25% candidates skip Lucknow University BA exam after record entry

Despite Lucknow University receiving a record number of applications for undergraduate courses, over one fourth of candidates who applied for entrance examination to BA skipped the exam on Saturday. Over 11,000 applications had come for around 1,800 BA seats at LU.
According to LU administration, 3,107 candidates who applied remained absent. Of 11,442 candidates who filled the application form for BA, 8,294 took the exam held in the evening shift on Saturday.

“The paper had questions from different subjects of humanities. The duration of the exam was 90 minutes, but I could finish it in 50 minutes. The questions were easy,” said Deepak Shukla.
The faculty of arts has 27 departments such as ancient history, anthropology, public administration, political science, geography, economics, journalism, philosophy, psychology, sociology to name a few. Various languages, including Urdu, Hindi, English, Persian, Sanskrit, Arabic, too come under this faculty.

For bachelors of computer science (BCA), held on Saturday morning, absentees were 34%. In figures, 690 students remained absent, while 1,315 appeared for the exam. Candidates who sat for BCA exam reported misprints in the question paper. “It was difficult to understand questions, which consumed lot of time. Otherwise, the paper was of moderate level,” said Ruchika Sharma.

Overall, LU received 48,022 applications for 4,123 UG seats of BA, BA (Hons), BSc , Bcom, BCom (Hons), BCA, LLB (Integrated), BVoc, BVA and BCA.
The entrance exam, which began on August 24, will end with two more for Bachelor of Fine Arts and BCom on August 31.

Source: TIO

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