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CUET-UG 2023

CUET-UG 2023
(Common University Entrance Test - Under Graduate)
Admission into all UG Programmes in all Central Universities
Conducted by:
National Testing Agency (NTA)

The Common University Entrance Test [CUET (UG) - 2023] is being introduced for admission into all UG Programmes in all Central Universities for academic session 2023-24 under the Ministry of Education, (MoE). The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from rural and other remote areas and help establish better connect with the Universities. A single examination will enable the Candidates to cover a wide outreach and be part of the admissions process to various Central Universities.

    + Important Information and Dates

    (Please refer to Information Bulletin / University/ Institution / Organization Websites for details)
    Important Dates and Fee Details for Common University Entrance Test (UG) - 2023:
    Common University Entrance Test (CUET (UG) – 2023) will be conducted in 13 mediums across India for admission into the Undergraduate Programmes in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for all the Central Universities (CUs) and participating Universities in India for the academic year 2023-24.
    Events Date(s)
    Online Submission of Application Form 09 February to 12 March 2023
    (up to 09:00 P.M.)
    Last date of successful transaction of fee through 12 March 2023
    (up to 11:50 P.M.)
    Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI
    Correction in Particulars 15 March to 18 March 2023
    (Up to 11:50 P.M.)
    Announcement of the City of Examination 30 April 2023
    Downloading of Admit Cards from the NTA website Second week of the May 2023
    Date of Examination 21 May 2023 to 31 May 2023
    (Reserve dates: 01 to 07 June 2023)
    Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys To be announced later on the website
    Declaration of Result on the NTA website To be announced later on the website
    For CUET (UG)-2023, fees will be charged based on the number of subjects chosen by the candidates. The following fee structure is applicable for CUET (UG)-2023:
    Fee Payable by candidates [CUET (UG)-2023] in INR
    No. of subjects Centres in India Centres outside India
    General (UR) (OBC)- (NCL) / EWS SC / ST / PwBD / Third gender
    Up to 03 subjects ₹ 750/- ₹ 700/- ₹ 650/- ₹ 3750/-
    Up to 07 Subjects ₹ 1500/- ₹ 1400/- ₹ 1300/- ₹ 7500/-
    Up to 10 Subjects ₹ 1750/- ₹ 1650/- ₹ 1550/- ₹ 11,000/-
    Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website Only the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list OBC candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General/Unreserved.

    **As per the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated 17 January 2019, issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the OM No. 12-4/2019-U1 dated 17.01.2019 of MHRD Department of Higher Education regarding implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for admission in Central Educational Institutions.

    Broad features of CUET (UG)-2023 are as follows:
    Mode of the Test Computer Based Test-CBT
    Test Pattern Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions
    Medium 13 languages
    (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu)
    Syllabus Language: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages-;Factual, Literary and Narrative), Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary
    Domain Subject: As per Class 12 syllabus only.
    General Test: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning
    (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/statistics), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
    Registration Registration will be online at
    • For General Test, Candidates will have to attempt 50 Questions out of 60.
    • For all other subjects including languages, 35/40 Questions are to be attempted out of 45/50.

    Candidates are requested to fill in the Application Form very carefully.
    • The fee can be submitted only online through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI, or Paytm Services. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable from the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator. For details/procedure, please see Appendix-IV (Information Bulletin).
    • The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment of the fee by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway (in the helpline numbers and email given in Appendix-IV (Information Bulletin) for ensuring the successful payment or for obtain the refund of duplicate/multiple payments.
      • Candidates must carefully read the Instructions (including how to fill up the Application Form online) given in the Information Bulletin available on the NTA Website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
      • Candidates should apply for CUET (UG)-2023 through the "Online" mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
      • Submission of Application Form could be made by the candidate online through the NTA website:
      • Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
        • Before starting to fill the application form candidates are advised to read the Prospectus displayed on the website of the University/ies where admission is sought and be clear about the courses offered by them, seats available, eligibility as regards age, passing/appearing in qualifying exam, minimum marks in the qualifying exam, relaxation thereof, reservation, admission procedure, etc before applying for the CUET (UG)-2023, as Universities have their own specific requirements for admission to specified courses. NTA will not entertain the corrections sent by the candidate through Post/Fax/WhatsApp/E-mail/by Hand.
        • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.
        • Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:
          • Step 1: Registration Form:
            Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system- generated Application Number. The candidate should supply the required details while filling the Online Application Form and is also required to create PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the personal details, an Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future reference/correspondence. For subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system-generated Application Number and created Password.
          • Step 2: Application Form:
            The Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created Password for completing the Application Form including filling up personal details, providing the details of educational qualification, university/ programme selection, test paper details, choosing the Examination Cities, and uploading the images and documents (if any)

            Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Signature, and Category Certificate (if applicable), and PwBD Certificate (wherever applicable):
            • The recent photograph should be either in colour or black and white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background.
            • Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format (clearly legible).
            • The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).
            • The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible).
            • The size of the scanned copy of the Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) should be between 50kb to 300kb in pdf (clearly legible).
            • *The size of the scanned copy of the PwBD certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb in pdf (clearly legible)
            Note: The Candidate has to upload only his/her own photograph, signature, and certificate(s) as mentioned above (and not of anybody else) in a correct/proper manner. In case, it is found at any time in the future that the Candidate has used/uploaded the photograph, signature, and certificate(s) of someone else in his/her Application Form, or he/she has tampered his/her Admit Card/Result/Scorecard, these acts of the candidate shall be treated under Unfair Means (UFM) Practices and actions taken as detailed under the provisions of the Information Bulletin relating to Unfair Means Practices.

            Please check your photograph and signature before submission of the Application Form. In case the photograph or signature is blurred or not visible to identify the identity of the candidate then, the application will be rejected and no option for correction or revision will be permitted.
          • Step 3: Fee Payment:
            After completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates have to pay the requisite examination fee. The fee can be submitted only online through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card or UPI. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator.

            The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway (in the helpline number and e-mail given in the Information Bulletin) for ensuring the successful payment or for obtaining the refund of duplicate/multiple payments].
        • Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.
        • All 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings. The submission of the Application of a candidate could be considered as successful and his/her candidature would be confirmed only on the successful transaction/receipt of the prescribed application fee from him/her.
      • Candidates shall ensure that the information entered by them in their respective online Application Form is correct.
      • Information provided by the candidates in their respective online Application Forms, like the Name of the Candidate, Contact Details, Address Details, Category, Gender, PwBD Status, Educational Qualification Details, Date of Birth, Choice of Exam cities, etc. will be treated as final. Any request for change in such particulars will not be considered by NTA under any circumstances.
      • All candidates must ensure that they have provided the correct e-mail address and mobile number.
      • Candidates must ensure that their email address and mobile number to be registered in their online Application Form are their own, as relevant/important information/communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered mail address and/or through SMS on the registered mobile number only. NTA shall not be responsible for any non-communication/miscommunication with a candidate in the email address or mobile number given by him/her other than his/her own.
      • NTA does not edit/modify/alter any information entered by the candidates after completion of the application process under any circumstances. Any request for change in information thereafter will not be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to exercise utmost caution before filling up the correct details in the Application Form.
      • NTA disclaims any liability that may arise to a candidate(s) due to incorrect information provided by him/her in his/her online Application Form.
      • Candidates are advised to visit the NTA Website( and check their emails regularly for the latest updates.
      • Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the date, shift, and time indicated on their Admit Cards issued by the NTA in due course through its Website.
    • The final submission of the Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step 3 is not complete. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
    • The entire application process for CUET (UG)-2023 is online, including uploading of scanned images/documents, payment of fees, and printing of Confirmation Page, Admit Card, etc. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/WhatsApp/Email/by Hand.
    • Usage of Data and Information:
      NTA/Government of India can use the data provided by the End Users (test taker in this case) for the training, research and development, analysis, and other permissible purposes (s).
    • Candidates will also be required to indicate in their application form the name/s of the courses opted by them. All candidates will be eligible in these courses provided they fulfil their eligibility requirement and their data will be shared with University/ies, if required, at a later date, to facilitate the process of their admission there. Hence, candidate/s are advised to exercise care while filling the application form.
    • Candidates are advised to fill only one Application Form and to take utmost care while filling out the mobile number and e-mail address. Candidates are also advised to use the mobile number and email address that are accessible to them (may be parent/ guardian). One mobile number and email address can be used for one Application Form only. However in case of twins one mobile can be used for two candidates.

    Important Points to Note:
    • Candidates who will be appearing in CUET (UG)-2023 may participate in the Counselling / admission process of any University / Institution / Organization even though they have not applied for that University / Institution / Organization in the Online Application Form of CUET (UG) – 2023. However, the candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria of that Course of University / Institution / Organization where they are seeking admission.
    • Also the University / Institution / Organization may admit any candidate who has appeared for CUET (UG)-2023 irrespective of the fact that the candidate has chosen that University / Institution / Organization in the online Application Form of CUET (UG)-2023. Moreover, the candidate must fulfil the eligibility criteria for that Course where the admission is being taken.

    For any queries/ clarifications, candidates can also Email / call at the NTA Helpdesk:
    Email ID:
    Contact Number: 011-40759000 / 011-69227700

    + Eligibility

    For appearing in the CUET (UG)-2023, there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed the class 12 /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2023 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET (UG)-2023 examination. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the University / Institution / Organization in which they are desirous of taking admission.

    List of Qualifying Examinations (QE):
    • 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.
    • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
    • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
    • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
    • 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).
    • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
    • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 years duration.
    • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
    • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination:
    For year of appearance in Class 12 / equivalent examination, relavant conditions of Universities / Institutions (as applicable) will be applied. The candidate must ensure his eligibility from the website of respective Universities / Institutions.

    • For admission in Universities through CUET (UG)-2023 , the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences etc. of the respective University / Institution / Organization shall be applicable.
    • As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates are advised to visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs.
    • Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the eligibility criteria laid down by the University they are applying to.
    • Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing pass marks at the test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Programme unless he/she fulfils the Programme wise eligibility conditions of the University they are applying to.

    + Schedule of Examination

    Date of Examination 21 to 31 May 2023 (Reserve Dates: 01 to 07 June 2023)
    Mode of Examination “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode
    Slot Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
    Timing of Examination To be notified later.
    Duration of Examination
    Note: Compensatory time for PwBD Candidates, who are eligible for Scribe (whether such candidate uses the facility of Scribe or not) 20 minutes for each hour examination will be extended as per Govt. Guidelines. Such extra time will be extended test wise and not in the aggregate duration of the morning/afternoon slot.
    • Examination will be held on multiple days, in three shifts in a day.
    • Though the tests are scheduled in 3 shifts, as the case may be, each test within each shift is distinct and independent of each other.
    • A candidate has an option to choose the components of the test only. However, allotment of candidates to the Shift will be based on the options exercised and technical and administrative considerations.
    • Admit Cards will be issued for each shift based on the components opted by him/her. No request for change of date/shift will be entertained.
    • All three shifts will start at a specified time. Candidates have to report for the slot/s as per the time stated in their respective Admit Card.

    + List of Central Universities

    Sl. No. Name of Central Universities
    1. Aligarh Muslim University
    2. Assam University
    3. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
    4. Banaras Hindu University
    5. Central University of Andhra Pradesh
    6. Central University of South Bihar
    7. Central University of Gujarat
    8. Central University of Haryana
    9. Central University of Himachal Pradesh
    10. Central University of Jammu
    11. Central University of Jharkhand
    12. Central University of Karnataka
    13. Central University of Kashmir
    14. Central University of Kerala
    15. Central University of Odisha
    16. Central University of Punjab
    17. Central University of Rajasthan
    18. Central University of Tamil Nadu
    19. Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya
    20. Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
    21. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
    22. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
    23. Jamia Millia Islamia
    24. Jawaharlal Nehru University
    25. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
    26. Manipur University
    27. Maulana Azad National Urdu University
    28. Mizoram University
    29. Nagaland University
    30. North Eastern Hill University
    31. Pondicherry University
    32. Rajiv Gandhi University
    33. Sikkim University
    34. Tezpur University
    35. The English and Foreign Languages University
    36. Tripura University
    37. University of Allahabad
    38. University of Delhi
    39. University of Hyderabad
    40. Visva Bharati University
    41. Mahatma Gandhi Central University
    42. Central Sanskrit University, Delhi
    43. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University
    44. National Sanskrit University
    • Apart from the Central Universities, there are other participating Universities also which include State Government Universities, Autonomous Institution, Private University, Deemed University etc. Their details are available at the CUET (UG) portal.
    • Detail of Programmes / Courses offered by Universities along with their Eligibility Criteria is available at the respective University website.
    • Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA and University website in which they are applying to, for the latest updates/public notices/notifications/announcements to be issued from time to time regarding the CUET (UG) – 2023.
    • CUET (UG) - 2023 is meant for admission to UG courses offered by Central Universities and other specified participating Institutions for the academic year 2023-24.

    + Syllabus for CUET (UG)-2023

    + List of Examination Cities for CUET (UG)-2023

    + Procedure for Online Payment of Fee and Helpline for Payment Related Queries

For any transaction/ fee payment related queries/inquiry, please contact at:
If Paying through STATE BANK OF INDIA (SBI):
Level Name Email ID Contact No.
1 Helpdesk 18004253800
2 Helpdesk3 08026599990
3 Customer Care 1800112211
4 Through SMS UNHAPPY (add text) 8008202020

If Paying using Canara Bank
Level Name Email ID Contact No.
1 Helpdesk / / (022) 61060524 / 8700098336 / 7428206788 / 9535293631
2 Complaint Management Services / / (022) 61060524 / 8700098336 / 7428206788 / 9535293631
3 Customer Care / / (022) 61060524 / 8700098336 / 7428206788 / 9535293631
4 Through SMS --- (022) 61060524 / 8700098336 / 7428206788 / 9535293631

If Paying using ICICI Bank
Level Name Email ID Contact No.
1 Vikas Dwivedi 9599533577
2 Risheb Sharma 9873919949

If Paying using PAYTM
Level Name Email ID Contact No.
1 Helpdesk 9205780645
2 Helpdesk 0120-4789526

Level Name Email ID Contact No.
1 Helpdesk 011-40759000

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