Central University of Kerala: UG Admission Process, Fee, Entrance Exams & More

The Central University of Kerala was established under the Central University Act in 2009 in Kasaragod district in the state of Kerala. The college is one of the initial 15 universities established under this Act which also makes it one of the popular universities of South India. Kerala University includes 151 prestigious colleges divided into two parts- autonomous and non-autonomous colleges. In total, it has 16 faculties and 42 departments that offers various UG and PG courses such as BA, MA, M.Sc, LLM, M.Ed, MSW, MPH and P.hD. It is accredited with an “A” Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and ranked 27th in the overall ranking of NIRF 2021. It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

As per the new announcement, the Central University of Kerala will follow the CUCET policy for conducting entrance exams and admissions to various UG and PG courses. From 2022, the university will no longer conduct its university entrance exam, rather the CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) conducted by NTA.

University of Kerala: UG programs 

University of Kerala: UG Programs Eligibility

To get into the UG programs of the University of Kerala, a student must have at least 50% marks or equivalent in the 12th standard from a recognized Board (studied in the 10+2 system). Apart from this, the SC/ST students are granted up to 5% relaxation in the minimum requirement of marks. Also, the candidates should not have completed 19 years of age at the time.

Central University of Kerala: Fee Structure

The first year fee for the BA program for General students is approximately INR 9020/-. However, for SC/ST candidates, the fee is approximately INR 8780/-

University of Kerala: Admission Process

The University of Kerala was conducting its university entrance exam until 2021 for shortlisting candidates for its various UG and PG courses. However, with the changing pattern on the entrance exams of Central Universities in India, Kerala University will also be conducting the CUCET Exam from 2022 for selecting candidates for undergraduate courses as well as post-graduate courses. The exam is supposed to be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). Although, the university has yet not unveiled all the details, here are some of the details of the exam:



Exam Name

CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test)

Conducting Body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT/Online)

Exam Level

University Level


Several Languages

Number of Questions 

Section A - 25 Questions

Section B -75 Questions

Question Type


Negative Marking


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Central University of Kerala: UG Admission 2022 Exam Pattern

The CUCET Exam paper is expected to have two sections- A and B. Both the sections will have MCQ-type questions. Section A will consist of 25 questions whereas Section B will consist of 75 questions. 

Section A- Common Aptitude Test

Section B- Domain-Specific Test

The first section is generic in nature including aptitude tests while section B will be subject-specific.

Central University of Kerala: UG Application Fee

All the candidates filling the CUCET Form will be required to pay a small amount of the admission fee. It is levied in order to make the necessary arrangements for the students in the CUCET Exam. the SC and ST students will have some relaxation in the fee.



Unreserved and OBC (For three PUs)

INR 850

SC/ST/PwD/EWS (For three PUs)

INR 400

CUCET Exam: Important Dates

Kerala University will soon release all the information regarding the CUCET Exam 2022 and the admission details of the university. Till then, you can keep a tab on the tentative CUCET Exam dates for 2022:



CUCET Registration Start Date

April 2022

CUCET Application Form Submission Last Date

May 2022

Form Correction Window

May 2022

Admit Card

May 2022

CUCET 2022 Exam Date

June 2022

CUCET Final Answer Key

June 2022

CUCET Results 2022

July 2022

CUCET Merit List 2022

July 2022

CUCET counselling 2022

July 2022

Kerala University has maintained its popularity and quality since its establishment. If you are aspiring to be a part of the Kerala University UG family, make sure you stay connected with Career Launcher in order to receive necessary aid and help in the preparations. We offer comprehensive study material and mocks to help you build a strong base for the CUCET Exam 2022. Stay connected to stay updated.