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

Central University of Kerala: The Central University of Kerala was established under the Central University Act in 2009 in the 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 most popular universities in 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 offer 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 CUET policy for conducting entrance exams and admissions to various UG and PG courses. From 2022, admissions to Kerala university will no longer be through its autonomous entrance exam, but rather the CUET (Common University Entrance Test) conducted by NTA.

University of Kerala: UG Programs

  • B.A (Bachelor of Arts)
  • B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)
  • B.BA. (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • B.CA. (Bachelor of Computer Application)
  • B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce)
  • B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
  • B.FA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
  • B. PA (Bachelor of Performing Arts)
  • B. P. Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
  • B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science)
  • BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)
  • B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)
  • B. Voc. (Bachelor of Vocational Courses)
  • LLB (Bachelor of Law)

University of Kerala: UG Program eligibility

To get into the UG program of the Central University of Kerala, a student must have at least 50% marks or equivalent in the 12th standard from a recgonised board. Apart from this, the SC/ST students are granted a relaxation of up to 5% in the marks requirement. The maximum age limit for UG admissions to the university is 19 years.

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 of the entrance exams for Central Universities, along with many other state, private, and deemed universities in India, Kerala University will also be a part of CUET from 2022 onwards for selecting candidates for undergraduate courses as well as post-graduate courses. The exam will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency).

The details of the CUET are as follows:



Exam Name

CUET (Common University Entrance Test)

Conducting Body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Exam Mode



32 Languages

Question Type

MCQ (Multiple Choice based questions)

Marking Scheme

+5 for the right answer. -1 for every wrong answer

Number of Questions

Language: 50

Domain Subjects: 50

General Test: 75

University of Kerala: UG Admissions Exam Pattern



Questions to be attempted

Question Type


Section IA - Languages

There are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen.

40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language

Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passagesFactual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]

45 Minutes for each language

Section IB - Languages

There are 19 Languages. Any other language apart from those offered in Section IA may be chosen. (However, a candidate may choose a maximum of three languages combining section IA and IB taken together).

40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language

Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passagesFactual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]

45 minutes for each language.

Section II - Domain

There are 27 Domains specific Subjects being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/ Universities.

40 Questions to be attempted out of 50

Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions MCQs based on the syllabus given on the NTA website

45 Minutes for each Domain Specific Subject.

Section III- General Test

For any such undergraduate program/programs being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission.

60 Questions are to be attempted out of 75

Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/ mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

60 Minutes.

Central University of Kerala: UG Application Fee

All the candidates filling out the CUET 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 CUET Exam. The SC and ST students will have some relaxation in the fee.

Slot: Timing of exam

No. of tests/subjects

General/ Unreserved


SC/ST/PwBD/ Third gender

Centers Outside India

Slot 1: 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Upto 4

INR 650

INR 600

INR 550

INR 3000

Slot 2: 3:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Upto 5

INR 650

INR 600

INR 550

INR 3000

CUET Exam: Important Dates

A detailed official announcement is expected soon. Mentioned below are the tentative dates:

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