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National-Level Entrance Test for Law, Science, Medicine and so on

National Entrance Test

In a move that could radically change the system of admissions to colleges and institutions of higher learning , the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is contemplating introducing a national-level entrance test for different streams of learning.

Speaking at the 17th National Annual Sahodaya Schools’ Conference here on Monday, organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Sahodaya School Complex of Bangalore, MHRD Joint Secretary, S.C. Khuntia, said that the test would evaluate the aptitude of students in various streams at the level of Class 12 – be it Law, Science, Medicine and so on. The percentile score obtained by a student would be accepted by institutions across institutions in the country.

This would, in effect, mean that the present system where each college or institution has its own system entrance exams would be done away with or integrated into the new system.

Mr. Khuntia said that the system might be in place by 2013, though the contours of how the exams would be framed and or who would conduct them are still to be finalized.