CUET Reservation Policy 2024

Author : Aparna

Updated On : July 21, 2023


Summary: CUET Reservation Policy 2024 will release for next academic year; let's take a look at the policies in this article. The reservation policy is based on the rules set by the NTA authorities conducting the exam.

The candidates in the reserved category always have an advantage over other applicants. NTA introduced CUET for UG program admissions into Central, State, Deemed and Private universities with a set of CUET reservation policy 2024.

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. 

NTA CUET Reservation Policy 2024

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

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 2024

CUET Exam Application Fees 2024 as per Reservation

The table below gives the CUET application fee details for every category. If you belong to the OBC category, check and confirm on the NCBC website. The rest fall into the general category. 

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

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

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CUET Reservation Policy 2024 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) - 2024 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) - 2024 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 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 2024

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 Reservation Policy 2024 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 2024

CUET Seat Reservation for Central Universities 2024

CUET Reservation Policy 2024 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 2024

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 2024. 

CUET Reservation Policy 2024 and Admission Policy

  • Just appearing in CUET (UG) - 2024 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 each Central Universities (CUs) level for their respective programs. 
  • After NTA declares the CUET (UG) - 2024 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 declaring the result of CUET (UG) – 2024.
  • NTA does not have any role in the preparation of the Merit List.

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This CUET Reservation Policy is important in ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, have access to the same educational opportunities. CUET Reservation Policy 2024 offers a fair and equitable policy that allows students from diverse backgrounds to pursue higher education at top universities in India. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the CUET Reservation Policy for all central universities?

Does the application price vary for each category?

What are the documents to be submitted for GEN-EWS category?

What documents are to be submitted for OBC-NCL category?

Who will offer scribe?

What documents to be uploaded for SC/ ST candidates to apply for reservations?

Who can avail scribe?

How much does a SC candidates pay for CUET application?


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