CUET (Common University Entrance Test) 2024 for Undergraduate Courses – Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus


CUET 2024 – The test will take place from May, 2024, according to the National Testing Agency (NTA). The CUET 2024 application form is anticipated to be made available by NTA in February of that year. Students can fill out the application for CUET 2024 at, the official CUET 2024 website
CUET 2024 is only available online for application. Students must visit the official website, fill out the application for CUET 2024 and Check the CUET exam date 2024.



Broad features of CUET (UG) – 2024 

Mode of the Test Hybrid Mode (Computer-Based Test/Pen & Paper)
Test Pattern Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions
Medium 13 languages (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu)
Syllabus Language Subjects: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative), Literary Aptitude, and Vocabulary
Domain Subjects: As per the Class 12 syllabus only.
General Test: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/statistics), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Registration Registration will be online at



What is CUET?

  • CUET stands for Common University Entrance Test. So, from the name itself, it clarifies its definition. CUET will be acting as a single window for the students willing to take admission to the undergraduate courses of different central universities across the country. 
  • In the previous years, it has been noticed that many central universities have sky-rocketing cut-offs for admission to undergraduate courses, including Delhi University.
  • The reason behind this is the different sorts of evaluation processes in different boards such as CBSE, CISCE, and other state boards, which makes it unfair for the students to get admitted to their preferred universities, due to the wide diversity of evaluation patterns. 
  • So to streamline the process of undergraduate admission to different central universities across India, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to start this common entrance test CUET, whose main focus will be “One India One Exam”.



CUET 2024 Important Dates

  • Online Submission of Application Form: 27 February to 6 March 2024 (up to 11:50 P.M.)
  • Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI: 26 March 2024
    (up to 11:50 P.M.) 
  • Application Correction Window: 28 March to 29 March 2024 (Up to 11:50 P.M.)
  • CUET Exam City Intimation Slip: 30 April 2024 onwards*
  • Admit Card Date: The second week of May 2024*
  • CUET Exam Date: Between 15 May 2024 and 31 May 2024*
  • CUET Result Date: 30 June 2024*
  • CUET Counselling Starts: Last week of July 2024 onwards

*The date(s) may vary depending on the National Election Schedule.


CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • For appearing in the CUET (UG) – 2024, there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed the class 12th /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2024 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET (UG) – 2024 examination. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the University (ies) in which they are desirous of taking admission.


  • For admission in Universities through CUET (UG)-2024, the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences etc. of the respective University shall be applicable.
  • As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs.
  • Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the eligibility criteria laid down by the University they are applying to.
  • Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing pass marks at the test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Programme unless he/she fulfills the Programme wise eligibility conditions of the University they are applying to.



CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

  • CUET (UG) – 2024 will completely be conducted in Hybrid mode (Pen & Paper/ Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Medium of Exam

  • The Tests (other than “Language” Test) are offered in 13 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
  • A candidate is required to opt for one of the specified languages as the medium of the paper, as per desired University’s eligibility criteria, while applying. The question paper in respect of the Domain Specific Subjects and the General Test will be bi-lingual, i.e., it will be in the medium (one of the 13 languages) opted by the candidate and in English.
  • In case of any discrepancy in translation, English version shall prevail except “Language” Tests 
  • Medium is not the same as the “Language” opted as a component of the test. “Language” test is for assessing the proficiency/skills of the candidate in the Language opted by him/her and the question paper in respect of the same will be available to the candidate in the medium opted by him/her only. The Question Paper of the “Language” Test will not be bi-lingual.
  • Questions in the “Language” Test are not translation of the questions in English. They are unique/ specific to the language opted and have to be answered accordingly.


Scheme of Examination

CUET Scheme of Exam


  • From the above subjects/languages, the candidate can choose a maximum of 06 (six) subjects from all three Sections.
  • 40 out of 50 questions for all test papers and 50 out of 60 for the General Test (An overall choice of 10 questions will be provided for all 61 subjects).
  • It is advisable for candidates to select at least one language and the General Test.


The pattern of Question Paper:

  • Objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Tests / Subject covered under CUET (UG) – 2024

  • There are two or three shifts in a day. A candidate can choose up to 6 Subjects for taking the Exam.
  • The list of Languages, Domain Specific Subjects, and General Test covered in CUET (UG) – 2024 is given in Appendix II.

Duration of Test:

  • The examination will be conducted on multiple days in two or three shifts per day, depending on the number of candidates and their combinations.


The syllabus for subjects is available on the NTA website


How to Apply for CUET 2024 – Application Process

  • Candidates must read carefully the Instructions (including how to fill up the Application Form online) given in the Information Bulletin available on the NTA Website.
  • Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified
  • Candidates should apply for CUET (UG)-2024 through the “Online” mode only
  • The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Submission of Application Form could be made by the candidate online through the NTA website:



Instructions for filling Online Application Form

  • Before starting to fill the application form candidates are advised to read the Prospectus displayed on the website of the University/ies where admission is sought and be clear about the courses offered by them, seats available, eligibility as regards age, passing/appearing in qualifying exam, minimum marks in the qualifying exam, relaxation thereof, reservation, admission procedure, etc before applying for the CUET-UG 2024, as Universities have their own specific requirements for admission to specified courses. NTA will not entertain the corrections sent by the candidate through Post/Fax/WhatsApp/Email/ by Hand.
  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility



Follow the steps given below to Apply Online

Step 1 – Registration Form

  • Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system-generated Application Number. The candidate should supply the required details while filling the Online Application Form and is also required to create a PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer
  • After successful submission of the personal details, an Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future reference/correspondence
  • For subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system generated Application Number and created Password.

Step 2 – Application Form

  • Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created Password for completing the Application Form including filling up personal details, providing the details of educational qualification, university/program selection, test paper details, choosing the Examination Cities, and uploading the images and documents (if any) Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Signature, and Category Certificate (if applicable), and PwBD Certificate (wherever applicable):
  • The recent photograph should be either in color or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background.
  • The scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned copy of the Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) should be between 50kb to 300kb in pdf (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned copy of the Class X/ Equivalent Certificate should be in pdf between 50kb to 300kb (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned copy of the PwBD certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb in pdf (clearly legible)

Step 3 – Fee Payment

  • After completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates have to pay the requisite examination fee. The fee can be submitted only online through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI, or Paytm Services. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator.
  • The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway (in the helpline number and e-mail given in the Information Bulletin) for ensuring the successful payment or for obtaining the refund of duplicate/multiple payments].
  • Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.
  • All 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings. The submission of the Application of a candidate could be considered as successful and his/her candidature would be confirmed only on the successful transaction/receipt of the prescribed application fee from him/her.
  • Candidates shall ensure that the information entered by them in their respective online Application Form is correct.
  • Information provided by the candidates in their respective online Application Forms, like the Name of the Candidate, Contact Details, Address Details, Category, Gender, PwBD Status, Educational Qualification Details, Date of Birth, Choice of Exam cities, etc. will be treated as final. Any request for change in such particulars will not be considered by NTA under any circumstances
  • All candidates must ensure that they have provided the correct e-mail address and mobile number.
  • Candidates must ensure that their email address and mobile number to be registered in their online Application Form are their own, as relevant/important information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered mail address and/or through SMS on the registered mobile number only. NTA shall not be responsible for any non-communication /miscommunication with a candidate in the email address or mobile number given by him/her other than his/her own.
  • NTA does not edit/modify/alter any information entered by the candidates after completion of the application process under any circumstances. Any request for change in information thereafter will not be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to exercise utmost caution before filling up the correct details in the Application Form.
  • NTA disclaims any liability that may arise to a candidate(s) due to incorrect information provided by him/her in his/her online Application Form.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the NTA Website and check their emails regularly for the latest updates.



CUET 2024 Application Fee

For CUET (UG) – 2024, fees will be charged based on the number of subjects chosen by the candidates. The following fee structure is applicable for CUET (UG) – 2024:



CUET (UG) – 2024

Up to 03 Subjects For each Additional Subject
General (UR) ₹ 1000/- ₹ 400/- (each)
OBC)- (NCL) / EWS ₹ 900/- ₹ 375/- (each)
SC/ST/PwBD/ Third gender ₹ 800/- (each) ₹ 350/- (each)
Centres outside India ₹ 4500/- ₹ 1800/- (each)



CUET 2024 Syllabus

  • For Section IA and IB, the language depth of the students will be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary] 
  • The syllabus for Section II will be purely based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus.
  • Whereas the syllabus for the general test of Section III will be consisting of General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts of mensuration/arithmetic/algebra geometry/stat taught till Grade, 8) Analytical and Logical Reasoning.
  • The CUET (UG) 2024 conducting authority has clearly stated that the exam will be purely based on the syllabus of the class 12 NCERT board, thus students won’t need to go through any other preparation phase for qualifying for this exam. Students who have prepared quite well for their class 12 board exam are expected to perform nicely in CUET (UG) 2024 too.

Now the question arises, is CUET (UG) 2024 open for repeating candidates?

  • The answer is YES.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) has cleared all such doubts by clearly stating that the repeating candidates are open to applying for CUET (UG) 2024 exam, but only if the university to be applied for, permits. The repeating candidates must qualify the eligibility criteria of the respective universities he/she will be applying for. Though the running candidates must also satisfy the eligibility conditions of the respective universities



CUET 2024 Exam Schedule



*The date(s) may vary depending on the National Election Schedule.
1. The examination will be held on multiple days, in two or three shifts in a day, depending on the number of candidates and their combinations.
2. Though the tests are scheduled in 02 or 03 shifts, as the case may be, each test within each shift is distinct and independent of the other.
3. A candidate has the option to choose the components of the test only. However, the allotment of candidates to the Shift will be based on the options exercised and technical and administrative considerations.
4. Admit Cards will be issued for each shift based on the components opted by him/her. No request for a change of date/shift will be entertained.
5. All three shifts will start at a specified time. Candidates have to report for the slot/s as per the time stated in their respective Admit Cards.


Choice of Cities for CUET Exam 2024

  • The Cities where the CUET (UG) – 2024 will be conducted are given in Appendix III. While applying, candidates have to select any four cities of their choice. Efforts will be made to allot the city of examination to the candidates in the order of preference opted by them in their online Application Form. However, due to administrative/logistic reasons, a different city can be allotted.
  • Choice of Centre Cities will be limited to the State of Permanent Address or State of Present Address only.
  • In case, there are very few candidates from a City, the NTA reserves the right to merge one, two, or more cities. The decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of the City/Centre shall be final. No further correspondence or request shall be entertained in this regard.



e-Admit Card for CUET 2024

  • The e-Admit Card would be issued provisionally to the candidates through the NTA website:, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions and receipt of the prescribed application fee by NTA.
  • The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website. The candidate will appear in the exam at the given Centre on the date and shift/timing as indicated in his/her e-Admit Card. No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination Centre, on the date and shift/time other than that allotted to him/her in his/her Admit Card.
  • In case a candidate is unable to download his/her Admit Card from the website, he/she should approach the NTA Help Line Number: 011-40759000 or 011-69227700 between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and strictly follow them during the examination.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signature shown in the e-Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the NTA Help Line between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. In such a case, the candidate would appear in the exam with the already downloaded Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make corrections in the record later.
  • The date of downloading the Admit Card for the exam will be announced on the NTA website


  • The Candidates may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post.
  • In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for Common University Entrance Test 2024 would be issued at the Examination Centres.
  • The candidates must not mutilate the Admit Card or change any entry made therein.
  • Candidates are advised to preserve their Admit Cards in good condition for future reference.
  • No Admit Card shall be issued to the candidates whose applications are found to be incomplete for any reasons (including indistinct/ doubtful photographs/unsigned Applications) or who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria for the examination.
  • Issue of Admit Cards, however, shall not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility which shall be further scrutinized at subsequent stages of the admission process.



List of Universities 

  • CUET UG 2024 will be conducted for admission to various UG programmes offered at 45 central, 37 state, 32 deemed, 132 private and 3 other universities  

For more details and to apply, please visit the official website