One Nation One Exam: UGC's big update on the merger of NEET, JEE with CUET, students get relief for two years

Pankaj Prasad
NEET JEE CUET merger
NEET JEE CUET merger

UGC President M Jagadesh Kumar said no formal decision has been taken yet to merge the medical entrance exam NEET and engineering entrance exam JEE with the Central University Entrance Examination-Graduate (CUET) and nothing will be imposed on the students.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made a big statement regarding the merger of the medical entrance examination NEET and engineering entrance examination JEE with the Central University Entrance Examination-Graduate (CUET). Due to which a big relief is expected for the students.

UGC said, nothing will be imposed on students

UGC President M Jagadesh Kumar said no formal decision has been taken yet to merge the medical entrance exam NEET and engineering entrance exam JEE with the Central University Entrance Examination-Graduate (CUET) and nothing will be imposed on the students.

Union Education Minister had said two days ago, there will be no merger of JEE and NEET with CUET now

Kumar's remarks came at a time when Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said two days ago that there are no plans to merge JEE and NEET with CUET for the next two years.

UGC had decided to merge NEET and JEE with CUET

Earlier, the chairman of UGC had announced last month that Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) would be merged with CUET in future. Meanwhile, Kumar said, we have put forward the idea of โ€‹โ€‹merging NEET and JEE with CUET so that it can be discussed among the various stakeholders. He said that no formal decision has been taken in this regard, nothing will be imposed from above on the students.

Decision on merger will be taken after adequate discussion, opinion and suggestions

The President of the UGC said this while participating in a discussion on the topic of increasing competitiveness and bringing about a quality revolution in Indian higher education. He said, if a decision is taken then it should not affect the present students studying in class 11th and 12th. We should give them enough time. It cannot be implemented at least in the next two years. Kumar said that this would be done after adequate discussion and considering the views and suggestions received.