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CUET Exam 2023

CUET 2023

CUCET 2023 is now renamed as CUET, Central University Entrance Test. NTA will conduct CUET 2023 online in first week of June 2023. The application window for CUCET (CUET) 2023 will open in the 1st week of April 2023.

CUCET 2023 exam name has been renamed as the Central University Entrance Test or CUET. The University Grants Commission (UGC) in its latest notification announced that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2023 application form for Undergraduate admissions in the first week of April. CUET 2023 entrance test for UG courses will be conducted in the first week of July. The exam will be conducted in 13 languages, namely Engish, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Urdu. The question paper of CUET 2023 will include a compulsory language test, two domain-specific tests, and the general test.

CUET 2023 scores will be accepted by 42 Central Universities including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Visva Bharati University, Central University of Tamil Nadu, University of Hyderabad, Central University of Kerala, North Eastern Hill University, Central University of Punjab, among others. Approximately one lakh candidates will appear for CUET 2023. Last year a total of 97,416 candidates appeared for the exam held at 308 centres in 161 cities across the country. 

What is CUET?

Central University Entrance Test (CUET) is an all-India level entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission in UG, PG, and PhD courses offered in all the participating institutions. Till last year, the full name of the exam was Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET, which has been changed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam is conducted once a year across 161 cities in India. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode for two hours. Originally CUCET was conducted by UGC in paper-pencil based mode. Last year onwards, NTA is conducting the test in a computer-based mode. 

What’s New in CUET 2023

The following points indicate the changes introduced in CUET 2023:

  • The exam name has been changed from Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) to Central University Entrance Test (CUET)

  • CUET 2023 will be conducted in 13 languages

  • The question paper of CUET 2023 will include a compulsory language test, two domain-specific tests, and the general test.

  • CUET 2023 scores will be accepted by 42 Central Universities instead of 12 Central Universities, which were the participating institutes last year. 

CUET 2023 Highlights

The following table brings the important features or highlights of the exam.



Exam Name

Central University Entrance Test

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Mode)

Total No. of Aspirants Registered

14,90,293 (2023)Male Aspirants Registered – 8,29,965Female Aspirants Registered – 5,38,965

Courses Offered Through CUET

Details given at the end

Exam Fees

Rs.800 (General) & Rs.350 (SC, ST, PWD)

Exam Duration

3 hours 15 mins

Total Marks


Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

+5 for each correct answer-1 for each incorrect answer

Language of Exam


Exam Centre Cities


Accepting Colleges

42 Central Universities of India

Official Website

Contact Details

011-69227700, 011-40759000

CUET 2023 Important Dates :

NTA has announced the CUET 2023 dates. Check the schedule for the academic year 2023-24 in the below table.

CUET 2023 Events

CUET 2023 Dates (Tentative) 

Release of CUET 2023 Application Forms

9th February 20239th April 2023 (Re-released)

Last Date to Apply Online for CUET 2023

30th March 2023 (Up to 9:50 PM)11th April 2023 ( Up to 9:50 PM)

Last Date to Submit Application Fee

11th April 2023 (Up to 9:50 PM)

Online Correction Window

1st to 3rd April 20231st & 2nd May 2023 (Re-opens)  

Issue of CUET Admit Card

19th May – Exams held from 21st May to 24th May 202323rd May – Exams held from 25th May to 28th May 202327th May – Exams held from 29th May to 2nd June 20232nd June – Exams held from 5th June to 8th June 20237th June – Exams held from 9th June to 11th June 202310th June – Exams held on 12th June 202311th June – Exams held on 13th June to 14th June 202313th June – Exams held from 15th June to 17th June 202316th June – Exam held on 18th June 202317th June – Exams held on 19th June to 20th June 202319th June  – Exam to be held on 21st June 202320th June – Exams to be held on 22nd June & 23th June 2023

CUET 2023 Entrance Exam Dates

21st May to 23rd June 2023, except 3rd June & 4th June 2023For Manipur candidates – 5th June to 8th June 2023

Answer Key Release

28th June 2023

Last Date to Submit Answer Key Challenge

30th June 2023

CUET 2023 Results

First week of July 2023

CUET 2023 Application Form

Candidates will have to fill CUET application form in an online mode on the official website of the exam. The first step is to register by entering the basic details such as name, address and contact details. This would generate login credentials. After logging in with the registration credentials, candidates will have to fill up the CUET 2023 application form with their personal and academic details, programme and exam city preference and upload documents. After the form is filled, candidates will have to pay the CUET application fee online (via debit/credit card) or via SBI Challan.


CUET Application Fee (in INR)

General/ OBC/EWS


SC/ ST/Transgender





CUET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Central Universities in order to apply and appear for CUET 2023. The eligibility parameters are as follows:

  • For UG: Students will need to have passed Class 12 from a recognised board in Science stream to take admission in bachelor’s degree programmes in the Central Universities. For the General category, the candidate needs to secure a minimum of 50 per cent in Class 12, for SC/ST, candidates need to have secured a minimum of 45 per cent in Class 12 in order to be eligible for the CUET 2023. For BTech programmes, the minimum aggregate for the General category candidates is 45 per cent and that of the reserved category candidates is 40 per cent.

  • For PG: Candidates applying for a master’s degree must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Candidates applying for admission in the same field of Bachelor’s or different degree must have secured a minimum of 55 per cent (General)/ 50 per cent (SC/ST) to be eligible for CUET 2023.

  • For PhD: Candidates applying for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree from a recognised university or institute to apply for admission in research programmes. The candidate needs to have secured a minimum of 55 per cent (Genera)/ 50 per cent (SC/ST) to be eligible for PhD programmes in the Central Universities.

CUET 2023 Admission Process

The admission process for the CUET exam is quite simple, the same has been discussed below – 

Step 1: Fill CUET Application Form

Step 2: Download CUET Admit Card

Step 3: Appear for CUET Exam

Step 4: Check CUET Result

Step 5: Appear for CUET Counselling

CUET 2023 Test Centres

The CUET 2023 test centres will be located in over 160 cities of India. Candidates will have to enter up to four of their preferred CUET exam centre cities while filling up the CUET application form. NTA will try to assign their CUET 2023 centre in their preferred exam city. They will be notified about their allotted exam centre on their admit card. Once the exam centre is allotted, candidates will not be able to request for change. 

CUET 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the CUET 2023 are advised to read the exam day instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. Candidates must have carried the below-mentioned documents to the allotted test centre on the day of the exam:

  • CUET admit card: CUET 2023 admit card is a very important document to be carried to the test centre. Candidates not having their admit cards on the day of the exam were not allowed to appear for the exam.

  • ID Proof: Candidates had to carry a valid and original photo ID proof to the exam centre. Documents that could be presented as ID proof are Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, etc.

  • Photo: Candidates were also advised to carry a passport size photograph to the test centre. The photograph should have preferably been the same as used at the time of filling CUET application form.

Apart from knowing about the documents to be carried, candidates should also be aware of the things that should not be carried inside the exam hall. Some such things include calculators, mobile phones, watches, eatables, etc.

CUET 2023 Syllabus

The CUET 2023 syllabus will be released by the NTA along with the official notification. The syllabus of CUET will be released separately for UG, PG and Integrated courses for each subject. It is expected that the CUET syllabus will be the same as that of last year. The common subjects across the different courses of the CUET syllabus are English, General Aptitude, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning and General Knowledge.

CUET 2023 Exam Pattern

CUET 2023 exam pattern will be released by National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body along with the notification and information brochure. UGC has indicated a change in the CUET exam pattern 2022. CUET 2023 is likely to be conducted in a computer-based mode (CBT) for a duration of two hours. will have Section 1A, Section 1B, general test and domain-specific subjects. Section 1A, which will be compulsory, will be in 13 languages and candidates will be given the option to choose the language of their choice. Section 1B is optional and for students who want to opt for another language apart from the ones that are a part of Section 1A. Some of the languages on offer are French, Arabic, German, etc. Each part will carry 100 objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question will carry one mark and for each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

CUET 2023 Preparation Tips

CUET is an all-India entrance exam that is highly competitive and candidates appearing for the exam need to have a strategy and aim in order to score well and qualify. Aspirants can go through the following prep strategy methods while preparing for CUET. First and foremost, candidates should go through the exam pattern and structure of the test. After that, students should get hold of some of the best books for CUET preparation. After gaining conceptual clarity on each section and subject, students should segregate their areas of strengths and weaknesses they should work towards improving their weaknesses by finding out the root cause and taking help from their mentors or students. After completing the syllabus, they should take regular mock tests and analyse their performance. Solving previous years’ question papers will also expose them to the topics and question types to expect in the actual exam. Last but not the least, staying confident is the key to success in CUET.

CUET 2023 Mock Test

Taking mock tests is one of the critical aspects of cracking CUET. NTA is expected to release online CUET 2023 mock test on its official website wherein students can get an understanding of the navigation system. By taking the official CUET mock test 2023, aspirants will be able to practice the usage of virtual keyboard and calculator, moving from question to question and among sections. To improve their preparation, students should take the mock tests released by coaching institutes or experts which will give them questions from actual sections of the expected difficulty level. Along with taking the mock test, it is equally important to analyse it. After a thorough analysis, it is important to implement the pointers of analysis within one’s preparation to succeed in the exam.

CUET 2023 Admit Card

CUET 2023 admit card will be released online, tentatively in the first week of June. Admit card is the tentative document that has to be carried to the exam centre. The CUET admit card 2023 has to be downloaded by logging in with the registration credentials. The direct link to download the CUET hall ticket or admit card will be provided on this page as and when it is announced.

CUET 2023 Analysis

CUET 2023 analysis and student reactions will be provided after the exam is conducted. The analysis will bring the idea regarding the difficulty level of the exam, topic-wise weightage of questions, expected cutoff and other relevant information regarding the test. As per last year’s analysis of CUET, the difficulty level of the exam was moderate to tough. Test-takers felt that the exam was challenging but the questions were understandable. Students claimed that calculations had to be done properly despite the questions being in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format.

 CUET 2023 Question Paper

Since CUET is conducted in a computer-based mode, candidates will not get hold of the CUET question papers on the day of the exam. However, NTA will release the question papers online on its official website along with the answer keys. Candidates will also be able to download their response sheets. The CUET question papers will carry 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). 

CUET 2023 Answer Keys

The CUET 2023 answer keys are expected to be released in the fourth week of July. Candidates will be able to download the answer keys along with the response sheets by logging in to the CUET website through their username and date of birth/password. Answer keys are the correct answer option for each of the MCQ and based on the provisional answer keys of CUET, test-takers will be able to calculate their estimated scores and assume their admission chances at the participating institutes based on their cutoffs. In case of any discrepancy, candidates can submit objections against one or more answer keys by paying a fee of INR 200 per question along with proofs within the stipulated date. In case the objections are found valid, the amount will be refunded. The final answer key will be released along with the result.

CUET 2023 Result

The CUET 2023 result is likely to be released in the first week of July. The result or scorecard of CUET will be released online and candidates will have to download it by logging in to the link provided (to be updated once the result is declared). The CUET result will carry information such as candidates’ personal details, section-wise and overall scores and percentiles and cutoffs.

 CUET 2023 Cutoff

The CUET 2023 cutoff will be released along with the result. The cutoff refers to the minimum marks one has to secure in order to qualify for the exam. While NTA will release the qualifying cutoff, participating institutes will release separate cutoffs for each programme offered by them. The CUET cutoff marks will depend on the factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of test-takers, seats, among others.

CUET 2023 Counselling

The CUET 2023 counselling will be conducted by the participating institutes separately. Each institute will release its merit list based on qualifying candidates after the declaration of the result. Interested candidates will have to register and then participate in the counselling process, which is likely to be held online. In general, there are three rounds of counselling and the number of rounds may vary depending on the seat vacancy. After the seat allotment result is declared, candidates will have to accept the admission offer by reporting to the institutes and getting their documents verified. There are a few programmes, where instead of counselling, interview rounds will be conducted. NTA will intimate the admission process for those programmes separately in the information brochure of CUET 2023.

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