CUET Exam – Complete Details | Exam Dates | Admit Card | Syllabus | Best Books | Study Materials

CUET Exam 2024: Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is an entrance exam to get admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in one of the 4 state universities and 14 Central Universities in India. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is conducted every year by National Testing Agency. The exam is conducted once a year in over 500 cities in India and abroad. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode for two hours. Originally CUCET was conducted by UGC in paper-pencil based mode. Last year onwards, NTA is conducting the test in a computer-based mode. 

CUET 2024 scores will be accepted by over 53 Central Universities including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Visva Bharati University, Central University of Tamil Nadu, University of Hyderabad, Central University of Kerala, Central University of Punjab, among others. The Central Government has announced that it has decided to exempt Central Universities in the Northeastern States and Uttarakhand from conducting the exam due to operational difficulties.

The exam will be conducted in 547 cities within India and 13 cities abroad. Last year a total of 97,416 candidates appeared for the exam held at 308 centres in 161 cities across the country.



Exam Name

Central University Entrance Test

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Mode)

Total No. of Test Takers

97,416 (2021)

Courses Offered Through CUET

BSc, MSc, PhD

Exam Fees

INR 650 (General)


INR 550 (SC, ST, PwD and Transgender)

INR 3,000 (International centres)

Exam Duration

Slot I – 195 minutes

Slot II – 225 minutes

Total Marks

Slot I – 700

Slot II – 400

Total Number of Questions

Slot I – 175 (140 to be attempted)

Slot II – 100 (80 to be attempted)

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Language of Exam

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

Exam Centre Cities

547 cities in India and 13 cities abroad

Accepting Colleges

53 Central, Private and Deemed to be Universities

Official Website

Contact Details

011-69227700, 011-40759000

CUET Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Central Universities in order to apply and appear for CUET 2024. The eligibility parameters are as follows:

  • Students will need to have passed Class 12 from a recognised board in Science stream to take admission to bachelor’s degree programmes in the Central Universities.
  • For the General category, the candidate needs to secure a minimum of 50 per cent in Class 12, for SC/ST, candidates need to have secured a minimum of 45 per cent in Class 12 in order to be eligible for the CUET 2024. For BTech programmes, the minimum aggregate for the General category candidates is 45 per cent and that of the reserved category candidates is 40 per cent.

CUET Exam 2024 Admission Process

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

Step 1: Fill CUET Application Form

Step 2: Download CUET Admit Card

Step 3: Appear for CUET Exam

Step 4: Check CUET Result

Step 5: Appear for CUET Counselling

CUET 2024 Application Form News for Colleges

The candidates who will qualify for the Central Universities Common Entrance Test(CUCET) cut-off will be called for counseling. Below we have given the list of Universities where applicants can get admission through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). 

Central Universities

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

State Universities

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

CUET Exam 2024: Important Links

CUET Official Website Click Here
CUET Official Notification (English) Click Here
CUET Official Notification (Hindi) Click Here
Apply Online Click Here
CUET Previous Year Question Papers Click Here
CUET Exam Admit Card Click Here
CUET Exam: Best Books for Preparation Click Here
CUET 2024 Result Click Here
CUET Merit List Click Here

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By Team Learning Mantras

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