CUET (UG) 2024: Exam Dates, Pattern, Cut Off, Registration

CUET 2024 What are Important Dates including CUET exam date?

The official Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) 2024 notification will be released in March, and the online application process will begin in April. The online registration process for the CUET entrance exam by the national testing agency NTA will be held tentatively in the first and second weeks of July.


CUET 2024 Important Dates
Events CUET 2024 Dates
CUET Application Form Starts To be announced 
CUET Application Form Ends To be announced 
Last Date for fee payment online.  To be announced 
Release of Admit card.  To be announced 
CUET 2024 Exam Date for UG To be announced 
Provisional CUET answer key 2024 To be announced 
Last date for Raising Objections against CUET Answer key To be announced 
Final CUET answer key To be announced 
CUET 2024 merit list To be announced 
Counselling of CUET 2024 To be announced 
How to fill CUET Application Form 2024?

The candidates must fill out CUET Application Form 2024 to register for the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET). Follow the below steps to fill CUET Application Form. 

Step 1 Visit the official website of the CUET to fill out CUET Application Form 2024.

Step 2 Click on the Apply Online tab to register for the programme. 

Step 3 After clicking, candidates can see three programme options- UG, PG, and RP. Click on the link you wish to apply for. 

Step 4 Complete the registration process by entering details like the program applied for, name, valid e-mail-id, mobile number, date of birth, and verification code displayed on the screen. 

Step 5 Once all details are submitted, the application number and password are generated and sent to the registered email address and mobile number. 

Step 6: Use the application number and password to fill in the application form by entering the login details like personal, academic qualification and communication address.

Step 7 Upload scanned images of a recent passport-sized photograph and signature in the prescribed format and dimensions. 

Step 8 Select the examination centres- In order of preference, select and enter the exam centres.

Step 9 On successful online application submission with payment of fees through an automated e-mail and SMS is sent to the registered e-mail ID and mobile number. 

Understanding CUET Exam Pattern with Marks

NTA will also conduct CUET Exam in 13 languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu).

  1. CUET 2024 will be conducted online this year; the exam was offline earlier. 
  2. CUET (UG) – 2024 will consist of the following four sections, namely- 
    Section IA 13 Languages 
    Section IB 19 Languages
    Section II 27 Domain-specific Subjects 
    Section III  General Test
  3. The question paper will be MCQ type only, and there will be a total of 175 questions, out of which 140 will be attempted.
  4. A Candidate can choose three languages from Section IA and Section IB together.
  5. Section II consists of 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate may select a maximum of 6 Subjects.


CUET Exam Pattern
Sections Subjects/ Tests No. of Questions To be Attempted Duration
Section IA 13 Languages  50 40 45 minutes for each language. 
Section IB 19 Languages 
Section II 27 Domain-specific Subjects  50 40 45 minutes for each subject.
Section III General Test 75 60 60 minutes


Section IA Languages (13): Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu

Section IB Languages (20): French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.

Domain-Specific Subjects (27): 1) Accountancy / Book Keeping 2) Biology / Biological Studies / Biotechnology / Biochemistry 3) Business Studies 4) Chemistry 5) Computer Science/ Informatics Practices 6) Economics / Business Economics 7) Engineering Graphics 8) Entrepreneurship 9) Geography / Geology 10) History 11) Home Science 12) Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India 13) Legal Studies 14) Environmental Science 15) Mathematics 16) Physical Education / NCC / Yoga 17) Physics 18) Political Science 19) Psychology 20) Sociology 21) Teaching Aptitude 22) Agriculture 23) Mass Media/ Mass Communication 24) Anthropology 25) Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture / Painting) / Commercial Arts, 26) Performing Arts – (i) Dance (Kathak / Bharatanatyam / Oddisi / Kathakali / Kuchipudi / Manipuri) (ii) Drama- Theatre (iii) Music General (Hindustani / Carnatic / Rabindra Sangeet / Percussion / Non-Percussion), 27. Sanskrit. 


  • A Candidate can choose three languages from Section IA and Section IB together. However, the third language chosen needs to be instead of the 6th domain-specific Subject selected by the candidate – as applicable (so the maximum number of tests to be taken remains nine only, i.e. 2 Languages+6 Domain Specific Subjects+1 General Test OR 3 Languages+5 Domain Specific Subjects+1 General Test: flexibility is provided to help a candidate apply for many Universities depending on their eligibility conditions).
  • Section II offers 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects
  • Section III comprises General Test.
  • For choosing Languages from Section IA and IB and domain-specific Subjects from Section II and General Test under Section III, the Candidate must refer to the requirements of their intended University.
What are the Level of questions for CUET (UG)?

Guidelines are that all questions in various testing areas will be benchmarked at the level of Class XII only. This means that questions will be asked on the 10th, 11th and 12th. 

How many attempts are allowed in CUET exam?

If any University permits students of previous years of class XII to take admission in the current year, such students would be eligible to appear in CUET (UG). The CUET Exam by the national testing agency (NTA) can be taken unlimited times.

Choice of Languages and Subjects:

The languages/subjects chosen should generally be those a student chose in his most recent Class XII Board examination. However, if a university allows flexibility in this area, it can also be used under CUET (UG). In this regard, candidates must carefully review the eligibility requirements of various Central Universities. Furthermore, if the subject to be studied in the Undergraduate course is not available from the list of 27 Domain-Specific Subjects available, the Candidate may select the subject closest to their preference. For example, The candidate can choose Biology instead of Biochemistry for Biochemistry.

Schedule of Examination

Depending on the number of candidates and the languages/tests they take, the examination will be conducted over several days in two shifts.

What is CUET full form?

Full Name of CUET: The Central Universities Entrance Test is the full name of CUET. The National Testing Agency will likely administer the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) this year during the first week of July. One hundred fifty-four exam centres across the nation will administer the CUET.

Age limit for CUET

No age restriction is stated in the CUET Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria 2024 for applicants to the entrance exam.

You will, however, need to meet the age requirements (if any) of the specific university to which you wish to apply.

CUET Educational Qualification

You must have passed your class 12 exam or an exam of an equal level from a recognised university or board to apply for undergraduate studies.

According to the official announcement, applicants for the Common Universities Entrance Test who are taking the qualifying exam this academic year are also eligible.

Minimum Qualifying Marks CUET

To be eligible for the Common Universities Entrance Test 2024, you must have achieved a minimum qualifying score aggregate on class 12 or a comparable exam as required by the relevant university.

The minimal passing scores, however, differ for each university. Therefore, you should go to the official website of the specific university where you wish to enrol in the desired degree.

CUET UG Eligibility Criteria

You must take the entrance exam to gain admission to any of the 66 core institutions' undergraduate programs. The entrance exam score is the primary criterion for admission. The CUET eligibility requirements for various undergraduate courses are listed below. Before applying for the NTA CUET exam, double-check the detailed requirements.

For Delhi University (DU), one of the top universities in the nation, admission to undergraduate programs is determined solely by the Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET) results. To be eligible, you must have taken all four CUET tests and obtained the required minimum score on the language test. This includes one paper about language (compulsory) and three domains of study (compulsory), of which 30% or more of the language paper must be in that language.

For Banaras Hindu University (BHU), you must meet the following CUET eligibility requirements to qualify: You must be no older than 22 years old as of July 1, 2024 (meaning you must have been born on or after July 2, 2000) and have passed classes 1 and 2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised board or university. You must also receive at least 50% of the class 12 average. The CUET requirements include one language paper, at least two subsections from section B, and a general aptitude exam.

For Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), you must have passed your class 12 or equivalent exam from a recognised board to qualify. The minimum qualifying score is at least 45% of the possible points. 

For Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which is regarded as the premier teaching and research institution globally, the CUET results determine admission to various undergraduate courses. To be admitted to the institution and the program of your choice, you must have passed your class 12 test or a comparable level exam from a recognised board or university and obtained a minimum of 45% overall in the qualifying exam.

For Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), you must meet the CUET eligibility criteria listed below to qualify for the university admissions process. You must have passed class 12 or an equivalent exam from a recognised board or university. You must also receive at least 50% of the points on the qualifying exam, which requires at least one language paper and the general aptitude test as prerequisite subjects for the CUET.

Will CUET eligibility criteria be the same for all participating Universities?

No. The CUET Eligibility criteria will vary for each participating university, and it may vary depending upon the programs.

How to check CUET Result?
  1. Visit the official website of NTA CUET
  2. Click "CUET SCORECARD" in the latest news section.
  3. The result login window will appear on the screen.
  4. Enter the roll number and date of birth in the login window.
  5. Click on the "Login" tab.
  6. CUET Result appears on the screen, download and save it for future reference.
What is the difference between CUET and CUCET?

CUET is a revamped version of CUCET, and it's now compulsory for all 45 central universities to adopt it.

What is the Full Form of CUET?

The full form of CUET is Central University Entrance Test.

What is the medium for CUET?

CUET Exam will be conducted in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Punjabi.


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