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CUCET 2020- Central Universities Common Entrance Test, Exam Notification, Important Dates, Application and Selection Procedure

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Central Universities Common Entrance Test Notification has been released now. It is a combined entrance test organized for providing admission into various UG, PG & Other Courses offered by the Central Universities across the Country.


CUCET 2020

i. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET 2020) is conducted for admission to Central Universities (CUs) of Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economic.

ii. Candidates can get here complete details of CUCET 2020 including dates, application form and application fee.


CUCET 2020 Exam Dates

Commencement of Online Registration

March 16th, 2020

Closing Date of Online Registration

25th April 2020 extended to May 23, 2020

Issue of Admit Card for all Programs

May 18th, 2020

Entrance Exams

September 18, 19, and 20, 2020

Answer Key Upload

UI & PG Programmes

June 01st, 2020

RP Programmes

June 8th, 2020

Grievances, if any

UI & PG Programmes

June 02nd to 04th, 2020

RP Programmes

June 09th to 11th, 2020

Corrected Answer Key, if any

UI & PG Programmes

June 08th, 2020

RP Programmes

June 15th, 2020

Result Declaration

June 26th, 2020


Eligibility Criteria for CUCET 2020

Nationality - Applying candidates should be an Indian citizen.

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.


  • 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.
  • Kindly refer to our website for details regarding eligibility criteria.


CUCET 2020 - Courses Offered

Through the CUCET-2020 the following courses are offered. The list of the programs offered is given below:

1. Integrated B.A. / B.Sc. B.Ed. Programs (4 years)

2. Integrated BA /M.A. Program; Integrated M.A. Programs (5 years); Integrated MBA Programs (5 years)

3. Integrated MBA Program (5 years)

4. Integrated M.Tech Programs (5 years)

5. Integrated M.Sc. Programs (5 years)

6. Integrated M.Sc. B.Ed. Programs (6 years)

7.Integrated Law Programs (5 years); Bachelor’s Programs (3 years)

8. MPhil/PhD. Programs

9. PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc. B.Ed. / PG Diploma Programs (1/2/3 years)


Participating Universities

1. Central Universities of Haryana (CUHAR)

2. Central Universities of Jammu (CUJAM)

3. Central Universities of Jharkhand (CUJHD)

4. Central Universities of Karnataka (CUKNK)

5. Central Universities of Kashmir (CUKAS)

6. Central Universities of Kerala (CUKER)

7. Central Universities of Punjab (CUPUN)

8. Central Universities of Rajasthan (CURAJ)

9. Central Universities of South Bihar (CUSBR)

10. Central Universities of Tamil Nadu (CUTND)

11. Bengaluru Dr. BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) [CUBRU]

12. Central University of Gujarat (CUG)

13. Assam University Slichar (AUS)

14. Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU)


CUCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the CUCET 2020 exam pattern & marking scheme from this section:
  • 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 types.
  • Total Questions - There will be total 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.


Number of Questions



Total Questions

Section I

English Language, General Awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skill


Section II

Domain Knowledge


Total Questions



Application Procedure

Candidates can avail the application form of CUCET 2020 from 16th March 2020

The application form can be filled in online mode only. Detailed information about CUCET-2020 will be available on CUCET website

The entire application is in 8-stage process

Stage 1 - From website we can directly click on the apply button to go to the registration for the three programs UG, PG and RP link we can see; the following is the screenshot you will get once you click on Apply button from home page it will go the stage 2

Stage 2 - The following is the screenshot to apply the three programs UG, PG and RP; the candidate can click on any one link as per his/her choice

Stage 3 - The following is the screen shot for registration process into various programs; after successful registration candidate will get a mail and message to the respective register mail id and mobile.

Stage 4 - The following is the screen shot for Registration Details of a particular candidate in various programs.

Stage 5 - In this stage a candidate can upload his/her photo and sign scan copy with the limited size.

Stage 6 - In this stage a candidate can register for the three courses in a particular selected program from each university.

Stage 7 - In this stage a candidate can edit his application form and go for payment processes in online and offline (SBI Only) mode.

Stage 8 - In this stage student can proceed for payment processes


Fee Details


Online Application fee

Application fee through Bank Challan

General/ OBC/ EWS

Rs. 800/-

Rs. 850/-

SC and ST

Rs. 350/-

Rs. 400/-





Mode of Payment

Candidates can fill their application fee through both the modes. i.e. online mode and offline mode.

Online Mode - Applicants can pay their fee through online mode by credit card, debit card or net banking.

Offline Mode -Candidates can pay their fee offline mode by bank challan. Fees may include GST and other government charges and bank charges Rs. 50/-.


For more details and to apply online, please visit official website