About Common University Entrance Test (CUET (UG)

CUET also known as Common University Entrance Test is being adopted by the Ministry of Education to be used for enrolling into all central universities for their UG Programs for the academic year 2022-2023. (MoE). The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) would provide candidates nationally with a standard platform and fair possibilities, especially those from rural and other remote areas. It will also strengthen links with institutions. By passing a single exam, the Candidates will be able to take part in the admissions process for a number of Central Universities.

You can also check the CUET Dates, Eligibility and Syllabus online on reputed sources such as Shaalaa or the official website of CUET

88 universities participated in CUET 2022, and it is anticipated that number would rise considerably in CUET 2023. Three sections—Section IA & IB (Languages), Section II (Domain Subjects), and Section III—will make up CUET 2023. (General Test). These are the sections:

  • Languages, Section IA & IB (40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 Questions)
  • Section II: Particular Domains (40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 Questions)
  • Test in Section III: General (60 Questions to be attempted out of 75 Questions)

All candidates must now be aware of the CUET Exam Pattern in order to start preparing early and create a winning exam plan for CUET 2023. The CUET entrance test will be administered online in two shifts as a CBT (Computer Based Test) (Morning & Afternoon). Depending on the slot you choose, the test will last 3 hours 15 minutes (for the morning shift) or 3 hours 45 minutes (for the afternoon shift). Each successful effort will award the applicant 5 points, while each unsuccessful attempt will result in a 1-point deduction. Understanding the CUET 2023 Exam Pattern is one of the most crucial things you can do to aid in your CUET Exam preparation.

On the exam’s official website, applicants had to complete the CUET application form online. The initial step was to register by providing the necessary information, including name, address, and contact information. Thus, login credentials will be generated. Candidates had to go on with their registration credentials, complete the CUET 2022 application form with their personal and academic information, choose their preferred program and exam city, and submit any supporting documentation. Candidates were required to pay the CUET application cost online after completing the form using a debit/credit card, Net Banking, Paytm, or UPI.

Category CUET Application Fee (in INR)
General Rs.650
OBC / EWS Rs.600
PwD/ Transgender/ SC/ ST Rs.550
Other than India Rs.3,000

Domain-Specific Subjects

Below is a list of the 27 domain-specific subjects that are listed in the CUET Exam Pattern. The applicants may select up to six subjects from the list below.

  • Accountancy/ Book Keeping
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
  • Economics/ Business Economics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts,
  • Home Science
  • Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
  • Legal Studies
  • Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Agriculture
  • Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts,
  • Performing Arts –
    • (i) Drama- Theatre
    • (ii) Dance (Odissi/ Kathak/ Kathakali/ Kuchipudi/ Bharatnatyam/ Manipuri)
    • (iii) Music General (Carnatic/ Hindustani/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion/ Rabindra Sangeet)
  • Sanskrit

CUET Accepting Colleges and Courses Offered 

UG courses offered at some of the participating central universities are mentioned below:

CUET Participating Universities UG Courses Offered
Central University of Andhra University


BA Hons Political Science
BSC Hons Economics
BVoc Tourism & Travel Management
BVoc Retail Management & IT
Central University of Gujarat BA (Hons) German Studies
Integrated MA Social Management
BA (Hons) Chinese
Central University of Haryana BTech Civil Engineering
BVoc Biomedical Sciences
BVoc Industrial Waste Management
BTech Electrical Engineering
BTech Computer Science & Engineering
BVoc Retail & Logistic Management
BTech Printing & Packaging Technology
Central University of Karnataka BTech Electrical Engineering
Integrated MA Economics
Integrated BSc MSc
BVoc Food Processing
Integrated MA English
BTech Electronics & Communication Engineering
Integrated MSc Geology
Integrated MSc Geography
BVoc Sugar Technology
BBA Standalone
Integrated MSc Psychology
Central University of Kerala BA in International Relation
Central University of Rajasthan Integrated MSc Biochemistry
Integrated MSc Biochemistry
Integrated MSc Economics
Integrated MSc Computer Science
Integrated MSc Chemistry
Integrated MSc Microbiology
Integrated MSc Mathematics
Integrated MSc Environmental Science
Integrated MSc Statistics
Integrated MSc Physics
Central University of South Bihar Integrated BA LLB (Hons)
Integrated BSc Bed
Integrated BA Bed
Central University of Tamil Nadu Integrated BSc BEd (Mathematics)
Integrated MSc Mathematics
Integrated MA Economics
Integrated MSc Physics
Integrated MSc Chemistry
BSc Textiles
Integrated MSc Life Sciences
BPA Music

It is advised that students go through the syllabus thoroughly to fully prepare for the exam. One of the best ways to excel in CUET is by giving multiple CUET Mock Tests. These mock tests help you in gaining real time understanding of the intensity and difficulty of the exam.