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

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

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CUCET 2018 application forms have been released. For the exam dates, click here. Candidates can follow the link https://cucetexam.in/CUCET/Pages/Login.aspx to apply now.


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 on 28th & 29th April 2018 with the notification released on 19th Feb 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)

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Release of CUCET 2018 Official Notification19th Februrary 2018
Start of Online Registrations19th February 2018
End of Online Registrations26th March 2018
Issuance of Admit Cards13th April 2018
Date of CUCET 2018 Exam28th & 29th April 2018
Release of Answer Keys30th April 2018
Declaration of Results25th May 2018
Start of Counselling1st week of June 2018

CUCET 2018 Exam Date

CUCET 2018 will be held on the 28th & 29th April 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.UniversityEligibility Criteria and Number of Seats
1Central University of HaryanaClick Here
2Central University of JammuClick Here
3Central University of JharkhandClick Here
4Central University of KarnatakaClick Here
5Central University of KashmirClick Here
6Central University of KeralaClick Here
7Central University of PunjabClick Here
8Central University of RajasthanClick Here
9Central University of South BiharClick Here
10Central University of Tamil NaduClick 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 open now.

Candidates can follow the link https://cucetexam.in/CUCET/Pages/Login.aspx to apply for the test. 

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

CategoryOnline ApplicationOffline Application
General/OBCINR 800*(for 3 PUs)INR 800 (for 3 PUs) + INR 50 (bank commission) = INR 850*
SC/STINR 350*(for 3 PUs)INR 350 (for 3 PUs) + INR 50 (bank commission) = INR 400*
PWDNo feeNo 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: 10-50 KB
  • Scanned Signature on white paper with black ink – JPEG format; Size: 10-50KB

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.CourseSyllabus
1UG/Integrated Programmes (3/4/5 years)Click here
2PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.ScB.Ed/PG Diploma Programmes(1/2/3 years)Click Here
3M Phil/Ph.D. ProgrammesNot Published

CUCET 2018 Test Centres

The test centers for CUCET 2018 have been announced, candidates can check the test centers at https://www.cucetexam.in/Document/Test_Cities_2018.pdf

CUCET 2018 Admit Card

CUCET 2018 admit card will be available from 13th April 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 on the 30th April 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 25th May 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

Important Links

CUCET Official Websitehttps://www.cucetexam.in/
CUCET 2018 Exam Official Advertisementhttps://www.cucetexam.in/Document/Advertisement-CUCET-2018_English_Hindi.pdf
CUCET 2017 Test Centreshttps://www.cucetexam.in/Document/Test_Cities_2018.pdf
Participating University Eligibility Criteriahttps://www.cucet2017.co.in/WebPages/StaticPages/ParticipatingUniverstity.aspx.
CUCET Admit Card DownloadN/A
CUCET Syllabushttps://www.cucetexam.in/Document/UGSyllabus.pdf
CUCET Answer KeyN/A
CUCET ResultsN/A

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

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i need syllabus and notification for Msc chemistry entrance test in CUCET 2018

What if the university exam date and cucet exam date will be the same or on same day


I am doing b.ed and my 4 SEM. Is going is I am eligable for this test…

please make available the syllabus for the Ph.D English entrance examination.