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Mixed reviews on CUET: Fair competition, but a shift in focus

The University Grants Commission (UGC)'s recent move to launch a common entrance test for central universities in India has got mixed reviews from academics and institutes

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The Central University Entrance Test (CUET) effectively means that Class 12 board exam results will have no bearing on college admissions.

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
The University Grants Commission (UGC)’s recent move to launch a common entrance test for central universities in India has got mixed reviews from academics and institutes.

The Central University Entrance Test (CUET) effectively means that Class 12 board exam results will have no bearing on college admissions. While discounting the board exam results will provide a level playing field for candidates, universities and academics believe that it may promote a CUET-centric coaching culture causing students to focus on the entrance rather than Class 12th exams.

According to Imbesat Ahmad, Founder and CEO of Filo, an “instant live tutoring platform” that

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First Published: Mar 26 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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