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CUET 2024: Exam Date (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Mock Test, Question Papers

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the CUET UG 2024 exam over a 17-day period, starting from May 15 to May 31, 2024. In an effort to ensure a smooth examination and evaluation process, NTA has streamlined the number of subjects chosen for CUET 2024, with specific details to be provided in the CUET notification 2024 upon release.

CUET stands as a key gateway to undergraduate programs across more than 250+ universities in India, making it one of the largest UG entrance events. Renowned universities such as Delhi University (DU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia, among others, accept CUET scores for admission. The CUET 2024 cut-off will be presented in the form of a rank list by each participating university or college, indicating a highly competitive admission process with anticipated higher cut-offs.

To enhance their chances of success, candidates preparing for the CUET 2024 exam should invest ample time in thorough preparation and stay informed about key dates, application procedures, admit cards, and other relevant information associated with CUET 2024. This proactive approach will contribute to a more confident and successful examination experience.

Understanding CUET (Common University Entrance Test)

CUET, or the Common University Entrance Test for Undergraduate courses, is a nationally conducted entrance examination by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Introduced in 2022, CUET has swiftly emerged as a pivotal UG entrance exam, providing candidates with a unified platform for seeking admission to undergraduate programs across esteemed institutes. The exam is conducted annually in over 300+ cities in India and abroad, ensuring accessibility for a wide range of aspirants.

Conducted in a computer-based mode, the CUET exam is designed to evaluate candidates' readiness for admission to UG courses. Depending on the number of candidates registered, the exam is conducted in multiple phases, accommodating the diverse pool of applicants seeking to embark on their educational journey in top colleges and universities across India. Stay tuned for updates and notifications to make the most of this significant opportunity.

CUET 2024 Exam Dates

Event

CUET Dates

CUET 2024 Application Form

27 February 2024 to 31 March 2024
Last Date to Submit the Application Form 05-Apr-2024 (9.50 PM) (Closed!)

Application Correction Window

06-Apr to 08-Apr-2024 (11.50 PM) (Closed!)
Announcement of City of Examination 30 April 2024

CUET Admit card 2024

2nd Week of May

CUET Exam Date 2024

May 15 to 31, 2024

Provisional CUET Answer Key 2024

June 2024

CUET Final Answer Key 2024

 July 2024

CUET Result 2024 Date

June 30, 2024 (Tentative)

CUET 2024 Participating Institutions

CUET is the mandatory admission test for universities established under an Act of Parliament and is under the control and purview of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. In 2009, Parliament passed the Central Universities Act, which paved the way for the creation of 16 Central Universities in addition to the existing ones, to give representation to all states.

Currently, 44 central, 44 state, 32 deemed, 134 private and 3 other universities intake students via a national-level entrance examination called Common University Entrance Test (CUET). The executive council of the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi have also approved that the admissions for the Academic Session 2022-23 onwards in all Under-Graduate (UG) courses will be made through CUET.

For more information on CUET, kindly visit the official website.

CUET 2024 Examination Details

It is very important to keep a close eye on the important dates related to the CUET exam 2024. We will compile a list of the most important CUET exam dates you need to remember once the schedule is released by the authorities. Mark your calendars and follow this tentative CUET 2024 exam dates so that your exam prep is right on track. For more information, please visit the CUET 2024 Exam Date section.

CUET Exam Date 2024

15th May 2024 to 31st May 2024

Timings

Slot 1: 9 am to 12.15 pm

Slot 2: 3 pm to 6.45 pm

Mode

Hybrid Mode ( (i.e., Computer-based Test and Pen-Paper mode)

Syllabus

On the official website (Bases on Class 12th)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

CUET 2024 Result Date

June/July 2024

Duration

Slot 1: 3 Hours 15 Minutes Slot 2: 3 Hours 45 Minutes (May vary as per the choice of sections) Slot 3: To be notified

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

All those aspirants who wish to prepare for this entrance exam are advised to check the complete exam pattern for CUET 2024. NTA will hold the CUET 2024 entrance exam in online mode. Visit CUET 2024 Exam Pattern section to view complete details about the entrance test like mode of examination, duration of exam, marking scheme, total number of questions and type of questions.

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern - UGQP01

Details

Exam Pattern

Maximum Marks

100

Total number of questions

100

Types of Questions

MCQs

Duration

2 Hours

Topics

Part A -

25 MCQs from Numerical ability, general knowledge, English

Part B -

Physics and Chemistry (25+25 MCQs)

Part III & IV are Mathematics & Biology respectively. Only one section to be attempted (25 MCQs)

CUET Exam Pattern 2024 - UGQP02

Details

Exam Pattern

Maximum Marks

100

Types of Questions

MCQs

Total number of questions

100

Duration

Two Hours

Topics

English, analytical skills, numerical aptitude/ data interpretation, general aptitude, general knowledge, reasoning

CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The National Testing Agency will release the CUET 2024 eligibility criteria along with the brochure on its official website. Before candidates apply for the exam, they are advised to read the CUET 2024 eligibility criteria carefully. Aspirants should be clear that the CUET eligibility criteria for 2024 may vary depending on the institutes and courses. Any candidate who fails to meet the CUET eligibility 2024 will be disqualified even at the later stage of admission.

 

CUET 2024 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of CUET UG courses is largely based upon the Boards/ School Curriculum taught in Class XI and XII and the subjects included are Numerical Ability/ Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics for Paper 1 (UI-QP-01: For Science UG Courses) and Numerical Ability/ Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, English for Paper 2 (UI-QP-02: For Non-Science UG Courses). 

Part

Section

Subject

Part A

 
  • English
  • Numerical Aptitude/ Data Interpretation
  • Analytical Skills
  • Reasoning
  • General Aptitude
  • General Knowledge

Part B

Section I (Physics)

  • Measurement
  • Motion in one dimension Laws of Motion
  • Motion in two dimensions,
  • Work, Power and Energy
  • Linear Momentum & collisions
  • Rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis
  • Gravitation
  • Oscillatory motion
  • Mechanics of solids and fluids
  • Heat and thermodynamics Wave
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Electromagnetic induction Ray Optics and optical instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Modern Physics
 

Section II (Chemistry)

  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Redox Reaction
  • Equilibrium and Kinetics
  • Acid-Base Concepts Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Colloids
  • Colligative Properties of Solution
  • Periodic Table Thermochemistry
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Reaction intermediates
  • Isomerism
  • Polymers
  • Carbohydrates
  • Solid State
  • Petroleum
 

Section III (Mathematics)

  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Vectors
  • Dynamics
  • Statics

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Section IV (Biology)

Zoology:

  • Origin of Life
  • Organic Evolution
  • Mechanism of Organic Evolution
  • Human Genetics and Eugenics
  • Applied Biology
  • Mammalian Anatomy
  • Animal Physiology

    Botany:
     
  • Plant Cell
  • Protoplasm
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Genetics
  • Seeds in angiosperm plants
  • Fruits
  • Cell differentiation Plant Tissue
  • Anatomy of Root
  • stem and leaf
  • Important phyla
  • Soil
  • Photosynthesis

CUET 2024 Admit Card

CUET UG city intimation slip and the CUET Admit Cards 2024 will be released before the exams. Some of the important details which will be mentioned on the admit card are:

  • Photograph and Signature
  • Name of candidate
  • Gender
  • Roll Number
  • Subject of exam
  • Duration of examination
  • Medium of examination
  • Name and address of exam center
  • Centre code
  • Reporting time

CUET 2024 Application Form

CUET 2024 registration window will be opened by the authorities once the schedule is released. The National Testing Agency will release the CUET 2024 application forms in online mode. Candidates applying for the CUET 2024 will have to register themselves at the official website and fill out the CUET application form. Once the registration process is complete, candidates will need to add their academic, personal, and contact details to the application form for CUET 2024. To complete the CUET application form 2024 aspirants will have to pay the application fee via credit card, net banking, debit card, or UPI.

CUET 2024 Application Fee (Based on Last Year)

Here’s the fee structure for different categories: 

No. of Subjects Fee for Candidates in India Fee for Candidates Outside India
General OBC- NCL/ EWS SC/ST/PwBD/Third-gender
Up to 3 subjects INR 750 INR 700 INR 650 INR 3750
Up to 7 subjects INR 1500 INR 1400 INR 1300 INR 7500
Up to 10 subjects INR 1750 INR 1650 INR 1550 INR 11000

CUET Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for CUET 2024 will be the same for all courses that are UG, PG, and other integrated courses. Thus, aspirants must get familiar with the marking scheme of CUET 2024. Having a clear understanding of the marking scheme can help students ace the exam. With a clear understanding that there is negative marking in the exam, aspirants can prepare themselves accordingly for the test and be careful while taking the exam.

Total Questions

100

Type of Questions

MCQs

Correct Answer

+1 mark

Incorrect Answer

-0.25 marks

Non-attempted questions

0 marks

Total Marks

100 marks

CUET 2024 Mock Tests

CUET mock test is the closest you can get to experiencing what a CUET Entrance Exam feels like. The CUET Mock tests help the aspirants to master a huge question bank and thus polish their aspects like speed, accuracy, and preparation level.

Mock tests help you prepare for CUET rigorously. Therefore, if you are serious about cracking the CUET 2024, then practicing more and more questions via the CUET mock test is imperative for you. This way, when you sit for the actual entrance exam, you will be confident and able to tap into your strengths to perform your best.

CUET 2024 Cut-off Marks

To qualify for the CUET entrance exam, you need to achieve a minimum score, also known as the cut-off score. This score is specified by the conducting body of the entrance test and announced on the official NTA CUET website. The CUET cut-off scores are released alongside the CUET results every year. Cut-offs differ from category to category. The merit list for the admission procedure is based on this cut-off score.

Two main factors decide the CUET cut-off score for a particular year:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam

CUET 2024 Counselling Process

The counseling process for the CUET 2024 will most probably begin after 2-3 weeks after the exams are conducted. Each participating university will conduct its own CUET counselling. All those students who pass the CUET Exam and are mentioned in the rank list will be invited to attend the CUET 2024 counselling.

To attend the CUET counselling, candidates have to first register themselves by visiting the official website of participating universities. While registering for the CUET counselling 2024, candidates have to login using their application number and password. After this candidates need to fill in their college preference and desired course.

CUET 2024 Preparation Tips from Experts

1. Make sure you are following the latest exam pattern for CUET 2024.
2. Make sure you grasp the material and exam format completely.
3. Make a study schedule that is best for you.
4. Practice as many mock tests and CUET Previous Year Question Paper as possible.
5. Take help from experts.
6. Select relevant study materials and books.
7. Prepare all of the topics in accordance with the curriculum.
8. Analyze your progress to identify weak areas.
9. Weekly mock tests should be attempted.
10. Look after your physical and mental health.

CUET Previous Year Question Papers

If you are preparing for the CUET UG exam 2024, you should definitely check the CUET Previous Year Question Paper to boost your CUET exam preparation. Solving CUET's previous year’s question paper will help you to revise all the important concepts from your CUET exam 2024 syllabus. This will help you to be well-prepared for the upcoming exams and confident to take the exam. Click on the link below to get all the details regarding the CUET previous year's question papers.

CUET Results 2024

The CUET Results 2024 will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) once the exams are conducted as per the schedule to be released at the official website of CUET NTA, cuet.samarth.ac.in. To access the CUET results 2024, students will be required to enter their login credentials and the results will be displayed on the screen. 

CUET Sample Papers

Give your CUET 2024 preparation an upgrade with Aakash BYJU’S CUET Sample Mock Test Papers. These CUET sample papers are curated keeping the CUET 2024 syllabus in mind. The CUET Sample papers will help you to prepare well for the exam. It will also help you get familiar with the question paper pattern, exam syllabus, and difficulty level of the CUET exam.

CUET Rank Predictor

The Aakash BYJU’S CUET rank predictor will help you to predict your CUET rank based on the marks you have scored. Predicting your CUET rank will help you to evaluate your performance in your CUET exam 2024.

Benefits of Aakash BYJU’S CUET Rank Predictor

  • Get an estimated rank based on your expected marks
  • Get an insight into your performance in CUET 2024
  • Helps you explore various career options well in advance

FAQ's about CUET 2024 Exam

Q1. What is the full form of CUET?
Answer: Central Universities Entrance Test is the full form of the CUET test. This admission exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate courses across the country. 

Q2. What are the CUET Cut-off marks?
Answer: 
The cut-off score may vary for each category. Students who belong to the General category have to score 55% marks for qualifying the CUET exam. Whereas, for SC/ST qualifying marks are 45% (50% marks in case of OBC category).

Q3. Which are the central universities participating in CUET 2024?
Answer: 
These are the Central Universities of Delhi, Silchar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu.

Q4. Is there negative marking in CUET 2024?
Answer: 
Yes, there is negative marking in the Central University Common Entrance Test. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Q5. Where will we be able to check the merit list of CUET 2024?
Answer: 
The candidates will be able to check the CUET merit List 2024 on the official website.

Q6. What details are mentioned on the CUET Admit Card?
Answer: 
The CUET admit card mentions details such as the name of the candidate, program applied, category, photograph of the candidate, signature of the candidate, medium of examination, exam centre address and timings of the exam.

Q7. What will be the mode of CUET 2024 exam?
Answer: 
The CUET 2024 will be conducted in online mode. Candidates are required to carry the admit card 2024 along with a valid photo ID.

Q8. What are the best books for CUET Preparation?
Answer: 
You need to be thoroughly prepared in order to achieve excellent scores in the CUET exam. While studying for English Language, logical reasoning, and the Mathematics section, you can use the following CUET Preparation books:

1. BSC Publications - Its English is simple
2. R.S Aggarwal's Nonverbal Reasoning
3. R.S. Aggarwal's Quantitative Aptitude

Q9. Who is eligible for CUET 2024?
Answer:
All candidates who have done his/her 12th class can fill out the CUET application form for admission to Undergraduate courses. Also, the candidates who have completed their graduation can apply for Post-Graduate courses

Q10. How many attempts are there in CUET?
Answer:
This year the authorities have decided to conduct the exam once a year. But from next year it can be possible that they can provide more than one chance to appear in CUET.

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