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CUET Exam Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit card

CUET (formerly known as CUCET) is a national-level entrance for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate (UG), Integrated, Post-graduate (PG), Diploma, and Research Programs in participating universities in India. CUCET was administered by the Central University of Rajasthan for 12 Central universities from the year 2010 to 2020.

Later in the year 2021, National Testing Agency took charge of the CUET exam, and it made it compulsory for all 43 universities to endorse the exam.

CUET (UG) Application Form

How to apply for CUET (UG) exam?

Before filling out the online application form for CUET, the candidate should thoroughly go through the ‘Information Bulletin’ published by NTA on the official website. Then candidates should follow the below-mentioned steps to fill in the CUET application form.

  1. Open the official website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/ where the candidate will be directed to the home page. Click on the ‘Register’ button.
  2. The page consisting of instructions and procedures will appear. Candidates should properly read the instructions and put a tick in the check box (I have downloaded the Information Bulletin of CUET (UG)), then tap on the ‘Click here to Proceed’ button.
  3. Later fill in the personal details, present address, and other relevant details. Choose a password and enter the security pin in the ‘Registration Form’.
  4. Once the candidate fills in the details, preview the information. If the candidate wants to make any changes, he/she may do so by tapping on ‘Edit Registration Details’. When verified, the candidate should tap on the ‘submit and send OTP to mobile’ button.
  5. Once the OTP verification process is done, applicants receive the application form number on their registered mobile number or email ID. One should always note down the application form number for further reference.
  6. Candidates can log in using the application number and password.
  7. Tap on ‘Continue application form’ and fill in the requisite details such as educational qualification, university name, and program, test paper for slots 1 and 2 of the examination, and upload relevant documents like a photograph and signature.
  8. Click on the ‘Save’ button and then preview the entered details in the application form. Click on the checkboxes. Then click on the final submission and pay the application fee.

(Note: Keep the print-out of the confirmation page for future reference).

Application Fee for CUET (UG)

  • Application fee can be paid online mode only via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI, or Paytm Services.
  • Candidates have to pay processing charges and GST in addition to the application fee.
  • Once the payment of the application fee is successful, the confirmation page is generated. In case, the candidate is unable to access the confirmation page, he/she should connect the bank or payment gateway on the helpline number and email mentioned in the ‘Information Bulletin’ published by the NTA.

CUET (UG) Application fee- For reserved and unreserved categories

SLOTNo. of TestsExam centres in IndiaExam Centers outside India
  General OBC/ EWSSC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender 
SLOT-1Upto 4Rs.650Rs.600Rs.550Rs. 3000
SLOT-2Upto 5Rs.650Rs.600Rs.550Rs. 3000
NOTE: The processing fee and GST excludes from the above-mentioned application fee.

CUET Exam Dates (UG) 2023

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2023 is conducted across the nation by National Testing Agency (NTA). The CUET exam enables applicants to get admission into undergraduate program of any one of the 86 recognized universities, like Banaras Hindu University, Delhi University, and many more.

The CUET 2023 exam begins on 21st May 2023 and will continue till 31st May.2023.

CUET Exam Dates (UG) 2023

EXAM CONDUCTING BODYNATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (NTA)
COURSEUNDERGRADUATE
CUET UG 2023 EXAM DATE21st to 31st MAY 2023
CUET UG EXAM ADMIT CARD 20232nd WEEK OF MAY 2023
EXAM DURATION3 HOURS 15 MINS
PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES43
OFFICIAL WEBSITEhttps://cuet.samarth.ac.in/

CUET EXAM DATE 2023: EXAM TIMINGS

Candidates should reach before time to the exam centers. Below is the table for exam timings.

SLOTSCUET EXAM TIMINGS
Slot 19 AM to 12:15 PM
Slot 23 PM to 6:45 PM

Eligibility Criteria for CUET (UG)

Candidates should fulfill the below mentioned eligibility criteria if planning to appear for CUET 2023:

  • Irrespective of age, candidates who have cleared class 12 or equivalent exams or are appearing in 2023 can attempt CUET (UG)-2023. But if a candidate wishes to apply for a particular university then he/she should check and fulfill the age criteria specified by the particular university.
  • No age limit is specified for the candidates willing to apply for the CUET exam.
  • Candidates should carefully read the eligibility criteria (including qualification, subject combinations, reservations, etc.) of each university they wish to apply for.
  • Candidates should fulfill the program-specific criteria prescribed by the University they are applying for.
CUET RESERVATION POLICY

Central Universities have their reservation policy. Candidates should go through the policies of each university, they wish to apply for and upload all the requisite documents while filling out the online application form.

CUET Exam Pattern

Candidates must have a clear understanding of the CUET exam pattern to strategize their CUET exam preparation. Read ahead to know the details of the CUET 2023 exam pattern.

  • CUET (UG) is a computer-based test (CBT) comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Each question carries 5 marks and a total of 200 marks are awarded for each section.
  • 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
CUET exam is divided into three sections:
SECTIONSSUBJECTS/TESTSNo. OF QUESTIONSQUESTIONS TO BE MARKEDDURATION
SECTION IA13 languages5040 (in each language)45 minutes for each language
SECTION 1B20 languages
SECTION II27 Domain- Specific Subjects45/5035/4045 minutes for each language
SECTION IIIGeneral Test605060 minutes
  • Number of tests – 10 tests (maximum)
    • Candidates are allowed to choose a maximum of 10 subjects from all three sections.
  • Exam Duration: According to slots
    • SLOT 1:   3 Hours 15 Minutes
    • SLOT 2:   3 Hours 45 Minutes (Depends on the choice of sections)
    • SLOT 3:   To be notified
Scheme of CUET examination
  • For Section 1A: Any of the languages may be chosen from 13 different languages.
  • For Section 1B: Any of the languages may be chosen from 20 different languages.
  • For Section 2- Domain: A candidate may choose any subject from 27 domains specific subjects (as specified by the applicable University/ Universities).
  • For Section 3- General Test: General test is being used for admission by Universities offering undergraduate program/ programs.
CUET: Domain-Specific Subjects

27 domain-specific subjects are listed below.

  1. Accountancy
  2. Business Studies
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Economics/ Business Economics
  5. Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  6. Chemistry
  7. Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
  8. Engineering Graphics
  9. Geography/Geology
  10. History
  11. Home Science
  12. Legal Studies
  13. Physics
  14. Mathematics
  15. Environmental Science
  16. Knowledge Tradition – Practices in India
  17. Legal Studies
  18. Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
  19. Political Science
  20. Psychology
  21. Sociology
  22. Teaching Aptitude
  23. Agriculture
  24. Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  25. Anthropology
  26. Art Education Sculpture
  27. Performing Arts
Key Points: CUET Exam Pattern
  • Depending on the number of candidates and subject choices, the CUET exam is conducted on multiple days in three slots.
  • Slot 1 is conducted during the morning shift where candidates can take a maximum of 4 tests. The CUET exam include one language from Section lA, two domain-specific subjects from section ll (maximum), and one General test from Section lll.
  • Slot 2 is conducted during the afternoon where candidates can take a maximum of 5 tests in below mentioned manner:
    • One language from Section lA & lB and four domain-specific subjects from Section-ll (maximum).
    • Two languages from Section lA & IB and three domain-specific subjects from section ll (maximum).
  • Slot 3 is conducted in the evening.

Syllabus of CUET Exam (UG)

SECTION lA & lB

The Language is tested through Reading Comprehension (Factual, Literary and Narrative, Literary Aptitude, and Vocabulary is checked through different types of passages).

SECTION ll

As mentioned on the official NTA website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/

SECTION lll

Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic / algebra geometry / mensuration / stat).

CUET SECTION lA: 13 Languages

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. Malayalam
  4. Marathi
  5. Odia
  6. Punjabi
  7. Tamil
  8. Telugu
  9. Urdu
  10. English
  11. Gujarati
  12. Hindi
  13. Kannada

SECTION IB: List of 20 Languages

  1. Arabic
  2. Bodo
  3. Chinese
  4. Dogri
  5. French
  6. German
  7. Persian
  8. Russian
  9. Sindhi
  10. Tibetan
  11. Italian
  12. Japanese
  13. Kashmiri
  14. Konkani
  15. Maithili
  16. Manipuri
  17. Nepali
  18. Santhali
  19. Spanish
  20. Sanskrit

Admit Card for CUET (UG)

Candidates who complete the process of filling out the online application form, have paid the requisite fees, and fulfill the eligibility criteria of chosen participating university can download the admit card. To download the CUET e-admit card, candidates should visit the official website of CUET https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/

Key things to remember

Candidates should completely check the CUET admit card its name, roll number, photograph, signature, date, timing, exam center, and exam slot. If there is any kind of discrepancy, the candidate should contact NTA using the helpline number.

Candidates should check the instructions mentioned in the e-admit card and should follow them strictly during the examination.

CUET Exam Centres

CUET exam is organized at various exam centers that include within and outside India. Candidates can choose any 4 cities of their choice and accordingly candidates are allotted the exam centers. Moreover, due to logistic or administrative reasons, NTA can allot different exam cities too.

Exam Centers in India
STATE/ UNION TERRITORY CITY
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur
Guntur
Kurnool
Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Silchar
Bihar Begusarai
Bhagalpur
Gaya
Motihari
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnia
Siwan
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bhuj
Gandhinagar
Godhra
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana Gurugram
Hissar
Kurukshetra
Mahendergarh
Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Anantnag
Baramulla
Doda
Ganderball
Jammu
Kargil
Kathua
Rajouri
Samba
Srinagar
Udhampur
Ladakh Leh
Jharkhand Medininagar
Deoghar
Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bangalore
Belagavi
Bellary
Bidar
Devanageree
Hubli
Kalaburagi
Koppal
Mangalore
Mysore
Raichur
Tumkur
Yadgir
Kerela Kannur
Kasargod
Kochi
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Wayanad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Nepal Kathmandu
New Delhi New Delhi
Odisha Bhadrak
Bhubaneshwar
Brahmapur
Cuttack
Sambalpur
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Chandigarh
Ludhiana
Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Nagercoil
Thiruvarur
Tiruchirappalli
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Nizamabad
Warangal
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Gorakhpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Prayagraj
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol
Kolkata
Siliguri

Exam Centers outside India

 COUNTRYCITY
1UAESharjah
2SingaporeSingapore
3OmanMuscat
4Saudi ArabiaRiyadh
5KuwaitKuwait City
6NigeriaLagos/Abuja
7NepalKathmandu
8MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
9IndonesiaJakarta
10QatarDoha
11UAEDubai
12Sri LankaColombo
13BahrainManama

CUET Participating Universities

Candidates planning to pursue UG programs in the central universities in India can appear for CUET (Common University Entrance Test) 2023.

Below is the list of CUET participating central universities. Candidates should visit the official websites of the central universities to check the eligibility criteria and the courses offered by them before applying for the same.

  1. Central University of Tamil Nadu
  2. Mahatma Gandhi Central University
  3. Central University of Rajasthan
  4. Central University of Andhra Pradesh
  5. Central University of Jammu
  6. Central University of Punjab
  7. Central University of Odisha
  8. Central University of Karnataka
  9. Central University of Kerala
  10. Central University of Jharkhand
  11. Central University of Kashmir
  12. Central University of Himachal Pradesh
  13. Central University of Haryana
  14. Central Sanskrit University
  15. Central University of Gujarat
  16. National Sanskrit University
  17. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University
  18. Mizoram University
  19. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
  20. Sikkim University
  21. Maulana Azad National Urdu University
  22. Tripura University
  1. Nagaland University
  2. Assam University
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
  4. Rajiv Gandhi University
  5. Pondicherry University
  6. Manipur University
  7. University of Hyderabad
  8. North Eastern Hill University
  9. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
  10. The English and Foreign Languages University
  11. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya
  12. Visva Bharati University
  13. Tezpur University
  14. University of Allahabad
  15. Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
  16. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
  17. Jamia Millia Islamia
  18. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  19. Aligarh Muslim University
  20. Banaras Hindu University
  21. Delhi University
  22. Central University of South Bihar

CUET 2023 FAQs

The CUET exam is conducted for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate programs in central universities. Attempting the CUET exam helps candidate take admission across the country to participating central universities through a single exam itself.

Depending on the eligibility criteria released by individual universities, the candidate can apply for multiple courses at a time. But cannot submit multiple forms for the same course. If done so, it may result in the cancellation of all the application forms submitted by the candidate.

If the ‘Confirmation Page’ is not generated within 24 hours of completing the process of payment, the candidate should write an email at cuet@nta.ac.in specifying their application number, proof of payment, payment reference number, and registered mobile number or should raise a query in the query redressal system.

Yes, the extra amount is refunded to the candidate within 24 hours if the candidate makes the payment twice.

No, editing can be done once the CUET application form is submitted. However, a correction window may be opened by NTA. Once the correction window is closed, the details entered by the candidates are considered final.

Only scanned images of the photograph and signature should be uploaded along with the CUET application form. Certificates or documents are verified by the university at the time of admission.

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