CUCET 2017: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus

CUCET 2017Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is a national level entrance test that is organized jointly by the eight central universities together. The Eight universities are: Central University of Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Jammu, Kerala, Punjab, Kashmir, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. This test is conducted for admission into the UG/Integrated Programme, Post Graduate Programme and Research Programme in various educational and professional field respectively in these eight Central Universities. The examination commences once in a year in the month of June. Here, we are providing the detailed information about CUCET 2017 including application form, exam dates, eligibility and syllabus.

Application Form Eligibility Exam Pattern

Syllabus Admission Procedure

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CUCET 2017 Exam Dates

Check the date schedule of CUCET 2017. All given dates are tentatives and will be updated by the official announcement:

Online Application FormFirst week of April 2017
Last Date of Online SubmissionFirst week of May 2017
Last date to accept the fee through Challan in SBIFirst week of May 2017
Admit Card Availability DateThird week of May 2017
Date of Entrance ExamFirst week of June 2017
Result AnnouncedThird week of June 2017

CUCET Application Form 2017

  • The application form will be available only through online process from the official site.
  • There is no provision for offline application form.
  • The CUCET 2017 Application Form will be available from the first week of April 2017 (tentative).
  • The last date to submit the application form will be the first week of May 2017 (tentative).
  • Candidates can pay the fee through online or offline mode.
  • After the submission of the online application form with online payment an automated e-mail and SMS will be sent to the candidate maid ID & mobile number.
  • Those candidates made payment through Challan they have to wait for 7 days after submission of the form.
  • Candidates can apply for a particular course for a maximum of the three PUs (Participating Universities) with a maximum of three options of programmes in each of the selected PU.

Application Fee:

CategoryOnline Application & payment through online/debit/credit cardOnline Application & payment through Challan
Application FeeApplication FeeBank CommissionTotal Payment to be deposited in SBI
General/OBC CandidatesRs.600 for One PURs.600Rs.50Rs.650 for one PU
Rs.700 for two PUs Rs.700 Rs.50Rs.750 for two PUs
Rs.800 for three PUsRs.800 Rs.50Rs.850 for three PUs
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs.250 for One PURs.250Rs.50Rs.300 for one PU
Rs.300 for two PUsRs.300Rs.50Rs.350 for two PUs
Rs.350 for two PUsRs.350Rs.50Rs.400 for three PUs

CUCET Eligibility Criteria

Here, we are providing the eligibility criteria to appear CUCET 2017 entrance examination. Different universities have different eligibility criteria for their different courses. Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam can also apply.

 Universities  Programmes Eligibility
HaryanaPG ProgrammesBachelor’s degree
M.Phil ProgrammeMaster’s degree with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD)
Ph. D ProgramsM.Phil degree
Qualified: UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET or SLET (Equivalent to NET/JRF as per UGC norms) or a holder of Teacher Fellowship
Teacher in a constituent/affiliated college/department of the university & research experience for at least two years
Is an in-service candidate with three years’ experience and has master’s degree with at least 55% of marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in the relevant subjects.
JammuPG ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree
M.Phil/ Ph. D ProgramsMaster’s degree
JharkhandIntegrated Programs10 +2 or equivalent examination
PG ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree
Ph. D ProgramsMaster’s degree
KashmirIntegrated Programs10 +2 or equivalent examination
PG ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree
M.Phil/ Ph. D ProgramsMaster’s degree
KeralaUG Programmes10 +2 examination
Age Limit: The candidates should not exceed 19 years of age as on 1 July, 2017.
PG ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree
Age Limit: Candidates should not exceed 25 years of age as on 1 July, 2017.
PunjabPG Programmes (M.Sc/M.Pharm/M.A/M.Tech)Bachelor’s Degree
M.Phil ProgrammesMaster’s degree
PG Diploma ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree/ Master’s degree
RajasthanIntegrated Programs10 +2 or equivalent examination
PG ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree
Ph. D ProgramsMaster’s degree
Tamil NaduIntegrated Programs10+2 or equivalent examination
PG ProgrammesBachelor’s Degree
Ph. D ProgramsMaster’s degree

CUCET 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Papers: Question paper will comprises of PART A and PART B.
  • No. of Questions: The question paper will be consisted of 100 MCQs (multiple choice questions).
    • PART A will be consisted of 25 questions.
    • PART B will be contained 75 MCQs questions and consisted of five sections.
    • Each section will have 25 questions.
    • There is a provision that a candidate will require to answer a set of any three sections (75 questions).
    • For Integrated Courses/MBA/MCA/LLB/LLM or any other general course(s), only one paper will be conducted which will contain 100 objective types questions.
  • Language: The language of the question paper will be in English.
  • Duration: The duration of each paper will be two hours.
  • Negative Marking: There will be NO negative marking.

CUCET Syllabus

The syllabus of CUCET 2017 is different for particular courses. The syllabus of PG courses will be separate for their prescribed courses.

  • Syllabus for UGO 1:

This paper will contain of two parts: PART A and PART B. PART A comprises of Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills topics. PART B consists of topics of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • Syllabus for UGO 2:

The syllabus will be consisting of the topics of the following disciplines: English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude, and General Knowledge.

  • Syllabus for M.Phil/ Ph.D Research Programme:

The syllabus of M.Phil and/or Ph.D Research Programme will be comprise as that prescribed for the UGC-CSIR/others NET-JRF Exam.

CUCET 2017 Admit Card

Candidates can get their admit card from the official website. The CUCET 2017 Admit Card will be released on the third week of May 2017 (tentative). The admit card will be consisted of personal details of the candidates such as candidate name, roll number and exam venue, date etc.

CUCET 2017 Result

The Results will be announced in the third week of June 2017 (tentative). CUCET 2017 Result will be declared on the official portal. On the bases of the performance of the candidate, the merit list will be prepared. After the publication of the merit list candidate have to attend the counseling process for seat allotment.

CUCET 2018

CUCET 2018 will be managed by the nine central universities jointly. This exam is a national level entrance test conducts for providing admission to the various UG, PG & many other courses. These courses are offered by the central universities across the country. The application form will be issued from the 2nd week of March 2018.

CUCET 2017 Counselling

After the result announcement, the counseling process will be beginning. The CUCET 2017 Counselling process will consist of online allotment of seats and document verification. The counselling will be conducted only for the selected candidates. The seat will be allotted on the basis of the candidate’s rank and availability of seats for the preferred course.

Documents required:

  • 10th/12th Mark sheets and Passing Certificate
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • CUCET 2017 Admit Card
  • Original ID Proof
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Qualified National Level Exam Score Card (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate

CUCET Admission Procedure

Admission will be handled at the level of each of these 8 central universities, for their respective courses. After the result declaration, the respective central universities will announce the schedule of counseling/admission and merit list on the weightage on CUCET 2017 score.

Admission Procedure for M.Phil and Ph.D Programme:

The admission process includes the written test and interview that will carry weightage of 60% and 40% respectively. Candidates, those qualify NET/JRF/SLET/Teacher Fellowship will be exempted from the written test. In this case, the interview will carry 100% weightage. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.

Note: Candidates who seeking admission in M.Phil Programmes and appear in CUCET 2017 will not be considered in ‘Exemption Category’ and in such case, interview will have the weightage of 40 marks.

If you have any doubts about CUCET 2017, then drop your comments in the comment box.

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  1. Kumar says:

    Sir,what is PUs in the cucet form ???

  2. Aditya says:

    Sir,is the course Bsc maths hons. Or integrated msc in maths offered through cucet??
    If yes.please notify me and provide the syllabus and previous year sample papera

  3. Sayan says:

    I am doing in general courses not hons. Can I apply in cucet for post graduate degrees like MBA.

  4. Chandipa Basumatary says:

    I appeared the final year Exam of Bsc Nursing ,So can I apply in Public Administration course for Master Degree programme?

  5. Satish bathula says:

    I appeared diploma in agriculture…., So can I apply in public Administration course for master degree programme…??

  6. manoj m says:

    i am studying in 12 th standard and will be appearing for board exam in march 2017.
    i want to do after 12 th .
    do admission in central universities in 2017 will be based upon cucet 2017 ?

  7. Anand says:

    Admission in Madras School of Economics for M.A.Economics will be through CUCET

  8. suresh chand says:

    sir, in which central university do integrated L.L.B course

  9. Aishwarya says:

    Is central university of Karnataka included

  10. suresh chand says:

    there is no central university do integrated l.l.b course in north india

  11. Sanjaya says:

    Sir,I appeared cucet in 2016 Nd secured 120…I opted Karnatak,Hariyana and Rajasthan… Unfortunately I couldn’t know the first selection counseling date for Karnataka…but sir I registered myself at Hariyana..but why I couldn’t eligible even the last selection cut off was 97 for general..

  12. suresh chand says:


  13. Aamir Mansoor says:

    Sir i have to apply for hons. When will be admission open

  14. Neha Das says:

    Please inform is there any age criterion for appearing PG entrance examination.IS it okay to apply at the age of 20 (after completing UG)?
    Can I apply?

  15. Ayush Ritwik says:

    Sir I am not very much clear about the various ug courses offered in the eight central universities and the eligibility criteria that have been mentioned here in cucet 2017. Pl provide a clear view of the same , programwise

  16. Ayush Ritwik says:

    Sir I want to appear for entrance test through CUCET 2017. Pl. Provide a complete detail for the same.

  17. Atul keshri says:

    Sir,What is the syllabus for PG programme

  18. Deepa says:

    sir, i have completed my graduation(BBA) in 2016. Is B.ed possible in CU after BBA? Am eligible for B.ed or not?

  19. Charu says:

    Sir i am appearing for 12th board this year (2017). Am i eligible for cucet 2017 exam?

  20. n.nagabhushanam says:

    i like to do MBA in center university so what i have to do…..plz help me

  21. harshita says:

    I’m 12 passed out.Can I apply for CUCET?and does it provide integrated MSc courses in Life Science, Molecular biology etc?

  22. Sahul says:


    Would like to know the age relaxation for MPH programme. The candidate is 28 year old and fall under obc category. Is the candidate eligible to write the exam

  23. Priyanshi agarwal says:

    I have completed my graduation by science
    Am eligible for cucet 2017

  24. karanam says:

    Hi sir I completed MA Econometrics & I Qualified SLET also. we are belongs to andhra pradesh. we can apply or not for Phd in Economics. give reply sir

  25. AVDHESH says:

    What is the minimum cut off marks for ST

  26. Tariq Manzoor says:

    If someone is selected for PhD with NET/SLET. Does he or she get any scholarship from the university. Please mention

  27. manisha says:

    am eligible for b.ed in cucet? i have completed bba.

  28. kajal prajapati says:

    Sir I am bsc (CBZ) Student ..I want to admonition in MSC biotechnology.. So plz answers me I can fill MSC biotech form..and what is application form date and syllabus

  29. bhumika says:

    What is ugo 1and 2

  30. sumit thakur says:

    Is there separate entrance test for life sciences(CU Punjab), biotechnology (CU Rajasthan), microbiology (CU Rajasthan)

  31. Rayees ahmad says:

    sir, pl inform me about admission in hns.when wll be forms available for it.

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