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CUCET 2021: UGC Suspends Common Entrance Test For Central Universities This Year

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New Delhi: The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for undergraduate admission will not be implemented from the 2021-22 academic session in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced on Sunday (July 18).

The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that the admission to the universities will be based on a common entrance test.

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“In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, admission process in central universities during academic session 2021-22 may continue as per past practice. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from academic session 2022-23,” the UGC tweeted.

Meanwhile UGC has asked all the universities and colleges to complete their first-year admissions for the year 2021-22 by September 30.

It has directed the universities and colleges to start the academic session by October 1.

The UGC has also sent guidelines on examinations in view of the Covid-19 pandemic to all the universities and colleges.

Rajnish Jain, Secretary, UGC had also sent a letter to all the vice-chancellors of all the universities which contained all the new guidelines on how to conduct the examinations during the pandemic.

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“Admissions to the first-year courses/programmes for the session 2021-2022, shall be completed by no later than September 30, 2021. The last date for admissions to fill up the remaining vacant seats shall be October 31, 2021. The relevant documents of the qualifying examination can be accepted up to December 31, 2021,” the letter read.

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“The academic session 2021-2022 shall commence latest by October 1, 2021, for first semester/year students,” UGC added.

In addition, it has also asked the institutes to conduct the final examination for the academic session 2020-2021 by August 31, 2021.



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