University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman M Jagdish Kumar announced on Thursday, 9 February, that the application process for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for under-graduate (UG) courses would begin that day and would end on 12 March.
The exam is scheduled to be conducted from 21 to 31 May.
“Online submission of application form for CUET-UG for admission to undergraduate programmes will start tonight. The last date for submission of applications is 12 March, 2023.
“Announcement of the city of examination is on 30 April. Downloading of Admit Cards from the NTA (Natiional Testing Agency) website from the second week of May 2023,” Kumar said
The undergraduate admission process in universities will be completed by July 2023, and the new academic session will begin on 1 August.
“Examination will be conducted on multiple days in three shifts, depending on the number of candidates and subject choices. Candidates can apply for CUET (UG) 2023 through the online mode only on the website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in,” Kumar said in a tweet.
Announcement on CUET-UG: Online Submission of Application Form for Common University Entrance Test [CUET (UG) – 2023] for Admission to Undergraduate Programmes will start tonight. Last date for submission of applications is 12 March 2023.
— Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar (@mamidala90) February 9, 2023
How to apply for CUET UG 2023
The application process is live on the application website at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in. Candidates can apply for the exam by following the steps mentioned below.
- Visit the official website
- Register using the required details
- Login using the credentials received after registering
- Complete the application and pay the application fee
- Take a printout of the completed application for future reference
Applicants should note that the application can be submitted only through the official website and the payment has to be made online.
One applicant can register for a maximum of 10 subjects for the CUET UG 2023 examination. The detailed application fee is available in the image below.
.Documents required for CUET UG 2023
Candidates should upload the scanned images of the Applicant’s Photograph, Signature, and Category Certificate (if applicable), and PwBD (persons with benchmark disabilities) Certificate (wherever applicable).
Also, they should keep the following points in mind while uploading.
i. The recent photograph should be either in colour or black and white with 80 percent face (without mask) visible, including ears, against a white background.
ii. Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format (clearly legible).
iii. The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 kB and 200 kB (clearly legible).
iv. The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kB and 30 kB (clearly legible).
v. The size of the scanned copy of the Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS, etc) should be between 50 kB and 300 kB in pdf (clearly legible).
vi. The size of the scanned copy of the PwBD certificate should be between 50 kB and 300 kB in pdf (clearly legible)
CUET UG 2023 Important dates
Application date: 9 February to 12 March, 2023
Last date to pay application fee: 12 March, 2023
Application correction window: 15 to 18 March, 2023
Dates of examination: 21 to 31 May, 2023
What is CUET UG?
UGC in March last year announced that undergraduate admissions will be conducted in all central universities through a common entrance test and not on the basis of Class 12 marks.
The test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) facilitates the admission of students who have qualified the 10+2 examination to various central universities across the country.
According to the official website, the CUET UG will provide equal opportunities for all students across the country to gain admission to various central universities.
The CUET (UG) 2023 will be conducted in 13 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
CUET UG 2023 eligibility
Candidates who have qualified the 10+2 examination or its equivalent from any board or university recognised by the UGC can apply for the CUET UG 2023.
There is no age limit for appearing in the test. Also, there is no limit on the number of attempts.
The list of qualifying exams are:
i. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/ State Board, such as the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
ii. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
iii. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
iv. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
v. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country is recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
vi. Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
vii. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.
viii. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
ix. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
x. Candidates who have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class 12 Examination.
xi. In case the Class 12 Examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.
CUET UG 2023 pattern and syllabus
The CUET examination will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) which is divided into three sections.
There will be a language comprehension section, a subject-specific section, and a general section. For the general section, candidates are required to attempt a maximum of 50 questions out of a total of 60 questions.
For other sections, 35 are to be attempted in sections with 40 questions and 45 in sections with 50 questions.
The questions of the examination will be based on the 10+2 syllabus.
The general section will have questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts, arithmetic/algebra, geometry/mensuration/statistics), and Logical and Analytical Reasoning.
The syllabus for the all the domain subjects are available in the official website.