NEET, JEE Main, CUET: UGC President Jagdish Kumar on Tuesday said the technical glitches in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) are not a setback but a lesson. CUET problems will be removed in near future
The UGC President Jagdish Kumar said on Tuesday that technical glitches in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) are not a setback but a learning. In the near future, the problems of CUET will be removed. The lapses that have come to the fore in the conduct of CUET in the past will not affect the plans to expand the crucial exam to NEET and JEE Main. University Grants Commission (UGC) chief Jagdish Kumar told news agency PTI that the UGC has plans to reduce the burden on students appearing for several entrance exams. Let us tell you that a few days ago, Kumar had said that the government is exploring the possibility of merging JEE and medical entrance examinations into CUET.
UGC President Jagdish Kumar said that under the new education policy, there are plans to conduct a common entrance test to reduce the burden on students appearing for multiple entrance exams. However, we will not do all these things in a hurry. This needs to be well planned.
When asked when the merger of CUET, NEET and JEE Main is expected, Kumar said the modalities are yet to be worked out. An expert committee will be constituted by the end of this month. This expert committee will study important entrance examinations in India and abroad. If we have to start the exam next year, then considering its vastness, the preparation should start from now.
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The first edition of CUET-UG started in July and several technical glitches came to the fore due to which the National Testing Agency (NTA) had to postpone the examination at several centres. Many students were informed the night before the examination and many students had to return from the examination centre.
The UGC chairman had said that the examinations at some centers were canceled following reports of irregularities. The fourth phase of CUET-UG examination will begin on Wednesday.
14.9 lakh students have registered for CUET exam for admission in all central universities.
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