CUET Eligibility Criteria 2022 (University & Course-wise) | CUET 2022

According to the latest announcement by the Education Ministry, admissions in all Central Universities will be done through CUET. The first thing that you must check even before applying to CUET is CUET Eligibility Criteria. CUET Exam Eligibility is a set of parameters including educational qualification, age limit, nationality that you must qualify to be eligible for the CUET Exam.

In this article, we have discussed the CUET Eligibility Criteria as well as university and course-wise eligibility conditions that will enable you to apply for UG programs in central universities seamlessly.

CUET 2022: Eligibility Criteria

The official notification of CUET 2022 has been released on the CUET website. As per the latest CUET notification, for appearing in the CUET (UG) - 2022, there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed the class 12th /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET (UG) - 2022 examination.

However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the University (ies) in which they are desirous of taking admission.

Key Points Regarding CUET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • Each participating Central University is free to decide its own parameters for CUET Eligibility for admissions.
  • The weightage for CUET and Class XII Board exam results will be at the sole discretion of the Central University, to which admission is being sought.
  • As of date, CUET Eligibility does not mention an age limit. However, Central Universities can fix minimum & maximum age limits for admissions to all (or any) of the programs on offer.
  • For admission in Universities through CUET (UG) - 2022 , the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences etc. of the respective University shall be applicable.
  •  As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs.
  • Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the eligibility criteria laid down by the University they are applying to.
  • Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing pass marks at the test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Programme unless he/she fulfils the Programme wise eligibility conditions of the University they are applying to.

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CUET Eligibility: Reservation

As CUET 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. This section of the CUET Eligibility provides relaxation to the SC/ST, OBC, and PwD category.

Generally, the following break-up is followed:

Category Reservation
General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS) 10%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non creamy layer) 27%
Persons with Disability 5% in each 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 via the parameters mentioned in the CUET Eligibility, 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.

CUET 2022 notification including CUET Eligibility is expected soon, and the registration is also expected to begin along with the notification.

For more information about the CUET exam pattern, click here

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

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