The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to central universities suggesting them to establish the correct regulations and hence conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) for students looking forward to seeking admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the 2022-23 academic session onwards. UGC also commented that any state and private university can follow the same computer-based test for the intake of students from next year. National Test Agency(NTA) is supposed to be the conducting body for this computer-based Common Entrance Test. Further details about this process would be released in the first week of December when the UGC will represent its report on the same.
The UGC at the same time pointed that NET scores would be considered wherever it is possible for students going to take up a Ph.D. program in the coming sessions. Earlier the UGC had decided to impose CET for the session 2021-2022 but due to the pandemic, the exam was first postponed and then canceled. However, the letter that has been sent by the UGC to the administration of central universities clearly stated that “After detailed deliberations, it was resolved that the CET for UG and PG courses may be conducted from the 2022-23 academic session through NTA.”
Collzy\’s opinion– Based on our research and feedback from students, Collzy is of the opinion that this exam would be a move in the right direction by the UGC, due to the following reasons:
- It will alleviate the undue pressure faced by students while undertaking Class 12th exams, as the stakes are very high on the marks scored in these exams. Even a small slip, or an untimely accident of sickness results in a student losing out on a lifetime opportunity
- It will ease decision-making for colleges as well. We have already witnessed cut-offs hitting the maximum limit of 100% for many course/college combinations over the last few years. There is no room for further increase. This will only keep going up unless an alternate evaluation mechanism and/or an exam is introduced
We look forward to the implementation of this rule and a rollout of the CET for College Admissions for the Academic year 2022-23