CUCET 2024 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2024 Notification

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Exam Summary

Exam Name Central Universities Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As CUCET
Organizing Authority Central University of Rajasthan (For 2018)
Official Website
Exam Type Central Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered Undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses
Mode of Exam Pen-Paper based
Number of questions 100
Total Marks 100
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam Date 28-29 April 2018

What is CUCET?

Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET is a nationwide entrance test organized for admissions into undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D-level courses in the following universities:

CUCET 2018 was conducted on 28-29 April 2018. The basic eligibility criterion is class 12th pass. The exam consists of a total of 100 question divided into 2 parts.

Structure of CUCET exam

The CUCET examination is an offline pen-and-paper-based evaluation conducted on an OMR sheet and comprises a total of 100 multiple choice questions divided amongst two parts – Part A and Part B.

Medium of Language: CUCET is to be written in English only and no other language is offered as an option.

Allotment of marks: The rules for evaluation are the same for all kinds of question papers. Each correct answer carries 1 mark (according to the revised scheme) while every wrong answer is associated with negative 0.25 marks. The maximum score obtainable is thus 100.

Part A holds 25 MCQs while Part B holds 75. Part B is again sub-divided into multiple sections of 25 questions each; a selected few sections are mandatory while anyone section must be picked and attempted from the remaining.

The questions that form Part A deal with the following subjects: English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, and Analytical Skills. The examinee has no choice but to be fairly well-versed with all these topics, irrespective of the course being applied for.

Part B contains course-specific queries that are usually asked from subjects that were already taught to the candidate prior to applying for CUCET. The questions that make up Part B are dictated by the type of program the applicant intends to enroll in.

Course Exam structure
MBA/MCA/LLM/LLB, certain integrated courses or a program in arts Paper consisting of 100 MCQs pertaining to English, reasoning ability, data interpretation/numerical analysis, general awareness, and analytical skills
Ph.D Part A (50 questions) and Part B (50 questions). Part A is filled with MCQs on research methodology, English, general knowledge and numerical ability. Part B includes objective-type queries related to the field that the candidate wishes to pursue his/her Ph.D in.
B.Ed The MCQs are grouped into three parts: Part A (25 MCQs), Part B (35 MCQs) and Part C (40 MCQs).

Part A is concerned with general awareness, Part B with teaching aptitude, and Part C is broken up into 4 sections: Social Sciences, Language, Physical Science & Mathematics, and Life Sciences.

CUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Only Indian citizens are permitted to write CUCET.

Given below is a table consisting of a detailed set of eligibility criteria for each course. Each cell has the basic requirements needed for the corresponding degree:

Central University of Haryana Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree with a minimum score of 55% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) Several Unavailable
Central University of Jammu Unavailable Bachelor’s degree (minimum 50% marks, while 45% for SC/ST categories) Master’s degree (minimum 50% marks, while 45% for SC/ST categories) Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination
Central University of Jharkhand Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Unavailable Master’s degree Unavailable
Central University of Kashmir Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination
Central University of Karnataka Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Unavailable Unavailable Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination
Central University of Kerala Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination Bachelor’s degree Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
Central University of Punjab Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Master’s degree Unavailable Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination
Central University of Rajasthan Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Unavailable Master’s degree Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination
Central University of Tamil Nadu Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Unavailable Master’s degree Passed 10 +2 or an equivalent examination
Central University of South Bihar Unavailable Bachelor’s degree Unavailable Unavailable Passed 12th or an equivalent certification from an approved board

No age limit is enforced on candidates taking up the CUCAT examination. One of the involved colleges (Central University of Kerala), however, takes applicants only below 19 years of age for its undergraduate programs and below 25 years of age for the postgraduate courses.

The Central University of Haryana keeps several qualifications as its criteria for eligibility in case of admissions into Ph.D. The applicant should satisfy any one of the following requirements for acceptance into this course:

  • Possession of an M.Phil degree.
  • Qualified UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET or SLET or a holder of Teacher Fellowship.
  • Teacher in a constituent/affiliated college/department of the university with a minimum of two years of research experience.
  • Working professional with a minimum of three years’ experience and a holder of a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD).

Unique to the Central University of Punjab is the option of a PG Diploma. The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in order to enter this program.

Application forms and submission procedure

A bulleted list containing the steps involved in the online process is shown below:

  • Filling the online application form
  • Uploading scanned documents (photo and signature)
  • Payment of the examination fee

Step-1: Registration

Registrations for CUCET start with the submission of the application form in digital format only (offline mode is not available). The online form needs to be filled through the official website of CUCET. All the relevant details have to be typed in.

The candidate may select no more than three participating institutes that he/she is willing to consider. Around three courses that the applicant is eligible for can be chosen from each shortlisted university. Choosing a convenient test center is also necessary.

Step-2: Uploading documents

The next step is to upload softcopies of the scanned photograph as well as signature. After the documents have been attached, the CUCET exam fee needs to be given before proceeding further.

Step-3: Fee Payment

The cost amounts to Rs. 800 for General/OBC and Rs. 350 for SC/ST, which can either be paid via credit card/debit card/net banking or through the e-challan mode by depositing the money in an SBI branch.

Bank charges of Rs. 50 are added to the base fee in both cases, meaning that the total expenditure becomes Rs. 850 and Rs. 400 for General/OBC and SC/ST, respectively. Students from the PWD category are exempted from any payment whatsoever.

Admit Card

CUCET 2018 will be held in the 3rd week of May.

If the applicant complies with each instruction while filling the form and makes the payment accordingly, a confirmation will be sent to the email address and phone number provided in the submitted application as soon as the transaction has been successfully processed.

The candidate’s admit card shall be downloadable from the website after signing in using the original login credentials well before the test. A hard copy of the same is essential for attending CUCET and must be taken to the allotted venue.

The admit card contains information related to the examination and includes details like the applicant’s roll number, date & time of the test, guidelines, etc.

Admission Procedure

The results of the test can be viewed on the CUCET website and the final scorecard is available for download. Those who have gotten through will eventually be contacted for the counseling round, which is an online procedure wherein the candidate has to select multiple universities of interest that he/she would like to enroll in.

Whether a seat in the concerned university is given or not largely depends on whether the applicant’s CUCET score is above the minimum qualifying marks needed for consideration, availability of vacancies in the corresponding program, and whether or not the applicant is eligible for admissions.

After confirmation of the allotment, a verification process will be held at the university that marks the candidate’s final decision.

The following documents are required by the college authorities and must be taken to the respective institute office for completing the final round:

  • 10th marks card
  • 12th marks card
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (if applicable)
  • Master’s degree certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs
  • CUCET scorecard
  • CUCET admit card
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Miscellaneous documents (wherever applicable)

The applicant must ensure that a minimum of two photocopies accompanies the original certificates. (compulsorily)

This verification round should be concluded well within a given deadline. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of the defaulter’s admitted seat.


The notification for CUECET 2018 has already been published. Candidates can check for the same from the official site of CUECET 2018.


The following table shows the syllabus for integrated M.Tech, IntegratedB.Sc./B.Ed, B. Tech, Integrated M.Sc, B.Sc/M.Sc.

Section Subject Topics
I Physics ·         Measurement

·         Motion in one dimension

·         Laws of Motion

·         Motion in two dimensions

·         Work

·         Power and Energy

·         Linear Momentum & collisions

·         Rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis

·         Gravitation

·         Oscillatory motion

·         Mechanics of solids and fluids

·         Heat and thermodynamics

·         Wave Electrostatics

·         Current Electricity Magnetic Effect of Current

·         Matter

·         Electromagnetic induction

·         Ray Optics and optical instruments

·         Wave Optics

·         Modern Physics

Section II Chemistry  

·         Atomic Structure

·         Chemical Bonding

·         Redox Reactions

·         Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics

·         Acid – Base Concepts

·         Electrochemistry

·         Catalysis

·         Colloids

·         Colligative Properties of Solution

·         Periodic Table:

·         Preparation and Properties of the following

·         Thermo chemistry

·         General Organic Chemistry

·         Reaction intermediates

·         Isomerism:

·         Polymers

·         Carbohydrates:

·         Preparation and

·         Properties of the

·         Followings

·         Solid State

·         Petroleum

Section III Mathematics ·         Algebra

·         Probability

·         Trigonometry

·         Co-ordinate Geometry

·         Calculus

·         Vectors

·         Dynamics

·         Statics

Section IV Biology  

·         Origin of Life

·         Organic Evolution

·         Mechanism of Organic Evolution

·         Human Genetics and Eugenics¸ Applied Biology

·         Mammalian Anatomy

·         Animal Nutrition

·         Animal Excretion and Osmoregulation

·         Respiratory system

·         Housefly & Mosquito: structure and life – cycle

The following table shows the syllabus for B.Voc (Interior Design)

Part Topics
A Basic Mathematics (Geometry, Mensuration, percentage calculations etc)

Spatial Intelligence (paper folding, shapes etc)

General awareness (about interiors as seen in homes and surroundings)

B Drawing skills, sense of aesthetics, lateral thinking and ability to articulate ideas.

CUCET 2018 Important Dates

Candidates should keep in mind the following dates while applying for CUCET 2018:

Online Application Form Go-Live Date 16th March 2018
Closing Date of Online Applications 15th April 2018
Admit Cards Upload Date 01tst May 2018
Exam Dates 12th-13th May 2018
Answer Keys Upload Date 14th May 2018
Grievances 17th May 2018
Score Report to be Uploaded 4th June 2018

List of CUCET Examination Centres

The following list shows the exam centres where the entrance exam for COUECET 2018 will be held in-

·         Ahmedabad

·         Indore

·         New Delhi

·         Allahabad

·         Jabalpur

·         Patiala

·         Amritsar

·         Jaipur

·         Patna

·         Bandarsindari (CURAJ)

·         Ajmer

·         Jammu

·         Pune

·         Bangalore

·         Jamshedpur

·         Purnia

·         Bathinda

·         Jodhpur

·         Raichur

·         Begusarai

·         Kalaburagi / Gulbarga

·         Raipur

·         Bhagalpur

·         Kannur (Thalassery)

·         Ranchi

·         Bhopal

·         Kargil

·         Sambalpur

·         Bhubaneshwar

·         Kasargod

·         Shimlaesh

·         Bidar

·         Kathua            Sikar

·         Bikaner

·         Kochi

·         Silchar

·         Calicut

·         Kolkata

·         Siwan

·         Chandigarh

·         Kota

·         Solapur

·         Chennai

·         Kottayam

·         Srinagar

·         Coimbatore

·         Leh

·         Thiruvananthapuram

·         Davanagere

·         Lucknow

·         Thiruvarur

·         Dehradun

·         Ludiana

·         Thrissur

·         Dhanbad

·         Madurai

·         Trichy

·         Gaya

·         Mahendergarh

·         Udaipur

·         Goa

·         Mumbai

·         Udhampur

·         Guwahati

·         Muzaffarpur

·         Udupi

·         Hissar

·         Mysore

·         Varanasi

·         Hubli

·         NagerCoil

·         Vijaywada

·         Hyderabad

·         Nagpur

·         Vishakhapatnam


Contact Details

Students can reach out to the authorities via the medium given below in case they face any inconvenience:

24×7 Helpdesk

Email Id:

Phone No: +918655887721

The Coordinator



NH-8, Bandarsindri,

Dist-Ajmer-305817, Rajasthan [INDIA]

Email Id:

Phone: +91-1463-238570

List of colleges accepting CUCET score

The following universities participate in CUCET:

  • Central University of Haryana
  • Central University of Jammu
  • Central University of Jharkhand
  • Central University of Kashmir
  • Central University of Karnataka
  • Central University of Kerala
  • Central University of Punjab
  • Central University of Rajasthan
  • Central University of South Bihar
  • Central University of Tamil Nadu
  • Bengaluru Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE)

The following tables show the distribution of seats across various streams for different universities:

Central University of Haryana

Department Seats
School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 403
School of Chemical Sciences 45
School of Computer Science and Informatics 60
School of Earth, Environment and Space Studies 70
School of Journalism and Mass Communication 20
School of Language, Linguistics, Culture and Heritage 128
. School of Law, Governance, Public Policy and Management 125
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences 115
School of Interdisciplinary and Applied Life Sciences 112

Central University of Jammu

Department Seats
Integrated UG-PG Programmes (5 Years) 120
Vocational courses 150
Master’s Degree Programmes (2 Years) 516
Ph.D. Programmes 36

Candidates can access the entire list of universities and the number of and the available seats from the official site of CUCET.

CUCET Results

The results are expected to be out on 4th June 2018.

Candidates who have participated in Central Universities CUCET exam may access score card through online mode only. They can do so by entering their roll number and registration number.

How to check CUCET Result

  • First, candidate needs to visit the official site of Central Universities Common Entrance Test
  • Then, click on the link regarding CUCET 2018 result
  • Once clicked, candidates will be redirected to a new page
  • Enter required details like roll no and date of birth etc
  • The result will then open in a new window

Candidates should Download CUCET exam results & carry a hard copy of the same for further use.

Answer Key

Before the results are declared, candidates can also get an idea about their scores by referring to the answer key which will be uploaded on 14th May 2018.

The answer key will be released subject wise for the four following subjects i.e Analytical skills, English Language, General Awareness and Mathematical Aptitude. Candidates can download the answer key by following the given steps

  • Candidates first need to visit the official website
  • After that, candidates need to enter their the required credentials i.e. Application ID and Password
  • After that candidates need to Click on the submit button.
  • CUCET 2017 Answer Key will be displayed in a new tab
  • In order to match it with their results, candidates need to download the answer key
  • Candidates should also take a print out for future reference.


The cut offs for CUCET varies for different programmes . Given below is a table showing the cut-off of last year for some of the programmes:

Name of the programme General SC ST OBC
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Human Genetic 53 41 38 48
M.A. Political Science 27
M.Tech. Computer Science & Technology (Cyber Security) 56 44 50
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences with specialization in Organic Chemistry/ Inorganic Chemistry/Physical Chemistry 45 33 36
M.Phil. Comparative Literature 42 39
M.A. English (Comparative Literature and Translation) 30

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The following table shows the reservation of seats fir different categories:

Category % of seats reserved
OBC 27
SC 15
ST 7.5
Hyderabad-Karnataka Region (HKR) 8
Kashmiri Migrants 3
Differently Abled 3
NSS/ NCC/ Sports 1
Wards of Defence Personal 1

CUCET 2018 Counselling Schedule

Candidates who have made it through the CUCET entrance test are eligible to sit for the counselling process. Different universities have different dates for counselling. Nevertheless, the students will have to follow the following procedure:

Step-1: Document verification

Candidates first need to get their documents verified at the university that they have applied for on the designated date. The following documents need to be verified:

  • Copy of CUCET Score card
  • Four Passport size Photographs of the candidate
  • Original copy of class 10th boards, 12th boards and all other college transcripts as may be applicable
  • CUCET Admit Card of the candidate
  • Candidates also need to carry one set of photo copy of the original certificates
  • Transfer/Migration certificate secured from the last institution that the candidate has attended
  • Category Certificate as applicable in GOI format if the candidate belongs for SC/ST/OBC background
  • Medical Certificate in case of PwD candidates

Step-2: Registration

Once the candidates have got their documents verified, they will have to fill the registration form either through online or offline mode and only after they fill in the registration form, candidates will be issued a registration slip.

Step-3: Choice Filling

After the candidate get himself/herself registered, she/he has to complete choice filling session as per course, college seat availability and CUCET Rank and merit list will be generated for each session based on the vacancies.

Step-4: Seat Allocation

Once the choice filling has been done by the candidate, selection will be done and seat Allotment letter will be issued after the seat selection. Candidate would then have to deposit the required fee through online or offline mode in order confirm the allocation of the seat.

Step-5: Reporting and Admission

After the completion of the entire process, candidates would have to report to the chosen university to finally take admission.

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