Central Universities Common Entrance Test [CUCET]

CUCET 2018

Exam Date : 17th May 2018 To 18th May 2018
Result Date : 9th June 2018

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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.

About CUCET:

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

Degree Level

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. 

Application form:

  • 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.

CUCET 2018 Important Dates

CUCET 2018 Important Dates Summary:

  • The CUCET 2018 exam Application Proces will start from 20th March 2018.
  • Candidates can apply for CUCET till 19th April 2018.
  • Payment of fee for the CUCET 2018  can be done using online payment methods.
  • The last date to accept the fee for CUCET exam will be in the first week of May 2018.
  • Admit Card for CUCET will be released by 5th May 2018.
  • CUCET exam will be held on 17th May 2018 
  • CUCET exam results will be announced on the Official Website of CUCET exam by 9th June 2018 

CUCET 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for CUCET University-wise:


  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • M.Phil Programme - Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD).
  • Ph. D Programs - M.Phil Degree.


  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • M.Phil/ Ph. D Programs - Master’s Degree.


  • Integrated Programs - 10 +2 or equivalent examination.
  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ph. D Programs - Master’s Degree.


  • Integrated Programs - 10 +2 or equivalent examination.
  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • M.Phil/ Ph. D Programs - Master’s Degree.


  • UG Programmes - 10 +2 examination
    Age Limit: The candidates should not exceed 19 years of age as on 1 July 2018.
  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree
    Age Limit: Candidates should not exceed 25 years of age as on 1 July 2018.


  • PG Programmes (M.Sc/M.Pharm/M.A/M.Tech) - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • M.Phil Programmes - Master’s degree.
  • PG Diploma Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree/ Master’s Degree.


  • Integrated Programs - 10 +2 or equivalent examination.
  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ph. D Programs - Master’s Degree.

Tamil Nadu:

  • Integrated Programs - 10 +2 or equivalent examination.
  • PG Programmes - Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ph. D Programs - Master’s Degree.

CUCET 2018 Application Process

CUCET 2018 Application Process Summary:

  • The Application Form will be released by 20th March 2018  on the official site of CUCET exam till 19th April 2018.

Following are the step involved to apply for CUCET 2018 exam:

  • Once the form is available Visit CUCET exam website.
  • Candidates should fill the Personal Details, Qualification, and Contact Details.
  • Password and login details will be sent to the candidates via SMS and email that were put in the CUCET Application Form during registration.
  • Upload the recent Passport Size Photo and Digital Signature along with CUCET Application Form.
  • Once the above process is completed, fill in details of Course Choice, University Choice, and Personal Details as well as academic details.
  • Candidates can apply in three Universities and for three specific courses at the same level.

CUCET 2018 Application Form Details

CUCET 2018 Application Form Details Summary:

  • Application form will be available from 20th March 2018 till 19th April 2018.
  • Candidates can update their CUCET Application Form Details for a limited period of time.
  • To do so, Candidates have to log in using their CUCET login ID and Password.

The following are the fee details for payments through Challan:

  • General/OBC Candidates: INR 650/- for one PU, INR 750/- for two PUs, INR 850/- for three PUs.
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates: INR 300/- for one PU, INR 350/- for two PUs, INR 400/- for three PUs.

The following are the fee details for payment through online/debit/credit card:

  • General/OBC Candidates: INR 600/- for One PU, INR 700/- for two PUs, INR 800/- for three PUs.
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates: INR 250/- for One PU, INR 300/- for two PUs, INR 350/- for two PUs.

CUCET 2018 Admit Card

CUCET 2018 Admit Card Summary:

  • Admit card will be available on the official website from 5th May 2018.
  • It is Mandatory for candidates to bring their Admit cards to the CUCET exam 2018 otherwise, they won't be allowed to take the exam.

Steps to download Admit card:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link Result.
  • Enter the application number and password.
  • admit cards will display in the screen
  • download the admit card and take the print of the card.
  • CUCET exam Admit Card will have exam venue and test details mentioned on it.

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern Summary:

Parts in CUCET Exam: 

  • Part A: English Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills – comprising of 25 MCQs.
  • Part B: Domain Knowledge – comprising of 75 MCQs. This part may consist of one/two/three or more sections. Each section can have 25 or more questions. The candidate is required to answer a set of ‘X’ sections (75 questions) as specified on the front cover of the Test Question Booklet. However, he must ensure that he fills right circles in the OMR Sheet corresponding to the question numbers attended.
  • For Admission to an Integrated Courses/MBA/LLB or any other general course(s), only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs covering English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills will be held.

Mode of CUCET Exam:

  • CUCET exam is an offline exam.

Marking Scheme for CUCET Exam: 

  • One mark is allotted for each question.
  • A total of 100 questions needs to be answered.

CUCET 2018 Syllabus

CUCET Exam 2018 Syllabus summary:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
    • Zoology
    • Animal Physiology
    • Botany
  • English
  • Languages
  • History
  • Human Rights and Conflicts Management
  • Music
  • Fine Arts
  • Tribal Law and Governance
  • Folkloristic and Tribal Studies
  • Geography

CUCET 2018 Results

CUCET 2018 Results Summary:

Availability of Results: 

  • Results for CUCET Exam 2018 will be available by June 2018. 
  • The Result of Central Universities Common Entrance Test 2018(CUCET) will be declared for each program.
  • 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, Ph.D. programs in the participating Central Universities.

Steps to Check Results for CUCET Exam:

  • Results will be available on the official website by June 2018.
  • Candidates can use their Registration Details and CUCET Roll number to check results on the web-page.
  • Students can take a printout of the results for future reference.
  • Results won't be e-mailed or posted to the candidates.

CUCET 2018 Counselling

CUCET 2018 Counselling Summary:

  • The CUCET Counselling starts soon after the results are announced and the CUCET merit list is prepared.
  • This year the counseling process starts from 3rd July 2018.
  • Counselling will be scheduled for shortlisted candidates only.
  • Candidates are allotted seats for counseling based on their rank in CUCET merit list.
  • Candidates need to register for attending the CUCET counseling session.
  • The counseling process includes the written test and interview that will carry weightage of 60% and 40% respectively.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.

Documents Required for CUCET counseling:

  • Mark sheet/Passing Certificate of 10th class
  • All semesters Mark sheet of degree course (if any)
  • Migration Certificate
  • Mark sheet/Passing Certificate of 12th class
  • 5 passport sized color photographs
  • Transfer Certificate
  • CUCET 2018 admit card
  • CUCET 2018 valid score card
  • Caste Certificate (for SC/ST candidates)
  • Identity proof (either voter ID/Aadhar Card/Driving License/Passport)

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