CUET 2023: Centre Exempts Northeast Universities from CUET Till 2024


NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education has announced the decision to exempt the universities of Northeast regions from CUET 2023-24. In total, 10 universities have been exempted from the Common University Entrance Test.
The announcement is applicable to ten universities from the North Eastern region of India namely, Sikkim University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Manipur University, Assam University, Tezpur University, Nagaland University, Tripura University, Mizoram University, NEHU and HNBGU Uttarakhand.
The decision to extend the exemption period has been taken considering the geographical condition, hilly terrain, far-flung location, limited digital connectivity, infrastructure, etc as impediments in conducting the CUET in North Eastern regions.

The Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma expressed his gratitude to the Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan. “Thank Hon’ble Union Education Minister, Sh.@dpradhanbjp ji for considering our request on behalf of our students to exempt the colleges in Meghalaya affiliated to NEHU to come under the purview of #CUET for 2023-2024, allowing them to continue with existing admission practices,” Sangma tweeted.
Over 200 universities have registered for CUET 2023-24 as compared to 90 universities in 2022. So far, nearly 11.4 lakh aspirants have registered for the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2023. As per the data shared by the National Testing Agency, as on March 15, 11,39,268 candidates have registered of which 5.2 lakh are female. Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have the highest number of candidates so far.

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