CUCET 2020: Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application Form, Admit card, Results

Exam Date : April 25, 2020 To April 26, 2020

Want to study in Central Universities? Go for CUCET. Know about application fees and preparation tips. Study in one of 14 Central Universities in India.

What is CUCET?

Full form of CUCET is Central Universities Common Entrance Test. CUCET is a national level entrance exam to provide single window opportunity to students seeking admission into various Integrated/UG, PG & research programmes offered by 14 Central Universities of India.

CUCET Information

Central Universities of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University (Bihar), Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and South Bihar along with Bengaluru Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) jointly participate in Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET 2020).

Central University of Rajasthan has absolute right to conduct CUCET 2020 examination and to decide about admissions and allotment of seats. CUCET 2020 exam is a National Level Entrance Examination which will be conducted in 119 exam centres across India and in one centre in Nepal.

CUCET helps candidates to seek admission into undergraduate, integrated, postgraduate and research programmes in various educational and professional fields in these 14 central universities. Admissions through CUCET 2020 are handled at level of each of these Central Universities and BASE, for their respective programmes.

Highlights of CUCET Exam are mentioned in table below:

CUCET 2020 at a glance
Exam Name Central Universities Common Entrance Test
Acronym CUCET
Conducting body Central University of Rajasthan
Level National
Category Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Integrated and Doctoral
Exam Date Last Week of April 2020
Mode Offline i.e Pen and Paper-Based Test (PBT)
Medium English
Official Website
Helpdesk 91-8130753836, 01463-238728,

CUCET Exam Dates

CUCET applications will be notified in month of March. Exam is conducted in month of April and results will be out in May. CUCET 2020 Important Dates are as follows:

  • CUCET Registration Window: CUCET 2020 Application Form will be released on March 13, 2020 and registration process will continue up to April 13, 2020.
  • Admit Card Release date: Candidates will probably be able to download CUCET 2020 admit card in second week of April, from CUCET official website.
  • Exam Date: CUCET 2020 exam will be held in last week of April at various exam centres all over India.
  • Result Date: According to official notification, CUCET 2020 results will be released online in last week of May, on official website of CUCET.
  • Counselling: Each university conducts separate counselling for programmes offered by them. After release of results, respective Universities will declare their counselling and admission schedule.

CUCET Eligibility 2020

Eligibility criteria vary for different programmes so, candidates need to check eligibility criteria on participating universities website before filling Application Form. Only candidates with Indian citizenship can apply for CUCET 2020.

Candidates who have completed or are appearing in class 10+2 level examination or equivalent qualifying examination from a recognized University or Board, are eligible to apply for Integrated and Undergraduate courses in CUCET 2020 exam. Candidates need to have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in order to be eligible to apply for postgraduate courses through CUCET 2020 examination.

Candidate should be having age less than 19 years for undergraduate courses and less than 25 years for postgraduate courses. This age limit is only there in Central University of Kerela and is not there in any other university.

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CUCET Syllabus 2020

As CUCET exam is there for admission at various levels, CUCET 2020 Syllabus varies for each level. Candidates need to undergo all of syllabus section for detailed study related with CUCET 2020 and must meet eligibility criteria for CUCET to appear in CUCET exam. For part A of all courses syllabus is same and will be general in nature and will be similar for aptitude test of any other entrance exam.

Syllabus of Part B comprises of following sections:

UG Syllabus

For CUCET 2020 UG, majority of syllabus will be similar to qualifying examination of 12th standard. Syllabus includes normal sections of CBSE of class 12th for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

PG Syllabus

Candidates need to undergo specific subject for Domain Knowledge of Part B of CUCET 2020 PG.

How to Prepare for CUCET 2020?

CUCET is an exam conducted for candidates studying at various levels. CUCET Syllabus 2020 is different, however, preparation techniques remain same. Following steps can be undertaken for a full proof preparation.

Time Management: Candidates who are willing to give CUCET exam should plan for time during exam in a smart and efficient manner. Adequate time slot should be assigned for every subject. Candidates should make a realistic and achievable timetable and apart from this candidates should make sure that topics will not be left undone.

Keeping Record: Candidates should keep a record of regular work, and ensure that there is an improvement over yesterdays work.

Priority: From beginning of Preparation candidates should make note of points which they find difficult and should give more focus on weaker topics and should make it strong. Candidates need to prepare in a systematic way.

Revision: Candidates should revise topics on a daily basis to become perfect in all sections related with CUCET Exam 2020. Apart from this candidates should practice mock/sample tests papers for self-evaluation regularly. As a result of solving the mock test, the candidate can become aware of the areas that are taking more time and thus require more practice.

CUCET Exam Pattern 2020

CUCET 2020 examination will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper-based (PBT) where students have to mark on OMR sheets which will be provided during exam.

For all programmes under CUCET 2020 except for Programmes like Integrated Programme/MCA/B.Voc./LLB/MBA or any other general Programme, paper will be divided into 2 parts, Part A will consist of 25 MCQs and Part B will consist of 75 MCQs. For other Programmes, CUCET 2020 will have only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs covering English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills.

Part A consists of English Language, Mathematical Aptitude, General Awareness, and Analytical Skills whereas Part B will be based on Domain Knowledge. Part B will have 3, 4 or 5 sections with 25 questions per section. A candidate is required to answer a set of any three sections (75 questions) relevant to course he/she is applying for.

Candidates are awarded one mark for a correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for research programme.

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CUCET 2020 Registration

Interested candidates must go through eligibility criteria for CUCET 2020 first before registering for CUCET exam. Before appearing for CUCET exam candidates must fill CUCET Application Form end to end such that it will be very easy for candidates to take part in remaining procedures for exam.

How to apply for CUCET?

Candidates can apply through online mode only. For applying candidates need to go to official website of CUCET. Various steps in applying for CUCET 2020 are as follows:

  • First step of Application is Online Registration and after registration, candidate will receive an Applicant ID.
  • For Logging in, candidate needs to enter Application ID and his/her Date of birth.
  • Next step is that candidate has to enter personal and educational details.
  • Then after adding personal and education details, candidate has to upload scanned images of his/her photograph and signature.
  • Finally, application fees have to be paid by aspiring candidate.

CUCET Application Form 2020

CUCET Application Form was available since March 13, 2020 on official website and last date to apply was April 13, 2020. CUCET application form can only be filled online. Process consists of three steps: Registration, filling of personal and educational details and finally payment of Application fee. Personal details include email ID, mobile number etc. Candidates can check exam dates of CUCET such that they should not miss out on any important events related with exam dates.

Application Fee varies from one category to another and it can be paid through online or through Bank Challan. Candidates can apply for 3 participating universities at maximum and three programs within each participating university.

Highlights for CUCET 2020 Application fee is given in below tabular format:

CUCET 2020 Application Fees
Category Application Fee
General/ OBC INR 800/-
SC/ST INR 350/-

Documents Required

Before filling CUCET 2020 Application Form online, candidate is required to have scanned images of following specific things:

  • Candidate's recent photograph: Candidates need to upload scanned images of their recent colour photograph taken on a white/light background.
  • Signature as per given specifications: Signature should be made on a white paper using a black ink pen.

CUCET Admit Card 2020

Candidates who have completed registration process and are meeting eligibility conditions will receive CUCET Admit Card 2020 in first or second week of April. CUCET admit card will have candidate's personal details, exam centre details and language selected for exam.

How to download CUCET Admit Card?

Candidates can download their CUCET Admit Card 2020 from May 10, 2020 from official website. To download their CUCET 2020 Admit Card, candidates have to login by entering necessary details like registration number and password. Afterwards, they will be directed to downloading page where they will be able to download their admit card.

CUCET Exam Centres 2020

CUCET 2020 will take place in 119 different centres across 22 states in India and in one centre in Nepal. Kathmandu in Nepal is only CUCET 2020 test centre outside of India. Details for Exam Centre is given below:

Exam Centre Selection: At time of filling CUCET 2020 Application form, candidates will have option to select two different states and cities. Candidates should select any two cities from CUCET exam centre drop-down list based on candidates' convenience. (If less than 100 candidates registered for a particular CUCET 2020 Exam Centre then, in that case, that particular CUCET 2020 exam centre will be cancelled and applicant will be allocated with new CUCET 2020 exam centre which is nearby.

Candidates should reach their allotted CUCET 2020 exam centre 15 minutes before actual time and they must carry CUCET admit card and photo ID with them. Failing to do so, candidate will not be allowed in examination hall.

CUCET Results 2020

Candidates can check CUCET 2020 answer key from official website two days after exam. If candidates have any grievances with respect to official answer keys, then candidate can contact CUCET helpdesk. CUCET Results 2020 will be announced on January 1, 1970 on official website of CUCET.

How to Download CUCET Result 2020?

To view CUCET 2020 Result, candidates should enter Application Number and Password. CUCET 2020 scorecard will contain following information, candidate's name, roll number, marks obtained, rank in merit list, etc. Results will be declared in official website and candidates need to check CUCET Results 2020 to have a better understanding about format of CUCET result section.

CUCET Cutoffs 2020

Cutoff is lowest marks possible to get admission into institution. As exam is concerned with various universities, cutoff of each university for each course is different. Also, cutoff will vary from one category to another. Various cutoffs are published online by participating Universities.

Check here CUCET Cutoff.

CUCET Counselling 2020

After declaration of CUCET 2020 results, candidates need to register themselves on official website of concerned university. Then respective participating Universities will declare counselling/admission schedule and merit list based on weightage on CUCET 2020 and other criteria.

CUCET 2020 Counselling allotment of seats will be done online. Seats for qualified candidates will be allotted on basis of candidate’s rank and availability of seats for preferred course at preferred University.

Based on cutoff decided by each participating institution, candidate can appear for counselling. After getting desired institution in counselling, candidate has to report to institution with all required documents and need to pay fees and admission will be given to him/her.

Courses Offered Through CUCET 2020

Candidates can get admission into different courses of 10 participating universities. CUCET exam covers a vast range of programs ranging from Undergraduation, Integrated, Post Graduation, diploma and PhD Programs.

Highlights of CUCET Courses 2020 is given in below tabular format:

Courses Offered through CUCET Exam 2020
Undergraduate Courses
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science
BA Bachelor of Arts
B.Voc Bachelor of Vocational Education
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
BE Bachelor of Engineering
B.Tech Bachelor of Technology
Integrated Courses
Int. MBA Integrated Master of Business Administration
Int. B.Tech Integrated Bachelor of Technology
Int. M.Tech Integrated Master of Technology
Int. MA Integrated Master of Arts
Int. M. Sc Integrated Master of Science
Int. BA-LLB Integrated Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law
Int. B.Sc - M.Sc Integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science
Int. M.Sc B.Ed. Integrated Master of Science and Bachelor of Education
Postgraduate Courses
MBA Master of Business Administration
MCA Master of Computer Application
LLM Master of Legislative Law
M.Ed Master of Education
MHMCT Master of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
MTTM Master of Tourism & Travel Management
M.Sc Master of Science
M.Tech Master of Technology
M.Pharm Master of Pharmacy
MA Master of Arts
M.Com Master of Commerce
MAJMC Master of Journalism and Mass Communication

CUCET 2020 Contact Details

Contact Details of CUCET 2020 is given in below tabular format:

CUCET Contact Details
Participating University Help Desk Number
Central University of Haryana, 01285-249432
Central University of Jammu, 8493867319 & 01923-249657 ext 206
Central University of Jharkhand, +91-7654227570
Central University of Karnataka, 08477226756
Central University of Kashmir, 0194-2315290, 08803426277
Central University of Kerala, +91467 – 2232419, 2232405
Central University of Punjab, 0164-2864109, 09464269330
Central University of Rajasthan, 01463-238728
Central University of South Bihar, +919430906504, 0612-2784113, 0612-2226538
Central University of Tamil Nadu, 04366-277261

Guidelines for CUCET 2020

Guidelines below are added for applicants of CUCET. Before going to an exam on exam day, candidates need to have a look at the following instructions to avoid any hassle.

  • Admit Card Details: Candidates need to check their Admit Card carefully for their Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Exam Centre Name, City, State.
  • Reporting Time: Candidates are advised to reach exam venue well before commencement of examination so as to complete registration formalities well before commencement of exam. The registration desk will close 5 minutes prior to examination.
  • Relaxation under PWD: A copy of PwD certificate in prescribed format must be carried by candidates to claim relaxation under PWD category.
  • Question Paper Medium: Candidates should ensure that question paper available on computer is as per their choice of medium. Concerned invigilator should be notified in case question paper is in medium other than their choice.
  • Seat Allotment: Candidates are not allowed to enter examination hall after commencement of examination. A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidature will be cancelled if candidate is found to have changed their room/seat allotted.
  • Prohibited Items: Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, pen, slide rules, log tables, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device.

Note: Smoking or eating is strictly prohibited in exam hall. Candidates cannot leave their seat or examination hall until standard duration of exam without permission of Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator.


Q. What are the programs offered by CUCET?

Ans. There are different programs that are offered which varies from One participating university to another. Also, different programs are there at different levels whether it is undergraduate, postgraduate or P.hd level.

Q. Is there any age limit for applying?

Ans. Candidate should be having age less than 19 years for undergraduate courses and less than 25 years for postgraduate courses. This age limit is only there in Central University of Kerela and is not there in any other university.

Q. What is the tuition fee that candidate has to pay?

Ans. Tuition fees vary from One participating university to another. Also, it varies from one course to another.

Q. When results of CUCET 2020 will be released?

Ans. Results will be out in last week of May.

Q. What if I am facing difficulty in form filling?

Ans. You can contact authorities with contact information.

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Colleges which accept [CUCET]

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2019
31 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Admission is purely based on the Central Universities Common Entrance Test [CUCET]. Most probably you will get admission if you score more than 50% mark out of 100(but it depends). For general category students, they have to score well and for the one who has a reservation will get admission easily if they have rank below 200.

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Chemistry), batch of 2019
22 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Candidates should have 55% or above marks in graduation level and should appear in entrance exams like IIT JAM or CUCET.

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Zoology), batch of 2019
19 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Merit-based in graduation level exam and the cut off 9.3 out of 10. I qualified IIT JAM entrance exam, CUSAT, CUCET.

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Bhanu pratap
Bsc Bed, batch of 2022
01 Jul 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

First of all I want to say that the central university is a prestigious institute in India so getting admission is something difficult but we can if work hard.we can apply for UG courses during 12 class and have to appear in CUCET Exam held once in a year in month of April and result is declared after a month then we will get a notification through SMS for counseling.

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cucet, batch of 2018
14 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

CUCET book for preparation for admission UG BSC integrated from central university Rajasthan

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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2019
25 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

10+2 with physics chemistry and maths as main subjects

Entrance: CUCET


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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2020
01 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

A student has to write CUCET entrance exam to get the admission.

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Master of Commerce [M.Com], batch of 2019
30 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The University conducts CUCET combined with 10 Universities all over India. Bachelor’s degree in Commerce / Business Management/ Business Administration/ Equivalent from a recognized Indian or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 50% marks aggregate (45% for OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, SC, ST, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant Students) and who have secured a minimum of 40% (35% for OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER} SC/ST, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant Students) marks in the Central Universities Common Entrance Test.

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IMBA, batch of 2021
21 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria for all Integrated UG+PG program are minimum 55% marks in 12th board. For PG program minimum 55% in 12th board and 60% in graduation. For admission, you have to clear the CUCET exam. Typical Cutoff for IMBA program was minimum 120+ out of 300.

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Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Engineering), batch of 2021
03 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

You should have at least appeared on State board i.e. HSC and should have appeared for CUCET. I took CUCET i.e. the state board entrance exam to take up engineering. The typical cutoff for CS is 160-170.

Discussion Forum

Does the mode of the exam have been changed? from offline to online?

Does the mode of the exam have been changed? from offline to online?

Asked By: Paras mukherjee,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Paras,

No, the mode of examination has not changed from offline mode to online mode. It is Pen and Paper-based test as per the exam pattern

When the result of CUCET 2018 will be declared?

When the result of CUCET 2018 will be declared?

Asked By: Parag Panna,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Parag,

The CUCET Result will be declared in the official website on the 25th of May 2020 of CUCET 2020.

Application Fee

how can we pay the application fee?

Asked By: Ranjan Yadev,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Ranjan Yadev,

The application process requires the payment of the fee for CUCET 2018 exam through the Online method by using the Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net banking. The candidates can pay the fee through offline mode by e-challan.

Mode of Application Form

Can I apply through Offline mode?

Asked By: Akhil,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Akhil,

No, the application will be available only via online mode as mentioned in the application form.

how to crack the entrance

suggest some important tips to prepare for 2018

Asked By: Faizal Elias,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Faizal,

  • Timetable: Create your own timetable which is convenient to your schedules and giving required amount of time for all the subjects to Follow Proper Time Table
  • Paper solving: Go through the previous year question paper and solve all the papers to get practised of facing exam and time pick up.
  • Among choices: Try to find correct answers among the choices after analysing questions by ignoring the other options present in the list.
  • Revision: Even though you are well prepared with the topics there is a chance of forgetting the topics so make the revision of topics often and try to make remember it in free time.
  • Preparation: Take mock test paper and solve it by yourself by setting time and learn how to maintain time for each question and how to analyse the questions.
  • Study materials: There are many study materials available for the CUCET 2020, also go through the reference books and get prepared well with the topics.

About CUCET and its jobs

What jobs can we get by clearing CUCET exam?

Asked By: deepti ,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

You won't be admitted to any jobs based on your CUCET marks.

CUCET is just to proves your eligibility for being a part of the Central University academic curriculum and deem you eligible for different courses under CU.

About score and acceptance of CUCET in Tamil Nadu

I wanted to know whether the Central University of Tamil Nadu accepts the CUCET scores?

Asked By: akshaya,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, they do.

The Central University of Tamil Nadu takes admissions based on the scores of CUCET as well.

PhD through CUCET Eligibility Criteria

Would it be possible for me to pursue a PhD Degree through CUCET?

Asked By: Soma Tanvi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Individuals who wish to get enlisted for a PhD Degree through CUCET must fulfil either one of the following Eligibility Criteria as per the CUCET Board:

  • M.Phil degree.
  • Qualified: UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET or SLET (Equivalent to NET/JRF as per UGC norms) or a holder of Teacher Fellowship.
  • Teacher in a constituent/affiliated college/department of the university & research experience for at least two years.
  • Is an in-service candidate with three years’ experience and has master’s degree with at least 55% of marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in the relevant subjects.

Note: The eligibility criteria differ for each institute and candidates are advised to pick a campus which suits them, or they must ensure that they fulfil all the required eligibility criteria for the institute they are opting for.

Minimum Eligibility for PhD from Central University of Haryana

What is the minimum Eligibility Criteria required to pursue a PhD degree from the Central University of Haryana? I've completed my Masters' Degree already.

Asked By: Jithin Shyam,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, you are not eligible to pursue a PhD degree from the Central University of Haryana.

In order to be eligible for PhD through CUCET, the candidate should hold an M.Phil of his own.

Admission to Central Universities through JEE Main or CUCET

Is it possible for me to gain admissions to a Central University based on my scores in JEE Main?

Asked By: Mohammed Harshad,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

CUCET is an exam for admissions to various Central Universities for multiple streams across India, while JEE Main provides chances for an individual to get accepted to all Engineering Institutes across India.

But, JEE Main scores are not applicable for admissions to any Central Universities for that matter.