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CUET 2023 Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process (On Going) & Participating Universities

Author : Aparna

Updated On : May 31, 2023


Summary: Stay up-to-date with the most relevant and recent details about CUET as we navigate through its intricacies together in this blog.

According to a recent NTA update, the CUET admit card for this year will be made available three days before the CUET exam day.

As per the notification, the CUET entrance exam will be held from 21st to 31 May 2023.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Latest CUET updates,
  • Notifications,
  • Previous year’s CUET registration data,
  • Important dates,
  • Eligibility requirements,
  • The application process, and more.

NTA CUET Latest News 

Recent Update: 

  • NTA has released a notification indicating that the exam scheduled on 25 and 28 May 2023 has been rescheduled
  • The conducting authorities are working on the subject combinations to release the new exam dates. Soon after, your admit card and city Intimation slip will be released. 
  • You are advised to visit the official website to be informed about the latest updates. 

21 May 2023 onwards: The CUET exam starts with lakhs of students appearing in it. 

14 May 2023 onwards: Announcement of the City of Examination 

18 May 2023 onwards: Release of CUET Admit Card (Tentative)

What is CUET? 

CUET full form is Common University Entrance Test. It is an entrance exam conducted to admit students into undergraduate programs across 250+ central, state, deemed and private universities across India. 

CUET 2023 Notification PDF

Check the PDF attached below for information related to the application dates, syllabus and CUET exam pattern

There are 33 languages in sections 1A and 1B. Section 2 domain subjects are updated to 27 subjects. 

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

CUET 2023 Registrations Data

  • The University of Delhi remains the people's choice, receiving 28 lakhs applications for 73 of its UG courses retaining its position at the top.  
  • More universities such as BHU (8.8 lakh), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (4.1 lakh), University of Allahabad (3.1 lakh) and Jamia Milia Islamia (2.6 lakh) are the top 5 preferred universities for CUET 2023.

CUET 2023 Registrations increased by 4 lakhs from its debut year

Following the conclusion of the registration process for the CUET 2023 exam, a total of 16.85 lakh registrations have been received, of which 13.99 lakh candidates have submitted the application form. 

The number of female candidates has risen by 50% in terms of registrations, while male candidates had a 34% rise. 

Parameters 2023 2022
Number of Registrations 13.99 lakhs 9.68 Lakhs
Female Candidates 6.51 Lakhs 4.34 Lakhs
Male Candidates 7.48 Lakhs 5.56 Lakhs
ST Registrations 95,119 58,881
SC Registrations 1,40,307 10,39,31
OBC-NCL Registrations 4,61,022 3,17,598
EWS Registrations 60,611 52,299
Open Category Registrations 6,42,443 4,60,202
Number of Universities 242 90
  • Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Bihar are the top states for CUET 2023 registrations.  
  • An increase of 31 % was recorded in the northeastern region. (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim).    
  • Among the southern states, the highest number of applications were received from Kerala, with 56,111 registrations, and the second highest was recorded from Tamil Nadu, with 24,462 registrations.

Check: Is CUET and CUCET same?

University-wise highlights

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: CUET Colleges List 2023

Subject-wise highlights

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 

CUET 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the CUET Exam 2023 entrance exam.

Event Dates 
The application form link will be active from 09 February to 11 April 2023
Last date to submit applications 11 April 2023 (11:59 PM) (Announced)
Last date to pay the application fee 11 April 2023 (up to 11:59 P.M.) (Announced) 
CUET Application Correction Window

1 April to 3 April 2023 (Up to 11:50 P.M.) (Announced) 

Application process extended till 11 April 2023 

Admit card release date 18 May 2023 (Tentative)
CUET 2023 Exam Date 21st to 31st May 2023 (Announced)
The result will be declared on 3rd week of June 2023 (Announced)
CUET City announcement  14 May 2023 Onwards (Announced) 
CUET 2023 merit list To be notified
Counselling of CUET 2023 To be notified

Check: CUET Topper Talk with Ayushmaan Bhatra

NTA CUET 2023 Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Name Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET UG 2023)
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 242
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 nta.ac.in, cuet.samarth.ac.in

cuet online coaching

cuet online coaching

Courses Offered through CUET Exam 2023

The number of programs, colleges, and course lists may vary yearly since the exam will now be conducted for admission to 200+ central, private, state and deemed universities. 

Check out the list of CUET Courses offered by major participating institutes.

Different universities offer various specializations for the following courses. 

Arts -

  • B.Voc. 
  • B.A. (Hons.)
  • BSW + MSW
  • BVA
  • B.A. LLB 

Commerce -

  • BBA 
  • B. Com 
  • B.C.A. 
  • BPA 

Science -

  • B. Pharm 
  • B.Tech 
  • B.Sc 
  • Integrated programs 

Note that the above list is not the entire set of courses offered at 200+ universities. 

Check: Why CUET is Important?

Is there Negative Marking in CUET?

Yes! For every wrong answer, you will lose 1 mark! 

NTA CUET 2023 Eligibility Criteria [Educational Qualification & Age limit]

To be eligible to apply for the CUET, you must satisfy specific criteria set by the exam conducting body.

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

  • All Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • For UG courses, you must have completed class 12 with qualifying marks set by the university. 

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. 

Check: How much to score in CUET for DU?

CUET 2023 Application form

You can follow the instructions below while completing the CUET Application Form 2023.

  • Visit the official website of CUET UG as per requirement. 
  • 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.
  • Upon successful registration, you will receive the username and password to the registered mobile number and E-mail.
  • 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: How many Subjects are required for CUET?

NTA Common University Entrance Test [UG] 2023 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 mock tests

cuet mock tests

CUET 2023 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 know the CUET exam details:

  • Section 1A: Language test
  • Section 1B: Language test
  • Section 2: Domain-specific test
  • Section 3: General test

Note: There are 33 languages in sections 1A and 1B. Section 2 domain subjects have been updated to include 27 subjects in 2023. 

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

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

CUET 2023 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 2023 will include the following subjects:

  • Languages
  • Domain Test Subjects
  • General Test

CUET 2023 Exam Preparation Tips

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

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.

  • 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. 

Check: How to start your CUET Preparation? 

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 with excellent scores. 

CUET 2023 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

NTA CUET 2023 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.

You must carry the CUET Admit Card to the exam centre without fail. Otherwise, you are not allowed to take the exam.

  • 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

Check: What is General Test in CUET?

NTA CUET 2023 Answer Key

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

NTA will release the CUET Answer Key 2023 in two phases: 

  • Provisional answer key 
  • Official answer key

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 2023 Mock Tests

NTA CUET 2023 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 2023 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

Common University Entrance Test Counselling 2023

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 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 2023 Scorecard
  • Graduation Certificates
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Medical certificate (for PwD category)

Check: CUET Online Coaching Classes

Top Universities for NTA CUET 2023 Admissions

With the NTA’s Common Universities Entrance Test, you can get admission into any 242 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

Jamia Millia Islamia

  • This university was ranked the best central university in India through NIRF rankings released by the Ministry of Education in 2023.
  • Located in Delhi, JMI offers 15 Undergraduate courses. 
  • Some popular courses at JMI include mass communication, law, architecture, engineering, and social work.

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.

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!

Check: CUET and DU Admissions 2023

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.


CUET 2023 is a great way to gain entry into top universities, as it provides a standardized assessment of students' 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 give the CUET exam. 

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 must have cleared class 12 with minimum qualifying marks which can differ for every participating university. 

As per the latest notice, the National Testing Agency conducts the Common Universities Entrance Test 2023.
Yes, the exam will be conducted from 21st to 31 May 2023.
Yes, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is included in CUET 2023. 

Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University is top central universities in the country with excellent NIRF rankings. 

Yes. CUET exam is compulsory to get admission to Delhi University from the academic year 2023.


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