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CUET Exam Day Instructions 2024: Key Instructions to follow

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : November 17, 2023


Overview: Master the essential protocols for the CUET examination day Instructions 2024 with our comprehensive guide. Reading this article ensures a smooth test experience, free from last-minute uncertainties and oversights. 

Just as the preparation leading up to the CUET exam is crucial, understanding and adhering to the day-of instructions is equally paramount.

These instructions can include important documents, dress code and much more!

This comprehensive guide ensures that you’re well-prepared for the exam day and can tackle it with ease and confidence. 

CUET Exam Day Instructions 2024 

Beyond the preparation, knowing the protocols and guidelines for the exam day can make a significant difference in the aspirant's overall experience. 

CUET Exam 2024 Date and Slots 

The CUET exam date is as follows -

Name of the Examination  Dates of Examination 
Common University Entrance Test-UG 2024 (CUET-UG)  Between 15th May 2024 and 31st May 2024 
Common University Entrance Test-PG 2024 (CUET-PG)  Between 11th March 2024 and 28th March 2024 

The CUET exam slots are listed below - 

Slot  Slot Timing  Reporting  Gate Closing Timing 
Slot 1  09:00 AM to 12:15 PM  8:00 AM  8:30 AM 
Slot 2  3 PM to 06:45 PM  1:20 PM  2:30 PM 

Check: CUET courses

CUET Exam Day Instructions 2024: Before the Exam Day 


Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time i.e. 2 hours before commencement of the examination. 

2. Avoid delays reaching the exam hall

  • Candidates should take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time due to any reason i.e. traffic jam, train/bus delay, etc., they are likely to miss some of the important instructions to be announced in the Examination Rooms/Halls.
  • The NTA shall not be responsible for any delay. 

3. Admit Card

  • The candidate must show, on-demand, the Admit Card downloaded/printed from the NTA website for admission in the examination room/hall.
  • The Test Centre Staff on duty are authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and confirm the identity credentials. Candidates are requested to extend their full cooperation.
  • A candidate who does not possess a valid Admit Card and authorized Photo ID shall not be permitted to take the examination under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent. 

Check: CUET physics syllabus

CUET Exam Day Instructions 2024: During the exam 

1. Seating arrangements

  • A seat indicating Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate.
  • Candidates should find and sit in their allocated seats only.
  • In case a candidate ventures to change his/her seat and does not sit on the seat allotted to him/her could face cancellation of candidature.
  • No plea would be entertained in this regard. 

2. Follow instructions by Invigilator

  • The candidate should ensure that the Question Paper available on the computer is as per his/her opted subject indicated in the Admit Card.
  • In case the subject of the Question Paper is other than his/her opted subject, the same may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned. 

Check: CUET Exam Pattern

3. Rough Work

  • After completing the test, candidates must turn in their rough sheets to the invigilator who is on duty in the examination room or hall.
  • All computations and writing must be done on the Rough Sheets provided at the test centre. 

4. Seek Help

  • The candidates may approach the Centre Superintendent/Invigilator in the room for any technical assistance, first aid emergency, or any other information during the course of the examination.
  • For any queries or issues regarding the Computer Based Test, the candidates may contact the Helpline Numbers available on the NTA website. 
  • In case a candidate, by furnishing false information, appears in more than one shift/date, his candidature will be cancelled, and his result will not be declared. 

Note: Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the Centre on the Date, Tests/ Subjects and Timing of Examination as indicated in their Admit Card issued by the NTA. 

Check: Previous year CUET question papers

CUET Exam Day Instructions 2024: Important Note 

  • For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of the test for any reason, a re-test shall not be held by the NTA under any circumstances. 
  • Under no circumstances the choice of cities for the Centre and Timing of Examination provided in the Admit Card be changed. 

CUET Exam Day Instructions 2024: Necessary Documents and Materials 

Candidates MUST bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test Centre.

Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination. 

  • Print a copy of the Admit Card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA Website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in. 
  • One passport-size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the Attendance Sheet at the Centre during the examination. 
  • Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid, and non-expired) – School Identity Card/ PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ Class 12 Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph. 
  • PwBD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under the PwBD category

Check: CUET Chemistry Syllabus

What is considered as an Unfair Means of practice during CUET? 

  • Being in possession of any item or article which has been prohibited or can be used for unfair practices including any stationery item, communication device, accessories, eatable items, ornaments, or any other material or information relevant or not relevant to the examination in the paper concerned; 
  • Using someone to write an examination (impersonation) or preparing material for copying;
  • Breaching examination rules or any direction issued by NTA in connection with CUET (UG) - 2023 examination from time to time; 
  • Assisting other candidates to engage in malpractices, giving or receiving assistance of any kind directly or indirectly or attempting to do so; 
  • Contacting or communicating or trying to do so with any person, other than the Examination Staff, during the examination time in the Examination Centre; 
  • Threatening any of the officials connected with the conduct of the examination or threatening any of the candidates; 
  • Using or attempting to use any other undesirable method or means in connection with the examination; 
  • Manipulation and fabrication of online documents viz. Admit Card, Rank Letter, Self Declaration, etc.; 
  • Forceful entry in /exit from Examination Centre/Hall; 
  • Use or attempt to use an electronic device after entering the Examination Centre; 
  • Affixing/uploading of wrong/morphed photographs/signatures on the Application Form/Admit Card/Proforma; 
  • Creating obstacles in the smooth and fair conduct of the examination. 
  • Any other malpractices declared as Unfair Means by the NTA. 

Check: CUET GK Questions

Punishment for using unfair means practices 

If a candidate indulges in any of the above or similar practices during the course of, before, or after the examination, he/she shall be deemed to have used unfair practices and thus shall be booked under the UNFAIR MEANS (UFM) case.

The candidate will be debarred for 3 years in the future and shall also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action deemed fit. 

Check: CUET Economics Questions

Do’s and Don’t during CUET Exam 

Check what to carry to your exam hall.  

Things to Carry  Things to not to Carry 
Print the admit card, then fill in the designated spaces with your self-declaration.  Any type of gadget or electronic device. 
Carry any legitimate ID evidence with your admit card for verification purposes.  Wallets or purses. 
It is also necessary to have a photo with you so that it can be pasted on the attendance sheet during the test.  White paper that is either blank or printed. 
It is required of PwDB candidates to bring a valid medical certificate to the testing location.  Any type of jewellery, including necklaces, chains, earrings, bangles, nose pins, hair bands, and so forth. 
 Students need to remember that the pen they will be using needs to be transparent as well.  Put on shoes or sandals 

Check: CUET Marks vs Rank

Key Takeaways: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the exam centre's location in advance. 
  • Ensure you have all the necessary documents listed in the article. 
  • Arrive early to arrange seating arrangements and settle in. 
  • Strictly avoid carrying or using prohibited electronic devices. 
  • After completing the test, follow the correct procedure for submitting your answers. 
  • Await results on the official website and know the process for any potential queries or concerns. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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