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Central University Entrance Exams 2020: How to Apply, Exam Pattern & More

Students studying in class 12 and final year undergraduate students can apply for this entrance exam which provides a single-window opportunity to the students seeking admission in 14 Central Universities and 4 State Universities across the country.

Central University Entrance Exams 2020: How to Apply, Exam Pattern & More

The Central University body has started the application process and released the dates for the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) on its official website. 

CUCET is a national level entrance examination jointly organised by ten central universities. The paper is conducted once in a year across various cities in India, for admission into several Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) & other research-based programmes.

From the University of Kashmir to the University of Kerala, applicants appearing for this exam can take admission in 14 Central Universities and 4 State Universities across the country.

Exam Announcement


Candidates who have passed their Class 12 exam or are currently appearing for the same are eligible for UG programmes. Meanwhile, students with a bachelor’s degree or ones in the final year of degree can apply for the PG and research-based programmes. 

The last date to apply for all three programmes is 11 April . For the UG and PG programmes, the entrance exam will be held from May 30-3. For research programmes, it will be from June 6-7. 

Fee Structure

For UG/PG programmes: 

  • Rs 800 for General/ OBC/ EWS (Economically Weaker Sections)
  • Rs 350 for SC/ST

For Research Programmes

  • Rs 1000 for General/ OBC/ EWS (Economically Weaker Sections)
  • Rs 450 for SC/ST

Nature of Exam

For UG & PG Programmes: 

  • Part A: 25 MCQs on language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills
  • Part B: 75 MCQs on domain knowledge. 

Please Note: For Admission to some Integrated Programme/MBA/LLB/MCA or any other general programme, only one paper comprising 100 MCQs covering English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills will be held. 

For Research Programmes: 

  • Part A: 50 MCQs based on language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, analytical skills and 50 MCQs on Research Methodology
  • Part B: 50 MCQs on domain knowledge 

How to Apply For CUCET

  • Open the official website and click the ‘Open Application Form’ button or
  • Click here for the direct link
  • Click on ‘New Registration’ at the bottom of the page to create ID and password
  • Fill in the details and proceed to fill the application form
  • Upload images and make the payment
  • On submitting the form, the applicant will receive SMS and Email alerts. 

Click here to know more.

The results are likely to be announced on 26 June post which a counselling schedule will be released. 

Also Read: 85 Vacancies Announced by UPSC: How to Apply, Eligibility & Exemptions

Edited Gayatri Mishra

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