Information's Of CUET

What is CUET?

The National Testing Agency, NTA an independent, autonomous and self-sustained chief testing organization has been established by The Ministry of Education, Indian Government under the Societies Registration Act (1860).

This organization has been established to conduct efficient, transfer and international standards tests in order to analyze the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions

The NTA is responsible for conducting the Central University Entrance Test (CUET) for Post graduation (PG) programmes for 2022.

Central University Entrance Test (CUET) is introduced by NTA for admission into undergraduate(UG) Programs in all Central universities for academic sessions 2022-23 under the ministry of education.

This test is going to provide a common platform and equal options to the candidates across the nation, especially those from rural and other remote areas and help to initiate a better connection with the universities

By this single examination students will be able to expand their application range for admission to various central universities.

Prior to CUET, this exam to was known as CUCET, it was introduced in 2010 for admission to UG and Integrated Postgraduate and diploma/ certificate courses at seven central universities

CUET is not exactly a new examination. Earlier known as CUCET, the exam was introduced in 2010 for admission to undergraduate, integrated postgraduate and diploma/certificate courses at seven central universities. The CUCET was not mandatory.

However, the Union Government has now made it compulsory for admission to Central universities, including institutes like Delhi University and Visva –Bharti University.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The eligibility criteria will depend upon the courses and university to which the student is willing to take admission. Nevertheless, there are some common criteria for admission to UG, PG and PhD programs  
  • They are as follows:
  • For the general category student candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in Class XII or equivalent exam
  • The candidates of scheduled Caste (SC) and scheduled Tribe (ST) must have Minimum 45% marks in Class XII or equivalent exam.
  • Nationality: Indian National citizens will be eligible to apply.
  • According to the CUCET UG eligibility age limit, there is no age limit to apply for the entrance exam.

**However, the candidate will have to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the particular university to which the candidate is desiring to apply.

How to Apply for CUET?

  • The NTA authority will release CUET 2023 application form separately for UG & PG level courses.
  • The application form for both UG & PG level courses will be released via online mode. No other mode will be entertained to fill out the form.
  • The forms will be released from the first week of April till the last week of May 2023 for UG level courses.
  • Candidates will be able to submit the application form for PG courses from the second week of May till the third week of June 2023.

Steps to fill out the CUET application form online:

  • Open the NTA CUET website.
  • Click on “Registration”.
  • Read the instructions carefully and select the checkbox “I have downloaded the Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions”.
  • Proceed to apply online by clicking on “Click here to Proceed”.
  • Fill out the Registration Form, Enter your Security Pin and Submit the form.
  • Note down the system-generated Application Number.
  • Complete the Application Form.
  • Upload the scanned images of the Photograph and Signature incorrect specification.
  • Pay the Application fee and take a printout of the confirmation page after successful remittance of the fee.

Application Fee:

Candidates will have to submit their forms fee via online mode.

The mode of payment includes credit card, debit card or net banking or UPI payment mode.

The application fee will be non-refundable in any case.

Given below is the application fee for CUET:

Slot:

Timing of

Examination

No. of

Tests/ Subjects

UG/UI and Part-time Programmes

Centers in India

Centers

Outside India

General

(Unreserved)

OBC (NCL)

/ EWS

SC/ST/

Third gender

/ PwBD

Slot-1 : 09.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (IST)

Upto 4

₹ 650/-

₹ 600/-

₹ 550/-

₹ 3000/-

Slot-2 : 03.00 p.m. to 06.45 p.m. (IST)

Upto 5

₹ 650/-

₹ 600/-

₹ 550/-

₹ 3000/-

* Candidates can choose Slot I or Slot II or both the Slots as per their requirements. Choice of the Slots in CUET depends on the tests that you should take which in turn depends on the requirements for the desired course in the desired University/ies/ Participating Institutions.

The required documents are

  1. Scanned clear photographs in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb).
  2. Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb).
  3. Category certificate if applicable (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) in PDF format (size between 50 kb–300 kb).
  4. Aadhar Card OR other ID proof OR Qualifying examination admit card with photograph.
  5. Class 10 and 12 or equivalent Mark Sheets to fill in education details.
  6. Credit card, Debit card or Net banking details for online fee payment.

Exam pattern:

  • The examination mode will be online as Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • Question paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type questions.
  • There will be 13 languages for the UG level course.
  • For Slot I, candidates will be given 3 hours 15 minutes & for Slot II 3 hours 45 minutes will be given.
  • CUET UG will include 4 sections as Section IA, Section IB, Section II and Section III.
  • There will be  100 questions asked in the question paper.
  • 5 marks will be credited for each correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

 Structure of the question paper

Section

Subjects

Questions

to be

attempted

Total questions

Questions Type

Duration

Section IA

13 different

languages

(can choose

any one)

40

50

Reading

comprehension

(based on

different

languages –

Factual literary &

Narrative,

Literary Aptitude &

Vocabulary)

45 minutes

for each language

Section IB

20 different languages

(can choose any

language apart from

Section IA)

Section II- Domain

27 Domains specific

subjects (must choose

6 domain as desire by

applicable

university/ ies)

40

50

Input Text for

MCQ based

questions

(it will be on the

bases of 12th

NCERT syllabus)

45 minutes

for each

domain specific

subjects

Section III- General Tests

For any such UG

programme/

programmes

being offered

by universities

60

75

Input text can be used

for MCQ Based Questions

General Knowledge,

Current Affairs, General

Mental Ability, Numerical Ability,

Quantitative Reasoning

(Simple application of basic

mathematical concepts arithmetic

/algebra geometry/mensuration/

stat taught till Grade 8),

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

60 minutes

Total

 

180 questions

225 questions

 

195 minutes

Languages:

  • 13 different languages – Punjabi, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Odia, Tamil, & Urdu
  • 20 different languages – Dogri, Italian, Santhali, Tibetan, Arabic, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Persian, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Bodo, Russian, Chinese, Nepali.

 *A Candidate can choose a maximum of any 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together. (One of the languages chosen needs to be in lieu of Domain specific subjects)

Domain-Specific Subjects (27) : 

Section II offers 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate can choose a maximum of 6 Subjects.

  • Accountancy/ Book Keeping
  • Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
  • Economics/ Business Economics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography/Geology
  • History
  • Home Science
  • Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
  • Legal Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Agriculture
  • Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts
  •  Performing Arts
  • Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Odissi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri
  • Drama- Theater
  • Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion)
  • Sanskrit. [For all Shastri (Shastri 3 years/ 4 years Honours) Equivalent to B.A./B.A. Honours courses i.e. Shastri in Veda, Paurohitya (Karmakand), Dharmashastra, Prachin Vyakarana, Navya Vyakarana, Phalit Jyotish, Siddhant Jyotish, Vastushastra, Sahitya, Puranetihas, Prakrit Bhasha, Prachin Nyaya Vaisheshika, Sankhya Yoga, Jain Darshan, Mimansa, AdvaitaVedanta, Vishishtadvaita Vedanta, Sarva Darshan, a candidate may choose Sanskrit as the Domain. For those who are writing Sanskrit as a domain subject in Section 2, the Sanskrit paper in Section 1B will be used for testing their Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]

Colleges participating in CUET in2023

  • 88 Universities are supposed to take part in the NTA CUET,2023. These 88 universities will provide  an equal and will open common windows for the students, who are seeking admission to the following Universities across the Country

List of Central Universities taking part in  the NTA CUET 2023:

 

Name of the University

State

Location

Established in Year

Aligarh Muslim University

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh

1920

Assam University

Assam

Silchar

1994

Babasaheb Bhimrao

Ambedkar University

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

1996

Banaras Hindu University

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

1916

Central University of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur

2019

Central University of South Bihar

Bihar

Gaya

2009

Central University of Gujarat

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

2009

Central University of Haryana

Haryana

Mahendragarh

2009

Central University of

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala

2009

Central University of Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu

2011

Central University of Jharkhand

Jharkhand

Ranchi

2009

Central University of Karnataka

Karnataka

Kalaburagi

2009

Central University of Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar

2009

Central University of Kerala

Kerala

Kasaragod

2009

Central University of Odisha

Odisha

Koraput

2009

Central University of Punjab

Punjab

Bathinda

2009

Central University of Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Ajmer

2009

Central University of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tiruvarur

2009

Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya

Madhya Pradesh

Sagar

1946

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur

1983 (2009)

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna

Garhwal University

Uttrakhand

Srinagar

1973

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

Madhya Pradesh

Amarkantak

2007

Jamia Millia Islamia

Delhi

New Delhi

1920 (1988)

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Delhi

New Delhi

1969

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya

Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Maharashtra

Wardha

1997

Manipur University

Manipur

Imphal

1980 (2005)

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Telangana

Hyderabad

1998

Mizoram University

Mizoram

Aizawl

2000

Nagaland University

Nagaland

Lumami

1994

North Eastern Hill University

Meghalaya

Shillong

1973

Pondicherry University

Puducherry

Pondicherry

1985

Rajiv Gandhi University

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

1985 (2007)

Sikkim University

Sikkim

Gangtok

2007

Tezpur University

Assam

Tezpur

1994

The English and Foreign

Languages University

Telangana

Hyderabad

1958

Tripura University

Tripura

Agartala

1987

University of Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

Prayagraj

1887 (2005)

University of Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

1922

University of Hyderabad

Telangana

Hyderabad

1974

Visva Bharati University

West Bengal

Bolpur

1921

Mahatma Gandhi Central University

Bihar

Motihari

2016

Central Sanskrit University, Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

1970

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National

Sanskrit University

Delhi

New Delhi

1962 (2020)

National Sanskrit University

Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati

1961

  • After the NTA will declare the result of CUET 2023. These universities will declare the counseling/ admission schedule and merit list independently based on the CUET 2023 score and other eligibility criteria of the respective CUET.
  • The admission counseling for the Universities participating in CUET 2023 will be done in online /offline mode. Syllabus