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CUET 2024 Exam Dates [Out Now],Registration Form, Seats & Participating Colleges

Author : Aparna

Updated On : November 30, 2023


Overview: Dive deep into the details of CUET 2024 and get an in-depth understanding of the exam. Learn about its significance, upcoming events, and what it takes to prepare for this exam! Set yourself up for a successful academic journey! 

The world of higher education is filled with various entrance examinations, each aiming to assess the suitability of students for specific courses and institutions. 

Among these stands the Common University Entrance Test or CUET 2024, a test that holds significant importance for 12th-class students seeking UG admissions in some of India's most reputed central, state, private and deemed universities.

This guide aims to provide a comprehensive overview of CUET 2024, from its core aspects to its diminutive details. 

What is CUET 2024?

CUET full form is the “Common University Entrance Test”.

CUET 2024 exam is for what purpose?

CUET is a centralized examination designed to evaluate candidates for undergraduate programs offered by more than 250+ CUET-participating universities.  

It streamlines the admission process by offering a single test that numerous universities recognize, eliminating the need for multiple tests for different institutions. 

CUET exam duration for the academic year 2024 will be notified later. As per last year’s data, the exam will likely be conducted in 3 slots. 

Check: Why CUET 2024 Exam Is Important?

How many times is the CUET exam held in a year?

The exam is conducted once a year.

CUET 2024 Latest News

NTA CUET 2024 exam updates are as follows -

  1. NTA released the CUET 2024 UG and PG examination calendar on September 19. Continue reading to know the dates! 
  2. The Central Sanskrit University is currently finalizing the admissions for the new students who have been admitted on the basis of the CUET UG 2024 score. The central university is updating counselling lists (for all levels) on the official website. 
  3. The university is offering 4 UG courses under CUET UG 2024. The courses are 5-year Integrated BA LLB (Hons), 4-year BSc agriculture, 4-year Integrated BA BEd and 4-year Integrated BSc BEd. 
  4. The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) released the second seat allotment list for undergraduate (UG) admission for regular students on August 11. Students who registered for the varsity will be able to check the list at the official BHU website. 

Check: CUET 2024 Correction Window

CUET 2024 Exam Dates Out Now [Check Here]

NTA released the examination calendar for CUET UG and PG 2024 on September 19, 2023. 

The tentative CUET dates are as follows -  

Events  CUET UG exam date 
CUET 2024 Notification Release Date  February 2024 
CUET 2024 Application Form Release Date  February 2024 
CUET 2024 Application Form Last Date  March 2024 
CUET 2024 Application Fee Last Date  March 2024 
CUET 2024 Correction Window  April 2024 
CUET 2024 Registration Reopened  April 2024 
CUET 2024 Correction Window  May 2024 
CUET 2024 Exam City Announcement  May 2024 
CUET 2024 Admit Card Release Date May 2024 
CUET 2024 Exam Date [UG]  May 15 to May 31, 2024 (Announced)
CUET 2024 Exam Date [PG]  March 11 to March 28, 2024 (Announced)
Release of Provisional CUET 2024 Answer Key  June 2024 
CUET 2024 Answer Key Challenge Window  June 2024 
CUET 2024 Final Answer Key  July 2024 
CUET 2024 Result Date (Out)  July 2024 

Is the CUET exam tough?

The exam is relatively easy when compared to exams like NEET and JEE Mains. 

Read more: Which one is Tough CUET or JEE?

Last Year’s CUET Important Statistics 

Let’s check the number of students who took part in the CUET exam last year.  

  • Number of Applicants: The number tends to fluctuate each year, but recent years have witnessed a substantial increase, with over lakhs of students competing. 
  • Acceptance Rate: As with any competitive examination, CUET 2024 is the second largest exam with a strict acceptance rate, especially in colleges like DU, BHU, JMI etc., usually hovering around a small percentage of the total applicants in these top universities. 

CUET Registration Statistics for the Last Academic Year 2022-23

Parameters  2023  2022 
Number of Registrations  13.99 lakhs  9.68 Lakhs 
Female Candidates  6.51 Lakhs  4.34 Lakhs 
Male Candidates  7.48 Lakhs  5.56 Lakhs 
ST Registrations  95,119  58,881 
SC Registrations  1,40,307  10,39,31 
OBC-NCL Registrations  4,61,022  3,17,598 
EWS Registrations  60,611  52,299 
Open Category Registrations  6,42,443  4,60,202 
Number of Universities  242  90 

In spite of getting 28 lakh applications for 73 of its UG degrees, the University of Delhi remains the people's 1st choice. 

Check: CUET PG Registration 2024

Top University Registrations Through CUET

The top 5 most popular universities in the CUET 2023 are as follows - 

  • BHU (8.8 lakhs) 
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (4.1 lakhs) 
  • University of Allahabad (3.1 lakhs) 
  • Jamia Milia Islamia (2.6 lakhs) 

Courses Offered Through CUET 2024 

Often, people ask? CUET exam for which course?

The CUET 2024 is a doorway to a multitude of courses ranging from arts, science, and commerce to specialized disciplines.

Some of the most sought-after courses include: 

Top 10 CUET Courses List UG for Science 

  • B.SC (IT)

  • B.SC and B.SC (Hons) in various specializations
  • M.Sc (IT)
  • Integrated B.SC + B.Ed
  • Biological Science
  • B.Sc (Hons) - B.T
  • B.Sc. /Dual Degree
  • B.Sc.-B.Ed
  • Integrated B.Sc+M.Sc
  • Integrated Nursing

Check: CUET Courses 2024

Top 10 CUET Courses list UG for Commerce  

  • B.Com & B.Com (H) in various specializations

  • BBA (E-Commerce)
  • Integrated - Bachelors
  • Integrated - UG [MBA(ECommerce)-5 years
  • BMS
  • B.Com-LLB
  • FYUGP Under NEP 2020
  • B.Com + CA
  • Master's Degree in Commerce
  • B.Com (F.M)

Top 10 CUET Courses list UG for Arts  

  • B.A in various specializations

  • BPA
  • M.Lib.Sc
  • MFA
  • MA (Pol. Sc)
  • BFAD
  • B.Voc in various specializations
  • B.Ed
  • BALLB (Hons)
  • BVA

Top 10 CUET Courses list UG for Engineering  

  • Lateral Entry to B.Tech
  • B.Tech in various specializations
  • B.E
  • Integrated (B.Tech+M.Tech)
  • Integrated - UG (B.Tech)
  • B.Tech/BTech (Hons)
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • B.Tech (ME-PE)
  • B.Tech Civil
  • BCA (Hons)/ (Hons) with research) industry embedded program

Check: CUET PG Admit Card 2024

CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria [UG & PG]

CUET 2024 UG Eligibility Criteria

  • For appearing in the CUET (UG), there is no age limit for the candidates.  

  • The candidates who have passed the class 12 /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2023, irrespective of their age, can appear in the CUET (UG) - 2024 examination.  

However, the candidates will be required to fulfil the age criteria (if any) of the University / Institution / Organization in which they are desirous of taking admission. 

CUET 2024 PG Eligibility Criteria

  • For appearing in the CUET (PG) 2024, there is no age limit for the candidates. 

  • The candidates who have passed the bachelor's degree/equivalent examination or are appearing in 2024, irrespective of their age, can appear in the CUET (PG) 2024 examination.  

Check: CUET Eligibility Criteria 2024

However, the candidates will be required to fulfil the age criteria of the University (if any) in which they are desirous of taking admission. 

CUET 2024 Registration Process

  • Visit the CUET UG 2024 official website.  
  • Select the "click here to apply" link on the official website, and the CUET online registration window will appear on the screen. 
  • The fields for name, mobile number, and email ID frequently asked during registration will show on the screen once you click the "new register" button. Ensure you fill them accurately.  
  • After successful registration, you will receive the username and password to the provided mobile number and email. 
  • It is best to accurately complete all required fields, such as qualification details, communication information, parent information, exam centre preferences, and category. 
  • The following step is to upload your picture, signature, and any other necessary papers by the official announcement or website guidelines. 
  • When finished, choose "save & proceed" to access the online form after selecting. 
  • Preview your application form; once you cross-check the form, pay the application fee required as per your category by clicking the "make payment" button to complete the registration process.  

CUET 2024 Application Fees

Number of Subjects  General (UR)  OBC (NCL)/EWS  SC/ST/PwBD/Third gender  International Candidates 
Upto 03 Subjects  ₹ 750/-  ₹ 700/-  ₹ 650/-  ₹ 3,750/- 
Upto 07 Subjects  ₹ 1,500/-  ₹ 1,400/-  ₹ 1,300/-  ₹ 7,500/- 
Upto 10 Subjects  ₹ 1,750/-  ₹ 1,650/-  ₹ 1,550/-  ₹ 11,000/- 

Check: CUET Participating Colleges 2024

CUET 2024 Admit Card/Hall Ticket

Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination hall. 

The admit card for CUET can be downloaded from the official website a few weeks before the examination. 

It contains essential details like the exam centre, timings, instructions etc.  

Read more: Self-Declaration Form CUET 2024

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

Mode of the Test  Computer Based Test-CBT 
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 ) 
Exam Pattern  Language, Domain Specific Subject and General Test 
Syllabus Language  Language: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative), Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary 
Syllabus Domain Subject  Domain Subject: As per the Class 12 syllabus, only
Syllabus General Test  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 

Check: CUET Exam Pattern 2024 [UG & PG]

CUET 2024 Marking Scheme

  • Correct answer: Five marks (+5)  
  • Incorrect answer: minus one mark (-1)  
  • Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given: no mark (0) 

Check: CUET Marking Scheme 2024

CUET 2024 Syllabus [Section-Wise]

Knowing the syllabus plays a vital part in your preparation. NTA has released the syllabus for every language, domain and GT with units and important sub-units in the form of a PDF on the official website. 

It is expected that the CUET Syllabus 2024 will include the following sections: 

  • Section 1 (A & B): Language 
  • Section 2: Domain-Specific Subject 
  • Section 3: General Test 

CUET 2024 Books and Preparation Tips 

Section 1: Language

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi 
  • English Grammer and Composition by Wren and Martin 
  • English Grammer and Composition by Arihant 

Section 2: Domain Subjects 

  • NCERT Text Books 
  • Goyals Target CUET Section II By Goyal Brothers Prakashan 
  • Oswaal NTA CUET (UG) Sample Papers by Oswaal Editiorial Board 

Check: CUET Sample Papers

Section 3: General Test 

  • How to Crack Test of Arithmetic by Arihant publication 
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma 
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Dr R S Aggarwal 

Check: What is a General Test In CUET 2024? 

CUET 2024 Preparation Tips

  1. For the quantitative section, revise all 8th, 9th, and 10th-level mathematics concepts, as questions in this section are usually taken from those topics. 
  2. To improve your English, make a habit of reading the newspaper regularly. Take note of hard words and their meanings in a notebook for review.
  3. Practice logical reasoning questions found at the end of textbooks to improve your speed and accuracy.
  4. Puzzle-related questions can be solved to develop your problem-solving skills. 
  5. Taking at least two cuet mock tests each week is essential in order to assess your preparation levels. 
  6. For domain-specific sections, be sure to read through your NCERT textbooks thoroughly. 

Check: CUET Preparation Books 2024

CUET 2024 Exam Centres 

Don't worry if you've enrolled for the CUET 2024 exam and are unsure of how to access your cuet exam centre

Here is a step-by-step manual to assist you: 

  • Visit the official CUET 2024 website, cuet.samarth.ac.in and log in using your CUET 2024 application number, password, and security pin. 
  • Upon logging in, you can access your exam city intimation slip. 
  • Ensure you have correctly selected your preferred cities while filling out your application. 

Last year, in addition to 285 cities in India, the CUET (UG) - 2023 examination was also conducted in 23 cities outside India in Manama, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuwait City, Ottawa, Oslo, Port Louis, Sydney, Moscow, Vienna, Washington DC. 

Check: How do you check CUET exam centres?

CUET 2024 Answer Key

After the Common Universities Entrance Test, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will publish the final answer key in about 20 days. 

The CUET Answer Key 2024 will be made available by NTA in two stages:

  • Provisional answer key
  • Official answer key 

After the exam, the authorities will reveal the tentative/ provisional answer key.

You can check all the answers using the provisional answer key and submit objections if you notice any errors. 

Authorities will consider the complaints voiced and change the answers as needed before publishing the complete answer key.

You should know that you cannot object to the final answer key. 

Check: CUET Answer Key 2024

CUET 2024 Result 

The CUET result is announced on the official website, where candidates can check their scores and rank. 

  • Visit the official website of CUET - https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/
  • Enter the required credentials and view your scorecard. 

Let’s check the last year’s CUET result statistics.

Sub Code  Subject  100_%_tile  95_Above  Total in Subject 
101  English  5,685  43,248  7,19,878 
102  Hindi  102  11,788  2,01,439 
103  Assamese  92  1,254 
104  Bengali  18  137  2,206 
105  Gujarati  117 
106  Kannada  154 
107  Malayalam  112  1,571 
108  Marathi  20  262 
109  Odia  27  506 
110  Punjabi  55  828 
111  Tamil  117  2,102 
112  Telugu  94  1,500 
113  Urdu  24  430  7,894 
201  Arabic  20  43  702 
202  Bodo  22 
203  Chinese  65 
204  Dogri  81 
205  French  39  656 
206  German  21  321 
207  Italian  29 
208  Japanese  10  188 
209  Kashmiri  12  152 
210  Konkani 
211  Maithili  43 
212  Manipuri  20  145 
213  Nepali  34 
214  Persian  164 
215  Russian  30 
216  Santhali  39  643 
217  Sindhi 
218  Spanish  13  220 
219  Tibetan  22 
220  Sanskrit  71  283  4,729 
301  Accountancy  1,074  9,205  1,55,347 
302  Agriculture  15  2,757  51,913 
303  Anthropology  118  2,328 
304  Biology  4,850  18,405  2,94,206 
305  Business Studies  2,357  9,908  1,68,052 
306  Chemistry  233  25,821  5,04,496 
307  Environmental Studies  772  15,204 
308  Computer Science  51  4,469  83,126 
309  Economics / Business Economics  2836  11,390  1,86,855 
310  Engineering Graphics  429  7,927 
311  Entrepreneurship  80  632  11,612 
312  Fine Arts  153  1,019  14,439 
313  Geography  389  4,674  84,385 
314  History  1,361  8,289  1,47,438 
315  Home Science  27  829  15,472 
316  Knowledge TraditionPractices India  81  1,303 
317  Legal Studies  129  1,888  34,122 
318  Mass Media  13  526  9,318 
319  Mathematics  251  19,439  3,79,027 
320  Performing Arts - (Dance, Drama, and Music)  138  2,717 
321  Physical Education  36  4,715  87,018 
322  Physics  83  24,631  4,82,239 
323  Political Science  1,796  8,684  1,54,638 
324  Psychology  978  1,793  26,929 
325  Sanskrit  41  267  4,343 
326  Sociology  47  1,936  35,414 
327  Teaching Aptitude  921  16,070 
501  General Test  36  34,405  6,71,574 

Check: CUET Subject List 2024 

CUET 2024 Counselling Process

Each participating university will conduct a separate counselling process after the CUET exam.

You must visit the institute's official website and register to participate in the CUET Counselling Process

  • You need to carry the following documents at the time of counselling." Each university participating in the CUET will have a separate counselling process.
  • To participate, you must first visit the institute's website and register.
  • At the time of registration, be sure to select the program of your choice. 

Read more: CUET Documents Required

When attending counselling, make sure you have the necessary documents with you, which includes;

  • CUET admit card 
  • Class 10 Mark sheets 
  • Class 12 Mark sheets 
  • CUET 2024 Scorecard 
  • Graduation Certificates 
  • Category certificate (if applicable) 
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Medical certificate (for PwD category) 

Check: CUET City Intimation Slip 2024

CUET 2024 Participating Universities

You can apply to more than 250+ CUET-participating universities, clearing the Common University Entrance Test with valid scores.

Let's take a look at the top 5 NTA CUET College List 2024 and its Admission Policy: 

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) - NIRF Ranking (2) 
  2. Jamia Millia Islamia- NIRF Ranking (3) 
  3. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) - NIRF Ranking (6) 
  4. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) - NIRF Ranking (11) 
  5. Delhi University (DU) - NIRF Ranking (13) 

Check: CUET University List 2024

CUET 2024 Admission Policy

  1. The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is being introduced for admission into all UG Programs in all Central Universities for the Academic session 2024-25 under the Ministry of Education (MoE).
  2. The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from rural and other remote areas and help establish better connections with the Universities. 
  3. A single examination will enable the candidates to cover a wide outreach and be part of the admissions process to various Central, State, Private and Deemed Universities. 
  4. The role of NTA is confined to registering candidates, conducting the test, hosting answer keys, inviting challenges, finalizing answer keys, preparing and declaring results and hosting scorecards. 
  5. The merit list will be prepared by participating Universities/ organizations.
  6. Universities may conduct individual counselling based on the CUET (UG) scorecard provided by NTA. 

Check: Is CUET 2024 Compulsory for Government Colleges?


The Common University Entrance Test is a remarkable initiative by NTA that enables students to pursue higher education in premier institutions through a unified testing system. A well-structured preparation strategy coupled with dedication can help candidates achieve their academic aspirations by studying in top CUET 2024 participating universities in India! 

Check: CUET VS JEE Mains, which is tough?

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times is the CUET exam conducted in a year?

What are the latest updates and news regarding CUET 2024?

When is the CUET 2024 exam scheduled to take place?

Is the CUET exam difficult compared to other competitive exams like NEET and JEE Mains?

What were the registration statistics for CUET in the last academic year?

Can you provide a list of the top universities participating in CUET?

How can I download the CUET 2024 admit card, and what information does it contain?

How can I apply for the CUET 2024 exam, and what are the application fees?