44.7% Of CUET-UG Completed On Day One, 75% Attendance Recorded: NTA

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday said that the first day of Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2024, conducted across the country barring Delhi, meant completion of 44.7% of the test. It is to be noted that the first time the pen and paper mode has been used in the exams for subjects like chemistry, biology, English and general studies was conducted in four shifts, which is equivalent to conducting tests for 25.9 lakh candidates.

“Since students write multiple tests, the above is equivalent to handling 2591014 students on a single day. This constitutes 44.71% of the total scheduled slots for students registered in pen-and-paper mode,” the testing agency said in a statement on May 15.

The NTA in the statement said that English has the largest number of candidates with 8.6 lahks, followed by general studies (7.2 lakh), chemistry(6.4 lahks) and biology (3.6 lahks). The attendance recorded for the first day of the exam has been around 75%, with chemistry recording 78%, according to NTA. 

“Today’s attendance was more than 75%. However, the accurate percentage will be known after we analyze the data,” NTA said. 

“This is a landmark achievement by NTA in conducting CUET-UG in such large numbers on a single day, and NTA deserves kudos for their meticulous planning and for making sure that the test today went off well today at such large scale in pen and paper mode,” said M Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman UGC, as mentioned in the statement. 

The exams were postponed in Delhi due to “unavoidable circumstances,” and were rescheduled for May 29. The rest of the exams for May 16, 17 and 18 are to be held as per the schedule with the rest of the country and candidates in Delhi are being asked to download their new admit cards as there could be changes in centres. 

The tests in four papers scheduled in 258 centres in Delhi on 15 May are postponed to 29 May. Notably, new admit cards will be issued to the students in Delhi. 

As per some media reports, when candidates reached their Faridabad, Haryana centre found a notification stating that their exam had been postponed. 

READ | CUET-UG Exam Postponed In Delhi, Rescheduled For May 29: NTA

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