AT LEAST 12 candidates have scored 100 percentile normalised score in all five subjects in CUET-UG while 104 got the perfect score in four subjects, according to National Testing Agency (NTA) officials.
The results for the debut edition of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG were declared earlier on Friday. A total of 21,159 candidates have scored 100 percentile in at least one subject. The top scorers include 12,799 female candidates and 8,360 male students.
“Performance of every candidate has been evaluated using equi-percentile method wherein normalised marks of each candidate have been calculated using the percentiles of each group of students in a given session across multiple days for the same subject,” said Sadhana Parashar, senior director (exams), NTA.
While English has the highest number of 100 percentile scorers (8,236 candidates) Political Science is on number two (2,065) followed by Business Studies (1669). Other subjects which have witnessed over 1,000 candidates with 100 percentile are Biology, Economics and Psychology, meaning the cutoffs for college admissions in these subjects are likely to be high. “The merit lists will be prepared by participating universities, who will decide about their individual counselling on the basis of the CUET-UG score card,” Parashar said.
A STEP CLOSER TO GETTING INTO DREAM COLLEGES, SAY STUDENTS: Despite confusion over the “normalisation” of scores and the admission process, students feel they are “one step closer” to getting into their dream colleges after the CUET. Samriddhi Rawat (18) is “satisfied” with her scores. She said that she got 100 percentiles in two subjects.