CUET PG Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, University- Wise Degree Requirement & Qualification

Central University Entrance Test Postgraduate 2024 ( CUET-PG )

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CUET PG 2024 registration process for the academic session 2024-2025 started on December 26, 2023. Before applying online for the CUET PG 2024 registration process, aspirants must go through the CUET PG 2024 eligibility criteria conscientiously to not lose their candidature in the CUET PG 2024 admission process. In this Shiksha article, candidates can go through educational qualifications and age limit criteria that form a part of the CUET PG eligibility criteria.

University Wise Eligibility Criteria For CUET PG 2024

NTA has released CUET PG 2024 Exam dates for the academic session 2024-2025 on December 26, 2023, in online mode. The examination will be conducted between March 11 to March 28, 2023 Around 2–3 months are left for the examination to commence; therefore applicants must check CUET PG Question Paper to increase their chances of qualifying for the exams. Before applying for the CUET PG 2024 registration form, applicants are advised to check the CUET PG 2024 eligibility criteria well in advance to not lose their candidature at any stage during the CUET PG 2024 admission process.

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The CUET PG eligibility criteria stipulate minimum qualifications, typically a bachelor's degree with a specified percentage of marks or equivalent qualifying exams. This threshold ensures a baseline level of academic preparedness among entrants, thereby safeguarding the quality of postgraduate education. It's important to note that while the core CUET PG eligibility criteria set a national benchmark, individual universities can define additional program-specific requirements. These might pertain to work experience, specific test scores, or portfolios. This allows universities to tailor admissions to their unique program needs and expectations, adding another layer of selectivity and ensuring the right fit for both institutions and students.

CUET PG 2024 Eligibility Criteria

To meet the eligibility criteria to appear for the CUET exam for PG course admissions, aspirants must satisfy the below-mentioned requirements. 

CUET PG Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit And Qualifications

According to the CUET PG 2024 information brochure, there is no age limit for the candidates appearing in the exam. The candidates who have passed the bachelor's degree/equivalent examination or appearing in 2024 irrespective of their age can appear in master’s degree programs in the Central Universities through CUET (PG) 2024 examination. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria of the University to which they are desirous of taking admission.

CUET PG Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

To get eligible for the CUET PG Exam, aspirants must abide by the following citizenship rules:

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • A constituent subject of Nepal, Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who landed in India before 1 January 1962 to make India their permanent home and reside there permanently.
  • Pakistanis, Burmese, Sri Lankans, Kenyans, Ugandans, Tanzanians, Zambians, Malawians, Zaireans, Ethiopians, and people from Vietnam who permanently moved to India.

CUET PG Eligibility Criteria: Reservations

Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them by the rules prescribed by the Government of India. However, in the case of the Central Universities, the reservation policy of the respective universities shall be applicable.

Category-wise seat distribution

The following table brings about the percentage of reserved seats of different categories:

Category

Reserved Seats (%)

Economically Weaker Section (GEN- EWS) 

10% of seats in every course

Non-Creamy Layer (OBC- NCL)

27% of seats in every course

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15% of seats in every course

Scheduled Tribe (ST) 

7.5% of seats in every course

Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) 

5% seats in each of OPEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, and ST category seats. 

For Candidates claiming to the GEN-EWS category

GEN-EWS certificate (Annexure-I which is mentioned in the CUET PG Brochure) would be required at the time of counseling which should have been issued on or after 1 April 2023 in consonance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India. 

For Candidates claiming to the OBC-NCL category

OBC-NCL certificate (Annexure-II which is mentioned in the CUET PG Brochure) would be required at the time of counseling which should have been issued on or after 1 April 2023 in consonance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India OBC-NCL certificate (Annexure-II) would be required at the time of counseling which should have been issued on or after 1 April 2023 in consonance with the latest guidelines of the Government of India.

For Candidates claiming to the SC or ST category

A caste (for SC) or tribe (for ST) certificate (Annexure-III which is mentioned in the CUET PG Brochure) would be required at the time of counseling which aligns with the latest guidelines of the Government of India. 

Note-

  1. For admission in Universities through CUET (PG)-2024, the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences, etc. of the respective University shall be applicable.  
  2. As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs. 
  3.  Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the eligibility criteria laid down by the University they are applying to. 
  4.  Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing passing marks on the test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Programme unless he/she fulfills the Programme-wise eligibility conditions of the University they are applying to.

CUET PG 2024 Eligibility Criteria - University Wise

Here are the CUET PG eligibility criteria for some of the famous central, state, and deemed universities/ colleges.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU):

Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Life Sciences Bachelor's (BSc or BTech or equivalent) in Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology under the 10 2 3 pattern of education with at least 55 percent marks. (All OBC category (non creamy layer) candidates are eligible to 10 percent relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination about an open category. The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.)
MSc Molecular Medicine Bachelor's degree in any branch of Basic or Applied Sciences (including MBBS/ BVSc/BPharm) from recognized Universities and Institutes with at least 55 percent marks. (All OBC category (non creamy layer) candidates are eligible to 10 percent relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination in relation to open category. The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.)
MSc Chemistry Bachelor's degree (with Chemistry as one of the subjects) under the 10 2 3 pattern of education with 55 percent marks in the aggregate (or in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics combined), or in Chemistry Honours. Applicants with BTech. degree (or equivalent) in Chemical/Polymer/ Petroleum Engineering with a CGPA of at least 6.0 out of 10.0 (or equivalent percentage). (All OBC category (non creamy layer) candidates are eligible to 10 percent relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination in relation to open category. The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.)
MSc Environmental Sciences BSc degree or equivalent in any branch of basic or applied science under 10 2 3
pattern of education or BE/BTech/MBBS with at least 55 percent marks. (All OBC category (non creamy layer) candidates are eligible to 10 percent relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination in relation to open category. The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.)
MSc Physics Bachelor's degree (with Physics and mathematics as main subjects) under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with 55 percent marks in the aggregate or Physics Honors. Applicants with BE/BTech in any of the Engineering disciplines with a CGPA of at least 6.0 out of 10.0 (or equivalent percentage). (All OBC category (non creamy layer) candidates are eligible to 10 percen relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination in relation to open category. The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.)

University of Hyderabad, Telangana

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of University of Hyderabad :

Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Plant Biology & Biotechnology BSc with a minimum of 60 percent marks in the aggregate of Science subjects with at least one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology.
MSc Microbiology & Immunology BSc with a minimum of 60 percent marks in the aggregate of Science subjects with at least one of the following subjects: Zoology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Life Sciences.
MSc Biochemistry BSc with a minimum of 60 percent marks in the aggregate of Science subjects with Chemistry or Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
MSc Chemistry BSc with a minimum of 60 percent marks in the aggregate of Science subjects with Chemistry as one of the subjects, preferably in combination with Physics and Mathematics.
MSc Neural &Cognitive Sciences
The minimum prerequisite is Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 55 percent marks in any branch of Natural Sciences,Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Social sciences, Humanities, MBBS.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) :

Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Forensic Science

(i) Any science graduate under 10 2 3 pattern securing minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate and having Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, Forensic Science, Geography, Geophysics and Geology as main subject (combination of at least three of the subjects) at the Under Graduate level.

                                                      OR

(ii) Any graduate having MBBS/BDS/BTech/BE/BPharm degree securing minimum 50 percent marks in aggregate.

MSc Chemistry BSc (Hons)/ BSc under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of BSc Course). The subject in which admission is sought must be Hons subject at BSc (Hons) level/a subject studied in all the three years at Graduate level.
MSc Computer Science BSc (Hons)/ BSc under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of BSc Course). The subject in which admission is sought must be Honos subject at BSc (Hons) level/a subject studied in all the three years at Graduate level.
MSc Mathematics BSc (Hons)/B A (Hons)/BSc/B A under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate considering all the three years of BSc/B A Courses). The candidate must have studied Mathematics Hons. or studied subject Mathematics in the all the three years at Graduate level. For BSc (Hons)/BSc only Science subjects and for BA (Hons)/B A all subjects except those subjects where only pass marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (degree) mark sheet.
MSc Physics
BSc (Hons)/ BSc under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of BSc Course). The subject in which admission is sought must be Hons subject at BSc(Hons) level/a subject studied in all the three years at Graduate level.
MSc Environmental Sciences A minimum of 50 percent marks (equivalent GPA) in BSc (Hons)/BSc (10 2 3) as well as at 10 & 10 2 examinations.
MSc Botany BSc (Hons) Botany
MSc Zoology BSc (Hons) Zoology

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University :

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Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Biotechnology BSc in Mathematical/Biological science with 45 percent for GEN/OBC/EWS and for SC/ST as per University rules.
MSc Himalayan Aquatic Biodiversity BSc (Life Sciences, Forestry, Aquaculture and Fishery science) with 45 percent for GEN/OBC/EWS and for SC/ST as per University rules.
MSc Biochemistry BSc (any stream of Life Sciences) with 45 percent marks for GEN/OBC/EWS and for SC/ST as per University rules.
MSc Microbiology BSc (Botany, Chemistry, Zoology) with 45 percent for GEN/OBC/EWS and for SC/ST as per University rules.

MSc Bioinformatics

Graduation with Science or IT/Computer Science or Equivalent degree with 50 percent Gen (45 percent SC/ST/OBC) marks

MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry 

B Pharm/ BSc 45 percent GEN/OBC/EWS and 40 percent for SC/ST categories, with Chemistry as one of the subjects.

MSc Chemistry

BSc (Chemistry) with 45 percent marks for GEN/OBC/EWS and 40 percent for SC/ST category.

MSc Zoology

BSc (Zoology) with 45 percent for GEN/OBC/EWS and for SC/ST as per University rules.

Manipur University, Imphal

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Manipur University:

Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Earth Sciences  A student who has passed BSc (ThreeYear Course) Examination or equivalent
thereto with Geology/Earth Sciences is eligible to apply for admission into MSc
Earth Sciences; 45 percent marks in the honors/Major in the subject concerned in the Degree Examination Or 50 percent marks in the aggregate and 50 percent marks in the subject concerned for candidates who do not have Honours/Major. There will be no Cut-off marks for candidates from the SC/ST/PWD 
MSc Biochemistry The candidates must have passed BSc (Honours/Major) or equivalent examination in Biochemistry with a minimum of 45 percent marks, Or BSc (general or equivalent examination) with Chemistry and any two of the subjects: Biochemistry/ Botany/Zoology/
Microbiology/ Genetics with a minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate, Or BSc (Honours/Major) or equivalent examination in Chemistry/Biotechnology/ Biomedical sciences/Botany/Zoology/Microbiology with a minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate.
MSc Biotechnology Candidates must have passed with 45 percent Honours/Major in BSc Biotechnology
Or Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 55 percent aggregate in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/Chemistry
with Biology subject as one of the subsidiary subjects
MSc Chemistry A graduate with 45 percent marks as Chemistry Honours/Major in the Degree Examination Or A graduate with 50 percent marks in the
aggregate and 50 percent marks in Chemistry for candidates who do not have Chemistry as Honours/Major in the degree examination. Candidates (general) must have offered Physics or Mathematics as one of the elective subject in the BSc examination.
No Cut-off marks for SC/ST PWD
Candidate
MSc Mathematics

BA/BSc (Three Years Degree Course) or equivalent Examination with Mathematics; 45 percent Marks in Honours/Major in Mathematics in the Degree Examination.

                                                                             OR
50 percent marks in aggregate and 50 percent marks in the subject concerned for candidate who do not have Honours/Major.

MSc Zoology

Candidates who have passed BSc with 45 percent marks in Honours/Major in the concerned subject in the Degree Examination
Or 50 percent marks in the aggregate and 50 percent marks in the subject concerned for candidates who do not have Honours/Major.

MSc Botany

Candidates who have passed BSc with 45 percent marks in Honours/Major in the concerned subject in the Degree
Examination Or 50% marks in the aggregate and 50 percent marks in the subject concerned for candidates who do not have
Honours/Major.

Central University Of Haryana

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Central University Of Haryana:

Q:   What is the age limit to apply for CUET PG examination?

A:

For appearing in the CUET PG examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed the
bachelor degree/equivalent examination or appearing in 2024 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET (PG) 2024
examination. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria of the University in which they are desirous of taking admission. 

As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs

Q:   How can I apply to universities for admission based on my CUET PG 2024 scores?

A:

To apply to universities for admission based on your CUET PG 2024 scores, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Check the eligibility criteria for the universities and courses you are interested in. Each university will have its own eligibility criteria, so it is important to check this carefully before applying.
  2. Visit the website of each university and register for the admission process. This will typically involve creating an account and filling out an application form.
  3. Upload your CUET PG scorecard and other required documents. The required documents may vary from university to university, so be sure to check the specific requirements for each university you are applying to.
  4. Pay the application fee. The application fee will also vary from university to university.
  5. Submit your application. Once you have completed all of the steps above, you can submit your application.

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for MSc Life Science course at JNU?

A:
Course NameEligibility Criteria
MSc Life SciencesBachelor's (BSc or BTech or equivalent) in Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences or Biotechnology under the 10 2 3 pattern of education with at least 55 percent marks. (All OBC category (non creamy layer) candidates are eligible to 10 percent relaxation in the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination in relation to open category. The SC/ST and Person with Disability (PWD) candidates who have passed the qualifying examination irrespective of their percentage of marks are eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.)
Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Microbiology BSc (Hons) or BSc in Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Life Sciences/ Zoology or BVoc in Biomedical Sciences/ Industrial Waste Management with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates).

MSc Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) /BSc in Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Zoology/ Life Sciences/ Chemistry or B Voc in Biomedical Sciences with minimum 50 percent marks in aggregate (Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates).

MSc Biotechnology

BSc (Hons) or BSc in Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Zoology or BVoc in Biomedical Sciences/ Industrial Waste Management with minimum 50 percent marks in aggregate (Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates). 

MSc Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Chemistry from any recognized Indian or Foreign University (Foreign recognition to be as per AIU list) with 50 percent or above marks or equivalent grade in aggregate. Or Graduation in any branch of Science, BVoc or Engineering with Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as two of the subjects of study with 55 percent or above marks in aggregate (Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/ OBC (Non Creamy Layer) candidates).

MSc Mathematics BA /B Sc (Hons.) in Mathematics from any recognized Indian or Foreign University (foreign recognition to be as per AIU list) with 50 percent or above marks or equivalent grade in aggregate and 50 percentor above marks or equivalent grade in Mathematics. OR BSc/BA with Mathematics as one of the subjects of study with 55 percent or above marks or equivalent grade (Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates).
MSc Physics BSc (Hons) Physics from any recognized Indian or foreign university (foreign recognition to be as per AIU list) with 50 percent or above marks or equivalent grade in aggregate. OR Graduation in any branch of Science or Engineering with Physics and Mathematics as two of the Subjects of study with 55 percent or above marks or equivalent grade in aggregate.
(Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates).
MSc Statistics B A/BSc (Hons) in Mathematics /Statistics from any recognised Indian or foreign university (foreign recognition to be as per AIU list) with 50 percent or above marks or equivalent grade in aggregate and 50 percent or above marks or equivalent
grade in Mathematics/Statistics. OR BA/BSc with Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects of study with 55 percent or above marks or equivalent grade.
(Relaxation of 5 percent to the SC/ST/PWD/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates).

Central University Of Punjab

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Central University Of Punjab :

Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria

MSc Biochemistry

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related field with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD} from a recognised Indian or foreign University

MSc Chemistry

Bachelor's degree in any branch of Sciences with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} and Chemistry as one of the subject from a recognised Indian or foreign University.

MSc Bioinformatics

Bachelor's (BSc/BTech) degree in Biological Sciences (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/ Medical Sciences) /Mathematical Sciences /CSE/Physical Sciences/Chemical Sciences with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD} from a recognised Indian or foreign University

MSc Botany

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related field with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD} from a recognised Indian or foreign University

MSc Human Genetics

Bachelor's degree in any branch of Life Sciences/MBBS or BDS. with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD} from a recognised Indian or foreign University.

MSc Data Sciences for Bio - informatics 

Any UG programme in Life Sciences/Pharmacy, BE/BTech in Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Biotechnology, BCA/BSc in Information Technology, Computer Science with minimum 50 percent marks. Relaxation in minimum marks will be given as per Government of India policy for reserved categories.

MSc Zoology

Bachelor's degree in any branch of Life Sciences with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD} from a recognised Indian or foreign University.

MSc Physics

Bachelor's degree in Science with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics as main subject from recognised Indian or foreign University

MSc Mathematics

Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as main subject with 50 percent marks {45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD} in aggregate from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

MSc Food Science
and Technology

Bachelor's degree in Basic Science / Agriculture Science or Applied Subjects including Food Processing Technology, Food Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition, Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Biotechnology, Agricultural Process Engineering, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Veterinary Sciences, Horticulture,Fisheries, etc. streams with 50 percent marks
{45 percent in case of SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognised Indian or foreign University

Central University Of Rajasthan

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Central University Of Rajasthan :

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Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Microbiology Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Zoology /Botany/Life Sciences/Biochemistry/ Genetics/Biotechnology/Medicine/Pharma cy/any other discipline of Biological Sciences with a minimum of 50 percent marks (or equivalent grade) in aggregate for general category and 45 percent (or equivalent grade) for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates 

MSc Biotechnology

Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Zoology /Botany/Life Sciences/Biochemistry/ Genetics/Biotechnology/Medicine/ Pharmacy/any other discipline of Biological Sciences with a minimum of 50 percent marks (or equivalent grade) in aggregate for general category and 45 percent (or equivalent grade) for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.

MSc Biochemistry

Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/ Zoology /Botany/Life Sciences/Biochemistry/ Genetics/ Biotechnology/Medicine/ Pharmacy/any other discipline of Biological Sciences with a minimum of 50 percent marks (or equivalent grade) in aggregate for general category and 45 percent (or equivalent grade) for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates

MSc Computer Science

Following degree holders from recognised Universities with minimum score of 50 percent marks in graduation for general category and minimum 45 percent marks for reserved categories are eligible: 1. BCA/BSc Computer Science/BSc IT/ B Tech Comp Engg /B Tech IT/ or equivalent.

2. BSc With Computer Science as one of the subject at Graduation Level.

3. Graduation with Mathematics and 12th in Science Stream.

MSc Chemisrty

BSc degree or its equivalent from a recognised University with minimum of 50 percent of marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45 percent or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates with Chemistry as one of the main subjects.

MSc Environmental Science

Bachelor's degree from a recognised University in any discipline of Science/ Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45 percent or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.

MSc Statistics

An undergraduate student having BSc/BA in Statistics/Mathematics with

1. Statistics as a subject for minimum of
two years in annual system or

2. have a minimum of 4 papers from core Statistics as prescribed in model curriculum of UGC in the semester system and should have a minimum of 50 percent marks in the graduation, provided that the candidate has 45 percent or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.

MSc Physics

BE/B Tech or BSc Degree with Physics as one of the subject from a recognised University with minimum of 50 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45 percent marks or equivalent grade for SC / ST / OBC / PWD / EWS candidates.

MSc Mathematics

BSc degree in Mathematics from a recognised university with minimum 50 percent marks or equivalent grade for general category, and 45 percent marks or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.

Central University Of Kerala

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Central University Of Kerala :

Course Name CUET PG Eligibility Criteria

MSc Genomic Science

BSc with Biotechnology/Biochemistry/any subject under Life Sciences with Biotechnology/Biochemistry as a Major/Core/Equal Optional subject with minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate and also in the concerned subject seperately, from a recognised University (studied in 10 2 3 system). Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates. The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 1-Jul-2024

MSc Computer Science

BCA or BSc (Computer Science/electronics/commuincations/IT/Bi oinformatics) or BTech/BE (Computer Science/electronics/communications/IT/ele ctrical/ECE) or BSc in Physics/Mathematics/Statistics (with computer science as a subject or having a certificate/diploma in computer related areas) or BVoc (computer science/IT/ electronics/electrical/ECE) or equivalent with minimum of 55 percent marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate in the qualifying examination from a recognised University (studied in 10 2 3 system). Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates. The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024

MSc Chemisrty

BSc Degree with a minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate and also for science subjects, with Chemistry as the main or one of the main subjects (studied in 10 2 3 system). Up to 5 % relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates. The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024

MSc Mathematics BSc in Mathematics with a minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate and also in the optional (main and subsidiaries-separately) subjects from a recognised University (studied in 10 2 3 system). Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates. The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024
MSc Physics BSc Physics with minimum 55 percent marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate and also in the concerned subject seperately, from a recognised University (studied in 10 2 3 system). Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates.The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024
MSc Environmental Science  Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/ Agricultural Sciences/ Geology/Geography with minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate from a recognised University (studied in 10 2 3 system). Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates.The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024.
MSc Zoology BSc in Zoology (studied in 10 2 3 system) with Botany and Chemistry/Biochemistry as subsidiary subjects or any subject under Life Sciences with Zoology as a Major/Core/Equal Optional subject with minimum 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in
aggregate and also in the concerned subject seperately, from a recognised University. Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates.The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024
MSc Botany BSc in Botany / Plant Science or any subject under Life Sciences with Botany/Plant Science as a Major/Core/Equal Optional subject with minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate and also in the concerned subject seperately, from a recognised University. Up to 5 percent relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST candidates. The candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 01-Jul-2024

Central University Of Jharkhand

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Central University Of Jharkhand :

Course Name  CUET PG Eligibility Criteria
MSc Life Sciences BSc from a recognised university under 3 system with Honors. Or Major or one subject in all 3 years of study in Zoology/
Botany/ Biochemistry/Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Biosciences/ Biotechnology/Biology/Genetics/ Agricultural Sciences/Plant sciences/ Animal Sciences withminimum 55 percent marks for General Category and 50% for SC/ST/OBC (noncreamy layer)/ PWD or equivalent.
MSc Chemistry Bachelor degree in Science with Chemistry as a major or Honours subject with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for General category/EWS and 50 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PWD category.
MSc Mathematics Bachelor degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics with a minimum of  55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for General/EWS Category and 50 percent or equivalent grade in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy Layer)/PwD Category. The Student should have studied Mathematics in all three years.
MSc Physics Bachelor 's degree with Physics as a Major/ Honours subject with a minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for General and EWS Category and 50 percent or equivalent grade in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ PWD. The student must have Physics and Mathematics at the 10 2 Level.
MSc Statistics A Bachelor degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for General Category /EWS and 50 percent or equivalent grade in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ PWD. The student should have studied Statistics/ Mathematics in all three years of bachelor‟s degree.
MSc Environmental Sciences Bachelor's degree in Science/ Engineering / Technology in Environmental Sciences and its allied subjects such as Agricultural
/ Forestry / Earth Sciences/ Biological Sciences with a minimum 55 percent marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for General
Category and 50 percent or equivalent grade in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ PWD.

For detailed eligibility criteria of other universities' courses, candidate can refer to CUET PG 2024 Brochure- CUET PG 2024 Brochure 

Candidates can check out the following video in order to get better idea of filling up the CUET PG 2024 Application form.
 

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Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for the MSc courses offered by Banaras Hindu University?

A:

The following table brings the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Science Courses of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) :

Course NameEligibility Criteria
MSc Forensic Science

(i) Any Science graduate under 10 2 3 pattern securing minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate and having Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, Forensic Science, Geography, Geophysics and Geology as main subject (combination of at least three of the subjects) at the Under Graduate level.

                                                      OR

(ii) Any graduate having MBBS/BDS/BTech/BE/BPharm degree securing minimum 50 percent marks in aggregate.

MSc ChemistryBSc (Hons)/ BSc under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of BSc Course). The subject in which admission is sought must be Hons subject at BSc (Hons) level/a subject studied in all the three years at Graduate level.
MSc Computer ScienceBSc (Hons)/ BSc under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of BSc Course). The subject in which admission is sought must be Honos subject at BSc (Hons) level/a subject studied in all the three years at Graduate level.
MSc MathematicsBSc (Hons)/B A (Hons)/BSc/B A under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate considering all the three years of BSc/B A Courses). The candidate must have studied Mathematics Hons. or studied subject Mathematics in the all the three years at Graduate level. For BSc (Hons)/BSc only Science subjects and for BA (Hons)/B A all subjects except those subjects where only pass marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (degree) mark sheet.
MSc PhysicsBSc (Hons)/ BSc under 10 2 3 pattern securing a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate in Science subjects (considering all the three years of BSc Course). The subject in which admission is sought must be Hons subject at BSc (Hons) level/a subject studied in all the three years at Graduate level.
MSc Environmental SciencesA minimum of 50 percent marks (equivalent GPA) in BSc (Hons)/BSc (10 2 3) as well as at 10 & 10 2 examinations.
MSc BotanyBSc (Hons) Botany
MSc ZoologyBSc (Hons) Zoology

Q:   What miscellaneous information about eligibility criteria that CUET PG aspirants should be aware of?

A:

For admission in Universities through CUET (PG)-2024, the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences etc. of the respective University shall be applicable.

As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs. Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the eligibility criteria laid down by the University they are applying to.
Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing pass marks at the test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Programme unless he/she fulfils the Programme wise eligibility conditions of the University they are applying to.

Q:   How many subjects can candidates choose for the CUET PG exam?

A:

Candidates can choose up to three subjects for the CUET PG exam. However, they can also select one subject per exam session. So, if a candidate chooses three subjects, they will have to take the exam three times. It is important to note that the eligibility criteria for different courses may vary. For example, some courses may require candidates to have a specific undergraduate degree in a particular subject. Therefore, candidates are advised to carefully check the eligibility criteria for the courses they are interested in before applying for the CUET PG exam.

Here are some tips for choosing subjects for the CUET PG exam:

  • Consider your interests and strengths.
  • Think about the courses you are interested in pursuing after the exam.
  • Check the eligibility criteria for the courses you are interested in.
  • Talk to your academic advisor or other trusted mentors for guidance.
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