How Many Students Appear for CUET UG, Category-Wise Number of Candidates

Central University Entrance Test 2024 ( CUET )

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National Testing Agency releases the number of students who applied and appeared for the CUET UG exam. The number of students who registered for CUET UG 2024 will be released after the registration process is over. Aspirants can check how many students appear for CUET year wise here.

CUET UG Statistics

CUET UG Statistics

How Many Students Appear for CUET?: National Testing Agency releases the statistics about how many students registered for CUET UG. Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a national-level entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency for admission to Undergraduate (UG) courses offered by participating universities. It is one of the biggest UG entrance examinations which records nearly 14 lakh unique registrations.

CUET UG is a crucial step for students aiming for undergraduate programs. But just how many students appear for CUET UG each year? For CUET UG 2024 the number of students registered has reduced by 1.5 lakh compared to the previous year. The maximum number of registrations have been received for CUET English subject. Nearly 75% of applicants will be appearing for English test this year. Read this complete article by Shiksha to know how many students appear for CUET UG?

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Q:   How do I apply for a college which requires CUET percentage even though am yet to give CUET?

A:

Candidates can apply for CUET score accepting colleges through CUET UG 2024 application form. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to enter the name of the preffered universities and courses in order of preference. On declaration of the CUET results, the scores will be shared with the unoversities for which candidate has applied. Basis on the score obtained candidate will be shortlisted for the applied course.

Q:   Does CUET require OBC certificate?

A:

Yes, OBC candidates applying for CUET must upload the OBC-NCL certificate in online CUET application form. The OBC-NCL certificate must be issued in consonance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India. If candidate fail to upload the OBC-NCL certificate (issued on or after 01 April, 2023) at the time of CUET 2024 registration, then in such case they will have to upload a declaration in lieu of OBC-NCl certificate to that effect. 

Candidates belonging to reserved categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules prescribed by Government of India. However, in the case of central universities admission, the reservation criteria of the respective university shall be applicable.

Q:   What is the criteria for admission via CUET exam?

A:

For admission in Universities through CUET (UG) - 2024, the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences etc.. of the respective University / Institution shall be applicable. For appearing in CUET exam there is no age limit, however, candidates will be required to follow the age criteria (if any) prescribed the university in which candidate is desirous of taking admission. As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs.

Mere appearance in the CUET exam will not guarantee admission to the programme untill the candidates has:

  • Studied subject (s) in major
  • Fulfilled the subject combination criteria

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Refer the table below to know in brief about the CUET UG exam:

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A:

Before selecting the test or domain subjects, candidates are advised to visit the official website of university/organaisation they wish to apply for. Candidates must check the courses offered and eligibility test that they should appear in for admission to desired course. The choice of language/domain subject and General test will depend upon the course and university. Candidates will be able to opt for one or more tests as per the requirement of the course and university fro  the following sections:

  • Section IA - 13 Languages
  • Section IB - 20 Languages
  • Section II - 27 Domain Specific Subjects
  • Section III - General Test

It is not mandatory to choose any one or more of the tests stated above. The choice of tests would depend on the course/s opted by the candidate and the University / Organization / Institution where admission is sought. 

Q:   Can I opt for several subjects in section II of CUET to apply for various courses?

A:

Yes, an CUET applicant can opt for one or more combinations of the following:

  • Section IA and I B: Language Test
  • Section II: Domain subject test
  • Section III: General Test

Candidates will be able to opt up to a maximum of six subjects in order to apply to different applicable courses that require these subjects for being eligible for admissions. Candidates must ensure that they have studied these subjects in 12th grade or as prescribed by a particular University under their eligibility conditions for a particular programme.

Q:   What is programme specific eligibility criteria in CUET?

A:

For admission to the desirous University/Institution, the candidates must appear in CUET 2024 in the Languages and Domain Specific subjects as per the Program-Specific Eligibility for which s (he) is desirous to take admission. For instance if candidate wishes to apply for B.Com (Hons.) programe in Delhi University he/she will be required to make the subject combination as :

Combination I: Any one Language from List A + Mathematics/Applied Mathematics + Any two subjects out of which at least one should be from List B1
OR
Combination II: Any one Language from List A + Accountancy/Book Keeping + Any two subjects out of which at least one should be from List B1

Candidates are advised to check CUET programme specific eligibility criteria before filling the application form, failing which they will not qualify for further admission process. 

Q:   What if I get compartment, then will I be able to appear for the CUET and get admission in college?

A:

Yes, it is possible to appear for compartment exams and still appear for CUET and secure college admission within the same academic year.

Educational boards conduct compartment exams for students who performed poorly in one or two subjects during their board exams. These compartment exams are typically held a few months after the regular board exams and offer students an opportunity to reattempt any subjects they failed, thereby improving their overall pass percentage.

In situations where a student does not meet the admission requirements for college due to failing one or more subjects in their board exams, they can opt to take compartment exams with the aim of enhancing their grades. Once the results of the compartment exams are published, students can utilize their improved scores to fulfill the CUET college admission criteria.

It's essential to keep in mind that the admission procedures for each college and university can differ, and some institutions may have specific additional requirements or application deadlines for students intending to take compartment exams. Therefore, it is advisable to inquire about the admission policies regarding compartment exams at the respective college or university.

 

Q:   In CUET UG domain specific subjects, the UG course I wish to pursue is not available. What should I do?

A:

Candidates are advised to check the University where the desired UG course is offered and check the eligibity test to appear for admission to the university. Follow the steps below to check the eligibility test:

Follow the Steps given below:

  1. Open List of University provided at the official website of NTA CUET UG
  2. Select the University and Courses where candidate intend to take admission. Visit the Website (s) of the University and check the eligibility criteria for the courses in which candidate intend to take admission (required Test/Subjects for appearing in CUET (UG). This should be noted down for all University/ Universities and Courses where candidate intend to take admission.
  3. Select the required Test/Subjects for appearing in CUET (UG) while filling the application form.

Features

Details

Name of the exam

Common University Entrance Test for UG (CUET UG)

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of examination

National level

CUET UG 2024 Exam Date

15-May to 24-May-2024

Declaration of CUET UG 2024 Result

30-Jun-2024 (Tentative)

CUET UG 2024 Statistics: How Many Students Appear for CUET?

NTA has released information about the number of students who have registered for CUET UG 2024. The number of students registered have reduced by marginal number this year. Candidates can know the number of students who appeared for the exam on the release of the CUET UG 2024 results.

NTA releases the day wise data for CUET UG 2024. Candidates must refer the table below to know the CUET 2024 statistics:

Subjects Number of Candidates Appeared (With combinations) Attendance Percentage
English 862,209 76%
General Test 721,986 80%
Physics 672,712 77%
Chemistry 643,752 79%
Mathematics 486,312 78%
Biology 363,067 79%
Economics 213,929   85%
Hindi 207,872 78%
Business Studies 193,183 84%
Accountancy 180,745 85%
Geography 83,345 84%
Physical Education 81,837 78%
History 137,601 84%
Political Science 161,360 78%
Sociology 35,728 84%
CUET 2024: Students Appeared (Offline)

CUET 2024: Students Appeared (Offline)

 

Refer to the tables below to know how many students registered along with payment of fee for CUET UG 2024:

CUET UG 2024 Registrations

Features

2024

2023

2022

Number of applicants (Fee paid)

13.4 lakhs

14.9 lakhs

9.9 lakhs

Male candidates

7.1 lakh

8.3 lakh

5.6 lakh

Female candidates

6.3 lakh

6.6 lakh

4.3 lakh

CUET UG Registration Statistics Over Years

CUET UG Registration Statistics Over Years

CUET Registration Statistics: Top Subjects, Languages & States

NTA releases the number of registrations for each CUET subjects and languages every year. This year also, English and General Test was mapped by maximum number of candidates for CUET UG 2024. Uttar Pradesh remains the top state from maximum applicants have been received. Refer below to know more.

CUET UG 2024

CUET UG 2024

CUET UG 2024: Top 10 Domain Subjects

CUET Subjects

2024

2023

2022

General Test

8,34,207

8,08,597

5,24,277

Chemistry

7,01,750

6,58,358

2,79,869

Physics

6,72,773

6,34,078

2,58,211

Maths/Applied Mathematics

4,86,365

4,87,609

2,68,752

Biology

3,91,409

4,02,224

1,61,840

Econimics/Business Economics

2,13,996

2,28,125

1,50,646

Business Studies

1,93,252

2,03,613

1,37,023

Accounts

1,80,795

1,86,848

1,22,497

Political Science

1,61,333

2,03,508

1,28,470

History

1,37,568

1,88,949

1,22,139

CUET 2024: Top 5 languages

Subjects

2024

2023

2022

English

10,07,336

9,72,846

5,95,403

Hindi

2,07,839

2,61,966

2,14,908

Sanskrit

8,901

6,,370

9,099

Bengali 

9,065

4,784

6,750

Urdu

6,726

12,800

3,522

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Number of Students Appeared in CUET 2023

The previous year, NTA recorded a 41% increase in the number of registrations for CUET UG 2023. Out of 16.85 lakh registered candidates, 13.995 lakh candidates submitted the application form along with the payment of the application form. CUET UG 2023 saw an increase of 4 lakh candidates. Refer to the table below to know the CUET UG 2023 number of unique registrations and number of candidates who appeared for the exam, both gender and category-wise.

Parameters

Details

Number of unique registrations

14,99,790

No. of unique candidates appeared

11,16,011

No. of Subject Tests Administered

64,35,144

No. of unique combinations of subjects

48,779

No. of mediums (languages)

13

No. of Phases

09

Number of participating universities

249

CUET 2023: Distribution of Candidates by Category

CUET UG 2023 witnessed a maximum number of registrations from the General category. Refer the table below to know the Number of candidates who registered and appeared for CUET UG 2023 category wise.

Category

Registered

Appeared

General/Unreserved

6,78,478

5,13,155

OBC-NCL

4,99,126

4,99,126

SC

1,50,699

1,15,215

ST

1,06,287

53,645

EWS

65,206

53,219

Total

14,99,796

11,16,018

CUET UG Statistics 2023: Category-Wise

CUET UG Statistics 2023: Category-Wise

CUET 2023: Distribution of Candidates by Gender

In CUET UG 2023, Male candidates dominated the number of registrations and attendance for entrance exam. Refer the table below to know gender wise CUET 2023 statistics:

Gender

Registered

Appeared

Female

6,96,134

5,13,978

Male

8,03,647

6,02,028

Third Gender

15

12

CUET UG Statistics 2023: Gender-Wise

CUET UG Statistics 2023: Gender-Wise

Number of Students Appeared for CUET 2022

In the debut year of CUET UG 2022, NTA recorded 12.50 registrations out of which 9.9 lakh candidates submitted the application form along with the payment of CUET application fee. NTA has released information about how many students appeared for CUET 2022. Refer to the table below to know the Highlights about number of students who appeared for CUET 202:

Parameters

Details

Number of candidates registered for CUET UG 2022

14,90,293

Number of candidates who appeared for CUET 2022

9,68,201

Number of Mediums

13

Number of test centres

490 per shift (Approx.)

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CUET 2022: Distribution of Candidates by Gender

In CUET UG 2022, a maximum number of registrations were received from male candidates. Refer the table below to know the complete details.

Gender

Registered

Appeared

Female

6,60,311

4,29,228

Male

8,29,965

5,38,965

Third Gender

17

8

Total

14,90,293

9,68,201

How Many Students Appear for CUET UG: Top Universities

Since the debut of CUET UG exam, University of Delhi tops the number of registrations through CUET UG for its UG courses. Candidates can check the table below to know the top universities which receive maximum registrations through CUET UG.

Universities

2024 (Approx.)

2023 (Approx.)

2022 (Approx.)

University of Delhi

26 Lakh

28 Lakh

6.63 Lakh

Banaras Hindu University

8.4 Lakh

8.8 Lakh

4.34 Lakh

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

5.1 Lakh

4.1 Lakh

1.8 Lakh

University of Allahabad

4.8 Lakh

31 Lakh

2.62 Lakh

Jamia Millia Islamia

2.6 Lakh

2.6 Lakh

1.44 Lakh

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How Many Students Appear for CUET UG Subject Wise?

Check the list of top CUET domain subjects for which candidates have appeared. The table below mentions the list of top 10 CUET subjects with maximum number of registrations and attendance.

Subject

Number of Students Appeared in 2022

Number of Students Appeared in 2023

English

4,85,894

7,19,878

General Test

4,50,635

6,71,574

Chemistry

2,31,970

5,04,496

Physics

2,20,014

4,82,239

Mathematics / Applied Mathematics

2,29,793

3,79,027

Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology

-

2,94,206

Hindi

-

2,01,439

Economics / Business Economics

-

1,86,855

Business Studies

-

1,68,052

Accountancy / Bookkeeping

-

1,55,347

CUET UG Result 2024

National Testing Agency will announce the CUET UG 2024 results tentatively by June 30, 2024 at cuetug.ntaonline.in. Candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to check their scores online by entering the login credentials.

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FAQs on How Many Students Appear for CUET UG?

Q. How many applicants are there for CUET UG?

Ans. More than 14 lakh candidates appear for CUET UG exam. In 2023, 14,99,790 number of candidates registered for exam along with the payment of application fee. The number of applicants for CUET UG 2024 is expected to increase from last year.

Q. What is the capacity of CUET seats?

Ans. More than 3 lakh seats are offered by CUET participating universities. More than 200 universities are accepting scores through CUET UG 2024 for admission to its undergraduate courses.

Q. How many colleges can I select in CUET?

Ans. Candidates can apply for any number of universities and courses while filling the CUET application form.

Q. Is it easy to clear CUET exam?

Ans. The difficulty level of the CUET exam is moderate to easy. Candidates prepared well for the exam will be able to clear the exam. However, considering how many students will appear for CUET exam the cutoffs are expected to go high.

Q. Can I fill for two courses in same university?

Ans. Yes, candidates can apply for two or more courses from same university. Candidates must ensure to fulfill the CUET course eligibility to qualify for admission process.

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