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CUCET 2021: Answer Key (Out Soon), Admit Card, Result, Cut Off, and Counselling

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Sep 27, 2021

CUCET 2021 examination has been conducted for a few PG programs on Sept 15 & 16. CUCET 2021 UG examination and the remaining PG exams are scheduled to be held on Sept 23 & 24. Candidates must note that NTA has interchanged the schedule of Test Papers of UG i.e. Day 1 Sept 15 with Day 3 Sept 23 of PG programs. CUCET 2021 Admit Card has been released online on Sept 12. All the successfully registered candidates can download the admit card till the exam date. Check CUCET 2021 Admit Card

CUCET 2021 Answer Key is expected to be released in the 1st week of October 2021. First, the authority will release the preliminary answer key, after that, along with the declaration of CUCET 2021 Result the final answer keys will be released. The participating colleges will release the subject and category-wise cut off to offer admission in various courses. Check CUCET 2021 Cut off

What is CUCET Exam? CUCET 2021 entrance test will be held for admissions to only 12 central universities. CUCET is Central Universities Common Entrance Test for admission to different programs of participating Central Universities. The exam provides a single-window opportunity to the students to seek admission to these participating Universities.

As per CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern, the exam will have a total of 100 questions for which candidates will get 120 minutesCUCET 2021 Syllabus will be varying from course to course. For the UG aspirants, there are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects based on which questions will be asked in the paper. Read the article to know more about the application, registration, exam pattern, syllabus, results, cut off, and counselling process of CUCET 2021. 

CUCET Highlights

CUCET 2021 Highlights

Conducting Body NTA
Mode of Exam CBT
Medium of Exam English
Duration of Exam 2 hours 
Type of Questions MCQ
Negative Marking Yes
Sections and Number of Questions Part A: 25 questions Part B: 75 questions Some Integrated Papers: 100 questions
Courses Offered  Integrated/ undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programs

CUCET Important Dates

CUCET 2021 Exam Dates


Dates for UG and PG

CUCET Application form

August 16, 2021

CUCET Application form ends

September 5, 2021

Last date for payment of fee online September 6, 2021 before 11:50 PM

Last date of CUCET Application correction

September 6, 2021 before 11:50 PM

Release of Admit card

September 12, 2021

CUCET 2021 Exam Dates for UG and PG

September 15 to 16 & 23 to 24, 2021

Provisional CUCET answer key 2021

1st week of October 2021

Objections against CUCET Answer key

1st week of October 2021

Final CUCET answer key

2nd week of October 2021


2nd week of October 2021

CUCET 2021 merit list

2nd week of October 2021

Counseling of CUCET 2021

3rd week of October 2021

CUCET 2021 Updated Examination Schedule 

NTA has interchanges the UG and PG schedule. Candidates are advised to check the updated schedule from the table below:

Date/Time/Session Day 1 – Sep 15 Day 2 – Sep 16 Day 3  -Sep 23 Day 4 – Sep 24
Morning (10.00 AM – 12.00 PM) PGQP 02, 05, 11, 28, 29, 38, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 PGQP 04, 13, 15, 19, 30, 31, 37, 50, 51, 54, 57 UIQP01 PGQP 06, 08, 25, 26, 41, 42, 43, 58
Afternoon (03.00 PM – 05.00 PM) PGQP 03, 14, 17, 20, 24, 27, 32, 33, 35 PGQP 01, 07, 09, 10, 16, 21, 23, 36, 39, 44 UIQP02 PGQP 12, 18, 22, 34, 40 , 52, 53, 55, 56
CUCET Admit Card

CUCET Admit Card 2021 Dates

The admit card of CUCET 2021 has been released online. Registered candidates can download the CUCET admit card 2021 from the official website of the CUCET. Candidates can download the CUCET admit card anytime before the examination. On the day of the examinations, candidates can carry the admit card of CUCET 2021 along with a valid photo ID.

  • CUCET Admit Card of an applicant will be send 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 included exam centre, roll number, exam date, timing, etc.
  • Admit card had to be carried mandatorily on the day of the exam.

CUCET 2021 Exam Centers

  • CUCET will be conducted in 76 cities across the country.
  • In case less than 100 students registered for a test center then it will automatically be canceled. A nearby center will be allocated in place of the canceled center.
  • On the request from candidates and keeping in view of COVID-19 situation, NTA has decided to add 02 more Cities of Examination Centers
    • Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
    • Kasaragod, Kerala

CUCET Answer Key 2021

CUCET 2021 Answer Key for UG and PG programs will be released online. First of all the authority will release the provisional answer key based on which candidates can raise objections agaiant asnwer keys. If a candidate finds any discrepancy in the answers provided by them they can raise an objection for the same. After the submission of objections, NTA will release the final answer key along with CUCET Result. 

How to Download CUCET 2021 Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of CUCET.
  • Click on “Answer Key” tab.
  • Enter the application number and date of birth.
  • Click on “Login” tab.
  • Candidates can now check the CUCET answer key 2021 in the form of pdf.

CUCET Merit List 2021

The participating universities will release the merit list of CUCET 2021. CUCET 2021 merit list mentions the list of candidates eligible for counselling based on cut off marks and rank. Candidates must note that the minimum marks mentioned for similar subjects are different for different participating universities. Candidates who are shortlisted in CUCET 2021 merit list for the different programs must make sure to attend the online/offline counselling procedure conducted by the participating university.

How to download CUCET Merit List 2021

  • Click on the official link (the link of all the participating universities will be given separately as soon as the merit list will be out)
  • Click on the subject of your choice
  • A PDF containing the list of students along with their number and CET score will be displayed.
  • Download the merit list of CUET 2021 for further reference
CUCET Result

CUCET 2021 Results

  • Availability of results: Exam takers can check CUCET 2021 Results on the official website. The results are declared on the official website of CUCET.
  • Shortlisting Process: Shortlisting will be done on basis of CUCET 2021 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.

How to check CUCET 2021 Result?

  • Click on the official link (the link will be activated along with the announcement of the result)
  • Enter roll number and date of birth.
  • Click on “LogIn” tab.
  • Candidates can now check CUCET result on their screen.
  • Download and take a printout of CUCET 2021 result.

CUCET 2021 Cut Off

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


M.A.Politicial Science Cut Off

University Accepted CUCET Cut Off Marks
Central University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda 154
Central University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul 164
Central University of Kashmir - Srinagar 185

M.A.History Cut Off

University Accepted CUCET Cut Off Marks
Central University of Punjab - [CUP] - Bathinda 132
Central University of Haryana - [CUH] - Narnaul 133
Central University of Karnataka - [CUK] - Gulbarga 160
CUCET Counselling Process

CUCET 2021 Counselling

The counseling merit list will be released in online mode. All the universities conduct their own counseling 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 will be required to attend counselling in order to complete the document verification and admission processes.
  • The counseling is 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 2021 counselling session.
  • CUCET 2021 Counselling is 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 tests and interviews 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 courses at the above-mentioned University.

Courses Offered Through CUCET 2021

  • Students can take CUCET 2021 exam for admission to different courses offered by the 10 participating universities.
  • Courses offered under CUCET 2021 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 2021 exam.

Total number of courses offered by CUCET 2021

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 2021 Exam Pattern

CUCET Exam Pattern details are mentioned here:

CUCET 2018 Exam Pattern

  • 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 contained topics from the English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skills.
  • Part-B: This part will be divided into three sections and consisted of a total of 75 MCQs from the domain knowledge.
  • Duration: The exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Exam Mode: The exam will be organized through online mode.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Pattern: The exam will be conducted in OMR pattern.

CUCET Syllabus

CUCET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for different undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses is compiled below for the reference of candidates. Download CUCET 2021 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
Click Here
Integrated M.A.
B. A.
Integrated B.A.B.Ed.
Integrated B.A.LLB. (Hons)
Integrated M.Sc.
Integrated M.A.
Click Here
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
Geography Click Here
M. Arch. (Sustainable Architecture) Click Here
Mathematics Click Here
Physics Click Here
Statistics Click Here
M.Com Click Here
MBA Click Here

CUCET Eligibility Criteria

CUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 10 universities participating under CUCET 2021. Each university has different criteria of eligibility for candidates. There are mainly three types of courses offered by CUCET 2021. 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 courses before applying for CUCET 2021.

Course Eligibility Subjects Required Category
UG 50% in 12th Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Biology General
45% in 12th SC/ST
PG 55% in UG Bachelor’s in the same field Or any associated field of the course in which you wish to take Masters General
50% in UG SC/ST

CUCET 2021 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 2021.
  • 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.

Since all Universities have their own course-specific eligibility criteria, so all candidates need to enter university code in the application form to indicate the 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 Punjab CUPUN
Central University of Rajasthan CURAJ
Central University of South Bihar CUSBR
Central University of Tamil Nadu CUTND
CUCET Application Process

CUCET 2021 Application Form

  • Candidates can avail CUCET 2021 Application Form via online mode. The application form can be filled till September 5, 2021
  • Fill in all the mandatory details in the application such as personal, academic, communication & many others.
  • Upload the scanned images of the latest photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment online or offline mode.
  • Candidates don’t forget to take a printout of the filled application form and keep it safe for future references.

CUCET 2021 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 the application fee.
  • The application for other categories is mentioned here:
Category Payment through online/debit/credit card Payment through Challan
Application Fees* Application Fee Bank Commission Total Fee to be paid
General/OBC INR 800 for three PUs INR 800 INR 50 INR 850
SC/ST INR 350 for three PUs INR 350 INR 400
PWD Exempted from Application Fee

CUCET 2021 Form Correction

CUCET 2021 Form correction facility has also been opened for the already registered candidates. CUCET form correction window to be available till Sept 06, 2021. 

  • Candidates can edit a few details only as mentioned in their application form. 
  • Candidates can also change their CUCET exam center as NTA has decided to add 2 new exam centers. 
  • Candidates can cancel or edit their already selected exam centers if they wish to opt from the newly added exam centers. 


Ques: When will the important dates of CUCET 2021 be released?

Ans: Candidates can check the CUCET important dates 2021 along with the application form by visiting the official website. However, CUCET 2021 is scheduled to be held on September 15 to 16 & 23 to 24, 2021 in CBT mode

Ques: What is the last date to pay CUCET 2021 application fee?

Ans: The applicants can pay the CUCET application fee by September 2, 2021

Ques: What is the advantage of checking the CUCET important dates 2021?

Ans: Candidates must check the CUCET 2021 important dates to know the timeline of all the admission events.

Ques: When can I check the CUCET 2021 provisional answer key?

Ans: The conducting body of CUCET will release the CUCET provisional answer key a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam. 

Ques: When will the result of CUCET 2021 be released?

Ans: CUCET result 2021 will be announced a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam.

Ques: When will the CUCET application form be released?

Ans: The application form of CUCET 2021 will be released online.

Ques: When will the admission list of CUCET 2021 be released?

Ans: The CUCET 2021 admission list will be released by the participating institutes after the counselling registration process is over.

Ques: When will CUCET 2021 Result be declared?

Ans. The results will be released in the month of October. Soon after the declaration of the result, the cut-off will be released and counseling process will start. 

Ques: What is the expected CUCET 2021 cut off?

Ans. Each institute will release its own cut off list for admission into various courses. Candidates have to qualify for the minimum cut-off criteria to get admission. 

Ques: Who is the conducting body of CUCET 2021?

Ans. CUCET 2021 will be conducted and organized by the Central University of Rajasthan.

Ques: How many times is CUCET conducted in a year?

Ans. CUCET is conducted once a year, mainly in the month of June(tentatively).

Ques: Does CUCET involve interview rounds for all programs?

Ans. No. The interview round is conducted for selected courses in CUCET, typically for candidates applying for MSc/MA in Digital Society course. The entire weightage of the interview round is 25%.

Ques: What is the fee structure for CUCET 2021?

Ans. The fee structure for CUCET 2021 is as follows:

  • UR/OBC/EWS – Rs. 800
  • SC/ST – Rs. 350
  • Pwd – Nil

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


How many questions in cucet?
yanika singh

There are 100 questions in the CUCET exam, PART A has 25 questions and PART B has 75 questions. All the questions are objective type and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. For more information, kindly visit the following link: CUCET Exam Pattern 

muskan singh
What is the syllabus
yanika singh

The exam has questions from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics. There are also some General Awareness questions and language questions as well. For a detailed list of CUCET syllabus, kindly visit the following link: CUCET Syllabus

vennela siddela
Cucet sample papaers
yanika singh

The sample papers are an important part of revision and practice for the CUCET exam. They are necessary to be able to get ready for the actual exam, it will help prepare and learn time management for each section of the exam. For sample papers, kindly visit the following link: CUCET Sample Papers

I missed the information that exam date got preponed from 23 to 15. Will I get a chance to appear again this year?
yanika singh

No, you will not be able to attend the exam again this year. The last date to register was September 15, 2021. You may apply for the exam next year on time. The last date for payment of fee was September 6,2021. 

neetu prajapat
Please give me CUCET pre year exam paper
arbuda singh

On September 15 and 16, the CUCET 2021 test was held for a few PG programs. The UG test for CUCET 2021, as well as the remaining PG examinations, will be placed on September 23 and 24. Candidates should be aware that the NTA has altered the schedule of UG Test Papers, i.e. PG programs begin on September 15 and end on September 23. For more information regarding the question paper, please refer to the link: Previous Year Question Paper

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cucet ka ug syllbus kse download kre
arbuda singh

The examination authority prepares the CUCET 2021 Syllabus based on the CUCET test pattern. The CUCET 2021 Syllabus will differ depending on the course. English, Reasoning, General Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, General Knowledge subjects/themes, and other topics are some of the main topics that must be studied during CUCET 2021. For more information, please refer to the link: CUCET Syllabus

mohit saini
What is the syllabus of cucet entrance exam
arbuda singh

The examination authority prepares the CUCET 2021 Syllabus based on the CUCET test pattern. The CUCET 2021 Syllabus will differ depending on the course. English, Reasoning, General Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, General Knowledge subjects/themes, and other topics are some of the main topics that must be studied during CUCET 2021. For more information, please refer to the link: CUCET Syllabus

cucet computers science previous year question paper
sonal jain

Candidates appearing for the CUCET 2021 exam are advised to solve the last five years' question papers to help better understand the exam pattern and format of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam. It helps the student score better in the examinations.

I NEED Ph.D qustion papers
aniket ranjan

PhD questions paper are available the official website. Of you are appearing for the CUCET 2021 exam then you are advised to solve the last five years' question papers to help better understand the exam pattern and format of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam. To get Pervious year Questions papers visit:- CUCET 2021 QUESTION PAPERS

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Questions papers for mcom
I wanna know pattern
arbuda singh

Before beginning their preparation, students should familiarise themselves with the CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern. A total of 100 objective sorts of questions were included in the question paper, Only the English language will be used to ask the questions, Each paper will be limited to two hours in length, For each right answer, a +1 will be given, Negative marking is also used, with 0.25 points removed for each incorrect response. For more information please refer to the link: CUCET 2021 Pattern

subhra subhasmita
how much should i score to crack cucet
sonal jain

You haven’t mentioned the course in which you are enrolled. Also, the cutoff marks are mentioned region-wise. There are different marks reserved for reservation categories. CUCET cutoff will be different for the same programs at different central universities. For more details: Click Here.

muzamil ahad
How can I download the detailed Syllabus of domain Knowledge/ respective Subjects (for which I have applied) for CUCET-2021 PG courses?
aniket ranjan

The syllabus is divided into various subsections. However, the total number of questions asked in the paper is the same for all the courses i.e. 100. To get detailed syllabus for the Post graduation course visit:- CUCET SYLLABUS

shivangi rai
Cucet entrance exam syllabus?
aniket ranjan

CUCET  Syllabus is prepared by the examination authority based on CUCET exam pattern and the Syllabus varis from course to course. CUCET Syllabus for UG courses and for research courses is divided into two parts whereas the PG syllabus has no such division. To get detailed syllabus for particular course visit:- CUCET SYLLABUS

when release admit card of cucet
aniket ranjan

CUCET Admit Card 2021 will be released soon on the official website – if you have successfully applied online for CUCET 2021 then you will be able to download CUCET admit card from official website by entering you credential. 

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I need MSc life science question paper.
aniket ranjan

The best way to practice for CUCET exam is by solving previous year sample papers. From formulating time management to understanding the format of the paper, solving sample papers can help you to prepare better for the entrance exam. To get questions papers of a particular subject please visit:- CUCET QUESTION PAPERS

subrat rath

How to apply for BEd in Utkal University?

nikita saha

To apply for B.Ed in Utkal University, follow the steps below:
Register in the official website of CUCET exam > appear for the test > after qualifying, visit the official website and fill the application form for your course > attach the necessary documents > pay the application fees.

For more information on it, visit: B.Ed, Utkal University

ashok kumar
MSc Chemistry syllabus
jaspreet kaur

CUCET’s Masters of Science(M.Sc) Chemistry syllabus consists of topics such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, redox reactions, Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics, acid-base concepts, electrochemistry, catalysis, colloids, Colligative Properties of Solution, Periodic Table, Preparation and Properties of certain substances, Thermochemistry, General Organic Chemistry, Reaction intermediates, Isomerism, Polymers, Carbohydrates, Solid State, and Petroleum.

ambeer vijay
I need msc computer science and mca syllabus in cucet
jaspreet kaur

The syllabus for the Masters of Science(M.Sc) Computer science course and Masters of Computer Application(MCA) course will be consisting of topics such as basic mathematics, digital logic, basics of programming, Graph, basics of searching & roasting, parameter passing mechanism, scope, binding, and many other topics.

sujit dungdung
Haw I can apply b.ed application
jaspreet kaur

According to the latest updates from NTA, the registration process for the bachelor's of Education(B.Ed) course has started and the last date to apply for the course is 5th September 2021. To know more about the admission process, do visit CUCET Registrations 2021.