The final decision for the conduct of Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2021 is most likely to be taken by the state government in next one week or ten days.
As informed by Prof. PC Joshi, the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, DU is still considering to hold the CUCET exam for admission of students in undergraduate courses.
The university has completed all the preparations for entrance test-based courses and postgraduate programmes. DU is most likely to begin the registration procedure for admissions in this courses by third week of July.
Prof. Joshi said that “We are hoping for CUCET to become a reality”. He added that Class 12 exams for central Boards and most of the state boards are cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Thus the results for Class 12 students are being prepared on the basis of alternative evaluation criteria devised by each exam board differently. However this will bring uncertainty in the scores of students.
In such conditions, a common entrance exam is necessary to bring uniformity in the admission process. Conducting admissions on the basis of only Class 12 results and merit would be difficult for the university.
However even if the exam is not conducted, the admission process is anyway going to get delayed till september. Hence the government is still in favour to conduct the CUCET Exam, which in their opinion is a better option for admissions.
If the university anyhow begins the admission procedure by end of July without conducting the CUCET exam, several criteria for admissions like cutoff scores, merit ranking and normalisation of Class 12 Marks can only be done after declaration of Class 12 results.
In case CUCET is not held, the university will have to plan different methods for normalisation of Class 12 marks as the evaluation policy is uncommon between different state boards.