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CUCET Exam 2021 - Check Latest Updated on Common Entrance Test For Central Universities

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 30, 2022


Common Entrance Test for Central Universities is capturing attention and is a buzz for so long now. There is yet another update for aspirants applying for the CUCET exam.

CUCET Exam Dates Announced

  • The Ministry of Education shall announce the CUCET Exam Date later this month. The first session of CUCET shall be conducted tentatively in June 2021. 
  • There would be a single application form process through which you can apply for various colleges. As per the CUCET Exam Pattern, the question paper comprises 2 parts. You can watch the below video for more information regarding the examination.

The announcement by Delhi University

  • Delhi University has officially announced that admissions to the college will happen on the basis of common entrance tests only.
  • Students have now been left confused if class 12 marks will be the criteria of selection or not this time.
  • The system of best of four/merit-based selection will be abolished this year onwards as per the update.

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Possible Changes

  • Dean Admissions of Delhi Shobha Bagai stated that Class 12 marks should not be the criteria for admissions if an entrance test is being conducted.
  • DU acting Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi stated that the admission process is based on 50% weightage on CUCET and 50% on board exam results.

Challenges for University

  • From this year, Central Universities have to calculate percentile scores instead of a percentage. 
  • Universities have to present the exact weightage for board exams and the weightage for Common Entrance Test.

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What will Certainly Happen?

  • It is mandatory to give Common Aptitude Test to get admission to Central Universities including Delhi University.
  • DU JAT will get merged with Common Entrance Test for Central Universities this year onwards.
  • NTA is responsible for conducting the Central Universities Common Entrance Test and it will be mostly objective-based aptitude test.
  • The exam is conducted expectedly in the month of July 2021 or August 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

CUET 2023 is scheduled between 21st to 31 May 2023. Read the entire blogs to learn more.
There are 90 participating universities for CUET 2023. 
You can visit the official website of CUET i.e., cuet.samarth.ac.in to apply for the Common Universities Entrance Test.
You must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in class 12 to apply for CUET UG Courses.
No. The CUET Eligibility criteria will vary for each course you apply to in the participating universities. 
The CUET eligibility criteria UG Courses varies for each participating university. You can go through the above post to know the course-wise eligibility for different colleges.
In the Common Universities Entrance Test, you will be tested on your language skills, domain-specific knowledge, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/statistics taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning.


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