NTA has announced the CUET 2023 exam date. 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. Although NTA has announced the exam dates as part of the common entrance exam calendar, the detailed notification or application process and dates have not been announced yet. The CUET UG 2023 registration process is expected to start in the first week of January. 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 all 45 central universities. It is a revamped version of the CUCET exam. It will most likely be conducted twice a year.
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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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 Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Exam Level||Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer-Based Mode)|
|Exam Name||Central University Entrance Test|
|Courses Offered Through CUET||BSc, BA, B. Agri, BA LLB, BBA, BCom|
|Exam Centre Cities||500 cities in India and 14 cities abroad|
|Exam Duration||Slot I – 195 minutes Slot II – 225 minutes|
|Exam Fees||INR 650 (General) INR 600 (OBC-NCL, EWS) INR 550 (SC, ST, PwD and Transgender) INR 3,000 (International centers)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Language of Exam||13 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 Marks||Slot I – 700 Slot II – 400|
|Total No. of Test Takers||14,90,000|
|Total Number of Questions||Slot 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 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.
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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.
- 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 – 19 Languages (French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Kankani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.)
- Section II – 27 thematic subjects (list below)
- Chapter III – General control
- The question paper will be of multiple-choice type only.
- 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)
- Section II offers 27 subjects from which a candidate can choose a maximum of 6 subjects.
- Section III includes the general test.
- 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.
|Sections||Subjects/ Tests||No. of Questions||To be Attempted||Duration|
|Section IA||13 Languages||50||40 in each language||45 minutes for each language|
|Section IB||19 Languages|
|Section II||27 Domain-specific Subjects||50||40||45 minutes for each subject|
|Section III||General Test||75||60||60 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 Events||Dates (Tentative)|
|Release of CUET 2023 Application Form||February 2023|
|Last day for submission of CUET 2023 Application Form||4th week of March 2023|
|Last date for online application fee payment||4th week of March 2023|
|Form Correction Window||1st week of April 2023|
|Release of CUET Admit Card||3rd week of April 2023|
|CUET 2023 Exam Date||May 21 – 31, 2023 Reserved date: June 1 – 7, 2023|
|Release of Provisional CUET Answer Key||3rd week of June 2023|
|Last date for raising objection against CUET Answer Key||1st week of July 2023|
|CUET 2023 Result||4th week of July 2023|
Exam Dates of CUET PG 2023
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will soon release the 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 – cuet.nta.nic.in.
According to media reports, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-PG) 2023 Postgraduate Registration and Exam Dates will be announced this week. All students are advised to check the official website for the latest updates.
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 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 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 90 universities take part in CUET. Participating universities include 44 central universities and 46 state, charter, and private universities. 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 for DU Universities 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.
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CUET Exam: FAQs
CUET is a national-level entrance examination administered by the National Testing Agency for admission to undergraduate courses at participating universities.
CUET stands for Common University Entrance Test.
The CUET exam is an intermediate-level exam and is easy to crack with the right strategy.
With the help of CUET 2023 scores, candidates can get admission to participating universities like DU, JNU, AMU, etc.
From 2023, NTA may conduct the CUET exam twice a year.
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