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Information 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:


Timing of


No. of

Tests/ Subjects

UG/UI and Part-time Programmes
Centers in India Centers

Outside India






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

  • Scanned clear photographs in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb).
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb).
  • Category certificate if applicable (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) in PDF format (size between 50 kb–300 kb).
  • Aadhar Card OR other ID proof OR Qualifying examination admit card with photograph.
  • Class 10 and 12 or equivalent Mark Sheets to fill in education details.
  • 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.


  • 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)

Colleges participating in CUET in 2024.

  • 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.

Cuet Syllabus

General Test
Language Syllabus