CUET-UG: Application deadline for second edition extended till March 30

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New Delhi: The application deadline for the second edition of Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG has been extended till March 30, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar announced on Friday.

The application process was supposed to end on March 12. The exam is scheduled to be held from May 21 to 31. 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 based on class 12 marks.

The undergraduate (UG) admission process in universities will be completed by July and the new academic session can begin on August 1. The debut edition of the CUET-UG was conducted in July last year and was marred by glitches, prompting the National Testing Agency (NTA) to cancel the exam at multiple centres.

While several students were informed about cancellation a night before the exam, many of them got to know about it after reaching the centres.

Candidates must check syllabi of programmes before opting: DU
Delhi University (DU) on Friday advised candidates to go through the syllabi of all programmes before choosing their preferences for admission through CUET UG 2023, after several existing varsity students admitted they did not know the language they opted for.

In an advisory to candidates seeking admission in DU colleges, the varsity said that the last academic session, candidates opted for programmes with the sole purpose of taking admission to a certain college despite having no prior knowledge or proficiency required for pursuing the programme and area of study.

The advisory comes on the back of several students in BA programmes admitting not knowing the language they have chosen. They have also written to the university several times for permission to change the subjects.

"It has been observed by the University that at times candidates opt for Programs with the sole purpose of taking admission to a certain College despite having any prior knowledge or proficiency that is required for pursuing the program/area of study.

"For example, for pursuing certain language related programs, working knowledge/ proficiency in reading and writing in the specific language could be a prerequisite," the varsity wrote in the statement.

Admission once confirmed/freeze to any Program will not be changed during the course of study," the statement added.

"Therefore, before giving the preferences on the CSAS(UG) 2023 portal, the candidates are advised to go through the syllabi of all the Programs in which they wish to join the University, if offered," the varsity said.  

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