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CUCET 2018: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus

 Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) organized jointly by the eight central universities together is a national level entrance test for admission into the UG/Integrated Programme, Post Graduate Programme and Research Programme in various educational and professional fields respectively in 8 Central Universities as Central University of Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Jammu, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The examination shall be conducted in the first week of June 2018. Candidates can check all the eligibility criteria, application procedure, important dates, results etc. below.

Important Dates

Online Application Form First week of April 2018
Last Date of Online Submission First week of May 2018
Last date to accept the fee First week of May 2018
Admit Card Availability Date Third week of May 2018
Date of Entrance Exam First week of June 2018
Result Announced Third week of June 2018

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Eligibility Criteria

Universities   Programmes  Eligibility
Haryana PG Programmes Bachelor’s degree
M.Phil Programme Master’s degree with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD)
Ph. D Programs M.Phil degree or
Qualified: UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET or SLET (Equivalent to NET/JRF as per UGC norms) or a holder of Teacher Fellowship or
Teacher in a constituent/affiliated college/department of the university & research experience for at least two years or
Is an in-service candidate with three years’ experience and has master’s degree with at least 55% of marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in the relevant subjects.
Jammu PG Programmes Bachelor’s Degree
M.Phil/ Ph. D Programs Master’s degree
Jharkhand Integrated Programs 10 +2 or equivalent examination
PG Programmes Bachelor’s Degree
Ph. D Programs Master’s degree
Kashmir Integrated Programs 10 +2 or equivalent examination
PG Programmes Bachelor’s Degree
M.Phil/ Ph. D Programs Master’s degree
Kerala UG Programmes 10 +2 examination
Age Limit: The candidates should not exceed 19 years of age as on 1 July, 2017.
PG Programmes Bachelor’s Degree
Age Limit: Candidates should not exceed 25 years of age as on 1 July, 2017.
Punjab PG Programmes (M.Sc/M.Pharm/M.A/M.Tech) Bachelor’s Degree
M.Phil Programmes Master’s degree
PG Diploma Programmes Bachelor’s Degree/ Master’s degree
Rajasthan Integrated Programs 10 +2 or equivalent examination
PG Programmes Bachelor’s Degree
Ph. D Programs Master’s degree
Tamil Nadu Integrated Programs 10+2 or equivalent examination
PG Programmes Bachelor’s Degree
Ph. D Programs Master’s degree

CUCET Application Fee

Category Online Application & payment through online/debit/credit card Online Application & payment through Challan
Application Fee Application Fee Bank Commission Total Payment to be deposited in SBI
General/OBC Candidates Rs.600 for One PU Rs.600 Rs.50 Rs.650 for one PU
Rs.700 for two PUs  Rs.700  Rs.50 Rs.750 for two PUs
Rs.800 for three PUs Rs.800  Rs.50 Rs.850 for three PUs
SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs.250 for One PU Rs.250 Rs.50 Rs.300 for one PU
Rs.300 for two PUs Rs.300 Rs.50 Rs.350 for two PUs
Rs.350 for two PUs Rs.350 Rs.50 Rs.400 for three PUs

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Papers: Question paper will comprises of PART A and PART B.
No. of Questions: The question paper will be consisted of 100 MCQs.

  • PART A with having 25 questions.
  • PART B with having 75 MCQs questions and consisted of five sections.

Each section will have 25 questions.

A candidate will require to answer a set of any three sections (75 questions).

Only one paper will be conducted which will contain 100 objective types questions for Integrated Courses/MBA/MCA/LLB/LLM or any other general course(s).

Duration: 2 hours.
Language: English.
Negative Marking: There will be NO negative marking.

CUCET 2018 Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for UGO 1:

This paper will be of two parts: PART A and PART B.

  • PART A comprises of Language, mathematical aptitude, general awareness and analytical skills topics.
  • PART B consists of topics of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

Syllabus for UGO 2:

The syllabus will be consisting of the topics of the following disciplines: Analytical Skills, Reasoning, English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, General Aptitude, and General Knowledge.

Syllabus for M.Phil/ Ph.D Research Programme:

The syllabus of M.Phil and/or Ph.D Research Programme will be same as prescribed for the UGC-CSIR/others NET-JRF Exam.

CUCET 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card will be released on the third week of May 2018 (tentative) on the official website. Personal details of the candidates such as candidate name, roll number and exam venue, date etc will be consisted on admit card.

CUCET Result

Candidates can view the CUCET 2018 result via online process through the website. The result will be announced in the third week of June 2018. The authority shall prepare a merit list as per the marks secured by the students in the examination. Candidates don’t forget to take printout of the result for future references.

CUCET 2018 Counselling

The counseling process will be beginning after the result announcement. The counselling will be conducted only for the selected candidates. The Counselling process will consist of online allotment of seats and document verification. On the basis of the candidate’s rank and availability of seats for the preferred course the seat will be allotted.

Documents required:

  • 10th/12th Mark sheets and Passing Certificate
  • CUCET 2017 Admit Card
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Original ID Proof
  • Qualified National Level Exam Score Card (if applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Caste Certificate

CUCET 2018 Admission Procedure

Admission will be handled at the level of each of these 8 central universities, for their respective courses. The respective central universities will announce the schedule of counseling/admission and merit list on the weightage on score, after the result declaration.

Admission Procedure for M.Phil and Ph.D Programme:

The admission process includes the written test and interview that will carry weightage of 60% and 40% respectively. Candidates, will be exempted from the written test only those who qualify NET/JRF/SLET/Teacher Fellowship. In this case, the interview will carry 100% weightage. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.

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