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Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

CUCET Exam Date

4th-10th August, 2022

Name of the Examination
Central Universities Common Entrance Test 
Common Name
CUCET
Conducting Body
Central Universities of India
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam
What is CUCET?

The Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET is an annual entrance examination conducted for admissions into UG, PG, and Research Programs of Central Universities in India. 

Aspirants have to qualify for this examination to pursue their preferred courses in the Central Universities across India. All the Central Universities will collectively conduct CUCET.  

Courses offered at the Central Universities can also be pursued at some of the best colleges in Bangalore. These colleges have proven their mettle in the respective fields and have produced some of the best professionals.

Aspirants can seek admissions in Bangalore by checking out the respective admission process of the colleges. Every year around 10,000 aspirants appear for the CUCET Examination. 

CUCET exam will be held on  4th-10th August, 2022

CUCET Courses:

Below is a table that contains some of the popular CUCET courses:

Undergraduate Programs
Postgraduate Programs
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
Master of Arts (MA)
Integrated B.Tech
Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
Master of Legislative Law (LLM)
Integrated B.Sc
Master of Science (M.Sc)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
BA Bachelor of Legislative Law (BA LLB)
Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
Master of Commerce (M.Com)

CUCET Exam Details:

Registration Mode
Online
Mode of Examination
Offline (Pen and Paper)
Duration of the Exam
120 Minutes 
Total Number of Papers
1
Number of Days
1
Medium of Exam
English 
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

CUCET Exam Dates:

Events 
Tentative Dates 

Registration Date Begins

April 6, 2022

Last Date for Registration

June 26, 2022

Release of Admit Card

July 13, 2022

CUCET Exam Date

4th-10th August, 2022

Answer Key Release Date

4th week of July 2022

Raising Objections

4th week of July 2022

Results

1st week of August 2022

CUCET Registration:

Candidates can register for the exam by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Aspirants should click on the link "Click here for New Registration."
Step 3: They need to fill up the following details for the Registration Process:

  • An Active Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Password
  • Date of Birth
  • Program Applied

Step 4: Aspirants should fill the captcha and hit on the "Save and Proceed" tab. They will receive their Unique ID and Password on their registered Mobile Number and Email ID. 

How to fill up the CUCET Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Aspirants should Log in using their Unique ID and Password. 
Step 3: Aspirants need to fill up the following personal details in the CUCET Application Form:

  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • Aadhar Number
  • Religion
  • Father's/ Guardian Name
  • Father's/ Guardian Mobile Number
  • Father's/ Guardian Profession
  • Father's/ Guardian Annual Income
  • Employment Status

Step 4: Aspirants should fill up the following details for communication:

  • Permanent Address
  • Pincode
  • State

Step 5: Aspirants should fill up their relevant educational details
Step 6: Aspirants need to fill up their preferred Test Centres. 
Step 7: Fill up the scanned documents mentioned in the table above. 
Step 8: Check the information provided on the Application Form properly.
Step 9: Pay the required fees for the Application Form. 
Step 10: Aspirants can hit on the "Submit" button to proceed with the final submission of the form.

CUCET Registration Fee:

Category
Fees (In Rs.)
General/ OBC/ EWS
800
SC and ST
350
PwD
Nil

Documents Required for CUCET:

Candidates require the following documents to fill-up the CUCET Application Form: 

  • Class 10 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Provisional Graduation Certificate
  • Post Graduation Marksheet
  • Provisional Post Graduation Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (If Required)

In addition to the above, aspirants need to have scanned copies of the following documents: 

Document
Size
Recent Coloured Passport-Sized Photograph

File Size: 20KB to 50KB

Dimension: 200 X 230 pixels

Resolution: 200 dpi 

Format: JPG or JPEG 

Signature in Black Ink Pen

File Size: 10 KB to 50 KB

Dimension: 140 x 60 pixels

Resolution: 200 dpi

Format: JPG or JPEG 

CUCET Correction Window:

CUCET's conducting body allows aspirants to correct the information provided to them in the application form. To do the corrections, aspirants need to proceed in the following manner:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Aspirants should Log in using their Unique ID and Password. 
Step 3: Aspirants need to click on the Edit Option. 
Step 4: Changes can be made to the following information only:

  • Aspirant's Address
  • Gender
  • Programs Selected
  • State
  • City
  • Guardian's Name
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • University or Board's Name
  • Nationality
  • Year of Passing of the Relevant Courses

Step 5: Aspirants should check the information that has been provided by them and then proceed to submit the form. 

The application window is usually open for 2 days, within which the aspirants have to rectify any of the information as per their choice. Aspirants should note that the correction window opens only once. Hence, they should rectify all the mistakes and make the final submission of the form. 

CUCET Application Form Status:

Aspirants who have registered for the CUCET Application Form shall receive the application status on their registered Email ID and Mobile Number. They will be able to check the status after the successful payment of the fees. 

Rejection of CUCET Application Form:

The Application Form can be rejected under various conditions. Aspirants should update themselves with these conditions to avoid the rejection of their application form.  

Below are those conditions: 

  • Aspirants should strictly meet the CUCET eligibility criteria. Hence, they should check the criteria for the program before applying for it. 
  • If the aspirant's signature or photograph is unclear, then their application shall be rejected. 
  • If the authorities find out that the details mentioned in the CUCET Application form are wrong, then the application form stands rejected. 

CUCET Exam Centres:

New Delhi
Mumbai
Bangalore 
Chennai
Ahmedabad
Guwahati
Kolkata
Pune
Nagpur
Chennai
Hyderabad
Dehradun
Haldwani
Bhubaneswar
Sirsa
Sonepat
Jamshedpur
Srinagar
Kochi
Port Blair
Bhopal
Lucknow

CUCET Syllabus and Books:

 I) For B.Tech, Integrated M.Tech, and other Science courses:
    Part A:

  • English Skills
  • Data Interpretation
  • Analytical and Reasoning Skills
  • General Aptitude
  • General Knowledge.

    Part B:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology

II) For B.VOC (Interior Design):
     Part A:

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Spatial Intelligence
  • General Awareness

    Part B:

  • Drawing Skills
  • Sense of Aesthetics
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Articulation of Ideas

III) For BA, BBA, BA LLB, MA, MBA, and other Arts, Commerce, and Management courses:

As mentioned above, the exam pattern for these courses will have only 1 part. 

Following are the topics for these courses:

  • English Skills
  • Data Interpretation
  • Analytical and Reasoning Skills
  • General Aptitude
  • General Knowledge

CUCET Books:

Following are the books mentioned for the above-mentioned: 

English Skills:

Books
Author
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis
Objective General English 01 Edition
R.S. Aggarwal
Proficiency in Reading Simplifying the Passage for you
Ajay Singh
English Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin

Data Interpretation:

Books
Author
Data Interpretation for Competitive Examinations
Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation
Nishit K.Sinha

General Aptitude:

Books
Author
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
R.S. Aggarwal
Magical Book on Quicker Maths
Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha

Analytical and Reasoning Skills:

Books
Author (s)
Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning
M.K. Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal
S Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali

Physics:

Books
Author (s)
Physics Book for Class XI and XII
P. Vivekanandan, D.K. Banerjee and Anand V. Karthik
Nootan Physics
Kumar Mittal
New Simplified Physics
S.L. Arora
Concepts of Physics
H.C. Verma

Chemistry:

Books
Author (s)
Conceptual Chemistry
Dr. S.K. Jain and Dr. Shailesh K. Jain
Textbook for Chemistry
Dr. M.P. Sawhney
Chemistry for Class XI and XII
Dr. H.C. Srivastava

Mathematics:

Books
Author
Mathematics: Class XI and XII
RD Sharma
Understanding Mathematics
ML Agarwal
Mathematics
NCERT

General Knowledge:

This is a topic wherein aspirants have to keep themselves updated with all the latest events and happenings worldwide. They should also read about famous personalities, historical events, and other relevant topics. 

Below is the list of resources for General Knowledge:

  • Manorama Year Book
  • Daily Newspapers: The Hindu, The Indian Express, Times of India, and others. 
  • Reader's Digest
  • YouTube videos on relevant topics

CUCET Exam Pattern:

For B.Tech, Integrated M.Tech, Integrated M.Sc, B.VOC (Interior Design) and Science courses:

Total Questions
100
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Total Marks
100
Total Number of Parts
2 (Part A and Part B)
Number of questions
  • Part A: 25
  • Part B: 75
Marks Allotted
Part A & Part B: (+1) for every correct answer
Negative Marking
(-0.25) for every incorrect answer

For BA, BBA, MA, and courses in the Arts, Commerce, and Management domain:

Total Questions
100
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Total Marks
100
Total Number of Parts
1
Marks Allotted
(+1) for every correct answer
Negative Marking
(-0.25) for every incorrect answer

CUET Preparation Tips:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned preparation tips for CUET: 

  • Good Grasp of the CUCET Syllabus:

Candidates should have a proper idea of the CUCET syllabus to chalk out a proper preparation plan. In addition to this, it shall help in gathering the required resources for the examination. 

  • Gather the right CUCET Resources: 

Aspirants should gather credible resources and e-resources for their preparation process. It shall help them to go about their plans smoothly. In addition to this, they should also involve themselves in note-making as that would help to grasp the topics in a better manner. Notes shall also help during the revision process. 

  • Schedule your Preparation Right: 

As mentioned above, CUCET requires aspirants to follow a strict preparation schedule. A schedule helps aspirants to maintain a flow in their preparation process. The schedule should be dedicated to all the topics equally while emphasizing the weaker topics. 

  • Revise Regularly: 

Aspirants should always revise the topics regularly as that is an integral part of CUCET and every other entrance examination. Regular revisions allow aspirants to be in a proper flow and ace the examinations. 

  • Ace Entrance Tests with Mock Tests:

As in the case of every entrance examination, mock tests form an important part of the preparation process. Aspirants should get acclimated to the exam pattern, and the types of questions asked in the exam. 

Giving regular mock tests allows aspirants to better understand the strategies that should be used while answering the questions. Aspirants should subscribe to the mock tests of any renowned coaching centres or go for the free mock tests that are available online. 

  • Sound Health ensures Success Stories: 

Entrance exams create a lot of internal and external pressure on the aspirant. It affects the students both physically and mentally.

Hence, it is advised that students follow a proper routine that involves having proper food and drinking adequate amounts of water. In addition to these, students should also inculcate an exercise regime to help them remain fit. 

CUCET Admit Card:

Candidates can download the CUCET admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Click on the section that reads "Download Admit Card."
Step 3: Log in with your Unique ID and Date of Birth. 
Step 4: The CUCET Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.  
Step 5: Check whether all the details on the Admit Card are correct or not. 
Step 6: Download the Admit Card onto an A4 size paper and ensure that the print is of the highest quality. 

Candidates have to carry a Government-issued ID card, along with their Admit Card, to the exam centres. 

CUCET Answer Key:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the CUCET answer key:  

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Click on the "CUCET Answer Key" link.
Step 3: Enter the Unique ID and Date of Birth.
Step 4: The PDF format of the CUCET Answer Key will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Aspirants can download the PDF and take a printout.

Raising Objections against the Answer Key: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the answer key: 

Step 1: Candidates have to download the Answer Key from the official website.
Step 2: Fill up the objection form by mentioning the particular question and answer.
Step 3: Aspirants have to attach the Answer Key and send it on the given Official Email ID. 
Step 4: Attach a Documentary Proof to the Email that shall determine the validity of the Grievance. 

The examination authorities verify the authenticity of the objection and take their actions accordingly, and shall release the final CUCET Answer Key along with the CUCET Result within a few weeks. 

CUCET Results:

Candidates can check out their CUCET results by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Click on the tab that reads "Login to view Scorecard."
Step 3: Login using Roll Number and Date of Birth. 
Step 4: Click on "Login."
Step 5: The scorecard will be displayed along with the aspirant's qualifying status and rank. 
Step 6: Candidates have to download and take a printout of the CUCET Scorecard and save it for further processes. 

CUCET Cutoff:

All the respective Central Universities shall release their own set of cut-offs for the different courses that they offer. Central Universities release the cutoff in terms of Marks or Percentile.

CUCET cutoff is released along with the CUCET Merit List. The merit list shall contain the name of the students who will be granted admission to their preferred courses. 

Below are the details in the CUCET Merit List:

  • Name of the Students
  • CUCET Registration Number
  • Merit Rank

CUCET Cutoff depends on the following factors:

  • CUCET cutoff is released as per the category of the students 
  • Kinds of programs that students have applied
  • Number of aspirants appearing for the examination
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Performance of the aspirants 

CUCET Counselling:

All the participating Central Universities shall start their CUCET counselling process after the CUCET results are released. Students whose names are mentioned in the Merit List are invited to the counselling process.

Eligible aspirants can apply for the counselling process through the below-mentioned methods: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUCET. 
Step 2: Click on the tab that reads "Register for CUCET Counselling Process."
Step 3: Login using your CUCET Unique ID and Password. 
Step 4: Click on "Login."
Step 5: Aspirants will be able to choose the preferred course and college preference. 

Aspirants have to report to the respective colleges for the counselling process before the stipulated date and time. 

Below is the list of documents that they should carry to the counselling process:

  • CUCET Scorecard
  • CUCET Admit Card
  • CUCET Counselling Application 
  • Class 10 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Provisional Graduation Certificate
  • Post Graduation Marksheet
  • Provisional Post Graduation Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (If Required)

The counselling process shall take place according to the course and college selected by the aspirant. They shall be allotted the seats based on the seats- availability and their rank on the CUCET Merit List.


FAQs

- CUCET courses are B.Tech, BA, B.Com, B.Sc, M.Tech, M.Arch, MCA, MBA, Integrated Courses, and others.

- CUCET is an offline pen-paper based examination.

- The time allotted for the CUCET is 120 minutes.

- Yes, there is a 0.25 negative marking for each incorrect answer.

- Candidates can get access to the application form by visiting the official website of CUCET.

- Application fee is divided category-wise. It is Rs. 800 for the General, OBC, and EWS Category and Rs. 250 for the ST and SC Category.

- You can check the results by visiting its official website.

- The counselling process is conducted by all the Central Universities in India.

- Yes, you can challenge the answer key by visiting the official website.

- CUCET Exam is scheduled to be conducted in the 4th-10th August, 2022.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to apply for the exam: 
Courses Offered
Eligibility Criteria
UG Programs and Integrated Programs

Aspirants need to complete their 10+2 Education, in the required field, with a minimum of 55%. 

In addition to this, the aspirant shouldn't be more than 19 years of age. 

PG Programs
Aspirants should complete their Bachelor's Degree in the required field with a minimum of 55%.
M.Phil Programs
Aspirants require a Master's Degree in the required field, with a minimum of 50%. 
Ph.D. Programs
Aspirants should hold an M.Phil degree OR should be a teacher in a college for the past 2 years OR has a 3-years Work Experience along with a Master's Degree with a minimum of 55%.





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