Opening Doors to Multiple Universities The Common University Entrance Test (CUET)

What is the Common University Entrance Test, or CUET?

The "Common University Entrance Test" (CUET) was created by the Ministry of Education and serves as the entrance exam for undergraduate admission to all Central Universities. This CUET works as the connecting bridge between brilliant minds and well-reputed universities and also provides equal opportunities to candidates throughout the country, with special emphasis on candidates from rural and other remote regions. It is a single platform based approach that will allow candidates to cover a broad range of topics and participate in the admissions process to various Central Universities.
Before 2022, each central university had its own admissions process for undergraduate programs. In order to unify this process, the MOE along with the UGC have introduced CUET as a common entrance examination for UG admissions into all the central and many other universities in India. Furthermore, the MOE, Government of India, established the National Testing Agency (NTA) with the goal of bringing transparency, efficiency, and standardized testing practices to the assessment and selection process. It was established to administer various National-level entrance examinations for admission to the country's higher education institutions. NTA has been instrumental in the implementation of computer-based testing, ensuring a secure and efficient examination process, and providing candidates with timely results. NTA is actively involved in candidate registration, test administration, hosting answer keys, inviting challenges, finalizing answer keys, preparing and declaring results, and hosting Score cards. The participating universities will compile a merit list. Universities may conduct individual counseling based on the NTA scorecard for CUET (UG).

CUET (UG) - 2023

CUET (UG) - 2023 is an entirely computer-based test (CBT), with question papers designed in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP). The modes of examination for CUET (UG)-2023 are also English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Furthermore, there is no upper age limit for taking the CUET (UG) - 2023. Candidates who have passed the class 12 or equivalent examination or are appearing in 2023, regardless of age, are eligible to take the CUET (UG) - 2023 examination. However, candidates must meet the age requirements (if any) of the university, or Organization to which they wish to apply. Candidates who have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside of India or from a Board other than those listed above must present a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) stating that the examination they passed is equivalent to the Class 12 Examination.

Reservation criteria for CUET results

The MOE also provides reservations for several Indian nationals who are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules prescribed by the Government of India, while the reservation policy of the respective Central University applies in the case of the Central Universities. Furthermore, candidates claiming the GEN-EWS category GEN-EWS certificate (Annexure-IA) must upload it in the Online Application Form of CUET (UG) - 2023, which must have been issued on or after April 1, 2022, in accordance with the latest Government of India guidelines. If a GEN-EWS candidate fails to submit the GEN-EWS certificate (issued on or after April 1, 2022) at the time of online registration, the candidate must upload a declaration to that effect. Candidates claiming the OBC-NCL category, on the other hand, must upload their OBC-NCL certificate in the CUET (UG) - 2023 Online Application Form, which must have been issued in accordance with the latest Government of India guidelines. If an OBC-NCL candidate fails to upload the OBC-NCL certificate (issued on or after April 1, 2022) during online registration, the candidate must upload a declaration [Declaration in Lieu of OBC-NCL Certificate as per Annexure-IIB]. Furthermore, candidates claiming the SC or ST category must upload a caste (for SC) or tribe (for ST) certificate in the CUET UG - 2023 Online Application Form, in accordance with the latest Government of India guidelines. Provisions relating to Persons with Disability (PWD) (a) Guidelines for Conducting Written Examinations for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities Above 40% vide a letter dated August 29, 2018 from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

CUET Examination and Results

CUET (UG)-2023 was held in nine phases from May to June in 387 cities in India and 24 cities outside India. During these phases, approximately 14,90,000 candidates enrolled in the CUET at various locations. The CUET UG 2023 exam results are expected in July. The CUET UG 2023 result will be announced on the official website,

CUET and entry into college

These CUET tests help universities determine the eligibility and suitability of candidates for their programmes. It is a platform-based approach that will enable candidates to cover a wide range of topics while also participating in the admissions process to various state and private Universities. Teerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU), Moradabad, offers undergraduate (UG) programmes after passing the CUET test.

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