more than 50 Indian universities now accepting‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’
Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, announced today a significant milestone in the rollout of its ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’across India.Exam scores for Pearson’s newstandardized admissions test of quantitative, verbal, and abstractreasoning are now being accepted by more than 50universities in India. The ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’, which launched in December 2020,isaimed at recognizing the potential and talent of students in order for them to secure a place at India’s leading universities.Overseas students planning to study in India are also eligible to take the entrance test.
Divyalok Chetan Sharma, Vice President, India and SAARC at Pearson VUE, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this key milestone in the early part of this year. Our‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’hasproven to be an exciting new computer-based testing option for Indian students looking to enrol in popular undergraduate programs.We look forward to partnering with many more universities as we endeavour to address the specific needs of this marketand further raise standards around higher education.’’
Prof. Nitesh Bansal, Registrar, Rishihood University, explains how his university admissions department is also benefiting from the introduction of the new test format:‘’The ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ is a comprehensive test, specifically developed for Indian universities. Its widespread availability will make it the preferred choice for students, enabling them to apply to multiple universities at the same time. It will also help these institutionsto select the right student, byprovidinga holistic overview of candidates’ applications.’’
Supporting the aim of India’snew National Education Policy (NEP) 2020to improve students’ understanding of core concepts,high-quality aptitude tests (which require no specialist knowledge in any particular subject), are growing in popularity withmany university admissions departments. The‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ has elevated the overalladmissions process for the 2021 exam season:offering candidatesgreater convenience around testing and withselectingtheir preferred choice of university.University admissions departments are benefiting fromthe highest standards in test development as well asaccess to the best candidates.
In addition to being able toreschedule at their convenience, candidates can choose between taking their exam at a Pearson VUE AuthorizedTest Center (PVTC) or at home viaOnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online proctoring solution. Universities are already seeing the benefits of maintaining one publishing platform, consisting of exam registration, scheduling, Pearson exam content,results and scoringas Prof. (Dr). C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University explains:“Pearson VUE has always led the way with innovative testingsolutions for admissions exams. Its ‘Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam’ provides a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to write just one exam which not onlyalleviatesthe stress they face in writing multiple exams for different universitiesbut standardizes the admissions process across different institutions. Pearson VUE hasmade the testing experience even simpler forstudents,through the flexibility and convenience of choosing between taking their exam at a test center or at home. By reducing the administrative overhead for universitiesthrough establishing a single platform, Pearson VUE’s examrepresents the future of computer-based testing for undergraduate studies.’’