UGC President M Jagadesh had said that the proposal to merge the exams is aimed at reducing stress and logistics for the students.
University Grants Commission (UGC) recently said that it is looking at merging CUET, NEET and JEE exams. However, the opinion of experts is different regarding this. FIITJEE chief Ramesh Batlish said, “The current levels of CUET, NEET and JEE are quite different. In such a situation, the participating institutions should decide on their selection process. He said that the epidemic is not over yet. In such a situation, if any such major change takes place in the examination system now, then it is going to have a bad effect on the students.
UGC President M Jagadesh had said that the proposal to merge the exams is aimed at reducing stress and logistics for the students. He said that on an average a student gives at least two exams, if not three. He said that in such a situation, instead of taking repeated tests of students on the same subject, it is being considered whether there can be a common entrance exam? Baltish said, ‘There should be a consensus on this, because at present different states with different boards have their own methods for admission in their respective state government colleges.’
Remove the shortcomings of the exam, so that the students benefit
The FIITJEE chief further said, “Students are still trying to recover from the pandemic and any change in the exam system for the current academic year will put students under stress.” The need of the hour is to remove the technical flaws that come during the examination so that the interests of the students can be protected. “If necessary, there should be a minimum buffer period in the interest of the students,” he said. He said that on behalf of the students and parents, I request that no changes should be made in the current academic year.
JEE Main and NEET should be merged after the exam pattern is done.
On the other hand, Infinity Learn CEO Ujjwal Singh said, “JEE Main and NEET can be merged after making the exam pattern similar. As of now, the number of questions in NEET is 200 and in JEE Main it is 90, which is a huge exercise. It is not of much use because students have to give an exam compulsorily.
He said, ‘Now, they are also giving the same exam. So it is not a good idea to give one common exam only for few students who are appearing in both medical and engineering exams. NTA should focus on conducting JEE Main in offline mode on the same day as NEET, it will give correct ranking to the students.