New Delhi: The National Examination Agency (NTA) has announced its decision to extend the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG exam days by at least four days to accommodate the increasing number of candidates in certain cities.

The second edition of Cuet-Ug is scheduled from 21 to 31 May.

“In several cities the number of candidates who have registered is very high. To accommodate these candidates, the CUET examination days will be extended to 1 and 2 June and 5 and 6 June. In addition, buffer days apply on June 7 and 8.” “The exam was held as a spare day. In coming days, the city’s NTA will issue a pushback for these additional days,” said Sadhana Parashar, NTA’s senior (examination) director.
The NTA also clarified that the City Intimation Slip is not the same as an entry ticket.

“This slip is intended as preliminary information to determine the candidate city where the exam center will be located. The registration card will be issued later,” he added.

CUET-UG received nearly 14,000 applications this year, a 41 percent increase from last year’s debut edition.

Measured by the number of candidates, CUET-UG is still the second largest entrance exam in the country. In the first edition of CUET-UG 12.50 lakh students applied and 9.9 lakh applied.

“CUET-UG should not make board exams redundant”

According to UGC Chair M. Jagadesh Kumar, the General University Entrance Test (CUET) for entry into undergraduate programs is unlikely to make the exam irrelevant.

Pass rates and the number of students scoring over 90 and 95 percent in Class 12 CBSE, respectively, have declined this year, sparking debate about whether the introduction of CUET has shifted focus away from exams and will eventually make them obsolete for several years. longer time period.

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“The basic eligibility criteria for admission to the university remain unchanged, i.e. candidates must pass a Class 12 examination by a recognized body or equivalent. In fact, Grade 12 aptitude scores vary by program and university,” Kumar told PTI.

“In addition, the board exam is a ‘performance test’, while the CUET-UG is a ‘selection test’. Therefore, board exams are unlikely to become redundant at grade 12,” he said.

The Chair of the Commission on University Grants (UGC) explained that basic acceptance criteria are key factors for admission to all universities and other exams such as JEE (engineering) and NEET (medicine) at the national level.

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“This exam will test conceptual understanding and the ability to apply knowledge and aims to eliminate the need for coaching for this exam,” he said.

“Students can select the subjects they wish to take the test for, and each university can view each student’s portfolio of subjects and enter students into their program based on their individual interests and aptitudes,” he added.

When asked how CUET would give students an edge in test scores at UG admissions, Kumar said, “In the past, students were pressured to achieve more than 95 percent marks in grade 12 board exams, in order to get admitted to the university of their choice.

“With the introduction of CUET, there has been less pressure on them to achieve excellent scores in the only board exam. The marks awarded by different panels vary widely due to the nature of the questions and marking patterns. Those things will now be standardized under CUET,” he said.

In March last year, the UGC announced that admissions to undergraduate programs at all central universities would be based on a general entrance test rather than grade 12 scores.

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