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CUCET 2018 is an all-India test conducted for admission to about 322 Integrated/ undergraduate, post-graduate and Research Programmes in nine Central Universities. Eligible candidates can apply for CUCET from 19 February 2018 to 26 March 2018. The information brochure for the CUCET this year is soon to be released. CUCET 2018, Central Universities Common Entrance Test will be conducted by the Central University of Rajasthan on behalf of all the nine Central University participating in CUCET 2018.

CUCET, commonly known as Central Universities Common Entrance Test is an all India level exam for the admission in various undergraduate as well as the postgraduate exam. CUCET is organized by the nine Central Universities together.

Latest Update: CUCET application process has started from 19 February 2018. The important dates for the Central Universities Common Entrance Test are given in the table below. Bengaluru Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics has been added to the list of 10 Universities accepting CUCET Score.

CUCET 2018 Dates


2018 Dates

CUCET Application Form available

19 February 2018

CUCET Application Ends

26 March 2018

CUCET Admit Card

13 April 2018

CUCET Exam date

28 & 29 April, 2018

CUCET Final Answer Keys

First week of May 2018

Receiving of objection in CUCET Answer keys


CUCET Result

25 May 2018


Courses Offered through CUCET

Through the CUCET, the following courses get offered. The list of the programmes offered are given below 

  • Integrated B.A./B.Sc. B.Ed Programmes (4 years)
  • Integrated BA/M.A. Programme; Integrated M.A. Programmes (5 years); Integrated M.B.A. Programme (5 years)
  • Integrated M. Tech. Programmes (5 years)
  • Integrated M.Sc. Programmes (5 years)
  • Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. Programmes (6 years)
  • Integrated Law Programme (5 years); Bachelor's Programme (3 Years)
  • M.Sc (Honours) in Economics- Integrated five years Course (with an exit policy after 3 years)

CUCET Participating Universities & Courses

CUCET 2017 Exam Time Table

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CUCET Eligibility criteria

Academic Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent.
  • Candidates appearing for the final examinations are also eligible.
  • Eligibility criteria according to the different university.
  • Candidate must note that different universities have different eligibility criteria for a similar course so the candidates are advised to check it carefully before applying.

Important Information related to the courses applied through CUCET

  • Eligible students can apply for up to 3 (three) options of programmes/ courses of his/ her choice.
  • But care should be taken to ensure that you apply only for those programmes/ courses for which you are eligible.
  • For each of the programme option chosen, the candidate can also give up to 3 preferences of Universities offering the programme.
  • However, it must be noted that in case there is a clash of timings of tests for more than one options chosen, the candidate will have to decide which test to appear for.

CUCET Application form and Admit Card

CUCET 2018 application has started from 19 February 2018 on the official website. The candidates can apply for CUCET 2018 only through online mode. There is NO offline Process of filling the CUCET 2018 Application Form. The last date for the submission of the application form is 26 March 2018.

The candidates are advised to apply on or before the due date. The candidates are required to follow the steps given for filling the CUCET Application Form. The candidates are advised to follow the link given below to get the complete details on CUCET application form.

CUCET 2018 Application Form

  • STEP 1: Registration at the official website for CUCET
  • STEP 2: Add personal Details
  • STEP 3: Upload Documents 
  • STEP 4: Submit the Application Form
  • STEP 5: Payment for CUCET Application fee. There is two mode to make the payment i.e., Offline and Online.

Submission of Application Form

Candidates are not required to send any hard copy of Application form, confirmation registration slip or any other document to the registered office. On successful submission of duly filled in CUCET 2018 Application Form, an e-mail and SMS will be sent to the email id & mobile number of the candidates given in the application form.

Candidates are also advised to check the details of the application form and then make the final submission as once the application gets submitted, the candidates will not be able to change the details of the application form.

CUCET Admit Card 2018

Candidate will have to download the CUCET 2018 Admit card from 13 April 2018 onwards from the official website by entering his/ her application number & date of birth. Admit Card will be available on the official website only for those eligible candidates who have submitted their duly filled application forms before the due date.

The admit card will not be dispatched through the post to the candidates, so no correspondence in this regard will be considered. Admit Card is an important document to be carried at the exam centre.

CUCET Admit Card - Download Here


The CUCET Application fee is different for the different category. However, the PwD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee. The categories amount of fee is given in the table below. The candidates are required to pay the application fee according to their category.

CUCET Application Fee 2018

Category Fee amount
General/OBC Candidates Rs. 800
SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs. 350
PWD Candidates No Fee

If a candidate pays the examination fee through Offline Challan mode of SBI, the bank charges of Rs 50 will be borne by the candidate.

CUCET Result and Counselling

The answer key for the CUCET will be released in the First week of May 2018 on the official website. The candidates can check the answer key and tally their marks. Thereafter, the result for the CUCET is expected to be declared in the First week of June 2018 on the official website. The more information about the CUCET answer keys is given below.

CUCET Answer Keys - Get details

The candidates will be able to check the answer key on this page when available. Generally, the answer key gets uploaded within one week after the exam.  Anyhow, if the candidates have any doubt or objection regarding the answer key then they can challenge the answer key.



Answer Key upload

19 May

In case  of Grievances

22 May till 5:00 PM

Corrected Answer key ready

29 May

CUCET Result

7 June

CUCET Answer Keys

CUCET Counselling Information

After the result, each Central University will declare the counselling/ admission schedule and merit list based on the weightage on CUCET score and the other criteria. The common criteria are:

  • Whether the candidate has applied for that particular program in that University as a first choice. (If seats are available, candidates with second and third choices may also be considered).
  • Candidate’s ranking in the CUCET for that program (higher the score, better are your chances).
  • Meeting the eligibility criteria prescribed by the University.

CUCET Result - Check Here

CUCET Exam pattern

Type of Question: Multiple Choice Question

Duration of Exam: 2 hours

Marking: Each correct answer will carry three marks and for 

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking, and 0.25 mark will be detected for every wrong answer.   

The CUCET exam pattern is divided into two parts i.e., Part A, and Part B. Both the parts are described below.

Part A:  Language, General Awareness, Mathematical aptitude and analytical skills: 25 Multiple Choice Questions

Part B: 

  • Domain Knowledge: 75 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Part B may consist of three/four/five sections.
  • Each section will have 25 questions.
  • Candidates are required to answer a set of any three sections.
  • Candidates must make sure that they fill 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), candidates will have to take one paper consisting of 100 MCQs from English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills.

CUCET 2018 Syllabus 

CUCET Important details

CUCET is organized by the nine Central Universities together. Through CUCET 2018, a candidate will get admission opportunity in Nine Central Universities. The ten central universities are listed below:

  • Central University of Haryana.
  • Central University of Jharkhand 
  • Central University of Jammu 
  • Central University of Kashmir
  • Central University of Punjab
  • Central University of Kerala
  • Central University of Rajasthan
  • Central University of Tamil Nadu
  • Central University of Karnataka
  • Bengaluru Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics - New

CUCET Test Centres

CUCET 2018 Test Cities are spread in 78 Test Centres throughout India. CUCET is Paper and Pen-based entrance exam for students seeking admission to 322 Integrated, Undergraduate Programmes, Post Graduate and Research Programmes in Nine central universities across the country.

The candidates are required to follow the link below to get the complete list of the test cities for the conduction of the CUCET.

CUCET 2018 Test Cities  

CUCET Contact


Central University Of Rajasthan
NH-8, Bandar Sindri
Dist. Ajmer - 305801
Rajasthan, India

Contact Details:

Phone: +91-1463-238728
Email Id: info@curaj.ac.in 
CUCET Helpline No.: 08655887721
CUCET Email Helpline: enqcucet2017@curaj.ac.in