CUET (Common University Entrance Test) exam is conducted every year by National Testing Agency (NTA) to enroll students into various UG programs offered at all central universities including DU, JNU, JMI, EFLU and the University of Allahabad. As per the NTA Exam Calendar 2024-25, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET 2024) will be conducted in between 15th to 31st May 2024. Students aiming to study undergraduate programmes in central universities have to appear in the CUET which is now mandatory. A student’s Board marks will have no role in determining his/her admission to a college or a programme. It will be based only on his/her CUET marks, however, board marks could be the minimum eligibility criteria for admission.
CUET UG 2024
National Testing Agency has changed the name of the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) to Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET). CUET 2024 will provide a single-window opportunity for students to seek admission in any of the Central Universities (CUs) across the country Central Universities Entrance Test. In this article, we are providing all details about the CUET 2024 exam like- CUET Full Form, Notification, Exam Dates, Selection Process, CUET Syllabus, Latest Exam Pattern, Previous Year's Question Paper, Eligibility Criteria, List of Colleges etc.
CUET 2024 Notification
National Testing Agency will release a detailed information bulletin regarding the CUET 2024 exam on the official website along with complete details and the exam schedule in January 2024. For reference, click on the below link to read out the complete information released by NTA for CUET 2024 Exam.
CUET 2024 Exam: An Overview
National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the CUET Exam every year. This year, CUET shall be a qualifying exam for admission to around 250 participating universities from across the country. Have a look at the glimpse of the CUET 2024 Exam Summary as tabulated below-
|CUET 2024- Exam Summary|
|Full Exam Name||Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET)|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||University Level|
|CUET Exam Date 2024||between 15th to 31st May 2024|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer-based Test)|
|Type of questions||Multiple-choice questions|
|CUET Exam Centres||387 cities within India and 24 cities outside India|
CUET UG 2024 Important Dates
The complete schedule for the CUET 2024 Exam will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the CUET 2024 Notification. All important dates related to CUET 2024 UG exam are given below.
|CUET 2024- Important Dates|
|Events||CUET 2024 Dates|
|CUET 2024 Notification release||January 2024|
|CUET Application Form 2024 Starts||January/February 2024|
|CUET Application Form Ends||March/April 2024|
|Last date of successful transaction of fee||March/April 2024|
|Correction Window||April 2024|
|CUET City Intimation 2024||May 2024|
|Release of CUET Admit Card 2024||May 2024|
|CUET Exam Date 2024||in between 15th to 31st May 2024|
CUET 2024 Application Form
CUET 2024 application form for the UG courses will be opened in February 2024 by the National Testing Agency. CUET 2024 Registration process is to be conducted at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/. The CUET application form 2024 process would comprise steps including registration, application, image upload and payment. The candidates looking forward to admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at several centrally-funded universities must have to submit online applications at the official website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/.
CUET 2024 Application Fee
CUET 2024 Application Fee can be paid by debit/credit card/net banking or Challan of SBI bank any branch. Candidates have to pay the application fee either online or offline mode. GST and other taxes will be applicable as by Govt. of India/ Bank. Check category-wise CUET 2024 Application Fee from the below table.
|Category||Payment through online/debit/credit card||Payment through Challan|
|Application Fees*||Application Fee||Bank Commission||Total Fee to be paid|
|General/OBC||INR 800 for three PUs||Rs. 800||Rs. 50||Rs. 850|
|SC/ST||INR 350 for three PUs||Rs. 350||Rs. 400|
|PWD||Exempted from Application Fee|
How to fill CUET Application Form 2024?
The candidates have to fill out CUET Application Form 2024 to get registered for the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET). Follow the below steps to fill CUET 2024 Application Form.
Step 1 - Visit the official website of the CUET to fill CUET Application Form 2024.
Step 2 - Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab to register for the programme.
Step 3 - After clicking, candidates will be able to see three programmes options- UG, PG, and RP. Click on the link you wish to apply for.
Step 4 - Complete the registration process by entering details like program applied for, name, valid e-mail-id, mobile number, date of birth, and verification code displayed on the screen.
Step 5 - Once all details are submitted, the application number and password are generated and are sent to the registered email address and mobile number.
Step 6 - Use the application number and password to log in and fill up the application form by entering the log-in details like personal, academic qualification and communication address.
Step 7 - Upload scanned images of a recent passport-sized photograph and signature in the prescribed format and dimensions.
Step 8 - Select the examination centres- In order of preference, select and enter the exam centres.
Step 9 - On successful online application submission with payment of fees through an automated e-mail and SMS is sent to the registered e-mail ID and mobile number.
CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to appear for the CUET 2024 Exam can check the required eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency for admission to UG (undergraduate) & PG (postgraduate) Courses before they start filling out their application form.
CUET Educational Qualification
The academic qualifications for CUET based courses has been discussed below for each course. Check the CUET Academic Qualification for the course you are going to opt for.
- Candidates who have passed the class 12 /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2024 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET (UG) - 2024 examination. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the University / Institution / Organization in which they are desirous of taking admission.
- The student must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in class 12th for General category candidates and 45% marks for SC/ST candidates.
As CUET is an entrance exam for admissions to UG courses at the Central Universities, which have been established under an Act of the Parliament, each Central University must follow the norms set by the Government of India, with respect to intake and reservation of seats. This section of the CUET Eligibility provides relaxation to the SC/ST, OBC, and PwD category.
Generally, the following break-up is followed:
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy) (OBC)||27%|
|Persons with Disability (PWD)||5%|
CUET 2024 Exam Pattern
NTA will also conduct CUET Exam in 13 languages ( Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu). Check the revised CUET Exam Pattern 2024 from here.
1. CUET 2024 will be conducted in online mode this year, earlier, the exam was offline.
2. CUET (UG) – 2024 will consist of the following 4 sections namely-
➢ Section IA – 13 Languages
➢ Section IB – 20 Languages
➢ Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects
➢ Section III – General Test
3. The question paper will be MCQ type only and there will be a total of 175 questions out of which 140 questions are to be attempted.
4. A Candidate can choose a maximum of any 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB together.
5. Section II consists of 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects.
|CUET Exam Pattern 2024|
|Sections||Subjects/ Tests||No. of Questions||To be Attempted||Duration|
|Section IA||13 Languages||50||40||45 minutes for each language|
|Section IB||20 Languages|
|Section II||27 Domain-specific Subjects||45/50||35/40||45 minutes for each subject|
|Section III||General Test||60||50||60 minutes|
Section IA Languages (13): Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu
Section IB Languages (20): French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Sanskrit
CUET 2024 Syllabus
The syllabus for the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) will consist of various topics from the related previous academic syllabus. The CUET Syllabus 2024 for UG courses will be from the 11th and 12th academic syllabus and for PG courses, the syllabus will be from the academic syllabus of the related undergraduate syllabus.
CUET UG/Integrated Courses Syllabus
|General Awareness and Current Affairs|
|Logical & Analytical Reasoning|
For the academic session 2024-25, there will be 43 CUET participating Universities and colleges. Following is the list of CUET Colleges/Universities accepting CUET 2024 Scores for UG & PG admission.
|Name of the University||State|
|Aligarh Muslim University||Uttar Pradesh|
|Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University||Uttar Pradesh|
|Banaras Hindu University||Uttar Pradesh|
|Central University of Andhra Pradesh||Andhra Pradesh|
|Central University of South Bihar||Bihar|
|Central University of Gujarat||Gujarat|
|Central University of Haryana||Haryana|
|Central University of Himachal Pradesh||Himachal Pradesh|
|Central University of Jammu||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Central University of Jharkhand||Jharkhand|
|Central University of Karnataka||Karnataka|
|Central University of Kashmir||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Central University of Kerala||Kerala|
|Central University of Odisha||Odisha|
|Central University of Punjab||Punjab|
|Central University of Rajasthan||Rajasthan|
|Central University of Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu|
|Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya||Madhya Pradesh|
|Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya||Chhattisgarh|
|Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University||Uttrakhand|
|Indira Gandhi National Tribal University||Madhya Pradesh|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||Delhi|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||Delhi|
|Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya||Maharashtra|
|Maulana Azad National Urdu University||Telangana|
|North Eastern Hill University||Meghalaya|
|Rajiv Gandhi University||Arunachal Pradesh|
|The English and Foreign Languages University||Telangana|
|University of Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh|
|University of Delhi||Delhi|
|University of Hyderabad||Telangana|
|Visva Bharati University||West Bengal|
|Mahatma Gandhi Central University||Bihar|
|Central Sanskrit University, Delhi||Delhi|
|Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University||Delhi|
|National Sanskrit University||Andhra Pradesh|
CUET 2024 Exam Centers
CUET 2024 will be held at more than 154 centres in various states. The candidates have to select the choice of exam centres while filling out their CUET Application Form. Below is the list of CUET Exam Centres 2024.
|CUET 2024 Exam Centers|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
CUET 2024 Result
CUET 2024 Result will release on the official website cuet.samarth.ac.in within 1 month of the conduction of the examination. The result is displayed in online mode only. To check the result of CUET 2024, the candidates need to enter their login details generated at the time of registration. The CUET Result 2024 consists of the score obtained in the entrance exam and its qualifying status.
CUET 2024 Cut Off
The CUET Cut Off 2024 will be released after the CUET 2024 exam is completed. The CUET Cut Off will be released along with the scorecard of the entrance examination. Only the candidates who score more than the Cut Off marks are invited to participate in online/offline CUET counselling by the relevant authority. The CUET Cut Off will be based on the number of applicants, the difficulty level of the exam, previous year cut off marks and the number of seats available. The cut-off marks may vary depending upon the programmes and the universities.
CUET 2024 Counselling
Each participating university will begin its CUET 2024 counselling process post the release of the CUET Result 2024. The candidates have to visit the official website of the participating universities of CUET 2024 regularly to participate in the counselling process as they have to register themselves in the counselling of CUET 2024 and select the desired programmes within a limited period of time. While participating in the counselling, candidates have to carry the required documents along with them for verification. Based on the choices filled by the candidates, the admission lists of CUET 2024 will be released for the allocation of the seats after CUET 2024 Counselling.