CUCET 2021: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Admission


Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is jointly conducted by the 14 Central Universities, established by an Act of Parliament and the Bengaluru Dr B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960 for admission to various programmes. It is a national-level exam conducted once a year for admission to UG, PG, and other courses offered by the participating universities. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria as laid by the respective university for the course they are applying for. Here are the complete details about the CUCET 2021 exam related to the application process, important dates, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, etc.

CUCET 2021 Latest News/Updates - The Central University of Rajasthan will release the application forms for the CUCET 2021 exam in the third week of March 2021. The examination is scheduled to be held in the fourth week of May 2021.

CUCET 2021 - Highlights

Exam Name

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

Official Website

Exam Occurrence

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Negative Marking


Medium of Question Paper


Exam commencement

Fourth week of May 2021

Available Application Forms

CUCET Exam 2021 Important Dates

Check out the important dates of the CUCET 2021 examination from the below-provided table:

CUCET 2021 Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

3rd week of March 2021

Application process ends

4th week of April 2021

Correction window opens

4th week of April 2021

Admit card availability

2nd week of May 2021

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)  2021 examination

4th week of May 2021

Provisional Answer key availability

4th week of May 2021

Final answer key availability

1st week of June 2021

Result declaration

3rd week of June 2021


4th week of June 2021


CUCET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

CUCET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

The CUCET exam pattern is as under:

The exam will be conducted in offline mode for 2 hours duration. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked in the question paper from the following sections:


Papers/ Sections

Number of Questions


Part A

English Language



General Awareness

Analytical Skills

Mathematical Aptitude

Part B

Subject-related questions





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Marking Scheme - Each question will be of 1 mark. There will be negative marking. 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong response.

CUCET 2021 Syllabus

There is no prescribed syllabus for the exam. General questions based on the English language, mathematical ability, general awareness, analytical skills, and reasoning will be asked. Buy a preparation book and practice from it. For the subject-related paper, students must have good knowledge of the subjects they have studied in the qualifying exam. The books of the qualifying exam will be sufficient for preparation.

CUCET Exam 2021 Eligibility

There are a total of 14 universities participating in the CUCET 2021 exam. Each university offers admission to UG, PG, and research programs. And, the eligibility criteria for each university is different. Students are advised to go through the eligibility criteria of the university they are applying for.

General Eligibility Criteria for Various Programs

UG Courses

Candidates should have passed class 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Biology. The minimum passing marks must be 50% for General category candidates and 45% for SC/ST category candidates.

PG Courses

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the same field as he/she is interested in doing the PG course. A degree in some other related course will also be fine.

 PhD. Courses

A master’s degree in any stream with at least 55% marks for General category candidates, 50% marks for OBC category candidates, and 45% marks for SC/ST/PwD category candidates.

Those who have qualified UGC-CSIr JRF, GATE, NBHM or any other national-level exam for research are not required to appear for CUCET. However, they are to register for the exam.

CUCET Exam 2021 Application Process

The CUCET 2021 application process will begin in the third week of March 2021. The application window will remain active till the fourth week of April 2021. Candidates must fill the application form within the specified time. Here are the step-by-step application process and a list of important things required for filling the CUCET application form.

Things Required for Filling the CUCET Application Form

Keep the following things ready to fill the application form smoothly:

  1. Scanned image of your recent passport-size photograph
  2. Scanned image of candidate’s signature



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  1. Academic documents for filling academic details
  2. Valid Email ID
  3. Mobile number

Steps to Fill the CUCET 2021 Application Form

The CUCET 2021 application form can be completed in the following steps:

  • Registration
  • Completing the Application Form
  • Uploading Scanned Images
  • Course Registration
  • Application Fee Payment


  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the link for the application.
  • Enter the details such as the name of the candidate, email ID, mobile number, date of birth, and password.
  • After successful registration, candidates will receive the application ID in their registered email ID and mobile number.
  • The application Id and password are the log-in details. Keep them safe.

Completing the Application Form

  • After registration, log-in using the ID and password.
  • Enter your personal details such as your father’s name, gender, category, nationality, etc.
  • Also, provide academic details such as the name of the board, passing year, marks obtained, percentage marks, etc.
  • Details such as GATE score (if applicable), address, exam centre, etc are also required to be filled.
  • Check all the details carefully and save them to move to the next step.

Uploading Scanned Images

  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature in the space provided.
  • After a successful upload, move to the next step.

Course Registration

  • Candidates are required to register for the course in three participating universities.

CUCET Exam Application Fee Payment -

After completing the application details, proceed toward the application fee payment. The fee can be paid both offline and online. Select the mode of payment and follow the steps. The category-wise fee details are as follows:


Application Fee

General/ OBC

₹ 800


₹ 350


Not applicable

Additional bank charges/ transaction charges are to be paid by the candidate himself.

Other Details

CUCET 2021 Participating Universities

14 Central Universities and 4 State Universities participate in the CUCET exam. Here is the list of participating universities for the CUCET 2021:

Central Universities

  1. Central University of Haryana
  2. Central University of Jammu
  3. Central University of Jharkhand
  4. Central University of Kashmir
  5. Central University of Karnataka
  6. Central University of Kerala
  7. Central University of Punjab
  8. Central University of Rajasthan
  9. Central University of South Bihar
  10. Central University of Tamil Nadu
  11. Central University of Gujarat
  12. Central University of Andhra Pradesh
  13. Central University of Odisha
  14. Assam University, Silchar

State Universities

  1. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru
  2. Sardar Patel University of Police, Security & Criminal Justice, Jodhpur
  3. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University
  4. Khallikote University, Berhampur

CUCET 2021 Result

The CUCET 2021 result will be uploaded on the official website in the third week of June 2021. The scorecards can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates are required to log-in using their application ID and password to access their result. The result has the score obtained by the candidates and the qualifying status of the candidate. Each university will prepare its merit list and the seats will be allotted on the basis of the merit rank.

CUCET 2021 Counselling

The CUCET 2021 counselling process will begin in the fourth week of June 2021. There is no announcement regarding the same yet. The counselling schedule will also be released soon. No centralized counselling will be held. Each university will conduct its counselling on the basis of the merit list. Check the counselling notification on the official website of the respective university. Candidates need to carry the following important documents (in original and photocopy) to the counselling:

  • CUCET 2021 admit card
  • CUCET 2021 scorecard
  • Certificate and degree of the qualifying exam
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical certificate (for PwD candidates)

CUCET 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions related to the CUCET 2021 exam. If you have any queries, post them in the comment section below.

Q: When will the application form for the CUCET 2021 exam be available?

The CUCET 2021 application process will start in the third week of March 2021.

Q: What will be the last date for submitting the CUCET 2021 application form?

The last date for submitting the CUCET 2021 application form will be in the fourth week of April 2021.

Q: Can I submit the application fee through offline mode?

Yes, the application fee can be paid through offline mode.

Q: When will be the CUCET 2021 exam conducted?

The Central University Common Entrance Test will be conducted in the fourth week of May 2021.

Q: When can I avail the admit card for the CUCET 2021 exam?

The CUCET 2021 admit cards will be released on the official website in the second week of May 2021 and will remain available till the exam day.

Q: Will there be negative marking in the CUCET 2021 exam?


Q: Can I raise an objection against the answer key?

Yes, the updates will be made in the final answer key.

Q: When will be the CUCET 2021 result declared?

The CUCET 2021 result will be announced in the third week of June 2021.

Q: Will there be centralized counselling for all the participating universities?

No. Each university will conduct its counselling.

Q: What will be the mode of counselling?

The mode of counselling is generally offline. However, this year due to the COVID-19 situation, the counselling process might be online.