CUET Eligibility Criteria 2025

Age Limit, University & Course-wise Eligibility

CUET Eligibility Criteria: It is a set of guidelines that students must fulfill to apply for the CUET 2025 (UG). The CUET form for the academic session 2025-26 will be released in February 2025. Students must check the detailed CUET 2025 eligibility criteria and fill out the CUET application form on or before the last date. The eligibility criteria include -

  • Academic qualification
  • Age limit
  • Nationality
  • University & Course-wise Eligibility etc.

To apply for CUET UG, students must score at least 50% marks in their class 12 Boards (a 5% relaxation is provided to category students). All students of Indian nationality and students of NRI or OCI category may also apply. According to NTA, there is no upper age limit for students to complete the application form.

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Course-wise CUET Eligibility Criteria

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Follow this article to learn the details of the CUET eligibility criteria for 2025 and the CUET reservation policy. It will also help the students understand the detailed course-wise eligibility (subject combination required) for all the participating universities.

CUET Eligibility Criteria

The CUET eligibility criteria 2025 will remain the same as the previous year. The detailed information is available on the official website of CUET. However, if there are any changes in the eligibility criteria, they will be updated here.

The candidates who have passed the class 12th/equivalent examination or will be appearing in 2025, irrespective of their age, can fill out the CUET 2025 (UG) form. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the University to which they are desirous of taking admission for their UG.

Detailed CUET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

The brief CUET eligibility criteria for 2025 are given below.



Exam name

CUET 2025 (UG)

Participating Universities


Qualification required

12th pass or appearing

Marks required

50% and above (relaxation of 5 % for category students)

Age limit

There is no age limit


Both Indian and foreign nationals (NRI & OCI candidates) can apply for CUET 2025

Number of attempts

There is no limit (A student can attempt multiple times, provided he/she meets the other criteria)

CUET Eligibility Criteria Highlights:

However, aside from the common eligibility criteria, each participating university might have its criteria for admission to particular courses. Students are advised to minutely check the common CUET eligibility and university and course-wise eligibility criteria before filling out the CUET form.

University & Course-wise CUET Eligibility Criteria

Click on the respective buttons against each university name to check the detailed list of courses they offer and their CUET 2025 eligibility criteria.

University Name

Course-wise Eligibility

Aligarh Muslim University

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Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

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Banaras Hindu University

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Jamia Millia Islamia

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Jawaharlal Nehru University

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Pondicherry University

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Tezpur University

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The English and Foreign Languages University

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Tripura University

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University of Allahabad

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University of Delhi

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University of Hyderabad

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Visva-Bharati University

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Delhi Technological University

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University

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Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

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Jamia Hamdard

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Check the tab below for all participating universities' course-wise eligibility criteria for CUET 2025.

CUET Eligibility Criteria & Significance of Board Marks

CUET 2025 eligibility criteria might not uphold or emphasize the importance of Board marks, but they will play a crucial role in the final counselling process for UG admission. The CUET scorecard of the students will be the sole criteria for UG admission, but what happens when two or more students with the same CUET score opt for the same course and college? How do the colleges decide whom to award the seat to?

The University of Delhi (DU) has officially announced the criteria for the tiebreaker scenario. The university has announced that if there is a tie between the CUET score of two or more students applying for the same course and college, their Board marks will be considered. Initially, the best of 3 and the best of 4 and 5 will be considered. If a tie remains, the older student will get the seat. In this way, even the student's age is indirectly considered in the CUET eligibility criteria for DU. Students are therefore advised to focus equally on their Board preparation along with the CUET 2025 and score well in both exams.

CUET 2025 Eligibility Criteria - Reservation policy

CUET is an entrance exam for admissions to Undergraduate courses in 250+ universities, including 44+ central universities. Each participating university (central) must follow standard norms of the CUET reservation policy set by the Government of India concerning intake capacity. Various state, private, and deemed universities will also follow their own CUET eligibility criteria - reservation policy, which is mentioned on the official university pages. Interested candidates can visit and check the same for their choice of universities.

Following is the CUET reservation policy to be followed by all the central universities:



General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS)


Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)


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 their claims. The official announcement for CUET (UG) 2025 will include detailed information and proforma for category certificates.

Candidates have to ensure two important things about the certificate for their CUET 2025 eligibility criteria - reservation policy (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwD):

Candidates are advised to thoroughly review the eligibility criteria for CUET before filling out the CUET form.

CUET Eligibility Criteria - Age limit

There will be no specific age limit for candidates who wish to complete the CUET 2025 form. Anyone who has passed the class 12 Board exam from a recognized Board or is appearing in 2025 may apply for CUET 2025. However, candidates must note that they must meet the requirements of the particular university to which they seek UG admission. Therefore, candidates must visit the official website of the respective university of their choice and check if there are any specific CUET eligibility criteria related to the age limit.

Suggested Readings

CUET 2025 Syllabus

Subject-wise syllabus of CUET 2025

CUET Exam Pattern

Detailed exam pattern for CUET 2025

CUET University List

List of universities participating in CUET

CUET Preparation

Brief strategy for CUET 2025 preparation

The above are brief details regarding the common CUET 2025 eligibility criteria, course-wise CUET eligibility criteria, reservation policy, and the significance of Board marks for UG admission. All aspiring students must review all these details before filling out the CUET form.

The exam will draw unparalleled competition among students across the country. To tackle this competition and secure a seat in the top universities, students are advised to enroll in a comprehensive CUET coaching program. This will enable them to score high marks and stay ahead of their peers.

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