UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar discussed CUET UG score normalisation in an exclusive interview with PTI. NTA released the CUET UG 2023 results on July 15, 2023. For each candidate, the scorecard displays normalised equi-percentile values.
CUET UG 2023 tested subjects on different days over six weeks. It was unclear how the NTA would compare scholars who took the same topic test on different days.
To compare applicants directly, UGC Chairman Kumar stressed the importance of using scores. According to him, other admission exams focus on smaller subjects, which is why normalisation is only done for CUET UG. In single-session entrance tests, raw marks are converted into a common scale using percentiles, allowing candidates’ performance to be compared.”
Each group of candidates receives multiple percentiles for examinations like CUET UG, which are given on multiple days and in multiple sessions. Furthermore, Kumar noted that, since some universities weigh skill, using just percentiles is difficult in fields like sports and fine arts. In calculating the rank list, adding raw skill marks to the remaining weightage of the percentile (75%) would be like comparing apples to oranges.
A student’s equi-percentiles are calculated by comparing raw scores to those of other applicants in the same session. The same thing happens every day for the same subject. Normalising the percentiles follows equating. The smaller sessions are integrated with the larger ones to standardise candidate performance.
The rank list for CUET UG 2023 can include the raw marks’ weightage for the skill element as part of the regularised marks’ weightage. In the CUET UG Result 2023, English and Biology had the highest 100 percentile scores. Except for biology, more candidates scored over the 100 percentile in the humanities and commerce than in science. There were 251 candidates scoring in the hundredth percentile in mathematics, 83 in medicine, and 233 in chemistry. For more information, please visit the official website.