Cuet Ug 2024 Exam: CUET UG 2024 to be held in hybrid mode: Candidates can select up to 6 subjects for examination, more details here

Feb 12, 2024

According to media reports, in an effort to help candidates appearing for the entrance exam in rural areas, the National Testing Agency will conduct the Common University Entrance Test third edition – CUET UG 2024 in a hybrid format.
In his tweet citing a report, UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar confirmed that the CUET UG 2024 exam, which is conducted across the country, will be conducted in a hybrid manner, with the usual OMR based pen-and- Paper Test will consist of, and Computer Based Test (CBT); This will provide the facility to candidates from remote or rural areas of the country to take the examination close to their homes.
The report further suggests that in subjects where the share of registrations/applicants is high, OMR based multiple choice question format will be followed for better accessibility. Local schools and colleges will be used as examination halls in this process.
NTA is scheduled to conduct CUET UG 2024 from May 15 to May 31, and is expected to see a change in the overall exam pattern. The exam will be held in three shifts – 9 am to 11 am, 12:30 pm to 2 pm and 4 pm to 5:30 pm.
To streamline the examination process, the number of subjects for CUET UG will be reduced from ten to six. This decision was taken in response to the technical challenges of managing the large number of subject registrations, especially releasing the answer keys on time.
UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar stressed the importance of adapting to the changing educational landscape and providing a positive examination experience for all candidates. The change to hybrid mode and reduction in subject options reflects a commitment to address practical challenges while maintaining the importance of CUET UG 2024.
In an earlier report, TOI had highlighted a significant change in a candidate's option to choose subjects for CUET UG. The NTA Director General said that reducing the number of subjects, which is currently set at ten, is unnecessary for undergraduate admissions. Students are encouraged to focus on five to six major subjects related to their chosen programs. Furthermore, the domain and language curriculum is expected to be in line with the rational curriculum. Singh said that with better logistics and planning, they hope to conduct the exam in about 15 days.
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