CUET 2023 - Common University Entrance Test, 2023

CUET 2023 - Common University Entrance Test, 2023

CUET 2023: Application Procedure, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card

About CUET UG 2023


Common University Entrance Test - UG (CUET UG) is an all-India undergraduate-level entrance examination organised by the National Testing Agency. The examination gives students a fair chance of admission at various Central Universities. Until 2021 the examination was termed as “Common University Common Entrance Test or CUCET” till the University Grants Commission changed its name. Every year the examination is held once in nearly 500 examination centres across the nation. Originally the CUCET examination was held in a pencil-paper format until UGC unanimously decided of examining in an online mode.

After qualifying in the Common University Entrance Examination the students can seek admission to various reputed Central Universities and can avail of undergraduate degree programmes in the following bachelor's degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts 

  • Bachelor of Science 

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Business Administration 

  • Bachelor of Arts- Bachelor of Law

  • Bachelor of Agriculture

Two sections make up the Common University Entrance Exam. The first section consists of 700 marks and lasts 195 minutes. The second portion of the test is worth 400 points and lasts close to 4 hours.


CUET UG 2023 Important Dates




Online Submission of Application Form

17th March - 12th April 2023

Last Date for Online Submission of Application Fee

12th April 2023

Correction Window

15th April - 18April 2023

Announcement of City of Examination

30th April 2023

Download of Admit Cards

23rd May 2023

Date of Examination

21st May - 8th June 2023 

(Reserve Dates: 1 June -7 June 2023)

Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys


Declaration of Results



CUET UG 2023 Application Procedure


The application to the Common University Entrance Test requires the candidate to fill up the online application form through the official website of the examination. The applications are available in both Hindi and English. The application procedure involves the following steps:

  • Registration: The first step is to register for the CUET 2023 by visiting the exam's official website.
  • Application form fillup: After completion of the registration process the candidates must enter necessary information such as name, email address, phone number, and date of birth and various other details.
  • Uploading of documents: After entering all the necessary details the candidates must upload their scanned photograph and signature per the specifications
  • Payment of the examination fees: Candidates must pay the CUET 2023 application fee online (net banking/ credit card/ debit card/ UPI/ Wallet). It should be noted that candidates' application fee status (paid/unpaid) will appear on the form.


CUET UG 2023 Eligibility


Candidates appearing for the CUET examination must have the following eligibility criteria:

  • For admission to bachelor's degree programmes at the Central Universities, students must have completed Class 12 from an accredited board in any subject stream.
  • To be eligible for the CUET the candidates must secure a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate in their 10+2 examinations. For admissions in the courses, an eligible candidate must secure a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in PCM or PCB.


CUET UG 2023 Syllabus 





  • Reading Comprehension
  • Literary Aptitude 
  • Vocabulary

Domain Subject

(10+2 level)

General Test

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning


CUET UG 2023 Examination Pattern


The CUET 2023 exam pattern, along with the notification and information brochure, will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the organisation responsible for conducting the exam. The CUET exam format changed last year. Between Slots I and II, the pattern is different. The 2.5-hour CUET UG 2023 exam will be administered in computer-based mode (CBT). The exam will consist of Sections 1A and 1B, the General Test, and domain-specific topics. Candidates can choose their preferred language for Section 1A, which will be required, from a list of 13 languages. For students who want to study a language other than those listed in Section 1A, Section 1B is an optional section. French, Arabic, German, and other languages are among the available languages. Five points will be awarded for each correct answer, with one mark deducted for each incorrect answer.


CUET UG 2023 Results


One month after the test, the CUET exam results are anticipated to be made public. Candidates must log in with their credentials to the official website and download the CUET UG result in the 2023 cumulative scorecard to view the examination results. 


CUET UG 2023 Outcomes


After the results are announced, the participating institutions will hold separate CUET UG 2023 counselling sessions. The CUET 2023 counselling will take place between July and August, according to the tentative dates. Following the announcement of the CUET 2023 results, the institutes will release merit lists of candidates who qualified for the exam and met the institute's or university's eligibility and cutoff criteria. Along with releasing the scorecard, the NTA will send candidates' scores to the universities they have chosen. The CUET counselling or admission process will be conducted individually by the participating institutes, and candidates who apply to the institutes and courses will be required to participate in the admission process.

During a counselling session, candidates will be assigned seats in their respective classes and universities/institutions. Counselling for the CUET will take place at each university/institute separately. All qualified candidates wishing to be admitted to any participating universities must complete the admission form available on the university's official website. Until last year, the exam was known as the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). Following that, on the day of CUET (CUCET) counselling, candidates must bring the admission form to the respective university/institute.

Documents required during counselling:

  • Class 10 mark sheet

  • Class 12 mark sheet

  • Bachelor's degree mark sheet and pass certificate (for PG candidates)

  • CUET 2023 scorecard

  • CUET 2023 admit card

  • Category certificate (if applicable) 

The CUET counselling consists of the following steps:

  • Each participating institute will publish its rank list of candidates who qualify to take part in the CUET 2023 counselling process.

  • Candidates must register online, show up for online counselling, and then attend offline counselling.

  • Following seat allotment, candidates must pay the admission fee and report to institutes to accept the admission offer.

The participating institutes will make an announcement regarding CUET Spot Counseling based on the number of open seats. Those who did not receive a seat in the original counselling rounds can participate in the spot counselling by registering on the official websites of the CUET participating institutes. Such candidates must participate in the CUET spot counselling rounds by visiting the institutes and having their documents verified by admission officials at the institutes.