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CUET has merit but pitfalls too

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In the first phase of the placements, 55 companies gave 232 offer letters to the students with an average package of 32.89 lakhs per annum and a minimum of Rs 12 lakh. Representative picture by Shutterstock

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The University Grants Commission has taken a broadly sensible decision to hold a mandatory Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate admission to all 45 centrally funded universities from the upcoming academic year. This means Class XII board exam marks will be superseded for determining university admission in favour of an all-India exam on the lines of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to technical undergraduate programmes or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical studies. A standardised test makes sense particularly in the context of the rampant grade inflation that occurs in board exams, yielding

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 12:09 AM IST

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