CUET for Undergraduate Admissions: Application Deadline Likely to be Extended for 2023
The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has emerged as the second biggest entrance exam in India with 14.9 lakh registrations, surpassing the average registration of JEE-Main. The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced last year that all central universities will conduct undergraduate admissions through a common entrance test and not on the basis of Class 12 marks. This move has been widely welcomed by students and educationists, as it brings greater transparency and fairness to the admission process.
CUET for Undergraduate
Increase in Participation
According to officials, at least 168 universities have opted for CUET for the undergraduate admission process so far, which is a significant increase from last year’s 90 universities. This includes 44 central universities, 31 state universities, 27 deemed universities, and 66 private universities. Some of the notable universities participating in the common entrance test are Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics, Karnataka, Cotton University, Guwahati, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, Bennett University, Uttar Pradesh, NIIT University, Rajasthan, and UPES, Dehradun.
Extension of Application Deadline
With the increase in participation, officials have informed that the deadline for application is likely to be extended. Currently, the last date for application is March 12. However, students are advised to check the official website of the respective universities for the latest updates.
CUET Exam Schedule | CUET for Undergraduate
The CUET exam is scheduled to be conducted from May 21-31. The undergraduate (UG) admission process in universities will be completed by July 2023 and the new academic session can begin on August 1.
Performance of Students in CUET-UG 2022
In 2022, there were 21,159 candidates who scored 100 percentile in CUET-UG, of which 12,799 were women. Among the subjects, English had the highest number of 100 percentile scorers with 8,236 candidates, followed by political science with 2,065 candidates, and business studies with 1,669 candidates. There were also 12 candidates who scored 100 percentile in five subjects.
CUET has emerged as a game-changer in the undergraduate admission process in India. With its increased participation, greater transparency, and fairness, it is expected to benefit students and universities alike. As the application deadline is likely to be extended, students are advised to make the most of this opportunity and prepare well for the entrance exam.