Everything You Need to Know About CUET 2023

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From the last few days, there has been a lot of buzz around CUET among the students of class 12 who are going to appear for their board exams this year. A lot of dreams are shattered due to the skyrocket cut-offs at many top universities in India including the University of Delhi which is a popular study destination for students coming from all over India and even abroad. But CUET will allow students to prove their potential and get admission to their dream university based on the entrance test scores rather than merit-based admission for the year 2023-2024.

Let’s explore CUET, its eligibility criteria, the application process, and more! 


Exam Name Common University Entrance Exam
Year of Exam 2023
Official Body for exam National Testing Agency
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Marking Scheme +5 for each correct answer;
-1 for each incorrect answer;
0 for unanswered questions
Sections 3 ( 1st section is further divided into 2 parts)

What is CUET?

CUET or Common University Entrance Test is a computer-based entrance test that will be conducted by the NTA- National Test Agency. Students taking their Class 12 Term 2 board exams this year are eligible to appear in the CUET Exam 2023. 

Universities Accepting CUET 2023

As per a notification released by the UGC- University Grants Commission, CUET 2023 will be held in order to take admission to 45 central universities. Admission to the undergraduate programs at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University will also be offered through the CUET 2023 Exam Scores. Each university will release its own merit list based on the marks obtained by the applicants in the CUET 2023.  

Must Read: How to Choose a Career Path after 12th Result

CUET 2023 Exam Dates


When giving an entrance exam it is extremely important to stay updated with the important dates so that an applicant won’t miss out on important deadlines. The table below represents CUET 2023 related important events and their respective dates:

Events Dates
CUET 2023 Release of Notification 9 Feb’23
CUET 2023 Release of Application Form 9 Feb’23
CUET 2023 Last Date for Application Form 30 March’23 (up to 9:50 pm)
CUET 2023 Last Date for Application Fee Payment 30 March’23 (up to 9:50 pm)
CUET 2023 Correction Window April 1 to 3, 2023 (up to 11:50 pm)
CUET 2023 Registration Reopened April 9 to 11, 2023
CUET 2023 Correction Window May 1 to 2, 2023
CUET 2023 Announcement of Exam City 14 May’23
CUET Admit Card Release 18 May’23
CUET 2023 Exam 21 May’23 to 6th June’23 (excluding 3rd and 4th June, 2023)
1, 2, 5, and 6 June’23 (in selected cities)
Provisional CUET Answer Key Release 2nd week of June’23
Answer Key Challenge Window open 3rd week of June’23
CUET 2023 Result Declare 4th week of June’23

CUET 2023 Exam Pattern 

The CUET Exam will have three sections wherein the first section is divided into 2 parts. It is a Computer Based Test (CBT) that contains questions that are of an objective type. The table below represents the pattern of CUET and the time allotted to each section.

Sections Duration Subjects Questions Asked Questions to be Answered
Section 1A 45 Minutes Language Test (13 Languages) 50 40
Section 1B 45 Minutes Language Test (20 Languages) 50 40
Section 2 45 Minutes Domain-Specific Test  45/50 35/40
Section 3 60 Minutes  General Test 60 50

Also Read: Career Options after Class 12th


The syllabus is based on the 12th class curriculum and National Education Policy 2020. The picture below represents various topics covered under each section.


Application Process 

CUET is all set to be held in the first week of July. The application forms for UG programs will be released on February 9. The application process will be online. The link for the application form for undergraduate programs will be available on the official website- https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/.

How to Apply?

Register for the CUET 2023 exam by following the steps below:

Step 1 – Visit the official website – https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/
Step 2 – On the homepage, click on the apply online tab to register.
Step 3 – Fill in the required details like email ID, mobile number etc. to complete the registration.
Step 4 – An application number and password will be generated and will be sent to the registered mobile number.
Step 5 – Further log in by using the password and application number and fill up the application form.
Step 6 – Upload scanned images and enter the university and program details.
Step 7 – The final step is to pay the application fees and submit the form. 

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NTA, National Test Agency has advised the students to go through the eligibility criteria of the respective university or universities for selecting the options from UG programs being offered.    


When will the application process start?

The application process has begun on February 9, 2023.

Am I eligible to take the CUET 2023 exam if I’ve passed class 12 in the year 2020?

Yes, you can as it has been stated that If any University permits students of previous years of class XII to take admission in the current year also, such students would also be eligible to appear in CUET UG 2023.

What is the syllabus for CUET 2023?

The syllabus for CUET 2023 will be based on the class 12 level only. 

This is all about CUET 2023. For the latest updates on the competitive and entrance exams, stay tuned to Leverage Edu.

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