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CUCET 2018

Last Updated - May 19, 2017

CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) is a national level test which is conducted every year in the month of May-June. CUCET is conducted by every year and Rajasthan University is the conducting body of CUCET 2018.

  • The application process starts in March and the result is usually declared by May.
  • Students are then allocated their desired course in the University of their Choice, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Any student who has cleared 10+2 exam can appear for the CUCET 2018 undergraduate exam.
  • Admission to candidates will be granted subject to course-wise eligibility, decided by respective university.
  • The application process is online only, though students can make payment through offline mode as well.
  • For added convenience, CUCET provides online admit card and declares results online too.
  • The exam will be held in the month of May 2018.
  • Soon after the results are declared, counseling process starts.
  • The Central body, conducting this exam, reserves the rights to cancel a center in case less than 100 candidates opt for it
  • The exam paper consists of two parts, which tests the analytical knowledge and subject knowledge of the student.

Students can take CUCET 2018 exam to seek admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities. Courses offered under CUCET 2018 include undergraduate, integrated, post graduate, 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

SNo.Name of CourseNumber of Courses across Universities
1UG and Integrated Courses47
2B.Ed., PG, M.Ed., Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. & PG Diploma Programs226
3MPhil/Ph.D. Programs136

CUCET 2018 Highlights

The table below gives a brief information on CUCET 2018 exam:

Date of ExamMay 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

Dates for CUCET 2018

Candidates can fill the forms online from March 2018 to April 2018. Exact dates are not declared yet. The two-hour test is conducted offline at different centers across the country.

Please take a look at some of the important CUCET 2018 dates:

Online Application StartsSecond week of March 2018
Late date for Online ApplicationThird week of April 2018
Issue date of Admit CardFirst week of May 2018
Exam DatesThird week of May 2018
Answer Key UploadFourth week of May 2018
Result DeclarationThird week of June 2018

CUCET 2018 Eligibility

There is 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 advised to students to go through the specific eligibility criteria of each university individually for their respective course before applying for CUCET 2018.

General eligibility criteria for courses is given below:

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.

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

CUCET 2018 Application Form will be available online only. Students can make both online and offline payment for the form. The process of filling the test form is quite easy.

Here are some of the steps that a candidate must follow:

  • Visit the official portal of CUCET 2018 and go to 'Apply'
  • Select the level of program – UG, PG, or research
  • Fill in your personal details like name, email address, phone number, address, date of birth, and password.
  • You will receive a confirmation message and mail on your registered mobile number and email address respectively.
  • Now, you will have to fill in the online application form for CUCET 2018
  • Upload your photo and signature. Go through the guidelines to upload your signature and photograph before filling the application.
  • You can register for up to three courses in the selected program in each university. An add-on fee may be applied in case you want to apply additional (extra) course(s).
  • Make payment after checking all the filled details

CUCET 2018 allows candidates to appear for the exam provisionally subject to the final verification of eligibility criteria.

CUCET 2018 Application Fees

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 26th February 2013.

CUCET 2018 Admit Card

CUCET 2018 Admit Card will be issued in the 1st week of May. It is important to carry your admit card when appearing for the exam. Once online, admit card is easy to download.

A candidate can do so by following below mentioned steps:

  • Go to the CUCET website
  • Click on the message “Admit cards for CUCET-2018 has been uploaded, please click here to download”
  • Enter application number, password, and verification code
  • Click submit and download the card.

Admit card is one of the most important documents. Keep it safe until the time your admission process is completed.

CUCET 2018 Exam Centers

There is a total of 76 exam centers in India where students can go and take examinations. In case less than 100 students register for a test center then it will automatically be canceled. Candidates will be informed in advance in such a case. Candidates can select the center of their choice. In such cases, students are informed in advance so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Below is the list of 76 CUCET 2018 test centers:

SNo.Test CityState
2AllahabadUttar Pradesh
9BhopalMadhya Pradesh
15ChennaiTamil Nadu
16CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
26IndoreMadhya Pradesh
27JabalpurMadhya Pradesh
38KolkataWest Bengal
42LucknowUttar Pradesh
44MaduraiTamil Nadu
49NagerCoilTamil Nadu
51New DelhiNew Delhi
60ShimlaHimachal Pradesh
67ThiruvarurTamil Nadu
69TrichyTamil Nadu
73VaranasiUttar Pradesh
74VijaywadaAndhra Pradesh
75VishakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

CUCET 2018 exam paper consists of two parts. Part A has questions based on Analytical skills. This section will have 25 multiple choice questions. Part B covers domain knowledge and can have 2, 3 or 4 sections. This part has 75 multiple choice questions. Each wrong answer in the paper will result in negative marking. 1 mark will get deducted for every wrong answer and 3 marks are given for every correct choice marked.

The main highlights of CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern are:

  • Part A: CUCET 2018 Part A has question to check analytical skills, English Language, General Awareness and Mathematical Aptitude of candidates
  • Part B: CUCET 2018 Part B checks domain knowledge of candidates. It may be divided into one, two or three sections.
  • The total number of questions are 100. Part A has 25 questions and Part B has 75 questions.
  • Every incorrect answer leads to negative marking. For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • For every correct answer, a candidate bags 3 marks.
  • Total exam duration is 2 hours.
  • Candidates are required to mark only one answer on their OMR sheets.
  • An answer would be canceled if more than one mark is found on the OMR sheet.
  • CUCET 2018 national exam is conducted by the Central University Rajasthan.
  • For certain integrated programs, only one question paper comes with 100 questions.

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

Mode of ExaminationOffline
Number of Questions100 questions; 25 in Part A and 75 in Part B
Negative MarkingYes. -1 for a wrong answer
Duration of Exam2 hours

CUCET 2018 Syllabus

CUCET 2018 will have different courses offered by 10 universities. The exam allows candidates to apply for undergraduate programs, postgraduate exams, and research exams. Students are requested to go the official site of CUCET to find out the syllabus of their choice of courses. Go to the official website and click syllabus tab. Under syllabus, you can choose the course name to find out the syllabus.

CUCET 2018 Results

Candidates can expect CUCET 2018 Results in the month of June. Students can check their result online on the official website of CUCET. Follow the below steps to check and download your exam result.

  • Go to the official website of CUCET 2018
  • Click on the ‘Download the CUCET Result 2018’ link
  • Enter details such as registration number, password, and date of birth.
  • Click submit
  • Result will be displayed on the screen
  • Print your score card for future references.

The answer key of the exam is released in the month of May. Corrected answer key, if any grievances found, is released in the fourth week of May.

CUCET 2018 Cut Off

CUCET 2018 Cut off will depend on the overall performance by students in the entrance exam. Each university releases its own cut off list for the courses they offer. Candidates with declared cut off marks are only eligible for appearing in the counselling process of CUCET 2018. To know the cut off list of your course, it is advisable to keep visiting the official website on a regular basis.

To give the candidates a fair idea of cut off marks, we have collated a sheet of general cut off of CUCET 2017.

CourseCollege AcceptedCUCET Cut off Marks
MA FolkloristicsCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi32
Ph.D. Nutrition BiologyCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul90
MA MathematicsCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar92
MA Tribal Law and GovernanceCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi103
Ph.D. MicrobiologyCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul111
M.Tech Information TechnologyCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar113
Ph.D. PhysicsCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga118
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul127
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga155
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda155
M.Sc MathematicsCentral University of Kerala - [CUK] - Kasaragod162
M.Phil. EducationCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul128
M.Lib.I.ScCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul129
MA VocalCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi129
Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance & CounsellingCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar130
MA EnglishCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar131
MA EnglishCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul183
MA EnglishCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda202
MA EnglishCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga241
MA HistoryCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda132
MA HistoryCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul133
MA HistoryCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga160
M.Sc StatisticsCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda133
M.Sc StatisticsCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul134
M.Sc Food TechnologyCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda136
L.L.M.Central University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul139
L.L.M.Central University of Kerala - [CUK] - Kasaragod164
L.L.M.Central University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda164
Ph.D. ChemistryCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul142
Ph.D. ChemistryCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga157
M.Sc Computational ChemistryCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda142
MA Tourism ManagementCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar143
M.Sc Medicinal ChemistryCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda143
M.Tech Computer Science & TechnologyCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda147
M.Tech Cyber SecurityCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda147
MA Political ScienceCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda154
MA Political ScienceCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul164
MA Political ScienceCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar185
BA + MA TibetanCentral University of Jharkhand - [CUJ] - Ranchi155
Ph.D. KannadaCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga155
MBA Agri-BusinessCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda155
MA EducationCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul156
MA EducationCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda156
MA EducationCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar182
MA HindiCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul156
MA HindiCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda156
MA HindiCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga242
M.A. Convergent JournalismCentral University of Kashmir - Srinagar156
Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul157
Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Kerala - [CUK] - Kasaragod181
Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga185
Master of Science PhysicsCentral University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda185

CUCET 2018 Counselling

CUCET 2018 Counselling will most probably start in June 2018. This is the final process to get admission to their preferred course. The process is held for allotment of the course depending on the student's exam performance and merit. Each university has different number of counselling rounds. Usually there are up to 2 rounds of counselling.

After the result is declared, eligible candidates will be intimated for CUCET 2018 Counselling session. A candidate will be allocated the seat based on the following factors:

  • Secured rank in CUCET 2018 examination
  • Eligibility criteria for the course in the respective university
  • Availability of seat in the preferred course

At the time of counselling, students need to take their mark sheets or degree with them. Check with your respective university on what all documents to be taken before you appear for the counselling session. Unless a candidate fulfils the eligibility criteria, admission by CUCET 2018 would not be entitled.

List of basic documents required for counselling CUCET 2018:

  • Mark sheet/Passing Certificate of 10th class
  • Mark sheet/Passing Certificate of 12th class
  • All semesters Mark sheet of degree course (if any)
  • Migration Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • CUCET 2018 admit card
  • CUCET 2018 valid score card
  • 5 passport size color photographs
  • Caste Certificate (for SC/ST candidates)
  • Identity proof (Voter ID/Driving License/Adhar Card)
  • Any other University-specific document



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