All About CUCET Exam

All about the CUCET exam required to get admission into the bachelors 's, master's as well as PhD degree programs of the Central Universities.
All About CUCET Exam

All About CUCET Exam

CUCET Exam is the exam conducted to take admissions into the UG/PG courses of the Central Government Universities. Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or undergraduate degree can fill CUCET Application Form. There are different eligibility criteria for different course so that is why candidates need to check the same before applying into their desired program.

CUCET Exam Pattern: -

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The exam will be conducted in two parts, i.e., Part A and Part B: -

·         Part-A: This section contains topics from English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical Skills.

·         Part-B: This part will be divided into 3 sections and consist of a total of 75 MCQs from the domain specific knowledge.

·         Duration: The exam duration will be 2 hours.

·         Exam Mode: The exam will be organized through online mode.

·         Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given for each correct answer. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

CUCET Syllabus: -

CUCET syllabus depends on the program for which the candidate has applied for. Syllabus for undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses is different in terms of topics covered. However, the overall structure remains the same.

CUCET Counselling: -

CUCET counselling merit list will be released online mode. All the universities conduct their own counselling process separately for different academic programs offered by them. Some major components of CUCET Counselling are highlighted below:

  • After the announcement of the result or list, the candidates will be required to attend counselling in order to complete the document verification and admission processes.
  • The counselling is scheduled only for the shortlisted candidates. It should be noted that the Counselling for participating universities is done separately by the respective universities.
  • Students are allotted seats during counselling. The allotment will be purely based on the candidate’s rank and availability of seats for the preferred course.
  • You need to register for attending the CUCET counselling session.
  • CUCET Counselling is strictly based on the merit list that is prepared as per marks in the entrance examination.
  • The counselling process includes the score obtained in written tests and interviews that will carry a weight of 60% and 40% respectively.
  • Candidates, who qualify for NET/JRF/SLET/Teacher Fellowship will be exempted from the written test. For them, the interview will carry 100% weight.
  • Universities from the state: Central University Common Entrance Test is commonly referred to as CUCET. The Universities of Tamil Nadu, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, and Rajasthan jointly conduct this entrance exam, available for students across India.
  • The test is for the candidates willing to gain admissions into the Graduate-level, PG Level, and Ph.D. level courses at the above-mentioned University.

Courses Offered Through CUCET: -

  • Students can take CUCET exam for admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities.
  • Courses offered under CUCET include Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and Ph.D. programs. 
  • Central Universities of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Bangalore School of Economics will participate in CUCET exam.

CUCET Application Form: -

  • Candidates can avail CUCET Application Form via online mode. The application form can be expected to get rolled out by the 2nd week of April.
  • Fill in all the mandatory details in the application such as personal, academic, communication & many others.
  • Upload the scanned images of the latest photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment online or offline mode.
  • Candidates don’t forget to take a printout of the filled application form and keep it safe for future references.
  • The application fee structure has been mentioned below: -


                 Online Payment

Payment through Challan


INR 800 for three Public Universities

INR 850


INR 350 for three Public Universities

                           INR 400





So, this was all about the CUCET exam. Just go through the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) for getting the official information regarding the same.

All the Best!