CUET - Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus & Updates

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has been introduced for the admissions of all undergraduates into the central universities across the country for the academic session of 2023-24 under the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Unlike this year, NTA has decided that CUET will be held twice a year to give students a better opportunity to succeed.

Common University Entrance Test Exam Date, Application Form & Updates

The test analyzes students' capabilities to get into these reputed 45 central universities. The examination for the session 2022-23 is already going on. You can easily find the details on the official website.

 

Highlights for CUET 2023

Name of the Exam CUET 2023
Full-form Common University Entrance Test
Exam level National Level
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Courses offered UG & PG level courses
Application mode Online mode
Exam mode Online (Computer Based Test) mode
Date of exam

2nd week of June 2023 (UG)

3rd week of July 2023 (PG)

Participating Universities

The NTA will conduct the CUET examination in 150+ test centers for the convenience of the students. Here is the list of participating universities and colleges with complete details. Students are requested to check the list before taking further actions:

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
the 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

Exam Date

All the students who are preparing for CUET 2023 should know about the dates of the examination so that they can prepare accordingly. Here’s the list of all the examinations and the dates of the complete procedure.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form releases 1st week of April 2023
Last date to submit application form 4th week of May 2023
Application correction 3rd to 4th week of May 2023
Admit Card 1st week of June 2023
CUET (UG) Exam 2nd week of June 2023
Answer Key releases 3rd week of June 2023
Result declaration 4th week of June 2023
Counselling starts 1st week of July 2023

Exam Pattern

NTA has decided to change the pattern of the examination, it has yet not decided what will be the changes. Still, one thing which is fixed is that the syllabus will be based on class 12. Here’s the pattern of the examination which can help the students.

UG Question Paper 1

Details Exam Pattern
Maximum Marks 100
Total number of questions 100
Types of Questions MCQs
Duration 2 Hours
Topics

Part A -

25 MCQs from Numerical ability, general knowledge, English

Part B -

Physics and Chemistry (25+25 MCQs)

Part III & IV are Mathematics & Biology respectively. Only one section to be attempted (25 MCQs)

UG Question Paper 2

Details Exam Pattern
Maximum Marks 100
Types of Questions MCQs
Total number of questions 100
Duration Two Hours
Topics English, analytical skills, numerical aptitude/ data interpretation, general aptitude, general knowledge, reasoning

Application Fees Structure

Candidates can submit their application fees via online mode

Candidate can pay through credit card, debit card, or UPI pay

The application fee will be non-refundable

Category Centres in India (Each Slot) Centres outside India (Each Slot)
General/ UN-Reserved Rs. 650/- Rs. 3000/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL Rs. 600/-  
SC/ ST/ PwBD/ 3rd Gender Rs. 550/- Rs. 3000/-

Eligibility Criteria

We’ve provided a complete list of the regulations which you need to follow before moving on to the next step:

  1. Applicant must be a citizen of India and have Indian Nationality Citizenship.
  2. Qualification for UG: Applicants must have passed their +2 from a recognized board.
  3. Qualification for PG: Applicants must have passed their bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/college to sit for the examination.
  4. Appearing applicants can also be applicable for the examination, but they need to submit proof of passing before the deadline.

Exam Syllabus

All the aspirants must study the class 12th syllabus first. In section 1A and 1B, the reading and comprehension language will be tested in the examination. For the next part, you need to study from your NCERT Textbooks and for the final section, your general knowledge will be tested.

Part Section Subject
Part A  
  • English
  • Numerical Aptitude/ Data Interpretation
  • Analytical Skills
  • Reasoning
  • General Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
Part B Section I (Physics)
  • Measurement
  • Motion in one dimension Laws of Motion
  • Motion in two dimensions,
  • Work, Power and Energy
  • Linear Momentum & collisions
  • Rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis
  • Gravitation
  • Oscillatory motion
  • Mechanics of solids and fluids
  • Heat and thermodynamics Wave
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Electromagnetic induction Ray Optics and optical instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Modern Physics
  Section II (Chemistry)
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Redox Reaction
  • Equilibrium and Kinetics
  • Acid-Base Concepts Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Colloids
  • Colligative Properties of Solution
  • Periodic Table Thermochemistry
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Reaction intermediates
  • Isomerism
  • Polymers
  • Carbohydrates
  • Solid State
  • Petroleum
  Section III (Mathematics)
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Vectors
  • Dynamics
  • Statics
  Section IV (Biology)

Zoology:

  • Origin of Life
  • Organic Evolution
  • Mechanism of Organic Evolution
  • Human Genetics and Eugenics
  • Applied Biology
  • Mammalian Anatomy
  • Animal Physiology

 

Botany: 

  • Plant Cell
  • Protoplasm
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Genetics
  • Seeds in angiosperm plants
  • Fruits
  • Cell differentiation Plant Tissue
  • Anatomy of Root
  • stem and leaf
  • Important phyla
  • Soil
  • Photosynthesis

Application Form

Below is the complete process of application form for CUET 2023:

  1. NTA will release the CUET 2023 application form separately for the UG and PG program.
  2. The application form will be released through online mode.
  3. No other mode of application will be accepted to fill out the application form
  4. The application form for the UG program will be open from the first week of April to the last week of May 2023.
  5. The PG program application form will be open from the second week of May to the third week of June 2023.
  6. Applicants must upload a passport-size photograph and signature while filling out the application form.
  7. Applicants must fill out the application form before the last day of submission.
  8. All the applicants must fulfill all the requirements before filling out the application form.
  9. There will be a correction facility for your help.
  10. Once you fill out the form, take a printout of the application form and keep it for further use.

How to apply for CUET 2023

Fill out the application form by following the instructions mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CUET
  • Step 2: For the new applicants, click on the ‘Registration’ tab.
  • Step 3: Check out all the instructions and then fill out the details.
  • Step 4: Fill out all the details (personal or any other)
  • Step 5: Check and confirm the password and fill out the security pin.
  • Step 6: Check the details and enter the OTP (One Time Password)
  • Step 7: After successfully registering, log in with the application Id and password
  • Step 8: Fill out the University name and the program you want to enroll in
  • Step 9: Select the test papers and the slots for the examination
  • Step 10: Select the no. of preferred exam centers
  • Step 11: Upload the passport-size photograph and the signature
  • Step 12: Re-check the details and then submit the option

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for the UG and PG programs is the same for all the courses. So every aspirant, make sure to check out the marking scheme for your further reference.

Total Questions 100
Type of Questions MCQs
Correct Answer +1 mark
Incorrect Answer -0.25 marks
Non-attempted questions 0 marks
Total Marks 100 marks

Cut-Offs

To get admission into the colleges, and you need to get a good score in the CUET examination. The colleges/universities will provide a list of the cut-offs for the admissions. Cut-offs differ from category to category.

There’re two main factors to consider while selecting:

  1. Number of candidates sitting for the examination
  2. The difficulty level of the examination

Preparation Tips

  • These are the tips you need to follow while preparing:
  • Make a proper timetable for the examination and follow it accordingly.
  • Ensure you’re updated with all the general information and the current affairs.
  • Do follow all the NCERT textbooks of class 12.
  • Keep updated about the syllabus of the examination.
  • Focus on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Do not panic.

Frequently Asekd Question (FAQ)

Q1. When will the application form for CUET released?

Ans. For the UG program, the application form will release in the first week of April 2023.

Q2. What is the full form of CUET?

Ans. The full form of CUET is Central University Entrance Test. The admission test is conducted by the National Test Agency for the admission of the students under UG and PG programs.

Q3. What details are mentioned in the CUET Admit Card?

Ans. Name of the candidate, program applied for, category, a photograph of the student, signature, medium of the examination, and exam center is mentioned in the CUET admit card.

Q4. How many attempts are there in CUET?

Ans. This year CUET has decided to increase the number of attempts from 1 to 2 . It’ll help the students to get better opportunities.

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