Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

CUCET is a national level examination which is regulated by the ten central universities jointly. It is a combined entrance test organized for providing admission into various UG, PG & other courses offered by the central universities across the country. The last date to submit CUCET 2018 Application Form will close on March 25. This year, CUCET 2018 is scheduled to be held on April 28 – 29, 2018 .

CUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 10 universities participating under CUCET 2018. Each university has different criteria of eligibility for candidates.

There are mainly three types of courses offered by CUCET 2018. Candidates can apply for UG, integrated, PG, and research programs. It is advisable that students to go through the specific CUCET Eligibility Criteria of each university individually for their respective course before applying for CUCET 2018.

CourseEligibilitySubjects RequiredCategory
UG50% in 12thPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or BiologyGeneral
45% in 12thSC/ST
PG55% in UGBachelor’s in the same field Or any associated field of the course in which you wish to take MastersGeneral
50% in UGSC/ST

CUCET 2018 Eligibility for PhD Program

  • If one has cleared UGC-CSIR JRF, GATE, NBHM or qualified in any other National level Exams then you need not appear for the entrance test but will have to register for CUCET 2018.
  • A master’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 55% for general candidates, 50% for OBC candidates, and 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates is required.

Courses Offered Through CUCET 

  • Students can take CUCET 2018 exam for admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities.
  • Courses offered under CUCET 2018 include Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and Ph.D programs.
  • Central Universities of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Bangalore School of Economics will participate in CUCET 2018 exam.

Total number of courses offered by CUCET 2018

Name of CourseNumber of Courses across Universities
UG and Integrated Courses47
B.Ed., PG, M.Ed., Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. & PG Diploma Programs226
MPhil/Ph.D. Programs136

CUCET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for different undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses is compiled below for the reference of candidates. Download CUCET 2018 Syllabus for different courses in PDF format from the links provided below:

Syllabus for Undergraduate Programs

Syllabus for UG and Integrated Programs
Integrated M.Tech
B. Tech.
Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed.
Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed. (Mathematics)
Integrated Science B.Sc.M.Sc.
Integrated M.Sc
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Integrated M.A.
B. A.
Integrated B.A.B.Ed.
Integrated B.A.LLB. (Hons)
Integrated M.Sc.
Integrated M.A.
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B.Voc.Click Here

Syllabus for PG and Integrated Programs

Syllabus for PG
B. Ed.Click Here
Master of Law (L.L.M)Click Here
M.A. (Education)
M. Ed.
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English and comparative Literature
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Linguistics and Language Technology
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Hindi and Comparative Literature
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MalayalamClick Here
PunjabiClick Here
Classical TamilClick Here
KannadaClick Here
History and Archaeology
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Performing Arts (Vocal Music)Click Here
Performing Arts (Theatre Arts)Click Here
Tribal & Customary LawClick Here
Folkloristic and Tribal Studies
M. A. (Folkloristics)
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GeographyClick Here
Applied Geography & Geoinformatics
Applied Geology & Geoinformatics
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GeologyClick Here
Geo-InformaticsClick Here
Indigenous Culture StudiesClick Here
Social Work
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M. Arch. (Sustainable Architecture)Click Here
Genomic Science
Animal Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biotechnology
Life Sciences
Life Sciences (specialization in Animal Sciences) Life Sciences (specialization in Biochemistry)
Life Sciences (specialization in Bioinformatics) Life Sciences (specialization in Human Genetics) Life Sciences (specialization in Microbial Sciences) Life Sciences (specialization in Molecular Medicine)
Life Sciences (specialization in Plant Sciences) Microbiology
Plant Science
Nutrition Biology
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BioinformaticsClick Here
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry) Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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Chemical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry ) Chemistry (Computational Chemistry)
Applied Chemistry
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Computer Science
Computer Science (Big Data Analytics)
Master of Computer Applications (3 Yrs)
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MA/MSc Applied Mathematics
MA/MSc Mathematics
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Physics (Computational Physics)
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StatisticsClick Here
Computer Science (Cyber-Physical Systems) Information Technology
Computer Science and Technology
Computer Science
Computer Science and Technology (Cyber Security)
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Materials ScienceClick Here
Material Sciences & Tech.Click Here
Food Science and TechnologyClick Here
Water Engineering and ManagementClick Here
Energy EngineeringClick Here
Environmental Science and Technology Environmental ScienceClick Here
Atmospheric ScienceClick Here
Epidemiology and Public HealthClick Here
Yoga TherapyClick Here
M.ComClick Here
MBA (Supply Chain Management)
MBA (Human Resource Management)
MBA (Tourism and Travel Management)
MBA (Agribusiness)
MBA (Textile Apparel and Retail Management) Master of Tourism & Travel Management
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Human Rights & Conflict ManagementClick Here
M. Lib. & Information ScienceClick Here
Applied Psychology
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Master of Journalism and Mass Communication Convergent Journalism
Culture and Media Studies
Mass Communication and New Media
Mass Communication
Communication and Media Studies
Mass Communication and Journalism
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National Security StudiesClick Here
International Relations and Political Science Political Science and International Relations Political Science
International Relations
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Public Policy and Public Administration
Public Admin & Policy Studies
Public Policy, Law and Governance
Development studies
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Comparative ReligionClick Here
Public HealthClick Here
Hotel Management & Catering Tech.Click Here
M.P.Ed.Click Here
Environmental Economics
Applied Qualitative Finance
Financial Economics
General Economics
Actuarial Economics
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Guidance & CounsellingClick Here
Chemical Lab TechnicianClick Here
Digital SocietyClick Here
Ph.D. – ArchitectureClick Here


The CUCET Exam Pattern details are mentioned here:

  • Type of Question: There will be Multiple Choice Questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Parts: The exam will be conducted in two parts, i.e. Part A and Part B.
  • Part-A: This section contains topics from English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills.
  • Part-B: This part has been divided into three sections and consists of total 75 MCQs from the domain knowledge.
  • Duration: The exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Exam Mode: The exam will be organized through offline mode.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Pattern: The exam will be conducted in OMR pattern.

CUCET  Exam Dates

Here we have mentioned the official dates of CUCET 2018 examination:

EventDateReference Links 
Online Application StartsFebruary 19, 2018CUCET Application ends on March 26, 2018
Issue date of Admit CardApril 13, 2018Download Admit Card from cucetexam.in
Exam DatesApril 28 – 29, 2018Over 1.3 lakhs students will take CUCET in April  
Answer Key UploadApril 30, 2018Complaint against Answer key till May 4, 2018 
Result DeclarationMay 25, 2018Check CUCET Result online at cucetexam.in

CUCET  Application Form

  • Candidates can avail the CUCET 2018 Application Form only via online mode through the website.
  • The last date to fill & submit the application will be March 26, 2018.
  • Fill all the mandatory details in the application such as personal, academic, communication & many others.
  • Upload the scanned images of latest photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment through online or offline mode.
  • Candidates don’t forget to take a printout of the filled application form and keep it safe for future references.

Application Fee:

  • Fee can be paid by debit/credit card/net banking or Challan of SBI bank any branch.
  • GST and other taxes as applicable by Govt. of India/ Bank.
  • The PwD candidates are exempted from application fee.
  • The application for other categories is mentioned here:
CategoryOnline Fee Payment Through Credit Card/Debit CardOnline Fee Payment Through E-Challan
General/OBCINR 800 + 50 (Bank Commission)INR 850
SC/STINR 400 + 50 (Bank Commission)INR 450

Note:All PWD candidates are exempted from CUCET 2018 fees as per GOI Order F. No. 16-110/2003-DD.III dated February 26, 2013.