One Nation One Entrance Exam, Will JEE Main, NEET to be merged with CUET?

Safalta Expert Published by: Trisha Bharati Updated Thu, 18 Aug 2022 11:22 AM IST

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University Grants Commission (UGC) is debating a plan to combine the three nation's most important admission tests, the NEET, JEE Main, and CUET. 

University Grants Commission (UGC) is debating a plan to combine the three nation's most important admission tests, the NEET, JEE Main, and CUET. If you are into preparation and dream to clear the exam on your first attempt then check our CUET 2023 course online
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is preparing to set up an expert group to look into the possibilities to integrate the national-level engineering and medical admission exams with the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) starting in the next academic year.
Bringing JEE (Main) and NEET within the greater purview of CUET, according to UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar, will lessen the load on students, and the plan is in line with the National Education Policy, 2020. NEET is the entrance exam for all undergraduate medical programs, while JEE (Main) is the entrance exam for admission to the nation's top engineering institutions.
Get the details of the current issue on the UGC JEE NEET CUET merger here. 
Table of Content
Reason for Merging NEET, JEET into CUET UG Exam
About JEE, NEET, CUET Exam
What could be the Syllabus for Combined Exam?
How will it benefit the students?
Final Thoughts

Reason for Merging NEET, JEET into CUET UG Exam

One of the most popular admission tests in the nation is the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate. Over 1 million people have applied to take the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), which was introduced this year. A proposal to include the engineering and medical entrance examinations into the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate is currently being developed by UGC (CUET-UG).

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According to UGC Chairperson M. Jagadesh Kumar, students would be able to take the proposed test once and be eligible for and explore several fields of study rather than taking the four subjects—Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology—in three separate entrance exams.

The main goal of combining the admission tests is to spare students from the pressure of taking several exams for the same courses. The grades in Math, Physics, and Chemistry of all individuals who wish to pursue engineering and medical can be utilised as a ranking list. If students don't get into Engineering or Medical, they will still be able to attend other programmes through CUET using the same scores in math, physics, chemistry, biology, and other subjects. They are thus waiting for the requirement that students show up for a single exam. Lets us check the exam pattern of each exam. 

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About JEE, NEET and CUET Exam 

JEE Exam Pattern 

On average every year more than 12 lakh of students appear for the JEE Mains exam. It is one of the most prominent exams for students who are willing to pursue engineering from the reputed colleges of the country.

Let's check the exam pattern of the JEE examination. 

JEE Main Paper I Exam Pattern 

Course B. E / B. Tech
Exam Mode Online
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Maths
Type Of Questions MCQs and Numerical based questions
Duration 3 hrs
Medium English, Hindi and Gujarati
Total Marks 300
Marking Scheme 4 for the correct answer, -1 for the wrong answer and 0 for the unanswered question.
 

JEE Main Paper 2A Exam Pattern 

Course B.Architecture
Exam Mode Both online and offline
Subjects Maths with aptitude and drawing test
Type Of Questions Objective type questions for maths and aptitude while drawing test is also conducted
Duration 3 hrs. 4 hrs for people with disability
Total Marks 400
Marking Scheme 4 for the correct answer, -1 for the wrong answer and 0 for the unanswered question.
 

JEE Main Paper 2B Exam Pattern

Course B.Planning
Exam Mode Computer-based test
Subjects Maths with Aptitude and Planning based test
Type Of Questions Multiple-choice questions and answers as a numerical value for maths
Duration 3 hrs. 4 hrs for people with disability
Total Marks 400
Marking Scheme 4 for the correct answer, -1 for the wrong answer and 0 for the unanswered question.

 

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NEET Exam Pattern 

NEET UG Entrance Exam 2022 Registration Numbers Exceed 18 Lakh. One of the hardest and most demanding tests in India is the NEET UG Entrance Exam 2022. However, one of the unexpected aspects of the NEET UG Entrance Exam 2022 is the fact that more than 18 lakh candidates have applied to take the test this year. Let's check the NEET Exam pattern 

Exam Mode Offline
Medium/ Language English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, Punjabi, Malayalam and Urdu
Duration of the examination Three hours and Twenty Minutes
Frequency of exam in a year Once a year
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total number of Questions 200 (180 applicable questions for attempt)
Total Marks 720
Negative marking Yes
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer| -1 for an incorrect answer
Total sections in the question paper 3
Name of the section and number of questions asked from it Physics 35 + 15
Chemistry  35 + 15
Biology  35 + 15
 

CUET Exam Pattern 

For the CUET (UG) - 2022, about 8,10,000 (Eight lakh and ten thousand) students have been scheduled, while around 6,80,000 (Six lakh eighty thousand) candidates have been scheduled for the second slot. The competition is increasing day by day. Let’s sneak on the CUET exam pattern 

Exam Mode  Online 
Duration Slot 1: 3 Hours 15 Minutes Slot 2: 3 Hours 45 Minutes (May vary as per the choice of sections)
Number of Sections 4 Sections (Section IA, IB, II, and III)
Marking Scheme Wrong Answer: - 1 Unanswered questions: 0
Level of Exam  Class 12th
Medium of Language 13 Languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu)
Maximum Number of Tests

9 Tests

(2 Languages, 6 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test OR 3 Languages, 5 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test)

 

As we have seen the total number of students who appeared for the exam along with the exam pattern. Now lets us see the planning of the UGC regarding the syllabus of the combined examination. 

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What could be the Syllabus for Combined Exam?

As the proposal has been sent for the merging of the JEE and NEET examinations in CUET and it is planned to be implemented in the next year. As in NEP 2020, one nation on entrance exam was introduced so it would be proven as one of the initiatives to resume the plan. Let's check the syllabus of the combined examination. 

Exam Pattern 

Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
CUET Full Form Central University Entrance Test (CUET)
Exam Name CUET 2022
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test-CBT
Test Pattern Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions
Medium of Language 13 Languages 
Maximum Number of Tests

9 Tests

(2 Languages, 6 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test OR 3 Languages, 5 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test)

Number of Sections Four
Marking Scheme 1 mark for the correct answer
 

The NTA will be given instructions to closely adhere to the class 12 syllabus for all disciplines, including the courses connected to JEE and NEET, and the new and redefined CUET-UG would also follow the NCERT syllabus. As a result, Kumar claimed, pupils will perform better and experience less stress. The coaching culture has existed in our nation for many years, especially as a result of NEET and JEE, Kumar noted. However, he added that "as long as we make sure that we stick to the syllabus that the students have studied, over time students will come to know that if they can study well for their board examinations and focus on becoming a good learner, then that should help them in doing well in all of their other academic endeavours."

How will it benefit the students?

Students will benefit from this suggestion's easiness. Students will only need to show up for one test (CUET). Students will utilise their CUET scores to get admission to a variety of fields.
Students can enrol in medical, engineering, mathematics, the arts, business administration, and other programmes using their CUTE scores. By doing this, the issue of overlap in significant national entrance examinations will be resolved. Students won't have to deal with scheduling conflicts like exam locations and dates.

Final Thoughts 

When will the UGC hold the CUET-UG for the NEET and JEE Entrance exams?

The precise date is not disclosed by the University Grants Commission. The idea to combine NEET and JEE into CUET UG is still in its infancy. For more updates, students can bookmark this website.

The National Eligibility and Entrance Test for Medical are administered by which examination body?

Every year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the NEET, or National Eligibility and Entrance Test for Medical

Who administered the undergraduate version of the Common University Entrance Test?

National Testing Agency administers the CUET UG, or Common University Entrance Test (NTA)

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