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CUET Full Form - Central Universities Common Entrance Test 2024

The full form of CUET is the Central Universities Entrance Test. For 2024, the National Testing Agency is expected to conduct the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) from May 15. This exam will bring a major change in the way admissions are done to the central universities. It will remove the tyranny of high cut-offs in universities like Delhi University, IPU CET, etc., and will bring uniformity to the admission procedure. It will also help underprivileged students to get into the choice of their college. This article provides details regarding CUET full form.

What is CUET?

Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) is a national-level entrance exam for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs courses. The exam is introduced by the University Grants Commission for admission in various central universities and colleges. The National Testing Agency and is responsible for conducting the undergraduate entrance test for all central universities for the academic session 2024-2025. 

54 Colleges and universities will be participating in CUET 2024 for admission into various courses. 

CUET Full Form 2024: List of Participating Universities

Here is the complete list of universities that would be seeking admission based on the CUET Scores (based on last year). If there will be any changes for CUET 2024, they will be updated here on the page:

Banaras Hindu University

Delhi University

Aligarh Muslim University

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jawaharlal Nehru University

University of Allahabad

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

Visva- Bharati University

North-Eastern Hill University

Manipur University

Rajiv Gandhi University

Pondicherry University

Assam University

English and Foreign Languages University

Nagaland University

Tripura University

Dr. Hari Singh Gour University

Mizoram University

Indira Gandhi National Open University

CUET 2024: Exam Summary

Have a look at the CUET 2024 Exam summary given in the table:

Full Exam Name

Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

University Level

Courses Offered


Exam Date

To be announced

Central Universities


Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Hybrid (Computer-based test/Pen & Paper)

Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions

CUET Exam Centers

554 cities across India and 13 Cities Outside-India

Mode of Counselling


Official website


CUET Full Form 2024 - Exam Pattern

Here is the complete paper pattern of CUET 2024 that every aspirant must go through before the exam to know the important exam details:

Mode of the Test

Hybrid (Computer-based test/Pen & Paper)

Test Pattern

Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions


13 languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu)


Section IA & IB: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual), Literary, and Narrative (Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary)

Section II: As per the NCERT model syllabus as applicable to Class XII only

Section III: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning 

CUET 2024: Application Fee

CUET 2024 Application Fee can be paid through debit/credit/net banking or Challan of SBI bank. Candidates can pay the application fee online or offline mode. 


Payment through online/debit/credit card

Payment through Challan

Application Fees*

Application Fee

Bank Commission

Total Fee to be paid


To be announced

To be announced

To be announced

To be announced


To be announced

To be announced

To be announced


Exempted from Application Fee

CUET 2024: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to appear for the CUET 2023 Exam need to meet the required eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency for admission to Undergraduate (UG) & Postgraduate Courses (PG). 

CUET 2024: Educational Qualification

The academic qualifications for Undergraduate Courses, Post Graduate Courses, and Ph.D. Programs are different for each course. Check the complete details here:


Academic Qualification


The student must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in class 12th for General category candidates and 45% marks for SC/ST candidates.

Post Graduate

The student must have scored a minimum of 55% (General category) and 50% (SC/ST/OBC/PWD category) in Graduation Degree. In some places, there is a different cut off for the OBC candidate students. 

PhD Programme

The candidate must have a post-graduate degree in the particular stream with a minimum of 55% marks for general candidates, 50% marks for OBC candidate and 45% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidate.

CUET 2024: Application Form

Given below is the step-by-step process on how to fill the CUET 2024 Application form:

  • Visit CUET website at cuet.samarth.ac.in 
  • Use CUET login to fill in details in the application form
  • Upload the photo, signature, and Class 12 mark sheet
  • Verify all the details carefully
  • Make the fee payment
  • Print out the CUET confirmation page

CUET 2024: UG Integrated Courses


CUET Syllabus

English Language

  1. Comprehension Passages- To test their understanding of a passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc
  2. Fundamentals of grammar- incorrect sentences, filling blanks in sentences with appropriate words,
  3. Vocabulary- synonyms, antonyms

Numerical Ability

  1. Areas like arithmetic
  2. Number system
  3. Basics of algebra
  4. Modern maths

General Awareness and Current Affairs

  1. Static general knowledge
  2. Current Affairs (national & international current affairs)

Logical & Analytical Reasoning

  1. Syllogisms
  2. Logical sequences
  3. Analogies
  4. Series
  5. Directions
  6. Cocks & calendars
  7. Seating Arrangements
  8. Puzzles

CUET 2024 Admit Card

CUET 2024 Admit Cards will be released at the official website and the CUET exam dates have still not been announced yet. CUET Admit Card will contain details such as exam centre address, exam timings, application number, and course applied for. Students need to carry the CUET 2024 Admit Card along with a valid photo ID to the examination hall. 

CUET 2024: Reservation

CUET 2023 provides relaxation to the SC/ST, OBC, and PwD category. Here is the break-up



Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy) (OBC)


Persons with Disability (PWD)


FAQs About CUET Exam

Question: What is the full form of CUET?
Answer: The full form of CUET is Central Universities Entrance Test. CUET is a national-level entrance exam for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs courses.

Question: Is CUET Government or Private?
Central Universities Entrance Test also known as CUET is a national-level examination conducted every year by National Testing Agency.

Question: What is the use of the CUET Score?
The CUET score will help you to get admission to UG, PG, and Research Program offered by the participating universities and colleges.

Question: How many attempts are there in CUET?
This time the commission has 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.

Question: Is the 12th percentage required for CUET?
Answer: Candidates for admission in Undergraduate courses must have passed 10+2 or 10+3 diploma approved by the State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% marks. The SC/ST candidates must have passed Class 12th with 50% marks.

Question: What details will be there on CUET 2024 Admit Card?
Answer: The CUET Admit Card will contain details such as exam centre address, exam timings, application number, and course applied for. Students need to carry the CUET 2024 Admit Card along with a valid photo ID to the examination hall. 

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