Application process for CUET-UG to remain open till March 12: UGC

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New Delhi: The application process for second edition of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG for undergraduate courses will begin on Thursday night and will remain open till March 12, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said. The exam is scheduled to be conducted from May 21-31.

"Announcement of the city of examination is on April 30. Downloading of Admit cards from the NTA website from second week of May, 2023," Kumar said on Thursday.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) in March last year announced that undergraduate admissions will be conducted in all central universities through a common entrance test and not on the basis of Class 12 marks.

The undergraduate admission process in universities will be completed by July 2023 and the new academic session can begin on August 1.

"Examination will be conducted on multiple days in three shifts, depending on the number of candidates and subject choices. Candidates can apply for CUET (UG) - 2023 through the Online mode only on the website," Kumar said.

The CUET (UG) - 2023 will be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

The debut edition of CUET-UG was conducted in July last year and was marred by glitches prompting the National Testing Agency (NTA) to cancel exams at multiple centres. While several students were informed about cancellation a night before the exam, many of them were turned away from centres citing cancellations.

Kumar had then said the exam at certain centres have been cancelled following reports of "sabotage".

With 14.9 lakh registrations, the CUET, the common gateway for undergraduate admissions in all central universities, is now the second biggest entrance exam in the country, surpassing JEE-Main's average registration of nine lakh.

NEET-UG is the biggest entrance test in India with an average of 18 lakh registrations. While JEE-Mains is a Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted twice a year, NEET is conducted in pen and paper mode.  

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