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Central University Entrance Test 2024 ( CUET )

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CUET 2024: National Testing Agency (NTA) is set to conduct the CUET UG 2024 exam within a 17-day window, commencing from May 15 to May 31, 2024. CUET 2024 application form is eagerly awaited and is anticipated to be released in the first week of February 2024.

CUET serves as the gateway to UG programs across more than 250 universities in India, establishing itself as one of the largest UG entrance events. The top universities in which CUET scores are accepted for admission include Delhi University (DU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia, and so forth. CUET 2024 cut off will be released in the form of a rank list by each participating university or college. Admission to CUET-accepting colleges will be highly competitive, given the expected higher cut-offs.

With ample preparation time available for the CUET 2024 exam, candidates should put their best efforts and remain updated on key dates, application procedures, admit cards, and related information pertaining to CUET 2024.

Q:   Is CUET exam date announced?

Q:   When will be CUET UG exam conducted?

Q:   How many universities accept CUET score?

What is CUET?

Common University Entrance Test also known as CUET UG is a national level entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission to UG courses offered by participating institutes. Introduced in 2022, the CUET exam aligns as a significant UG entrance examination, offering candidates a common platform for seeking admission to UG programs in top colleges/universities throughout India. The exam is conducted once a year in over 500 cities in India and abroad. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode. CUET exam is conducted in multiple phases depending upon on the number of candidates registered for the entrance exam.

Latest Update:

September 19, 2023: CUET UG 2024 exam date announced

Q:   How many times is CUET conducted in a year?

Q:   Why is CUET important?

Q:   Do the marks of class 12th affect CUET results?

CUET 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of CUET 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Feb '24 - Mar '24

CUET 2024 Application Process


15 May '24 -

31 May '24

CUET 2024 Exam

May '24 - Jun '24

CUET 2024 Admit Card


CUET Highlights

Check the table below for important features or highlights of the CUET 2024 exam.



Exam Name


Full form

Common University Entrance Test

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG)

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Mode)

Courses Offered Through CUET

UG and PG courses of state, central, private and deemed universities

Exam Fees

  • INR 750 (General)
  • INR 700 (OBC-NCL, EWS)
  • INR 650 (SC, ST, PwD and Transgender)
  • INR 3,750 (International centres)

Exam Duration

  • Slot I - To be updated
  • Slot II - To be updated
  • Slot III - To be updated 

Marking Scheme

  • +5 for each correct answer
  • -1 for each incorrect answer

Medium of Examination

13 languages - English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu

Official Website

Contact Details

011-69227700, 011-40759000


Also Read: CUET UG 2024: Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card

CUET Statistics (Previous Year)

Check the table below to know the CUET statistics for the previous year:

Parameters Details
Number of candidates registered 28 lacs (approx.)
Number of candidates appeared for CUET UG 19.2 lacs (approx.)
Number of cities where exam was conducted 295 (23 outside India)
Maximum number of CUET UG applicants from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi and Bihar
Highest number of universities applied for

Delhi University followed by Banaras Hindu University and Allahabad University

Q:   What is CUET UG exam?

Q:   What programs does CUET UG provide admission for?

Q:   Who conducts the CUET exam?

CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the CUET eligibility criteria set by NTA to apply and appear for the biggest UG entrance exam. The eligibility parameters are as follows:

CUET Basic Eligibility and Educational Qualification

  • Students should have passed Class 12 from a recognised board in Science or a relevant stream to be admitted to bachelor’s degree programs in the Central Universities.

  • Students in Class 12 who are yet to appear for the Board exam were also eligible to apply.

CUET Age Limit

There is no age limit for appearing in the CUET 2024 exam. However, the candidates will be required to fulfil the age criteria (if any) of the University/Institution/Organization in which they are willing to take admission. 

CUET Nationality Criteria

To get eligible for the CUET 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.

Q:   What if I get compartment, then will I be able to appear for the CUET and get admission in college?

Q:   Does CUET require OBC certificate?

Q:   Who can avail the scribe facility for CUET UG?

Q:   What special facilities are provided to PwD candidates to appear for CUET exam?

CUET 2024 Application Process

The CUET UG 2024 application form will be released in first week of February 2024. Candidates will have to fill CUET exam application form in online mode on the official website of the exam. The first step is to register by entering the basic details such as name, address, and contact details. This generates login credentials. After logging in with the registration credentials, candidates will have to fill the CUET 2024 application form with their personal and academic details, programme and exam city preference, and upload documents. After the form is filled, candidates will have to pay the CUET application fee online via debit/credit card, Net Banking, Paytm, and UPI. The table below shows the CUET UG 2024 application fee.

Number of Subjects

Candidate Category

Application Fee (in INR)

Up to 3 Subjects

General (UR)




SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender


Centres Outside India


Up to 7 Subjects

General (UR)




SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender


Centres Outside India


Up to 10 Subjects

General (UR)




SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender


Centres Outside India


Only registered candidates will be able to edit the details in the application form after submission. In the application correction window, registered candidates can make changes in the fields of their or their parents/guardians' names, date of birth, gender, category, PWBD, and choice of universities.

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CUET 2024 Admission Process

The admission process for the CUET exam is quite simple, the same has been discussed below - 

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CUET 2024 Exam Centres

CUET UG 2024 exam centres is expected to be located in around 388 cities across India and 24 cities abroad. The exam centre allotment details will be announced through the admit card of CUET. Before that, an advance intimation slip will be released mentioning the exam centre's city and state. Candidates will have to enter two of their preferred CUET exam centre cities while filling up the CUET application form. Till last year, candidates could select four exam cities. NTA will try to assign their CUET 2024 centre in their preferred exam city.

Also Read:

CUET 2024 Shift Timings: Reporting Time & Exam Duration

Q:   Can I opt for several subjects in section II of CUET to apply for various courses?

Q:   How many subjects can a candidate choose in CUET UG while filling the application form?

Q:   When can I apply for the CUET 2023?

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

CUET 2024 exam pattern is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body, along with the notification and information brochure. CUET UG 2024 will be conducted in a computer-based mode (CBT). As per the exam pattern of CUET exam will have Section 1A, Section 1B, General Test, and domain-specific subjects. Section 1A, which is compulsory, includes 13 languages, and candidates will be given the option to choose the language of their choice. Section 1B is optional and for students who want to opt for another language apart from the ones that are a part of Section 1A. Some of the languages on offer are French, Arabic, German, etc. Each question will carry five marks, and there will be one mark negative marking for each wrong answer. 

CUET 2024 Exam Structure

The table below brings the broad structure of CUET 2024 in terms of the number of questions in each section along with the duration.


Number of Questions


Section IA- Language 

40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language

45 minutes for each language

Section IB- Language

Section II- Domain Specific

35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50

45 Minutes for each Domain-Specific Subject

Section III- General Test

50 Questions to be attempted out of 60

60 minutes

CUET 2024 Marking Scheme

The total marks of the CUET exam vary based on the subjects chosen and the slot allotted to the candidate. The CUET 2024 marking scheme as per NTA is as follows:

  • For every correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Five marks (+5)
  • For any incorrect option marked will be deducted: one mark (-1)
  • Unanswered/Marked for Review will receive no mark (0).
  • If more than one option is found correct, Five marks (+5) will be awarded to those who have marked any of the correct options.
  • If all options are found correct, Five marks (+5) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.
  • If none of the options is found correct or a question is found to be wrong or dropped, all candidates who have attempted the dropped question will receive five marks (+5) marks.

Q:   Which are the languages included in CUET UG?

Q:   What is the CUET marking scheme?

Q:   What type of questions are asked in the CUET exam?

CUET 2024 Syllabus

NTA releases the CUET UG 2024 syllabus along with the official notification. The syllabus of CUET is the same level as that of the NCERT Class 12 syllabus. The common subjects across the different courses of the CUET syllabus 2024 are English, General Aptitude, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, and General Knowledge. NTA has released a subject-wise syllabus that students must refer to while preparing for the exam. 

CUET 2024 Section-wise Syllabus

The following table brings the section-wise types of questions or the CUET 2024 syllabus.


CUET Syllabus or Question Types

Section I – Language

Reading Comprehension - based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary

Section II – Domain Subject

Class 12 Board Exam Syllabus of the Subject

Section III – General Test

General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Also Read:

Download Section/Subject-Wise CUET syllabus

Q:   Does the CUET syllabus also include chapters from Class 11?

Q:   Are NCERT books enough to cover CUET syllabus?

Q:   Is CUET UG syllabus for Language section similar for all languages?

CUET 2024 Preparation Tips

CUET is an all-India entrance exam that is highly competitive and candidates appearing for the exam need to have a strategy and aim to score well and qualify. Aspirants can go through the following prep strategy methods while preparing for CUET.

  • First and foremost, candidates should go through the exam pattern and structure of the test. After that, students should get hold of some of the best books for CUET preparation.

  • After gaining conceptual clarity on each section and subject, students should segregate their areas of strengths and weaknesses they should work towards improving their weaknesses by finding out the root cause and taking help from their mentors or students.

  • After completing the syllabus, they should take regular mock tests and analyse their performance. Solving previous years’ question papers will also expose them to the topics and question types to expect in the actual exam.

  • Last but not least, staying confident is the key to success in CUET.

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CUET 2024 Mock Test

The mock test is an important feature of preparing for CUET 2024. NTA provides the official CUET 2024 mock test in an online mode. The practice questions will also be made available for all subjects and languages. The online CUET mock test 2024 is on the official exam website wherein students can get an understanding of the navigation system. By taking the official CUET UG mock test 2024, aspirants will be able to practice the usage of a virtual keyboard and calculator, moving from question to question and among sections. To improve their preparation, students should take the mock tests released by coaching institutes or experts which will give them questions from actual sections of the expected difficulty level. Along with taking the mock test, it is equally important to analyse it. After a thorough analysis, it is important to implement the pointers of analysis within one’s preparation to succeed in the exam.

CUET 2024 Previous Year Question Paper & Sample Paper

The CUET UG question papers carry 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Since CUET is conducted in a computer-based mode, candidates will not be given the CUET question papers on the day of the exam. However, NTA will release the question papers online on its official website along with the answer keys. Candidates will also be able to download their response sheets. Downloading the previous year’s CUET UG question paper and solving those in a proctored manner will help students prepare for the exam.


Q:   From where can I download CUET sample papers?

Q:   Why should I practice with CUET question papers from previous years?

CUET 2024 Admit Card

The CUET 2024 admit card will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) prior to the allotted date of examination. Prior to hall ticket, NTA releases the CUET advance intimation to exam city slip. The document mentions the name of the city wherein the exam centre is located along with the exam date, slot, and paper. CUET UG admit card is a mandatory document that has to be carried to the exam centre. The CUET admit card 2024 has to be downloaded by logging in with the registration credentials. The direct link to download the CUET hall ticket or admit card will be provided on this page as and when it is announced. 

How to Download CUET 2024 Admit Card

The CUET 2024 admit card has to be downloaded online by visiting the official website of the exam. The steps to download the CUET admit card 2024 are given below:

  • Click on the Log in or Sign in tab

  • Enter the CUET 2024 Application Number and Password

  • Click on the tab indicating CUET 2024 Admit Card Download

  • Download the admit card in PDF format

  • Take a few printouts

CUET Exam City Slip 2024

CUET 2024 city slip refers to a document released before the admit card, which indicates the city and state where the candidates’ exam centres will be located. NTA has specified that it is not the admit card. The objective of this CUET city intimation slip is to help candidates prepare in advance regarding the exam day travel or commute. The steps to download the advance intimation to exam city slip for CUET 2024 are given below:

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CUET Admit Card

CUET Exam Day Instructions: Know Dos and Don'ts

Q:   What are the CUET 2023 admit card important dates?

Q:   When did the CUET notification release?

Q:   What is the difference between city intimation slip and CUET admit card?

CUET 2023 Analysis and Student Reactions

The CUET 2023 analysis and student reactions state that the exam was of moderate difficulty level. The Language Test and General Test sections were of easy to moderate levels. The questions from the English test were on Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary. The questions were direct, which did not pose a challenge to students. For the General Test, questions were of moderate difficulty level. The GK and Current Affairs questions were on Politics, International Relations, Sports, Literature, Awards, etc. The sections on domain subjects were moderate to tough. Students are advised to check the last year's CUET UG student reactions below.

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CUET UG 2023 Phase 1 Student Reactions

CUET 2023 Exam Slots and Timing

The following table brings the CUET exam timings for all three slots.

CUET 2023 Slot

CUET 2023 Timing

Slot 1

9 AM to 12.15 PM

Slot 2

3 PM to 6.45 PM (Vary from subject to subject)

Also Read: CUET 2024 Shift Timings: Reporting Time and Exam Duration

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CUET 2024 Answer Key

The NTA releases the provisional CUET answer keys soon after the exam is conducted for all registered candidates. CUET answer keys are the documents that contain correct answer options or choices as well as entries made by the candidates. With the help of the answer keys, candidates can calculate their estimated CUET scores before the declaration of the result.

Candidates are given the option to challenge the official CUET answer key by paying a fee of INR 200 per question. An expert panel verifies challenges made by candidates. If found correct, the CUET answer key is revised accordingly. The CUET 2024 result will be prepared and declared based on the revised CUET UG 2024 final answer key.

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CUET Answer Key

Q:   When will the CUET UG 2023 answer key release?

Q:   Do I have to pay the fee for challenging the CUET answer key?

Q:   What is CUET UG provisional answer key?

CUET 2024 Cutoff

The CUET 2024 cutoff will be released separately by participating institutes. The cutoff refers to the minimum marks one has to secure to qualify for the exam. While NTA will release the qualifying cutoff, participating institutes will release separate cutoffs for each programme offered by them. The CUET cutoff marks were decided based on factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of test-takers, and seats, among others.

Check CUET UG cutoff and admission process for Participating Universities below:

Name of University/College CUET Admission Process CUET Cut Off
University of Delhi DU Admission Through CUET CUET DU Cut Off
Banaras Hindu University BHU UG Admission Through CUET CUET BHU Cut Off
University of Allahabad Allahabad University (AU) Admission Through CUET CUET AU Cut Off
Dr. B.R Ambedkar University Delhi BR Ambedkar University Admission Through CUET CUET B.R Ambedkar Cut Off
Jamia Milia Islamia University JMI Admission Through CUET CUET JMI Cut Off
Aligarh Muslim University AMU Admission Through CUET CUET AMU Cut Off
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) IPU Admission Through CUET CUET IPU Cut Off
Central University Karnataka CU Karnataka Admission Through CUET CUET CUK Cut Off
Central University of Kashmir CU Kashmir Admission Through CUET CUET CU Kashmir Cut Off
Tezpur University Tezpur University Admission Through CUET CUET Tezpur University Cut Off
Central University Rajasthan CU Rajasthan Admission Through CUET CUET CU Rajasthan Cut Off
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (BBAU) Admission Through CUET CUET BBAU Cut Off
Central University Jammu CU Jammu Admission Through CUET CUET CU Jammu Cut Off
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) TISS UG Admission Through CUET CUET TISS UG Cut Off


Q:   How is CUET UG cut off calculated?

Q:   How can I access the CUET UG cut off list?

Q:   What is a good score in CUET UG?

CUET 2024 Result

The CUET UG 2024 result will be declared tentatively in third week of July 2024 in the form of scorecards. Test-takers will have to log on to the official website with their credentials and download the CUET UG result 2024 cum scorecard. The CUET result carries information such as candidates’ details, section-wise and overall scores and percentiles and cutoffs.

Also Read:

List of CUET Colleges in 90-99 Percentile 

CUET Marks Vs Percentile


Q:   When will the CUET UG 2023 result be declared?

Q:   Is there a negative marking in CUET?

Q:   In which courses can I secure admission through CUET 2023?

CUET 2024 Normalisation Process

Since CUET exam is conducted over multiple days, slots, and subjects, there is a need to implement the normalisation procedure. Some of the candidates might have ended up attempting a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets. The candidates who attempted the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempted the easier one; the scores of the students across shifts are not directly comparable. There is a need for normalising the marks across shifts to make them amenable to such comparisons.

According to the CUET 2024 normalisation process stated by NTA, the raw score of each candidate in each subject will be normalised using the Equi- percentile method. This is done separately for each subject for which examination is held in multiple shifts.

CUET 2024 Counselling

The CUET 2024 counselling process will be conducted by the participating institutes separately. Each institute will release its merit list based on qualifying candidates after the declaration of the result. Interested candidates will have to register and then participate in the CUET counselling process, which will be held online. In general, there are three rounds of counseling and the number of rounds may vary depending on the seat vacancy. After the seat allotment result is declared, candidates will have to accept the admission offer by reporting to the institutes and getting their documents verified. There are a few programmes, where instead of counselling, interview rounds will be conducted. NTA will intimate the admission process for those programmes separately in the information brochure of CUET 2024.

Colleges Accepting CUET 2024 Scores

The CUET UG 2024 participating universities are classified into different categories. The following table brings the types of universities accepting CUET UG 2024 scores along with the number of universities in each category.

University Type

Number of CUET UG 2024 Participating Institutes

Central University


State University


Deemed University


Private University


Other University


Note: The number of universities in each category is dynamic and would change as per universities opting for the CUET UG 2024 scores.


Q:   Is CUET UG counselling conducted in a centralised manner?

Q:   How many seats are offered through CUET UG counselling?

Q:   How many rounds are conducted in CUET counselling?

FAQs regarding CUET Exam

Candidates can check below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to CUET 2024 exam:

Q:   Is the CUET exam conducted in online mode?

Q:   How to prepare for CUET?

Q:   When will the CUET UG counselling process commence?

Q:   What type of questions are asked in the CUET exam?

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Thakur College of Science and Commerce does not require the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to its BSc program. Admission to the BSc programme is based on merit scores. The college offers various specializations in the BSc program, including Regular, Information Techno



Abhinav Kush

Answered 2 days ago

As i mentioned before that if we want to admission in jharkhand rakhsa shakti we have to score 70 to 80 percentile in our common university entrance exam which is cuet. If you achieved above than 70 percentile in cuet score card you are eligible to get admission in jharkhand rakhsa shakti university



Khushi Gupta

Answered 2 days ago

yes you can get admission in jharkhand raksha shakti by getting 70 percentile in cuet score . you can eligible for different courses that university offers like BSC , BBA , MANAGEMENT COURSES, MA IN CRIMINOLOGY etc . but along with your cuet score card numbers or percentile you also managed your 12



Khushi Gupta

Answered 2 days ago

No, CUET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) is not required for admission to BSc at Thakur College of Science. The admission to the college is both merit and entrance based. The basic admission criteria for all the undergraduate courses, excluding BMS, are the marks scored in the 10+2 level



Ayush Singh

Answered 2 days ago

Yes, BBAU Amethi accepts the score of CUET Entrance Examinations for courses like BCA, B.Sc, D.Pharma, B.Com, BA and MA. To know more about CUET Entrance Examination and BBAU Amethi Campus, Students can go through the official website of BBAU Amethi.


Anamika Jha

Answered 3 days ago

The selection process for B.Sc programs can vary depending on the university or college. Let’s focus on the CUET (Common University Entrance Test), which is a common entrance exam for various universities. 

Eligibility Criteria:

For General category candidates, a minimum of 50% marks in Class 12 is re




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For candidates who aspire to qualify for the CUET 2024 and get admitted to their desired course/ college/ university, it is important to score well in the examination.

  • Candidates must secure between 300-400 marks in the CUET 2024.
  • The minimum CUET 2024 passing marks for Section I - Language will be ar




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Absolutely not, you don't need appear in CUET for BSc at Impact Paramedical and Health Institute. 

For some specialised courses,   IPHI holds their own entrance exam. And the admission of the other courses are based on the merit of the students on 10+2 exam.


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The selection process for B.A. LL.B varies by university, however it normally consists of two major steps:

Candidates must have finished Class 12 with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in any stream from a recognised board to be eligible for the admission exam. Some colleges may also have a minimum %



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