NTA to Conduct Common Entrance for Central Universities

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NTA to Conduct Common Entrance for Central Universities

In accordance with the latest reports, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct a single common entrance test for the 54 central universities in India. This would eliminate the need for class 12 final grades and multiple entrance examinations that the universities have to take. 

How did NTA Decide to Conduct Common Entrance for Central Universities?

A seven-member committee was established to examine the current admission process into central universities. To solve the problem of applying to various entrance exams, a “high-quality aptitude test” is offered. The precise guidelines of the review have not yet been finalized or made public. There will be only one computer-based test, which will be required for admission to the 54 central universities in India of the 2021-22 academic session.

Till date, a large number of these universities accept students on the basis of class 12 marks. This has often been a point of contention since the cuts have hit celestial peaks like 99.95%, 99.98%, 100% in recent years. This renders students with even 90%-95% without a seat at the end resulting in a waste of year-long hard work and dedication that the students must have put in to achieve even 90% or 95% for that matter. 

In addition, various boards have asymmetric percentage charts in which students from some school boards easily obtain 90% or more, while in others, it is not possible to achieve such results. With an entry examination, pupils will be given an opportunity to compete at a common level.

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List of Central Universities 

List of 54 central universities for which the entrance exams will occur are:

  1. Sikkim University
  2. Central University of Tamil Nadu
  3. Indian Maritime University
  4. English and Foreign Languages University
  5. Maulana Azad National Urdu University
  6. University of Hyderabad
  7. Tripura University
  8. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
  9. Aligarh Muslim University
  10. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
  11. Banaras Hindu University
  12. University of Allahabad
  13. Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University
  14. Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University
  15. Visva Bharati
  16. Manipur Central Agricultural University
  17. Manipur University
  18. National Sports University
  19. Mizoram University
  20. Meghalaya North Eastern Hill University
  21. Nagaland Nagaland University
  22. Central University of Orissa
  23. Pondicherry University
  24. Central University of Punjab
  25. Central University of Rajasthan
  26. South Asian University
  27. University of Delhi
  28. The Central Sanskrit University
  29. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University
  30. Central University of Gujarat
  31. Central University of Haryana
  32. Central University of Himachal Pradesh
  33. Central University of Kashmir
  34. Central University of Jammu
  35. Central University of Jharkhand
  36. Central University of Karnataka
  37. Central University of Kerala
  38. Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya
  39. The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
  40. Maharashtra Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
  41. Central University of Andhra Pradesh
  42. Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh
  43. The National Sanskrit University
  44. Assam University
  45. Tezpur University
  46. Rajiv Gandhi University
  47. Central University of South Bihar
  48. Mahatma Gandhi Central University
  49. Nalanda University
  50. Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University
  51. Chhattisgarh Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
  52. Delhi Indira Gandhi National Open University
  53. Jamia Millia Islamia
  54. Jawahar Lal Nehru University

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