CUCET 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Central Universities Common Entrance Test [CUCET]

CUCET - Central Universities Common Entrance Test

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is a national level competitive entrance examination conducted especially to get admissions for B.Tech, B.Sc., Integrated B.Sc., M.A, M.Sc., and other various courses. The admission possibilities for candidates taking up CUCET are for undergraduate & postgraduate courses.  To be more specific, some of the UG courses are B.Tech, Integrated B.Tech, B.Sc., Integrated B.Sc., Integrated B.Ed., B.A., B. An LLB and some of the PG courses are M.A, M.Ed., LLM, M.Arch, M.Tech, M.Pharm.  15 central universities of India conduct the CUCET 2021 exam.

The CUCET marks secured are also considered by many Public Undertakings to provide recruitment to qualified candidates with dignified job designations. There are multiple sections in the question pattern covering different aspects of standard as part of the CUCET 2021 examination. Here the candidates can apply for a single paper, which should be based on their qualifying UG or their future admission plans. When applying for the competitive entrance exam, the candidates must keep in mind the institutions' eligibility criteria where they are interested in getting admission.

The CUCET 2021 exam will be conducted offline for UG & PG Programs and through online (Computer-Based Test) mode for Doctoral programs. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2021 will be conducted by 15 States of central Universities with the intent to provide admissions for various degree Postgraduate (PG), Undergraduate (UG), and Research Programs (RP) courses offered.

Name of the Examination

Central Universities Common Entrance Test

Exam Conducting Authority

15 central universities of India

Examination Level

National Level

Examination Mode

Online Mode (Computer Based Test)

Mode of Application


Course offered

Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses

Official Website

CUCET 2022 Exam Date

Entrance Examination CUCET is known for various undergrad and postgrad admissions, which will be conducted as per the schedule released by the examination authority. The candidates are advised to note down some of the tentative dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the details that the candidates can check on regarding the schedule of CUCET 2021, which are mentioned below.

Important Events


CUCET Application form availability

The second week of March 2021

Last Date to apply

The third week of April 2021

The Last Date to submit the application form with the late fee.

Last week of  April 2021

CUCET Admit Card Availability

The second week of  May 2021

CUCET Examination

The third week of May 2021

CUCET Counseling and Admission Process

The third week of June 2021

CUCET 2022 Eligibility criteria

Candidates preparing to appear for CUCET 2021 should be well-informed about the authorities' important considerations in their eligibility criteria. Knowing the prescribed criteria will help the aspiring candidates to know if they are qualified or have the ability to appear for the exam before filling the online application form. Here the candidates should be aware that once the committee feels that the candidate doesn’t fit the criteria, then the application may be considered disqualified at any stage of the process. 

  • Prescribed Eligibility Criteria for UG courses:  Candidates seeking UG courses' admissions must qualify for the 10th& 12th Board level examination conducted from the concerned state to be eligible for the entrance examination.
  • Prescribed Eligibility Criteria for PG courses:  Candidates who are willing to get PG courses' admissions must have completed their bachelor’s degree from any recognized university to be qualified for the examination.
  • For Ph.D. admissions, the candidates must be qualified in M.Phil. /Ph.D. Course & must hold a Master’s degree from any recognized board or university.
  • Only Indian citizen applicants are eligible to appear for CUCET 2021 examination. Hence, these are some of the authority's basic criteria to avail candidates to appear for the exam.

CUCET 2022 Application Form & fees

The student has to follow few steps to apply for CUCET 2021. The application/ registration process for CUCET 2021 involves a set of the following stages: Registration,  CUCET Password, getting Enrolment ID,  Filling the Application, and Uploading scanned Photographs and other Supporting Documents, Online Fees Payment, etc.

Candidates must have an in-depth look into the details regarding CUCET 2021 Application Form:

The CUCET 2021 Application Form will be made live and accessible in the second week of March 2021, as said by the authority.

The last due date for submitting the application form with the fee will be in the last week of April 2021.

  • Candidates will be allowed to submit the application form via online mode.
  • Firstly he/she should officially register on the official website for appearing in the CUCET 2021 examination.
  • Candidates are suggested to provide correct and accurate details about email ID & contact details in the application form.
  • Candidates will have to choose exam center city based on their convenience while filling the application form.
  • All important details & alerts regarding the examination will be sent to the candidates registered ID & mobile number.
  • Authority will also provide the candidates with a correction facility in the application form just in case for a limited time period.
  • The candidates must take multiple printouts of the filled-in application form for further use.
  • Uploading of Scanned Documents: here, the candidates should put their recent photograph and their signature and other documents (if necessary) digitally according to the specifications mentioned by the exam conducting authorities. 
  • Previewing of the application form is the final step, i.e., online fee payment; the portal will show the CUCET 2021 application form's preview.
  • If any to make, the final changes can be done, and once the candidate clicks on the ‘Confirm and Final Submit’ button, there won’t be any chances to make any changes.
  • All students are suggested to check their given information for any mistakes thoroughly.
  • Lastly, Click on “Confirm and Submit.”
  • Payment of Application Fees, The payment of the application fees can be made through online mode such as net banking/debit card/credit card. 
  • After the payment is made, the candidates will be re-centered to the website for the final submission of the form. 

CUCET 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before appearing for CUCET 2021 entrance exam, candidates must be aware of the Exam Pattern. This might help the candidates know about the details like the mode of examination, marking criteria, section if there is any negative marking, type of questions, the total number of questions and sections, duration of exam, etc. This will help the candidate to have better preparations for the exam.

CUCET 2021 is a 2-hour offline for UG course and online-based exam for Ph.D. courses where candidates will have to attend 100 questions carrying 100 marks. A new type of question pattern has been added in CUCET 2021, i.e., Multiple Select Question, MSQ. And there is no negative marking for this exam.

CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Offline (pen-paper)

Exam Medium


Type of questions


No of Questions


Total Marks


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Negative marking


CUCET 2021 Syllabus

The total number of subjects in CUCET 2021 has multiple sections with criteria. The CUCET 2021 Syllabus will be based on their graduation level for their respective disciplines.

UG & PG programs.

Topics under course will be as:

Physics as a subject: important topics under the subject magnetics effect of current, heat & thermodynamics, waves, current electricity, motion in one dimension, motion in two dimensions, work, power & energy, and much more.

Chemistry as a subject: important topics are redox reaction, general organic chemistry, catalysis, the periodic table, electrochemistry, solid-state & petroleum, and much more.

Mathematics as a subject: essential topics under this subject as trigonometry, algebra, dynamics & static, vector, coordinate geometry, probability, and calculus.

Important topics underPG course will be as:

M.A & M.Ed. course: important syllabus in this subject is a culture & social change, growth & development, intelligence, the current issue, personality, and few others

LLM course: Human rights law, constitution, labor law, the law of evidence & much more.

CUCET 2022 Admit Card

The CUCET 2021 Admit card/ hall ticket includes all exam-related details and candidate-specific details like –name of the student, exam date, exam timings, registration number of the student, exam center details, and all the important instructions about the entrance exam. While downloading the CUCET 2021 hall ticket, candidates must verify all the details printed on it.

CUCET 2021 Admit Card Instructions     

CUCET 2021 Admit Card will be released via online mode, which will happen on the second week of April 2021. Candidates will be able to download the hall ticket by entering their registration ID & date of Birth

Admit card is included with all the details like place of exam centers, date & time, address, exam calendar & some important exam instructions. It is also mandatory for all applied candidates to carry their admit card at the examination center. If not, the applicant will not be allowed to sit for the examination without the hall ticket & anyone with considerable ID proof.

Documents Required with CUCET 2021 Admit Card

In addition to CUCET admit card, the candidate must also carry a valid Photo Id proof to prove your identity, such as: 

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar ID

CUCET 2022 Results & Score Card

CUCET Result will be made available via online mode and released in the last week of May 2021. The authority will prepare this based on marks scored by the entrance exam candidate.

To check the result, the applicant must download it by entering their user ID & password. The institutes will prepare their merit list for both UG and PG courses. Students who are qualified for the examination will appear in the private University counseling rounds.

CUCET 2022 Counselling & Admission

The counseling process for CUCET 2021 is carried out once the results have been declared. The thedates shall apply for counseling, and for that, the candidates will have to pay a certain registration fee.

The authority will organize CUCET 2021 Counseling via online mode. All qualified candidates must be a part of the counseling process. Seats will be allotted to candidates based on the counseling process.

Candidates seeking admission to the participating institutes are suggested to fill the respective university's admission form.

Cutoff Predictor

Another important aspect for an aspirant to know is about CUCET qualifying and Admission cut off:

CUCET Cut-off will be evaluated based on the candidate’s excellence in the examination, and the results will get released via online mode. Cut-off/ margin is based on many factors such as the candidate's individual section score, number of candidates, the difficulty level of examination, and many other things.

The cut-off will be published via online mode. Applicants must reach the cut-off criteria to qualify for the examination & to further participate in various processes.

CUCET Admission Cut Off: This is the minimum number of marks needed to get admission to any of the colleges chosen by the candidate itself. Individual institutes announce the cutoff margin depending on the number of seats, the number of applicants and category of applicants, etc. The candidates should validate all these terms and then appear for the interesting category entrance exam.

List of CUCET 2022 examination centres

While filling the CUCET 2021 application form, candidates should select their preferred exam centers for examination. Through Allotment of CUCET exam center for each registered candidate will be done based on choice filled by candidate and availability of seats. Exam center/ venue details will be printed on the admit card

CUCET 2021 will be held in some of the following zones













CUCET 2022 Participating Colleges

CUCET 2021 Participating Institutes

Candidates can go through the list of engineering colleges/institutes that accept CUCET scores to evaluate institutes better.

Central University of Haryana
Central University of Jharkhand
Central University of Jammu
Central University of Karnataka
Central University of Kashmir
Central University of Punjab
Central University of Kerala
Central University of Tamil Nadu
Central University of Rajasthan
Dr. B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE)
Central University of South Bihar
Central University of Andhra Pradesh
Central University of Gujarat
Assam University, Silchar
Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar