CUET-UG Not Aligned with CBSE Syllabus: Edu Ministry

Minister Subhas Sarkar dismissed any suggestion of eliminating specific school boards and mandating recognition of only one board for students to undertake their class 12 exams before taking the CUET

The Ministry of Education informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG is not designed according to the CBSE syllabus. Union Minister of State for Education, Subhas Sarkar, conveyed in a written response in the Rajya Sabha that CUET evaluates students from various educational boards on an “equal footing.”

“CUET is being conducted for admissions in central universities from the academic year 2022-23 to alleviate the burden on students, universities and the entire education system. The syllabus is based on a general understanding of subjects at the class 12 level, ensuring equitable assessment of students from different educational boards. CUET is not based on the CBSE syllabus,” he clarified.

Furthermore, Sarkar dismissed any proposal to eliminate certain school boards and mandate the recognition of only one board, which students would have to opt for while taking their class 12 exams before appearing for the CUET.

In 2022, CUET-UG became mandatory for admissions to various universities, including Delhi University. During the last year, around 12.5 lakh students registered for the exam, with over 11.11 lakh candidates participating in the second edition of the entrance examination.

The CUET results were released last month, and the university admission process has commenced accordingly.

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