CUET UG 2023: The quantity of help centres has been expanded for the current year to assist candidates with filling forms. CUET enrollment last date has additionally been expanded.
Following the glitches that marred the debut Common University Entrance Test (CUET 2023) for undergraduate (UG) admission in central universities and other participating institutes, the University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman has announced various measures to ensure a glitch-free second edition of CUET UG 2023 exam.
Acknowledging the challenges faced by students during the first edition, such as server issues, last-minute exam center changes, and delays, the UGC chairman, M Jagadesh Kumar, told PTI that all issues had been resolved this year. A plan has been devised to ensure that candidates only have to focus on the exam and not worry about glitches.
To this end, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has made major changes to this year’s CUET UG 2023 exam. The number of subject choices has been increased to 10, and the exam will be held in three slots instead of two, as was the case last year. The number of questions to be attempted in the CUET exam 2023 has been reduced, particularly in sections 2 and 3, in response to complaints about lengthy question papers. The number of help centers has also been increased to assist candidates with the CUET application form 2023, and each center will have a dedicated technical person in-charge to help candidates with registration free of cost.
In case of any glitches, extra computers and centers have been arranged as plan B to shift candidates to, ensuring that the exam for a particular shift will not be cancelled. The exam schedule has been compressed to 10 days this year to minimize errors in normalization, as the variation is more when the exam is held over a longer period.
Over 11.5 lakh candidates have registered for CUET 2023, with at least 168 universities opting to admit students in its UG and PG programmes. The CUET registration last date 2023 has been extended to March 30 to accommodate the increasing number of universities participating. The UGC chairman is expecting the number of applications to exceed last year’s count, with UP having the maximum number of candidates appearing for the CUET exam followed by Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan.
Amid speculations about whether JEE, NEET, and CUET will merge, the UGC chief has said that the announcement will be made at least two years in advance so that students can prepare accordingly.