CUCET 2023: Application Form(Started), Exam Dates(Announced), Admit Card, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Admission

Last Modified on : 26 Feb 2024

The 14 Central Universities jointly conduct the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), 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 programs. 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 out by the respective university for the course they are applying for. Here are the complete details about the CUCET 2023 exam related to the application process, important dates, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, etc.

CUCET 2023 Latest News/Updates

- The CUCET 2023 exam dates have been announced, and the exam will be conducted between the 21st to 31st of May 2023 for UG Courses. 

- The CUCET 2023 exam dates for PG courses are between the 1st to 10th of June 2023 for PG Courses. 

- The Application forms for the CUCET 2023 exam was released on 9th February 2023 for UG Courses.

CUCET 2023 - 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

21st to 31st May 2023(UG)

1st to 10th June 2023(PG)

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CUCET Exam 2023 Important Dates

Check out the important dates of the CUCET 2023 examination from the below-provided table:

CUCET 2023 Events

Important Dates UG

Important Dates PG

Application process begins

9th February 2023

March 2023

Application process ends



Correction window opens



Admit card availability



Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)  2023 examination

21st to 31st May 2023


1st to 10th June 2023

Provisional Answer key availability



Final answer key availability



Result declaration






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CUCET Exam 2023 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 1 mark. There will be negative markings. 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong response.

CUCET 2023 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 for the qualifying exam will be sufficient for preparation.

CUCET Exam 2023 Eligibility

There are a total of 14 universities participating in the CUCET 2023 exam. Each university offers admission to UG, PG, and research programs. And the eligibility criteria for each university are 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 the 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.

Ph.D. 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 2023 Application Process

The CUCET 2023 for UG Course application process started on 9th February 2023. Candidates must fill out the application form within the specified time. Here is the step-by-step application process and a list of important things required for filling out the CUCET application form.

Things Required for Filling the CUCET Application Form

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

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



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

Steps to Fill the CUCET 2023 Application Form

The CUCET 2023 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 login 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 board's name, passing year, marks obtained, percentage marks, etc.
  • Details such as GATE score (if applicable), address, exam center, etc., are also required to be filled in.
  • Check all the details carefully and save them from moving 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

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

CUCET Exam 2023 Other Details

CUCET 2023 Participating Universities

14 Central Universities and 4 State Universities participate in the CUCET exam. Here is the list of participating universities for the CUCET 2023:

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 2023 Result

The CUCET 2023 result will be uploaded on the official website. The scorecards can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates must log in using their application ID and password to access their results. 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 based on merit rank.

CUCET 2023 Counselling

The CUCET 2023 counselling process start date will be uploaded on the official website. There is no announcement regarding the same yet. The counselling schedule will also be uploaded on the official website. No centralized counselling will be held. Each university will conduct its counselling based on 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 2023 admit card
  • CUCET 2023 scorecard
  • Certificate and degree of the qualifying exam
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical certificate (for PwD candidates)

CUCET Exam Frequently Asked Questions

9th February 2023(UG Courses)


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

The Central Universities Common Entrance Test will be conducted between the 21st to 31st of May 2023 for UG Courses and 1st to 10th June 2023 for PG Courses.



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

The date will be announced on the official website.

No. Each university will conduct its counselling.

The mode of counselling is generally offline.