Pearson VUE has initiated the ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ across India. 50 universities in India will accept the scores of the Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam for admission. The entrance exam will have questions from quantitative, verbal, and abstract reasoning. This exam was launched in December 2020. Overseas students planning to study in India are also eligible to take the entrance test.
Many university admissions departments actively seek students with an understanding of core concepts, high-quality aptitude tests (which require no specialist knowledge in any particular subject), which is also the aim of India’s new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. This is supported by the Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam 2021.
The ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ has elevated the overall admissions process for the 2021 exam season: offering candidates greater convenience around testing and with selecting their preferred choice of university. University admissions departments are benefiting from the highest standards in test development as well as access to the best candidates.
Divyalok Chetan Sharma, Vice President, India, and SAARC at Pearson VUE, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this key milestone in the early part of this year. Our ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ has proven to be an exciting new computer-based testing option for Indian students looking to enroll in popular undergraduate programs. We look forward to partnering with many more universities as we endeavor to address the specific needs of this market and further raise standards around higher education.’’
In addition to being able to reschedule at their convenience, candidates can choose between taking their exam at a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center (PVTC) or at home via OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online proctoring solution.
Universities are already seeing the benefits of maintaining one publishing platform, consisting of exam registration, scheduling, Pearson exam content, results, and scoring as Prof. (Dr). C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University explains: “Pearson VUE has always led the way with innovative testing solutions for admissions exams. Its ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ provides a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to write just one exam which not only alleviates the stress they face in writing multiple exams for different universities but standardizes the admissions process across different institutions. Pearson VUE has made the testing experience even simpler for students, through the flexibility and convenience of choosing between taking their exam at a test center or at home. By reducing the administrative overhead for universities through establishing a single platform, Pearson VUE’s exam represents the future of computer-based testing for undergraduate studies.’’
Prof. Nitesh Bansal, Registrar, Rishihood University, explains how his university admissions department is also benefiting from the introduction of the new test format: ‘’The ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ is a comprehensive test, specifically developed for Indian universities. Its widespread availability will make it the preferred choice for students, enabling them to apply to multiple universities at the same time. It will also help these institutions to select the right student, by providing a holistic overview of candidates’ applications.’’
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