New Delhi: The results of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-PG, for which 6.07 lakh candidates had registered, were announced on Monday, according to National Testing Agency (NTA) officials.
The exam was held in computer-based test (CBT) mode, comprising multiple choice questions.
"The results have been announced," said NTA Senior Director (Exams) Sadhana Parashar.
Unlike the CUET-UG, the NTA has also announced subject-wise toppers for the postgraduate entrance exam.
The University Grants Commission on Sunday wrote to vice-chancellors of universities that opted for CUET to start their admission processes.
"You are requested to make necessary preparations for admissions, including website and web portals, so that the PG admission process may be timely started, based on the CUET score," it said.
Among the universities, BHU received the maximum number of 3.5 lakh applications, followed by JNU with 2.3 lakh.
A total of 66 universities, including central, state and private universities, had opted for the CUET-PG exam for admissions.
The results of the first edition of CUET-UG were declared on September 16. The UGC said the rank lists will be prepared by universities on the basis of "normalised" scores and not percentile or raw marks.
The "normalisation" of marks in CUET-UG had left several aspirants disappointed as they found their marks reduced from their original scores, making it difficult for them to get admission to their dream colleges.
No normalisation of scores done: UGC chief
Unlike CUET-UG, no normalisation of scores has been done for the Common University Entrance Test for postgraduate admissions, according to UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar.
"No normalisation of scores has been done in CUET-PG and the universities will prepare rank lists on the basis of 'raw marks' and not NTA scores," Kumar told PTI.
In CUET-UG, results of which were announced on September 16, the scores were normalised and the UGC had announced that rank lists will be prepared on the basis of normalised National Testing Agency (NTA) scores.
Asked about the reasons behind no normalisation of scores in CUET-PG, Kumar said, "The PG exam was held in a single sitting for the majority of subjects, while in the UG exam, the test was conducted in different phases and shifts. Hence, scores had to be normalised to provide a level playing field for all candidates."