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54k subject combos to make CUET longest test


NEW DELHI: With aspirants allowed to appear in up to nine papers, resulting in over 54,000 subject combinations, the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG) will be the longest entrance exam to be conducted from July 15 to August 10. Over 11 lakh candidates have registered for the first edition of CUET. National Testing Agency (NTA) has also reopened the registration and correction window for two days during June 23-24.

As per the notification released on Wednesday, CUET-UG will be spread over 10 days, starting from July 15. There will be no CUET papers on July 17 due to NEET-UG and between July 21 and August 3 due to JEE (Main) exams. All these national-level entrance exams are conducted by NTA. The test will be conducted across 554 cities in India and 13 cities abroad.

NTA director general Vineet Joshi said, “As the exam is being held only once and it is the only route for admission to central universities, the registration as well as correction widows have been reopened till July 24 so that anyone who missed registering or failed to make payment can do so. NTA got many requests from aspirants for this.”

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The University Grants Commission in March announced that CUET-UG scores, and not Class XII marks, would be mandatory for admission to 45 central universities which can also fix their eligibility criteria.

A total of 44 central universities, 12 state universities, 11 deemed universities, and 19 private universities are conducting their undergraduate admissions to the 2022-23 academic sessions based on CUET scores.

The exam will be conducted in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode. Under the CUET-UG scheme, an applicant has to take a language test and can opt for an additional language test depending on the admission requirement of specific universities. Candidates can also choose up to six domain specific subjects and an optional general test.

It will be held in held in 13 languages – namely Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu. Additionally, a candidate can also pick from 19 other languages including French, German, Japanese, Russian, Bodo and Santhali.



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