CUET-UG 2022: Delhi University receives highest number of applications

Eight central universities, two state universities and two private universities, largely concentrated in four northern Indian states, account for nearly half of incoming applications for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), which is held in two phases during July and August.

At 6.63 lakh, the centrally managed University of Delhi has the highest number of applications, followed by Banaras Hindu University (4.34 lakh) and Allahabad University (2.62 lakh).

Official data available with the National Testing Agency (NTA), an independent body under the Ministry of Education, shows that 90 universities, which are using CUET scores for admission this year, have received 58.5lakh. Out of 58.5 lakh applications, 26.4 lakhs were received by only 13 universities. All the 13 universities, except for one (Rajiv Gandhi University), are located in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan.

The private universities that received more than one application are: Apex University based in Jaipur (101103), University of Galgotias (123534) and IIMT University (168439) – both located in Uttar Pradesh.

Other central universities that received a good response, with more than 1 lakh each, include Lucknow’s Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (1.8 lakh), Central University, Haryana (1.09 lakh), and Hemvati Nandan Bahugana Garhwal (1.11 lakh), Delhi-based University. The Islamic Community (1.44 lakh), and Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh (1.40 lakh).

Lucknow Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University in Delhi – with 1.17 lakh and 1.54 lakh applications respectively – are the two government universities in this category.

In all, 9.9 lakh candidates have been registered for the entrance made by NTA, dozens of which will be used by 90 universities across India.

As many as forty-four central universities, two public universities, 21 private universities, and 13 joint-entrance counting universities have accredited.

“While 9.9 thousand unique candidates have registered for the test, when their chosen subject groups are taken into account, the number increases to 14 lakh, as each unique candidate will appear in multiple papers. Each candidate can take up to nine sheets.”

The candidates selected around 54,555 unique combinations of topics. “In all, they have applied for 58.5 lakhs by paying the combined examination fee. This is the single window feature provided by the entrance. Otherwise, candidates will have to submit separate applications to each university and pay separate sets of application fee.”

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