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CUCET 2021 Application Form, Eligibility, Registration, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Results, Counselling , And Cut Off

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CUCET 2021 Entrance Test will be conducted in the third week of May 2021. It is a national level entrance test. Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is conducted once a year. CUCET 2021 will be organized by the 14 Central Universities of India.

CUCET 2021 Application Form can be filled through the online mode only in the second week of March 2021. The application form must be filled correctly and carefully because the authority will allow the candidate to do the CUCET 2021 Application Form Correction in any means. CUCET 2021 Application Form can be filled until the Third week of April 2021.

Candidates should save their time in the research work to know CUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria. The candidate must have passed the 10th and the 12th class from any recognized Board. The student must have a Bachelor’s degree from any Recognised University. The student must have a Master’s degree or M.Phil. from any recognized University. Only Indian Citizens are allowed for the CUCET 2021. Appearing Candidate: the candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examination are also eligible for the entrance test.

CUCET 2021 Admit Card will be released through the online mode. It will be released on the official website.

The candidates can download the CUCET 2021 Admit Card by entering their User ID and Password. The CUCET 2021 Admit Card will be released in the second week of April 2021. The CUCET 2021 Admit Card will contain all the information related to the Entrance Test. The CUCET 2021 Admit Card will contain the exam center address, Name of Candidate, age of the candidate, date of Birth, Timing of the exam, and exam instructions.

CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern will help the students to get good marks in the entrance test. The student must know the CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern before starting the preparation. The Examination will be conducted in the Offline Mode (Pen Paper Based). It will be of 2 Hours (120 minutes). The examination will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The authority will ask a total of 100 Questions. +1 Mark will be allotted for each correct question. -0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

CUCET 2021 Syllabus will be varying from course to course. CUCET 2021 Syllabus will be available for the candidates on the official website. For the UG aspirants, there are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects. And For PG aspirants MA & M.ed. and LLM courses are there.

CUCET 2021 Counselling will begin after the entrance examination for admission to the participating universities. Qualified candidates have to register themselves for the counselling after the declaration of CUCET 2021 result of the entrance examination. Based on the marks filled by the candidates during the CUCET counselling registration, the merit list and admission list will be released by the individual universities. The shortlisted candidates whose names will appear on the CUCET admission list will be required to appear in the document verification process of the respective institute.

Read the article to know more about application, registration, exam pattern, syllabus, results, cut off, and counselling process of CUCET 2021. 

CUCET 2021 Highlights

CUCET 2021 Highlights

Conducting Body Rajasthan Central University
Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Exam English
Duration of Exam 2 hours 
Type of Questions MCQ
Negative Marking Yes
Sections and Number of Questions Part A: 25 questions Part B: 75 questions Some Integrated Papers: 100 questions
Courses Offered  Integrated/ undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programs

CUCET Important Dates 2021

CUCET Important Dates 2021



CUCET application form

Third week of March, 2021

CUCET application form ends

Fourth week of April, 2021

CUCET application correction

Fourth week of April, 2021

Release of admit card

Second week of May, 2021

CUCET 2021

Fourth week of May, 2021

Provisional CUCET answer key 2021

Fourth week of May, 2021

Objections against CUCET Answer key

Fourth week of May, 2021

Final CUCET answer key

First week of June, 2021


Third week of June, 2021

CUCET 2021 merit list

Third week of June, 2021

Counseling of CUCET 2021

Fourth week of June, 2021

CUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

CUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 10 universities participating under CUCET 2021. Each university has different criteria of eligibility for candidates. There are mainly three types of courses offered by CUCET 2021. Candidates can apply for UG, Integrated PG, and research programs. It is advisable that students go through the specific CUCET Eligibility Criteria of each university individually for their respective courses before applying for CUCET 2021.

Course Eligibility Subjects Required Category
UG 50% in 12th Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Biology General
45% in 12th SC/ST
PG 55% in UG Bachelor’s in the same field Or any associated field of the course in which you wish to take Masters General
50% in UG SC/ST
CUCET 2021 Eligibility

CUCET 2021 Eligibility for Ph.D. Program

  • If a candidate 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 2021.
  • 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.

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

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

University Code
Central University of Haryana CUHAR
Central University of Jammu CUJAM
Central University of Jharkhand CUJHD
Central University of Karnataka CUKNK
Central University of Kashmir CUKAS
Central University of Kerala CUKER
Central University of Punjab CUPUN
Central University of Rajasthan CURAJ
Central University of South Bihar CUSBR
Central University of Tamil Nadu CUTND
CUCET Admit Card 2021 Dates

CUCET Admit Card 2021 Dates

The admit card of CUCET 2021 will be released in the second week of May. Registered candidates can download the CUCET admit card 2021 from the official website of the CUCET. Candidates can download the CUCET admit card anytime before the examination. On the day of the examinations, candidates can carry the admit card of CUCET 2021 along with a valid photo ID.

  • CUCET Admit Card of an applicant will be send his/her CUCET registered email Id. Download and print the admit card. 
  • The admit card will be available for only successfully registered candidates.
  • Details present on admit card included exam centre, roll number, exam date, timing, etc.
  • Admit card had to be carried mandatorily on the day of the exam.
CUCET Application Form 2021 Dates

CUCET Application Form 2021 Dates

The application form of CUCET 2021 will be released in the third week of March. Candidates who wish to take admission to UG, PG, and Research programs can fill the CUCET application form 2021 before the last date of submission, the fourth week of April. Candidates are required to enter their active email ID and mobile number while filling the CUCET 2021 application form. They must check the eligibility criteria of the desired programme before filling the application form of CUCET.

CUCET 2021 Application Form

CUCET 2021 Application Form

  • Candidates can avail CUCET 2021 Application Form via online / Offline both modes.
  • The application form can be filled till May. 
  • Fill all the mandatory details in the application such as personal, academic, communication & many others.
  • Upload the scanned images of the 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 the application fee.
  • The application for other categories is mentioned here:
Category Payment through online/debit/credit card Payment through Challan
Application Fees* Application Fee Bank Commission Total Fee to be paid
General/OBC INR 800 for three PUs INR 800 INR 50 INR 850
SC/ST INR 350 for three PUs INR 350 INR 400
PWD Exempted from Application Fee
CUCET 2021 Exam Centers

CUCET 2021 Exam Centers

  • CUCET will be conducted in 76 cities across the country.
  • In case less than 100 students registered for a test center then it will automatically be canceled.
  • A nearby center will be allocated in place of the canceled center.
CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

CUCET Exam Pattern details are mentioned here:

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Type of Question: Only 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 contained topics from the English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skills.
  • Part-B: This part will be divided into three sections and consisted of a total of 75 MCQs from the domain knowledge.
  • Duration: The exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Exam Mode: The exam will be organized through online 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 2021 Syllabus

CUCET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for different undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses is compiled below for the reference of candidates. Download CUCET 2021 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
Geography Click Here
M. Arch. (Sustainable Architecture) Click Here
Mathematics Click Here
Physics Click Here
Statistics Click Here
M.Com Click Here
MBA Click Here

CUCET Answer Key 2021

CUCET Answer Key 2021

The university has released the final answer key of CUCET 2021 for PG and Research programs on October 2. The final answer key of CUCET 2021 for UG courses will be released once the exam is conducted after considering all the objections by the candidates. The provisional answer key of CUCET 2021 will be released for UG/PG programs. Candidates can check their responses and the correct answers to them with the help of CUCET 2021 answer key. If a candidate finds any discrepancy in the answers provided by them they can raise an objection for the same.

How to Download CUCET 2021 Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of CUCET.

  • Click on “Answer Key” tab.

  • Enter the application number and date of birth.

  • Click on “Login” tab.

  • Candidates can now check the CUCET answer key 2021 in the form of pdf.

CUCET Merit List 2021

CUCET Merit List 2021

The participating universities have started releasing the merit list of CUCET 2021. CUCET 2021 merit list mention the list of candidates eligible for counselling based on cut off marks and rank. Candidates must note that the minimum marks mentioned for similar subjects are different for different participating universities. Candidates who are shortlisted in CUCET 2021 merit list for the different programs must make sure to attend the online/offline counselling procedure conducted by the participating university.

How to download CUCET Merit List 2021

  • Click on the official link (the link of all the participating universities will be given separately as soon as the merit list will be out)

  • Click on the subject of your choice

  • A PDF containing the list of students along with their number and CET score will be displayed.

  • Download the merit list of CUET 2021 for further reference

CUCET 2021 Results

CUCET 2021 Results

  • Availability of results: Exam takers can check CUCET 2021 Results on the official website. The results are declared on the official website of CUCET.
  • Shortlisting Process: Shortlisting will be done on basis of CUCET 2021 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.

How to check CUCET 2021 Result?

  • Click on the official link (the link will be activated along with the announcement of the result)

  • Enter roll number and date of birth.

  • Click on “LogIn” tab.

  • Candidates can now check CUCET result on their screen.

  • Download and take a printout of CUCET 2021 result.

CUCET 2021 Cut Off

CUCET 2021 Cut Off

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


M.A.Politicial Science Cut Off

University Accepted CUCET Cut Off Marks
Central University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda 154
Central University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul 164
Central University of Kashmir - Srinagar 185

M.A.History Cut Off

University Accepted CUCET Cut Off Marks
Central University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda 132
Central University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul 133
Central University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga 160
CUCET 2021 Counselling

CUCET 2021 Counselling

The counseling merit list will be released in online mode. All the universities conduct their own counseling process separately for different academic programs offered by them. Some major components of CUCET Counselling are highlighted below:

  • After the announcement of the result or list, the candidates will be required to attend the counselling in order to complete the document verification and admission processes.
  • The counseling is scheduled only for the shortlisted candidates. It should be noted that the Counselling for participating universities is done separately by the respective universities.
  • Students are allotted seats during counselling. The allotment will be purely based on the candidate’s rank and availability of seats for the preferred course.
  • You need to register for attending the CUCET 2021 counselling session.
  • CUCET 2021 Counselling is strictly based on the merit list that is prepared as per marks in the entrance examination.
  • The counselling process includes the score obtained in written test and interview that will carry a weight of 60% and 40% respectively.
  • Candidates, who qualify NET/JRF/SLET/Teacher Fellowship will be exempted from the 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.
  • 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.
Courses Offered Through CUCET 2021

Courses Offered Through CUCET 2021

  • Students can take CUCET 2021 exam for admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities.
  • Courses offered under CUCET 2021 include Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and PhD 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 2021 exam.

Total number of courses offered by CUCET 2021

Name of Course Number of Courses across Universities
UG and Integrated Courses 47
B.Ed., PG, M.Ed., Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. & PG Diploma Programs 226
MPhil/PhD Programs 136


Ques: When will the important dates of CUCET 2021 be released?

Ans: Candidates can check the CUCET important dates 2021 along with the application form in the third week of March.

Ques: What is the last date to pay CUCET 2021 application fee?

Ans: The applicants can pay the CUCET application fee till the fourth week of April.

Ques: What is the advantage of checking the CUCET important dates 2021?

Ans: Candidates must check the CUCET 2021 important dates to know the timeline of all the admission events.

Ques: When can I check the CUCET 2021 provisional answer key?

Ans: The conducting body of CUCET will release the CUCET provisional answer key in the fourth week of May.

Ques: When will the result of CUCET 2021 be released?

Ans: CUCET result 2021 will be announced in the third week of June in the online mode.

Ques: When will the CUCET application form be released?

Ans: The application form of CUCET 2021 will be released in the third week of March.

Ques: When will the admission list of CUCET 2021 be released?

Ans: The CUCET 2021 admission list will be released by the participating institutes after the counselling registration process is over.

Ques: When will CUCET 2021 Result be declared?

Ans. The results will be out in the third week of June. Soon after the declaration of the result, the cut-off will be released and counseling process will start. 

Ques: What is the expected CUCET 2021 cut off?

Ans. Each institute will release its own cut off list for admission into various courses. Candidates have to qualify the minimum cut off criteria to get admission. 

Ques: Who is the conducting body of CUCET 2021?

Ans. CUCET 2021 will be conducted and organized by the Central University of Rajasthan.

Ques: How many times is CUCET conducted in a year?

Ans. CUCET is conducted once a year, mainly in the month of June(tentatively).

Ques: Does CUCET involve interview rounds for all programs?

Ans. No. Interview round is conducted for selected courses in CUCET, typically for candidates applying for MSc/MA in Digital Society course. The entire weightage of interview round is 25%.

Ques: What is the fee structure for CUCET 2021?

Ans. The fee structure for CUCET 2021 is as follows:

  • UR/OBC/EWS – Rs. 800
  • SC/ST – Rs. 350
  • Pwd – Nil

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


komal yadav
Result cucet

Hi, Komal. Result of CUCET has not been declared yet. It will be declared after 30 September, 2020.

gopi kasaragadda
actually we applied for B.TECh,B.Sc.B.Ed we have received only examination hall ticket for only one test paper

Hello Gopi, greetings from Collegedunia. Since you applied for each stream separately, you must have received separate application numbers, hence you have to download the admit card separately. 

I have applied for i need to apply in the participating collegee again??

Hello Barsha, you can tally your rank with the cut-off ranks released for various subjects and check for the colleges available for your rank.

jayaputra malge

NEET exam on Same Date, 18th September?

rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Jayaputra, Yes, the exam will be conducted on the same date, i.e., 18th of September, 2020.

ahalya r
I know that the registration date is over.So Is there any way I can apply for the course?If possible,how?

Hi Ahalya, since the registration dates have concluded and admit cards have been released, there is no other option for you to be eligible for counseling through CUCET.

beulah thandra
i have qualified in gpat so should i write cucet entrance fo phd
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Beulah, kindly mention the university in which you want to take admission.
Hi, How to fill cucet2020 And b.ed. Both Form
satyanarayanarao dasam
Hello Sir/Madam... I'm Studying Bsc (MPC) final year.Can I have MSC Chemistry related Courses with related to my graduation .Also,Please send me the syllabus ,related previous papers to that courses
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Satyanarayanrao, yes, you can apply for this course. Syllabus of the concerned course can be checked on the official website of the university.
alka kumari
sir i m a student of final year n my branch is information technology and i want to do master's can u plzz tell me the courses which is offered by cucet ....
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Alka, courses offered vary as per the participating colleges in CUCET. However, almost every PG course is in reach if you qualify CUCET with decent score.
durgaprasad pisini
I am studying BSC ist year. I want to study BSC in Central universities. Can I apply for cucet in next year. Is this applicable sir. Plz tell me
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Durgaprasad, yes, you may apply for the exam next year.
sajin paul
I am an assistant professor in commerce.. In MA college kothamangalam from 2011.. I want to register for research in commerce and management.. Can I get a telephonic guidance from you.. I am a NET holder.. Can I get this
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sajin, you will have to contact the university for required information.
nitika gupta
I am not able to fill the form for CUCET 2019 as it is not showing any link here in its official page.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nitika, the dates mentioned above are tentative. It will be advisable to check the official website on regular basis for latest updates.
k dharmaraj
Nameaskar plesae give C A Releated U G courses in centreal university's in Tamil nadu Thirvarur
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dharmaraj, kindly visit the official website of the concerned college for relevant details.
donje srinivas
i m looking for cucet2019 so kindly help me to apply the form reason is its not available in link and its dates are feb19-march26 though its not available
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Srinivas, the dates which are mentioned above are tentative. For more precise info, you may visit the official website of the exam authorities.
please give details about phd in nursing
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Preethadevi, kindly visit the official website of the college in which you are seeking admission for this course.
I have completed my 10+2 in science few years back, due to some unavoidable circumstances there was a gap of 6 years. In 2016 I joined for and will complete it in april 2019.Am I eligible for MA Economics.will my age be a problem?will my 12th background be a problem?
sarthak mahajan

Hi Prem, CUCET is a combined entrance test organized for providing admission into various UG, PG & other courses offered by the central universities across the country. The eligibility criteria for admission in PG course is bachelor’s in the same field Or any associated field of the course in which you wish to take Masters with 55% in UG for General category and 50% for SC/ST.

M. Sc human genetics fees structure can you explain
akansha expert

Hi Sir, You may please check this link for getting MSc Human Genetics Course Fee detail of the Central University of Punjab.

akash gaydhane
I want Questions paper of exam for msc math
akansha expert

Hi Akash, To get the information about the Question Paper for MSc CUCET Please check this link.

tarun yadav
Sir is the rank list of Rajasthan and haryana 2018 pg counselling student released???
akansha expert
Hi Tarun, You will get the information about CUCET latest updates please check the official website i.e.
rehaan farhaan
Sir when academic marks added to entrence score
garima bansal
Hi Rehaan, The academic marks added to entrance score at the time of Shortlisting process