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CUCET 2018 Application Form, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - March 23rd 2018 by ARINDAM MOITRA

CUCET is a national level examination which is regulated by the ten central universities jointly. It is a combined entrance test organized for providing admission into various UG, PG & other courses offered by the central universities across the country. The last date to submit CUCET 2018 Application Form will close on March 25. This year, CUCET 2018 is scheduled to be held on April 28 – 29, 2018 .

The minimum eligibility to apply for CUCET is passing 10+2 from a recognized board. Final admission would be granted based on course-wise eligibility as stipulated by a respective university. Candidates can download admit card from April 13, 2018. CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern consists of two parts that are aimed to test analytical knowledge and subject knowledge of a candidate.

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CUCET 2018 Highlights

Date of ExamApril 28 – 29, 2018
Conducting BodyRajasthan Central University
Mode of ExamOffline
Medium of ExamEnglish
Duration of Exam2 hours
Type of QuestionsMCQ
Negative MarkingYes
Sections and Number of QuestionsPart A: 25 questions Part B: 75 questions Some Integrated Papers: 100 questions
Courses OfferedIntegrated/ undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programs

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

CUCET Exam Pattern Highlights

Courses Offered Through CUCET 2018

  • Students can take CUCET 2018 exam for admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities.
  • Courses offered under CUCET 2018 include Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and Ph.D programs.
  • Central Universities of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Bangalore School of Economics will participate in CUCET 2018 exam.

Total number of courses offered by CUCET 2018

Name of CourseNumber of Courses across Universities
UG and Integrated Courses47
B.Ed., PG, M.Ed., Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. & PG Diploma Programs226
MPhil/Ph.D. Programs136

CUCET 2018 Exam Dates

Here we have mentioned the official dates of CUCET 2018 examination:

EventDateReference Links 
Online Application StartsFebruary 19, 2018CUCET Application ends on March 26, 2018
Issue date of Admit CardApril 13, 2018Download Admit Card from
Exam DatesApril 28 – 29, 2018Over 1.3 lakhs students will take CUCET in April  
Answer Key UploadApril 30, 2018Complaint against Answer key till May 4, 2018 
Result DeclarationMay 25, 2018Check CUCET Result online at

CUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 10 universities participating under CUCET 2018. Each university has different criteria of eligibility for candidates.

There are mainly three types of courses offered by CUCET 2018. Candidates can apply for UG, integrated, PG, and research programs. It is advisable that students to go through the specific CUCET Eligibility Criteria of each university individually for their respective course before applying for CUCET 2018.

CourseEligibilitySubjects RequiredCategory
UG50% in 12thPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or BiologyGeneral
45% in 12thSC/ST
PG55% in UGBachelor’s in the same field Or any associated field of the course in which you wish to take MastersGeneral
50% in UGSC/ST

CUCET 2018 Eligibility for PhD Program

  • If one has cleared UGC-CSIR JRF, GATE, NBHM or qualified in any other National level Exams then you need not appear for the entrance test but will have to register for CUCET 2018.
  • A master’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 55% for general candidates, 50% for OBC candidates, and 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates is required.

Know More Details About CUCET Eligibility Criteria

Since all Universities have their own course-specific eligibility criteria, so all candidates need to enter university code in the application form to indicate university where the candidate is seeking admission.

To make things a little easier for you, we have collated a sheet of university codes:

Central University of HaryanaCUHAR
Central University of JammuCUJAM
Central University of JharkhandCUJHD
Central University of KarnatakaCUKNK
Central University of KashmirCUKAS
Central University of KeralaCUKER
Central University of PunjabCUPUN
Central University of RajasthanCURAJ
Central University of South BiharCUSBR
Central University of Tamil NaduCUTND

CUCET 2018 Application Form

  • Candidates can avail the CUCET 2018 Application Form only via online mode through the website.
  • The last date to fill & submit the application will be March 26, 2018.
  • Fill all the mandatory details in the application such as personal, academic, communication & many others.
  • Upload the scanned images of latest photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment through online or offline mode.
  • Candidates don’t forget to take a printout of the filled application form and keep it safe for future references.

Application Fee:

  • Fee can be paid by debit/credit card/net banking or Challan of SBI bank any branch.
  • GST and other taxes as applicable by Govt. of India/ Bank.
  • The PwD candidates are exempted from application fee.
  • The application for other categories is mentioned here:
CategoryOnline Fee Payment Through Credit Card/Debit CardOnline Fee Payment Through E-Challan
General/OBCINR 800 + 50 (Bank Commission)INR 850
SC/STINR 400 + 50 (Bank Commission)INR 450

Note:All PWD candidates are exempted from CUCET 2018 fees as per GOI Order F. No. 16-110/2003-DD.III dated February 26, 2013.

CUCET 2018 Admit Card

  • Successfully registered candidates will be able to download the CUCET Hall Ticket 2018 from April 13, 2018 onwards.
  • Admit card has to be carried mandatorily on the day of exam.
  • The admit card will be available only through the official website.
  • Details present on admit card will include exam centre, roll number, exam date, timing, etc.

CUCET 2018 Exam Centers

  • CUCET is scheduled to take place at 76 cities in the country.
  • In case less than 100 students register for a test center then it will automatically be cancelled.
  • A nearby center will be allocated in place of the cancelled center.

To download list of CUCET 2018 Exam Cities,Click Here

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

The CUCET Exam Pattern details are mentioned here:

  • Type of Question: There will be Multiple Choice Questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Parts: The exam will be conducted in two parts, i.e. Part A and Part B.
  • Part-A: This section contains topics from English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills.
  • Part-B: This part has been divided into three sections and consists of total 75 MCQs from the domain knowledge.
  • Duration: The exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Exam Mode: The exam will be organized through offline mode.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Pattern: The exam will be conducted in OMR pattern.

CUCET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for different undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses is compiled below for the reference of candidates. Download CUCET 2018 Syllabus for different courses in PDF format from the links provided below:

Syllabus for Undergraduate Programs

Syllabus for UG and Integrated Programs
Integrated M.Tech
B. Tech.
Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed.
Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed. (Mathematics)
Integrated Science B.Sc.M.Sc.
Integrated M.Sc
Click Here
Integrated M.A.
B. A.
Integrated B.A.B.Ed.
Integrated B.A.LLB. (Hons)
Integrated M.Sc.
Integrated M.A.
Click Here
B.Voc.Click Here

Syllabus for PG and Integrated Programs

Syllabus for PG
B. Ed.Click Here
Master of Law (L.L.M)Click Here
M.A. (Education)
M. Ed.
Click Here
English and comparative Literature
Click Here
Linguistics and Language Technology
Click Here
Hindi and Comparative Literature
Click Here
MalayalamClick Here
PunjabiClick Here
Classical TamilClick Here
KannadaClick Here
History and Archaeology
Click Here
Performing Arts (Vocal Music)Click Here
Performing Arts (Theatre Arts)Click Here
Tribal & Customary LawClick Here
Folkloristic and Tribal Studies
M. A. (Folkloristics)
Click Here
GeographyClick Here
Applied Geography & Geoinformatics
Applied Geology & Geoinformatics
Click Here
GeologyClick Here
Geo-InformaticsClick Here
Indigenous Culture StudiesClick Here
Social Work
Click Here
M. Arch. (Sustainable Architecture)Click Here
Genomic Science
Animal Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biotechnology
Life Sciences
Life Sciences (specialization in Animal Sciences) Life Sciences (specialization in Biochemistry)
Life Sciences (specialization in Bioinformatics) Life Sciences (specialization in Human Genetics) Life Sciences (specialization in Microbial Sciences) Life Sciences (specialization in Molecular Medicine)
Life Sciences (specialization in Plant Sciences) Microbiology
Plant Science
Nutrition Biology
Click Here
BioinformaticsClick Here
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry) Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Click Here
Chemical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry ) Chemistry (Computational Chemistry)
Applied Chemistry
Click Here
Computer Science
Computer Science (Big Data Analytics)
Master of Computer Applications (3 Yrs)
Click Here
MA/MSc Applied Mathematics
MA/MSc Mathematics
Click Here
Physics (Computational Physics)
Click Here
StatisticsClick Here
Computer Science (Cyber-Physical Systems) Information Technology
Computer Science and Technology
Computer Science
Computer Science and Technology (Cyber Security)
Click Here
Materials ScienceClick Here
Material Sciences & Tech.Click Here
Food Science and TechnologyClick Here
Water Engineering and ManagementClick Here
Energy EngineeringClick Here
Environmental Science and Technology Environmental ScienceClick Here
Atmospheric ScienceClick Here
Epidemiology and Public HealthClick Here
Yoga TherapyClick Here
M.ComClick Here
MBA (Supply Chain Management)
MBA (Human Resource Management)
MBA (Tourism and Travel Management)
MBA (Agribusiness)
MBA (Textile Apparel and Retail Management) Master of Tourism & Travel Management
Click Here
Human Rights & Conflict ManagementClick Here
M. Lib. & Information ScienceClick Here
Applied Psychology
Click Here
Master of Journalism and Mass Communication Convergent Journalism
Culture and Media Studies
Mass Communication and New Media
Mass Communication
Communication and Media Studies
Mass Communication and Journalism
Click Here
National Security StudiesClick Here
International Relations and Political Science Political Science and International Relations Political Science
International Relations
Click Here
Public Policy and Public Administration
Public Admin & Policy Studies
Public Policy, Law and Governance
Development studies
Click Here
Comparative ReligionClick Here
Public HealthClick Here
Hotel Management & Catering Tech.Click Here
M.P.Ed.Click Here
Environmental Economics
Applied Qualitative Finance
Financial Economics
General Economics
Actuarial Economics
Click Here
Guidance & CounsellingClick Here
Chemical Lab TechnicianClick Here
Digital SocietyClick Here
Ph.D. - ArchitectureClick Here

CUCET 2018 Results

  • Availability of results: Check CUCET 2018 Results on the official website from May 25, 2018 who have been appeared for the exam. The Result of Central Universities Common Entrance Test 2018 (CUCET 2018) will be declared for each program.
  • Shortlisting process: Shortlisting will be done on basis of CUCET 2018 performance and the scores obtained in qualifying examinations.
  • GD/PI: The concerned universities conduct further processes after the process of shortlisting, they are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Merit list: On the basis of the performance of the candidate, the merit list will be prepared and will be used for admission to UG, PG, PG Diploma, Integrated Programs, B.Ed, PhD programs in the participating Central Universities.

CUCET 2018 Cut Off

CUCET Cut offwill depend on the overall performance by students in the entrance exam. Each university releases its own CUCET Cut off list for the courses they offer. The tentative cutoff marks for different courses offered through CUCET is mentioned below:

CourseCollege AcceptedCUCET Cut off MarksCourseCollege AcceptedCUCET Cut off Marks
MA FolkloristicsCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi32L.L.M.Central University of Kerala - [CUK] - Kasaragod164
Ph.D. Nutrition BiologyCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul90L.L.M.Central University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda164
MA MathematicsCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar92Ph.D. ChemistryCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul142
MA Tribal Law and GovernanceCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi103Ph.D. ChemistryCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga157
Ph.D. MicrobiologyCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul111M.Sc Computational ChemistryCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda142
M.Tech Information TechnologyCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar113MA Tourism ManagementCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar143
Ph.D. PhysicsCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga118M.Sc Medicinal ChemistryCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda143
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul127M.Tech Computer Science & TechnologyCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda147
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga155M.Tech Cyber SecurityCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda147
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda155MA Political ScienceCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda154
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Kerala - [CUK] - Kasaragod162MA Political ScienceCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul164
M.Phil. EducationCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul128MA Political ScienceCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar185
M.Lib.I.ScCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul129BA + MA TibetanCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi155
MA VocalCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi129Ph.D. KannadaCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga155
Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance & CounsellingCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar130MBA Agri-BusinessCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda155
MA EnglishCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar131MA EducationCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul156
MA EnglishCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul183MA EducationCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda156
MA EnglishCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda202MA EducationCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar182
MA EnglishCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga241MA HindiCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul156
MA HistoryCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda132MA HindiCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda156
MA HistoryCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul133MA HindiCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga242
MA HistoryCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga160M.A. Convergent JournalismCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar156
M.Sc StatisticsCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda133Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul157
M.Sc StatisticsCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul134Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Kerala - [CUK] - Kasaragod181
M.Sc Food TechnologyCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda136Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga185
L.L.M.Central University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul139Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda185

CUCET 2018 Counselling

The counselling process is conducted online mode. All the universities conduct their own counselling process separately for different academic programs offered by them. Some major components of CUCET Counselling are highlighted below:

  • Document Verification: After the announcement of the result or list, the candidates are required to attend the counselling in order to complete the document verification and admission processes.
  • Separate universities: The counselling will be scheduled only for the shortlisted candidates. It should be noted that the Counselling for participating universities is done separately by the respective universities.
  • Seat allotment: Students are allotted seats during counselling. The allotment will be purely based on candidate’s rank and availability of seats for the preferred course.
  • Register: You need to register for attending the CUCET 2018 counselling session.
  • Based on the results: CUCET 2018 Counselling will be strictly based on the merit list that is prepared as per marks in the entrance examination.
  • Weightage provided: The counselling process includes the score obtained in written test and interview that will carry a weight of 60% and 40% respectively.
  • Exceptional cases: Candidates, who qualify NET/JRF/SLET/Teacher Fellowship will be exempted from written test. For them, the interview will carry 100% weight.
  • Universities from the state: Central University Common Entrance Test is commonly referred to as CUCET. The Universities of Tamil Nadu, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Haryana, Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan jointly conducts this entrance exam, available for students across India. 
  • Offered courses: The test is for the candidates willing to gain admissions into the Graduate-level, PG Level and Ph.D. level course at the above mentioned University.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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i apply for cental univesity exam Idont know about exam dates its two dates where given when can iwrite my exam

11 May, 2017 00:20


12 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Rushma, to know the application procedure for CU CET, please find the link 

12 Apr, 2017 16:51
Govind R

Sir,I am interested in B A International Relations.So am I required to appear in the entrance exam(CUCET).If yes what should be the syllabus that I should be following.

17 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Govind, to get admission to B.A. International Relation Course, you have to appear in CUCET exam. For details on CUCET syllabus, please find the link

23 Mar, 2017 14:41
Akshita singh

I aapearing in 12 class tell me how I get admission in bba and also provide only girls college of BBa in university of delhi

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
Saurav Kumar

Sir cucet ke through BA(Hons) me admission le paye ge

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

if i had not filled online form of central university of rajasthan for any course so can i get admission directly into it for any course or through my 12th marks plz reply want to know fast reply....waiting

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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