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CUCET or Central Universities Common Entrance Test is conducted jointly by 14 central universities for admission in UG, PG, and PhD courses. Conducted across 120 cities in India, the Central University of Rajasthan coordinates the exam. This article will give you all the basic information about the exam.


CUCET Eligibility Criteria

For applying for CUCET, you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 from a recognized board to take admission in Bachelor’s degree programs in the Central Universities. 
  • A candidate of the general category needs to secure a minimum of 50 percent in class XII, and an SC/ST candidate needs to have secured a minimum of 45 percent in class XII in order to be eligible for the CUCET.

Admission Process:

  • Fill the application form: Fill out personal and academic details along with providing your photograph and signature. Pay the application fee via debit card/credit card/net banking. 
  • Download your Admit Card:  Download CUCET admit card by signing into the admission portal. This admit card is very important as it needs to be carried to the exam hall, so don’t forget!
  • Appear for CUCET exam: Appear for the hour test where you will be asked questions from English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, Analytical Skills, and Domain Knowledge.
  • Check your result:  You can check your result online, on the official website.

Filling CUCET Application Form:

You can go to the official website and fill the application form. The different steps involved are listed below:

1. Website:

Go to the official CUCET website and click on the “Apply” button given. From the given list, choose the program you want to apply for, whether UG, PG, or PhD. Click on the “Apply” button again to get the application form.

2. Filling the CUCET Application Form:

In this step, fill in information such as personal details like name, email ID, phone number, and date of birth. An applicant can also choose their own password for the portal in this step. Qualifying exam details, Address for correspondence, etc. should also be filled in. Candidates can also choose an exam center according to his/her preference. 

3. Uploading the Documents:

Upload all the necessary documents like photographs and signatures according to the given format in this step. Recheck all the details and submit the CUCET form.

4. Select Courses and Universities:

In this step, you can select what course you wish to do in which of the central universities across India. Just fill in the names of the courses and the universities according to your order of preference.

5. CUCET Application Fee Payment:

Payment can be done using the methods of UPI, Net Banking, or Debit/ Credit Card. Once payment is successful, take a printout of the application form. The CUCET Application fee for both men and women in the general and OBC (Non-creamy layer) categories is Rs. 800, and for SC/ST/PwD candidates is Rs. 350.

Central University Combined Entrance Test

CUCET Exam Pattern:

CUCET pattern can be understood as follows:

Mode: Offline

Duration: 2 hours

Subjects: The questions will be based on the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • Mathematical Aptitude 
  • Analytical Skills
  • Domain Knowledge

Total Questions: 100 questions

Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will get a score of +4 marks, each wrong answer will get a score of -1 mark.

Question Paper Pattern: There will be a section A and a section B for the exam, the latter consisting of the questions from the domain knowledge which differs according to the course you are applying for, like BCom, Hotel Management, Mass Communication, etc. Section A will have the rest of the subjects.

CUCET Syllabus and Study Materials for Section A

For starting your CUCET preparation, the first step is to read and understand the entrance exam syllabus and focus on the important topics of each section.

1. English Language

Your command over the English language is tested here with questions ranging from reading comprehension and vocabulary to grammar. Reading the newspaper daily can bring a drastic change in your English proficiency to score well in this section. Following are the important topics covered in the CUCET exam:

Antonyms-SynonymsReading ComprehensionEtymology & Roots
Fill BlanksIdioms & PhrasesForeign Words
Noun & PronounSubject-Verb AgreementDeductive Reasoning
Logical ConsistencyAnalogiesGrammar and Usage
One word SubstitutionsWord PairingFinding Errors

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the CUCET is given below:

  • General English  by Arihant Publications
  • Easy to Learn General English Complete Book by Yashpal Sharma
  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
2. General Awareness

The candidate’s awareness of general knowledge and current affairs is evaluated here. The questions are related to the topics given below:

PoliticsCurrent AffairsScience
ComputersBooks and AuthorsAwards and Winners
SportsTechnologyEminent Personalities

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the CUCET is given below:

  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Lucent’s GK
  • General Awareness by Manohar Panday
3. Analytical Skills

Reasoning and analytical ability are evaluated here. Practice regularly and learn strategies to solve questions related to the topics given below:

Logical SeriesFamily TreeTime Sequence
DirectionsGroups & ConditionalityMissing Characters
Direction and distanceVerbal analogyDiagram
SyllogismsAnalogiesNumber Series

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the CUCET is given below:

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. RS Aggarwal.
  • Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Pearson
  • A new approach to Reasoning By B.S. Sijwali & S. Sijwali Arihant.
4. Mathematical Aptitude

In this section, your mathematical ability is being analyzed. For this section, you should be thorough with your mathematics from 9th grade to 12th grade. And for higher mathematics, you should be versed with important formulae. This would help you do well in this part of the CUCET exam. Following are the important topics covered in the exam:

Averages & PercentagesPipes & CisternsRoots, Indices, Surds,
Simple & Compound InterestGeometry- Lines, Angles, and TrianglesPermutations & Combinations
Mixtures & AlligationsTime, Speed & DistanceProfit & Loss
IntegrationDifferentiationCircles and Mensuration
Mathematical SeriesQuadrilateralsFractions and Decimals
StatisticsWork-Related ProblemsRatio and Proportion

A list of books that might be helpful while preparing for this section of the CUCET is given below:

  • NCERT Textbook Class 10, 11, 12
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  • The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination by Dinesh Khattar

Hope this article helped you in understanding the details about the CUCET exam. We wish you all the best!

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