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Pradeep Singh

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday released the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) Undergraduate (UG) results. Around 20,000 students have scored 100 percentile in 30 subjects in the entrance exam for admission to UG courses.

The result is currently available on NTA's official website and it will be available on the site for 90 days for students to view and download their marks.

As the results are out now, what's next? 

The educational institutions will now prepare a merit list of students on the basis of their performance. Subsequently, eligible students will take admission to UG courses in different colleges as per their score card.

Who will prepare the merit list?

- The participating universities will prepare the merit lists. 

- The concerned institutions will also decide about their individual counselling.

- A decision on individual counselling by the educational institutions will be made on the basis of the CUET-UG score card.

What is the methodology to evaluated candidates' performance?

NTA will normalise the raw score of each candidate in each subject using the 'Equi-percentile' method. This is done separately for each subject for which examination is held in multiple shifts.

For each subject for which the examination is held in multiple shifts, 

The raw score for each candidate appearing for a particular subject will be converted into NTA score (percentile score and normalised score) by:

- Converting raw scores into percentile scores.

- Pulling-back the percentiles to the marks scale for each session to get normalised score.

- Calculating the normalised score.

Why such a methodology has been adopted?

It is pertinent to mention here that the level of toughness of different sets of questions for a particular subject was different and hence, some candidates might have ended up attempting a relatively tougher set of questions.

So, those who attempted the tougher set may get lower marks as compared to those who attempted the easier one. Therefore, the NTA has come up with this methodology to normalise the marks of students across shifts.

Meanwhile, universities are likely to take about 6 weeks to finalise the results and subsequently issue first list, second list and so on until most of the seats are filled. 

It is expected that most universities may try to start their new academic session in the last week of October or the first week of November.

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