Common Entrance Test for Admissions to Central Universities from 2022-23 academic session

University Grants Commission (UGC) has proposed the Central Eligibility Test or CET for admission to undergraduate and Postgraduate courses offered by all Central Universities from academic session 2022-23. The Commission has also said that admission to PhD programs should be through UGC NET score as far as possible and feasible.

The commission also stated that the Central Eligibility Test may also be adopted by the willing state/private universities/deemed to be universities.”

The changes have been proposed in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. A committee was constituted to suggest the modalities for the CET for all Central Universities. The committee held several rounds of discussions regarding the modalities in details for conducting the CET.

The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that admission to universities will be based on a common entrance test from 2021 academic session but due to COVID-19 pandemic was deferred.

The UGC letter to vice-chancellors of all universities reads, “Accordingly, all central universities are advised to take appropriate measures for the Common Entrance Test from the academic session 2022-2023. These tests would be conducted in minimum 13 languages in which NTA is already conducting JEE and NEET examinations.”