Last month, UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar said that there are plans to merge the national-level engineering and medical entrances with the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) from the next academic year.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that there is no proposal to merge NEET, JEE and CUET. While interacting with students from a coaching centre in Kota, Rajasthan, the education minister said that there is no such proposal under consideration and students can prepare for entrance exams without any stress. “Rajasthan: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says that there is no proposal to merge NEET, JEE and CUET. Union Education Minister interacts with coaching students in Kota. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also present on the occasion,”a tweet from All India Radio News reads.
Last month the UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar announced that a merger of the NEET, JEE and CUET was being considered, causing a setback to the students and teacher community. The UGC Chairman said that a single entrance exam will prevent the students from preparing and writing multiple entrance exams.