Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2019

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2019

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is an all-India level entrance exam conducted jointly by 14 central universities for admission in UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses offered in all the participating institutions. The online registration and filling up of the CUCET application form has commenced from March 16, 2020, onwards and students can now apply for CUCET. The last date to submit the application form was till June 6, 2020, due to the COVID-19 impact. 


The CUCET is conducted once a year across 120 cities in India. The exam is conducted in offline mode (pen & paper) which is of two hours. A total of 20 universities participate, including 13 central universities and apart from them, Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) is also a participating institute for the exam. Central University of Rajasthan is the coordinating university for the exam, which invites applications from eligible students each year.


Exam Highlights:


Exam Name

Central Universities Common Entrance Test

Exam Mode


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Exam Pattern:

  • 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 type.

  • Total Questions: There will be a 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.


Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Central Universities in order to apply and appear for CUCET 2020. The eligibility criteria for CUCET 2020 are as follows:

  • 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 the 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 to 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 a 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.

  • Note: 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.

Syllabus for UG Courses:

  • Physics: Magnetics effect of current, matter, heat and thermodynamics, waves, electrostatics, current electricity, linear momentum and collision, rotational of rigid body about a fixed axis, measurements, motion in one dimension, motions in two dimensions, law of motions, power and energy, work

  • Chemistry: Redox reactions, chemical bonding, general organic chemistry, thermodynamics, colligative properties of solutions, isomerism, polymers, periodic table, electrochemistry, catalysis, colloids, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, acid based concepts, solid state and petroleum, atomic structure

  • Mathematics: Trigonometry, probability, algebra, dynamic and statics, calculus, vector, coordinate geometry

  • Biology: Mechanism of organic evolution, origin of life, human genetics, animal physiology and comparison between periplaneta and blatta, applied biology, protoplasm, ecology, cell differentiation plant tissue, stem and leaf, soil and photosynthesis.


Syllabus for PG Courses:

  • M.A./M.Ed. Courses: Culture and social change, education and philosophy, learning and motivation, growth and development, intelligence, current issue, personality, teaching process, method of teaching

  • LLM Courses: Public international law, human rights law, property law, constitution, law of torts, criminal law- Indian penal law, law of evidence, criminal and women law, Labour law, environmental law, law relating the international trade.

Application Start Date :

16th March 2020

Application End Date :

6th June 2020

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Conducted By :

Central Universities

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