CUET UG 2024: This NTA exam too stirred controversy as candidates complained of discrepancy in provisional answer key and website error – Times of India

National Testing Agency (NTA) had released the provisional answer key for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG 2024 on July 7, giving candidates two days to submit challenges. The agency will close the objection window today i.e. July 9, 2024. However, many CUET and 2024 Candidates have expressed difficulty in downloading the answer key on X (formerly Twitter), which was made available on July 7. Additionally, some have also reported inaccuracies in the answer key.
A user named Deepanshu Bhardwaj shared a photo on Instagram claiming that he was unable to download the answer key.

Another user named Rishabh posted on X, claiming that he found a lot of errors in it CUET & Answer Key. He wrote, “ARPANET stands for
Sir, I found many errors in the CUET UG answer key and I know that if I challenge all the errors (I think they are errors) then the cost of challenge is much higher than my CUET application.

Bishal Bhowmick, another CUET UG 2024 candidate, tweeted, “When I checked my Geography OMR sheet with CUET (UG) answer key, I was shocked as 80% of the answer key was wrong. When I calculated the number with the wrong answer key provided by NTA, I got only 26 but actually I would get 122 where I have 17 questions correct.”

Another user Karun Kumar pointed out on X that most of the answers in the Psychology answer key are wrong. Tagging the Ministry of Education, he wrote, “Most of the answers in the Psychology answer key are shown wrong. Please check. Also, the fee of Rs 200 per question for correct challenges should be abolished.”

CUET UG 2024 Provisional Answer Key: Important Details

The NTA conducted the exam on May 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24 and 29, 2024, using both Computer-Based Test (CBT) and Pen-and-Paper mode. For 15 subjects with the highest number of registrations, the exam was conducted in pen-paper mode, while the other 48 subjects were conducted in CBT mode. As already reported, on July 7, the agency released the provisional answer key for CUET UG 2024.
Candidates have been given the opportunity to raise objections to the provisional answer key till July 9, for which they will have to pay a fee of Rs 200 per question. Once all the objections are submitted, the agency will review them and release the final answer key. Based on this final answer key, the CUET UG 2024 results will be prepared and declared.

CUET UG Result 2024: When will it be released?

Earlier, the National Testing Agency was supposed to release the CUET UG 2024 results by June 30; however, the process got delayed. Now, the agency is expected to declare the CUET UG 2024 results by the end of July. The NTA will soon release the information regarding the result date and time. Candidates are requested to keep checking the official website of CUET UG 2024 for any updates regarding the results.

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