NEET, JEE not to be merged with CUET: Director General of the National Testing Agency (NTA) Vineet Joshi said that such a procedure could be implemented but it would need the right kind of research and responses from the stakeholders
There are no immediate plans to merge the engineering and medical entrances with the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said, assuring that no such combined test will be held at least in the next two years.
Pradhan, however, acknowledged that the government is aware that an idea to merge the tests has been floated. But no consensus has been reached on whether it would be a practical move, he said.
The minister made the remarks in Rajasthan’s Kota on Tuesday while responding to questions during an interactive session with students of a private coaching institute located in the city.
“There is a school of thought on merging CUET, JEE and NEET but the government has not taken any decision on this so students need not be worried about it. There is no proposal to merge as on date and there will not be any merger even next year. We will not do anything without any prior notice,” Pradhan said. “One idea has been floated but it will take time to arrive at a concrete decision. We will not impose any combined test on students who are in Class 12 and Class 11, who will appear in the entrances over the next two years,” Pradhan added.