There have been talks in the country for the last few weeks to merge the medical entrance test NEET-UG and engineering entrance test JEE with the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). It was believed that from next year CUET Exam Under the same, there will be medical and engineering tests. In such a situation, a big statement of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has come on this matter. “There is no immediate plan to merge the engineering and medical entrance test with the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and no such combined examination will be conducted at least in the next two years,” the education minister said.
Dharmendra Pradhan admitted that the government is well aware that there are talks of merging the exams. He said that but till now it has not been agreed that this is going to be a practical step. Actually, Dharmendra Pradhan, who had come to participate in a private program in Kota city of Rajasthan, was questioned about this. On this, he gave this statement on the merger of NEET-UG and JEE exam with CUET. Earlier, UGC Chief Jagdesh Kumar had also given a statement regarding the merger of CUET-UG and JEE.
What did the education minister say?
The Education Minister said, 'The merger of CUET, JEE and NEET is being considered. But the government has not taken any decision on this, so students need not worry about it. There is no proposal to merge as of today and there will be no exam merger next year also. He said, 'We will not do anything without any prior information. An idea has come but it will take time to reach a concrete decision. We will not conduct any combined examination for those students who are in class XII and XI, who will appear for the entrance examination in the next two years.
What did the UGC chief say?
In fact, the University Grants Commission chairman Prof M Jagadesh Kumar had floated the idea of merging the entrance exam in August. Prof Kumar had said that a committee would examine the feasibility of the proposal. The UGC chief had said, "After the launch of CUET, now there are three major entrance exams in the country namely NEET, JEE and CUET. Many students give two exams out of this. There are also students who give all three exams for admission in different courses.
He had said, 'In NEET you have Biology, Physics and Chemistry and in JEE you have Maths, Physics and Chemistry. So, here anyway the two subjects are same and same subjects have been used in CUET for admission in different universities. So, why should we allow students to give multiple entrance exams?'
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