The Human Resource and Development Ministry (MHRD) is likely to propose a Common Admission Test from the next academic session. The Common Admission Test will be conducted for 300 undergraduate, postgraduate courses and Ph.D. programmes. In the year 2020, Common Admission Test will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and it will cover 15 central universities across Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jammu, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
As of now, Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is conducted by the University of Rajasthan every year. It is a national level examination for admission to B.Sc, Integrated B.Sc, M.Sc, M.A and B.Tech. courses. As stated by an official from MHRD “ NTA has already delivered glitch-free, transparent and secure testing for a number of critical entrance exams earlier, NTA has the capacity and capability to make it a premium testing agency”