Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for CUCET 2018
- Central universities or union universities in India are established by an Act of Parliament and is under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.
- In general, universities in India are recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act of 1956.
- In addition, 15 Professional Councils have been established which control different aspects of accreditation and coordination for different universities.
- Central universities, in addition to this, are covered by the Central Universities Act of 2009, which regulates their purpose, powers governance and the like, and has established 12 new universities.
The types of universities controlled by the UGC include:
State universities are run by the state government of each state and each of the territories of India and are usually established by an act of local legislative assembly.
A Deemed University, or a "Deemed to be University", is a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.
Private universities are approved by the UGC. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have affiliated colleges which are off-campus.
The 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 apt for candidates willing to gain admission into the Graduate-level, PG Level and Ph.D. level course at the above-mentioned Universities.
Details regarding CUCET 2018:
Central Universities Common Entrance Test
Level of exam
Universities of Tamil Nadu, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, and Rajasthan
UG, PG, Ph.D./M.Phil
- The PG program's eligibility criteria is a Bachelor's degree with a minimum duration of 3 years.
- Only the candidates who are eligible as per the criteria set by the examination authority can apply for CUCET Exam.
- Reserved category candidates have a relaxation in terms of the minimum percentage in their Bachelor's degree.
- The candidates have to apply for the exam through online mode only.
- The application form is available on the official exam website which can be filled by first registering for the exam.
- While filling the application form, the candidates are required to upload the scanned photograph and signature.
- The registered candidates will the have to have to select the course and the exam center they wish to answer from in the application form.
- After filling the form, the candidates applying for the exam is the payment of the exam fee.
- The candidates will receive notifications regarding the fee payment, admit card and results to the candidates' email ID and contact number to which they will receive the notifications.
- The examination authority updates latest news and updates about the exam on the official website which has to be accessed by the registered candidates regularly.
- The registered candidates can access the syllabus for their respective courses from the official website.
- The candidates can refer to study materials such as the reference books and guides.
- Practising with the help of sample question papers and answering mock tests the candidates can be better prepared for the exam.
- The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website by the candidates.
- The results are announced on the website and the students can download the same by logging into the link with the user ID and password created earlier.
- The shortlisted candidates have to register for the counseling process in order to get admissions into the various courses in the ten universities.