According to officials, the Common University Entrance Exam (CUET) has been chosen by at least 168 universities so far for the undergraduate admissions process. Only 90 universities approved CUET for UG programme admissions last year. This year, more institutions are anticipated to choose the test for admission.
The Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics in Karnataka, the Cotton University in Guwahati, the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi, the Barkatullah University in Bhopal, and 31 state along with 44 central universities out of the 168 universities have opted CUET.
Authorities have also been told that there may be a delay in the application deadline. The deadline for applications is now March 12. The CUET exam will be conducted between May 21 and May 31.
By July 2023, universities will have finished the undergraduate (UG) admissions procedure, and the new academic year can start on August 1. The University Grants Commission (UGC) stated in March 2022 that all central universities will conduct undergraduate admissions through a common entrance test and not based on Class 12 results.
With 14.9 lakh registrations, the CUET, which serves as the single entrance for undergraduate admissions in all central universities, has overtaken the JEE-Main, whose average registration is nine lakh.
The NEET-UG is India's biggest entrance exam, with an average of 18 lakh registrations. Unlike the twice-yearly computer-based JEE-Main test, the NEET is given utilising pen and paper.
On the CUET-UG 2022 exam, 21,159 applicants received a perfect score, 12,799 of whom were female.
In five subjects, twelve candidates got flawless marks. With 2,065 applicants, political science comes in second, followed by 1,669 candidates for business studies, while 8,236 candidates scored at the 100 percentile in English.