Central Universities Common Entrance Test – 2018 (CUCET – 2018)

    Central Universities Common Entrance Test – 2018 (CUCET – 2018)

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    Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET is a national level entrance examination jointly organized by the ten Central Universities. The entrance test is meant for admission into the UG and PG courses as well as various research programs at these central universities. CUCET 2018 will most likely be held in May 2018 with notification releasing by March 2018. In 2017, 1.3 lakhs students appeared for CUCET 2017.

    List of Contents

    1. CUCET Important Dates.
    2. CUCET Exam Date.
    3. Medium of Examination.
    4. Mode of Examination.
    5. Participating Universities.
    6. CUCET Eligibility Criteria.
    7. CUCET Exam Pattern.
    8. How to Apply?
      1. Application Fee.
      2. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
      3. Registration Steps.
    9. CUCET Syllabus.
    10. CUCET Test Centres.
    11. CUCET Admit Card.
    12. CUCET Answer Key.
    13. CUCET Results.
    14. CUCET Counselling.
    15. Important Links.

    CUCET 2018 Important Dates (Tentative)

    Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
    Release of CUCET 2018 Official Notification March 2018
    Start of Online Registrations March 2018
    End of Online Registrations April 2018
    Issuance of Admit Cards 1st week of May 2018
    Date of CUCET 2018 Exam 3rd week of May 2018
    Release of Answer Keys 4th week of May or 1st week of June 2018
    Declaration of Results 3rd week of June 2018
    Start of Counselling 4th week of June 2018

    CUCET 2018 Exam Date

    CUCET 2018 will most likely be held in the 3rd week of May 2018.

    Medium of Examination

    CUCET Exam 2018 will be conducted in ENGLISH only. 

    Mode of Examination

    CUCET exam 2018 shall be a Pen and Paper Based Test and thus shall be conducted offline. 

    Participating Universities

    1. Central University of Haryana.
    2. Central University of Jammu.
    3. Central University of Jharkhand.
    4. Central University of Karnataka.
    5. Central University of Kashmir.
    6. Central University of Kerala.
    7. Central University of Punjab.
    8. Central University of Rajasthan.
    9. Central University of South Bihar.
    10. Central University of Tamil Nadu.

    CUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria for each Central University are different for every department and program. The eligibility criteria can be checked on the respective websites of the Universities.

    Serial No. University Eligibility Criteria and Number of Seats
    1 Central University of Haryana Click Here
    2 Central University of Jammu Click Here
    3 Central University of Jharkhand Click Here
    4 Central University of Karnataka Click Here
    5 Central University of Kashmir Click Here
    6 Central University of Kerala Click Here
    7 Central University of Punjab Click Here
    8 Central University of Rajasthan Click Here
    9 Central University of South Bihar Click Here
    10 Central University of Tamil Nadu Click Here

    CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

    CUCET exam will be of 2 hours and consist of 100 objective-type questions (MCQs). The question paper will have two parts:

    Part A 

    Part A shall have 25 questions and cover English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical Skills. English Language.

    Part B

    Part B shall have 75 questions and cover the domain knowledge of the candidates

    Each right answer will fetch 1 mark while each incorrect answer negative marking of 0.25 mark. 

    CUCET 2018 Application Form

    CUCET 2018 application portal is yet to go online.

    The application forms will be available by March 2018 tentatively.

    Application Fee

    Application fee for CUCET 2018 shall be Rs. 800 for General/OBC categories, however, it will be only Rs. 350 for SC/ST candidates.

    A complete fee exemption is noticed in case of PWD candidates

    Category Online Application Offline Application
    General/OBC INR 800*(for 3 PUs) INR 800 (for 3 PUs) + INR 50 (bank commission) = INR 850*
    SC/ST INR 350*(for 3 PUs) INR 350 (for 3 PUs) + INR 50 (bank commission) = INR 400*
    PWD No fee No fee

    *Add-on facility can be availed by paying equivalent application fee

    The application fee can be paid online with:

    • Credit Card/Debit Card/Netbanking
    • Bank Challan.

    Photograph and Signature Specifications

    • Photograph – JPEG format; Size: 10-100 KB
    • Signature – JPEG format; Size: 5-20KB

    Registration Procedure

    • The candidate has to apply for CUCET 2018 online, as offline submissions are not allowed
    • The candidate has to fill all the information asked in the form.
    • A photograph and signature then need to be scanned and uploaded.
    • The application fee can be paid online via debit card/credit card/netbanking.
    • Those who make the payment online shall receive an automated e-mail and SMS on the registered e-mail ID and mobile number.
    • Those who want to pay offline through Challan would have to wait for 7 days after the form submission

    CUCET 2018 Syllabus

    The detailed syllabus for CUCET 2018 has not been released yet. The syllabus is different for different programs and departments. The syllabus of CUCET 2017 can be checked on the official website.

    The syllabus of CUCET 2017 can be checked on the official website.

    Serial No. Course Syllabus
    1 UG/Integrated Programmes (3/4/5 years) Click Here
    2 PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.ScB.Ed/PG Diploma Programmes(1/2/3 years) Click Here
    3 M Phil/Ph.D. Programmes Click Here

    CUCET 2018 Test Centres

    Though the test centers for CUCET 2018 have not been officially announced, the current test centers can be found here: https://www.cucet2017.co.in/PDF/Test%20Cities.pdf.

    CUCET 2018 Admit Card

    CUCET 2018 admit card should be available in May 2018 tentatively. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website. The admit card shall have all the candidate details like the candidate name, exam center, roll number, exam date and time etc. The admit card is mandatory for appearing in the examination and strictly not transferable.

    CUCET 2018 Answer Key

    The official answer key for CUCET 2018 shall be available about a week after the exam date i.e. in the last week of May or the first week of June 2018.

    The answer key will be available on the official website and in the case of any grievance related to the answer key, the candidate can send his/her query or complaint to the authorities and the corrected answer key shall be made available shortly afterward, about a week before the actual result declaration.

    CUCET 2018 Results

    CUCET 2018 results will be announced by June 2018. A merit list will be prepared, which can be accessed on the official website. As per their rank in the merit list, candidates will be further called for the counseling round.

    CUCET 2018 Counselling

    During the counseling round of CUCET 2018, candidates have to rank their preferences of colleges and courses. Seats shall be allotted according to the candidate’s rank and the availability of seats. Document verification is also done at this stage. Candidates have to carry the following documents for the counseling round:

    • 10th and 12th Standard Mark-sheets and Passing Certificates
    • Graduation/Post-Graduation Mark-sheets
    • CUCET 2018 Admit Card and Score Card
    • Original ID Proof
    • Transfer Certificate
    • Caste Certificate

    id=”cucet18implink”Important Links

    Action Link
    CUCET Official Website N/A
    CUCET 2018 Exam Official Notification Not Released Yet
    CUCET 2017 Test Centres https://www.cucet2017.co.in/PDF/Test%20Cities.pdf
    Participating University Eligibility Criteria https://www.cucet2017.co.in/WebPages/StaticPages/ParticipatingUniverstity.aspx.
    CUCET Admit Card Download N/A
    CUCET Syllabus https://www.cucet2017.co.in/WebPages/StaticPages/Syllabus.aspx
    CUCET FAQs https://www.cucet2017.co.in/PDF/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions.pdf
    CUCET Answer Key N/A
    CUCET Results N/A

    Stay tuned for more updates on CUCET 2018 Exam. For further queries, post your questions in the comments.