The NTA conducted the first-ever joint entrance test for student admissions to universities from July 16 to August 30. A retest was conducted on September 11 to address individual student complaints. The preliminary answer key was released on September 8th. Candidates were given until 5:00 p.m. on September 10 to contest the answer key.
According to the official date, Uttar Pradesh had the highest turnout of any state with 2,92,589 students turning up for the CUET. The second highest turnout was in Delhi with 1,86,405 students showing up for the tests, followed by Bihar with 84,425. Meanwhile, only 583 out of 5,634 registered candidates took the test in Meghalaya, with the lowest participation recorded at 6.02 percent. A total of 61.86 percent of candidates appeared in the CUET UG.
The entrance exam was held in 547 cities within India and 13 cities outside India – Sri Lanka, Qatar, Doha, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sharjah and Singapore.