Pearson VUE partners with Chandigarh University to introduce new CU-Scholarship Admissions Test (CUSAT)

New Delhi: Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, is now delivering university admissions exams for Punjab-based, Chandigarh University.

The CU-Scholarship Admission Test (CUSAT) is aimed at recognizing the achievements, potential and talent of students at the undergraduate admissions stage, providing an opportunity to study at the university as well as win scholarships.

Through its CUSAT entrance exam, Chandigarh University strives to make world-class education accessible to all sections of society in India, irrespective of individuals’ personal circumstances. Any student who has scored 50% or above in their secondary education from a recognized school, is eligible to apply for the CUSAT admissions test which covers various undergraduate programs including Engineering, Bio & Pharma Sciences, Computer Applications (BCA), Film Production, Architecture and Fashion Design.

Candidates will have the option to take their entrance test to the university in any of Pearson VUE’s 350 test centres across India which make up its PVTC network in the region, providing them with greater convenience and flexibility. The student can sign in and register with Chandigarh University through a single sign on (SSO), complete registration and scheduling, and even view their exam history. Students are also allowed to do one re-take of their CUSAT.

The system has been designed to make it as user-friendly and as seamless as possible for the student. They will benefit from a new shortened timeframe between when they register with Chandigarh University and can schedule their test.

Prof. (Dr.) R.S Bawa, Vice Chancellor, Chandigarh University said: “As a world-class education institution, it’s essential that we have exam delivery standards of the highest quality and ensure that we have the right processes in place to maintain our reputation for academic excellence. Pearson VUE really set the benchmark for meeting our requirements in terms of the reliability and flexibility around scheduling exams and we’re confident that this new testing model will raise the profile of our academic programs among potential candidates all over the country.”

Divyalok Chetan Sharma, Senior Director, Client Development – India and SAARC at Pearson VUE, commented: “Our university admissions business is growing across India and this is on account of the strength of our footprint in the region, our best-in-class service to our clients and the seamless experience our testing provides to candidates. We look forward to working with Chandigarh University on delivering and administering this important entrance exam which can be life-changing for students.”


About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world’s most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies.

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About Chandigarh University (CU)

CU is a fully-fledged university established by the Punjab State Legislature and is recognized by the University Grants Commission. It is a leading institution which is consistently acknowledged for delivering excellence in academia and research.

The university has been bestowed with many awards including Asia’s Fastest Growing Private Institution, Outstanding Engineering Institute and by the Limca Book of Records for the most number of companies visiting in a year for campus placements. The University has also signed MoUs with more than 230+ foreign universities and institutions from 59 countries including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and China.

The Chandigarh University Scholarship Admission Test (CUSAT) is an entrance exam conducted online by Chandigarh University in order to provide admission to candidates in several undergraduate courses. The test also makes candidates eligible to receive financial assistance in the form of academic scholarships up to 100%.