CUCET 2020: Application (16th Mar), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

CUCET 2020 Application Form will be released on 16th March 2020. The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is organized through eleven central universities. It is the national level entrance test is held once. The aspirants wishing to apply for the exam will need to register and complete the application process.

This entrance test is conducted to offer admission into under graduate and post graduate courses. Admission is provided into B.TechB.ScIntegrated B.ScM.ScM.A, etc. courses. To get admission into various central universities in UG/ PG courses, candidates have to qualify this test. Through this article, students can check more details about important dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result regarding CUCET 2020.

What is CUCET?

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is an all-India level entrance exam conducted jointly by 14 central universities for admission in UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses offered in all the participating institutions. The online registration and filling up of the CUCET application form will commence from March 16, 2020 onwards and the last date to submit the application form is till April 11, 2020. The admit card will be released online on May 11, 2020 and the CUCET exam will be conducted on May 23 and 24, 2020.

The CUCET is conducted once a year across 120 cities in India. The exam is conducted in offline mode (pen & paper) which is of two hours. A total of 20 universities particpate, including 13 central universities and apart from them, Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) is also a participating institute for the exam. Central University of Rajasthan is the coordinating university for the exam, which invites applications from eligible students each year.

Courses Offered

UG Courses: B.Tech, Integrated B.Tech, Integrated B.Sc., Integrated B.Ed., B.Sc., Integrated B.Sc., B.A. LLB, B.A., B.Des, etc.

PG Courses: B.Ed., LLM, M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., M.Arch. M. Pharma, M.Tech, MBA, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Central Universities in order to apply and appear for CUCET 2020. The eligibility criteria for CUCET 2020 are as follows:

  • For UG: Students will need to have passed class XII from a recognized board to take admission in Bachelor’s degree programmes in the Central Universities. For General category, the candidate needs to secure a minimum 50 per cent in class XII, for SC/ST, candidates need to have secured a minimum of 45 per cent in class XII in order to be eligible for the CUCET 2020.
  • For PG: Candidates applying for a master’s degree must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Candidates applying for admission in the same field of Bachelor’s or different, need have secured a minimum of 55 per cent (General)/ 50 per cent (SC/ST) to be eligible for CUCET 2020.
  • For PhD: Candidates applying for PhD programme must have a Master’s degree for a recognised university or institute to apply for admission in research programmes. The candidate needs to have secured a minimum of 55 per cent (Genera)/ 50 per cent (SC/ST) to be eligible for PhD programmes in the Central Universities.

Note: If a candidate has cleared UGC-CSIR JRF, GATE, NBHM or qualified in any other national level examination, they need not appear for the entrance test. However, the candidate will have to register for CUCET 2020.


Exam NameCUCET
Full-FormCentral Universities Common Entrance Test
Exam TypesUG & PG Level
Exam LevelCentral University Level
Courses OfferedBachelor Degree holders & Master Degree holders
Conducting BodyCentral Universities
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Date23rd – 24th May 2020
Exam Duration2 Hours
Official Website

Exam Dates

Candidates can check below the official CUCET 2020 exam dates for various events:

EventsDates 2020
Commencement  of online registration16th March 2020
Last date of online submission11th April 2020
Availability of admit card11th May 2020
CUCET 2020 UG/PG Exam23rd to 24th May 2020
Answer key release25th May 2020
Grievances submission26th to 28th May 2020
Uploading of final answer key1st June 2020
Result24th June 2020

CUCET Application Form 2020

CUCET 2020 Application Form will be released on 16th March 2020. The CUCET 2020 Application Form must be filled at a significant time. The application can be completed with details correctly respectively. It is required to fill up the application form as per the specified instructions. The university will develop an official site to provide the students with the Application Forms for this CUCET 2020 Exam.

  • The exam body will provide the application form via a specific online process.
  • CUCET 2020 Application Form will be released on 16th March 2020.
  • Candidates can be filled Application Form till 11th April 2020.
  • Candidates can fill the application form in online mode.
  • Candidates are required to fill complete details carefully in the form like educational details, personal details, etc.
  • They need to select three universities and three courses at each university.
  • It is required to attach the scanned image of signature and passport range between 10KB-100 KB and 5KB-20KB.

Apply Online

Application Fee:

  • The application fee can be paid through both online and offline mode.
  • Candidates can pay online fee via debit card, credit card or net banking.
  • Candidates can pay offline fees via e-Challan of SBI bank.

The category wise application fee is given below in the table:

CategoryOnline Application feeApplication fee through Bank Challan
General/ OBC/ EWSRs. 800/-Rs. 850/-
SC and STRs. 350/-Rs. 400/-

Exam Pattern

Now coming to the Exam Pattern of CUCET 2020, you need to know the various schemes related to the exam to get success in the exam.

  • One mark will be assigned to the correct option.
  • There is a stipulation of negative marking. 0.25 marks will be removed for a respective incorrect option.
  • Part-A would specify the topics in English Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skills of 25 MCQs.
  • Part-B would state the topics on Domain Knowledge which will be consisting of 75 MCQs.
  • This part will include one/two/three sections with each comprises 25 questions.
  • Mode: The exam will be conducted in Offline (Pen Paper-Based) mode.
  • Time Duration: The time duration for each paper will be 2 hours.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of multiple choice type.
  • Total Questions: There will be a total of 100 questions asked in the exam.
  • Marking: 1 mark awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Here we have mentioned the section-wise number of questions:

SubjectsTotal Questions 
Section English Language, General Awareness, mathematical aptitude, and analytic skill25
Section IIDomain Knowledge75
Total questions100


Candidates can check below complete syllabus for UG and PG courses below:

Syllabus for UG Courses:

  • Physics: Magnetics effect of current, matter, heat and thermodynamics, waves, electrostatics, current electricity, linear momentum and collision, rotational of rigid body about a fixed axis, measurements, motion in one dimension, motions in two dimensions, law of motions, power and energy, work
  • Chemistry: Redox reactions, chemical bonding, general organic chemistry, thermodynamics, colligative properties of solutions, isomerism, polymers, periodic table, electrochemistry, catalysis, colloids, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, acid based concepts, solid state and petroleum, atomic structure
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry, probability, algebra, dynamic and statics, calculus, vector, co-ordinate geometry
  • Biology: Mechanism of organic evolution, origin of life, human genetics, animal physiology and comparison between periplanata and blatta, applied biology, protoplasm, ecology, cell differentiation plant tissue, stem and leaf, soil and photosynthesis

Syllabus for PG Courses:

  • M.A./M.Ed. Courses: Culture and social change, education and philosophy, learning and motivation, growth and development, intelligence, current issue, personality, teaching process, method of teaching
  • LLM Courses: Public international law, human rights law, property law, constitution, law of torts, criminal law- Indian panel law, law of evidence, criminal and women law, Labour law, environmental law, law relating the international trade

Preparation Tips

  • You should analyze the curriculum in-depth and collect material to study.
  • Manage time according to the level of difficulty of a particular topic.
  • Review the questionnaires from the previous year and their solution.
  • Continue reviewing the topic learned daily.
  • Do not forget to maintain your health.
  • Solve the online test, mock test and solve the previous year question papers.
  • Eat healthy food and stay fit during the reparation period.
  • Improve your English language skills by reading newspapers or from more sources.

Exam Centers

CUCET 2020 exam will be held in various cities –


Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the CUCET 2020 exam must read the exam day instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. Candidates should also not forget to carry the below-mentioned documents to the allotted test centre on the day of the exam:

  • CUCET admit card: CUCET 2020 admit card is a very important document to be carried to the test centre. Candidates not having their admit card on the day of the exam might not be allowed to give the paper.
  • ID Proof: Candidates must also carry a valid and original photo ID proof to the exam centre. Documents that can be presented as an ID proof are Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, etc.
  • Photo: Candidates are also advised to carry a passport size photograph to the test centre. The photograph should preferably be the same as used at the time of filling CUCET application form.

Apart from knowing about the documents to be carried, candidates should also be aware about the things that should not be carried inside the exam hall. Some such things include calculators, mobile phones, watches, eatables, etc.

Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their CUCET 2020 Admit cards on 11th May 2020. To download the admit cards candidates will have to enter their registration id and date of birth. The admit card will be available in online mode after the completion of application process.

Candidates are advised to check complete details in the admit card carefully i.e. exam center, time and date, address etc. before downloading the admit card. Candidates must bring their admit card on the exam day otherwise they will not be allowed to sit in the exam.

Answer Key

The exam conducting authority will release a provisional answer key for the students. Candidates can check the answer key through online mode on 25th May 2020. Through the answer key, candidates can calculate their marks obtained in the entrance exam.

If any candidate has any objection regarding the answer key, they can object the answer key with providing proof. After then, the final answer key will be released on 25th May 2020


Candidates can check their CUCET 2020 Results online on 24th June 2020. Results will be prepared by the authority on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance examination.

The central universities will prepare merit list for UG and PG students on the basis of marks obtained by the students in the exam. Results published online can be checked by the students by entering their User id and password

Cut Off

The Central Universities will release their CUCET 2020 cut off in online mode. The cut off will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in the common entrance examination.

Candidates have to score cut off marks to be eligible for admission in the universities. The cut off will be prepared based on various factors like availability of seats, candidates’ performance in the exam, etc.


After the announcement of the results, shortlisted candidates will be allowed to attend the counselling rounds. The universities will organize their separate counseling in online mode. Through the counselling seats will be allotted to the candidates.

Candidates who wish to secure admission in participating universities are advised to fill the admission form of the respective university. On the day of counselling candidates have to carry admission form with various other required documents. Candidates have to carry original documents for admission procedure.

Candidates are advised to carry the documents required on the counselling day:

  • 10th and 12th Mark sheets
  • 10th and 12th certificates
  • CUCET 2020 Score card
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • CUCET 2020 Admission form
  • Passport size photographs, etc.

CUCET 2020 Contact Information

The official website informs, “For enquiries related to courses and eligibility criteria, respective PUs, should be contacted.”

Participating UniversityHelpDesk No.
Central University of HaryanaEmail Id: No: 01285-249432
Central University of JammuEmail Id: helpdeskcucet2017@gmail.comPhone No: 8493867319 & 01923-249657 ext 206
Central University of JharkhandEmail Id: No: +91-7654227570
Central University of KarnatakaEmail Id: No: 08477226756
Central University of KashmirEmail Id: No: 0194-2315290, 08803426277
Central University of KeralaEmail Id: admission2017cukerala@gmail.comPhone No: +91467 – 2232419, 2232405
Central University of PunjabEmail Id:  cupb.admenquiry17@gmail.comPhone No: 0164-2864109, 09464269330
Central University of RajasthanEmail Id: No: 01463-238728
Central University of South BiharEmail Id: No: +919430906504, 0612-2784113, 0612-2226538
Central University of Tamil NaduEmail Id: No: 04366-277261

Official Website:

Phone Number: 01463238728

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