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Planning to secure a seat in college after Class 12th? Here are key rules for extra marks in CUET

If you are applying for undergraduate admission through CUET, you should read this article before enrolling in any college. Check detailed information on CUET admission procedure.

Edited By: Nidhi Mittal @nidhi_mittal09 New Delhi Updated on: May 28, 2024 13:53 IST
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If you are aiming to secure admission to undergraduate colleges, it's important to understand the rules and strategies for earning extra marks in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), which is an All-India Test for admission to various colleges. With board results now available for many students, the focus is now on securing a spot in a preferred institute, and the CUET plays a major role in this process.

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a standardized test designed to streamline the admission process for undergraduate courses in various institutes. It evaluates student's aptitude and knowledge in the subjects selected. The score obtained in this test determines whether a student can secure admission into chosen institutes. Despite performing well in the entrance test, students often find themselves falling short of the cutoff marks for their desired colleges. Recognizing this issue, certain provisions have been made to award extra marks to eligible students, helping them bridge the gap.

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What are the rules for extra marks?

To ensure a fair chance for all students, especially students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, several rules have been established to provide additional marks in CUET. These rules cater to students from rural areas, participants in sports, NCC, etc. Let's have a look at these provisions:-

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  1. Students who have completed their class 12 from government or private schools in rural areas are eligible for an additional 5 per cent weightage of their total marks. This rule is intended to promote higher education among students from rural backgrounds, acknowledging the challenges they face in accessing resources and quality education.
  2. Students who have been selected in the National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) are awarded a 10 per cent weightage in their CUET marks based on their performance. NTSE is a prestigious examination that identifies and nurtures talented students and this provision encourages high achievers to pursue further studies.
  3. Students who have actively participated in sports during their schooling can also benefit from extra marks. Students with a grade card from the district sports department can receive a weightage of 2 to 5 per cent, depending on their level of participation and achievements. This rule aims to support and encourage students who balance academics with sports, promoting a holistic approach to education.
  4. National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets holding B or C-level grade cards are eligible for additional weightage of 2 to 5 per cent in their CUET marks. This provision recognizes the discipline, leadership and service demonstrated by NCC cadets, rewarding their commitment and hard work.
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