The NTA announced the results of the CUET-UG 2022 on Friday, with 21,159 hundredth percentile scores recorded in over 60 subjects. This number represents multiple hundredth percentile scores being counted separately, even if attained by the same student.
According to the data compiled by the National Testing Agency (NTA), students from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made up 79.3% of the total 100 percentile scorers in at least one subject in the Common University Entrance Test for undergraduate admissions (CUET-UG) this year.
The NTA announced the results for CUET-UG 2022 on Friday, with 21,159 hundredth percentile scores recorded in over 60 subjects. The number represents multiple hundredth percentile scores being counted separately, even if attained by the same student.
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According to NTA, of the 21,159 total scores, 16,771 were achieved by students from the CBSE board. This was followed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with 1049 scores, the State Board of High School and Intermediate Education in Uttar Pradesh with 906 scores, and the Bihar School Examination Board with 286 scores. Students from the Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations received 252 hundredth percentile scores.
To be sure, officials aware of the matter said that around 80% of the candidates who took the CUET were also from CBSE, though the exact number was not immediately available.
“The vast majority of students who took the exam were from the CBSE board, and as a result, the vast majority of top-scoring students were also from the CBSE board,” said a senior NTA official, who wished to remain anonymous.
Sudha Acharya, chairperson of the National Progressive School Conference (NPSC) – which represents more than 120 Delhi schools – said many educators and students were of the view that the CUET-UG failed to achieve its purpose, an argument she said was supported by the fact that CBSE students dominated the hundredth percentile count.
Out of the 21,159 top-scoring students in various subjects, most of them scored high in English (8,236), followed by political science (2,065), business studies (1,669), biology (1,324) and economics (1,188).
Humanities students outperformed their science counterparts when it came to receiving high scores. In mathematics, only 82 students were in the top percentile, while in physics, this number was 59 and in chemistry, 156.