NTA to conduct CUCET 2020 – From the 2020-21 academic session onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting a Common Admission Test (CUCET) for 15 Central Universities of India. The exam will cover universities from states such as Karnataka, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jammu, Kerala, Tamilnadu and others. The Union Ministry for Human Resource Development (HRD) would soon give proposal regarding this matter in a few days.
A senior officer from HRD while speaking to the media said that NTA has capability as well as capacity to conduct entrance exams. The agency’s final aim is to function as a premium testing agency. In the past, it has already conducted secure, transparent and glitch free testing for several entrance exams of national level such as UGC NET, JNU, JEE Mains, etc.
The NTA is also trying to convince other central universities in order to join this test. Earlier the University of Rajasthan used to conduct Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) on behalf of several other universities. It will be the first time that the NTA would be conducting this test.
The proposed test is slated to take place in May 2020. It will cover around 50 Undergraduate (UG) courses, 170 Postgraduate (PG) courses and around 100 programs of PhD and MPhil. Earlier in May this year, NTA had conducted entrance tests for certain courses for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University, both based in New Delhi.