Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2021 Notification Released

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2021 Notification Released

  • Central Universities or Union Universities in India are established by an Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education. In general, Universities in India are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
  • In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. Central universities, in addition, are covered by the Central Universities Act, 2009, which regulates their purpose, powers, governance etc., and established 12 new universities.
  • CUCET is Central Universities Common Entrance Test for admission to different programmes of participating Central Universities. It provides a single window opportunity to the students to seek admission in these participating Universities/ Institute(s) across the country.

List of 12 participating Central Universities:

  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Central University of Andhra Pradesh
  • Central University of Gujarat
  • Central University of Haryana
  • Central University of Jammu
  • Central University of Jharkhand
  • Central University of Karnataka
  • Central University of Kerala
  • Central University of Punjab
  • Central University of Rajasthan
  • Central University of South Bihar
  • Central University of Tamil Nadu

Courses Offered:


  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Printing and Packaging Technology
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

Integrated B.Sc. (Hons) M.Sc:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Integrated M.Sc:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Life Sciences
  • Linguistics

Eligibility Criteria:

  • B.Tech: Admission to first year/ first semester Bachelor Degree in Technology shall be open to the students who have passed XII standard or equivalent examination conducted by CBSE or equivalent boards with minimum of 45% marks in aggregate. For the requisite qualifications earned from foreign countries, Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is mandatory. The matter of eligibility of the candidate shall be put up to the Equivalence Committee for its consideration and the decision of the Equivalence Committee shall be final. In addition to the Point (1), the student shall have secured not less than fourty five (45) percent marks in the aggregate with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with any one of the following subjects, namely, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology and Electronics or as decided by the University from time to time: “Provided, the minimum marks for the purpose of eligibility shall be forty (40) percent in the aggregate in XII standard in case of students belonging to the SC/ ST and the OBC (noncreamy layer)/ differently abled candidates or as decided by the University from time to time. Provided further that, the student shall have studied and passed English as one of the subjects.”
  • Integrated B.Sc. (Hons) M.Sc: Minimum 50% aggregate marks or its equivalent on Grading Scale of respective Boards/ Universities (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates) at 10+2 level with Biology/Botany as one of the subjects.
  • Integrated M.Sc. 10 + 2 in Science Stream or equivalent of any recognized board in India with Biology as one of the optional subjects having 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee:

  • For General/OBC/EWS Applicants: Rs. 800/-
  • For SC/ST/Transgender Applicants: Rs. 350/-
  • For PWD Applicants: Nill

Mode of Payment: Online

For Applying: Click Here

Mode of Exam: Online

Test Pattern:

Paper Code Question Patterns
UI-QP-01 Part-A: 25 (English, General Knowledge and Numerical Ability)
Part-B: 25 (Physics), 25 (Chemistry), 25 (Mathematics), 25 (Biology)
UI-QP-02 100 Questions (English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude & General Knowledge)

Important Dates:

Name of the Examination CUCET (UI) 2021
Online registration and submission of Application Form through NTA Website: https://cucet.nta.nic.in/ 16 August to 01 September, 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)
Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee 02 September, 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)
Date of Correction in Application form 03 to 04 September, 2021
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 03 to 04 September, 2021
Date of Examination 15, 16, 23 & 24 September, 2021