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How to Calculate CUET Score?

Author : Aparna

Updated On : April 24, 2023


Summary: NTA has prescribed the marking scheme and the formula to calculate the raw score of the CUET exam. Candidates can resort to these to get an idea of their performance in the exam.

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is one of the annual entrance examinations conducted by the National Testing Agency.

The candidates clearing this exam become eligible for admission to UG courses offered by central universities.

Calculating the CUET exam score is very easy as one has to consider the correct and incorrect answers along with the prescribed marking scheme.

The raw score thus calculated is considered for final selection in the exam. Let's understand how to calculate CUET score?

How to Calculate CUET Score?

Marking Scheme: 

The marking scheme is essential to the CUET 2023 exam as it outlines how the agency will evaluate the paper.

Thus, candidates should understand the marking scheme to plan the correct approach for the CUET exam.

You can check the detailed CUET marking scheme as per the CUET exam pattern for the exam in the table below:

Particulars CUET Marking Scheme
Correct Answer 5 marks
Incorrect Answer 1 mark
Unattempted Answer No marks

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How to Calculate CUET Score?

The CUET score is calculated based on the marking scheme used for the exam.

Here are the steps that you can use to calculate the CUET score for the examination.

For CUET preparation, check the CUET Syllabus 2023

  • Determine the total number of questions attempted in the CUET exam.
  • Next, use the CUET answer key to determine the total number of correct answers and incorrect answers.
  • Resort to the marking scheme. To calculate the raw answers for the examination. Use the following formula to calculate the raw score.

(Number of correct answers x 5) - (Number of incorrect answers x 1)

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CUET Marks V/S Percentile

The CUET exam's raw score is calculated using the marking scheme and deducting the wrong answers from the total score.

Whereas the percentile score is calculated by considering the total number of candidates and the marks, they secured in the exam based on the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam and their scores. 

The percentile score is technically derived by considering the candidate’s performance relative to other candidates.

Check: What is General Test in CUET

Refer to the table below to understand the difference between them. 

CUET Marks  CUET Percentile
200 - 188 100
187 - 170 99
169 - 150 98 - 97
149 - 130 96 - 95
129 - 110 94 - 93
109 - 90 92 - 90
89 - 80 89 - 84
79 - 70 83 - 80
69 - 60 79 - 75
59 - 50 74 - 70
49 - 40 69 - 55
39 - 20 54 - 30

Check: How To Prepare For CUET Physical Education


The CUET exam is one of the anticipated examinations of 2023. Having an idea of the marking scheme helps calculate the marks better. If you will write the CUET examination, check out the free study material and PYPs available on the official website of TopRankers for effective preparation. 

Check: How To Prepare For CUET Psychology 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

As per the CUET marking scheme, 5 marks will be assigned to the correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for the incorrect answer.
The raw score for CUET is calculated by adding up all the correct answers and subtracting 1 mark for each incorrect answer from the total score.
The percentile score for CUET is calculated based on the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam and their scores. The agency follows the formula prescribed to calculate the percentile score.
The final score for CUET is calculated based on the candidate's percentile score and the average marks secured by all students in one shift.
The CUET scorecard is usually released within a few days of the exam candidates can check the same on the official website of the agency.


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