CUCET 2020-(NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST)

 CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES COMMON ENTRANCE TEST

CUCET 2020 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

CUCET is a national level examination which is regulated by ten central universities jointly. It is a combined entrance test organized for providing admission into various UG, PG & other courses offered by the central universities across India. 

  • CUCET Registration will be available on the official website from March 2020. 
  • Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria for CUCET exam can apply for the exam till April 2020. 
  • CUCET Admit Card of an applicant will be sent his/her CUCET registered email Id. Download and print the admit card. 
  • CUCET 2020 exam will be conducted from May 2020.

CUCET 2020 Highlights

Date of ExamMay 2020
Conducting BodyRajasthan Central University
Mode of ExamOffline
Medium of ExamEnglish
Duration of Exam2 hours 
Type of QuestionsMCQ
Negative MarkingYes
Sections and Number of QuestionsPart A: 25 questions Part B: 75 questions Some Integrated Papers: 100 questions
Courses Offered Integrated/ undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programs

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

CUCET Exam Pattern Highlights

Courses Offered Through CUCET 2020

  • Students can take CUCET 2020 exam for admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities.
  • Courses offered under CUCET 2020 include Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, and PhD programs. 
  • Central Universities of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Bangalore School of Economics will participate in CUCET 2020 exam.

Total number of courses offered by CUCET 2020

Name of Course Number of Courses across Universities
UG and Integrated Courses 47
B.Ed., PG, M.Ed., Integrated M.Sc. B. Ed. & PG Diploma Programs 226
MPhil/PhD Programs 136

CUCET 2020 Exam Dates

The official exam dates for CUCET 2020 exam is released. Candidates can check the dates for the same mentioned below:

Event Date
Online Application Starts March 2020
Last date of registration  April 2020
Issue date of Admit Card CUCET Admit Cardof an applicant will be sent his/her CUCET registered email Id. Download and print the admit card. 
Exam Dates May 2020
Result Declaration First week of June 2020

CUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 10 universities participating under CUCET 2020. Each university has different criteria of eligibility for candidates. There are mainly three types of courses offered by CUCET 2020. Candidates can apply for UG, integrated, PG, and research programs. It is advisable that students go through the specific CUCET Eligibility Criteria of each university individually for their respective course before applying for CUCET 2020.

Course Eligibility Subjects Required Category
UG 50% in 12th







45% in 12th


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or BiologyGeneral





SC/ST
PG

55% in UG



50% in UG

Bachelor’s in the same field Or any associated field of the course in which you wish to take Masters

General


SC/ST

CUCET 2020 Eligibility for Ph.D. Program

  • If a candidate has cleared UGC-CSIR JRF, GATE, NBHM or qualified in any other national level exams then you need not appear for the entrance test but will have to register for CUCET 2020.
  • A master’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 55% for general candidates, 50% for OBC candidates, and 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates is required.

Know More Details About CUCET Eligibility Criteria

Since all Universities have their own course-specific eligibility criteria, so all candidates need to enter university code in the application form to indicate university where the candidate is seeking admission.

To make things a little easier for you, we have collated a sheet of university codes:
University Code
Central University of Haryana CUHAR
Central University of Jammu CUJAM
Central University of Jharkhand CUJHD
Central University of Karnataka CUKNK
Central University of Kashmir CUKAS
Central University of Kerala CUKER
Central University of PunjabCUPUN
Central University of Rajasthan CURAJ
Central University of South Bihar CUSBR
Central University of Tamil Nadu CUTND

CUCET 2020 Application Form

  • Candidates can avail the CUCET 2020 Application Form via online / Offline both mode.
  • The application form can be filled till April 2020. 
  • Fill all the mandatory details in the application such as personal, academic, communication & many others.
  • Upload the scanned images of latest photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment through online or offline mode.
  • Candidates don’t forget to take a printout of the filled application form and keep it safe for future references.

Application Fee:

  • Fee can be paid by debit/credit card/net banking or Challan of SBI bank any branch.
  • GST and other taxes as applicable by Govt. of India/ Bank.
  • The PwD candidates are exempted from application fee.
  • The application for other categories is mentioned here
CategoryPayment through online/debit/credit cardPayment through Challan
Application Fees*Application FeeBank CommissionTotal Fee to be paid
General/OBCINR 800 for three PUsINR 800INR 50INR 850
SC/STINR 350 for three PUsINR 350INR 400
PWDExempted from Application Fee

CUCET 2020 Admit Card

  • CUCET Admit Card of an applicant will be sent his/her CUCET registered email Id. Download and print the admit card. 
  • The admit card will be available for only successfully registered candidates.
  • Details present on admit card had include exam centre, roll number, exam date, timing, etc.
  • Admit card had to be carried mandatorily on the day of the exam.

CUCET 2020 Exam Centers

  • CUCET will be conducted in 76 cities across the country.
  • In case less than 100 students register for a test centre then it will automatically be cancelled.
  • A nearby centre will be allocated in place of the cancelled centre.

CUCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The CUCET Exam Pattern details are mentioned here:

  • Type of Question: Only Multiple Choice Questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Parts: The exam will be conducted in two parts, i.e. Part A and Part B.
  • Part-A: This section contains topics from English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills.
  • Part-B: This part has been divided into three sections and consists of a total of 75 MCQs from the domain knowledge.
  • Duration: The exam duration is 2 hours.
  • Exam Mode: The exam is organized through online mode.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks are given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: One mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Pattern: The exam will be conducted in OMR pattern.

CUCET 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for different undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses is compiled below for the reference of candidates. Download CUCET 2020 Syllabus for different courses in PDF format from the links provided below:

Syllabus for Undergraduate Programs

Syllabus for UG and Integrated Programs
Integrated M.Tech
B. Tech.
Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed.
Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed. (Mathematics)
Integrated Science B.Sc.M.Sc.
Integrated M.Sc
B.Sc.
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Integrated M.A.
B.B.A
B. A.
Integrated B.A.B.Ed.
Integrated B.A.LLB. (Hons)
Integrated M.Sc.
Integrated M.A.
B.Voc.
B.P.A.
Diploma
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B.Voc.Click Here

Syllabus for PG and Integrated Programs

Syllabus for PG
B. Ed.Click Here
Master of Law (L.L.M)Click Here
M.A. (Education)
M. Ed.
Click Here
English
English and Comparative Literature
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Linguistics and Language Technology
Linguistics
Click Here
Hindi
Hindi and Comparative Literature
Click Here
MalayalamClick Here
PunjabiClick Here
Classical TamilClick Here
KannadaClick Here
History
History and Archaeology
Click Here
Performing Arts (Vocal Music)Click Here
Performing Arts (Theatre Arts)Click Here
Tribal & Customary LawClick Here
Folkloristic and Tribal Studies
M. A. (Folkloristics)
Click Here
GeographyClick Here
Applied Geography & Geoinformatics
Applied Geology & Geoinformatics
Click Here
GeologyClick Here
Geo-InformaticsClick Here
Indigenous Culture StudiesClick Here
Social Work
Sociology
Click Here
M. Arch. (Sustainable Architecture)Click Here
Genomic Science
Animal Science
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biotechnology
Life Sciences
Life Sciences (specialization in Animal Sciences) Life Sciences (specialization in Biochemistry)
Life Sciences (specialization in Bioinformatics) Life Sciences (specialization in Human Genetics) Life Sciences (specialization in Microbial Sciences) Life Sciences (specialization in Molecular Medicine)
Life Sciences (specialization in Plant Sciences) Microbiology
Plant Science
Nutrition Biology
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BioinformaticsClick Here
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry) Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutics
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Chemical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry ) Chemistry (Computational Chemistry)
Applied Chemistry
Chemistry
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Computer Science
Computer Science (Big Data Analytics)
Master of Computer Applications (3 Yrs)
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Mathematics
MA/MSc Applied Mathematics
MA/MSc Mathematics
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Physics
Physics (Computational Physics)
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StatisticsClick Here
Computer Science (Cyber-Physical Systems) Information Technology
Computer Science and Technology
Computer Science
Computer Science and Technology (Cyber Security)
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Materials ScienceClick Here
Material Sciences & Tech.Click Here
Food Science and TechnologyClick Here
Water Engineering and ManagementClick Here
Energy EngineeringClick Here
Environmental Science and Technology Environmental ScienceClick Here
Atmospheric ScienceClick Here
Epidemiology and Public HealthClick Here
Yoga TherapyClick Here
M.ComClick Here
MBA
MBA (Supply Chain Management)
MBA (Human Resource Management)
MBA (Tourism and Travel Management)
MBA (Agribusiness)
MBA (Textile Apparel and Retail Management) Master of Tourism & Travel Management
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Human Rights & Conflict ManagementClick Here
M. Lib. & Information ScienceClick Here
Psychology
Applied Psychology
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Master of Journalism and Mass Communication Convergent Journalism
Culture and Media Studies
Mass Communication and New Media
Mass Communication
Communication and Media Studies
Mass Communication and Journalism
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National Security StudiesClick Here
International Relations and Political Science Political Science and International Relations Political Science
International Relations
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Public Policy and Public Administration
Public Admin & Policy Studies
Public Policy, Law and Governance
Development studies
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Comparative ReligionClick Here
Public HealthClick Here
Hotel Management & Catering Tech.Click Here
M.P.Ed.Click Here
Environmental Economics
Applied Qualitative Finance
Financial Economics
General Economics
Actuarial Economics
Economics
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Guidance & CounsellingClick Here
Chemical Lab TechnicianClick Here
Digital SocietyClick Here
Ph.D. – ArchitectureClick Here

CUCET 2020 Results

  • Availability of results: Exam takers can check CUCET 2020 Results on the official website from June 2020. The result of the Central Universities Common Entrance Test 2020 (CUCET 2020) is declared for each program.
  • Shortlisting Process: Shortlisting will be done on basis of CUCET 2020 performance and the scores obtained in qualifying examinations.
  • GD/PI: The concerned universities conduct further processes after the process of shortlisting, they are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Merit list: On the basis of the performance of the candidate, the merit list will be prepared and will be used for admission to UG, PG, PG Diploma, Integrated Programs, B.Ed, PhD programs in the participating Central Universities.

CUCET 2020 Cut Of

CUCET Cut off will depend on the overall performance by students in the entrance exam. Each university releases its ownCUCET Cut off list for the courses they offer. The tentative cutoff marks for different courses offered through CUCET is mentioned below:

Course College Accepted

CUCET Cut off Marks

Course College Accepted CUCET Cut off Marks
MA Folkloristics

Central University of Jharkhand – [CUJ] – Ranchi

32 L.L.M.

Central University of Kerala – [CUK] – Kasaragod

164


Ph.D. Nutrition Biology

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

90 L.L.M.

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

164


MA Mathematics

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

92 Ph.D. Chemistry

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

142


MA Tribal Law and Governance

Central University of Jharkhand – [CUJ] – Ranchi

103

Ph.D. Chemistry

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

157


Ph.D. Microbiology

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

111 M.Sc Computational Chemistry

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

142


M.Tech Information Technology

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

113

MA Tourism Management

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

143


Ph.D. Physics

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

118 M.Sc Medicinal Chemistry

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

143
M.Sc Mathematics

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

127 M.Tech Computer Science & Technology

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

147


M.Sc Mathematics

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

155

M.Tech Cyber Security

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

147


M.Sc Mathematics

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

155 MA Political Science

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

154
M.Sc Mathematics

Central University of Kerala – [CUK] – Kasaragod

162 MA Political Science

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

164


M.Phil. Education

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

128

MA Political Science

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

185


M.Lib.I.Sc

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

129

BA + MA Tibetan

Central University of Jharkhand – [CUJ] – Ranchi

155


MA Vocal

Central University of Jharkhand – [CUJ] – Ranchi

129

Ph.D. Kannada

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

155


Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance & Counselling

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

130 MBA Agri-Business

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

155
MA English

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

131 MA Education

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

156


MA English

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul
183

MA Education

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

156
MA English Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

202 MA Education Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar 182
MA English

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

241 MA Hindi

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

156
MA History Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

132 MA Hindi Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

156
MA History

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

133

MA Hindi

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga 242
MA History

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

160

M.A. Convergent Journalism

Central University of Kashmir – Srinagar

156
M.Sc Statistics Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

133

Master of Science Physics

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

157


M.Sc Statistics

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

134

Master of Science Physics

Central University of Kerala – [CUK] – Kasaragod

181
M.Sc Food Technology

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

136

Master of Science Physics

Central University of Karnataka – [CUK] – Gulbarga

185
L.L.M.

Central University of Haryana – [CUH] – Narnaul

139

Master of Science Physics

Central University of Punjab – [CUP] – Bathinda

185

CUCET 2020 Counsellin

The counselling process is conducted online mode. All the universities conduct their own counselling process separately for different academic programs offered by them. Some major components of CUCET Counselling are highlighted below:

  • After the announcement of the result or list, the candidates are required to attend the counselling in order to complete the document verification and admission processes.
  • The counselling will be scheduled only for the shortlisted candidates. It should be noted that the Counselling for participating universities is done separately by the respective universities.
  • Students are allotted seats during counselling. The allotment will be purely based on the candidate’s rank and availability of seats for the preferred course.
  • You need to register for attending the CUCET 2020 counselling session.
  • CUCET 2020 Counselling will be strictly based on the merit list that is prepared as per marks in the entrance examination.
  • The counselling process includes the score obtained in written test and interview that will carry a weight of 60% and 40% respectively.
  • Candidates, who qualify NET/JRF/SLET/Teacher Fellowship will be exempted from the written test. For them, the interview will carry 100% weight.
  • Universities from the state: Central University Common Entrance Test is commonly referred to as CUCET. The Universities of Tamil Nadu, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Haryana, Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan jointly conducts this entrance exam, available for students across India.
  • The test is for the candidates willing to gain admissions into the Graduate-level, PG Level and Ph.D. level course at the above mentioned University.
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