The technical glitches encountered within the preliminary phases of the Frequent College Entrance Take a look at (CUET) won’t have an effect on growth plans for the essential examination which features a proposal to merge it with JEE and NEET, in accordance with UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar.
Kumar stated the problems confronted within the conduct of the check will likely be ironed out quickly and the examination will likely be performed twice a yr.
“The technical glitches in preliminary phases of CUET-UG aren’t setbacks however classes. They are going to be ironed out within the close to future and can under no circumstances deter scaling up or growth plans for the essential examination,” he informed PTI in an interview.
Kumar had earlier stated that in future the engineering entrance examination JEE and medical entrance examination NEET will even be merged with CUET.
“As per the NEP, the plan is to have a standard entrance examination to cut back the burden on college students of showing in multiples. Nevertheless, we cannot hurry as much as introduce it as we have to plan properly. It’s a large train and our focus is on planning and taking ahead from the teachings we’ve got discovered whereas conducting CUET,” he stated.
Requested when the merger is predicted, Kumar stated the modalities are but to be labored out.
“An knowledgeable committee will likely be arrange by the tip of this month. It’s going to examine all vital entrance exams being performed within the nation in addition to overseas. If we’ve got to introduce the examination subsequent yr, the preparation has to begin now contemplating the huge train and the completely different disciplines concerned.
“There additionally must be a consensus amongst stakeholders and the 2 important points we have to deal with is the syllabus in addition to the issue degree as every self-discipline has its personal peculiarities,” he stated.
The debut version of CUET-UG started in July and has been marred with glitches prompting the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) to cancel exams at a number of facilities. Whereas a number of college students had been knowledgeable about cancellation an evening earlier than the examination, a lot of them had been turned away from facilities seating cancellations.
Kumar had stated the examination at sure facilities have been canceled following stories of “sabotage”. The fourth part of the CUET-UG is ready to start on Wednesday.
With 14.9 lakh registrations, the CUET, the frequent gateway for undergraduate admissions in all central universities, is now the second greatest entrance examination within the nation, surpassing JEE-Predominant’s common registration of 9 lakh.
NEET-UG is the most important entrance check in India with a mean of 18 lakh registrations.
Whereas JEE-Mains is a Laptop Based mostly Take a look at (CBT) performed twice a yr, NEET is performed in pen and paper mode.
“CBT is the longer term. Conducting an examination of this scale in pen and paper mode will likely be a logistical nightmare. The last word plan is to conduct a single examination, twice a yr and in pc primarily based mode,” he stated.
Requested concerning the considerations of utilization of unfair means which frequently cloud NEET, Kumar stated, “CUET had glitches as a result of it stopped proper the place there have been any stories or potentialities of sabotage and therefore we have not discovered any case of utilization of unfair means thus far in CUET”.
Explaining how the examination will deal with the problems of overlapping topics or disciplines, Kumar stated, tentatively every part of the examination can have sure days on which the checks in topics similar to physics, chemistry, maths and biology (topics in JEE and NEET) will likely be performed and remainder of the times will likely be for different topics like historical past, political science, amongst others.
“The dimensions of CUET is already large. The variety of topics is much less in JEE and NEET than CUET. We have to think about two areas whereas planning—academics and logistics. Some considerations have been raised about issue degree and syllabi. We are going to deal with all considerations earlier than going forward,” he stated.
The College Grants Fee (UGC) had in March introduced that the undergraduate admissions will likely be performed in all central universities by way of a standard entrance check and never on the premise of sophistication 12 marks.