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CUET Answer Key 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : March 20, 2023


Reader's Digest: CUET answer key is nothing short of 'Aladin Ka Chirag.' It is the best way to calculate your performance and unlock your rank & dream university. If you will appear for the CUET exam, now it's the perfect time to dive into this blog post and learn in and out of the answer key. 

India's second-largest entrance exam, Common University Entrance Test (CUET), will commence in May 2023, and the NTA will release the CUET Provisional Answer Key 2023 after the exam concludes. 

With these answer keys in hand, you can verify and estimate your CUET scores, helping you understand the chances of getting into your dream university.  

The recorded responses are displayed for two to three days, and NTA doesn't entertain any further concerns with the final answer key after that. 

These CUET 2023 Answer Keys are released in 2 phases: 

  • Provisional Answer Key 
  • Official/Final Answer Key

NTA CUET Answer Key 2023 Dates

Ideally, the provisional CUET Answer Key will be released shortly after the exam. 

 Also, check out CUET Reservation Policy 2023 to know the probability of studying in these desired central universities in India. 

Check the table below for all the important events related to the NTA CUET Answer Key 2023.

Events Dates
CUET Exam Date 2023 21 to 31 May 2023
Release of Provisional CUET Answer Key for UG Courses To be announced
Raise Objections against the Provisional CUET Answer Key To be announced
CUET Answer Key Challenge Last Date To be announced
CUET Final Answer Key date To be announced
CUET Result 2023 To be announced

How to Download NTA CUET Answer Key 2023?

The National Testing Agency will release the NTA CUET Exam Result 2023 and the final answer key.

You can follow the instructions below to download the NTA CUET Answer Key 2023.

  • Visit the official website of the Common Universities Entrance Test - cuet.samarth.ac.in
  • On the home page, click on the 'CUET Answer Key 2023' tab.
  • Click on the 'login' button.
  • Enter your 'CUET Application ID' & 'date of birth and password.'
  • Click on the 'submit' button.
  • The answer key PDF will be displayed on the screen.
  • 'Download' the PDF and take a printout for future reference.

Details Mentioned on CUET Answer Key 2023

The NTA CUET answer key 2023 mentions the following details:

  • Date of the CUET exam
  • Question ID
  • Exam shift
  • Test paper code
  • Correct option ID

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How to Calculate Marks from CUET Answer Key 2023?

Using the CUET UG answer key, you can calculate your scores based on the following points:

  • Check your answers against the official answer key.
  • Count the total number of right and wrong answers.
  • Multiply the number of correct answers by 5
  • Multiply the number of incorrect answers by 1
  • Subtract the total score of correct answers and incorrect answers.
  • Predict your rank before the release of the CUET result.

Marking Scheme of NTA CUET Answer Key 2023

The official notification regarding the Common Universities Entrance Test marking scheme indicates a negative marking in the entrance exam.

The CUET Question Paper is divided into 3 sections, as explained in the table below.

Types of Response CUET Marking Scheme
Correct Answer or the Most Appropriate Answer +5 marks
Incorrect Answer -1 marks
Unanswered/Marked for Review 0 marks

If more than one option is found to be correct, then five marks (+5) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.

If all options are correct, then five marks (+5) will be awarded to all who have attempted the question.

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

CUET 2023 Score Calculation Formula 

Total Marks = (5*Number of Correct Answers) - (1*Number of Incorrect Answers)

What to Do After Downloading CUET 2023 Answer Key?

Estimate your CUET marks and verify the answers. 

However, if any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, NTA shall address it in the following manner:

  • To provide an opportunity for the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Keys with a non-refundable online payment of ₹ 200/- per question, challenged as processing charges. 
  • Only paid challenges made during the stipulated time through the key challenge links will be considered.
  • Challenges without justification/evidence and those filed on any other medium other than the prescribed link will not be considered.
  • The subject experts will examine all the challenges received, and then a final answer key will be displayed and declared.
  • NTA will not inform the candidates individually about the outcome of the challenges made.
  • The result will be compiled based on the final answer key declared.
  • Any challenge with valid justification filed on any medium other than the prescribed link will not be considered.
  • The NTA decision on the challenges will be final, and no further justification will be entertained.
  • The answer key is publicly displayed, and not every individual will be intimated. 

How to Raise Objections Against CUET 2023 Answer Key?

You can raise objections if you find discrepancies in the provisional answer key. 

You are allowed to file objections within the window period and only through online mode.

You can follow the below steps to raise objections against the provisional CUET Answer Key 2023.

  • Step 1 - Visit the official website.
  • Step 2 - Log in to your account using your application number and password/date of birth.
  • Step 3 - Click the "View/Challenge Answer Key" link.
  • Step 4 - Select the question you wish to raise the objection.
  • Step 5 - Upload the proof of objection for each question by clicking on the "choose file and upload" button.
  • Step 6 - Submit the objections by paying Rs.200 per question.
  • Step 7 - Pay this amount only through online mode.

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Important Points to Keep in Mind While Challenging CUET Answer Key 2023 

Go through the following points to challenge the answer key:

For MCQs, the candidates must choose one option corresponding to the correct or most appropriate answer.

In case of any discrepancy after the key verification, NTA will address it in the following way:

  • Evaluation of MCQs of all the tests/subjects will be carried out using final answer keys.
  • The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for the computation of the result of CUET (UG) - 2023.
  • For multi-shift papers, raw (actual) marks obtained by the candidates in different shifts/ sessions will be converted to NTA scores.
  • Based on the final answer keys, CUET UG results will be released.
  • No re-evaluation/re-checking of the result will take place. 
  • No scorecard will be dispatched to the candidates.
  • Candidates must check the official website for results. 


Summing Up - After releasing the CUET answer key, download the PDF, check your scores, and compare it to your answers in the paper. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a processing fee of RS. 200 for each answer you have claimed incorrect. The fee can be paid only through online mode.
You can follow the instructions given in the above post to download the CUET answer key from the official website.

The Provisional Answer Key is the first answer key released by the authorities to help you calculate the approximate exam scores. After the completion of the objection process, the Final Answer Key will be released. 

You can raise objections to the CUET Provisional answer key from the official website of CUET. Fill the objection form by entering the justification for your answer and pay the prescribed fee for each objection. 
You can calculate rough score of CUET on the basis of marking scheme by using the answer key.


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