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CUET 2023 Exam Date Has Been Announced By NTA: Know Everything About It

CUET Exam 2023

NTA has announced the CUET 2023 exam date. It has also extended the deadline for registration for the CUET exam. The application portal will re-open on Sunday 9th April and will remain open until 11:59 pm on 11th April 2023. The exam will be held for 10 days, from 21st May to 31st May. NTA has also announced the reserved dates from 1st to 7th June. The University Common Entrance Examination is the largest national entrance examination for undergraduate students administered by the National Testing Agency. Other exam details like Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Cities, Answer Keys and Results, etc. will be published in CUET 2023 Newsletter.

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Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a compulsory exam for around 44 Central Universities. It is a revamped version of the CUCET exam. 

Students passing 12th must register for CUET 2023 exam and appear for the exam according to their academic streams. Admissions to various UG degrees are granted by a number of institutions, including central universities such as Delhi University, on the basis of CUET results.

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To make it easier for you, we have created a quick guide to everything you need to know about CUET 2023 exam date.

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What is CUET?

Central University Entrance Examination (CUET) is an all-India entrance examination conducted by NTA for admission to UG courses offered in all participating institutions. Until 2021, the full name of the exam was Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET, which was changed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam is conducted once a year in more than 500 cities in India and abroad. Earlier, CUCET was conducted by UGC in paper-pencil mode. Starting last year, NTA conducts testing in computer mode.

Highlights of CUET 2023

In this section, we have tabulated an overview CUET 2023 exam:

Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Exam ModeOnline (Computer-Based Mode)
Participating Colleges or UniversitiesAround 242 Universities (Which include Central, State, Deemed, and Private Universities)
Courses Offered Through CUETBSc, BA, B. Agri, BA LLB, BBA, BCom
Exam Centre Cities500 cities in India and 14 cities abroad
Exam DurationSlot I – 195 minutes Slot II – 225 minutes
Exam FeesINR 750 (General) INR 700 (OBC-NCL, EWS) INR 650 (SC, ST, PwD and Transgender) INR 3,750 (International centers)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Language of Exam13 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu
Marking Scheme+4 for each correct answer and -1 for each incorrect answer
Total MarksSlot I – 700 Slot II – 400
Total No. of Test Takers14,90,000 (Previous Year)
Total Number of QuestionsSlot I – 175 (140 to be attempted) Slot II – 100 (80 to be attempted)

CUET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by NTA to apply and appear for CUET 2023. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • To get admission in undergraduate programs in central, private, state, and deemed universities, students will need to pass 12th from a recognized science board.
  • For the general category, the candidate must score a minimum of 50 percent in class 12, and SC/ST candidates must score a minimum of 45 percent in class 12 to be eligible for CUET 2023. For BTech programs, the minimum score for general category candidates is 45 percent, and for reserved category candidates – 40 percent.
cuet exam eligibility 2023

CUET 2023 Exam Pattern

The National Testing Agency (NTA) made some changes in the CUET UG exam pattern last year which will also be followed for the CUET 2023 exam. Students who have been preparing for the CUET 2023 exam for admission to various UG programs have to undergo the updated CUET exam pattern and accordingly prepare for the entrance exam. Now NTA has divided the CUET exam into 4 sections where two sections are for language, one for domain topic, and one for the general test.


Highlights of CUET exam pattern

NTA will also conduct the CUET exam in 13 languages ​​(Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu). Check the Revised Exam Pattern for CUET 2023 here.

  1. CUET (UG) – 2023 will consist of the following 4 Sections namely:
    • Section IA – 13 languages ​​(Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu)
    • Section IB – 20 Languages ​​(French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Sanskrit)
    • Section II – 27 thematic subjects (list below)
    • Chapter III – General Control
  2. The question paper will be of multiple-choice type only.
  3. Section IA and IB – A candidate can choose a maximum of 3 languages ​​from Sections IA and IB combined. (One of the selected languages ​​should be instead of domain-specific subjects)
  4. Section II offers 27 subjects from which a candidate can choose a maximum of 6 subjects.
  5. Section III includes the general test.
  6. For the selection of languages ​​(up to 3) from sections IA and IB and a maximum of 6 subjects from section II and the general test in section III, the candidate should refer to the requirements of his university.
SectionsSubjects/ TestsNo. of QuestionsTo be AttemptedDuration
Section IA13 Languages 5040 in each language45 minutes for each language
Section IB20 Languages 
Section II27 Domain-specific Subjects 504045 minutes for each subject
Section IIIGeneral Test756060 minutes

CUET 2023 Exam Date

In this section, we will discuss the important dates of CUET 2023 exam.

CUET UG 2023 Exam Dates

NTA has announced only CUET 2023 exam dates and no others yet. The full schedule is expected to be announced by the first week of January. Following are the tentative dates of the exam:

CUET 2023 EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of CUET 2023 Application Form9th February 2023 to April 9, 2023(Re-released)
Last day for submission of CUET 2023 Application Form30th March 2023 to 11 April 2023 (Re-released)
CUET Last date for online application fee payment30th March 2023 to April 11 2023 (Re-released)
Form Correction Window1st April to 3rd April, 2023
Release of CUET Admit Card2nd week of May 2023
CUET 2023 Exam DateMay 21 to 31 Reserved dates – June 1 to 7, 2023
Release of Provisional CUET Answer KeyTo be notified
Last date for raising objection against CUET Answer KeyTo be notified
CUET 2023 Result3rd week of June 2023

CUET PG 2023 Exam Dates

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will soon release the CUET registration and exam dates for Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2023 – 2023. Students who wish to appear for CUET PG 2023 can check the dates on the official website of CUET – All students are advised to check the official website for the latest updates.

CUET 2023 EventsDates (Tentative)
Online submission of the Application Form20.03.2023 to 19.04.2023 (up to 05:00 P.M.) 
CUET Last date of successful transaction of Examination fee19.04.2023 (up to 11:50 P.M.) 
Correction in the particulars of the Application Form on the Website only20.04.2023 to 23.04.2023
Downloading of Admit Card from NTA Website Will be announced later on the website
Date(s) of ExaminationWill be announced later on the website
Timing of ExaminationShift-1 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Shift-2 03:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Centre, Date, and shift of ExaminationAs indicated on the Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys on the WebsiteWill be announced later on the website
Declaration of Result on NTA Website Will be announced later on the website

Important update:

On December 16, UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar tweeted that CUET PG is expected to be held in the first or second week of June 2023 and the results will be declared in the first week of July 2023. The CUET registration and test dates will be announced this week, according to his tweet. Universities will be able to complete the admission process by the end of July 2023 and start academic sessions by August 1, 2023, when the registration process will begin as per schedule.

CUET Counselling

CUET 2023 counseling will be conducted by participating institutes separately. Each institute will publish its merit list based on qualifying candidates after the declaration of results. Interested candidates will have to register and then participate in the counseling process which is likely to be conducted online.

There are generally three rounds of counseling and the number of counseling sessions may vary depending on the vacancy. Once the seat allotment results are announced, candidates will have to accept the admission offer by contacting the institutes and verifying their documents. There are several programs where interviews will be conducted instead of consultations. NTA will detail the admission process for these programs separately in the CUET 2023 Information Brochure.

CUET Participating Colleges

A total of 242 universities are taking part in CUET. Participating universities include 44 central universities and the rest are state, deemed, and private universities. It’s important to note that the number of participating universities is increasing day by day, hence a student must cross-check over the official website before enrolling in. All these universities will accept CUET UG scores for admission to CUET programs. CUET Participating Universities offer admission to various undergraduate courses including B.Sc., B.Sc., B.Sc., B.C.A., etc., as well as integrated postgraduate courses. The number of CUET places available in each course varies from college to college. Students can check the official list of colleges in the CUET 2023 Information Brochure.

Note: to know everything about CUET exam application in DU Universities, refer to CUET Exam post!

CUET Preparation Tips

All candidates should start their preparation early to succeed in CUET 2023. Strategize by checking CUET Syllabus and Sample Papers. Check out some CUET UG 2023 preparation tips below.

  • Prepare a CUET study plan. It is very important for candidates to have a proper CUET 2023 exam study plan that can guide them during their preparation.
  • Understand the CUET Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
  • Practice with CUET sample papers and mock tests to understand your level of preparation.
  • Practice with the best books for CUET 2023 and stay focused.

It’s a Wrap!

For the latest updates keep following this page. After that, they need to shortlist the books to prepare for CUET 2023. Candidates should prepare a CUET preparation schedule.

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What is CUET Exam?

CUET is a national-level entrance examination administered by the National Testing Agency for admission to undergraduate courses at participating universities.

What is the CUET Full Form?

CUET stands for Common University Entrance Test.

Is it easy to pass CUET 2023?

The CUET exam is an intermediate-level exam and is easy to crack with the right strategy.

What is the benefit of passing the CUET 2023 exam?

With the help of CUET 2023 scores, candidates can get admission to participating universities like DU, JNU, AMU, etc.

Will CUET be held twice a year?

No, NTA does not hold the CUET exam twice a year.

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