CUET scores: 23 thousand children got 100 percentile, 2.5 lakh 95 or more

CUET scores: 23 thousand children got 100 percentile, 2.5 lakh 95 or more

Around 23,000 students have scored 100 per cent marks in the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2023. Competition for undergraduate admissions in the 2023-24 academic year is going to be fierce. A total of 22,836 candidates scored 100 percentile this year, compared to 21,159 in 2022. Moreover, 2.54 lakh candidates are in the percentile range of 95 and above, which is almost 45,000 more than last year. Also, for the first time, there are four candidates who have scored 100 per cent marks in six subjects. As many as 22 candidates scored 100 per cent in five subjects, up from 13 last year. The number of students scoring 100 per cent marks in four subjects increased from 158 to 195. 5,685 students have secured the highest score of 100 per cent in English.

There has been a significant increase in the number of people scoring high marks in CUET this year. For example, in Biology/Biotechnology, the number of candidates scoring 100 per cent has increased from 1,319 in 2022 to 4,850 this year. It increased from 1,187 to 2,836 in economics and from 478 to 1,074 in accountancy. Other subjects that have seen significant growth include Mathematics, History, Physics and Political Science.

However, there has been a decline in the number of high scorers in some subjects such as English, Sociology, Psychology and Computer Science. But this should not lead to any expectation of a significant drop in the merit cut-off as the number of candidates scoring 95 per cent and above in all subjects has increased.

NTA Director General Subodh Kumar Singh said, “We have ensured that all candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Jharkhand can appear for the exam. Also, the last exam was conducted on 5th July and even after the answer key challenge deadline, we have accepted and resolved all the challenges mailed by the candidates. From next year we will increase our reach so that more candidates can join Central Universities. We would like to congratulate the candidates for their outstanding performance this year.

While English continues to have the highest number of 100 per cent marks (5,685), it has come down to 8,236 in 2022. However, most of the popular subjects like biology, economics, history, mathematics, chemistry and business studies have seen a rise. Over 25,000 candidates scored 95 per cent and above in Chemistry, 24,000 in Physics, 19,000 in Mathematics, 43,000 in English and 11,000 in Economics. CUET-UG is the second largest entrance exam in the country in terms of number of applicants. In its first edition in 2022, 9.9 lakh students had registered, out of which 6.26 students appeared in the examination. This year, the number of registrations increased to 14.9 lakh, out of which around 10 lakh gave the test. More than 53% candidates are male and more than 45% are from unreserved category. More than 33% candidates are from OBC category.

The exam was conducted in 13 languages, and apart from English and Hindi, the other top four mediums were Bengali (13,548), Tamil (8,421), Malayalam (3,725) and Assamese (3,557). A total of 249 universities participated in the CUET-UG 2023. Based on the marks, these universities will conduct their undergraduate admissions.

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