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CUET score mandatory for UG admission to central universities: UGC

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All central universities will have to admit students to undergraduate courses on the basis of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and not the Class 12 marks, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said.

“From the 2022-23 academic year, the National Testing Agency will be conducting the CUET for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All the central universities will have to consider CUET scores for admissions to their programmes,” UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said at a press briefing.

He said the CUET, in all likelihood, will be conducted in the first week of July. There are 45 central universities funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The syllabus of the CUET will be mirrored with the Class 12 model syllabus of the NCERT, Kumar said.

“The universities can enrol candidates for the general seats as well as for the reserved seats on the basis of CUET scores. It will not impact the existing admission and reservation policy that are in accordance with the Ordinances of the varsity. But these students will also have to take admission through CUET,” he added.

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