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CUET 2025: Syllabus, Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

NEET UG 2025CUET Exam 2025 will be conducted in May 2025. Candidates aiming for CUET 2025 can check syllabus & preparation strategy for cracking this national level entrance test. CUET is a common gateway for entry into all Central Universities.

How to start preparations for CUET 2025? Early birds can take help from below links.

CUET Syllabus || CUET Preparation || Books

12th Passed or Appearing candidates are eligible to appear for this exam. NTA is conducting CUET (Common University Entrance Test) once a year for admission in UG courses. Through this test, students from various parts of the country are able to establish better connection with the top universities like DU, JNU, AMU, etc.

All you need to know about CUET 2025 Exam:

In this article, we have provided complete information related to CUET UG 2025 application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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CUET 2025 Overview

Exam NameCUET (Common University Entrance Test)
Exam Organising AuthorityNTA – National Testing Agency
Exam ModeCBT – Computer based test
Level of ExamUndergraduate Level
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Exam Date2-3rd week of May 2025
Exam Shifts1 – 8.30 am to 10.30 am
2 – 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm
3 – 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm

CUET 2025 Exam Dates

Here, we have provided tentative details about CUET Exam Dates 2025 in below provided table:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
Release of NotificationFebruary 2025
Registration opens1st-2nd week of February 2025
Last date to apply online2nd-3rd week of March 2025
Correction window opens1st week of April 2025
Admit Card releasesApril/ May 2025
CUET UG Exam Date2nd week of May – last week of May 2025
Release of answer key4th week of June 2025
Declaration of result3rd week of July 2025
Starting of counselling sessionsLast week of July 2025

CUET 2025 Registration

To know complete details related to CUET 2025 Application form, check below provided section:

  • CUET 2025 Registration will start for UG in first/ second week of February 2025.
  • To fill online application form, students must first register with their necessary information like name, mobile number, email, etc.
  • Applicants will not be accepted through any mode other than online mode.
  • Application process will have certain steps – online registration, filling of application, uploading of images, payment of application fee & downloading & confirmation of Page/ Application.
  • Students must fill the form carefully as it may lead to rejection later.
  • Details provided during registration must be carefully checked if they are correct or not.
  • The authority will also provide CUET Application Correction facility to make any modification in the application form.
  • After form submission, no need to send any document or form to the authority.
  • Last date to submit form will be till 2nd-3rd week of March 2025. After last date no applications will be accepted with or without late fee.
  • Only one application form must be submitted with one mobile number and email address.

Document Required While Registering:

  • Candidate’s personal, qualification info
  • Contact details (Valid mobile number /email)
  • Scanned Images (Photograph & Signature)
  • Category certificate (if required)
  • Required Fee and Valid Payment method, etc.

CUET Registration Fee:

  • Fee is charged according to the subjects chosen by applicants.
  • Application Fee can only be submitted through online mode. No other mode is provided for fee submission.
  • Through online mode, candidates can pay the fee using net banking, credit card, debit card or UPI.
No of SubjectsGeneral (UR)OBC-NCL/ EWSST/ SC/ PWBD /Third genderCentres outside India
Up to 3 subjectsRs. 750/-Rs. 700/-Rs. 650/-Rs. 3750/-
Up to 7 subjectsRs. 1500/-Rs. 1400/-Rs. 1300/-Rs. 7500/-
Up to 10 subjectsRs. 1750/-Rs. 1650/-Rs. 1550/-Rs. 11000/-

How to Register for CUET 2025

To know complete procedure of CUET 2025 registration, check below provided steps:

  • Visit the online website (Link will be given above)
  • Click on the link provided as – ‘CUET 2025 Application Form’
  • Register by providing details for creating login details – Application number and Password
  • Login and fill personal, qualification, exam city selection, etc.
  • Now upload scanned images – Photograph, signature, and category certificate.
  • Now pay application fee using the provided payment methods.
  • Check all the filled details and then submit the form.
  • Download and print the application form for any references in future.

CUET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Know about CUET Eligibility Criteria 2025 in below provided section:

  • Age Limit: No age limit is prescribed for appearing candidates.
  • Qualification: Candidates passed/ appearing in their 12th/ Intermediate or its equivalent are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing Year: Those still appearing in 12th or its equivalent in the year 2025, in such case relevant conditions of Universities/ Institutions will be applied. The eligibility must be ensured from the website of respective Institutions/ Universities.

Reservation Criteria

National Testing Agency releases the reservation criteria based on which candidates from various backgrounds are offered equal opportunities.

As per the previous year trends, we have discussed CUET reservation policy on the basis of which students are given admission in various participating institutions:

CategoryReservation Offered (in %)
General – EWS10%
OBC – NCL27%
ST7.5 %
SC15%
PWD5%

CUET 2025 Exam Pattern

Here, we have discussed CUET Exam pattern in below provided section:

  • Exam mode: CUET 2025 Exam will be held in online computer-based test mode.
  • Exam Date: The exam will be held in the month of May 2025.
  • Exam Shifts: It will be held in three shifts – 8.30am -10.30 am, 12 pm – 2pm & 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm.
  • Paper Medium: The exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu & Urdu.
  • Question Paper Pattern: There will be objective type multiple choice questions in the paper.
  • Subjects: Three shifts will be conducted per day. Students can make choice of upto 10 subjects for exam.
  • Exam Duration: It will be conducted in multiple days in 3 slots per day.
  • Number of Sections: There will be three sections – Section 1A & 1 B (languages), Section 2 (Domain) and Section 3 (General test).
  • Choice of Subjects: Students can choose maximum of 10 subjects from all three sections.

Know about scheme of exam through the table provided below:

SectionsSubjects/ TestsQuestions to be Attempted
Section 1A – Languages13 different languages (any can be chosen)40 out of 50 questions to be attempted
Section 1B – Languages20 languages (any can be chosen)
Section 2 – Domain27 domain specific subjects (any subject can be chosen as desired by respective university)35 /40 questions to be attempted out of 45 /50
Section 3 – General testAny such UG programme offered by universities where a general test is used for admission50 questions to be attempted out of 60

CUET 2025 Syllabus

Candidates can prepare for CUET 2025 from 12th level / equivalent syllabus. Complete details of CUET syllabus can be checked by students online on the NTA website.

CUET UG SyllabusLanguage Topics –It will be tested through Reading Comprehension based on various passages like factual, literary & Narrative and Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary
Domain Subject Topics –Check in the below provided PDFs
General Test –General Knowledge, General Mental Ability, Current Affairs, Numerical Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic

mathematical concepts arithmetic / algebra geometry / mensuration / stat),

 

For Domain Specific Subjects, check syllabus through the provided PDFs:

SubjectsPDFs
AccountancyClick Here
AgricultureClick Here
Art Education SculptureClick Here
AnthropologyClick Here
BiologyClick Here
ChemistryClick Here
Business StudiesClick Here
Computer ScienceClick Here
Engineering GraphicsClick Here
Economics/ Business EconomicsClick Here
EntrepreneurshipClick Here
Environmental StudiesClick Here
General TestClick Here
GeographyClick Here
Home ScienceClick Here
HistoryClick Here
Knowledge Tradition – Practices IndiaClick Here
Languages (IA & IB)Click Here
Mass Media/ Mass CommunicationClick Here
Legal StudiesClick Here
MathematicsClick Here
Performing ArtsClick Here
PhysicsClick Here
Physical EducationClick Here
Political ScienceClick Here
PsychologyClick Here
SociologyClick Here
SanskritClick Here
Teaching AptitudeClick Here

CUET 2025 Preparation Tips

It is important for candidates to be well prepared for exam if they want to qualify CUET 2025 with good score. Read below provided CUET UG preparation tips to excel in exam:

  • Start your preparation by making a timetable or strategy.
  • Go through the syllabus and exam pattern as prescribed by the authority.
  • Solve previous year question papers and sample papers for good practice and understanding of paper.
  • Attempt mock tests to be aware of paper and increase the speed and accuracy.
  • Make short notes of the topics which are important.
  • Revision is very important so must go through the topics and short notes.

CUET Recommended Books

Students can study for exam through various CUET books which are recommended by various experts. These books are:

  • NTA CUET UG Section 1 A Languages (Hindi & English) – by Arihant Experts
  • Go To Guides for CUET (UG) Commerce Stream – Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, English & General Tests – By Disha Publications
  • NTA CUET UG General Test Book | Common University Entrance Test -By Target Publications
  • CUET-PG: M.A. English (Test Paper Code PGQP05) – Previous Years’ Papers & Practice Papers – Ramesh Publishing House

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: CUET 2025 Notification is expected to release in January/ February 2025.

Answer: NTA is the conducting authority of CUET.

Answer: From all three sections, a candidate can choose any 10 subjects.

Answer: The test duration is 45 minutes. In case of subjects such as Economics, Accountancy, Computer Science/ Informatics Practises, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics and General Test, the test duration is 60 minutes.

Answer: Yes, CUET scores are compulsory for getting admission in various Central Universities and affiliated colleges.

Answer: No, calculators are prohibited inside the exam hall. Candidates can use the onscreen calculators made available to them during exam.

Answer: Yes, negative marking will be as per the criteria prescribed.

Answer: You need not to worry about the preparation of both boards and CUET because the syllabus of CUET UG and Class 12th is similar. Complete syllabus of CUET for subject/ domain tests is based on 12th level and the efforts put up by the students for CUET will also help them in the preparation of boards too.

CUET 2025 Advance City Intimation Slip

NTA will release the advance city intimation slip in April 2025. After that the admit cards will be made available online on the website. It will mention the details of city where the exam center has been allotted to the registered candidates.

Using application number and date of birth, candidates will be able to download the city intimation slip. It will display the exam date, exam shift, subject/ test paper and medium selected by candidates during registration.

CUET 2025 Admit Card

Students will be able to download CUET UG Admit Card 2025 in the first week of May 2025. The admit cards will be available online by entering the login details – application number and password.

CUET Admit Card 2025 is an important document which must be brought by students on the exam day. Without showing hall ticket, candidates will not be allowed to take exam. If candidates face any difficulty while downloading the hall ticket, he/she must immediately contact the authority before exam date.

CUET Exam Centers

CUET Exam will be conducted in various cities in India and Outside India. As per previous year information, it will be organized in 285 cities in India. The exam will be held in 23 cities located outside India.

Few states include – Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, etc.

CUET 2025 Answer Key

The authority will publish provisional answer key online on the website. CUET Answer Key will be made available in the fourth week of June 2025. Students will be able to calculate their scores using their answer key.

Candidates will be provided an opportunity for making challenges against the provisional answer key by paying a certain fee. Students must submit the objections before the last date. Final answer key will be released in June/ July 2025.

CUET 2025 Cut Off

Students will be able to check CUET cut off 2025 online on the website. It will be prepared with the rank list individually by each participating institution. It will be published separately for various categories – General, ST, SC, OBC, PWD & EWS.

The cut off will be prepared keeping in view factors like total exam takers, total seats, category, difficulty level, performance, etc.

CUET 2025 Result

Based on final answer key released by authority, the result will be declared in third week of July 2025. CUET Result can be checked by candidates by entering the login details. The marks obtained by candidates will be converted into scores for the multi shift papers.

Students must note that no scorecards will be dispatched to them and can only be downloaded online on the website.

CUET 2025 Counselling

The participating institutions will individually organize CUET counselling procedure. No centralized counselling will be organized by online mode. It will be organized in the last week of July 2025. 

Candidates who will successfully obtain the institution prescribed cut off will be considered eligible for counselling. Document verification, seat allotment procedure & admission policies can be checked by the candidates on the website.

CUET Participating Universities

The various participating universities providing admission based on CUET UG scores are listed here. Through CUET UG scores, admission is offered in various:

  • Top Central Universities – AMU, BHU, HNBGU, JMI, JNU, Pondicherry University, Delhi University, University of Allahabad, etc.
  • Top State Universities – Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Barkatullah University, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, University of Jammu, etc.
  • Top Deemed Universities – Chinmaya Vishwavidhyapeeth, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Gujarat Vidhya pith, Shobhit University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), etc.
  • Top Private Universities – Appejay Stya University, ASBM University, BML Munjal University, G.D Goenka University, Galgotias University, Jagannath University, Manav Rachna University, Shoolini University, SRM University, IIMT University, K.R. Mangalam University, UPES Dehradun, etc.
  • Other Universities – ICAR, Indian Culinary Institute, Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management.

If you have any other query regarding CUET 2025, you can ask us in the comments section below.

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  1. How i prepare for cuet I am in the science stream please give the syllabus and subjects for science stream students to prepare properly

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