CUET UG Result 2022: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana record highest attendance in entrance test

Official data shows that a relatively high turnout of students who registered for the Common University Entrance Test for Undergraduate Programs (CUET UG) in a handful of north Indian states helped increase the general attendance percentage of the exam above 60%.

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, which are also among the states that have received the highest number of applications for the test, are among the seven states and UTs that have registered pass percentages above the national average of 61.86 percent.

Delhi had the highest appearance percentage of 73.81, followed by Bihar (72.81), Uttar Pradesh (71), Leh and Ladakh (69.40), Haryana (65.15), Jharkhand (64, 53), Jammu and Kashmir (62.25). At 60.71 and 60.50 respectively, the attendance percentages of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were slightly below the national average.

All other states and UTs saw attendance settle below 60%. In fact, in all the northeastern states except Tripura, as well as the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, attendance was less than 50%. Even Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and West Bengal, and the UTs of Chandigarh, Daman and Diu fall into this category.

With only 583 of the 5,634 registered candidates taking the test, Meghalaya recorded the lowest attendance at 6.02 percent. It is followed by Arunachal Pradesh (11.21%).

In absolute numbers, Uttar Pradesh had the highest participation among all states with 2,92,589 students appearing for the exams. The second highest turnout was in Delhi with 1,86,405 students appearing for the exams, followed by Bihar with 84,425.

Delhi University had the highest number of applications with over 6 lakh CUET (UG) applications. Banaras Hindu University received the second highest number of applications with 4.34 lakhs applications, followed by Allahabad University with 2.62 lakhs applications. A total of 90 universities are registered with CUET and will admit students to degree programs based on their scores.

Compared to the pass percentages for other national level competitive exams for degree programs, such as the Joint Entrance Examination and the National Eligibility Admission Test, the CUET scored low. JEE Mains had a pass percentage of 88.2% and JEE Advanced had a very high participation of 97.2%. The percentage of appearing in the NEET exam was also very high with a participation of 94.24%.

NEET had the highest number of students appearing for the test this year with more than 17 lakh students. The second highest was CUET with 9.21 lakh students, followed by JEE with 9.05 lakh students.

The National Testing Agency released the provisional answer keys for the CUET-UG, which was held in four phases between July 15 and August 30, on September 8. The results are expected to be announced soon.

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