How To Get Admission In Central Universities Through CUCET?

In the recent news, the Ministry of Education has announced that each one of you must appear for Common Entrance Test in order to get admission to Central Universities. But due to the ongoing situation, the newly added universities have dropped CUCET this year. 

From the next year, all the 54 Central Universities shall conduct CUCET for offering admission to various UG and PG courses. To get a deep insight into how to get admission into central universities through CUCET, this post shall explain the process for all universities. 

Since this is a new format for getting admission into UG and PG courses, you might be confused about the admission process. Read the complete post to know the process. 

CUCET College/University List

Before we move to the admission process, let us check out the list of colleges under CUCET. So, the below table lists central universities across India.

There a total of 54 Central Universities which shall conduct CUCET to offer admissions into various UG and PG courses. Through the common entrance test, you can apply for various Courses Offered through CUCET

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University Location Established Specialization
Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram 2019 General
Central University of Andhra Pradesh Anantapur 2019 General
National Sanskrit University Tirupati 1956 Sanskrit
Rajiv Gandhi University Itanagar 1985 General
Assam University Silchar 1994 General
Tezpur University Tezpur 1994 General
Central University of South Bihar Gaya 2009 General
Mahatma Gandhi Central University Motihari 2016 General
Nalanda University Rajgir, Nalanda 2010 International university
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University Samastipur 1905 Agriculture
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Bilaspur 1983 General
Central Sanskrit University New Delhi 1970 Sanskrit
Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi 1985 Distance education
Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi 1920 General
Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi 1969 General
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University New Delhi 1962 Sanskrit
South Asian University New Delhi 2010 International university
University of Delhi New Delhi 1922 General
Central University of Gujarat Gandhinagar 2009 General
Central University of Haryana Mahendragarh 2009 General
Central University of Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala 2009 General
Central University of Jammu Jammu 2011 General
Central University of Kashmir Srinagar 2009 General
Central University of Jharkhand[note 6] Ranchi 2009 General
Central University of Karnataka[note 6] Kalaburagi 2009 General
Central University of Kerala[note 6] Kasaragod 2009 General
Dr. Hari Singh Gour University Sagar 1946 General
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Amarkantak 2007 General
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Wardha 1997 Hindi language
Central Agricultural University Imphal 1993 Agriculture
Manipur University Imphal 1980 General
National Sports University Imphal 2018 Sports
North Eastern Hill University Shillong 1973 General
Mizoram University Aizawl 2000 General
Nagaland University Lumami 1994 General
Central University of Odisha Koraput 2009 General
Pondicherry University Pondicherry 1985 General
Central University of Punjab Bathinda 2009 General
Central University of Rajasthan Ajmer 2009 General
Sikkim University Gangtok 2007 General
Central University of Tamil Nadu Tiruvarur 2009 General
Indian Maritime University Chennai 2008 Marine science
English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad 1958 English and Foreign languages
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad 1998 Urdu language
University of Hyderabad Hyderabad 1974 General
Tripura University Agartala 1987 General
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh 1920 General
University of Allahabad Prayagraj 1887 General
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow 1996 General
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi 1916 General
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Raebareli 2013 Aviation science
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Jhansi 2014 Agriculture
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar 1973 General
Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan 1921 General

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How to get admission to 14 existing Universities conducting CUCET?

There are few stages included in the CUCET Admission process that must be followed carefully to get admission into the Central Universities. 


  • Before you fill the application, make sure to satisfy the eligibility criteria. 
  • Each university has slight changes in the eligibility criteria for each course. Hence, check the detailed CUCET Eligibility Criteria for knowing the reservation of seats, age limit, educational qualification. 

Application Process

  • Before filling the form, you need to complete the registration process using a valid email id and phone number. 
  • Using these credentials, you can fill the CUCET Application Form with the right details.
  • Keep all your scanned documents ready in the correct specifications to upload.
  • Choose your desired test center from the list available. 
  • After the successful application process, you shall receive an SMS and email to your registered mobile number and email ID. 


  • Based on the successful application process, you shall receive your CUCET Admit Card.
  • You need to appear for the online aptitude test CUCET. 
  • This is an online mode of exam conducted for a total of 100 marks. 

Merit List

  • Based on the test score, you shall be shortlisted for the counseling process. 
  • You need to score above the cut-off marks in order to be eligible for the further stage. 
  • The counseling process shall be conducted separately by the university. 

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How to get admission into new universities conducting CUCET?

Along with 14 existing central universities, a new set of 40 universities are added. If you wish to get admission into any of the central universities, you need to appear for the counselling process after the CUCET Exam

  • Each participating university shall conduct the counselling process separately.  After clearing the entrance test, you need to register for the counselling process. 
  • Based on the rank list released by the universities, you shall be invited to the counselling process.
  • Universities shall also release cut-off marks for various courses separately. 
  • The cut-off will be prepared based on various factors like availability of seats, candidates' performance in exams, etc.
  • With the prescribed documents, you need to appear for counselling after registration. 

Latest News on CUCET Admissions

As per the latest updates on CUCET, the application form shall be released tentatively in June 2021. A single application form needs to be filled to apply for various colleges. Along with various Central Universities, even Delhi University shall conduct the admission for their courses through CUCET. 

So, if you are studying in 12th grade or cleared 12th grade, then don't miss applying for CUCET to get admission into your desired university. 

How to get admissions to the top 5 central universities through CUCET? 

Getting admission to the top 5 central universities requires extensive preparation levels. Here are few expert tips on clearing CUCET with a high score to get admission to the top 5 universities. 

  • Firstly, be thorough with the pattern of the entrance exam. Know the marking scheme.
  • Go through the detailed syllabus for important topics in each subject.
  • You can make a note of topics in which you are strong and weak separately. This shall help in focussing on the topics easily. 
  • Keep all the required study materials, books, and questions ready in hand while you are preparing.
  • Prepare a study plan as per your convenience that covers the entire syllabus. Also, make sure to complete studying all topics one month before the exam. 
  • In this one month, you can do the revision. It is very important to revise all the topics you have studied once again in order to remember things well.
  • Solve previous year's question papers to know the difficulty level of the exam and type of questions asked. 
  • Attempt mock tests to analyze your preparation levels. 

Changes in Admission Process of Top 5 Universities

As CUCET is introduced as an entrance exam for offering admission into the top 5 universities, there are many changes observed in the admission process. The below table shows a comparison of how the admission process was conducted earlier and how is it revised now.

University Previous Admission Process Revised Admission Process
DU The university considered the marks secured by candidates in 12th and shortlist the candidates based on cut off marks From 2022, there is single entrance examination CUCET conducted for admission into all UG and PG courses
BHU Banaras Hindu University considered the marks secured in 12th standard. A minimum of 50% is required to apply for BHU. Currently, the same process is repeated. Due to the ongoing situation, the CUCET is paused and shall be conducted from 2022. 
AMU Aligarh Muslim University conducts an entrance examination after which you shall be shortlisted for the admission process. From 2022, AMU shall conduct CUCET for offering admissions to their UG and PG courses.
JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University conducts a separate entrance exam for admission to UG and PG courses. Due to the unexpected situation across the country, the single examination CUCET is dropped by JNU and will commence from 2022.
Jamia Millia Islamia You are shortlisted for final selection based on the scores in the entrance test conducted by JMI. From the next year, JMI shall conduct CUCET for admission into UG and PG Courses. 


How can I get admission in Central University?

You need to fill the application form to appear for CUCET 2021 and upon clearing the exam you can get admission into the Central University. 

Which central university is best in CUCET?

Banaras Hindu University and Jamia Millia Islamia University are the top two universities in CUCET. 

What are the changes introduced in admission to Central Universities?

As per the new process, you need to appear for CUCET to get admission into Central Universities.