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CUCET is Central Universities Common Entrance Test . This exam is conducted jointly by the  ten Central Universities namely Central University of Haryana, Central University of Jammu, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Kashmir, Central University of Karnataka, Central University of Kerala, Central University of Punjab, Central University of Rajasthan, Central University of South Bihar and Central University of Tamil Nadu and Central University of Rajasthan. This examination is conducted every year in the guidance of one Central University. Previous year it was coordinated by the Central University of Rajasthan.

CUCET 2018 will be conducted for the admission in the e UG / Integrated Program / B.Voc., Post Graduate Program and the Research Program respectively in these ten Central Universities. Interested and eligible students will be able to apply for the examination on the official website of CUCET 2018. The details of CUCET 2018 including information related to application form, application fee, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, result and the expected dates are mentioned in this article

Tentative Dates for CUCET 2018

Given below are the expected dates for the Central Universities Common Entrance Test. The dates are not yet notified for the 2018 examination. The dates in the article will be updates soon as per the official announcement by the concerned authority.

Event Dates
Online Application starts 3rd week of March 2018
Closing of online application 2nd week of April 2018
Issue of Admit Cards 1st week of May 2018
Exam Dates 3rd week of May 2018
Declaration of Result 1st week of June 2018

Eligibility Criteria for CUCET 2018

The Central Universities has set the eligibility criteria for the candidates who shall apply for the examination. The candidates must fulfill the eligibility conditions to appear in CUCET 2018. The eligibility norms are mentioned below in the points.

  • Students applying for the examination must have passed in class 12th examination from a recognised school to take admission in the Bachelor’s degree course in the Central Universities.
  • For those who shall apply for the master Degree programme must possess Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
  • The candidates must have Master’s degree from a recognized university or Institute to apply for to take admission in research programmes.
  • Candidates are advised to read the eligibility norms from the official website of the participating  central University. As there are different eligibility conditions in different central University for the same course.
  • Candidates must be eligible for the course they are applying for, ineligible candidates will not get admission in the Central Universities.

Instructions to Apply for CUCET 2018

The application form for CUCET 2018 will be released in the month of March 2018. Only the eligible candidates will be able to apply for the examination. Therefore candidates are advised to read the eligibility norms carefully that are mentioned above and on the concerned university website before applying for the examination. The application form will be available on the official website of CUCET 2018 at It will be submitted only through online mode.

Candidates must have valid personal email ID and mobile number which should be kept active during the entire admission process. All the information regarding the admission in the central Universities and the entrance test will be send through registered mobile number and email ID. The applicants need to upload the photograph and signature of the size in between  10KB – 100 KB and 5KB – 20KB. Candidates will have a choice to choose the test centers of the examination while filling the application form. The form must be filled very carefully with all the required details that are asked.

The candidates need to submit the application fee along with the application form of CUCET 2018. It can be paid through online method by using the Credit/ Debit card orc by net banking. The candidates can also pay the fee through offline mode by e-challan.

Application Fee

The application fee for all the category candidates is given below:

Category Online application and payment through Debit/ Credit card Online application and payment through e- challan (+Rs. 50 bank commission)
General/ OBC candidates Rs. 800/- Rs. 850/-
ST/SC candidates Rs. 350/- Rs. 400/-
PWD candidates Exempted from fee

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

The question paper of CUCET 2018 shall contain only multiple choice questions.

There will be negative marking in the examination/. For each correct answer candidate will be awarded with 1 Mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks shall be deducted. No marks shall be deducted for the questions which are not answered. The examination shall be conducted in 2 parts that is part I and part II. The number of question along with the subject name is given below in the table.

Parts Subject Number of Questions

Part I

English Language 25 MCQs
General awareness 25MCQs
Mathematical aptitude 25 MCQs
Analytical skills 25MCQs
              Part II Domain Knowledge 75 MCQs

Only one paper will be held which will comprise of 100 Multiple Choice Questions for the entrance examination for some Integrated Courses like B.Voc./MBA/MCA/LLB or any other general courses. The question related to  English language, reasoning, data interpretations/ numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills will be covered.

Admit card for CUCET 2018

The admit card for CUCET 2018 will be available  in the month of May 2018. The candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website of CUCET 2018 at The admit card will be given to only those candidates who shall successfully register themselves by filling the application form along with the submission of the application fee. The admit card shall contain the important details regarding the examination such as date, time and centre of examination. Candidates need to visit the official website and enter the login credentials Application ID, Date of Birth and the verification code. After downloading the admit card, candidates must take a printout of it and retain it till the admissions.

CUCET 2018 Result

The result of CUCET 2018 will be declared after the successful commencement of the examination. It will probably be released in the first week of June. The result will be announced on the official website of CUCET at It will be released in the form of a scorecard which will contain the marks and other details of the examination. Candidates needs to enter the application ID and Date of Birth with the verification code to download the scorecard. The candidates who will qualify the examination will be eligible to appear in the separate University counselling round.

Central Universities participating in CUCET

Eligibility criteria, Seat details and List of central universities which is participating in CUCET 2017 is given below.

Name of the Central Universities   Eligibility criteria and seat details
Central University of Haryana  View Here
Central University of Jammu  View Here
Central University of Jharkhand  View Here
Central University of Karnataka  View Here
Central University of Kashmir  View Here
Central University of Kerala  View Here
Central University of Punjab  View Here
Central University of Rajasthan  View Here
Central University of South Bihar  View Here
Central University of Tamilnadu  View Here

CUCET offers the students an opportunity to appear in programmes at undergraduate, integrated postgraduate, postgraduate, and research levels in these seven universities across India through a single test for each level. Thus, one single application and entrance test (CUCET) provides opportunities for admission in Seven Central Universities located nation-wide. The details about the programmes of other universities are available here.

Other Central Universities which did not participate in CUCET 2017 year.

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