CUET Exam 2023 | Common University Entrance Test

CUET EXAM 2023
For getting admission into all UG Programs in all the Central Universities for the academic session 2023, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has created the Common University Entrance Test (CUET (UG) - 2023) under the Ministry of Education(MoE). The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) offers applicants a uniform platform and equal opportunities throughout the country, especially tothose from rural and other remote places.The candidates would be able to participate in the admissions process for numerous Central Universities by taking just one exam.
It was formerly known as CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test). Earlier, UGC conducted this exam in paper-based mode. However, from last year, NTA (National Testing Agency) took over the responsibility. With many more universities and institutes under its ambit,CUET 2023 has a much wider outreach and scope today.
CUET Exam and NTA
NTA is going to conduct CUET EXAM 2023 over a set of dates starting from mid-July and ending by August 2023. CUET EXAM (UG) 2023 will be held at different test centres located across 500+ cities in India and 10 cities abroad. The authorities have also provided practice questions for various subject tests and general tests (in all languages) on the official website.
NTA has organised the test in multiple shifts over multiple days for admission in different undergraduate/integrated, postgraduate, and research programmes across centrally-funded universities. For CUET (UG) 2023 alone, more than 14 lakh candidates have registered and applied for thousands of different courses offered across 90+ institutes in India. Lately, there have been several changes in exam scheduling and related aspects. So, in this article, we cover all the important information about CUET 2023.
What is the CUET Exam?
CUET EXAM 2023 or Common University Entrance Testis a mandatory common entrance exam for admission in Undergraduate Programmes in 40+ Central Universities across India. State and Private universities can also adapt to the CUET admission criteria. The board will organise the exam in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode for the 2023 academic sessions by NTA. The exam is supposed to happen in July and August 2023, and the result will probably be announced in the same month.
The examination gives an opportunity to the students to be tested on their skills on the topics like- General aptitude, English, Reasoning etc. One needs to prepare reasonably to be on the top of the merit list in the CUET EXAM results. By 2023, the government advises that all the Central Universities will participate in CUET EXAM and conduct their admission process based on it.
Why Choose the CUET Exam?
CUET EXAM 2023 is one of the most prestigious entrance exams in the country, with many prospects after getting admission into the preferred UG course. The courses offered at the graduation level under Central Universities vary from BBA to BA or B.Com. The student has to choose the program they want to make their career. The Central Government governs central Universities; hence the prospect of getting an education from these Universities is vast. The Central Universities placement opportunities are also tremendous, and candidates can get good packages if they decide to work after graduation.
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CUET 2023 Exam Overview
Based on the New Education Policy (NEP) and much consideration by NTA, the board will conduct the CUET exam for admissions to all Central Universities, including other participating universities. Universities like Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, JNU and many more. Although NTA has not announced the exact CUET exam date yet, other important information is available. Below mentioned is the CUET exam summary for your reference –
Full Exam Name
Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET)
Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of Conduct
Once a year
Exam Level
University Level
Courses Offered
Undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs
Central Universities
45
Mode of Application
Online
Mode of Exam
Online (Computer-based Test)
Type of questions
Multiple-choice questions
CUET Exam Centers
Around 560
Mode of Counselling
Offline
Official website
https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/
CUET EXAM Syllabus 2023:
The syllabus for the entrance examination includes different topics from the previous year's academic syllabus. The CUET EXAM Syllabus for UG courses will include topics from the 11th and 12th academic study material.
CUET Exam Pattern
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There are three sections in the CUET Exam Pattern 2023, including Languages, Domain, and General Test. Further, there are two subsections of the first section, Languages, where candidates can choose from 13 languages for the first subsection and 20 languages for the second. The domain subject part allows students to pick from 27 different domain subjects. The last part of the general test contains everything from General Awareness to Current Affairs, mental ability, numerical ability, etc. As this examination consists of negative marking, candidates must be careful while attempting the CUET exam. The CUET authorities will not review and access questions the candidates do not attempt. Unanswered questions would not have any impact on the final merit score.
Admissions to the Central universities all over India are based on the CUET EXAM score. Therefore, a candidate has to put in a lot of effort to crack the examination with a merit score. CUET coaching, sample papers, mock tests, and previous years' examinations can help candidates score on the merit list.
Candidates should also go through the following points regarding CUET 2023 exam pattern:
Exam mode : The mode of the examination is online as Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
Questions Type : The question paper includes Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
Language : The exam includes 13 languages for the UG programme.
Time Duration : There will be 3hours 15 minutes to attempt slot I and 3 hours 45 minutes to attempt Slot II.
Number of Sections : There will be four sections in CUET UG as Section IA, Section IB, Section II and Section III.
Marking-Scheme : 5 marks will be given for each correct answer, while there is a negative marking of 1 for each wrong answer.
Languages:
  • 13 different languages –Punjabi, Telugu,Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Odia, Tamil, & Urdu.
  • 20 different languages –Dogri, Italian, Santhali, Tibetan, Arabic, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Persian, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Bodo, Russian, Chinese, Nepali.
Examination Structure – Slot 1 (Morning Session)
Slot I:
Subjects
No. of questions to be attempted
Marks per question
Total marks
Duration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)
40 out of 50
5
200
45 minutes per language
Domain-Specific Subjects (Max 2 Subjects)
40 out of 50
5
200
45 minutes per subject (Max duration can be upto 90 minutes for 2 subjects)
Genral Test
60 out of 75
5
300
60 minutes
One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).
Examination Structure – Slot 2 (Afternoon Session)
Subjects
No. of questions to be attempted
Marks per question
Total marks
Duration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)
40 out of 50
5
200
45 minutes per language
Domain-Specific Subjects (Max. 4 subjects)
40 out of 50
5
200
45 minutes per subject (Max duration can go upto 3 hours minutes for 4 subjects)
One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).
Exam Design:
Section IA and IB: Questions will appear from Reading comprehension (based on different languages – Factual literary & Narrative, Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary) for 45 minutes for each language.
Note: Section IB consisted of 20 languages (you can choose any language besides Section IA).
Section II– Questions based on Input Text for MCQ-based questions (it will be on the basis of the 12th NCERT syllabus).
The candidate will get 45 minutes for each domain-specific subjects
Section III– For any such UG programme/ programmes being offered by universities. Questions based on Input text General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stats taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
CUET 2023 Exam Centers
NTA released the list of CUET exam cities in their CUET brochure. So, CUET will be conducted in 554 cities within India and 13 cities outside India. NTA has allocated about 560 CUET exam centres in these cities. Below mentioned are a few cities. However, candidates must check the full list of CUET Exam Centres .
State
City
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Godhra
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Vapi
Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad
Lucknow
Varanasi
Agra
Gorakhpur
Meerut
Prayagraj
Punjab
Amritsar
Bathinda
Chandigarh
Ludhiana
Patiala
Jalandhar
West Bengal
Asansol
Kolkata
Siliguri
Karnataka
Bengaluru
Bidar
Davanagere
Hubli
Kalaburagi
Mangalore
Mysore
Raichur
Yadgir
Belagavi
Bellary
Rajasthan
Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Jaisalmer
Barmer
Bihar
Begusarai
Bhagalpur
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnia
Siwan
Motihari
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha
Bhubaneshwar
Brahmapur
Sambalpur
Kerala
Calicut
Kalpetta
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kochi
Kottayam
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Thiruvarur
Tiruchirappalli
Uttarakhand
Dehradun
Jharkhand
Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Assam
Guwahati
Haryana
Hisar
Mahendragarh
Telangana
Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu
Kargil
Kathua
Leh
Srinagar
Udhampur
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Solapur
Delhi
New Delhi
Chhattisgarh
Raipur
Himachal Pradesh
Shimla
Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
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CUET EXAM 2023: Notification
National Testing Agency (NTA) has not released the CUET EXAM 2023 notification yet. It is expected that the first week of April 2023 will see the online release of the CUET EXAM 2023 application form. Every year, one of the central universities organizes the Central Universities Common Test (CUET), a national-level entrance exam. Candidates who pass this exam get admission to different UG and PG programmes at one of the 14 Central Universities and 4 State Universities located throughout the nation. Check the below list for important dates (tentative) related to the exam.
Registration Opens
To be notified
Registration Ends
To be notified
Correction Window
To be notified
Admit Card Release
To be notified
Mode of Examination
Computer Based Test (CBT)
Slot
Slot 1
Slot 2
Timing of Examination
To be notified
3:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Duration of Examination
195 minutes
225 minutes
CUET EXAM 2023 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for CUET EXAM 2023 for the undergraduate program are:
  • Candidates should score at least 50% marks in their +2 examination in the General category and 45% for SC/ST candidates.
  • Candidates should have taken up subjects in +2 depending upon the course they opt for.
  • Candidates must have passed the 10+2 intermediate examination from a recognised board to be eligible for undergraduate study.
  • Application requirements for PG: To qualify for the examination, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university.
  • Indian citizens must be applicants in order to be eligible for the CUET 2023 examination.
  • Final-year students may also apply for this examination, but they must provide documentation of passingthe examination before the deadline.
However, candidates must check the required eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency (NTA) before filling out the forms. Candidates can check the eligibility requirements of the specific courses on the official website of the participating university.
CUCET Colleges and Universities
University/College
State
City
Aligarh Muslim University
Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh
Assam University
Assam
Silchar
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow
Banaras Hindu University
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi
Central Agricultural University
Manipur
Imphal
Central Sanskrit University
Delhi
New Delhi
Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Vizianagaram
Central University of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Anantapur
Central University of Gujarat
Gujarat
Gandhinagar
Central University of Haryana
Haryana
Mahendragarh
Central University of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala
Central University of Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu
Central University of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
Ranchi
Central University of Karnataka
Karnataka
Kalaburagi
Central University of Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar
Central University of Kerala
Kerala
Kasaragod
Central University of Odisha
Odisha
Koraput
Central University of Punjab
Punjab
Bathinda
Central University of Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Ajmer
Central University of South Bihar
Bihar
Gaya
Central University of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Tiruvarur
Delhi University
Delhi
New Delhi
Dr Hari Singh Gour University
Madhya Pradesh
Sagar
Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University
Bihar
Samastipur
English and Foreign Languages University
Telangana
Hyderabad
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Uttarakhand
Srinagar
Indian Maritime University
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Delhi
New Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Madhya Pradesh
Amarkantak
Jamia Millia Islamia
Delhi
New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Delhi
New Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
Maharashtra
Wardha
Mahatma Gandhi Central University
Bihar
Motihari
Manipur University
Manipur
Imphal
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Telangana
Hyderabad
Mizoram University
Mizoram
Aizawl
Nagaland University
Nagaland
Lumami
Nalanda University
Bihar
Rajgir, Nalanda
National Sanskrit University
Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati
National Sports University
Manipur
Imphal
North-Eastern Hill University
Meghalaya
Shillong
Pondicherry University
Puducherry
Pondicherry
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University
Uttar Pradesh
Raebareli
Rajiv Gandhi University
Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University
Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University
Delhi
New Delhi
Sikkim University
Sikkim
Gangtok
South Asian University
Delhi
New Delhi
Tezpur University
Assam
Tezpur
Tripura University
Tripura
Agartala
University of Allahabad
Uttar Pradesh
Prayagraj
University of Hyderabad
Telangana
Hyderabad
Visva-Bharati University
West Bengal
Santiniketan
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CUET EXAM 2023 Application Form
Below is the complete information that applicants need to know about the CUET EXAM Application Form 2023:
The application form will be available via online mode.
From the first week of 2023 (tentatively), applicants will be able to complete the application form.
Only applicants who meet the criteria can submit an application form.
• To avoid having their applications rejected, applicants must fill out the application form with accurate information.
The candidate is required to fill out the application form according to the given instructions.
No applicant will be permitted to submit the application form after the last day for submission, so each applicant must submit their application before that date.
The authority should give the correction facility in the application form.
The application form’s last date of submission will be 2nd week of April 2023 tentatively.
Applicants should keep a copy of the filled application form and fee receipt for future reference.
CUET EXAM 2023 Registrations will start in the month of June. To register themselves, candidates can visit https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/ and start the registration process. Also, candidates will have a chance to edit their applications when NTA opens the correction window. The registration process is as follows –
  • Registration on the portal
  • Filling out the application form
  • Uploading of images and signature and other required documents (if any)
  • Payment
How to fill CUET EXAM 2023 Application Form?
To fill in the application form, candidates must know the steps to register for the CUET EXAM 2023. Follow the step to fill CUET EXAM Application Form 2023.
  1. Visit the official website of the CUET, i.e. https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/.
  2. Click on the 'Apply Online' tab to register for the program.
  3. After clicking, candidates can choose the UG, PG, and RP programs.
  4. Complete the application with all the required details –program applied for, name, valid email id, contact details, date of birth and verification code displayed.
  5. After submitting all the details, the generated application number and password is sent to your registered e-mail id and mobile number.
  6. Candidates can log in using the application number and password to complete the application, filling in further details like personal details, academic qualifications and communication address.
  7. Next, the candidate must upload their scanned recent passport-size photograph and signature in the prescribed formats.
  8. After uploading the images, candidates must select their examination centres according to their preferences.
  9. After submitting all, the candidate must step forward to pay application fees through online or offline (Challan) mode.
  10. After completing all the steps, candidates will receive an automated email and SMS on their registered email and mobile number.
CUET EXAM 2023 Application Fee
Candidates can only submit the application form fee via online mode. Applicants can use Credit Card, Net Banking, Debit Card, or UPI payment gateways to pay the application fee.
In the below-mentioned table, category-wise CUET EXAM 2023 Application fee is provided –
Category
Payment through online/debit/credit card
Payment through Challan
Application Fees*
Application Fee
Bank Commission
Total Fee to be paid
General/OBC
INR 800 for three PUs
Rs. 800
Rs. 50
Rs. 850
SC/ST
INR 350 for three PUs
Rs. 350
Rs. 400
PWD
Exempted from Application Fee
Syllabus
Section IA & IB
Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary].
 Section II
As given on the NTA website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in.
Section III
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
CUET EXAM 2023 Admit Card
Admit card is a very significant paper to carry along with you on the exam day. The authority only releases admit cards for successfully registered Applicants.
The CUET EXAM Admit Card is available around 10 to 15 days before the CUET EXAM 2023 exam date. For more details, refer to the relatedadmit card notice. The CUET EXAM Admit Card will feature the exam centre address, exam timings, application number, and course. You should carry your CUET EXAM Admit Card and a valid photo ID on the examination day. If there is an error on their CUET 2023 Admit card, they must contact the exam conducting body as soon as possible to resolve the problem.
CUET EXAM 2023 Answer Key
After the successful conduct of the CUET exam, the authority will release the provisional answer key in July 2023. The test takers can then analyse their performance and calculate their scores with the help of the CUET EXAM 2023 answer key. Candidates can even contest the answer key by providing supporting documents if there are any discrepancies. However, you need to complete the process in a stipulated time. After taking valid considerations, the board will release the CUET EXAM Final Answer Key.
By this, students will get an idea about the estimated marks they may get on the test. Participants can challenge or make objections against the answer key within a certain time limit. After the submission of the objections, submit a certain fee.
CUET EXAM 2023 Result
Candidates can check theirCUET EXAM Resultsonline within a month after the exam has been successfully conducted. The examination result will be announced via online mode. Candidates must log in on the official CUET website using the login credentials generated at registration to check the results. They can then download the scorecard, which will contain the score and the qualifying status of the candidate. Based on the marks scored by the candidates, CUET EXAM 2023 merit list will be prepared. After the result declaration, applicants can check the secured rank, qualifying status, and individual
How to check CUET Exam 2023 Results?
  • Visit the official CUET website - https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/
  • Click on the "CUET EXAM 2023 Scorecard" in the latest news section.
  • Upon clicking, a new login window will open.
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth and click on the login tab.
  • Your result will appear on the screen. You can download the scorecard and save it for future use.
CUET EXAM 2023 Cut Off
Once the exam is successfully conducted, CUET EXAM Cut-off will be released along with the CUET EXAM result. Candidates who score more than the cut-off are later invited to participate in the counselling process. CUET EXAM cut-off will be based on the number of applicants, exam difficulty level, previous year cut-off trends, and the number of seats. Besides, CUET EXAM cut-off might vary depending on programs and colleges.
CUET EXAM 2023 Counselling
After the candidate has successfully attempted CUET EXAM 2023and cleared the exam, they must sit for a counselling session organised by the authority. This session is for all the qualifying candidates, and the seats are provided on a Merit basis.
Counselling for CUET happens individually at every Central University for the selected candidates. The CUET consortium will invite the candidates if their name is on the counselling session list. Then, on registering on the official website, the candidate will receive the login credentials. If the candidate has been called on to offline counselling, they will be required to reach the University campus and attend the session.
Post the release of the CUET result, each of the participating universities will start its CUET counselling process. For registrations, candidates must visit the official website of the participating university they want to attend and select the desired programs in the stipulated time. Candidates must carry all the required documents during the counselling process for verification. After the CUET 2023 Counselling, the admission lists for CUET 2023 will be provided based on the selections made by the candidates.
We hope this article helps you understand the CUET 2023 examination and its importance. For more details, you can also visit the official websitehttps://cuet.samarth.ac.in/
CUET EXAM Preparation Tips
Candidates must check the following CUET EXAM Preparationtips& trickswhile studying for the exam:
  • Make a proper timetable & strictly follow it on a regular basis.
  • Know detailed exam pattern & syllabus.
  • Focus on stronger topics & work on weaker areas.
  • Try to complete your topics & syllabus a few days before the examination.
  • Do not get panic & keep meditating.
  • Take proper sleep & diet.
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FAQs
Q. Will CUET EXAM be conducted in 2023?
Beginning with the academic year 2023, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be offered twice annually. According to the sources, students who want to take the CUET exam for UG admissions to Central Universities and other universities in India will now have two chances to do so.
Q. Will Delhi University be participating in CUET EXAM 2023?
Delhi University will now conduct admissions through CUET EXAM from the upcoming 2023 session.
Q. Is the CUET Exam tough?
The difficulty level of the exam is moderate – difficult.
Q. How many colleges and universities participate in CUET?
54 Central, State, and Private universities accept and participate in CUET.
Q. Is the CUET exam online or offline?
The CUET exam has been conducted as a computer-based online test since 2022.
Q. What is the application fee for CUET EXAM 2023?
CUET exam fee is Rs. 800 for general candidates and Rs. 350 for SC/ST candidates.
Q. Can I make changes to the CUET EXAM application form after submission?
In their recent notification, NTA released the correction window dates. The correction window usually opens in June.
Q. How many times can I take the CUET exam?
There is no restriction on the number of attempts for CUET.
Q. What is a good score in CUET?
Since the CUET cut-off varies as per the chosen course, there is no one good score in the exam. Depending upon the number of admission seats and ranking of the institute, the cut-offs range between 30-50. So, you must aim to give your best shot in the exam.
Q. Can I prepare for the CUET EXAM in a month?
Yes, you can. One month of dedicated and focused preparation will help you ace the CUET EXAM with a high score.
Q. What is the reporting time at the centre?
Reporting time at the centre starts 2 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the exam.
Q. Can I request for change of date or shift of my exam?
No. You cannot make requests for a change of date/shift of exam.
Q. How will I prepare for both Boards and CUET EXAM (UG)?
Reporting time at the centre starts 2 hours before the scheduled commencement of the exam.
Q. What is the reporting time at the centre?
The syllabus for CUET domain-specific test is based on the Class 12th syllabus, so there will be no pressure on any candidate to prepare for both of the exams. Thus, candidates can prepare for both the exams, which will help them strengthen their concepts and improve their learning.
Q. What does NEP have to say about CUET?
The National Education Policy has stated unequivocally that admission to higher education should be via a Common Entrance Test administered at the national level to ensure a uniform standard of benchmarking for all applicants.
Q. Can a candidate apply for rechecking or revaluation?
There is no provision for revaluation or rechecking.
Q. Will the score card contain any rank?
No. The scorecard will not contain any rank but scores. For ranks, a separate merit list will be released at the time of result declaration.
Q. What is the validity of the CUET EXAM score?
The scores are valid for admission to undergraduate courses in the participating universities for the upcoming academic session 2023.
Q. How is the merit list of the CUET Exam prepared?
Each participating university releases its own merit list based on the CUET current year score.
Q. Is CUET EXAM 2023 compulsory for Delhi University?
It is essential for each candidate to appear for CUET EXAM 2023 to be eligible to take admissions to Delhi University from the academic year 2022.
Q. Is BHU included in CUET Exam 2023?
Yes, BHU is participating in CUET EXAM 2023.
Q. What are passing marks in CUET EXAM 2023?
The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized university or board with at least 45% marks in any stream.
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