HRD Minister Rules Out Possibility Of Entrance Test For UG Courses In 2019

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The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar ruled out the possibility of replacing the cut offs after various reports of a possible entrance test were out in the media last week.

According to PTI, the Delhi University was pondering to introduce online entrance exams from next session onwards.The Delhi University admission committee was working on details of the entrance test based system and the issue was to be discussed in the next meeting of the panel which has education experts, college principals and faculty members.The issue was considered even last year as well by the panel but a consensus could not be reached.

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“For 2019-20 there will be no entrance test in DU and admissions will be conducted on basis of class 12 marks.‚Äù¬†Prakash Javadekar said.

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DU currently conducts computer based entrance test for nine Undergraduate courses and all postgraduate programmes.DU’s first attempt at switching to an entrance-based admission system in 2017 had hit a roadblock after objection from different student groups.

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The HRD Minister also said that ‚ÄúNo final call has been taken yet on whether the JNU’s entrance test will be conducted online and that too by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA)”.Though, JNU has already notified on the website that the exam will be conducted by NTA in 2019.

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