The CUET UG 2023 results were released on July 15 after which UGC Chairman M Jagadeesh Kumar explained the CUET score normalisation process, also called the equi-percentile system.
The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG 2023 results were recently announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on July 15. However, candidates have expressed uncertainty about the comparison of their performance as the tests were conducted on different days. To address these concerns, UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar provided an explanation of the normalisation process for CUET UG results, emphasizing the importance of a fair comparison among candidates.
Understanding the Equi-Percentile System:
In order to ensure fair comparison and ranking among candidates who took the test on different days and in multiple sessions, CUET UG employs the equi-percentile system.
Under this system, each candidate’s percentile is calculated based on their raw marks in comparison to others in the same session. This process is repeated for the same subject across multiple sessions, with smaller sessions being combined with larger ones. The percentiles are then equalised and converted into normalised marks, which can be used in the same manner as in single-session exams.
Consideration of Skill Elements:
Subjects such as sports and fine arts involve skill elements that cannot be evaluated solely based on percentiles. To address this issue, the raw marks for the skill element are given weightage in addition to the remaining weightage of the regularised marks. This ensures that candidates’ overall performance is taken into account, considering both their subject knowledge and specific skill elements.
Highlights of CUET UG 2023:
The results of CUET UG 2023 revealed that more than 22,000 candidates achieved a perfect 100 percentile score. English had the highest number of perfect scores, followed by biology. Notably, humanities and commerce subjects had more percentile scores than science subjects, except for biology. Detailed information and individual scores can be found on the official website.