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|
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.
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|
|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|
Check: Are CUET and CUCET the same?
Review the University-wise Highlights for the Top 5 CUET-UG Universities
|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|
|Political Science||2+ lakh||1,05,515|
|Business Studies||2+ lakh||-|
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||
|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|
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:
2. Best Science courses at DU:
3. Best Commerce courses at DU:
Some additional must-know facts about NTA CUET Courses are:
Note that the above list is not the entire set of courses offered at 250+ universities.
Check: CUET Colleges List 2024
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.
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.
You can follow the instructions below while completing the CUET Application Form 2024.
Check: CUET Application Form 2024
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/-|
The Common Universities Entrance Test Admit Card will be on the official website 10-15 before the exam.
Check: CUET Admit Card 2024
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:
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|
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?
Yes! For every wrong answer, you will lose one mark!
Here's how the marking scheme for CUET works, even when there are discrepancies:
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.
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"!
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Check: CUET Result 2024
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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.
Check: CUET Counselling 2024
The universities accepting CUET scores to admit 12th-standard students into their UG programs are known as CUET-participating universities.
Check the list of CUET colleges to shortlist the course and college you wish to apply.
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.
Check: CUET and DU Admissions 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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