Common University Entrance Test (CUET) - 2023

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET), formerly known as the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), has been introduced for admission to all the UG and PG courses available in the Central Universities and other Universities of the State. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which has been established by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India, conducts efficient, transparent and standardised tests to assess candidates in terms of their knowledge, problem-solving skills and other analytical skills. NTA conducts CUET to take admission of highly meritorious candidates into the various Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) courses of the premier higher education institutions.

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG – 2023

Common University Entrance Test (CUET (UG) – 2023) will be conducted in 13 mediums across India for admission into the Undergraduate Programmes in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for all the Central Universities (CUs) and participating Universities in India for the academic year 2023-24.

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CUET 2023 Highlights

Examination Name Common University Entrance Test (CUET)
Examination Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of Examination UG and PG
Frequency of the Examination Once a Year
Mode of Examination Computer-based Online Mode
Total Time of Examination Variable as per Examination Slot
Courses Covered All Courses Provided by the Central and State Universities
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marks Carried by Each Correct Answer 1 Mark
Negative Marking -0.25 Marks for Every Wrong Answer
Official Websites

CUET 2023 Important Dates

The Undergraduate Common University Entrance Test ( UG CUET) is conducted in 13 languages across the country in computer-based online mode. The examination is conducted in two slots: one slot in the morning and another one during the afternoon. All the important dates for CUET 2023 are as follows:

S.No. Events Dates
1. Online Submission of Application Form 09 February to 12 March 2023 (up to 09:00 P.M.)
2. Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI 12 March 2023 (up to 11:50 P.M.)
3. Correction in Particulars 15 March to 18 March 2023 (Up to 11:50 P.M.)
4. Announcement of the City of Examination 30 April 2023
5. Downloading of Admit Cards from the
NTA website
Second week of May 2023
6. Date of Examination 21 May 2023 to 31 May 2023
(Reserve dates: 01 to 07 June 2023)
7. Display of Recorded Responses and
Answer Keys
To be announced later on the website
8. Website(s),
9. Declaration of Result on the NTA
To be announced later on the website
Note: In some cities, the count of registered candidates is very large, so the CUET (UG) – 2023 examination will be extended to 01 and 02 June 2023 as well as 05 and 06 June 2023. Moreover, buffer days of 07 and 08 June 2023 are also being kept as reserve days.

CUET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The National Testing Agency (NTA) determines the Eligibility Criteria for CUET 2023. The Eligibility Criteria can be found in Information Brochure available on the Official NTA website. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the Eligibility Criteria for CUET 2023. In the case of failure to fulfil the Eligibility Criteria, the candidate can be denied admission even in the later stages of the examination. CLICK HERE to check the CUET 2023 Eligibility Criteria.

CUET 2023 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for CUET 2023 has been revised by the Examination Commission recently. The CUET Undergraduate Exam (CUET UG) Question paper will have 3 Sections: Language, Domain Knowledge and General Aptitude. Candidates must select the Language and the Domain of their interest; the General Aptitude will be common and the same for all candidates.

S.No. Sections Languages/Subjects Questions Type of Questions Duration
1. Section 1A Candidate must Select 1 Language out of 13 Languages 40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language. Reading, Grammar, Comprehension, Vocabulary, etc. 45 Minutes for Each Language
2. Section 1B Candidate must Select 1 Language out of 19 Languages
3. Section 2 Candidate can Select 6 Domains out of 27 Domains 35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50. MCQ 45 Minutes for Each Domain
4. Section 3 Reasoning, Mathematics, General Knowledge, etc. 50 Questions to be attempted out of 60 MCQ 60 Minutes

The CUET 2023 will consist of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), carrying 1 Mark each. The exam duration will be of two hours and will contain questions on Language, Domain and General Aptitude. The examination will consist of three parts; there will be 25 General Aptitude and Language Questions in Part A and 25 + 25 Domain Questions in Part B.

Description Details
Medium of Examination Language Chosen from the List of Languages Provided
Mode of Examination Online Mode
Total Time 2 hours
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions 100
Marks Carried by each Question 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer
Maximum Marks 100
Negative Marking -0.25 Marks for Each Wrong Answer
Topics Covered For Part A: 25 Questions from Numerical Ability, English and General Knowledge

For Part B: Physics and Chemistry (25 + 25 Multiple Choice Questions)

Part C and D: Mathematics and Biology (25 MCQs), only 1 Part needs to be Attempted

CUET 2023 Syllabus

The CUET 2023 Syllabus is the same as the syllabus of Classes 11 and 12 School Curriculum. The Subjects to be prepared for the CUET UG – Science Paper 01 include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, numerical ability questions, general knowledge, and English. The Subjects to be prepared for CUET UG – Non-Science Paper 02 include: English, logical reasoning, numerical ability, and general knowledge. A detailed description of the CUET UG 2023 Syllabus is given below.

S.No. Part Section Topics
1. Part A General Knowledge
Analytical Skills
General Aptitude
Numerical Aptitude
Data Interpretation
2. Part B Section I: Physics Modern Physics
Current Electricity
Motion – 1-Dimensional Law of Motion
Work, Power and Energy
Oscillatory Motion
Wave Optics
Electromagnetic Induction, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
Motion in Two Dimensions
Rotation of a Rigid Body around a Fixed Axis
Linear Momentum and Collisions
Heat and Thermodynamics Wave
Magnetic Effect of Current
3. Section II: Chemistry Petroleum
Reaction Intermediates
Atomic Structure
General Organic Chemistry (GOC)
Colligative Properties of the Solutions
Chemical Bonding
Redox Reactions
Solid State
Atomic structure
Equilibrium and Kinetics
4. Section III: Mathematics Statistics
Coordinate Geometry
5. Section IV: Biology (Zoology) Organic Evolution
Applied Biology
Animal Physiology
Human Genetics and Eugenics
Mammalian Anatomy
Origin of Life
Mechanism of Organic Evolution
Section IV: Biology (Botany) Plant Cell
Cell Differentiation Plant Tissue
Anatomy of Root
Stem and Leaf
Seeds in Angiosperm Plants
Important Phyla

CUET 2023 Application Form

The CUET Application Forms were available online from 9th February 2023 to 30 March 2023 (till 9:50 PM). Candidates must visit the official website of NTA or the Samarth official website of CUET to fill out the Application Form. To pay the Online Application Form Fee, the candidates must be aware of the category-wise Application Fee Structure. The category-wise Fee Structure is given below.

Fee Payable by candidates [CUET (UG) – 2023] in INR
Number of Exam Subjects Category-wise Fees for Centres Inside India For Centres Outside India
Unreserved (General) OBC (NCL)*/ EWS** SC/ST/Third Gender/PwBD
Upto 3 subjects Rs 750/- Rs 700/- Rs 650/- Rs 3750/-
Upto 7 subjects Rs 1550/- Rs 1400/- Rs 1300/- Rs 7500/-
Upto 10 subjects Rs 1750/- Rs 1650/- Rs 1550/- Rs 11000/-

NTA has given the following instructions for the application of category-wise statuses of the candidates:

  1. Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website Only the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General/Unreserved.
  2. As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated 17 January 2019, issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 of MHRD Department of Higher Education regarding the implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

CUET 2023 Admit Card

Admit Cards for CUET were released online on the official website. The Admit Cards will be available 15 days prior to the examination. Only the candidates who have filled out the application form successfully can get an Admit Card for the CUET 2023.

The CUET 2023 Admit Card will consist of the following information: candidate’s name and application number, date of birth, father’s name, time and day of examination, candidate’s photograph and signature, exam centre code and address, and the subject of examination. It is mandatory for the candidates to take the Admit Card to the examination centre on the day of the examination.

The steps to download the Admit Cards are as follows:

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click on the “Download CUET 2023 Admit Card” link.
  3. Enter the unique Application/Enrollment number, and then click on “Submit”.
  4. Download the CUET 2023 Admit Card that should be carried along by the candidates on the day of the examination.

CUET 2023 Results

CUET 2023 Results will be declared online on the official NTA website tentatively in the fourth week of September. The Results are expected to be announced in the form of scorecards. Candidates will be able to download their scorecards online from the official website, i.e., by entering their application number and date of birth. Candidates must take a printout of the Results and keep it for use during the counselling and admission processes.

The CUET 2023 Results will contain the following details: Roll number, name of the candidate, date of CUET, subject, maximum marks of the examination, rank secured, and the marks scored by the candidate in each section, along with the total marks scored.

CUET 2023 Counselling

There will be no common Counselling for CUET 2023. The candidates will have to participate individually in the Counselling conducted by the participating universities. There are a total of 43 Central Universities, 12 Deemed Universities, 13 State Universities, and 18 Private Universities that conduct Counselling on the basis of CUET 2023 scores.

For any queries, candidates may call at 011-69227700 or at 011-40759000.

Also See:

  • CUET 2023 Results
  • CUET 2023 Dates
  • CUET 2023 Question Paper
  • CUET 2023 Syllabus
  • CUET 2023 Admit Card
  • CUET 2023 Colleges

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs


How many questions are there in CUET 2023 Question Paper?

There are a total of 100 questions in the CUET 2023 Question Paper.


What is the mode of conduction of the CUET 2023?

The CUET 2023 will be conducted in a computer-based online mode.


What kind of questions will be there in the CUET 2023 question paper?

The CUET 2023 Question Paper will consist of the questions of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type. Each question will be provided with four different choices, out of which only one choice will be correct. Candidates will have to mark only the correct choice as an answer to the question.


What is the Marking Scheme of the CUET 2023

The CUET 2023 Question Paper will consist of 100 questions. Each question will carry 1 mark.


What are the maximum marks for the CUET 2023?

The maximum marks for the CUET 2023 are 100.


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