Delhi University launches initiatives to dispel doubts on CUET

Several coaching centers have been holding webinars every Sunday to apprise students of the essentials of Central Universities Common Entrance Test, answering questions on how and what to prepare for the all-India college entrance exam. Now, Delhi University has initiated various activities to help prospective students prepare for the first-ever edition of CUET. On April 22, the Admissions branch of the Delhi University will hold the first in a series of webinars on CUET 2022 to spread more awareness and clarity on its intake policies.

A dedicated website for admission-related information is already up, chat bot services have been activated for resolving queries, and video tutorials for explaining registration have been created.

The information bulletin details all the relevant information along with the tentative seat matrix of all the colleges. The step-by-step video guide will help students in creating a registration id, selecting various programs of a university, procedures for choosing the subjects from Section I, II and III of CUET 2022,ing the required documents, and making the payment. The tutorials are available in both English and Hindi.

The central university is set to see a bigger rush for its limited seats this time, especially because admissions through unrealistic merit lists have been done away with in CUET 2022. Last year, more than four lakh students reportedly competed for 70,000 seats at Delhi University. This year, over 1.27 lakh students applied for the UG entrance exam in the first week of CUET registrations, opening on April 6.

“I am pretty nervous about my prospects of getting into DU because students have been preparing for several months for CUET. And I have just started because I was preparing for my board exams which starts on May 5,” says Aayush Bhatia, a class 12 student at Naval Public School of Delhi. Aayush wants to study Economics (Hons in a Delhi University college), and prepare for UPSC exams. “Everybody wants to study in DU because of its reputation and places. I am going to join a crash course in a coaching center to prepare for CUET,” says Aayush, who is yet to register for the entrance exam.

Last week, students had expressed their confusion and anger over subject restrictions at the Delhi University where students were directed to choose only those papers as domain subjects for CUET which they studied in class 12. So, a science stream student wanting to change over to humanities in college will not be able to choose the relevant domain subjects in humanities for the entrance test, even though UGC guidelines allow six domain subjects (over and above the four taken in class 12).


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