UGC cancels Central Universities Common Entrance Test
New Delhi: The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for undergraduate admission will not be implemented from the 2021-22 academic session in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced on Sunday.
Passing this test is the criteria for the admissions into the central university of Kerala as well.
In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, admission process in Central Universities during Acad Session 2021-22, may continue as per past practice.— UGC INDIA (@ugc_india) July 18, 2021
Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from Acad Session 2022-23. @dpradhanbjp @EduMinOfIndia @PIBHRD
It may be implemented in the next academic year, UGC said.
The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that the admission to the universities will be based on a common entrance test.
The Union Education Ministry had constituted a committee to look into modalities for the CUCET for admissions to all undergraduate courses at central universities as suggested under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
CUCET is an all-India entrance test for admission into several post-graduate and undergraduate courses in selected central universities in India.
(With inputs from PTI)