CUET Marks Vs Percentile 2024: How to Calculate Marks, Percentile, Normalised Score

Central University Entrance Test 2024 ( CUET )

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Are CUET marks enough to get admission to the desired institute? Know how the scores are converted to percentile and normalised scores to ensure fairness. Know in detail the key differences between marks, percentile and normalised scores. Check the complete procedure here.

CUET Marks Vs Percentile

CUET Marks Vs Percentile

CUET marks and percentile are two different scores that assess a candidate’s performance in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). CUET marks or CUET score are the total number of marks that the candidate has scored in the exam following the exam marking scheme. Whereas, the CUET percentile is a relative score that indicates how well a candidate has performed compared to the candidates in similar and other sessions of the exam. CUET 2024 results will be declared tentatively in third week of July 2024. CUET 2024 exam is scheduled to be held from May 15 to May 31, 2024 in CBT mode.

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CUET Marks Vs Percentile

Feature

CUET Marks

Percentile

What is it?

The raw scores that a candidate receives for each subject

A measure of how a candidate's score compares to the scores of other candidates

How is it calculated?

The sum of the marks that a candidate scores in each subject

The number of candidates who scored equal to or lower than a particular score divided by the total number of candidates who took the exam

What does it indicate?

A candidate's performance in each subject

A candidate's performance relative to other candidates

How is it used?

Used to determine a candidate's eligibility for admission to a particular program

Used to rank candidates for admission to a particular program

CUET Results Statistics

National Testing Agency releases the CUET results statistics soon after the declaration of results. The statistics for CUET 2024 will be released in third week of July 2024 soon after the announcement of CUET scores. Candidates can check the previous year CUET result subject wise statistics below:

Number of Students Scoring 100 Percentile

CUET 2023 Statistics
Subject 100 percentile 95 percentile and above Total in subject
English 5685 4328 719
Hindi 102 11788 201439
Bengali 18 137 2206
Urdu 24 430 7894
Arabic 20 43 702
Sanskrit 71 283 4729
Accountancy/Bookkeeping 1074 9205 155347
Biology 4850 18405 294206
Business Studies 2357 9908 168052
Chemistry 233 25821 504496
Environmental Studies 6 772 15204
Computer Science/ Informatics Practice 51 4469 83126
Economics/Business Economics 2836 11390 186855
Entrepreneurship 80 632 11612
Fine Arts 153 1019 14439
Political Sciemce 1796 8684 154638
Psychology 978 1793 26929
History 1361 8289 147438
Mathematics 251 19439 379027
Geography 389 4674 84385

CUET Score Vs Percentile: 2023 Statistics

Parameters CUET UG 2023
Number of candidates registered 1499790
Number of candidates total 28 lacs approx
Number of unique candidates appeared 19.2 lacs (approx)
Number of subjects administered 64,35,144
Number of unique combination of subjects 48,779
Male candidate 8,03,644
Femal candidates 6,96,130
Transgender 16
PWD 4716
General 678445
SC 150698
ST 106287
OBC 499124
EWS 65206
Number of mediums 13
Number of cities 295 (23 outside India)
Number of phases 9
Number of Universities 249

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CUET Marks Vs Percentile- Normalization Process

CUET exam 2024 will be conducted in different shifts. Since the question paper and subjects in different shifts are different, the difficulty level of the question paper may vary. Some students might attempt relatively tougher question papers while some may attempt an easy one. The candidates who attempted the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempted the easier one; the scores of the students across shifts are not directly comparable. There is a need for CUET normalising the marks across shifts to make them amenable to such comparisons.

CUET Result: Process of Converting Raw Score to Normalized Score

Check the illustration below to know how the raw scores are normalized:

Suppose the examination was conducted in four phases as per the details provided below:

CUET Percentile (1)

CUET Percentile (1)

 

Calculation of Highest Raw Score and Percentile Score:

CUET Percentile (2)

CUET Percentile (2)

 

Calculation of Lowest Score and Percentile Score:

CUET Percentile (3)

CUET Percentile (3)

Convert Raw Score Into Percentile

The percentile for the above illustrated candidates will be calculated as:

Percentile score= 100*No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score Equal to or Less than T score/ Total Number of candidates appeared in the session

How is CUET Percentile Calculated?

CUET percentile is calculated separately for each session. Refer to the steps below to know how CUET raw score is converted into percentile.

  1. Note the number of candidates who appeared for the exam. Let the number be N
  2. Filter all students in one shift and arrange them in decreasing order on the basis of their CUET NTA score.
  3. Note the raw score of each candidate (T) and count the number of students whose raw scores are less than or equal to Denote this number as M
  4. Then the CUET percentile score is calculated as:

P= M*100/N

Both factors of CUET- score and percentile is important for admission committees when evaluating candidates for admission to Undergraduate programs. However, the percentile is considered a more important factor as it provides an accurate measure of how a candidate has performed. Check the table below to know the CUET expected percentile for the following marks range:

CUET Marks Range

Percentile

200 - 188

100

187 - 170

99

169 - 150

98 - 97

149 - 130

96 - 95

129 - 110

94 - 93

109 - 90

92 - 90

89 - 80

89 - 84

79 - 70

83 - 80

69 - 60

79 - 75

59 - 50

74 - 70

49 - 40

69 - 55

39 - 20

54 - 30

Calculate CUET Score 2023:

CUET Answer Key

CUET Marks Vs Percentile: Top NIRF 2023 Ranking Universities

Check below to know the top NIRF-ranking 2023 universities accepting CUET score:

NIRF 2- Jawaharlal Nehru University

NIRF 3- Jamia Millia Islamia

NIRF 5- Banaras Hindu University

NIRF 9- Aligarh Muslim University

NIRF 10- University of Hyderabad

NIRF 11- University of Delhi

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Name of University/College CUET Admission Process CUET Cut Off
University of Delhi DU Admission Through CUET CUET DU Cut Off
Banaras Hindu University BHU UG Admission Through CUET CUET BHU Cut Off
University of Allahabad Allahabad University (AU) Admission Through CUET CUET AU Cut Off
Dr. B.R Ambedkar University Delhi BR Ambedkar University Admission Through CUET CUET B.R Ambedkar Cut Off
Jamia Milia Islamia University JMI Admission Through CUET CUET JMI Cut Off
Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Admission Through CUET CUET JNU Cut Off
Aligarh Muslim University AMU Admission Through CUET CUET AMU Cut Off
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) IPU Admission Through CUET CUET IPU Cut Off
Central University Karnataka CU Karnataka Admission Through CUET CUET CUK Cut Off
Central University of Kashmir CU Kashmir Admission Through CUET CUET CU Kashmir Cut Off
Tezpur University Tezpur University Admission Through CUET CUET Tezpur University Cut Off
Central University Rajasthan CU Rajasthan Admission Through CUET CUET CU Rajasthan Cut Off
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (BBAU) Admission Through CUET CUET BBAU Cut Off
Central University Jammu CU Jammu Admission Through CUET CUET CU Jammu Cut Off
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) TISS UG Admission Through CUET CUET TISS UG Cut Off
ICAR ICAR Admission through CUET CUET ICAR Cut Off

 

FAQs Related to CUET Marks vs Percentile

Q. What is a good score in CUET UG?

Ans. On analysing the CUET UG cut off for the academic year 2023-24, scoring above 700 marks can be considered a good score in CUET UG. Candidates scoring above 700 may fall in the category of 95+ percentile. Candidates can get admission to top universities like University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and other top central universities in the desired course. Given below is the range that is considered good for admission to top universities:

  • Very Good Score: 700 and above
  • Good Score: 650 and above

Score range between 400-649 is considered an average score. Admission on the basis of the average score can et into any decent college in India accepting CUET scores. 

Q. I have scored 550/800 in CUET will I get admission in DU for B.com Hons?

Ans. The CUET score is good but mostly colleges' cut is near your score.

CUET is scored out of 800, and the exam comprises multiple-choice questions. The highest cut-off marks for DU admissions typically fall between 650-700. For admission to the B.Com (Hons) course, a score above 700 is considered good. For admission to the English (Hons) course, a score above 700-720 is considered good.

Marks above 600 can be taken as a very good score in CUET. Students with these marks are likely to get a seat in any top-ranked university in India.

Q. Which are the central universities accepting CUET UG scores?

Q. How is CUET UG cut off calculated?

Ans. The CUET UG cut off is determined by CUET participating universities seperately. Parameters on the basis of which CUET UG cut off is released are:

  • Total number of candidates that appeared for the CUET UG exam
  • The number of seats offered by the participating universities through CUET UG
  • The difficulty level of the CUET exam
  • Overall performance of the test takers (pass percentage/ score range, etc.)

CUET cut off is based on the percentile of the candidate. To calculate the CUET percentile following formula is applied:

100*Number of candidates appeared in the session with a raw score is equal to or less than a candidate/ total number of candidates appeared for CUET UG.

Q. What is the minimum marks required for BHU in CUET?

Ans. BHU admission 2024 to the undergraduate courses is based on CUET UG scores. BHU merit list 2024 for CUET UG will be released online. As per BHU cutoff 2023 (previous year), the minimum CUET UG cutoff score was 152 for B.A. in Sanskrit, followed by 158 for B.A. (Hons.) in Home Science. During the BHU Round 1 Seat Allotment result, the minimum cutoff score stood at 176 for BA in Sanskrit programme. 

Talking about the BHU maximum cutoff score 2023, B Sc (Hons) Agriculture became the most competitive course with a cutoff score of 506. 

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