The performance of each candidate has been assessed using the equipercentile method where the normalized marks of each candidate have been calculated using the percentiles of each group of students in a given session over several days for the same subject.
The exam was conducted from July 15 to August 30 in six phases across 259 cities in India and 9 cities outside India. Around 15 lakh candidates appeared for the CUET, out of which 2.49 lakh students took the exam in the first phase (from July 15 to 20), 1.91 lakh in phase 2 (from 4 to 6 August), 1.91 lakh in phase 3 (7 August). to 10 August), 3.72 lakh in phase 4 (from 17 to 20 August), 2.01 lakh in phase 5 (from 21 to 23 August) and finally 2.86 lakh in the ‘last phase (from 24 to 30 August).
The CUET-UG had a total of 2219 questions with 50,476 questions in 13 media. Candidates have applied for 54,555 unique subject combinations across 90 universities.
In the inaugural year of the entrance exam, a total of 9.9 thousand candidates registered for admission to the 90 participating universities. As there is no common counseling or common admission process to fill the seats, the universities will release their own merit lists based on the CUET scores.
Students should visit the admission portals of individual universities and fill their online applications along with the required documents. NTA will provide student scores to participating universities for verification.
NTA, on September 8, had released the CUET UG provisional answer key. Candidates were given time from September 8 to 10 to challenge the provisional answer key. Challenges received online were submitted to subject matter experts for verification. The final answer key has been published after considering all the challenges raised by the students.
In addition to 259 cities in India, CUET was also conducted in 10 cities outside India in Manama, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuwait City and New York.