CUET 2024 Exam Dates, Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Admissions & Seats

Author : Aparna

Updated On : November 23, 2023


Summary: Get a detailed understanding of CUET 2024 - one of India's biggest competitive exams! Explore the most relevant and recent details about the CUET 2024 exam in this blog as we navigate its intricacies together.

CUET, also known as the Common University Entrance Test, is the gateway to over 250 nation wide central, state, private, and deemed universities, offering several undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The official CUET calendar for the CUET UG and CUET PG examinations to be administered by the NTA for the academic year 2024-25 is as follows:

Name of the Examination Mode of Examination Dates of Examination
Common University Entrance Test-UG 2024 (CUET-UG) Computer Based Test (CBT) Between 15th May 2024 and 31st May 2024
Common University Entrance Test-PG 2024 (CUET-PG) Computer Based Test (CBT) Between 11th March 2024 and 28th March 2024

What is CUET 2024?

CUET is a standardized entrance exam conducted by India's National Testing Agency (NTA). Introduced in 2022, CUET is a gateway for admission to undergraduate programs in central universities nationwide. These programs include various fields such as humanities, science, commerce, engineering, and more.

CUET aims to streamline the admission process, providing a common platform for students seeking admission to central universities, ensuring fairness and transparency, and reducing the burden of multiple entrance exams. It assesses candidates' academic abilities, reasoning skills, and subject knowledge, allowing them to compete for seats in prestigious universities based on their CUET scores.

CUET 2024 Entrance Exam Highlights

Check out the table below for the important CUET 2024 exam entrance events.

Exam Name Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET UG 2024)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level University Level
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research Programs
Participating Universities 250+
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (Computer-based Test)
Exam duration To be announced
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
NTA CUET Exam Centers 554 cities across India and 13 cities outside India
Mode of Counselling Online
Official website

Check: Are CUET and CUCET the same?

CUET 2023 Competition Statistics

Review the University-wise Highlights for the Top 5 CUET-UG Universities

Universities 2023 2022
University of Delhi 28 lakh applications for 73 UG programs 6.64 lakh
Banaras Hindu University 8.8 lakh for 23 UG programs 4.34 lakh
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University 4.1 lakh 8.1 lakh
University of Allahabad 3.1 lakh 2.62 lakh
Jamia Millia Islamia 2.6 lakh 1.44 lakh

Check: Why is CUET 2024 important?

Subject-wise Highlights for the Top 10 CUET-UG Subjects

Subject Number of Students who applied to take them in 2023 Number of Students who applied to take them in 2022
English Language 9.7 lakh 4,85,894
General Test 8+ lakh 4,50,635
Chemistry 6.3 lakh 2,31,970
Physics 6.5 lakh  2,20,014 
Mathematics 4.8 lakh 2,29,793 
Biology 4 lakh 
Political Science 2+ lakh  1,05,515 
Economics 2+ lakh 
History 1.8+ lakh  1,04,633 
Business Studies 2+ lakh 

Check: How much to score in CUET for DU?

CUET 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule [official]

Check out the table below for the events of the important CUET Exam entrance exam 2024.

CUET 2024 Events CUET 2024 Dates
Application Form Goes Live Updated Soon
Last date to Submit Applications Updated Soon
Last date to Pay the Application Fee Updated Soon
CUET Application Correction Window

Updated Soon

Admit Card Release Date Updated Soon
CUET UG Exam Date Between 15th May, 2024 and 31st May, 2024
CUET PG Exam Date Between 11th March, 2024 and 28th March, 2024
NTA CUET Result Declaration Date Updated Soon
CUET City Slip Announcement Date Updated Soon 
CUET 2024 Merit List Release Date Updated Soon
Counselling of CUET 2024 Updated Soon

Courses Offered through CUET 2024

The number of programs, colleges, and course lists may vary yearly since the exam will now be conducted for admission to 250+ central, private, state and deemed universities. 

Check out the list of most preferred CUET Courses offered by the major participating institute - Delhi University.

** Note that different universities offer various UG courses and specializations, which are not limited to the following streams. 

1. Best Humanities courses at DU are as follows: 

  • BA (H) Political Science 
  • BA (H) History 
  • B.A (H) Psychology 
  • B.A (H) Sociology 
  • B.A (H) Philosophy
  • B.A (Hons) Economics

2. Best Science courses at DU:

  • B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics
  • B.Sc (Hons) Physics
  • B.Sc (Hons) Zoology

3. Best Commerce courses at DU:

  • B.Com and B.Com (Hons)
  • BMS

Some additional must-know facts about NTA CUET Courses are:

  1. Other common UG Arts courses offered at these 250+ colleges are B.Voc., B.A. (Hons.), BSW + MSW, BVA, B.A. LLB, etc
  2. Commerce - BBA, B. Com, BCA, BPA, etc
  3. Science - B. Pharm, B.Tech, B. Sc, Integrated Programs, etc

Note that the above list is not the entire set of courses offered at 250+ universities. 

Check: CUET Colleges List 2024

CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria [Educational Qualification & Age limit]

To be eligible to apply for the CUET, you must satisfy specific eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body, which can be different for each participating university.

The expected CUET Eligibility Criteria for the courses are listed below. 

  • All Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for the exam. (foreign candidates, NRI, and OCI candidates can also apply for CUET)
  • For UG courses, you must have completed class 12 with qualifying marks set by the university. 
  • Visit the official website of CUET UG as per requirement. 

You are advised to visit the official website of the respective college that you wish to apply, as the eligibility requirements can change from college to college and may also differ for every UG program. 

Learn more about CUET 2024 Eligibility requirements.

CUET 2024 Application form

You can follow the instructions below while completing the CUET Application Form 2024.

  • The online window to register for the exam shall appear on the screen after clicking the "click here to apply" button on the official website.
  • Once you click the "new register" button, the commonly asked registration fields such as name, mobile number, and E-mail ID shall appear on the screen.
  • You will receive the username and password to the registered mobile number and E-mail upon successful registration.
  • It would be best to correctly fill in all mandatory fields like qualification details, communication details, parent details, exam centre preferences, and category.
  • The next step is to upload your photograph, signature, and other required documents as per the specifications given in the official notification.
  • Once selected, click the "save & proceed" button and preview the online form.
  • Next, click the "make payment" button and pay the application fee per your category.

Check: CUET Application Form 2024

CUET 2024 Application Fee

A candidate can only pay the fee online mode. The application fee varies for different categories.

Check out the table below for the Common Universities Common Entrance Test application fee per your category.

Number of Subjects General (UR) OBC (NCL)/EWS SC/ST/PwBD/Third gender International Candidates
Upto 03 Subjects ₹ 750/- ₹ 700/- ₹ 650/- ₹ 3750/-
Upto 07 Subjects ₹ 1500/- ₹ 1400/- ₹ 1300/- ₹ 7500/-
Upto 10 Subjects ₹ 1750/- ₹ 1650/- ₹ 1550/- ₹ 11000/-

CUET 2024 Admit Card/Hall Ticket

The Common Universities Entrance Test Admit Card will be on the official website 10-15 before the exam.

  • You can download the CUET admit card online by using your login credentials.
  • Go to the official website. 
  • Click on the ‘download CUET admit card’ link.
  • Enter your registration ID and Date of birth in the given space
  • Click on the Login button
  • The hall ticket will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take a printout for future use
  • You must carry the CUET Admit Card to the exam centre without fail. Otherwise, you are not allowed to take the exam.

Check: CUET Admit Card 2024

CUET 2024 City Intimation Slip

In order to properly plan and prepare for the CUET 2024 exam, the CUET Exam City Slip gives candidates a breakdown of the exam centres according to the specific exam dates.

The CUET UG City Intimation Slip 2024 (also sometimes referred to as the CUET Exam City Slip 2024) lists the various cities in which the CUET Entrance Examinations will be conducted for all phases of the CUET 2024 Exam.

It outlines all the necessary information for applicants, including:

  • Examination Name,
  • Name of Candidate
  • Name of Conducting Body
  • Date of Birth
  • Application Number and
  • Exam City Centre

Check: CUET City Intimation Slip 2024

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

The pattern of the question paper will comprise multiple-choice questions. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrongly answered question.

Check out the table below to learn the CUET exam details:

Test/ Subjects Total Marks
Language Test (pick any one amongst the 13 Indian languages) 200
Domain-Specific Test (maximum 2 subjects as per your choice) 200
General Test 300

Learn more about the CUET Exam Pattern 2024

Note: There are 33 languages in sections 1A and 1B. Section 2 domain subjects have been updated to include 27 subjects in 2024. 

This year, for the subjects/languages, the candidate can choose a maximum of 10 subjects from all three sections.

Get the list of CUET colleges and courses for the question -> CUET is for which courses?

CUET 2024 Marking Scheme

  • Correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Five marks (+5) 
  • Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1). 
  • Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0). 
  • If more than one option is found to be correct, then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to only - 

Check: How many Subjects are required for CUET?

Is there a Negative Marking in CUET 2024?

Yes! For every wrong answer, you will lose one mark!

Here's how the marking scheme for CUET works, even when there are discrepancies:

  • If all options are found to be correct, then five marks (+5) will be awarded to all those who have attempted to answer the question.  
  • If none of the options is found correct a question is found to be wrong, or a question is dropped, then all candidates who have attempted the dropped question will be given five marks (+5) marks. 
  • If none of the options is found correct a question is found to be wrong, or a question is dropped, then all candidates who have attempted the dropped question will be given five marks (+5) marks. 

CUET 2024 Syllabus [Languages, Domain-Wise & General]

Knowing the syllabus plays a vital part in your preparation. NTA has released the syllabus for every language, domain and GT with units and important sub-units in the form of a PDF on the official website.

It is expected that the CUET Syllabus 2024 will include the following subjects:

Learn more about CUET Syllabus 2024.

CUET 2024 Exam Preparation Tips

You would require a proper preparation strategy and a study plan to crack the entrance exams like the Common Universities Entrance Test. They say ~ "Better to start early than finish late"! 

  • For the quantitative section, revise all the standard 8th, 9th, and 10th mathematics concepts, as most questions might be asked from these topics.
  • For English, improve your vocabulary by making a habit of reading the newspaper daily.
  • Note the difficult words and their meanings in a notebook and revise them regularly.
  • Try to solve as many logical reasoning questions as possible that are given at the end of textbooks. In this way, you can enhance your speed and accuracy.
  • Practice puzzle-related questions to improve your problem-solving skills.
  • Attempting at least two CUET mock tests weekly to analyze your preparation levels is essential.
  • For domain-specific sections, read through your NCERT textbooks thoroughly. 
  • Lastly, you can always reach out to SuperGrads, as it has highly skilled and experienced professionals helping students crack CUET 2024. 

Begin your preparations well in advance, as this will help you complete the syllabus on time, and you will also be left with ample time to revise all the topics at least once before the exam.

Check: How do you start your CUET Preparation 2024? 

We often hear students asking the question -> Is CUET compulsory?

No, it is not compulsory! However, if you wish to study at top colleges like DU, AMU, JMI, etc., you must clear CUET 2024 with excellent scores. 

CUET 2024 Subject-Wise Books

Choosing the right book plays a vital role in qualifying for the entrance exam.

The following are some of the best CUET preparation books; they cover all the topics as per the syllabus. Some of the books you can use for English and GT are as follows:

  • Arihant’s English Grammar & Composition by S.C. Gupta
  • General Knowledge book by Arihant Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Aggarwal
  • English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy

Check: What is General Test in CUET  2024?

CUET 2024 Answer Key

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the final answer key within 20 days after completing the Common Universities Entrance Test.

Authorities will release the provisional answer key after the completion of the exam. With the help of the provisional answer key, you can verify all the answers and raise objections if you find any discrepancies.

Considering the objections raised, authorities will modify the responses (if required) and release the final answer key.

Note that you cannot raise objections against the final answer key.

Check: CUET Answer Key 2024

CUET 2024 Normalization Process

Normalization is a process that is used to adjust scores on a test so that the marks can be compared to those of other students no matter what the scale or level of difficulty of the test is.  

In the case of CUET, normalization is used to make sure that students from across India are on the same playing field. 

  • Step 1: First, Raw Scores are converted into Percentile Scores using the formula below:  

Percentile Score = Number of candidates who appeared from the session with raw score EQUAL TO OR LESS than T score / Total Number of candidates who appeared in the session

  • Step 2: Each session's results would be prepared in the form of - 
  1. Provisional answer key 
  2. Official answer key
  3. Raw Scores 
  4. Percentiles Scores of Total raw scores.

The formula below will be used to determine the percentiles for each candidate in the session. 

Percentile Score of total raw score = Number of candidates who appeared from the session with raw score EQUAL TO OR LESS than the highest score / Total Number of candidates who appeared in the session * 100

  • Step 3: Calculation of the Normalized Score using Interpolation 

The raw score obtained by the student is compared to the percentile values of all the other students, and the percentile value which is closest to the student’s raw score is taken as the student's percentile value.

Check: How to Calculate CUET Score? Step By Step Guide

CUET 2024 Result

Generally, the NTA will announce the results a month after completing the exam, which is released in PDF form.

You can download the NTA CUET Exam Result 2024 pdf using your registration ID and date of birth.

Follow the steps given below to the scorecard.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the ‘login to view scorecard’ tab.
  • Enter your registration ID and Date of birth in the given space
  • Click on the Login button
  • The result pdf will appear on the screen
  • Download the scorecard and take a printout for future use.

Check: CUET Result 2024

Aiming to achieve good CUET results for the upcoming exam? 

CUET Mocks are a powerful tool that can significantly enhance your preparation for CUET 2024. Whether you're gearing up for boards or the CUET entrance exam, engaging in mock tests can provide you with invaluable advantages. 

Take this CUET 2024 Mock test and start your CUET prep journey! 

CUET 2024 Counselling Process

Each participating university will conduct a separate counselling process after completing the exam. You must visit the institute's official website and register to participate in the CUET 2024 Counselling Process.

At the time of registration, you must select the desired program in the university you wish to apply to.

You need to carry the following documents at the time of counselling.

  • CUET admit card
  • Class 10 Mark sheets
  • Class 12 Mark sheets
  • CUET 2024 Scorecard
  • Graduation Certificates
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Medical certificate (for PwD category)

Check: CUET Counselling 2024

CUET 2024 Universities

The universities accepting CUET scores to admit 12th-standard students into their UG programs are known as CUET-participating universities. 

  • A number of colleges plan to use CUET in 2024 for their undergraduate admissions procedure. The number of CUET participating colleges is expected to grow beyond 300+ colleges.
  • Like last year, prestigious colleges like DU, JMI, JNU, and others will continue to use CUET 2024 as their admissions procedure. 

Check the list of CUET colleges to shortlist the course and college you wish to apply. 

Top Universities for NTA CUET 2024 Admissions

With the NTA’s Common Universities Entrance Test, you can get admission into any 240+ universities. The following are some of the most popular universities for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • JNU is one of the top universities in Delhi, ranking highly in the NIRF rankings. 
  • It is renowned for its foreign language courses at the undergraduate level and for its own entrance exam for admission to various courses.
  • JNU has been awarded the title of 'Best University by the President of India.

Check: JNU Admissions through CUET 2024

Jamia Millia Islamia

  • This university was ranked the best central university in India through NIRF rankings released by the Ministry of Education in 2024.
  • Located in Delhi, JMI offers 15 Undergraduate courses. 
  • Some popular courses at JMI include mass communication, law, architecture, engineering, and social work.

Check: CUET JMI Admission Process 2024

Banaras Hindu University

  • According to the NIRF rankings, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is ranked 6th among all universities in India.
  • It is a prestigious, fully residential university located in Varanasi.
  • It is renowned for its Agricultural Science, Environment, Sustainable Development, Medicine, Law, Arts, Commerce, Social Sciences, and Performing Arts courses.

Check: BHU Admissions through CUET 2024

University of Delhi

  • The University of Delhi is one of India's most prestigious educational institutions, renowned for its top-notch undergraduate courses.
  • Every year, lakhs of students from across the country flock to the varsity to pursue their dreams.
  • With over 20 colleges ranked among India's Top 50 NIRF institutions, DU has a long-standing legacy of providing quality education. From Social Science to Economics, History, English, Psychology, Geography and Political Science, the University of Delhi offers various courses.
  • Moreover, the introduction of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has reduced the high competition level among students.
  • So, if you're looking for an educational experience like no other, the University of Delhi is the perfect place for you!

Check: CUET and DU Admissions 2024

Aligarh Muslim University

  • Other religious students of any faith can also apply to Aligarh Muslim University; however, most applicants are Muslim.
  • Founded in 1875, Aligarh is one of the oldest universities in India, with off-campus locations in West Bengal and Kerala.
  • According to NIRF Rankings, Aligarh is ranked 11th overall in India.
  • Popular courses include engineering, law, medicine, social work, and management.

Check: AMU Admissions through CUET 2024


CUET 2024 is a great way to gain entry into top universities, as it provides a standardized assessment of student's academic abilities. It is also an efficient procedure for CUET-participating universities to admit potential students, as it objectively measures their skills. We advise all 12 pass-out students to take the CUET 2024 exam. 

Manage your Boards and CUET Preparations simultaneously!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the CUET Exam 2024 scheduled?

How many Participating colleges are there for CUET?

What is the eligibility for NTA CUET Exam 2024?

Who conducts Common Universities Entrance Test 2024?

Is CUET Exam date confirmed for 2024 session?

Is BHU included in CUET 2024?

Which Central University is best in CUET?

Is NTA CUET Exam compulsory for Delhi University?


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