Various officials from the state of Haryana have declared on Tuesday that the
admissions to all the universities in Haryana will be allowed only by
conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT) by 2017. The Haryana higher
education department implemented the decision of introducing CAT for University
admissions after the meeting held at Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani.
Kurukshetra University will be allocating candidates in
subjects such as commerce, economics, management, social work, journalism, law,
political science and public administration, English, Hindi, history,
geography, physical education, and psychology departments based on the marks
obtained in CAT. While giving admissions to the students, based on the score
obtained in CET, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak will admit the students
in following subjects such as
pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences -- including botany,
biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, environmental science and zoology --
chemistry, physics and mathematics.
Admission for all the Universities in Haryana will be completely
based on the marks obtained in CAT Examination. The format for CAT examination
is mainly based on multiple choice questions (MCQs) and wrong answers will have
negative marking. After the CAT examination, there will be counseling for the
successful students. Online counseling and the spot counseling
both are available as a part of the admission procedure. Admission will not be
given to those candidates who fail to appear for the CAT examination. This move
has had mixed reactions from both students and parents since CAT is an
examination of extremely high standards.