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What is CUET 2023?

Announced by India’s National Testing Agency (NTA) in March 2022, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is a pathbreaking all-India examination that makes the admissions possible for lakhs of Indian students to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in multiple universities, including BHU, JNU, Delhi University, etc.

The Ministry of Education's National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the exam, and this examination provides a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates nationwide.

If you are the one passing out from school and appearing for CUET 2023, you must not miss on the information that follows: what is, exam dates, application forms, eligibility requirements, and more.

Who Can Appear for CUET 2023 Exam?

Any student appearing for the 12th board exam in 2023 and seeking admission to Central Universities' undergraduate programmes can attempt CUET. It ims important to prepare properly so you can clear the exam and get admission in the college of your interest. DiksahDotOnline can help you achieve that feat. We are offering end-to-end CUET exam prep sessions to help aspiring students get admissions where they want, in very first attempt.

How to Prepare for CUET 2023?

If you are aspiring to win the CUET 2023 with flying colours, DikshaDotOnline is your place to be.With Diksha, your CUET 2023 exam prep will be accomplished in a very structured way. We will not only help you with course curriculum, but give an insight on how to make a study timetable and divide your study hours to achieve the best of every hour.

How to Select the Course and University after 12th?

While around 80 central universities use the CUET exam scores and their own admission criteria, you can select the course and university based on your preference, education system and future planning. You can also seek education counselling, meet the alumni of the colleges you are preferring and make sure you get the first-hand knowledge of the colleges and courses.

Will CUET be Conducted Twice in 2023?

Yes it is under discussion, in the academic year 2023, the exam will be administered twice, allowing candidates to improve their scores.

So How Can You Register for CUET?

The exact date of CUET 2023 has not been announced yet. Registration for CUET will start in the first week of April.

You can follow these simple steps to register:

  • Visit the official website of CUET 2023
  • Fill in the details as asked
  • Upload the required documents and make the fee payment
  • Finally, download the registration form

A Quick Look at the Upcoming Calendar Related to CUET 2023
Events Date (Tentative)
When will Registration Start? 1st week of April 2023
What is Last Date of Registration 4th week of May 2023
Date for Applications Correction 4th week of May 2023
When Can You Download Admit Card? 1st week of June 2023
When will be CUET 2023 Exam Conducted? 2nd week of June 2023
When will be the Answer Key Released? 3rd week of June 2023
When will be the Results Declared for CUET? 4th week of June 2023
When Can we see the First Cut-off List? 1st week of July 2023
When will the Pre-Admission Counselling Happen? 1st week of July 2023
CUET 2023 Participating Universities

This year has seen many changes, one of which was the introduction of the CUET UG exams. After NEET, the Central Universities Entrance Test has become the 2nd biggest exam in the country, which will be a real game-changer for the Indian education system.

The Central Universities of India include the University of Delhi (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and so on. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will implement CUET online for the first time, rather than offline once a year. The CUET test will be administered once a year until 2023, after which it will be administered twice a year to allow candidates to improve their scores.

Here is theone-glancer list of CUET 2023 participating universities:

University Name State City Established
Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 1920
Assam University Assam Silchar 1994
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 1996
Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh Varanasi 1916
Central Agriculture University Manipur Imphal 1993
Central Sanskrit University Delhi New Delhi 1970
Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram 2019
Central University of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Anantapur 2019
Central University of Gujrat Gujrat Gandhinagar 2009
Central University of Haryana Haryana Mahendragarh 2009
Central University of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala 2009
Central University of Jammu Jammu and Kashmir Jammu 2011
Central University of Jharkhand Jharkhand Ranchi 2009
Central University of Karnataka Karnataka Kalaburagi 2009
Central University of Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar 2009
Central University of Kerala Kerala Kasaragod 2009
Central University of Odisha Odisha Koraput 2009
Central University of Punjab Punjab Bathinda 2009
Central University of Rajasthan Rajasthan Ajmer 2009
Central University of South Bihar Bihar Gaya 2009
Central University of Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Tiruvarur 2009
Delhi University Delhi New Delhi 1922
Dr. Hari Singh Gour University Madhya Pradesh Sagar 1946
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University Bihar Samastipur 1905
English and Foreign Languages University Telangana Hyderabad 1958
Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi New Delhi 1920
Nalanda University Bihar Rajgir, Nalanda 2010
University of Allahabad Uttar Pradesh Prayagraj 1887
University of Hyderabad Telangana Hyderabad 1974
Visva-Bharati University West Bengal Santiniketan 1921
CUET 2023 Participating Colleges

If you clear CUET, you are qualified to enrol in any participating college if they meet the particular cutoffs for these schools. Before you start preparing for CUET, you must be aware of the full list of participating schools and universities to set more specific goals. This will help you to research more about the colleges and find out if they offer the courses that you want to pursue for your career aspirations. So, be smart and understand the core of everything.

Following is the List of CUET 2023 Participating Colleges:
College Name State City Established
Miranda House Delhi New Delhi 1948
Ramjas College Delhi New Delhi 1917
Daulat Ram College Delhi New Delhi 1960
Kamla Nehru College Delhi New Delhi 1964
Kirorimal College Delhi New Delhi 1954
SRCC College Delhi New Delhi 1926
St Stephen's College Delhi New Delhi 1881
Hindu College Delhi New Delhi 1899
Hansraj College Delhi New Delhi 1948
Lady Shri Ram College Delhi New Delhi 1956
Venkateshwara College Delhi New Delhi 1961
Gargi College Delhi New Delhi 1967
Delhi School of Economics Delhi New Delhi 1949
What course can you apply for, if you clear CUET 2023?

After clearing CUET exam, you can opt for different courses as per your preference and future career plans. Different universities offer different courses. While you can get the course details from the university's official website, we are giving you a glimpse of the most common course offered by the CUET participating universities and colleges.

  • Arts Courses
  • B.Com Honours
  • BA (English) Honours
  • Fashion Designing
  • BA (Economics) Honours
  • Top Science Stream Courses
  • BA (Political Science) Honours
  • BA (Psychology) Honours
  • Top Commerce Stream Courses
  • Medical Courses Without Neet
  • Top Bsc Courses
  • Hotel Management Courses

What will be the exam pattern for CUET 2023?

Since the previous examination, NTA has made a few modifications to the CUET exam pattern and structure. Take a look at the chart below to obtain an idea of the revised exam pattern:

Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of Exam Online
Language of Exam 13 languages
Number of Sections 3 (Language, Domain-specific, General test)
Type of Questions MCQ
Marks Per Question 5 Marks
Negative Marking Yes
Here is the Revised Pattern for CUET 2023
Sections Subjects Total Questions Question to be Attempted Total Marks Duration
Section 1A - Language 13 language, Any of these languages can be selected. 50 40 200 45 Minutes for each language
Section 1B - Language 20 languages, A language other than listed in Section I A may be chosen.
Section 2 This section contains 27 domain-specific subjects. You can select up to six (06) domains. 50 40 200 45 Minutes for each domain
Section 3 General knowledge test 75 60 300 60 Minutes
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1.  What is NTA?

National Testing Agency (NTA) is an Indian governmental organization that conducts the entrance exam for admission to higher educational institutes. NTA was constructed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) that aims to reform the education system on a large scale.

2.  How many central universities consider the CUET exam score for admission?

Around 45 central universities consider the CUET exam score for admission to an undergraduate degree program.

3.  Is it mandatory to clear the 12th board exams to be admitted to a CUET-participating university or college?

Yes, it is compulsory to clear the 12th board exam to get admission to a CUET-participating university because multiple universities consider 12th board marks plus CUET exam marks.

4.   How many sections and questions are there in the CUET exam?

There are three sections in the CUET exam: language, program-specific and general test. The language section carries 50 questions, out of which you need to attempt 40 questions. The program-specific section takes 50 questions, out of which you need to attempt 40 questions. The general test section carries 75 questions, of which you must attempt only 60.

5.   What is the marking pattern of the CUET exam?

You will be awarded 5 marks for every right answer. Negative marking is also there. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Zero marks for unattended questions.

6.   What will be the eligibility criteria for appearing in CUET for UG?

Candidates for UG must have completed the 12th grade and should be Indian National citizens.

7.   What is the syllabus for CUET?

The CUET paper consists of three sections: language, program-specific and general test. You can refer to NCERT books for section 2, and you should have knowledge of current Affairs, General Knowledge, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, quantitative reasoning, and analytical and logical Reasoning.

8.   What will be the cut-off for CUET?

Each participating Central University calculates the cut-off for each programme on offer. Each Central University will announce the programme cut-off based on the number of applications received.

9.   How many languages will be there in CUET?

There will be 13 languages in section 1, including Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Gujarati and 20 languages, including Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Sanskrit in section 2.

10.   How many universities can be applied to through CUET?

You may apply for multiple courses at any or all of the Central Universities if they meet the eligibility criteria established by the respective universities.

11.   What will be the mode of CUET?

CUET will be conducted online in the first week of July.

12.   Can I get the previous year's sample paper for CUET?

The sample paper will be made available by the National Testing Agency, which is in charge of administering the CUET exam.

On the other hand, DeekshaDotOnline also offers mock tests that you can access from the official website.

13.   I am a science student and want to pursue BSc (Hons) home science from Allahabad university. Do I need to attempt CUET?

Yes. CUET is required for admission to undergraduate programmes at all Central University colleges. If you want to study BSc (Hons) in any discipline at Allahabad University, you must take CUET.

14.   I wish to pursue B.Com at Banaras Hindu University. Will BHU conduct its own entrance test, or will it consider CUET scores?

BHU does not conduct its own entrance exam. You can get admission based on your CUET scores.

15.   How to prepare for CUET?

To prepare for the CUET exam, you must understand the exam pattern, know the syllabus, prepare a timetable and follow it and solve the previous year's sample papers, question papers and mock tests.