The Common University Entrance Test – Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2023 sees a significant turnout with around 76% of students appearing for the exam on the third day.
The Common University Entrance Test – Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2023, conducted across the country, witnessed a turnout of approximately 76% students on Tuesday. This marked the third day of the exams, which are being held in 234 cities and 283 centres. To ensure smooth conduct of the exams, the national testing agency has collaborated with traffic police in several cities to minimise traffic jams around the centres.
The Exam Schedule
The first shift of the exam commenced at 8.30 a.m. with a total of 20,503 candidates scheduled for the shift. UGC Chairman Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar informed that the admit cards for the second phase (May 25-28) would be provided from May 23, and the City information slips for the third phase (May 29-June 2) would be announced on May 23.
Previous Day’s Attendance
On Monday, the second day of the Central University entrance test, around 75% of students appeared. All three shifts were completed successfully with a total of 2,24,575 candidates scheduled for the day. The attendance for the first shift was recorded at 74%, with 79% for the second shift, and 75% for the third shift. The overall attendance for Monday was approximately 76%, marking a significant increase from the previous year.
Challenges and Solutions
Despite minor challenges such as power fluctuations in some centres and staggered entry by students causing delays, the exams were successfully completed. The UGC confirmed that only in 4 out of 450 centres on Monday, the exam started later than scheduled.
The Significance of CUET-UG
The CUET-UG is a crucial examination for students seeking admission to undergraduate courses in central universities. The high turnout for the exam reflects the importance students place on higher education and their commitment to their academic pursuits.
In conclusion, the CUET-UG 2023 is progressing smoothly with a high turnout of students. The collaboration between the national testing agency and traffic police in various cities to manage traffic around the centres is a commendable initiative, ensuring the smooth conduct of the exams. The increased attendance from the previous year is a positive sign, indicating the students’ dedication and the importance of this examination in the academic landscape of the country.