The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) provides equal opportunity to candidates across the country and benefits all, Delhi University (DU) Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said Friday. During a webinar, he flagged the issues with the merit-based system, which has been discontinued, saying that different boards have different marking patterns that have led to an inequality.
“CUET is a new system. This is the first time that Delhi University has put exams under it. Until now, we had a merit-based system based solely on the grades achieved in the 12th grade exams.” However, that system had a few problems. Different signs have different marking patterns, and that led to inequality, he said. The webinar was held to inform students about the reservation policy for admission to undergraduate courses under the CUET.
“The new system offers everyone equal opportunities. This is to the advantage of people living in any part of the country. It is beneficial for a person from both rural and urban areas,” said the DU vice-chancellor. Delhi University Registrar Vikas Gupta, Dean, Admissions, Haneet Gandhi and Joint Dean, Admission, Professor Sanjeev Singh attended the webinar.
Earlier this month, Singh announced that admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Delhi will be conducted through the CUET, which has been mandated to access 45 central universities in India. Until last year, admission to the University of Delhi was based on grades obtained in class 12 board exams.
The University of Delhi has set up several activities to help prospective students about CUET, including setting up a dedicated website. The website to spread awareness about CUET is already live and contains all information related to recordings. Video tutorials have also been created to explain the registration process for CUET 2022. Registration for the CUET for undergraduate courses in 45 central universities began on April 6. The exam will be done on the computer.
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