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CUCET 2016 Notification | Central Universities Common Entrance Test 2016

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Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2016

Central Universities invites applications for Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET 2016) for admission to Integrated UG and PG programmes, for the academic year 2016-17.

A consortium of 9 Central Universities of Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu (called Participating Universities, PUs) which were established by an act of Parliament in the year 2009 will organize a combined Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET-2016) for admission to their various programmes
The Coordination University (CURAJ), invites bright and aspiring students to apply for admission to various Courses and Program

The Participating Central Universities are:

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 Tamil Nadu

Courses / Programs Offered

1. UG/Integrated Programs (3/4/5 years) [59 Courses]
2. PG/B.Ed/Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/PG Diploma Programs (1/2/3 years) [177 Courses)
3. MPhil and /or PhD Research Programs [92 Courses)

Eligibility Criteria for CUCET 2016

This test is conducted for the students of 10+2, Bachelor Degree holders and Master Degree holders to obtain admission into the UG/Integrated Program, Post Graduate Program and the Research Program respectively in these nine Central Universities

Kindly refer to our website for details regarding eligibility criteria

Note: All applicants are advised to check the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying for the program, because, different universities have different eligibility criteria for similar courses. Hence, students will be themselves responsible if they opt for a course for which they are not eligible

CUCET 2016 Exam Pattern

Please take a look on the CUCET 2016 exam pattern specified below:

All Question Papers will be MCQ based consisting of:

Part A: Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills - comprising of 25 MCQs

Part B: Domain Knowledge - comprising of 75 MCQs; this part may consist of three/four/five sections; each section will have 25 questions; a candidate is required to answer a set of any three sections (75 questions)
However, he must ensure that he fills right circles in the OMR Sheet corresponding to the question numbers attended

For Admission to some Integrated Courses/MBA/MCA/LLB/LLM or any other general course(s), only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs covering English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills will be held

The candidate will have to choose one correct answer and mark on OMR Sheet

Each paper will be only of Two Hours Duration

No negative marking system will be applicable

CUCET 2016 Exam Centeres

CUCET 2016 will be held in 57 centers across the nation likes: Ahmedabad, Bandarsindari (CURAJ) Ajmer, Bangalore, Bathinda, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bidar, Bikaner, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Davanagere, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Goa, Guwahati, Hisar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedupur, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi/Gulbarga, Kasargod, Kathua, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mehendergarh, Mumbai, Napur, New Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Raichur, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shimla, Sikar, Silchar, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvarur, Thrissur, Trichy, Udaipur, Udhampur, Udupi, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam

Hall Tickets

Hall tickets will only be notified on CUCET-2016 website (; it is the responsibility of the candidates to check the website for downloading the hall tickets, results and relevant information related to the CUCET-2016
It is the responsibility of the candidates to check the website for downloading the hall tickets, results and relevant information related to the CUCET-2016

Fee Structure

The fee for CUCET-2016 for different categories of the candidates would be as follows, which shall be payable in CUCET-2016 account:

For General/ OBC Candidates: Rs.700/- + Bank Commission Rs.50/- Total Fee to be Paid: Rs.750/-

For SC /ST Candidates: Rs.350/- + Bank Commission Rs.50/- Total Fee to be Paid: Rs.350/-

PwD Candidates: All PWD candidates are exempted from CUCET-2016 fees as per Govt. of India

Payment Mode

Online Application & Payment through Online /Debit Card / Credit Card and Challan
*For payment through online/debit/credit card, extra charges of Rs.10 to Rs.15/- as levied by service provider shall be charged to the candidates
**As decided by the Coordinating University, after negotiation with SBI on 22nd February 2016

How to Apply

Detailed information about CUCET-2016 is available on CUCET website

Candidates are required to apply online through CUCET-2016 website. General Information for filling the online application can be obtained from CUCET-2016 website

Applicants are required to fill in the details in the form carefully. On submission of online application, successfully the students will get successful completion message in the online case
In the offline case the candidate will get a message after reconciliation from the bankwithin 2-3 days

A candidate may fill the form partially and login again to complete it later; candidates will receive SMSs and Email alerts at the time of registration and after completing payment through online, in the offline case the student will get a message after reconciliation from SBI

The entire application is in 8 stage process

Stage 1: From website we can directly click on the apply button to go to the registration for the three programs UG, PG and RP link we can see; the following is the screen shot you will get once you click on Apply button from home page it will go the stage 2

Stage 2: The following is the screen shot to apply the three programs UG, PG and RP; the candidate can click on any one link as per his/her choice

Stage 3: The following is the screen shot for registration process into various program; after successful registration candidate will get a mail and message to the respective register mail id and mobile

Stage 4: The following is the screen shot for Registration Details of a particular candidate in to various program

Stage 5: In this stage a candidate can upload his/her photo and sign scan copy with the limited size

Stage 6: In this stage a candidate can register for the three courses in a particular selected program from each university

Stage 7: In this stage a candidate canedit his application form andgo for payment processesin onlineand offline (SBI Only) mode

Stage 8: In this stage student can proceed for payment processes

Candidates who are appearing in the final examination of the qualifying degree /certificate are also eligible to apply

Important Dates for CUCET 2016

Commencement of Online Registration: 14th March 2016

Openning of Online Application Form for All Programmes: 14th March 2016

Closing of Online Application Form for All Programmes: 15th April 2016

Date of Admit Card Upload: 06th May 2016

Examination Date: 21st - 22nd May 2016

Date of Answer Key Upload: 23rd May 2016

Date of Grievances, if any upto 05:00 pm on 26th May 2016

Corrected Answer Key ready: 03rd June 2016

Result Declaration: 17th June 2016

Also see:

CUCET entrance exam result 2016 declared