The Government of India plans to explore the possibility to merge JEE and NEET -National Engineering and Medical Entrance Exams into the existing Common University Entrance Test, said UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar. This new initiative is likely to be taken by the government, preferably by next year.
Govt. plans to merge JEE and NEET into CUET
As per reports, three major entrance examinations – NEET, JEE (Main) and CUET are conducted by the National Testing Agency. Therefore, it has been suggested to use the CUET scores alone for admission into multiple disciplines.
Kumar added, “The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisages “one nation, one entrance” and this will reduce students’ burden of taking multiple entrance examinations for higher education.
“NEET requires biology, physics and chemistry, JEE requires mathematics, physics and chemistry. All these subjects are already in CUET. Therefore, it won’t be an issue for medical and engineering colleges to use CUET scores for admission,” says UGC Chairperson.
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