The second phase of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) examination that has to be cleared by the candidates to seek admission to under-graduate (UG) courses in colleges is scheduled to begin from August 4.
This year it has been made mandatory to clear the CUET exam for seeking admission in colleges
affiliated to central universities.
All central universities such as Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia,
Banaras Hindu University have been included in this programme.
Like earlier, this time also, the merit list will be prepared by different universities and their respective colleges. However, the only difference this time is that the merit list will be made on the basis of marks obtained in CUET exam, and not
on the basis of Class 12 exam marks.
The UGC has clarified that the CUET exam is being conducted for undergraduate courses in colleges on the basis of Class 12 syllabus only. No questions will be asked in the entrance test for admission in colleges based on the syllabus of any other class.
The Union Ministry of Education, with the help of UGC, has also encouraged private universities to
be a part of the CUET.
The UGC has appealed to all state governments and private universities to adopt the CUET for
As per the decision taken by the UGC, all the central universities in the country will have to conduct the CUET for admission to the undergraduate courses.