CUET admit card for 2nd phase soon, exam city slip for 3rd phase on 23 May: UGC Chairman
All three shifts of the first phase of CUET have been completed successfully, with a total number of candidates falling around 2,65,248. Shift 1 of CUET-UG concluded well in all 271 cities and 447 centres. The total number of candidates scheduled in shift 1 was 87,879. Shift 2 of CUET-UG ended well in all 272 cities and 448 centres. The total number of candidates scheduled in shift 2 was 87,903. Shift 3 of CUET-UG concluded well in all 271 cities and 458 centres. The total number of candidates scheduled in shift 3 was around 89,466. The attendance on 21 May was around 76%, a huge increase from last year, that was recorded to be around 62%.
The exam began after its reported time in nearly 2% of centres (that is nearly 12 out of 450), but it was nonetheless satisfactorily completed. It must further be noted that the exam started later than expected for a number of reasons, including electricity fluctuations in certain centres and the requirement for staggered entrance in others. However, students were priorly informed about entering the examination centre in a staggered pattern.
We request the students to come staggered to avoid this kind of situation. We have now taken administrative measures to prevent such situations in the future. In many cities, we have also taken help from the traffic police to minimise traffic jams around the centres. We have also provided basic amenities like water, refreshments, and covered shelters/waiting areas to Candidates and their Parents / Guardians. Candidates and their parents were also regularly informed about the steps taken and the exam start status in the centres where there was a delay in starting the test. We will continue to take measures to provide a better experience to the students sitting for CUET-UG”. stated the UGC Chairman