CUCET Eligibility | CUCET 2022

Getting into a premier university is every student’s dream not only because of the academic excellence and brand value but also because of the exposure and placements offered.

As per the recent announcement on UG admissions, the admissions in all Central Universities will be done through CUCET. Hence, it is important to know the CUCET eligibility criteria and reservation policy about this exam.

CUCET 2022: Eligibility Criteria

While the official CUCET eligibility criteria will be learned once the CUCET 2022 notification is released, the stipulations are not expected to change much from those of previous years. The tentative CUCET eligibility criteria are as mentioned below:

  • A candidate must have passed Class XII (10+2) or equivalent from a recognized education Board.
  • If the respective Board awards grades (or CGPA), the conversion factor is given by the Board must be used to compute the percentage of marks.
  • Candidates, who have completed their Class XII in 2021, and have passed the Board exams, will also be eligible to apply for CUCET 2022.

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CUCET Eligibility: Class XII Students

While CUCET is for students who have passed the Class XII (or equivalent) Board exams, any student who is appearing for the Class XII Board exam in 2022 is also eligible to apply for CUCET 2022. The candidate would be required to produce the mark sheets and relevant certificates as mandated by the participating Central University, and follow the timelines provided for admissions.

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CUCET Eligibility: Reservation

As CUCET is an entrance exam for admissions to Undergraduate courses at the Central Universities, which have been established under an Act of the Parliament, each Central University must follow the norms set by the Government of India, with respect to intake and reservation of seats.

Generally, the following break-up is followed:

Category Reservation
Scheduled Castes 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy) 27%
Persons with Disability 5%

Some institutions might even have provisions for the Economically Weaker Sections, which can account for 10% of the total seats. These EWS seats are carved out from the Open Category.

To avail of the reservation benefit based on caste (or any other category as specified), a candidate must be able to produce valid documents/certificates to support such claims.


It is essential for every candidate to check the validity of their candidature for CUCET, as well as the Central University he/she is applying to. The candidate should be aware of the documents that might be required while applying for the exam, or during the admissions.

CUCET 2022 notification is expected soon, and the registration is also expected to begin along with the notification

For more information about the CUCET exam pattern, click here

CUCET Colleges

In a move that could be a potential game-changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended conducting a Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for the 54 Central Universities from the academic session 2022-2023. Check out all the universities accepting CUCET exam scores on this link

CUCET Universities