CUCET 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

CUCET 2023CUCET 2023 will be conducted in July 2023 for various UG/ PG courses. CUCET (Common University Entrance Test) is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is a compulsory test for admission to various UG level courses at various central universities- University of Delhi, BHU, AMU, JNU, etc. CUCET also conducts CUCET PG for admission at various Postgraduate level courses.

The CUCET is held in 154 test centers around the nation. Candidates passing CUCET will be eligible to take admission in PG & UG courses at reputed Indian Universities/ Institutions. In this article, we have provided all the information regarding the CUCET 2023 examination such as admission procedure, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, counselling process, etc.

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CUCET 2023 Overview

Name of the ExamCUCET 2023
Full-FormCommon University Entrance Test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Courses OfferedUG/ PG level
Application modeOnline mode
Mode of ExamOnline CBT
Admission offeredCentral, State, and deemed universities

CUCET 2023 Important Dates

Here are the important dates of the CUCET examination dates 2023 for UG /PG level admissions:

For UG courses:

EventsDates 2023 (Tentative)
Online submission of application1st week of April 2023
Last date to submit application1st week of May 2023
Application correction4th week of May 2023
Release of admit card2nd week of June 2023
CUCET UG Entrance exam1st week of July 2023
Answer key release date2nd week of July 2023
Result declaration2nd week of July 2023
Commence of Counselling3rd week of July 2023

For PG Courses:

EventsDates 2023 (Tentative)
Online submission of Application Form2nd week of May 2023
Last date to submit application form2nd week of June 2023
Last date of transaction of examination fee2nd week of June 2023
Application correction3rd week of June 2023
Admit card3rd week of June 2023
CUCET PG exam1st week of July 2023
Answer key release date2nd week of July 2023
Result declaration2nd week of July 2023
Commencement of counselling3rd week of July 2023

CUCET 2023 Application Form

Check out CUCET 2023 application form details given below:

  • The CUCET 2023 Application form will be available in online mode.
  • The application form for UG course will release from 1st week of April to 1st week of May 2023.
  • The application form for PG course will release in 2nd week of May to 2nd week of June 2023.
  • Candidates have to fill the application form by filling up personal details, educational qualification, university/ program selection, test paper details, choosing the examination city, etc.
  • Upload the scanned images of candidate’s photograph, signature, and category certificate, and PWD certificate.
  • In case of mistakes in application form of CUCET 2023, candidates can make changes from in last week of May 2023 (UG).
  • Candidates need to take the printout of the application form for future reference.

How to Apply for CUCET 2023?

  • Step 1: Visit the website of CUCET 2023 exam.
  • Step 2: Click on the “Register” button for the registration for the CUCET
  • Step 3: Candidates have to fill the details such as Personal details, father name, mother name, permanent address, etc.
  • Step 4: After that you have to choose password and enter the security pin.
  • Step 5: Candidates can preview and verify the personal details and click on “Submit and send OTP to mobile” button to proceed further.
  • Step 6: After successful OTP verification, candidates can login by using the application form number and password.
  • Step 7: Candidates have to select the university name, slot, exam center.
  • Step 8: Candidates have to upload the documents like photograph and signature.
  • Step 9: Candidates can now proceed to the payment of application form among the different payment options.
  • Step 10: Take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

  • The application form fee will be submitted through online mode.
  • Candidates have to pay application fee through gateways of payment such as credit card, debit card, net banking, and UPI.

The application fee for candidates applying for various courses will be as follows:

For UG Courses:

CategoryCenters in IndiaCenters outside India
General/ Un-reservedRs 650/-Rs 3000/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCLRs 600/-
SC/ ST/ PWBD/ 3rdGenderRs 550/-Rs 3000/-

 For PG Courses:

CategoryApplication feeFee for additional test paperApplication fee (for up to three test paper)Fee for additional test paper
GeneralRs 800/-Rs 200/- 


Rs 4000/-



Rs 1000/-

OBC-NCL/ Gen-EWSRs 600/-Rs 150/-
SC/ ST/ 3rdgenderRs 550/-Rs 150/-
PWBDRs 500/-Rs 150/-

CUCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the general CUCET eligibility criteria for the 2023 session:

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for the candidates. However, candidates must check the age norms at the Universities for which they are taking admission.
  • For UG Programme: A candidate must have passed class 12th (10+2) from a recognized board/ university. Those failed in 1 or 2 subjects will be considered ineligible.
  • For PG Programme: A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in graduation and (45% marks for reserved category) candidates.

Note: Even if candidates pass the entrance test, they are not guaranteed admission to courses unless they fulfill the eligibility criteria of the university in which they are taking admission.

CUCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the CUCET exam pattern for 2023 given below for UG/ PG courses:

For UG Courses:

    • Mode of exam: The exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
    • Medium of examination: The exam will be conducted in English medium language other than that there are 13 languages.
    • Type of question: The paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in the exam.
    • Duration: The duration of the paper is 3 hours and 15 minutes for slot I and for slot II it is 3 hours and 45 minutes to solve the paper.
    • Number of Questions: 100 questions will be there in the paper.
    • Marking scheme: 5 mark will be given for every correct answer and -1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

For PG Courses:

  • Mode of exam: CUCET 2023 will be conducted in Computer Based test mode only.
  • Medium of paper: The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi.
  • Duration: The duration of the paper will be 2 hours to solve the paper.
  • of questions: The question paper will contain 100 questions.
  • Marking scheme: 4 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

For UG:

SectionSubjectsQuestions to be attemptedTotal questionsQuestions TypeDuration
Section IA13 different languages (can choose any one)4050Reading comprehension (based on different languages – Factual literary & Narrative, Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary)45 minutes for each language
Section IB20 different languages (can choose any language apart from Section IA)
Section II- Domain27 Domains specific subjects (must choose 6 domain as desire by applicable university/ ies)4050Input 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 TestsFor any such UG programme/ programmes being offered by universities6075
  • 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/s tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
60 minutes
Total180 questions225 questions195 minutes

 For PG:

PatternQuestion PaperPaper Code
1There will be 100 questions divided into two parts

Part A: There will be 25 Questions consisting of Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge Questions Comprising of Teaching Aptitude, Mathematics, Social Science & Science

The no. of Questions will be 100 & divided into two parts

Part A: 25 MCQ’s consisting of Language Comprehension, Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability & Analytical Skills

PGQP02 to PGQP07 PGQP09 to PGQP37 PGQP39
PGQP41 to PGQP59 PGQP61 to PGQ73 PGQP75 to PGQ77
2100 questions will be divided into two parts

Part A : 25 Questions (Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, General Knowledge, and Mathematical/Quantitative ability )
Part B: 75 Questions Domain knowledge e.g. Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering etc.

The no. of questions will be 100 and divided into two parts
Part A: 25 Questions (General Knowledge/Awareness, MathematicalAbility and Logical Reasoning) Part B: 75 Questions of specific language.
3100 Questions (Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability, Mathematical/ Quantitative ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)PGQP38
100 Questions (Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability, General Knowledge/ Awareness, Computer Basics and Logical Reasoning)PGQP40

CUCET 2023 Syllabus

The CUCET Syllabus for 2023 examination is given below.

For UG Programs: Candidates need to prepare for the CUCET 2023 exam as per the subject’s syllabus prescribed for class 11th and 12th, e.g., PCM/ PCB with English.

For PG Programs: The CUCET PG syllabus will be based on the subjects studied at the time of graduation.

Here is the syllabus for preparing CUCET 2023 exam:

  • Section IA & IB: Language to be tested via Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary].
  • Candidate must prepare from NCERT 12th syllabus for section attempting II.
  • Section III- Prepare from 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.

CUCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Given below the CUCET preparation tips for the 2023 examination:

  • Prepare a practical timetable and follow it regularly.
  • Solve previous year’s papers to analyze and increase your performance.
  • Revise the topics at the end of the day.
  • Make short and simple notes for quick revision.
  • Don’t take the stress. Practice yoga and do meditation to relieve your mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: NTA conducts the CUCET (CUET) 2023 exam and the role of NTA is confined to registration of candidates, issue of admit card, conduct of exam, challenges, process and declare results.

Answer: The Application Form for CUCET 2023 for UG courses will release from 1stweek of April 2023.
Answer: You can choose Slot I or Slot II or both as per your requirement. Choice of slots depends on the test that candidate will take.
Answer: No, application form can only be submitted through online mode.
Answer: The last date to submit the CUCET 2023 application form will be 1st week of May 2023.
Answer: The question paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) only.
Answer: The examination will be conducted through online mode only.
Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

CUCET 2023 Admit Card

CUCET 2023 Admit Card will be released from second week of June 2023 for UG courses and for PG courses it will be released in third week of June 2023. The admit card will be released through online mode. To download the admit card candidate have to enter their login details such as application number, password, and date of birth.

Admit cards is an important document which must be carried on the day of examination. Without showing admit cards students will not be allowed to sit in the examination. Candidates must have the printout of the admit card with them.

Exam Centers

Check below various CUCET exam centers:


CUCET 2023 Answer Key

The answer key for CUCET 2023 will be released in second week of July 2023 through online mode. The answer key will contain the correct answers to all the asked questions in the entrance examination.

Candidates can challenge or make objections against the answer key within a certain time limit and also have to submit the fee. The candidate will also get the opportunity to raise objections against the answer key. The final answer key will be released by the exam conducting authority after the completion of the objection facility.

CUCET 2023 Result

The CUCET 2023 result will be released from second week of July 2023 through online mode. Candidates can check the result be entering the login details on the website.

After the result declaration, candidates can check the secured rank, qualifying status and individual marks attained by the candidates. Take the printout of the result for the further process of admission such as the counseling process.

CUCET 2023 Cut off

The cut-off will be minimum marks prescribed by the authority for every exam participating candidate. The cut-off will be released category-wise for every course. Candidates need to score more than the prescribed cut off which will be set by the exam conducting authority.

Candidates need to score more to get eligible for admission. The cut-off marks will be released through online mode on the website of the authority. Candidates need to check the list online.

CUCET 2023 Counselling

This is the last process for admission after clearing the CUCET 2023 entrance examination. Participate of students in the counseling process is possible when the authority will call the eligible candidates.

The counselling will commence from 3rd week of July 2023 through online mode. Those who will clear the CUCET exam and appear on the rank list/ merit list will be able to participate in the counselling process. Candidates are required to register for counselling by entering the login details and preference for college and course. Make sure to carry the important documents along for verification.

Candidates will also have to bring the following documents along with them at the time of counselling process:

  • 10th & 12th certificate
  • 10th & 12th mark sheet
  • Transfer certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • CUCET 2023 Score Card
  • Admission Form
  • Passport size photographs, etc.

If you have any other query related to CUCET 2023, you can ask your query in comments section belo.

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  1. swaroopa says:

    What is the syllabus for PG Psychology entrance exam??

  2. Kanchan says:

    I don’t know anything about CUET. I just want to enroll in DU. Please guide me.

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