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What all changed in the CUET Exam 2023?

Feb 24, 2023 by Admin
What all changed in the CUET Exam 2023?

NTA has started CUET UG 2023 registration. In addition, the NTA has proclaimed some major changes in the CUET 2023 exam pattern and registration fees this year. Read Below to know more:

The CUET UG 2023 Application Form is now available to all applicants who wish to be accepted into undergraduate programs at central universities and other participating institutions. In addition, the official website is accessible to candidates, i.e. cuet.samarth.ac.in for CUET 2023 applications.

CUET UG 2023 Examination will be held in 13 regional languages; English, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Assamese, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, and Urdu are just a few examples of these languages. In addition, the paper will have objective-type numerous decision questions (MCQs).

To succeed in the CUET 2023 and avoid any last-minute complications, students must adhere to these specific instructions and begin their preparation well in advance. 

CUET 2023: What exactly changed?

This year, the NTA made significant announcements regarding the CUET 2023 exam pattern, registration fees, and the number of questions that can be attempted. Read on for more information:

  1. Increase in the number of slots

Initially, the CUET Exam 2022 was held in two slots by the NTA; for instance, shifts 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. However, the CUET Exam 2023 will be held in three slots beginning this year.

An increase in subject options Before this year, candidates were only permitted to take the exam in nine subjects. They will, however, be able to select a maximum of ten subjects from each of the three sections beginning with this academic year.

  1. Reduced number of questions 

The NTA has reduced the number of questions a candidate must attempt on the CUET exam 2023. Although the pattern of Sections 1A and 1B is the same, there are fewer questions in Sections 2 and 3.

According to the schedule, the CUET 2023 will be held from May 21-31. This time, the NTA has made several significant changes to the CUET 2023 exam structure, fees for registration, and the number of overseas exam locations. In the past, CUET UG was held in 13 different countries, but that number increased to 24 in 2023.



Exam Name

Common University Entrance Test (CUET)

Mode of Exam

Online (CBT - Computer-Based Test)

Number of Sections

4 Sections [Language (section IA & IB), Domain-Specific subjects (section II), and General Test (section III)]

Exam Duration

Slot 1: 45 mins - 195 mins

Slot 2: 45 mins - 225 mins

Slot 3: To be announced

The slot duration might change as the detailed announcement is awaited.

Marking Scheme

+5 - for the right answer

-1 for the wrong answer

0 for unattempted question

Number of Questions

Section IA & IB:

Languages (40 Questions to be marked out of 50 Questions)

Section II:

Domain-Specific (40 Questions to be marked out of 50 Questions)

Section III:

General Test (60 Questions to be marked out of 75 Questions)

Exam Language

The exam will be conducted in 13 regional languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu)

  1. CUET 2023 Fees Registration

Number of Subjects

Candidate Category

Application Fee (in INR)

Up to 3 Subjects

General (UR)




SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender


Centers Outside India


Up to 7 Subjects

General (UR)




SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender


Centers Outside India


Up to 10 Subjects

General (UR)




SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender


Centers Outside India


Candidates can submit their applications for the CUET UG Exam 2023 by March 12, 2023. However, candidates should avoid making mistakes when filling out the form because the NTA will reject it.

How to Apply

Candidates can fill out the CUET 2023 application in the straightforward manner outlined below:

  • Go to the website of CUET; 
  • Click the link for CUET registration 2023 at cuet.nta.nic.in.
  • Enter your name, phone number, and email address to register.
  • Log in with the new registration ID and password sent to the registered mobile or email.
  • Pay the application fee. Click the submit button.

Students from Central Universities can take two courses simultaneously starting in the coming academic year.

Students can now apply for two courses with the option to choose between a regular course and a distance course if central universities accept the proposal.

A new clause has been added to the provision by UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar, requiring graduate students to complete an internship to develop their skills per market expectations. After visiting the fields and projects, students will also have to complete community outreach projects. In addition, students will have more courses to choose from, and adding certificate and diploma courses will give them more options.

According to reports, central institutions are eager to promote Indian languages and have already implemented the UGC criteria to run two academic programs. First, professors of Practice have begun to be appointed by institutions for this purpose. These are people without a PhD whose primary occupation is not teaching yet, but they are hired based on their professional experience.