From the academic year 2020-2021, a common aptitude test will be conducted for DU, BHU, JNU, etc. as per the Ministry of Education and NEP. A 7 member committee is formed by the Ministry of Education to formulate the common aptitude test 2021 for all central universities. Hence, due to the sky soaring Board Exam results and cut-offs, the central government is taking this step.
This common aptitude test is expected to come into effect from the academic year 2021. As per the given reports, the committee formed by the central ministry will suggest the modalities of a high-quality aptitude test for the students.
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WHAT IS THE COMMON APTITUDE TEST AND FOR WHOM?
The new test will be for all the students willing to apply to the central universities. The examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and is mandatory for all students. The Common Aptitude Test will comprise of general aptitude question as well as subject-based questions. It will be a computer-based test and will be conducted completely online.
The Aptitude test will comprise general aptitude questions including verbal, quantitative, and logical reasoning. However, the subject-based questions will vary as per the student’s preference. Hence, an option for choosing the topic will be made available to all students. Minimum eligibility criteria will be set and students can appear more than once.
Pros of this Common Aptitude Test:
This new test will bring all the students who passed 12th Board on one platform. Hence, this examination will reduce the burden on the 12th Board Exams as a single testing agency. Those students who have a great aptitude but were not able to score good marks will also be benefited.
Hence, this test will create a new filter for selection as the Board is giving insanely high marks. However, the marking criteria are different for all the Boards. Hence, a common platform is vital.