Tamilnadu Demanding to Withdraw CUET


  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu urged the Union government to withdraw the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admissions in Central Universities.
  • Recently, University Grants Commission (UGC) announced a Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be conducted mandatorily for admission into Central Universities from the academic year 2022-23.
  • The withdrawal of CUET was demanded as it was not a benefitting for rural and poor students of the state. This new common test will fail to provide equal opportunity to state boards educated students.
  • The common entrance test will be conducted through the ‘National Testing Agency (NTA)’.


Facts to know:


  • University Grants Commission (UGC) was established in 1956.
  • Chairman of UGC: Mr. M Jagdesh Kumar.
  • UGC functions under the Union Ministry of Education.
  • Director-General of National Testing Agency (NTA): Mr. Vineet Joshi
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