The courses available to students, the structure of the following school year, and the use of computer-based multiple-choice questions will all be the same.
The Central University Entrance Test (CUET) will not be charged for this year, according to University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar, and there will be an increase in the number of centers from roughly 450 to roughly 1000.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) was thinking about making adjustments to this year’s exam in light of numerous complaints about difficulties in the administration of CUET, the first-ever all-India exam for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 45 central universities held in 2022. Among the remedies under discussion was a reduction in the number of subject combinations offered and a review of the cities where the tests are administered.
The delay in the intimation of exam centers, technical glitches, and a slow upload of the question paper were a few of the glitches reported during CUET last year.
Since NTA Chief Vineet Joshi discussed the difficulties with CUET, it was also stated that a committee had been formed under the direction of the vice-chancellor of the Central University of Punjab to plan CUET implementations.
When asked about the status of these implementations, UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar said, “Everything will remain the same this year. There’s no change. Students will have the same choices of subjects, the upcoming year will have the same format, and it will also be computer-based multiple-choice questions”.
Kumar added, “14.9 lakh students registered for CUET last year, and that required about 450 centers each day. This year, we are preparing for about 1000 centers.” “Even if we require about 600 centers per day, assuming that the number may go up, you will still have extra centers on standby so that any kind of glitches and other problems that were there last year will be minimized.”
He added that the NTA would continue to provide 33 languages and 27 domain-specific courses, out of which a candidate might select a maximum of nine.
According to the information made available by NTA, CUET 2023 will be administered from May 21 to May 31.
(Source: The Indian Express)