Indore (Madhya Pradesh): After delaying it for several days, the National Testing Agency (NTA) finally declared the results of the Common Entrance Test (CET), 2021, on Sunday evening but with a major “goof-up” for Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV). The results were declared without category-wise rankings.
When students logged onto the davv.nta.ac.in website to see their results, they were shocked to find that only open rankings had been declared by the NTA. Every year, two types of CET rankings are issued with the student’s score sheet. One is the student’s open ranking and the other is the category-wise ranking. Apart from the SC/ST and OBC categories, women’s category rankings are also released.
This year, nothing of that sort was done. The format of the score sheet is very different from what was required by DAVV to conduct the CET counselling. “We had clearly told the NTA about our format for the score sheet. The results declared on Sunday aren’t in line with the format. There may be some technical issues because of which they couldn’t deliver the results in the format we wanted. However, we’ll take category-wise rankings too from the NTA,” said DAVV vice-chancellor Professor Renu Jain.
With the new format, supplementary results of CET have to be released now as, with the main results, CET counselling could not be done. Without category-wise rankings, the university will not be able to hold CET counselling.
CET was conducted for admission to 2,515 seats in two phases across the country. The first-phase examination was held on August 31 and the second phase on September 4.
The NTA was expected to declare the results by September 15, but delayed the results so much that many brilliant minds in the state ignored DAVV and took admissions to colleges. Generally, the CET results are declared within 10 days of the examination. But, this year, the results got delayed. The results this year have been declared 22 days after the examination.
Gaurav Vyas tops Group A with 166 marks out of 225.
Aditya Rathi tops Group B with 161 marks
Satvik Gupta tops Group C with 164 marks
Note: Interestingly, this year, all CET toppers are males
Bitter experience with NTA
The DAVV authorities may not accept this, but their experience with the NTA has been very bitter.
DAVV witnessed many firsts with the NTA. For the first time, DAVV was made to change its own format of ‘admission bulletin’. For the first time, DAVV had no role to play in the setting of question papers. For the first time, CET was held in two phases. For the first time, the CET results were declared without category-wise rankings. It will also be first time when supplementary results of CET are going to come.
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