CUET 2023, Check all the details related to CUET here!

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CUET 2023, Check all the details related to CUET here!

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CUET 2023:A national-level entrance test is known as the Common University Entrance Test, or CUET. The Central University Entrance Test, or CUET, was previously designated by the name of Central University Common Entrance Test, or CUCET. National Testing Agency (NTA) administrate the results for the test for admission to all central universities, state universities, deemed institutions, and private universities. The NTA is a government agency where administers examine the national level entrance exams in India. The foundation was setup in 2017 with the approval from the Union Council of Ministers. 

The notification for CUET 2023 has been released by the National Testing Agency.


Interested candidates can apply for the exam till March 12, 2023. CUET 2022 was the first edition of this exam and it saw the participation of a large number of universities and colleges. Along with that lakhs of students appeared for this exam. CUET 2023 is round the corner and all those who are aspiring to appear for it, must check all the information related to it. Read this article to know all about CUET. If CUET exam preparation troubling you then no worries join our CUET 2023 online courses and ace your preparation.

Recently UGC Chairman, Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar said, “In 2022, UGC's debut year of CUET-UG introduction, 12.50 lakh students registered, and 9.9 lakh students submitted their applications. In 2023 CUET-UG, a total of 16.85 lakh students registered. Out of 16.85 lakhs, 13.995 lakhs paid the application fee and submitted the application form—an increase of 4.0 lakh students. In 2023, there is a 41% increase in the total number of students who will sit for CUET-UG."

Latest Update: CUET UG Exams will be till 6th June. Earlier the exams were till 31st May but owing to the large number of applicants now exams will be from 21st May 2023 to 6th June 2023.

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What is CUET EXAM?

CUET or CUCET stands for central universities' common entrance test. CUCET, as previously stated, is a national-level entrance exam that admits students to 54 central universities across India. Previously, you were judged solely on the basis of your 12th-grade grades, but now you must take a standard aptitude exam. This aptitude test's modalities will be recommended by a seven-member group. According to a recent recommendation, these colleges will conduct this exam for the first time this year. NEP decided to scrap the merit-based admissions process for these universities. Only this common entrance test will be used to admit students.


CUET UG 2023 Notification

CUET is a single-window opportunity for the students to take admissions to reputed central universities. The last date to apply for CUET (Common University Entrance Test) 2023 is March 12, 2023.  
The candidates who qualify CUET 2023 exam will get admission to reputed central universities. The candidate who has done his/her 12th class can fill the CUET application form for admission in Undergraduate courses. Also, the candidates who have completed their graduation can apply for Post-Graduate courses.

Important Points About CUET 2023

1. CUET (UG) 2023 is a single-window opportunity for students seeking to get admission to Central universities.
2. It will provide an equal opportunity and common platform to all across the country, including those in rural areas.
3. CUET has reduced the stress to secure higher marks in board exams as admission to Central University will depend only on the CUET Score.
4. The question paper will be objective with multiple choice type questions and will be held in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Moreover, CUET (UG) 2023 will be  based completely on Class 12th syllabus, hence it is not required to prepare for it separately.
5. The counseling process will be conducted by the Central universities.
6. CUET will be held in multiple shifts
7. For Skill-based programs like Music/Dance/Theatre Universities may conduct skill tests.
8. Candidates have to upload important documents in the application form such as
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph.
  • Also, Certificates for PwD/Category/BPL/Class X/XII Equivalence Certificate) as applicable.
9. The application fees can be paid online through Canara Bank/SBI/ICICI Bank/Paytm payment gateways through Credit Cards/Debit Cards/Net Banking/UPI/Wallet.
10, You can select Hindi in Language Teat and English medium for other tests.

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Why give CUET EXAM?

We've seen that premier universities with high cut-off marks have a lot of competition. As a result, CUET will lessen the impact of high cut-off scores for good universities. For major universities such as Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Central University of Punjab, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, this will be a centralized test. You can take this single aptitude test to get admission to top institutions instead of taking many entrance exams.

 CUET 2023: Important Dates

The entrance exam is scheduled for May 2023. Below are all the important dates related to the CUET 2023 and also CUET exam dates 2023:

Start Date of Online Submission February 9, 2023
Last Date of Online Submission March 12, 2023
CUET Exam Date 2022

May 21 to 6th June 2023

Duration of Exam Slot 1: *195 minutes (3:15 hours)
Slot 2: *225 minutes (3:45 hours)
Timing of exam Slot 1: 09.00 AM to 12.15 PM (IST)
Slot 2: 03.00 PM to 06.45 PM (IST)
Answer key Release Date To be announced
Result Declaration Date To be announced



You must have passed the 12th standard with a minimum of 60%. You can apply if you are studying in class 12, however, you need to submit the documents during verification. 

The previous eligibility shall vary as per each course and university you wish to apply for. For now, there isn’t much clarity on the eligibility.
 From what we know so far, here are the expected criteria-

  • All Indian Nationals are eligible to apply.
  • For UG courses, the minimum qualification shall be 50% for the General category. 5% relaxation shall be given to SC/ST students.
  • PG applicants belonging to the General category must have 55% aggregate marks. 5% relaxation to SC/ST students will be given.
  • Ph.D. applicants who have qualified CSIR UGC NET (JRF), GATE, NBHM will have to mandatorily register for the exam. They don’t have to give the entrance test.

CUET Syllabus 2023

Below is the complete CUET syllabus 2023 with topics of all the subjects:
CUET Syllabus
Numerical Ability 1. Number System
2. Area like Arithmetic
3. Modern Maths
4. Basics of Algebra
English Language 1. Fundamentals of Grammar- incorrect sentences, filling blank with sentences with appropriate words.
2. Comprehension Passages- For testing the understanding of passages and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc.
Logical & Analytical Reasoning 1. Logical Sequences
2. Syllogisms
3. Series
4. Analogies
5. Cocks & Calenders
6. Directions
7. Puzzles
8. Seating Arrangements
General Awareness and Current Affairs 1. Current Affairs (National & International current affairs)
2. Static General Knowledge


CUET Exam Pattern 2023

CUET examination will be conducted in 13 languages (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu). Below is the complete CUET exam pattern 2022:
Sections Subjects/Tests Number of Questions To be Attempted Duration
Section IA 13 languages 50 40 45 Minutes (For each Language)
Section IB 19 Languages
Section II 27 Domain-Specific Subjects 50 40 45 minutes (For each subject)
Section III General Test 75 60 60 minutes
  • Section IA- 13 Languages
  • Section IB- 19 Languages
  • Section II- 27 Domain-Specific Subjects
  • Sections III- General Test
1. The questions will be asked in MCQ form and there will be a total of 175 questions out of which candidates have to attempt 140 questions
2. A candidate can choose a maximum of 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB together.
3. Section II has 27 Subjects, out of which candidates can choose a maximum of 6 Subjects. 


NTA released the CUET Application Form 2022 on the February 9, 2023. The CUET Application Form can be filled by candidates who meet the CUET Eligibility Criteria. The application form's registration link will be open for about 25-30 days. As a result, students should complete the CUET Application Form as soon as possible to prevent a last-minute rush.  For UG, PG, and PhD students, the registration process is the same.

The process for filling out the CUET Application Form is as follows:
1. Fill your personal information to register as a new user on the official website.
2. Re-login to complete the form's educational qualification, basic information, and communication information.
3. The required documents, notably the photograph and signature, must be uploaded after the previous step.
4. The next step is to pay the application fee, which can be done either online or offline. Choose your preferred payment method and proceed with the transaction.
5. For future reference, print the completed form. Make certain there are no mistakes. Before submitting the form, take a look at it.

Things to keep in mind while filling CUET Application Form:

  • Keep the relevant documents ready along with a scanned copy of the photograph and signature.
  • The payment for the CUET Application Form is to be done online and one must be ready with Net banking/UPI/Credit Card/Debit Card to make the payment and complete the CUET Application Form.
  • The application form of a candidate will not be accepted by exam authorities till the CUET fee is paid successfully.
  • There will be a separate application fee for each category of student.
  • Upon successful completion of the CUET Application Form, you’ll receive a confirmation email and SMS on your registered email address and phone number.
  • Hence, candidates are advised to provide a valid email id and phone number in the application form which will be used for any future communication by CUET/NTA.
  • While choosing the test center for CUET 2022, one must be careful as no change will be allowed once the CUET Application Form has been submitted.
  • Further, after the completion of the CUET application form filling, download a copy of it and take a print of the application form submitted for any future reference. Recently UGC (University Grants Commission) has declared that from 2022-23, admission in the undergraduate courses will be based on UGC Common Entrance Test results and not on board exam results.



The fee varies according to the mode of payment. PwD candidates are exempted from paying any application fee. For UG, PG, and Ph.D. students, the registration process is the same. Below are the category-wise application fees for the CUET Application form:
Time of Examination
Number of Subjects/Tests
General (Unreserved)
SC/ST/Third gender/
Centres Outside India
Slot-1 : 09.00 a.m. to
12.15 p.m. (IST)
Upto 4 Rs.650 Rs.600 Rs.550 Rs.3000
Slot-2 : 03.00 p.m. to
06.45 p.m. (IST)
Upto 5 Rs.650 Rs.600 Rs.550 Rs.3000

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 CUET Selection Process 2023:

  • The selection process for CUET begins once the exam is notified. To understand the same, please refer to the following:
  • Candidates must apply for CUET 2022 online once the CUET application process starts.
  • Download the CUET admit card and check for any discrepancies. If any error is found, immediately inform the authorities.
  • Appear for the exam on the CUET Exam Date as notified in the admit card.
  • Validate your answers once the official key is released by NTA after the exam has been conducted.
  • Use the grievance redressal mechanism, for any issues you may have found in the answer key.
  • Once the result is announced, get ready for the centralized counseling for admissions to the Central Universities.


 Admit Card for CUET 2023

The CUET Admit Card will be accessible two weeks prior to the exam date on the NTA's official website. When the CUET hall tickets are available for download, you will be notified through SMS and email. The CUET admit card, also known as a hall ticket, contains vital information such as the exam date and time, exam location, exam center, and other exam qualifications. Without the admit card, candidates will not be able to enter the examination hall and take the CUET exam.

Changes in CUET Announced by UGC

The chairperson of UGC M Jagadesh Kumar said that all the students from different education boards and backgrounds will get equal opportunities. As CBSE Term 2 Board Exams are scheduled from April 26, teachers have raised their concerns and asked students to focus on Term 2 as the result of the board exam will determine their future. But as announced by UGC it is now not essential for CUET . In this article, we have discussed all You Need to Know about CUET Exam.

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1. Does different boards will get equal opportunity as the UGC CUET syllabus will now be based on Syllabus prescribed by NCERT?

As announced by UGC the syllabus will be declared in April’s first week and the examination will be scheduled in July. Hence, the candidate will get enough time to check the difference between their syllabus and the NCERT syllabus. If there is any difference they can prepare for it. Moreover, from next year the students will be familiar with the syllabus.

2. What is the reason to conduct a common entrance test?

Conducting a Common Entrance test will lessen the burden of the students preparing for undergraduate admissions. As with the help of UGC CUCET, they don’t have to apply and appear in different universities’ entrance exams. Moreover, multiple entrance exams can cause stress to the students. Hence, UGC CUET will help in reducing that stress and will help students to concentrate on their board exams.

3. Is the performance in class 12th is not relevant now?

The performance of the students in class 12th is as necessary as it was before. The students need to gain knowledge in school time. Apart from this, UGC has left the universities to decide the minimum criteria. So, it can be possible for universities to get 50-60% marks in board exams. However, for appearing in UGC CUCET 2022 the student has to just pass the class 12th exam same as during the admission in IIT’s only JEE scores are required.

4. What will be the process of the universities to select candidates?

Firstly, some qualifying marks will be fixed by the universities. Then based on the UGC CUCET scores they will make a merit list of the qualified candidates.

5. What will be the exam’s structure?

The CUET examination will have three stages. The first stage will be a compulsory language paper. Candidates will get a choice of 13 languages. Then the second stage will be focusing on testing the domain-specific knowledge of candidates and will provide 27 domains. Candidates can attempt up to 6 domains. The universities will announce which domain-specific test is for which program. The third stage will be a general test consisting of questions from numerical ability, general knowledge, current affairs, quantitative reasoning, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. Moreover, there will be an optional exam of language for the students who want to go for languages courses.

6. How many attempts are allowed in a year?

This year the commission has decided to conduct the exam once a year. But from next year it can be possible that they can provide more than one chance to appear in CUET.

7. Does CUET will have any negative marking?

CUCET exam will have a negative marking to bring in some aggregation. Otherwise, there will be a lot of bunching.

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8. Does the test facilitate the multidisciplinary motion from School to College?

The students appearing in CUET can write exams in up to 6 domains. They can choose the subjects as per their choice no matter what was their domain knowledge in class 12th. Moreover, the CUET scores will be used by the universities for cross-disciplinary admissions which means if a student wants admission in BA Political Science, the student doesn't need to have political science as a subject in class 12th. However, these guidelines will be decided by the universities.

9. What would be done for skill-based courses with major practical components?

For skill-based courses like painting, music, theater, and sculpture the universities will be conducting practical exams or interviews along with CUET.

10. Will CUET will transform into a tuition-driven competition?

The professional courses need coaching because there is a huge competition over there. But in the case of the non-professional courses for which CUET is conducted the competition is less. Hence, it is not required to have coaching for CUET. The examination will be strictly based on the 12th NCERT syllabus.

11. How it will affect minority colleges and universities?

Universities reserving a certain percentage of seats for internal or local students will be continued. The difference will be that these students also have to come through CUET like the students admitted in general seats. The policies and ordinances related to reservations will not be changed. 

CUET Participating Universities 2023 | CUET Colleges 

While some of the Central Universities have been established in the last two decades, a majority of the Universities are already established, including the prestigious University of Delhi. The University of Allahabad is the oldest of them all, having been established in the year 1887 and becoming a Central University in the year 2005.

Following is the table which consists of the name of the CUET Colleges/ universities, their location, and when it was established-
CUET Colleges
Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh Varanasi 1916
Delhi University Delhi New Delhi 1922
Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 1920
Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi New Delhi 1920 (1988)
Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi New Delhi 1969
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 1996
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Chhattisgarh Bilaspur 1983 (2009)
Tezpur University Assam Tezpur 1994
University of Allahabad Uttar Pradesh Prayagraj 1887 (2005)
Visva-Bharati University West Bengal Santiniketan 1921
Dr. Hari Singh Gour University Madhya Pradesh Sagar 1946 (2009)
English and Foreign Languages University Telangana Hyderabad 1958 (2007)
North Eastern Hill University Meghalaya Shillong 1973
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Uttarakhand Srinagar 1973 (2009)
University of Hyderabad Telangana Hyderabad 1974
Manipur University Manipur Imphal 1980 (2005)
Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 1985
Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 1985 (2007)
Tripura University Tripura Agartala 1987
Assam University Assam Silchar 1994
Nagaland University Nagaland Lumami 1994
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Maharashtra Wardha 1997
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Telangana Hyderabad 1998
Mizoram University Mizoram Aizawl 2000
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Madhya Pradesh Amarkantak 2007
Sikkim University Sikkim Gangtok 2007
Central University of South Bihar Bihar Gaya 2009
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University Bihar Samastipur 1905 (2016)
National Sanskrit University[note 3] Andhra Pradesh Tirupati 1956 (2020)
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University Delhi New Delhi 1962 (2020)
Central Sanskrit University Delhi New Delhi 1970 (2020)
Indira Gandhi National Open University Delhi New Delhi 1985
Central Agricultural University Manipur Imphal 1993
Indian Maritime University Tamil Nadu Chennai 2008
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 Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar 2009
Central University of Jharkhand Jharkhand Ranchi 2009
Central University of Karnataka Karnataka Kalaburagi 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
Nalanda University Bihar Rajgir, Nalanda 2010
South Asian University Delhi New Delhi 2010
Central University of Jammu Jammu and Kashmir Jammu 2011
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Uttar Pradesh Raebareli 2013
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Uttar Pradesh Jhansi 2014
Mahatma Gandhi Central University Bihar Motihari 2016
National Sports University Manipur Imphal 2018
Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram 2019
Central University of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Anantapur 2019
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What is CUET exam?

CUET (Common University Entrance Test) is an online examination administered by NTA (National Testing Agency).

Are CUCET and CUET same?

CUCET or CUET is an entrance exam for admission to 45 central universities.

What should I study for CUET?

  • Reasoning.
  • English.
  • General Knowledge.
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation.
  • Physics.
  • Mathematics.
  • Chemistry.

Is CUET difficult?

CUET is moderately difficult. With proper planning and strategy, you can crack this exam.

Is there any negative marking in CUCET?

Yes, there will be negative marking in CUCET.

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