Common University Entrance Test (CUET) to be conducted twice a year from 2023, hints UGC Chairman
The Union Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar has hinted that from the academic session 2023, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be conducted twice a year in line with National Education Policy, NEP 2020. Like JEE Main, students would get two opportunities to improve their score. Students would have the option of appearing for either or both the examination. In case of both – the better of the two scores would be taken as the final result
UGC Chairman M Jagedesh Kumar tweeted, “With the possibility that CUET will be conducted twice in a year, this will further help the students to plan and attempt CUET.”
For this year, the CUET 2022 would be conducted only once and most likely in the 1st and 2nd week of July, 2022. As many as 44 central universities, 12 state universities, 11 deemed universities and 19 private universities are accepting admissions in their undergraduate courses through CUET for the academic session 2022-23.
Over 11 lakh (11,51,319) candidates have registered for CUET UG 2022 among which 9 lakh (9,13,540) applicants have already paid the application fee.
Recently, UGC has announced that the admission to Postgraduate courses will also be done on the basis of CUET PG 2022. Many of the Central Universities ( 9 are exempted) would be considering the CUET score for UG as well as PG admissions. However, the universities can put an eligibility criteria on the board examination.