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CUET 2024: Why was CUET exam postponed at the last moment? ‘Big reason’ revealed

CUET UG 2024 Latest News: The country’s second biggest entrance exam, Common University Entrance Test (CUET- UG), scheduled to be held on May 15, has been postponed in Delhi. For those students whose centers are in Delhi, this exam will now be conducted on 29th May. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam of May 15 will be held as per the schedule in all parts of the country except Delhi. Exam will be held in every part of NCR including Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida and no change has been made in it.

CUET UG 2024 offline exam is starting from Wednesday. On the first day, there will be chemistry, biology, English and general test papers. This exam will now be held on May 29 at around 258 centers in Delhi. The exam to be held in Delhi on May 16, 17 and 18 will be held as per the scheduled schedule and there has been no change in the exam dates of these three days.

CUET Exam: Why was CUET postponed in Delhi?

According to NTA sources, many reasons have been responsible for postponing the May 15 exam in Delhi. Actually the number of students appearing for the exam in Delhi is 1.46 lakh. In Delhi, twice as many students are registered for the CUET exam as the number of students who were registered for NEET UG, the country’s biggest medical entrance exam.

  • Lack of manpower is also a major reason for postponing the first day of examination in Delhi. In fact, the fourth phase of voting took place in the country last Monday and many observers were on election duty in Delhi. Due to this, there is a shortage of examination invigilators for the May 15 exam.
  • Lok Sabha elections are also to be held in Delhi on May 25 and due to this, it has been difficult to find centers at many places.

Admit cards were issued to students for the exams of May 15, 16, 17 and 18. Revised admit card will be issued for the exam to be held on May 29.

CUET UG 2024: How many applications for which subject

This time a student can appear for a maximum of 6 subjects and this time a student has chosen an average of 4.3 subjects. Whereas last year it was 2.3.

Subject number of applications
English 10,07,336 (English numbers are considered for admission to any course at graduation level, hence English has the highest number of applications)
general test 8,34,207 (Many universities give importance to General Test in UG admission)
Chemistry 7,01,750
Physics 6,72,773
Maths (Applied Mathematics) 4,86,365
Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry 3,91,409
Economics/ Business Economics 2,13,996
Hindi 2,07,839
business Studies 1,93,252
Accounts/Book Keeping 1,80,795
political science 1,61,333
History 1,37,568
Computer Science/ Informatics Practice 1,02,806

Now CUET exam till 29th May

  • This time NTA has created 2425 examination centers in 380 cities of the country and abroad and every center has been mapped.
  • Along with bringing every center under the ambit of CCTV, modern technology like Artificial Intelligence best tool has also been used.
  • The date of offline examination was kept from 15th to 18th May and on 15th May, maximum number of students in the country were going to appear for the exam. Because there was also English and General Test paper on this day. There were more than ten lakh applications in English and more than 8 lakh applications in General Test. This time the examination is being conducted in hybrid mode and due to this the subjects with more applications are being conducted offline.
  • Now the examination will run from 15 to 29 May. On May 29, there will be Chemistry, Biology, English and General Test papers only in Delhi centres.
  • This time there are 13.48 lakh unique registrations. This time 2415 centers have been created for CUET. Computer based test will be held on 21, 22 and 24 May.

NBT Lens: First day of examination is very important

The first day of CUET exam is very important for NTA. NTA tried till the last moment to hold the exam in Delhi also on 15th May but lack of manpower was the biggest reason due to which the exam had to be postponed in Delhi. In 2022 and 2023, only computer based test was conducted. But this time it is starting with offline examination. NTA sources say that there will be no problem in the remaining exams and students in Delhi will not face any problem on May 29. More centers will be available on 29th May and nearby centers will be allotted only under that, as is being done for the remaining days.

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