UGC considering a proposal for a single entrance test merging NEET and JEE with CUET
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is considering a proposal to merge the engineering (Joint Engineering Exam) and medical (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) with the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG). This will not only spare students the stress of multiple exams but also simplify the logistics for the National Testing Agency, chairperson M. Jagdish Kumar said as reported by Times of India
The higher education authority is forming a committee to consult with various parties in order to achieve an agreement.
As per the officials, merging the NEET and JEE with the all-India-based CUET test would expand the horizon for undergraduate, integrated, postgraduate, diploma, and certification programs at India’s 45 Central Universities. It will also solve the problem of overlapping in major national-level admission tests.
According to the proposal this will also allow students to explore several options through a single examination. They would also avoid stress as a result of the various entrance examinations.
UGC chairperson M. Jagdish Kumar said “The proposal can integrate all these entrance examinations so that our students are not subjected to multiple entrance examinations based on the same knowledge base.”
He added that, “The students should have one single entrance examination, but multiple opportunities to apply among the disciplines.”