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Central Universities Common Entrance Test

CUET Exam 2024:  NTA has announced that the Central University Entrance Test 2024 (CUET 2024 Exam) for admission to various UG and PG programs will commence from 15 to 31st May 2024. Here are some best tips for your CUET Exam preparation.

CUCET Full form is Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) which is now renamed as the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a national-level entrance exam conducted to provide admissions to top-ranking Central universities in India. Earlier, CUCET Exam is conducted jointly by 14 central universities but with the effect of the year 2024, this exam will be administered by NTA (National Testing Agency). The main purpose of this CUCET 2024 is to take admission of the candidates in UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses offered in all the participating institutions. The online registration of the CUCET Application will commence in the first week of  January 2024.  The CUCET 2024 for UG courses is likely to be held in the Second week of May. 

CUCET Exam 2024

CUCET Exam Notification 2024:

CUET 2024 News Update: According to the new guidelines of UGC, the CUCET 2024 exam (now renamed as CUET 2024) is mandatory for getting admission to UG courses (Bachelor degree courses) in any of the 45 Central Universities of India. This step is taken by UGC to ease the burden of the 12th students. Till the last year, most of the central universities used to admit students on the basis of their 12th board marks. But now the 12th score will no longer affect the admission process in these universities. Admissions to all the undergraduate courses will be offered solely on the basis of their CUCET scores. CUCET is now renamed CUET and this exam will be administered by National Testing Agency. 

Last year the exam was held in 308 centers across 161 cities in India and a total of 97,416 candidates appeared in the CUET 2024 Exam. This year a higher no. of candidates are expected to sit in the exam as UGC has made the exam compulsory for undergraduate admissions in all central universities. 

What is the CUET Exam 2024?

The CUCET 2024 Exam is held once a year across 161 cities in India. It is a computer-based entrance test held in online mode at the examination centers. Until last year UGC used to conduct this exam in pen-paper mode but now NTA has taken charge and now it will conduct the exam in Computer Based Mode. It is held in 13 languages which are Engish, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu. The exam will comprise a language test, two domain-specific tests, and a general test.  The total duration of the CUET 2024 exam is two hours. This year all 54 universities are likely to participate in this exam, especially for UG Admissions 2024. Many central universities also use the CUCET PG score to provide admissions to postgraduate courses. 

Who Can Apply for Common Universities Entrance Test?

Candidates who want to apply for undergraduate courses, post-graduate courses, or doctoral courses can apply for the CUET exam. If you have completed your 12th or appear in the 12th board exams this year and wish to pursue a Bachelor's degree course (UG) afterward, then you should apply for the CUET (UG) Exam 2024. 

Highlights of CUCET Exam 2024

Exam Name

Central University  Entrance Test (Earlier known as CUCET)

Conducting Body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Mode of Exam


Medium of Exam

English and 12 other languages

Duration of Exam

2 hours 

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking

Yes (+3 Marks for each right answer and -1 for each wrong answer)

Sections and Number of Questions

Part A: 25 questions

Part B: 75 questions 

Some Integrated Papers: 100 questions

Official Website

CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria:

To appear in Central University Entrance Test the candidate must meet certain eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements vary according to the course you will be applying for. Eligibility criteria for CUET UG Exam 2024, CUET PG Exam 2024, and CUET Ph.D. vary from each other. Below we have mentioned the details related to the CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria.

To apply for the CUCET Exam 2024, candidates need to meet CUET eligibility criteria 2024 which are set by the Central Universities and National Testing Agency. Given below are the eligibility criteria for the CUCET Exam 2024 -

(i) CUET UG Exam 2024: Candidates have to have passed class XII from a recognized board in order to be admitted to Bachelor’s degree programs in the Central Universities. The candidate has to secure a minimum of 50 percent in class XII for the General category candidates, and a minimum of 45 percent in class XII for SC/ST category candidates. The subjects required to be studied in class 12th vary according to the course you are applying for.

(ii) CUET PG Exam 2024: Candidates who are applying for a master’s degree must complete a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Candidates who are applying for admission in the same field of Bachelor’s or different have to secure a minimum of 55 percent (General)/ 50 percent (SC/ST) to appear for CUCET 2024.

(iii) CUET Ph.D. Exam 2024: Candidates who want to apply for the Ph.D. program must have a Master’s degree from a recognized university or institute to apply for admission to the Ph.D. The aspirants need to have secured a minimum of 55 percent for general, 50 percent for SC/ST to be appearing for the CUCET Exam 2024.

Courses Offered Through CUET 2024:

  • Aspirants can appear for the CUET Exam for admission into different courses that are offered by the central universities and their affiliated colleges. Some of the most popular universities that participate in the CUET Exam 2024 are Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Allahabad, Banaras Hindu University, etc. 
  • The courses offered under the CUET 2024 incorporate Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and Ph.D. programs. Please note that the CUET exam 2024 has been made compulsory for admissions in the Bachelor's degree courses offered by all 45 central universities in India
  • Central Universities of Jammu, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Kashmir, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Bangalore School of Economics will participate in CUCE Exam.

Courses Offered by CUCET (CUET) 

Name of the Course

Number of Courses across Universities

UG and Integrated Courses


B.Ed., PG, M.Ed., Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. & PG Diploma Programs       


MPhil/Ph.D. Programs


CUCET Colleges List and Courses:

As we have already discussed, University Grants Commission has announced that CUET exam scores will now be used by all the central universities and their affiliated colleges for the admission process. Instead of 12th marks, the UG admissions to all central universities funded by UGC will be given through CUCET 2024. So, in this context, we have mentioned the list of CUCET 2024 Participating Colleges:


CUCET 2024 Participating Universities


Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi


Delhi University, New Delhi


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh


Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow


Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur


Tezpur University, Tezpur


University of Allahabad, Prayagraj


Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan


Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar


English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad


North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong


Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar


University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad


Manipur University, Imphal


Pondicherry University, Pondicherry


Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar


Tripura University, Agartala


Assam University, Silchar


Nagaland University, Lumami


Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalay, Wardha


Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad


Mizoram University Aizawl


Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak


Sikkim University, Gangtok


Central University of South Bihar, Gaya


Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University, Samastipur


National Sanskrit University, Tirupati


Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi


Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi


Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi


Central Agricultural University, Imphal


Indian Maritime University, Chennai


Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar


Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh


Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala


Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar


Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi


Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi


Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod


Central University of Odisha, Koraput


Central University of Punjab, Bathinda


Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer


Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur


Nalanda University,Nalanda


South Asian University, New Delhi


Central University of Jammu, Jammu


Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Raebareli


Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi


Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari


National Sports University, Imphal


Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram


Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur

Courses Offered Under CUET Exam 2024:

Below we have given the list of courses offered under CUET Exam 2024. The candidates can check out the list of Courses offered by various central universities through the Central University Entrance Test 2024. 

Courses Offered under CUET Exam 2024

UG Courses

PG Courses

Integrated MCA (BCA+MCA)

M.A Education 

B.Voc Biomedical Sciences

M.Ed Education

B.Voc. Industrial & Waste Management 

M.A (English, English Literature & Language)

B.Tech (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Printing & Packing Technology)

M.A (English & Foreign Languages)

Integrated BSc. Hons. MSc. (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biotechnology)

M.A (English & Comparative Languages)

BSc. ( Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)

M.A (Linguistics & Language Technology)

BCA (Computer Applications)

M.A (Hindi, Punjabi, Classical Tamil Studies, Kannada, History, Sanskrit, Odia, Telugu)

Integrated MSc. (Mathematics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Physics, Textiles, Economics)

M.A (History & Archeology)

BSc. Hons. (Economics)

MSc. (Geography, Applied Geology, Sociology)

BA Hons. (Political Science, Chinese, German Studies)

M.A (Social Work)

BA (English, Economics, International Relations, Social Science, Security Management)

MSW (Social Work)

Integrated MA (Social Management)

MSc. (Lifesciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition Biology, Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science)

BSc. (Geology, Psychology, Geography)

MSc. (Computer Science- Big Data Analytics)

MSc. (Physics)

BA Hons. (Korean)

MSc. Physics; Computational Physics

BPA (Music)

MSc. (Statistics)


MSc. Yoga Therapy

M.A Cultural Informatics

M.A Development Studies

MSc. Digital Society 

M.A (Comparative Religion, Defence & Strategic Studies)

M.A (Tibetan, Folklore, Islamic Studies)

M.A (Political Science, International Relations & Political Science, Public Administration & Policy Studies)

M.A (Actuarial Economics)

M.A (Economics, General Economics)

M.A (Urdu, Gujarati, Psychology, Chinese, German Studies)

MSc. (Nanotechnology)

M.A (Sports Physiology, Sports Biochemistry, Sports Nutrition, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Psychology)

M.A (Folk Loristic and Tribal Studies)

MSc. (Geoinformatics)

CUCET: Central Universities Codes

University Name


Central University of Jammu


Central University of Karnataka


Central University of Kerala


Central University of Tamil Nadu


Central University of Haryana


Central University of Rajasthan


Central University of Jharkhand


Central University of South Bihar


Central University of Punjab


Central University of Kashmir


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