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CUET 2023 Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process & Participating Universities

Author : Aparna

January 27, 2023

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CUET 2023 Exam Dates ALERT: To all the 12th-class students, here is an important update you want to know! NTA has released the exam dates on the official website for the next academic year. This article will cover all the critical events and respective dates for students appearing in CUET 2023. Continue reading the blog!

Admission to all significant universities via a common entrance exam has been a reality since 2022. The most awaited CUET 2023 exam is being conducted in May (you heard it right) for the second time by NTA for admissions to undergraduate programs in Central, State, Deemed, and Private Universities. 

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

Coming to the context of this article, we have tried to answer a list of queries students face in the previous CUET Notification.

  • Who can apply for the Common University Entrance Test? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their class 12 or appeared for their class 12 exams this year. However, eligibility is college-specific. We request you to visit the official website of the respective college. 
  • Is the NTA CUET exam online or offline? The exam will be held online as a computer-based test.
  • Can CBSE students who complete their class 12 in 2022 appear for the CUET exam and get admission to Delhi University? Yes. As per the DU admission policy, students having one year gap in their studies can apply for the CUET exam 2023.
  • I am from an Economics background. Can I apply for CUET 2023 Entrance Exam? Absolutely, yes! Students from any stream are eligible for the Common University Entrance Test. Ensure you satisfy the program-specific eligibility requirements set by the college. 

NTA CUET Latest News

15 December 2022: CUET 2023 Exam Dates are OUT

NTA has published the CUET 2023 dates on the official website, and the details are discussed in this article. 

15 September 2022: CUET Result Out

NTA declared CUET results notification on its official website on 15th September, around 10 PM. 

15 July 2022: CUET Exam Concluded!

The National Testing Agency successfully concluded the NTA CUET Phase 1 Exam on 15 July. As per the paper analysis, the exam had a moderate difficulty level.

Approximately 9,50,804 aspirants registered for admission into 90 universities, competing for 5.4 lakh undergraduate seats. Check the CUET Exam Analysis for complete details related to the entrance exam.

23 June 2022: CUET Exam Dates Announced

The National Testing Agency has announced the CUET Exam Dates on 22 June. As per the latest notice, the exam is conducted from 15 Jul -10 Aug.

The exam is not just conducted in India but in 13 other cities outside the country and in 554 cities across India, making it the second-largest exam conducted this year. Check the official notification to learn more about the NTA CUET Exam Dates.

23 June 2022: CUET Application Registration & Correction Window Opened

Based on the demand of the students, the National Testing Agency opened the registration for CUET (UG) Exam 2022 for one last time.

As per the latest notice published by the NTA, those interested in applying for the exam could have filled out the form by 24 June 2022 (up to 11:50 pm).

Also, note that you are allowed to make the corrections only in the online mode.

05 May 2022: Last Date for CUET Online Registration Extended!

As per the recent news, the National Testing Agency extended the last date to submit the online application forms for the CUET entrance exam 2022.

After receiving many representations from the aspirants, NTA has decided to extend the last date for submission of online application forms for CUET (UG) - 2022.

For more information on application dates, check out the latest updates on the NTA CUET exam.

04 May 2022: The Application Correction window Opened!

The National Testing Agency has come up with a new option, i.e., a correction window. You could have edited/updated the application form within the window period if you have made mistakes while filling out the application form earlier.

You could have made the changes in the online form starting from 04 May 2022. NTA would not accept any change or modification after the window period.

02 April 2022: CUET 2022 Online Registration Date Postponed!

The National Testing Agency, which has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the Undergraduate Entrance Tests for all the Central Universities (CUs) for the academic session 2022-23, postponed the online registration date of the CUET exam.

As per the latest notice, NTA will have started the online registration process on 06 April 2022. Those interested in applying for the exam must read the detailed information from the prospectus available at participating universities' websites.

26 March 2022: NTA CUET 2022 Online Registration Dates Published!

As per the latest notice published by the National Testing Agency, the online registration process for the Common Universities Entrance Test started in April 2022. 

The Common University Entrance Test application form will be made available from 2nd April 2022. Note that the eligibility and courses offered will remain college-specific.

Those who wish to apply for the exam must check the required eligibility of the desired university for selecting the UG programs being offered. Go through the NTA CUET exam's latest updates to get more details on exam dates.

Common Universities Entrance Test Exam Pattern Published!

Recently, the exam pattern for CUET 2022 exam was presented, and it is known to have three sections: language, domain-specific, and general aptitude.

The exam is conducted in 13 different languages: Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarathi, Bengali, Assamese Punjabi, Odia, and English.

Read more: Best Online Classes to enhance your CUET preparation

NTA CUET Exam Online Registration Date!

As per the latest notice published by the UGC, aspirants could fill out the NTA CUET Application Form 2022 from the 2nd of April 2022.

You can complete the registration form online mode from the official website of NTA.

NTA CUET  2022 Online Registration Concluded!

The online application and correction window has concluded on May 31 (up to 9:00 pm). 

What Is CUET?

Many students appearing for this exam does not even know "What is CUET?".

Common University Entrance Test or commonly known as CUET, is a national-level entrance examination. Formerly known as Central University Common Entrance Test or CUCET, CUET is a more advanced and polished form of the exam. The test is conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA) to admit students to all the central universities and some privately owned institutes. Students appearing for CUET can select various colleges of their choice for counselling and can get admission to undergraduate programmes. This test is varied according to students’ choice of subjects, so students from the Science, Commerce and Arts streams can get admission to any course they prefer. 

Note, Science students having Physics, chemistry and maths can opt for admission to all the three streams like science, arts and commerce. However, commerce and arts students can only take admissions to either of the streams except for science. 

NTA is an organisation run by the Government to execute the National level entrance examinations in India. It is approved by the Union Council of Ministers and was established in 2017.

Common Universities Common Entrance Test Notification 2023 PDF 

Download the CUET Notification 2023 PDF. The PDF consists of CUET 2023 Exam Date, JEE and NEET exam dates. 

CUET 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

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

Check out the critical CUET 2023 Exam Date information in the table below. 

Event Dates 
The application form link will be active from 1st week of February (Announced)
Last date to submit applications To be notified
Last date to pay the application fee To be notified
CUET Application Correction Window To be notified
Admit card release date To be notified
CUET 2023 Exam Date 21st to 31st May 2023 (Announced)
The result will be declared on 3rd week of June 2023 (Announced)
CUET 2023 merit list To be notified
Counselling of CUET 2023 To be notified

Why Common Universities Common Entrance Test 2023 [CUET UG]?

  • It was observed that there is massive competition in top universities with high cut-off marks, so the exam was introduced to reduce the high cut-off standards for entering prestigious colleges.
  • The exam is a centralized test for top universities like Delhi, Banaras Hindu, Central University of Punjab, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • Instead of appearing for multiple entrance tests, you can focus on a single aptitude test to get admission to these top universities.

NTA CUET 2023 Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Name Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET UG 2023)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of Conduct Twice a year
Exam Level University Level
Courses Offered Undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs
Participating Colleges 90
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (Computer-based Test)
Exam duration 2 hours
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
NTA CUET Exam Centers 554 cities across India and 13 cities outside India
Mode of Counselling Offline
Official website nta.nic.in, cuet.samarth.ac.in

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cuet online coaching

Courses Offered through CUET Exam 2023

The number of programs, colleges, and list of courses may vary every year since the exam will now be conducted for admission to 90 central, private, state and deemed universities. 

Check out the table below for the list of CUET Courses offered by the participating institutes.

Degrees Courses Codes Universities
Integrated MCA Computer Science UI001 GSBU
B.Voc Biomedical Sciences U1002 CUHAR
B.Voc Industrial and Waste Management U1003 CUHAR
B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering UI004 CUHAR
B. Tech. Electrical Engineering UI005, UI016 CUHAR, CUKNK
B. Tech. Civil Engineering UI006 CUHAR
B. Tech. Printing and Packaging Technology UI007 CUHAR
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Botany UI008 CUJAM
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Zoology UI009, UI014 CUJAM, CUSKAS
Integrated B.Sc. Hons MSc Chemistry UI010 CUJAM
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Physics UI011, UI012 CUJAM, CUKAS
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Mathematics UI013 CUKAS
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Biotechnology UI015 CUKAS
BSc Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics UI018 CUKNK
BCA Computer Applications UI019 CUODA
Integrated M.Sc. Mathematics UI020, UI026, UI033 CUODA, CURAJ, CUTND
Integrated M.Sc. Biochemistry UI021 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology UI022 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry UI023, UI031 CURAJ, CUTND
Integrated M.Sc. Life Sciences UI032 CUTND
Integrated M.Sc. Environmental Science UI025 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Microbiology UI027 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Physics UI028, UI034 CURAJ, CUTND
Integrated B.Sc. Textiles UI071 CUTND
Integrated M.Sc Economics UI036 BASE
B.Sc Hons. Economics UI037 CUAPH
BA Hons. Political Science UI038 CUAPH
BA Hons. German Studies UI041 CUGUJ
BA Hons. Chinese UI042, UI062 CUGUJ, CUJHD
Integrated MA Social Management UI043 CUGUJ
BA International Relations UI051 CUKER
BA English UI052 CUKNK
B.A Economics UI053 CUKNK
B.Sc Psychology UI055 CUKNK
B.Sc Geography UI056 CUKNK
BSc Geology UI057 CUKNK
BA Hons. Korean UI060 CUJHD
BA Social Science UI067 SPUP
BPA Music UI069 CUTND
B.A. Security Management UI070 SPUP
B.P.A Music UI49 CUTND

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

To be eligible to apply for the common aptitude test, 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 a minimum of 50% marks (for the general category) and 45% for the SC/ST category.
  • PG applicants in the general category must have completed a bachelor's degree with 55% aggregate marks. The minimum percentage required for SC and ST categories is 50%.
  • PhD applicants who have qualified CSIR UGC NET (JRF), GATE, and NBHM must register for the exam mandatorily.

CUET 2023 Application form

There is a standard registration process for UG, PG, and PhD courses.

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

  • Visit the official website of CUET UG and CUET PG as per requirement. 
  • The online window to register for the exam shall appear on the screen after clicking on 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 if you correctly filled 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.
  • Select any three universities you wish to secure admission to and select any three courses in each university.
  • 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.

Read more: Short tricks to manage CUET and boards preparation together

NTA Common University Entrance Test [UG] 2023 Application Fee

You can pay the application fee either online or offline 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.

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC/EWS Rs. 650/-
SC/ST/Third Gender Rs. 500/-
Other India Rs. 3000/-

We can expect the application fee to remain the same as last year. 

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CUET 2023 Exam Pattern

The UGC confirmed that the entrance exam is conducted in computer-based test (CBT) mode, i.e., online mode. The pattern of the question paper will comprise multiple-choice questions.

Also, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrongly answered question.

Check out the table below to know the CUET Exam Pattern 2023.

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

CUET 2023 Syllabus [Languages, Domain-Wise & General]

Knowing the syllabus plays a vital part in your preparation. However, there is no defined syllabus for the common aptitude test.

It is expected that the CUET Syllabus 2023 will include the following subjects:

  • Languages
  • Domain Test Subjects
  • General Test

CUET 2023 Exam Preparation Tips

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

Begin your NTA CUET preparation 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 concepts of standard 8th, 9th, and 10th mathematics, 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.
  • Also, practice more and more puzzle-related questions to improve your problem-solving skills.
  • It is essential to attempt at least two CUET mock tests weekly to analyze your preparation levels.
  • For domain-specific sections, read through your NCERT textbooks thoroughly. 
  • Lastly, if you don't feel confident with your preparations, seek help from the experts at Supergrads through CUET Online Coaching Classes

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.

  • 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 Common 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 call letter 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

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your Economics preparation for the NTA CUET exam

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.

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 college 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 need to select the desired program in the particular 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
  • Graduation Certificates
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Medical certificate (for PwD category)

Top Universities for NTA CUET 2023 Admissions

With the NTA Common Aptitude Test, you can get admission into any 90 universities. The following are some of the most popular universities for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Jamia Millia Islamia

  • This is the first university to target after giving CUET Exam 2023. This university was ranked the best central university in India through NIRF rankings released by the ministry of education in 2022.
  • Located in Delhi, this university offers 56 Undergraduate courses. 
  • Some popular courses at JMI include mass communication, law, architecture, engineering, and social work.

Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • JNU is the top 2nd university in Delhi and is a high-ranking university as per the NIRF ranking system.
  • The university is known for foreign language courses at the UG level.
  • It has been conducting its own entrance exam to select students for different courses.
  • This is awarded as the best university by the President of India.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your aptitude preparation for the NTA CUET exam

Banaras Hindi University

  • As per the NIRF ranking, BHU is ranked 3 among the other universities.
  • This is a famous, fully residential university located in Varanasi. 
  • Some popular courses at BHU include Agricultural Science, Environment, and sustainable development. Medicine, Law, Arts, Commerce, social sciences, and the performing arts.

University of Delhi

  • It is one of the top universities for various UG courses. More than 5.5 lakh students registered for Delhi University in 2020.
  • 20 colleges under the University of Delhi are placed in the top 50 NIRF of India.
  • University is known for its various courses like Social science, Economics, History, English, Psychology, Geography, and Political Science.
  • High competition at DU is ending due to the common aptitude test.

Aligarh Muslim University

  • Other religious students can also apply; however, most are Muslim applicants.
  • One of the oldest universities has off-campuses in West Bengal and Kerala. 
  • This university is ranked 17 overall universities ranking.
  • Some popular courses at Aligarh include engineering, law, medicine, social work, and management.

BHU Admissions through CUET 2023

From the academic year 2023, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will provide admission to different courses through the Common Universities Common Entrance Test.

As per an official announcement, the BHU admissions through CUET will conduct the selection process even in terms of opportunity and demography.

You will be required to take an aptitude test administered by NTA as a part of the selection process, assessing your aptitude, logical reasoning skills, and subject proficiency.

To qualify for the next round, you must score a minimum qualifying mark in the entrance exam. If you clear the exam, you must apply for admission by paying the requisite amount at the official website of BHU. 

The college and seat allotment will be based on the merit list prepared using the CUET score and eligibility criteria.

JNU Admissions through CUET 2023

This year, admission to various courses at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be conducted through the CUET exam. 

JNU offers ten undergraduate courses through various School of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies centres. Only those who score above the aptitude test cut-off are eligible for JNU admissions through CUET.

The university offers reservations as per the central government rules. Also, it provides scholarships like merit-cum-means scholarships, ford foundation scholarships, etc.

To be eligible for the UG programs at JNU, you should have passed Intermediate (10+2) from CBSE or any other recognized board with English as one of the core subjects. 

AMU Admissions through CUET 2023

As per the latest announcement, admission to various courses at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is yet to be finalized for this year. Last year the college adopted CUET for only 10 UG programs.

AMU admissions through CUET are made based on the marks scored on the aptitude test. Those who pass the entrance exam will be eligible for the counselling process and have to apply for admission on the official website of AMU. 

The university offers various courses such as B.A. (Hons.) Arabic, B.A. (Hons.) Communicative English, B.A. (Hons.) Geography, B.A. (Hons.) Philosophy, B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit, etc.

To apply for these courses, you must have completed 10+2 or equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate of English and the best three subjects.

Wishing you look luck with your preparations! 

Frequently Asked Questions

CUET 2023 is scheduled between 21st to 31 May 2023. Read the entire blogs to learn more.
As per the latest notice, the National Testing Agency conducts the Common Universities Entrance Test 2023.
Yes, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is included in CUET 2023. 
Jamia Millia Islamia University is the top central university in government rankings. Next is the Rajiv Gandhi University of Arunachal Pradesh scored followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU).
Yes. CUET exam is compulsory to get admission to Delhi University from the academic year 2023.
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CUET 2023 Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process & Participating Universities

Author : Aparna

Updated On : January 27, 2023

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CUET 2023 Exam Dates ALERT: To all the 12th-class students, here is an important update you want to know! NTA has released the exam dates on the official website for the next academic year. This article will cover all the critical events and respective dates for students appearing in CUET 2023. Continue reading the blog!

Admission to all significant universities via a common entrance exam has been a reality since 2022. The most awaited CUET 2023 exam is being conducted in May (you heard it right) for the second time by NTA for admissions to undergraduate programs in Central, State, Deemed, and Private Universities. 

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

Coming to the context of this article, we have tried to answer a list of queries students face in the previous CUET Notification.

  • Who can apply for the Common University Entrance Test? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their class 12 or appeared for their class 12 exams this year. However, eligibility is college-specific. We request you to visit the official website of the respective college. 
  • Is the NTA CUET exam online or offline? The exam will be held online as a computer-based test.
  • Can CBSE students who complete their class 12 in 2022 appear for the CUET exam and get admission to Delhi University? Yes. As per the DU admission policy, students having one year gap in their studies can apply for the CUET exam 2023.
  • I am from an Economics background. Can I apply for CUET 2023 Entrance Exam? Absolutely, yes! Students from any stream are eligible for the Common University Entrance Test. Ensure you satisfy the program-specific eligibility requirements set by the college. 

NTA CUET Latest News

15 December 2022: CUET 2023 Exam Dates are OUT

NTA has published the CUET 2023 dates on the official website, and the details are discussed in this article. 

15 September 2022: CUET Result Out

NTA declared CUET results notification on its official website on 15th September, around 10 PM. 

15 July 2022: CUET Exam Concluded!

The National Testing Agency successfully concluded the NTA CUET Phase 1 Exam on 15 July. As per the paper analysis, the exam had a moderate difficulty level.

Approximately 9,50,804 aspirants registered for admission into 90 universities, competing for 5.4 lakh undergraduate seats. Check the CUET Exam Analysis for complete details related to the entrance exam.

23 June 2022: CUET Exam Dates Announced

The National Testing Agency has announced the CUET Exam Dates on 22 June. As per the latest notice, the exam is conducted from 15 Jul -10 Aug.

The exam is not just conducted in India but in 13 other cities outside the country and in 554 cities across India, making it the second-largest exam conducted this year. Check the official notification to learn more about the NTA CUET Exam Dates.

23 June 2022: CUET Application Registration & Correction Window Opened

Based on the demand of the students, the National Testing Agency opened the registration for CUET (UG) Exam 2022 for one last time.

As per the latest notice published by the NTA, those interested in applying for the exam could have filled out the form by 24 June 2022 (up to 11:50 pm).

Also, note that you are allowed to make the corrections only in the online mode.

05 May 2022: Last Date for CUET Online Registration Extended!

As per the recent news, the National Testing Agency extended the last date to submit the online application forms for the CUET entrance exam 2022.

After receiving many representations from the aspirants, NTA has decided to extend the last date for submission of online application forms for CUET (UG) - 2022.

For more information on application dates, check out the latest updates on the NTA CUET exam.

04 May 2022: The Application Correction window Opened!

The National Testing Agency has come up with a new option, i.e., a correction window. You could have edited/updated the application form within the window period if you have made mistakes while filling out the application form earlier.

You could have made the changes in the online form starting from 04 May 2022. NTA would not accept any change or modification after the window period.

02 April 2022: CUET 2022 Online Registration Date Postponed!

The National Testing Agency, which has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the Undergraduate Entrance Tests for all the Central Universities (CUs) for the academic session 2022-23, postponed the online registration date of the CUET exam.

As per the latest notice, NTA will have started the online registration process on 06 April 2022. Those interested in applying for the exam must read the detailed information from the prospectus available at participating universities' websites.

26 March 2022: NTA CUET 2022 Online Registration Dates Published!

As per the latest notice published by the National Testing Agency, the online registration process for the Common Universities Entrance Test started in April 2022. 

The Common University Entrance Test application form will be made available from 2nd April 2022. Note that the eligibility and courses offered will remain college-specific.

Those who wish to apply for the exam must check the required eligibility of the desired university for selecting the UG programs being offered. Go through the NTA CUET exam's latest updates to get more details on exam dates.

Common Universities Entrance Test Exam Pattern Published!

Recently, the exam pattern for CUET 2022 exam was presented, and it is known to have three sections: language, domain-specific, and general aptitude.

The exam is conducted in 13 different languages: Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarathi, Bengali, Assamese Punjabi, Odia, and English.

Read more: Best Online Classes to enhance your CUET preparation

NTA CUET Exam Online Registration Date!

As per the latest notice published by the UGC, aspirants could fill out the NTA CUET Application Form 2022 from the 2nd of April 2022.

You can complete the registration form online mode from the official website of NTA.

NTA CUET  2022 Online Registration Concluded!

The online application and correction window has concluded on May 31 (up to 9:00 pm). 

What Is CUET?

Many students appearing for this exam does not even know "What is CUET?".

Common University Entrance Test or commonly known as CUET, is a national-level entrance examination. Formerly known as Central University Common Entrance Test or CUCET, CUET is a more advanced and polished form of the exam. The test is conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA) to admit students to all the central universities and some privately owned institutes. Students appearing for CUET can select various colleges of their choice for counselling and can get admission to undergraduate programmes. This test is varied according to students’ choice of subjects, so students from the Science, Commerce and Arts streams can get admission to any course they prefer. 

Note, Science students having Physics, chemistry and maths can opt for admission to all the three streams like science, arts and commerce. However, commerce and arts students can only take admissions to either of the streams except for science. 

NTA is an organisation run by the Government to execute the National level entrance examinations in India. It is approved by the Union Council of Ministers and was established in 2017.

Common Universities Common Entrance Test Notification 2023 PDF 

Download the CUET Notification 2023 PDF. The PDF consists of CUET 2023 Exam Date, JEE and NEET exam dates. 

CUET 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

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

Check out the critical CUET 2023 Exam Date information in the table below. 

Event Dates 
The application form link will be active from 1st week of February (Announced)
Last date to submit applications To be notified
Last date to pay the application fee To be notified
CUET Application Correction Window To be notified
Admit card release date To be notified
CUET 2023 Exam Date 21st to 31st May 2023 (Announced)
The result will be declared on 3rd week of June 2023 (Announced)
CUET 2023 merit list To be notified
Counselling of CUET 2023 To be notified

Why Common Universities Common Entrance Test 2023 [CUET UG]?

  • It was observed that there is massive competition in top universities with high cut-off marks, so the exam was introduced to reduce the high cut-off standards for entering prestigious colleges.
  • The exam is a centralized test for top universities like Delhi, Banaras Hindu, Central University of Punjab, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • Instead of appearing for multiple entrance tests, you can focus on a single aptitude test to get admission to these top universities.

NTA CUET 2023 Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Name Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET UG 2023)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of Conduct Twice a year
Exam Level University Level
Courses Offered Undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs
Participating Colleges 90
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (Computer-based Test)
Exam duration 2 hours
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
NTA CUET Exam Centers 554 cities across India and 13 cities outside India
Mode of Counselling Offline
Official website nta.nic.in, cuet.samarth.ac.in

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Courses Offered through CUET Exam 2023

The number of programs, colleges, and list of courses may vary every year since the exam will now be conducted for admission to 90 central, private, state and deemed universities. 

Check out the table below for the list of CUET Courses offered by the participating institutes.

Degrees Courses Codes Universities
Integrated MCA Computer Science UI001 GSBU
B.Voc Biomedical Sciences U1002 CUHAR
B.Voc Industrial and Waste Management U1003 CUHAR
B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering UI004 CUHAR
B. Tech. Electrical Engineering UI005, UI016 CUHAR, CUKNK
B. Tech. Civil Engineering UI006 CUHAR
B. Tech. Printing and Packaging Technology UI007 CUHAR
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Botany UI008 CUJAM
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Zoology UI009, UI014 CUJAM, CUSKAS
Integrated B.Sc. Hons MSc Chemistry UI010 CUJAM
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Physics UI011, UI012 CUJAM, CUKAS
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Mathematics UI013 CUKAS
Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc Biotechnology UI015 CUKAS
BSc Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics UI018 CUKNK
BCA Computer Applications UI019 CUODA
Integrated M.Sc. Mathematics UI020, UI026, UI033 CUODA, CURAJ, CUTND
Integrated M.Sc. Biochemistry UI021 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology UI022 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry UI023, UI031 CURAJ, CUTND
Integrated M.Sc. Life Sciences UI032 CUTND
Integrated M.Sc. Environmental Science UI025 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Microbiology UI027 CURAJ
Integrated M.Sc. Physics UI028, UI034 CURAJ, CUTND
Integrated B.Sc. Textiles UI071 CUTND
Integrated M.Sc Economics UI036 BASE
B.Sc Hons. Economics UI037 CUAPH
BA Hons. Political Science UI038 CUAPH
BA Hons. German Studies UI041 CUGUJ
BA Hons. Chinese UI042, UI062 CUGUJ, CUJHD
Integrated MA Social Management UI043 CUGUJ
BA International Relations UI051 CUKER
BA English UI052 CUKNK
B.A Economics UI053 CUKNK
B.Sc Psychology UI055 CUKNK
B.Sc Geography UI056 CUKNK
BSc Geology UI057 CUKNK
BA Hons. Korean UI060 CUJHD
BA Social Science UI067 SPUP
BPA Music UI069 CUTND
B.A. Security Management UI070 SPUP
B.P.A Music UI49 CUTND

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

To be eligible to apply for the common aptitude test, 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 a minimum of 50% marks (for the general category) and 45% for the SC/ST category.
  • PG applicants in the general category must have completed a bachelor's degree with 55% aggregate marks. The minimum percentage required for SC and ST categories is 50%.
  • PhD applicants who have qualified CSIR UGC NET (JRF), GATE, and NBHM must register for the exam mandatorily.

CUET 2023 Application form

There is a standard registration process for UG, PG, and PhD courses.

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

  • Visit the official website of CUET UG and CUET PG as per requirement. 
  • The online window to register for the exam shall appear on the screen after clicking on 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 if you correctly filled 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.
  • Select any three universities you wish to secure admission to and select any three courses in each university.
  • 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.

Read more: Short tricks to manage CUET and boards preparation together

NTA Common University Entrance Test [UG] 2023 Application Fee

You can pay the application fee either online or offline 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.

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC/EWS Rs. 650/-
SC/ST/Third Gender Rs. 500/-
Other India Rs. 3000/-

We can expect the application fee to remain the same as last year. 

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CUET 2023 Exam Pattern

The UGC confirmed that the entrance exam is conducted in computer-based test (CBT) mode, i.e., online mode. The pattern of the question paper will comprise multiple-choice questions.

Also, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrongly answered question.

Check out the table below to know the CUET Exam Pattern 2023.

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

CUET 2023 Syllabus [Languages, Domain-Wise & General]

Knowing the syllabus plays a vital part in your preparation. However, there is no defined syllabus for the common aptitude test.

It is expected that the CUET Syllabus 2023 will include the following subjects:

  • Languages
  • Domain Test Subjects
  • General Test

CUET 2023 Exam Preparation Tips

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

Begin your NTA CUET preparation 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 concepts of standard 8th, 9th, and 10th mathematics, 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.
  • Also, practice more and more puzzle-related questions to improve your problem-solving skills.
  • It is essential to attempt at least two CUET mock tests weekly to analyze your preparation levels.
  • For domain-specific sections, read through your NCERT textbooks thoroughly. 
  • Lastly, if you don't feel confident with your preparations, seek help from the experts at Supergrads through CUET Online Coaching Classes

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.

  • 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 Common 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 call letter 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

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your Economics preparation for the NTA CUET exam

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.

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 college 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 need to select the desired program in the particular 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
  • Graduation Certificates
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Medical certificate (for PwD category)

Top Universities for NTA CUET 2023 Admissions

With the NTA Common Aptitude Test, you can get admission into any 90 universities. The following are some of the most popular universities for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Jamia Millia Islamia

  • This is the first university to target after giving CUET Exam 2023. This university was ranked the best central university in India through NIRF rankings released by the ministry of education in 2022.
  • Located in Delhi, this university offers 56 Undergraduate courses. 
  • Some popular courses at JMI include mass communication, law, architecture, engineering, and social work.

Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • JNU is the top 2nd university in Delhi and is a high-ranking university as per the NIRF ranking system.
  • The university is known for foreign language courses at the UG level.
  • It has been conducting its own entrance exam to select students for different courses.
  • This is awarded as the best university by the President of India.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your aptitude preparation for the NTA CUET exam

Banaras Hindi University

  • As per the NIRF ranking, BHU is ranked 3 among the other universities.
  • This is a famous, fully residential university located in Varanasi. 
  • Some popular courses at BHU include Agricultural Science, Environment, and sustainable development. Medicine, Law, Arts, Commerce, social sciences, and the performing arts.

University of Delhi

  • It is one of the top universities for various UG courses. More than 5.5 lakh students registered for Delhi University in 2020.
  • 20 colleges under the University of Delhi are placed in the top 50 NIRF of India.
  • University is known for its various courses like Social science, Economics, History, English, Psychology, Geography, and Political Science.
  • High competition at DU is ending due to the common aptitude test.

Aligarh Muslim University

  • Other religious students can also apply; however, most are Muslim applicants.
  • One of the oldest universities has off-campuses in West Bengal and Kerala. 
  • This university is ranked 17 overall universities ranking.
  • Some popular courses at Aligarh include engineering, law, medicine, social work, and management.

BHU Admissions through CUET 2023

From the academic year 2023, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will provide admission to different courses through the Common Universities Common Entrance Test.

As per an official announcement, the BHU admissions through CUET will conduct the selection process even in terms of opportunity and demography.

You will be required to take an aptitude test administered by NTA as a part of the selection process, assessing your aptitude, logical reasoning skills, and subject proficiency.

To qualify for the next round, you must score a minimum qualifying mark in the entrance exam. If you clear the exam, you must apply for admission by paying the requisite amount at the official website of BHU. 

The college and seat allotment will be based on the merit list prepared using the CUET score and eligibility criteria.

JNU Admissions through CUET 2023

This year, admission to various courses at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be conducted through the CUET exam. 

JNU offers ten undergraduate courses through various School of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies centres. Only those who score above the aptitude test cut-off are eligible for JNU admissions through CUET.

The university offers reservations as per the central government rules. Also, it provides scholarships like merit-cum-means scholarships, ford foundation scholarships, etc.

To be eligible for the UG programs at JNU, you should have passed Intermediate (10+2) from CBSE or any other recognized board with English as one of the core subjects. 

AMU Admissions through CUET 2023

As per the latest announcement, admission to various courses at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is yet to be finalized for this year. Last year the college adopted CUET for only 10 UG programs.

AMU admissions through CUET are made based on the marks scored on the aptitude test. Those who pass the entrance exam will be eligible for the counselling process and have to apply for admission on the official website of AMU. 

The university offers various courses such as B.A. (Hons.) Arabic, B.A. (Hons.) Communicative English, B.A. (Hons.) Geography, B.A. (Hons.) Philosophy, B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit, etc.

To apply for these courses, you must have completed 10+2 or equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate of English and the best three subjects.

Wishing you look luck with your preparations! 

Frequently Asked Questions

CUET 2023 is scheduled between 21st to 31 May 2023. Read the entire blogs to learn more.
As per the latest notice, the National Testing Agency conducts the Common Universities Entrance Test 2023.
Yes, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is included in CUET 2023. 
Jamia Millia Islamia University is the top central university in government rankings. Next is the Rajiv Gandhi University of Arunachal Pradesh scored followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU).
Yes. CUET exam is compulsory to get admission to Delhi University from the academic year 2023.

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