Overview of CUET

NTA has been bestowed with the responsibility of conducting CUET annually. It is India's second biggest UG entrance test (after JEE). CUET is the sole gateway for UG admission to the participating universities and their courses. Each year, the number of applicants and participating universities is increasing, leading to stiffer competition to secure a seat in the top colleges.

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CUET Prep. Programs

Students must balance their preparations effectively to score maximum marks in CUET and perform equally well on their Boards. To achieve this, students must enroll in a comprehensive preparation program apart from grasping the crucial details of CUET (like syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility, the application process, universities & course list).

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Subjects covered

Section 1: Language
  • English
Section 2: Domain Subjects

Commerce

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Applied Maths

Humanities

  • Pol Science
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Science

  • Core Maths
Section 3: General Test
  • General Test
Section 1: Language
  • English
Section 2: Domain Subjects

Commerce

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Applied Maths

Humanities

  • Pol Science
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Science

  • Core Maths
Section 3: General Test
  • General Test

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About CUET 2025

The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Common University Entrance Test (CUET - UG) for admissions to undergraduate courses in various central, state, private, & many other universities in India. More than 250 universities (including 44+ central universities, like DU, BHU, JNU, JMI, Allahabad University, University of Hyderabad, etc.) fall under the purview of CUET and will accept only CUET scores as the basis of UG admission.

Events

Dates (Tentative)

CUET Registration starts

Mid-February 2025

Registration closes

Last week of March 2025

Form Correction window

1st week of April 2025

NTA CUET exam city slip

1st week of May 2025

CUET Admit card

3-4 days before the exam

Exam dates

Mid-May 2025

Reserve exam date

1st week of June 2025

Display of CUET Answer Key

June 2025

Declaration of CUET result

Last week of June 2025

CUET Coaching Programs

All the top universities in India (like DU, BHU, JNU, JMI, University of Hyderabad, University of Allahabad, etc.) will participate in CUET (UG). It will drastically ratchet up the level of competition in the exam. 

Career Launcher’s CUET Coaching programs could be the best prep partner the students require to tackle this stiff competition and secure admission to their dream colleges. Our programs are synonymous with success in aptitude exam preparation, and CUET will be no different. The programs are curated by our team of experts and experienced faculty members who have spent many years training students for various national-level entrance exams.

We set a benchmark result of 1267 100% iles in CUET 2023. Explore our various Boards & CUET comprehensive prep. programs below and join the race to be the next CUET 100% - iler.

CUET Online Coaching

Live & online lectures. Get access to recorded video lectures, Test Series, study materials, GK compendium, and much more.

CUET Classroom Coaching

Face-to-face interactive sessions by experts, rigorous CUET coaching modules, mocks, and numerous doubt-solving sessions.

CUET Self Paced Program

Pre-recorded lectures, concept videos, and recordings of doubt-clearing sessions & classroom discussions. Prepare at your pace.

CUET Test Series

Attempt up to 20 CUET mocks that are closest to the actual CUET. Improve your performance with our in-depth analysis tool.

CUET University List

CUET will be the sole gateway for UG admissions to 250+ universities participating in it. There are 44 central universities (like DU, BHU, JNU, etc.); the others are state, private, and deemed universities nationwide.

The admissions hitherto based on merit (class XII marks) will come under the purview of CUET, and the admissions will be made based on the candidates' CUET score (percentile). Go through crucial details of a few major universities participating in CUET 2025.

CUET Articles

Our experts at Career Launcher have collated all the important information about the CUET entrance exam to help students grasp it. Along with informative articles, explore free resources like the previous years' question paper of CUET.

With all the available relevant information, students can better analyze and comprehend the exam and begin their CUET preparation.

Top Colleges of DU

DU is the premier institute which offers UG admission to a maximum number of students (approximately 70K) through CUET. Close to 50% of the students who apply for CUET UG, choose DU as their preferred university.

For the convenience of the aspirants, here we've collated all the information about some of the top colleges from the University of Delhi (DU). Get detailed information about the courses offered, admission process, placements, and fee structure of these colleges in the articles below. Understand what it takes to be a part of the top colleges of DU.

Marks/Percentile scored in CUET will be the sole basis of admission to all the participating universities and offered courses. In these articles, we have collated information about a few popular courses, their scope, the best colleges you can apply for, and career avenues that are available for students after completing graduation in these subjects. Follow the articles below to get detailed information.

CUET 2022 Important Dates (Tentative)

Application Form release

3rd�week of March 2022

Submission of application form

2nd�week of April 2022

Admit card release

2nd�week of May 2022

CUET 2022  exam date 

3rd�week of May 2022

Answer Key release

4th�week of May 2022

Result declaration

3rd�week of June 2022

CUET 2022 Colleges

CUET Colleges are universities established under an Act of Parliament and are under the control and purview of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. In 2009, Parliament passed the Central Universities Act, which paved the way for creation of 16 Central Universities in addition to the existing ones, to give representation to all states. Accordingly, all the Central Universities are now governed by the Central Universities Act, 2009.

As of June 2020, there are 54 CUET Colleges providing technical and non-technical programs to young minds.

List of CUET Colleges:

University State Location Established
University of Delhi Delhi New Delhi 1922
Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh Varanasi 1916
Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi New Delhi 1920 (1988)
Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 1920
Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi New Delhi 1969
University of Allahabad Uttar Pradesh Prayagraj 1887 (2005)
Tezpur University Assam Tezpur 1994
University of Hyderabad Telangana Hyderabad 1974
Visva-Bharati University West Bengal Shantiniketan 1921
Central University of Punjab Punjab Bathinda 2009
English and Foreign Languages University Telangana Hyderabad 1958 (2007)
Tripura University Tripura Agartala 1987
Assam University Assam Silchar 1994
Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 1985
Sikkim University Sikkim Gangtok 2007
Manipur University Manipur Imphal 1980 (2005)
North Eastern Hill University Meghalaya Shillong 1973
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 1996
Dr. Hari Singh Gour University Madhya Pradesh Sagar 1946(2009)
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Uttarakhand Srinagar 1973(2009)
Mizoram University Mizoram Aizawl 2000
Nagaland University Nagaland Lumami 1994
Indira Gandhi National Open University Delhi New Delhi 1985
Central Agricultural University Manipur Imphal 1993
Central Sanskrit University Delhi New Delhi 1970(2020)
Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram 2019
Central University of Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Anantapur 2019
Central University of Gujarat Gujarat Gandhinagar 2009
Indian Maritime University Tamil Nadu Chennai 2008
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 Rajasthan Rajasthan Ajmer 2009
Central University of South Bihar Bihar Gaya 2009
Central University of Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Tiruvarur 2009
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University Bihar Samastipur 1905(2016)
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Chhattisgarh Bilaspur 1983 (2009)
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Madhya Pradesh Amarkantak 2007
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Maharashtra Wardha 1997
Mahatma Gandhi Central University Bihar Motihari 2016
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Telangana Hyderabad 1998
Nalanda University Bihar Rajgir, Nalanda 2010
National Sanskrit University Andhra Pradesh Tirupati 1956 (2020)
National Sports University Manipur Imphal 2018
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Uttar Pradesh Raebareli 2013
Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 1985(2007)
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Uttar Pradesh Jhansi 2014
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University Delhi New Delhi 1962(2020)
South Asian University Delhi New Delhi 2010

The 54 Central Universities together offer close to 1.68 Lac seats under various disciplines at undergraduate level. The admissions to most universities are done based on merit (class XII marks) except for a few of them which conduct separate entrance test for admissions to the programs offered, all or few of them. However, 14 of the Central Universities, the ones established after 2009, currently conduct a Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) for admissions to various disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) is currently conducted by 14 Central Universities and 4 State Universities. The exam is conducted in offline mode. CUET involves two Parts in offline mode:

For every correct response, candidate is awarded 1 marks and there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response.

CUET 2022 Syllabus

The CUET 2022 Syllabus is likely to consist of 4 aptitude based sections. These sections are: English Language, Numerical Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning, & General Awareness and Current Affairs. Apart from this, the CUET 2022 Exam may also have a second paper which will consist of questions related to domain knowledge according to the course that you may have opted for. More specific information related to the CUET 2022 Syllabus will be available when the notification is released in April 2022.

CUET Blogs and Articles

CUET (UG) FAQs

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is an entrance exam for UG admissions to 250+ universities, including 44+ Central Universities (like DU, BHU, JMI, JNU, AMU, University of Allahabad, and University of Hyderabad). The exam will test a student's language aptitude, subject knowledge, and general mental ability.

In case of a tie between 2 or more students with the same CUET score choosing the same college and course, their class 12th Board marks (Best of 3, 4, and 5 subsequently) will be considered. Yet, in a tie, the age will be the final tiebreaker. The older student will get the seat.

The CUET scores will be used for UG admissions to undergraduate courses of 44+ Central Universities, including Delhi University, BHU, Jamia Millia Islamia, JNU, AMU, University of Allahabad, and University of Hyderabad.

CUET 2025 will be conducted in a hybrid (both online/offline) mode by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

CUET syllabus comprises the complete NCERT syllabus of class 12 for respective subjects. CUET is designed to evaluate one's understanding of language, knowledge of subjects studied in class XII and general reasoning and quantitative skills.

For every correct attempt, 5 marks will be awarded. For every incorrect attempt, 1 mark will be deducted. There will be no penalty for unattempted questions.

CUET 2025 will be conducted in a single slot for online and offline modes. The detailed timings will be announced later.

Any student who has passed their class XII Boards or is appearing for it in the current year can fill out the application form and seek admission to any participating universities.

Going by the previous experiences of CUET, the test is expected to be moderately difficult to easy. CUET is a mix of General Ability Tests, language understanding, and subjects studied in class XII. One can excel and score well if one is determined and focused, coupled with the right approach, practice, and preparation.

The registration process for CUET 2025 will Tentatively start at the end of February.

The National Testing Agency entrusted to conduct the CUET exam will release the sample paper in due course. However, Career Launcher provides free previous year's question papers and sample mocks. To access it, Click here.

A candidate can apply for multiple courses and Universities, based on fulfilment of the eligibility criteria as determined by respective universities. There is no upper or lower limit to the number of universities a candidate can apply.

Yes. One can appear for CUET even when one is due to appear for the Class XII Boards exams. But one will need to produce the marksheet/certificates about fulfilling the eligibility criteria for the Course/University applied, at the time of admissions.

As of now, CUET is conducted only once a year.

Yes, Only CUET scores will now be accepted for admissions to undergraduate programs in all the Central and many other Universities (250+) participating in CUET.

Admissions are handled at the level of each of the participating universities for the respective program. The relevant universities will decide the cut-off for each program based on the CUET scores of applicants.

The National Testing Agency entrusted to conduct the CUET exam will release the sample paper in due course. However, Career Launcher provides free sample mock, which can be accessed from the free account at Career Launcher myzone For which you need to register first.

Preparing for any entrance exam requires knowing about the paper pattern and the content covered therein. The following tips will help you prepare better for CUET:

  • Understanding the syllabus and pattern
  • Preparing a timetable and following it
  • Working on building a strong conceptual foundation
  • Writing Mocks and analyzing your performance to improve your test-taking skills

The registration process for CUET 2025 will Tentatively start at the end of February.

A total of 44+ Central Universities will accept CUET UG score; with each University having its own criteria for admissions. One can apply to as many Universities one wishes for. However, it is not mandatory to select all the universities in the application form. A student is eligible to register and participate in the counselling process of any of the participating universities, with a valid CUET score. Decision to select the university should be based on cost, quality of education and placement opportunities among others.

There are 44+ Central Universities and a total of 250+ universities participating in the CUET (UG) 2024. Together, they will offer more than 3 lakh seats for various undergraduate courses.

Yes. SRCC, Hindu College, St. Stephens' College are affiliated to University of Delhi, which is a Central University. Thus, those and all other colleges of Delhi University will follow the rules as decided by the University of Delhi.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a Central University founded in 1916. CUET 2022, and onwards, will be mandatory for all Central Universities in the country. Accordingly, BHU will not be conducting its own entrance any more for B.Com.; and will, instead, accept the scores of CUET.

Yes. CUET is mandatory for admissions to undergraduate programs in all the colleges affiliated to a Central University. If you wish to study B.A (Hons) in any discipline from any of the affiliated colleges of Delhi University, you will need to take CUET.

The University of Hyderabad offers Five-Year Integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) in various disciplines. As it is a Central University, established in 1974 by an Act of the Parliament, it will be part of CUET; and will admit students based on CUET scores.

Yes. Being a Central University, JNU will be part of CUET; and will accept CUET scores for admissions into its undergraduate courses.

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