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Common Entrance Test Scores to be Part of Under Graduate Admissions Process

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Delhi University (DU) is planning to make some changes in its admission process for the undergraduate programmes. The varsity is planning to consider Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) scores as well as class 12 board exam marks for admissions for the 2021-22 session admissions. The proposal regarding the same has already been sent to the University Grant Commission (UGC).

CUCET is conducted jointly by 14 central universities to offer admission to various UG, PG, and PhD courses offered in participating institutions.

According to a TOI report, the students aspiring to get admission to DU will have to take the aptitude test that comprises of verbal ability, quantitative ability and logical reasoning along with a subject-specific test.

DU vice-chancellor PC Joshi, who is also a member of the MoE committee, said that along with the CUCET score, class 12 marks will also be counted and there would be no comprise on merit. He added that the DU will soon adopt CUCET.

“Naturally, this year admissions would be different. While CUCET final form is still awaited, we have set up our own admission committee in place,” he was quoted as saying. He also said that the varsity will sync their admission on what CUCET suggests. The weightage for class 12 marks and CUCET score will be finalised soon.

Earlier in December, MoE has set up a seven-member committee to recommend the modalities of a common ‘high-quality aptitude test’ for admissions to all central universities. This common entrance test would be conducted by National Testing Agency.

Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare had said that “This is going to be implemented from the 2021-22 session for the central universities.” This decision has been made to offer a high-quality common aptitude test as well as specialized common subject exams in science, humanities, languages, arts and vocational subjects.

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