a year. If accepted, students might have the chance of appearing for the examination once after the board exams say May-June and another in December. The decision on is JEE and NEET going to merge will be finalized soon.

Is the plan to merge JEE Main and NEET Final?

The UGC chairperson has clarified that the idea of NEET and JEE merge into CUET has not been finalized yet. A proposal has been sent to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and all concerned stakeholders. First, the UGC will form an expert committee to examine the existing entrance examination processes. They will also look at the possibility of an integrated, one single CUET and come up with recommendations. Then, these recommendations will be put up for stakeholders’ feedback and based on the feedback the recommendation will be finalized. The final decision of "Will JEE Main NEET merge into CUET will be finalized soon.

Syllabus for the combined entrance test

The detailed syllabus for the common exam will be finalized before the start of the test. As per the proposal, the syllabus for the common entrance test will be as per the NCERT syllabus. The NTA will be instructed to strictly adhere to the class 12 syllabus for all disciplines, including the subjects related to JEE and NEET.

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Sharad Gupta

a month ago

Reforms should justify the fair deal with students.Now Reforms are being made only to ease the work of concerned govt. officers.However, They are dangerous for fair practice. CBT based exam is the example of this. conducting the exam is easy to authority but unfair for student. as the question p...Reforms should justify the fair deal with students.Now Reforms are being made only to ease the work of concerned govt. officers.However, They are dangerous for fair practice. CBT based exam is the example of this. conducting the exam is easy to authority but unfair for student. as the question paper are not same for all the students due to many slots of exam. some slot question paper is very easy so maximum student can score high mark say 90% when question paper is tough in a slot only few student can score say 40%. now you applied normalization method say reduced 20 mark from 90 and increaased 20 to 40 mark.So it is clear that easy question paper slot candidates are always benifited. So old OMR based system was fair becase all students have same questions. no role of luck.

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CUTE and JEE/NEET are different level exam . expectation and level of merit judgement are completely different.How this can merged? First need to merged the boards to have to common platform/syllabus of education, what a stupid idea? it is going to destroy the educational system? I think all lead...CUTE and JEE/NEET are different level exam . expectation and level of merit judgement are completely different.
How this can merged? First need to merged the boards to have to common platform/syllabus of education, what a stupid idea? it is going to destroy the educational system? I think all leads reduce funding. KVPY stopped, NTSE not declared.. need to see what comes next..

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Sanjana keshari

a month ago

First conducting Neet and Jee mains as a single exam for admissions into Medical and enginnering is a disasterous idea. How can you guys think that all the students who are prearing for enginnering are preparing for iit's alone. Previous system was great where students were giving IIT , AIEEE and...First conducting Neet and Jee mains as a single exam for admissions into Medical and enginnering is a disasterous idea. How can you guys think that all the students who are prearing for enginnering are preparing for iit's alone. Previous system was great where students were giving IIT , AIEEE and state exams. They had choice of preparing according to their level or interest but now there is no choice. Same goes for Neet where you guys have abolished state medical exams. Its a disaster for students.

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jaganmohanrao k

a month ago

Maths physics biology are totally different from economics history commerce politics and fine arts there is MBiPc group in cbse it facilitates admission into engineering and medical streamsBut just one - two % students have been optingThat experiment is a failure there is intense competition fo...Maths physics biology are totally different from economics history commerce politics and fine arts there is MBiPc group in cbse it facilitates admission into engineering and medical streams
But just one - two % students have been opting
That experiment is a failure there is intense competition for medicine and IIT only for arts there isno such competition. Admission in to professional courses after 12 th class is different from admission in to pg courses after graduation
How can u combine these streams Does it mean you provide admission in to professional and pg courses with the same test
It is not a proposal worth considering
Exam on 12 th syllabus is ok for IIT and NEET
Do not merge arts and science and further over burden the students

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Harrini

a month ago

How it is possible? Difficulty level of Jee, NEET and CUET are different for the subjects Maths, physics, chemistry and Biology. How can be merged all under single mode of entrance? Stupid idea and waste of time. It will make students to be confused

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