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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
19-November-2010 17:21 IST
Common Entrance Test for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Courses
The recommendations made by a Committee of Vice-Chancellors in regard to a Common Entrance Test in Central Universities was discussed recently in a Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities. There was a consensus that the present college/institution specific system of admission places immense burden on the students/applicants as well as parents and, therefore, the admission procedure needs to be modified. For admission to undergraduate courses, it was felt that the marks obtained in class 12 and the scores obtained in a common national level aptitude test should get appropriate weightage. For admission to postgraduate programmes, the basis could be marks obtained at the graduate level and a common test to assess the aptitude and knowledge in the subject concerned. The modalities in this regard, however, would be worked out by each Central University keeping in view their specific requirements.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question, in the Rajya Sabha today.