The Delhi University is genuinely considering the adoption of the NTA’s CUCET exam for conducting admission in the 2021-2022 academic session, as per the latest reports. Officials of the Central University have earlier shown an inclination toward adopting merit in CUCET and Class 12 finals as criteria for admissions from the upcoming session. Although there is no official confirmation yet, latest developments indicates that DU is keen to bring significant reforms in the admission process.
The CUCET exam has been proposed to serve as a national level entrance exam for admission to UG, PG and Doctoral courses in all Central Universities in the country. Earlier, a seven member committee was put in place to decide on the modalities of a high quality test as per latest updates regarding CUCET. DU has already expressed interest in developing a admission selection process that will be based on both Class 12 marks as well as performance in the CUCET exam from the upcoming session.
Although a final decision regarding CUCET and its adoption in DU Admissions 2021-2022 is yet to be announced, candidates may note that DU Vice-Chancellor has reportedly stated that the University will be adopting CUCET for admissions soon although, no compromise will be made in including Class 12 marks as a significant criterion for determining the merit of candidates. Adoption of the reformed selection criteria for upcoming admissions will enable the University to differentiate between candidates who have fared equally well in their Class 12 exams. CUCET will prove to be a benchmark for determining eligibility.
In addition to the above, Dean Admissions, DU, Sohag Bagai has also been quoted saying that adoption of the entrance exam will ease the admission process. As per the latest reports, if the CUCET is adopted for DU admissions in 2021-2022, the exam will be conducted as a computer-based test. The purpose of the exam will be to test the aptitude of candidates by asking questions based on logical, verbal and quantitative ability related questions.
Here are some of the key advantages of adopting CUCET for DU Admissions 2021-2022
- Adopting CUCET will solve the issue of differentiating between candidates who have scored equivalent marks in Class 12 final exams.
- As per reports, the exam has been proposed to be held twice a year. If this is done, candidates who miss the exam on the first attempt/do not secure satisfactory marks in the first attempt will have another chance.
- Adopting CUCET will create uniformity in the DU Admission process.
- DU is notoriously known to set very high cut-offs. CUCET will provide candidates with a chance for admission to the University even if they secure few marks shy that prescribed admission cut-offs in Class 12 final exams.