Published: 12th July 2022
CUET: 98% candidates will get exam centre in their chosen city, says UGC Chairman
The Common University Entrance Test or CUET-UG will be conducted from July 15 to August 10
At least 98 per cent candidates appearing for the CUET will be allotted the exam centres in the city of their choice, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Jagadesh Kumar said on Tuesday, July 12. The comments by the UGC Chairman came against the backdrop of grievances raised by the candidates about the admit cards being released late for the exam, as stated in a report by PTI.
"The admit cards have been released four days prior to the examination due to security reasons and in order to avoid any malpractice in the exam. Students should not get worried,” Kumar told PTI. “Those who do not find the allotted centre feasible can reach out to NTA which will entertain their requests," he added. The Common University Entrance Test or CUET UG will be conducted from July 15 to August 10, as announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) last week. Over 11 lakh candidates have registered for the first edition of CUET.
The NTA released the admit cards for CUET UG on Monday, July 11. "Over 14 lakh candidates have registered for the exam which will be conducted across 500 cities. It is a mammoth task and NTA is a professional exam conducting body. The students should not get worried," Kumar said.
Kumar had, in March, announced that CUET scores — and not Class XII marks — would be mandatory for admission to 45 central universities and that the central universities can fix their minimum eligibility criteria. He also clarified that students from state boards will not be at a disadvantage because of the new system and the exam will not give a push to the coaching culture.
A total of 44 central universities, 12 state universities, 11 deemed universities and 19 private universities have applied for participating in the first edition of CUET for UG admissions in the 2022-23 academic session.