CUET 2024 Exam Date Out, Check How and From When You can Apply?

Name of the examCUET 2024
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination ModeOnline
PurposeTo select candidates for admission into various UG programs in all central universities
Mode of applicationOnline
Score ValidityFor one year
Official Website

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released official notifications for CUET 2024. It is an entrance exam to shortlist candidates for admission into a large number of UG Programmes in all Central Universities for the academic session 2024-25.

The exam will be conducted in online mode and those who want to apply must submit the application form online. There is no age limit to apply for this test. Aspirants must check the eligibility criteria carefully before submitting the form.

CUET 2024 Important Dates

Main EventsTentative Dates
Starting of online application form submission2nd week of February 2024
Last date to submit the application form2nd week of March 2024
Last date to pay the application fee2nd week of March 2024
Correction Window3rd week of March 2024
Announcement of examination cityLast week of April 2024
Release of the admit card2nd week of May 2024
Date of ExaminationCUET UG 2024: Between 15th May, 2024 and 31st May, 2024
CUET PG 2024: Between 11th March, 2024 and 28th March, 2024
Display of the answer keysJune 2024
Result DeclarationJune 2024

Universities Accepting CUET Scores

CUET score is accepted by the following universities to select candidates for admission.

  1. Aligarh Muslim University
  2. Assam University
  3. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
  4. Banaras Hindu University
  5. Central University of Andhra Pradesh
  6. Central University of South Bihar
  7. Central University of Gujarat
  8. Central University of Haryana
  9. Central University of Himachal Pradesh
  10. Central University of Jammu
  11. Central University of Karnataka
  12. Central University of Kashmir
  13. Central University of Kerala
  14. Central University of Odisha
  15. Central University of Punjab
  16. Central University of Rajasthan
  17. Central University of Tamil Nadu
  18. Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya
  19. Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
  20. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
  21. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
  22. Jamia Millia Islamia
  23. Jawaharlal Nehru University

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CUET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

It is the duty of candidates to make sure that they meet all the required eligibility criteria for CUET before submitting the form. Please go through the following points to understand important factors about the eligibility criteria.

  • All universities participating in the CUET exam are free to have their own eligibility criteria.
  • The weightage of the CUET in the admission process is also a decision of the participating universities.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age limit to apply for CUET.
  • Only appearing for the exam or scoring passing marks doesn’t guarantee admission. To get admission, you need to fulfill the rest of the eligibility criteria as decided by the universities. 

CUET 2024 Application Form

Here is the step-by-step process to submit the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) application form.

  • First of all, you need to visit the official website of CUET i.e.
  • On the official website, you must choose the registration option.
  • At the time of registration, you should provide a few basic details like Name, date of birth, email address, phone number, etc.
  • After registration, you can sign in with your email address and password.
  • Once logged in, the main application form will display on your screen. Here, you must provide your complete educational, personal, and contact details.
  • Along with the details, you must upload the scanned images of the following details.
    • A recent passport-size photograph of the candidate – Should be in JPG/ JPEG format and 10 KB to 200 KB in size.
    • Signature of the candidate – in JPG/ JPEG format and 4 KB to 30 KB in size.
    • Category Certificate – 50 KB to 300 KB in PDF format.
    • PwBD Certificate (if applicable) – 50 KB to 300 KB in PDF format.
  • In the next step, you must pay the required application fee as per your category.
  • Finally, take a printout of the application form submitted and keep it safe for future reference. 

Application Fee

The application fee depends on the number of subjects chosen by the candidates.

Number of SubjectsCentres in India  Centres Outside India
GeneralOBCSC/ ST/ PwBD/ Third Gender
Up to 3 subjectsRs. 750/-Rs. 700/-Rs. 650/-Rs. 3750/-
Up to 7 subjectsRs. 1500/-Rs. 1400/-Rs. 1300/-Rs. 7500/-
Up to 10 subjectsRs. 1750/-Rs. 1650/-Rs. 1550/-Rs. 11000/-

Mode of payment – Aspirants can pay the application fee online using a credit card, debit card, internet banking, and UPI.

Admit Card

  • The admit card for the CUET examination will be released online through the official website of NTA.
  • To download the admit card, candidates will have to enter their details such as registration number, etc.
  • The admit card contains vital information such as the candidate’s name, photograph, signature, roll number, examination centre details, and important instructions to be followed during the examination.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates must carry any one of the following documents (in original) at the time of the exam – 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.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without an admit card. 

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

The pattern of the CUET 2024 examination is given below.

  • Mode of examination – Online (Computer Based Test)
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Language of questions – 13 languages (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu )
  • Marking Pattern – +5 for every correct answer
  • Negative Marking – 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer. 
SectionSubjects/ TestsNumber of questions
Section 1 A – LanguagesThere are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen.40 questions out of 50
Section 1 B – LanguagesThere are 20 Languages. Any of these languages may be chosen
Section 2 – DomainThere are 27 Domains specific subjects being offered under this section35/40 questions out of 45/50
Section 3 – General TestGK, Current Affairs, etc.50 questions out of 60


The subject-wise syllabus of the CUET is explained below.

  • Language – Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, and Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary.
  • Domain Subject – Depends on the subjects that you will select.
  • General Test – General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/ algebra geometry/ mensuration/ stat), Logical and Analytical Reasoning.

Recommended Books

Here are some of the best books recommended for the preparation of your NTA CUET UG 2024 exam.

  • For English – Objective General English by SP Bakshi, English Grammar and Composition by Arihant, Brush up Your English by ST Imam
  • For Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness – Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Agarwal, General Knowledge by Arihant, Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts.
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning – Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal, Data Interpretation by RS Agarwal
  • For Economics – Indian Economy by Uma, Kapila
  • For Mathematics – The seven volumes in Arihant’s Mathematics Skills series
  • Physics – Understanding Physics (set of 5 books) by D.C. Pandey
  • For Chemistry – Physical Chemistry by Dr. RK Gupta, Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon, Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • For Biology – Biology @your Fingertips by Rahul Chawla

Answer Key

  • The NTA will display the Provisional Answer Key of the questions on its website.
  • NTA will also provide an opportunity for the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Keys with a non-refundable online payment of ₹ 200/- per question.
  • The subject experts will examine all the challenges received and then a final answer key will be released.
  • The result will be prepared on the basis of the final answer key. 

CUET 2024 Result

  • NTA will publish the result on its official website soon after releasing the final answer key.
  • Each candidate who will appear for CUET will receive an individual score based on their performance in the exam.
  • The result will also include the overall ranking of all the candidates, based on their scores in the CUET.
  • Based on the CUET result, participating universities will prepare merit lists listing the candidates in order of their overall ranking.
  • Please note that NTA has no role in the preparation of merit lists.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many subjects can I choose for the CUET exam?

You can choose up to 10 subjects for the examination.

Can I appear for the CUET exam more than once?

Yes, there is no limit on the number of attempts for this exam.

What is the validity of the CUET score?

The CUET score will remain valid for 1 year only.

Is there any negative marking in the CUET 2024 exam?

Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

When will the CUET 2024 exam take place?

CUET UG exam in 2024 will be held between 15th May, 2024 and 31st May, 2024.

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