The National Testing Agency on Monday announced the results of the Common University Entrance Test for post-graduate (CUET-PG) admissions.
Though the centralised exam was voluntary, a total of 66 Universities participated in the exercise. As many as 3.34 lakh students appeared for the exam out to 6.07 lakh registered candidates.
“The score on the marksheets of students are their raw marks. All papers, barring three, were held only once. Students who appeared for the three papers that were held in two shifts have been given percentiles,” UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar explained. He said there would be no centralised counselling, and universities would now conduct counselling and prepare merit lists.
The exam was held in computer-based test (CBT) mode, comprising multiple choice questions.
"The results have been announced," said NTA Senior Director (Exams) Sadhana Parashar.
Unlike the CUET-UG, the NTA has also announced subject-wise toppers for the postgraduate entrance exam.
The University Grants Commission on Sunday wrote to vice-chancellors of universities that opted for CUET to start their admission processes.
"You are requested to make necessary preparations for admissions, including website and web portals, so that the PG admission process may be timely started, based on the CUET score," it said.
Among the universities, BHU received the maximum number of 3.5 lakh applications, followed by JNU with 2.3 lakh.
A total of 66 universities, including Central, State and private universities, had opted for the CUET-PG exam for admissions.
The results of the first edition of CUET-UG were declared on September 16. The UGC said the rank lists will be prepared by universities on the basis of "normalised" scores and not percentile or raw marks.
The "normalisation" of marks in CUET-UG had left several aspirants disappointed as they found their marks reduced from their original scores, making it difficult for them to get admission in their dream colleges.