common university entrance test 2022 ugc cucet 2022 cucet syllabus news today : Higher cutoff line no more CUET is welcome

The UGC has taken a major initiative to reform education by making Common University Entrance Test (CUET) mandatory for admission to undergraduate courses in all 45 central universities and affiliated colleges of the country. During admission in all these UG courses, the marks obtained in the 12th board examination will no longer have any role. The UGC has made it clear that the universities can make the 12th marks the basis of eligibility to appear in the entrance test of various courses if they want, but the admission will be purely on the basis of the marks obtained in CUET. The first welcome result of this arrangement would be that the irrationally high cut-off list of admissions in various colleges would become a thing of the past.

The problem of high cutoff is especially seen in Delhi University (DU). The high cutoff line of colleges was seen breaking records even in 2021, while during that time the schools remained mostly closed due to the situation arising out of the Corona epidemic. Seven colleges of DU had declared the first cutoff list of 100 percentile marks for ten courses this year as well. The system was proving to be inconsistent for students from different parts of the country in view of the different evaluation methods of education boards of different states. The new system will remove this discrepancy.

However, in a jiffy, the way in which the system which considers the 12th marksheet as everything is being implemented instead of the system which considers it as nothing, some problems may be felt in the beginning. Many students of class 12th are also apprehensive about this. Keep in mind that this year the CBSE board exam was divided into two different terms. Not only this, the numbers of the first term came when the examinations of the second term had come to a head. Apart from this, the applications for CUET exam will be called in April and the exam is to be conducted in July. Obviously, there will not be much time for preparation. At least for the students of this batch, all this can prove to be very stressful.

Despite this, the old system needed to be abolished. Now, solutions should be found for the initial inconveniences arising out of the new system and it should also be remembered that the new system is not the solution to all the problems. Through this, an attempt has been made to facilitate access to quality education for students across the country, but no attempt has been made to change the number of students and the ratio of seats. This means that the number of seats in a university like DU is going to be less than the number of students seeking admission. This is a big and complex problem. Obviously, this needs major improvement.