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CUET Reservation Policy 2023

Author : Aparna

January 16, 2023

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Summary: The reservation policy of CUET is based on the rules set by the NTA authorities conducting CUET. The candidates in the reserved category always have an advantage over other candidates. NTA has released the CUET 2023 dates notifications; we can shortly expect the CUET Reservation Policy 2023 to be released for the next academic year. 

NTA introduced CUET for UG program admissions into Central, State, Deemed and Private universities with a set of CUET reservation policy 2023.

The UGC Chairman informed that the universities can enrol students for general and reserved seats based on CUET scores as per the university reservations. 

Therefore, remember that the respective university reservation policy or seat reservations remain unaffected.

When applying for admission at a particular central university, check the respective colleges' reservation policies. 

CUET 2023 Important Update: Did you know the CUET 2023 dates have been released? NTA issued a public notice on 15 December for CUET, NEET, and JEE Mains aspirants notifying the important CUET 2023 Exam Dates for the next academic year. Application process to begin from 1st week of February.

NTA CUET Reservation Policy 2023

By being aware of the CUET reservation policy, you are bound to understand the benefits, like application fees, cutoff marks, and course fees during admission. 

As per the rules set by the Government of India, NTA has some ground rules and CUET reservation policies. 

Check: Mistakes to Avoid During CUET Application Process 2023

CUET Exam Application Fees 2023 as per Reservation

The table below gives the CUET application fee details for every category. To be aware if you belong to the OBC category, confirm on the NCBC website. The rest fall into the general category. 

Note that the amount mentioned in the table below is INR.

Slot No. of Tests/ Subjects Categories
General OBC SC/ST/ Third gender/ PwBD Centres Out Side India
Slot-1 Up to 4 650 600 550 3000
Slot-2 Up to 5 650 600 550 3000

The processing charges and GST are to be paid by the candidate. 

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CUET Reservation Policy 2023 Documents

NTA does not entertain changes in category/ subcategories. Initially, what is filled in the application form will be considered throughout the admission process. 

Documents to be submitted while applying for CUET exams for each category of students are mentioned below. 

Failing to provide the documents shall be categorized in the default category. 

  • GEN-EWS category 

GEN-EWS certificate (Annexure-IA) must be uploaded on CUET (UG) - 2023 application. 

On failing to upload, at the time of online registration, the candidate has to upload a declaration [Declaration in Lieu of Gen-EWS Certificate at Annexure-IB] to that effect (Reference: No.F.No.20013/01/2018-BC-II).

  • OBC-NCL category

OBC-NCL certificate (Annexure-IIA) must be uploaded on CUET (UG) - 2023 application

On failing to upload, the candidate has to upload a declaration [Declaration in Lieu of OBC-NCL Certificate as per Annexure-IIB] to that effect. Visit http://www.ncbc.nic.in for the latest guidelines and updates on the Central List of State-wise OBCs. 

  • SC or ST category

Certificate (Annexure-III) must be uploaded, as per the latest guidelines of the Government of India.

  • PwBD category

UDID/ Annexure-IV (Form-PwBD(II))/ Annexure-V (Form-PwBD(III))/ AnnexureVI (Form-PwBD(IV)), whichever is applicable, issued by the notified medical authority needs to be uploaded. 

Candidates with Dyslexic must submit Annexure-VII (Form-DYSLEXIC-1) and

Annexure-VIII (Form-DYSLEXIC 2) instead of Annexure-IV (FormPwBD(II))/Annexure-V (Form-PwBD(III))/Annexure-VI (Form-PwBD(IV)). 

Only patients mentioned as "severe" in Dyslexia can apply under the PwBD category. And in such cases, Annexure-VII (Form DYSLEXIC-1) and Annexure-VIII (Form-DYSLEXIC-2) must be merged into a single pdf file and uploaded.

Check: CUET Eligibility Criteria 2023

CUET Provisions and Facilities for PwBD Candidates

In case of physical disability, the facility of a Scribe is offered as it becomes essential to write the examination supervised by the CMO/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care Institution.

Such students are also given Compensatory time of 15 minutes for 45 minutes exams and 20 minutes for one-hour examinations directed by the Government Guidelines. Candidates who are: 

  • Visually impaired or dyslexic
  • Have a disability in the upper limbs
  • Have lost fingers/hands

Can avail the facility of the scribe. These services are as per the office memorandum of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

Remember to opt for the facility while filling out the online application form. 

The candidate must produce a PwBD certificate or certificates of Dyslexic (Form DYSLEXIC 1 and DYSLEXIC 2). 

The Scribe will be provided by the National Testing Agency only. The candidates will "not" be allowed to bring their own scribe. 

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cuet mock tests

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 Important Points

  1. The minimum degree of disability should be 40% to be eligible for reservations for persons with specified disabilities.
  2. The “Guidelines will assess the extent of “specified disability” in a person to assess the extent of specified disability in a person included under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016)” notified in the Gazette of India by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] on 4 January 2018.

Check: NTA CUET Mock Tests 2023

CUET Seat Reservation for Central Universities 2023

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 are as follows: 

Categories CUET Reservation Percentage
General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS) 10%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.50%
Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer) 27%
Persons with Disabilities 5% in each category

Check: NTA CUET (UG) Admit Card 2023

The number of seats available for each category differs for colleges and their courses. Visit the official university website you are applying for before registering for the CUET exam 2023. 

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 and Admission Policy

  • Just appearing in CUET (UG) - 2023 does not allow admission to the desirous University.
  • The selection and admission are subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, merit list, medical fitness, verification of original documents, and other criteria required by the University you apply for.
  • Admissions are handled at the level of each of the Central Universities (CUs) for their respective programs. 
  • After NTA declares the CUET (UG) - 2023 result, the respective CUs will declare the counselling/ admission schedule and merit list based on the University.
  • For all admission-related procedures/queries, the candidates are advised to refer to the applied university's website after the declaration of the result of CUET (UG) – 2023.
  • NTA does not have any role in the preparation of the Merit List.

Check: CUET Online Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, however respective university reservation policy or seat reservations still remains unaffected.
Yes, SC, ST, and PwD candidates are required to give lesser application fees compared to general category.
GEN-EWS certificate (Annexure-IA) must be uploaded while registration process.
OBC-NCL certificate (Annexure-IIA) must be uploaded on the CUET application. 
Scribe will be provided by the National Testing Agency.

Certificate (Annexure-III) must be uploaded, as per the latest guidelines of the Government of India.

Visually impaired or dyslexic, disability in the upper limbs, and students without fingers/hands.

SC candidates must pay INR 650. 
  • Home
  • CUET Reservation Pol...

CUET Reservation Policy 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : January 16, 2023

SHARE

Summary: The reservation policy of CUET is based on the rules set by the NTA authorities conducting CUET. The candidates in the reserved category always have an advantage over other candidates. NTA has released the CUET 2023 dates notifications; we can shortly expect the CUET Reservation Policy 2023 to be released for the next academic year. 

NTA introduced CUET for UG program admissions into Central, State, Deemed and Private universities with a set of CUET reservation policy 2023.

The UGC Chairman informed that the universities can enrol students for general and reserved seats based on CUET scores as per the university reservations. 

Therefore, remember that the respective university reservation policy or seat reservations remain unaffected.

When applying for admission at a particular central university, check the respective colleges' reservation policies. 

CUET 2023 Important Update: Did you know the CUET 2023 dates have been released? NTA issued a public notice on 15 December for CUET, NEET, and JEE Mains aspirants notifying the important CUET 2023 Exam Dates for the next academic year. Application process to begin from 1st week of February.

NTA CUET Reservation Policy 2023

By being aware of the CUET reservation policy, you are bound to understand the benefits, like application fees, cutoff marks, and course fees during admission. 

As per the rules set by the Government of India, NTA has some ground rules and CUET reservation policies. 

Check: Mistakes to Avoid During CUET Application Process 2023

CUET Exam Application Fees 2023 as per Reservation

The table below gives the CUET application fee details for every category. To be aware if you belong to the OBC category, confirm on the NCBC website. The rest fall into the general category. 

Note that the amount mentioned in the table below is INR.

Slot No. of Tests/ Subjects Categories
General OBC SC/ST/ Third gender/ PwBD Centres Out Side India
Slot-1 Up to 4 650 600 550 3000
Slot-2 Up to 5 650 600 550 3000

The processing charges and GST are to be paid by the candidate. 

cuet online coaching

cuet online coaching

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 Documents

NTA does not entertain changes in category/ subcategories. Initially, what is filled in the application form will be considered throughout the admission process. 

Documents to be submitted while applying for CUET exams for each category of students are mentioned below. 

Failing to provide the documents shall be categorized in the default category. 

  • GEN-EWS category 

GEN-EWS certificate (Annexure-IA) must be uploaded on CUET (UG) - 2023 application. 

On failing to upload, at the time of online registration, the candidate has to upload a declaration [Declaration in Lieu of Gen-EWS Certificate at Annexure-IB] to that effect (Reference: No.F.No.20013/01/2018-BC-II).

  • OBC-NCL category

OBC-NCL certificate (Annexure-IIA) must be uploaded on CUET (UG) - 2023 application

On failing to upload, the candidate has to upload a declaration [Declaration in Lieu of OBC-NCL Certificate as per Annexure-IIB] to that effect. Visit http://www.ncbc.nic.in for the latest guidelines and updates on the Central List of State-wise OBCs. 

  • SC or ST category

Certificate (Annexure-III) must be uploaded, as per the latest guidelines of the Government of India.

  • PwBD category

UDID/ Annexure-IV (Form-PwBD(II))/ Annexure-V (Form-PwBD(III))/ AnnexureVI (Form-PwBD(IV)), whichever is applicable, issued by the notified medical authority needs to be uploaded. 

Candidates with Dyslexic must submit Annexure-VII (Form-DYSLEXIC-1) and

Annexure-VIII (Form-DYSLEXIC 2) instead of Annexure-IV (FormPwBD(II))/Annexure-V (Form-PwBD(III))/Annexure-VI (Form-PwBD(IV)). 

Only patients mentioned as "severe" in Dyslexia can apply under the PwBD category. And in such cases, Annexure-VII (Form DYSLEXIC-1) and Annexure-VIII (Form-DYSLEXIC-2) must be merged into a single pdf file and uploaded.

Check: CUET Eligibility Criteria 2023

CUET Provisions and Facilities for PwBD Candidates

In case of physical disability, the facility of a Scribe is offered as it becomes essential to write the examination supervised by the CMO/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care Institution.

Such students are also given Compensatory time of 15 minutes for 45 minutes exams and 20 minutes for one-hour examinations directed by the Government Guidelines. Candidates who are: 

  • Visually impaired or dyslexic
  • Have a disability in the upper limbs
  • Have lost fingers/hands

Can avail the facility of the scribe. These services are as per the office memorandum of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

Remember to opt for the facility while filling out the online application form. 

The candidate must produce a PwBD certificate or certificates of Dyslexic (Form DYSLEXIC 1 and DYSLEXIC 2). 

The Scribe will be provided by the National Testing Agency only. The candidates will "not" be allowed to bring their own scribe. 

cuet mock tests

cuet mock tests

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 Important Points

  1. The minimum degree of disability should be 40% to be eligible for reservations for persons with specified disabilities.
  2. The “Guidelines will assess the extent of “specified disability” in a person to assess the extent of specified disability in a person included under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016)” notified in the Gazette of India by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] on 4 January 2018.

Check: NTA CUET Mock Tests 2023

CUET Seat Reservation for Central Universities 2023

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 are as follows: 

Categories CUET Reservation Percentage
General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS) 10%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.50%
Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer) 27%
Persons with Disabilities 5% in each category

Check: NTA CUET (UG) Admit Card 2023

The number of seats available for each category differs for colleges and their courses. Visit the official university website you are applying for before registering for the CUET exam 2023. 

CUET Reservation Policy 2023 and Admission Policy

  • Just appearing in CUET (UG) - 2023 does not allow admission to the desirous University.
  • The selection and admission are subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, merit list, medical fitness, verification of original documents, and other criteria required by the University you apply for.
  • Admissions are handled at the level of each of the Central Universities (CUs) for their respective programs. 
  • After NTA declares the CUET (UG) - 2023 result, the respective CUs will declare the counselling/ admission schedule and merit list based on the University.
  • For all admission-related procedures/queries, the candidates are advised to refer to the applied university's website after the declaration of the result of CUET (UG) – 2023.
  • NTA does not have any role in the preparation of the Merit List.

Check: CUET Online Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, however respective university reservation policy or seat reservations still remains unaffected.
Yes, SC, ST, and PwD candidates are required to give lesser application fees compared to general category.
GEN-EWS certificate (Annexure-IA) must be uploaded while registration process.
OBC-NCL certificate (Annexure-IIA) must be uploaded on the CUET application. 
Scribe will be provided by the National Testing Agency.

Certificate (Annexure-III) must be uploaded, as per the latest guidelines of the Government of India.

Visually impaired or dyslexic, disability in the upper limbs, and students without fingers/hands.

SC candidates must pay INR 650. 

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