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CUET Exam: A Comprehensive Guide [Common University Entrance Test]

CUET Exam - A Comprehensive Guide

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Wondering how to navigate through the sea of questions and uncertainties that come with the CUET exam? Don’t fret! In this blog, we’ve got your back. As we’ve compiled a treasure trove of information to address the most pressing questions about the CUET undergraduate exam. From decoding its significance to unravelling the frequently asked questions, we’re here to provide clarity and guidance every step of the way. So, if you’re ready to demystify CUET and gain the upper hand in your preparation, join us on this!

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What is CUET 2024?

CUET stands for Common University Entrance Test, is an upcoming examination introduced for admission into postgraduate programs in central and participating universities for the academic session 2023-24. It is organised under the Ministry of Education (MoE). The purpose of CUET is to provide a fair and equal opportunity to candidates from all over the country, including those from rural and remote areas, and to establish better connections with the universities. By filling out a single application form, candidates can apply to multiple central and participating universities/institutions, thus expanding their options for admission.

The responsibility of conducting CUET 2023 has been assigned to the National Testing Agency (NTA). This test is conducted at a national level and serves as a gateway for admission to postgraduate programs offered by participating universities for the academic session 2023-24.

Why is the CUET exam important? What is CUET 2023?

The CUET exam is important because it is a standardised entrance test conducted for admission to various undergraduate programs in participating universities. It serves as a common platform for universities to assess the aptitude, subject knowledge, and skills of candidates seeking admission. The test allows universities to streamline the admission process and select students based on their performance on the CUET exam.

How many subjects can students apply for in the CUET exam?

Students can choose a maximum of 10 subjects out of a total of 27 Domain-Specific subjects. The application fee would vary according to the number of subjects opted for.

Can we select multiple colleges in CUET?  

Candidates can apply to as many universities as they wish. 

How many colleges can you select in CUET? 

CUET UG 2024 will be conducted for admission to various UG programmes offered at 46 central, 24 state, 18 deemed, 45 private and 3 other universities.

Is it compulsory to attempt 40 questions in CUET? 

Yes, it is compulsory to attempt at least 40 questions in each section in CUET. However, candidates who wish to score well in the exam are advised to attempt as many questions as possible.

How many marks is 95 percentile in CUET?

The CUET exam has a maximum score of 800. The scores are divided into percentiles, which represent specific score ranges. For example, the 95th percentile range typically falls between 670 and 700 points.The CUET (College University Entrance Test) has a maximum score of 800. The scores are divided into percentiles, which represent specific score ranges. For example, the 95th percentile range typically falls between 670 and 700 points.

Can candidates apply to more than one course?

Yes, candidates can generally apply to more than one course using their CUET scores. However, the specific rules and regulations regarding multiple course applications may vary among universities. It is advisable to check the official website or admission guidelines of the universities participating in CUET for detailed information.

What is the medium of the CUET exam?

The CUET exam can be conducted in 13 different languages to accommodate candidates from different linguistic backgrounds. Common mediums include English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, and Punjabi.

How will you get admission using CUET scores?

Admission using CUET scores typically involves a multi-step process. Once the CUET examination is conducted, the participating universities release their respective cutoff scores. Candidates who meet the cutoff criteria are usually eligible for further rounds of the admission process, which may include interviews, group discussions, or additional aptitude tests, depending on the university’s requirements.

The final admission decision is usually based on a combination of factors, including the candidate’s CUET scores, performance in subsequent rounds, and other criteria such as academic records, extracurricular achievements, and reservation policies. It is essential to review the specific admission guidelines of the participating universities to understand the detailed process.

What are the documents required for CUET registration?

Here are some commonly requested documents for CUET registration:

  1. Personal identification proof (such as Aadhaar card, passport, or driver’s licence)
  2. Date of birth certificate (usually a birth certificate or Class X mark sheet)
  3. Academic qualification documents (mark sheets or certificates of qualifying exams)
  4. Category certificate (if applying under any reserved category)
  5. Passport-size photographs (as per the specified dimensions and quantity mentioned in the guidelines)

Any other documents specified by the participating universities (such as domicile certificate, income certificate, etc.) It is important to carefully review the official admission notification or prospectus of the participating universities for the complete and accurate list of required documents.

How much is the CUET registration fee?

The CUET registration fee for 2023 was  Rs 175 to Rs 250 / subject. The exact amount of the registration fee for CUET 2024 will be mentioned in the official notification or prospectus released by the NTA. It is recommended to check the official website for the updated registration fee details.

We hope that this comprehensive guide on the CUET exam has equipped you with valuable insights and answers to your burning questions. However, we understand that the journey towards acing the CUET exam can still be filled with uncertainties and complexities. That’s why we encourage you to connect with the experts at Jamboree for more questions about your CUET preparation.

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