With simply 4 days left to use, the primary widespread college entrance take a look at for admission to postgraduate programmes (CUET-PG) has already seen 131,518 registrations until Monday, official information confirmed on Tuesday, with the utmost variety of college students making use of from Uttar Pradesh, adopted by Kerala and Odisha.

That is the primary time India is conducting widespread admission exams for each undergraduate and postgraduate programs in central universities. Whereas the take a look at for undergraduate admissions is obligatory, the examination for postgraduate programmes is non-obligatory for the upcoming educational session. A complete of 58 universities, together with 35 central varsities, are taking part this yr.

The variety of purposes could rise to 1.5 to 1.7 lakh, ministry officers mentioned, searching for anonymity. Nonetheless, the numbers may very well be on the decrease facet since some premier central universities equivalent to Delhi College, Jamia Millia Islamia, College of Allahabad and Aligarh Muslim College, should not taking part within the CUET-PG this yr, they mentioned.

“We expect extra universities to affix the postgraduate entrance examination from subsequent yr,” an official mentioned. “Regardless of CUET-PG being introduced solely final month, the variety of purposes which were acquired up to now are additionally very encouraging.”

The CUET-PG will likely be performed within the final week of July by the Nationwide Testing Company, which can be conducting the textual content for undergraduate admissions. The precise date is but to be introduced. It will likely be a computer-based examination for which registrations will stay open until June 18.

The programmes for which the examination will likely be performed embody Grasp of Arts in numerous disciplines, LLM, BEd, MEd, MSc in numerous topics, MSW, MPharma, MCA and postgraduate diplomas in a number of topics, amongst others.

As many as 131,518 candidates have utilized and paid charges for the CUET-PG until Monday, schooling ministry information confirmed. The utmost variety of candidates (30, 847) are from Uttar Pradesh, adopted by Kerala (14,983) and Odisha (10,735).

Different states the place purposes had been excessive included Bihar (7,910), West Bengal (7,118), Madhya Pradesh (7,117), Assam (5,157), Haryana (4,151) and Rajasthan (4,088), the information confirmed.

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