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Nearly 76% students appear for CUET-UG exam on 3rd day

As the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2023 examination enters into its third day across India, nearly 76 percent of students have appeared as of Tuesday morning.

The National Testing Agency has also taken the help of the traffic police in several cities to minimise traffic jams around exam centers.

Tuesday is the third day of the exams which are being conducted in 234 cities and 283 centres. The first shift of the exam got underway at 8.30 a.m. The total number of candidates scheduled in shift 1 were 20,503.

UGC Chairman Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar told IANS, “For the second phase (May 25-28), we are working to provide the admit cards from 23 May. We will announce the City information slips for the third phase (May 29-June 2) on May 23.”

Earlier on Monday, around 75 per cent of students appeared on the second day of the Central University entrance test. Kumar told IANS that all three shifts were completed on May 22 with a total number of candidates scheduled, around 2,24,575.

First Shift’s exams were conducted in 261 cities and 415 centres with a total of 74342 candidates wherein 74 per cent attendance was recorded. Shift 2 was organised in 264 cities and 386 centres for the 58,338 students. Here in the second shift, 79 per cent attendance was recorded. Shift 3 exams held in 262 cities and 450 centres. In shift three, there were 91,895 candidates and 75 per cent attendance was recorded, Kumar added.

Monday’s attendance was approximately 76 per cent, a significant jump from last year.The UGC informed that in only 4 out of 450 centres on Monday, the exam started later than scheduled but was successfully completed. The exam started late due to power fluctuations in some centres, while in others, staggered entry by students delayed it.

(With inputs from IANS)

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