CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES ENTRANCE TEST (CUET)
In a move that could be a potential game changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended to conduct a Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) for the 54 Central Universities and colleges from the academic session 2022-2023. This may come as a surprise to many, but the move aimed at reducing the pressure of higher cut offs in most of the reputed central universities, has been in the talks for a long time now. However, the National Education Policy (NEP), which aims to bring radical changes to the education set up in the country, paved the way for the Entrance Test.
Under CUET colleges, there are 54 Central Universities in India at the moment including University of Delhi (DU), JawaharLal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU, etc. While the news may have surprised the common man, unknown to many, there is already a Entrance Test for the 13 newly established Central Universities across different states. While the current CUET has been conducted once a year in offline mode, the newly planned Central Universities Entrance Test will be conducted in online mode by the National Testing Agency (NTA). To start with, the test will be conducted once for the academic session 2022-2023, but from the subsequent years, the test will be conducted twice in a year giving students an opportunity to improve their scores if needed.
CUET Eligibility Criteria
CUET Application Fee
General / OBC / EWS
SC / ST
Mode of the Test
Computer Based Test-CBT
Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions
13 languages ( Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu)
Section IA & IB: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passagesâ€“Factual, Literary and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary]
Section II : As per NCERT model syllabus as applicable to Class XII only
Section III : General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability,Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught
Registration will be online at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/. (available from 01.04.2022)