New Delhi, 18th March 2023: According to UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar, the Common University Entrance Exam (CUET)-UG will be administered in three shifts this year rather than two. He also informed that the plans for merging with important entrance exams like JEE and NEET would be announced at least two years in advance.

In an interview with PTI, Kumar stated that the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are ready to guarantee that the second edition of the CUET-UG is error-free.

Kumar said, “I agree that there were several concerns with the exam last time, but everything is working perfectly now. A strategy has been developed with the student’s experiences in mind, and we are prepared to make sure that the applicants need to worry about the exam and not any glitches.”

When questioned about the idea to combine the CUET with the JEE and NEET Kumar responded, “That is undoubtedly feasible. The specifics are still being worked out, but whenever the merger occurs, notice will be given to the students at least two years in advance, allowing them to make preparations.”

The UGC had declared in March of last year that all central universities would conduct undergraduate admissions using a common entrance test and not based on class 12 grades.