About Exam

CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) is conducted every year in the month of June. The examination is held for admission into UG and PG courses in the 9 Central Universities of India. The CUCET Application Form will be available from the second week of March, 2017. CUCET 2017 (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) is the common entrance test for admissions to the various courses in Ten Central Universities of the country namely – • Central University of Jammu, • Central University of Jharkhand • Central University Kashmir • Central University of Kerala • Central University of Punjab • Central University of Rajasthan • Central University of Tamil Nadu • Central University of Haryana • Central University of Karnataka


Eligibility for undergraduate courses: Minimum 50% marks in class 12th for General Category candidates and 45%   marks for SC/ST candidates.

Eligibility for post graduate course: Minimum 55% marks for General category and 50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD category   students. 

For PhD programs: If you have cleared UGC-CSIR JRF, GATE, and NBHM or qualified in any other National level   Exams then you are exempted from appearing into the entrance test but have to register for CUCET 2017.

Master’s degree in any stream with minimum 55% marks for general candidates, 50% marks for OBC candidate and 45 % marks for SC/ST/PWD candidate.

Rest the minimum eligibility changes course wise as the main subjects required for each course are different   depending upon the course you choose to enrol in.

Exam Process

CUCET Application Form is available in online mode. The CUCET 2017 Application Form will be available from March 14, 2017 on the official website of CUCET 2017. The candidates have to complete the process of filling the CUCET Application Form by April 20, 2017. The candidates can remit the CUCET Application Fee either online or offline as per the convenience of the candidate.

Pre-requisites for filling CUCET 2017 Application Form

Scanned image of signature

Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking details, in case of online payment

Equivalent percentage of qualifying marks if they are in grade/CGPA

The candidates who want to appear in CUCET should follow the stepwise procedure given below to complete the CUCET 2017 Application Form.

Visit the official portal of CUCET 2017.

Click on ‘Apply’ button.

Click on the level of program of your choice among undergraduate, postgraduate and research.

Fill the personal details such as candidate’s name, e-mail ID, mobile number, and date of birth and password for completing registration. 

Receive the mail and message on registered mail ID and mobile as confirmation to successful completion of registration process.

In the online application form, the candidates are required to fill details like personal details, details of the qualifying exam, GATE scores if applicable, address for correspondence, examination centres and declaration.

Upload signature and photograph: Candidates are required to upload scanned images of signature and photograph. They should be careful while uploading the same. The allowed file type for scanned images of signature and photograph is JPEG or JPG. The size of scanned image of signature should be no less than 5KB but no more than 2 KB. The size of scanned image of photograph should range between 10 KB and 100 KB.

Register for any three courses in the selected program from each university.

Edit the application, if needed and move on to application fee payment process.

Make payment of CUCET Application Fee. You can make the payment online through net banking, debit card or credit card. Or, you can make payment through E-challan.

Register for additional three courses, if applicable.

Make payment for additional courses either on online mode through net banking/debit card/credit card or on offline mode through SBI challan.

Finally, view your dashboard for keeping tabs on payment status.

CUCET 2017 Application Fee

The candidates who want to appear in CUCET 2017 should pay the CUCET Application Fee in either online or offline mode. The Application fee is Rs. 700/- for the general candidates. The application fee is Rs. 350/- for SC/ST candidates. PWD candidates are exempted from the application fee.

The application fee can be paid online through online/debit/credit card. Alternatively, the candidates can opt for making the payment of application fee through challan. In case of offline payment, an extra charge of Rs. 50/- is applicable as bank commission.


The CUCET Exam contains two parts- Part A & Part B. Eachpart contains 25 and 75 Multiple Choice Questions respectively. Part A iscommon for all the CUCET test takers. However the sections of the PART B tendto differ according to the candidate’s course of study. In this article theaspirants of CUCET 2017 can get the complete details of CUCET 2017 ExamPattern, marking scheme and syllabus.

CUCET Exam is conducted for the intake of candidates forvarious courses of undergraduate, integrated programs, postgraduate degreeprograms and research programs in the 9 Central Universities of India. TheCUCET Application Form for 2017 will be available from March 14, 2017 to April20, 2017. The tentative date of CUCET 2017 is May 21-22, 2017.

Total time duration of CUCET 2017 is 2 hours. The partscontain questions from different subjects and they are explained as follows:

CUCET Exam PatternPart A:

Subjects covered: English Language, General Awareness,Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical Skills.

CUCET Exam PatternPart B:

Subjects covered: Domain Knowledge

This part contains 75 multiple choice type questions. Thispart may consist of one/two/three or more sections. Each section can have 25 ormore questions. A candidate should answer a set of ‘X’ sections (75 questions)as specified on the front cover of the Test Question Booklet. However, he mustmake sure to fill the right circles in the OMR Sheet corresponding to thequestion numbers attended.

For example, if Part B consists of four subjects, namely,Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology and the instruction says that thecandidate has to attempt any three subjects to choose as PCB or PCM accordingto the subjects studied by the candidate in class 12th. If a candidate attemptsall the questions from all the sections then the best of the 3 sections shallbe considered while preparing the merit list.

For Admission to some Integrated Courses/MBA/LLB or anyother general course(s), only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs covering Englishlanguage, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awarenessand analytical skills will be held.

Each candidate has to mark only one answer on the OMR sheet.If the candidate marks more than one circle, then the question shall beconsidered as wrong.

The marking scheme of the question papers for all the entrancetests is same. There is negative marking for every wrong answer. Each questioncarries 3 marks and for every right answer, the candidate will be awarded threemarks, however, for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted. If questionsare left unanswered, there is not deduction or awarding for them. Thesequestions will not be assessed and will not be considered while preparing themerit list.


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