New Delhi: Around 40,476 applicants from Kerala have registered for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG), 2022, for admission to undergraduate (UG) courses in various central universities in the country.
More than 9.3 lakh aspirants have paid the fee and registered for the test that secures admission to the various UG programmes offered at 44 central universities.
With more than 6 lakh applications, Delhi University seems to be the most popular choice for UG studies. It is followed by Banaras Hindu University with 3.94 lakh applicants and University of Allahabad with 2.31 lakh applicants. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University based in Lucknow has received 1.49 lakh applications, while Jamia Millia Islamia has received 1.21 applications.
The application figures reveal 57,000 aspirants have sent applications to pursue higher studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Most number of applicants for the exam are from Uttar Pradesh: 3.3 lakh. Around 1.5 lakh candidates from Delhi have applied to various universities while 83,672 applicants have registered from Bihar. Meanwhile, only 16,590 and 5,739 aspirants have applied from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka respectively. Around 17,613 registrations have been made from Meghalaya so far.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had decided to conduct a common entrance test for admission to the UG courses in central universities, as part of the latest guidelines of the National Education Policy. Not just 44 central universities, but 12 state universities, 11 deemed universities and 19 private universities would conduct their admission process based on the CUET.
The date of the entrance test hasn’t been announced yet.