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CUCET 2021: Exam (Cancelled), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Results, and Cut Off

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jul 20, 2021

CUCET 2021 has been cancelled by the exam conducting authorityCUCET is conducted to offer admission in the 14 participating Central Universities of India. CUCET 2021 will not be implemented for admission in the Academic Session 2021-22 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier the authority had announced that admission in UG programs will be based on CUCET, but for the current session, the admission will be done as per past practice. It is a national level entrance test. Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is conducted once a year.

CUCET 2021 Application Form can be filled in through the online mode only. As per CUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteriathe 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.

CUCET Latest Updates:

  • July 19: CUCET 2021 for the admissions in 2021-22 session will be not be implemented, the exam might be conducted for 2022-23 session. 

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). CUCET 2021 Syllabus will be varying from course to course. For the UG aspirants, there are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects based on which questions will be asked in the paper.

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

CUCET Highlights

CUCET 2021 Highlights

Conducting Body To be Announced
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

CUCET Important Dates 2021 (Cancelled)



CUCET application form

To be Announced

CUCET application form ends

To be Announced

CUCET application correction

To be Announced

Release of admit card

To be Announced

CUCET 2021

To be Announced

Provisional CUCET answer key 2021

To be Announced

Objections against CUCET Answer key

To be Announced

Final CUCET answer key

To be Announced


To be Announced

CUCET 2021 merit list

To be Announced

Counseling of CUCET 2021

To be Announced

CUCET 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 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
CUCET Application Process

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 Admit Card 2021 Dates

The admit card of CUCET 2021 will be released online. 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 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 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 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

The university has released the final answer key of CUCET 2021 for PG and Research programs. 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

The participating universities will release the merit list of CUCET 2021. CUCET 2021 merit list mentions 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 Result

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 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 Counselling Process

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

  • 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 by visiting the official website. However, CUCET 2021 will not be implemented for admission in 2021-22 academic session. 

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

Ans: The applicants can pay the CUCET application fee will be announced by the exam conducting body.

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 a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam. 

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

Ans: CUCET result 2021 will be announced a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam.

Ques: When will the CUCET application form be released?

Ans: The application form of CUCET 2021 will be released online.

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.


digvijay kumar bhalla
can i still apply for entrance exam ?
diya suresh

CUCET 2021 has been cancelled for UG admissions owing to cancellation of 12th class board exams. Selection this year will be made on the basis of merit in past academic record. The application form is required to be filled in online mode and for more details visit CUCET 2021.

shivam tomar
Eligibility for btech
diya suresh

For UG course, a candidate must have passed 12th class exam from a recognised board in relevant stream with atleast 50% marks in aggregate. There will be a relaxation of 5% for reserved category candidates.CUCET test score will be considered for selection process.

nimai chandra pan
Admission for msc.agricultire
diya suresh

The entrance test is conducted for admission to different UG, Integrated as well as PG courses in different Central Universities across the country. The application form needs to be submitted in online mode only and the dates for the same is yet to be updated on the official website.

oruganti mariya reshma
how to apply entrance test
diya suresh

Eligible candidates will be required to register themselves on the official website of CUCET 2021. To register, one must have an active email ID and mobile number as all the important communication is done on the registered email id and contact number. The exam will be conducted in offline mode for different UG and PG courses.

tejaswani paravada
Sir how many exams do I write to get a seat in BAin central University UG program
diya suresh

Admission to BA or any other UG level course is usually done on the basis of CUCET score, however this year due to cancellation of 12th class board exams, CUCET has subsequently cancelled the entrance test for UG admissions. Selection this year will be based on past academic record.

we need M.Com entrance cu cet papers
diya suresh

Sample test papers and previosu year questions papers will be made available in pdf format at the college official website for preparation. You can download the pdf files at CUCET 2021 question papers. The official website annually updates the test papers as per the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

yashwant kumar raj
Syllabus of CUCET B.ed
jaspreet kaur

The CUCET B.Ed has 3 sections in total. The 1st section consists of general awareness questions and  2nd section consists of teaching aptitude. The first 2 section is same for all. But the 3rd section subject is to be selected by the candidate. Candidates have to choose from subjects such as social sciences, language, physical science & mathematics, and life sciences.

ana afrin
Is the application closed
jaspreet kaur

According to the recent notification, Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) will not be conducted for the 2021- 2022 academic year because of the 2nd wave of coronavirus in the country. All the central universities are advised to conduct admission on the basis of past methods.

which are the best central or public colleges for ba English literature?
jaspreet kaur

Some of the top universities and colleges that offer the Bachelor's of Arts(BA) English literature course are Lady Shri Ram College for Women(New Delhi), Loyola College(Mumbai), Presidency University(Kolkata), and many more institutions. To know more about the colleges, do visit Top BA English literature Colleges in India

I want to know what is the use of this exam
aniket atul mahulikar

CUCET is a national level entrance examinations that is conducted by Central universities for admission in various undergraduate and post graduate courses offered by 14 Central Universities of India. Course offered under CUCET 2021 include Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and PhD programs. 

isha thakur
When CUCET exam conducted?

Hi Isha.  Admission dates for  CUCET 2021 UG and PG courses have not been released yet. Due to the current covid situation, the application process has been delayed. However, the dates are expected to be released soon and the application process is likely to start by July-August. 


Hi Aman. CUCET is a national-level entrance test for admission into various undergraduate and post graduate courses in the central universities in the country. The registration process for the exam has not started yet but is likely to start by the end of July or August. The mode of exam will be offline and in the form of MCQs. 

Seyllbuas ba

Hi Sangeeta.  CUCET 2021syllabus for BA program includs only 1 test paper which will comprise of 100 MCQs from the following discipline: English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude, and General Knowledge. The question paper will consist of 100 MCQs. 

what is syllabus of MA English and what is pass mark to it?

Hi Robinson. For MA English, there will be only one paper that would comprise 100 MCQs which cover the topics of English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness, and analytical skills. The question paper shall consist of 100 MCQs. +1 will be awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

kajal arora
what is the syllabus of cucet exam

Hi Kajal. The syllabus for CUCET Exam is different for every course. For admission into UG/ Integrated Courses, candidates must follow the syllabus of std 12, while for admission into PG Courses and NET/ JRF research programs, respective UG syllabus should be followed. CUCET 2021 Syllabus for UG courses and for research courses is divided into two parts whereas the PG syllabus has no such division.

asha dongre
i want phd in economics

Hi Asha. Yes, you can apply for Ph.D in Economics. The CUCET Ph. D paper has two sections. In the first section, there will be 50 MCQs on Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, Analytical Skills and Research Methodology. In the second section, questions will be asked from the domain knowledge. The syllabus is the same as the syllabus of UGC NET/CSIR NET. You can apply once the registrations begin. 

When will be cucet application form

Hello. CUCET 2021 admission dates for UG and PG programs have not been notified yet. Due to the current pandemic situation, the application process has been put on hold. However, the dates are expected to be notified soon and the application process might start by July-August. 

jyoti prajapati
i need question paper of cucet 2020

Hello, Jyoti. For CUCET 2021 preparation, we are presenting you with some previous year's question papers. You may also get the same information in pdf format from the same website. Please spend as much time as possible practising the papers in order to improve your preparedness. CUCET 2021 Sample Papers

sonal kumari
Syllabus for bsc agriculture
astha kumari
When will release pg application entrance forms?

Hi Astha. CUCET 2021 admission dates for UG and PG courses have not been released yet. Due to the current pandemic situation, the application process has been delayed. However, the dates are expected to be released soon and the application process might start by July-August.