Except for specific activity-oriented programmes like performing arts and physical education, the University Grants Commission (UGC) directed all central universities on Wednesday to exclusively accept CUET results for admission in various undergraduate courses. The UGC declared last month that CUET results, not Class 12 scores, will be required for admission to 45 central universities, with the universities having the authority to set their own minimum qualifying criteria.
“It is clarified that all central universities and their colleges should only use the scores of CUET while admitting the students in UG programmes.
“However, additional criteria may be utilised in some activity-based programmes such as Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Sports, Physical Education, and so on,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain wrote to the vice-chancellors of all central institutions.
According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), which is in charge of administering the test, the CUET would enable students seeking admission to any central institution in the country with a single-window chance.
The exam will be administered by computer-based testing (CBT).