The first qualification for success is eligibility for the work you are applying for. Anyone who is applying for any competitive exam must be eligible to compete for it. Candidates must know the eligibility criteria for the upcoming CUET exam before applying.
To be successful in the journey, a candidate is opting; it is very important to know the prerequisites for the exam. This article will highlight the important details of the CUET eligibility criteria.
CUET Eligibility Criteria: Key Points
- Each university under CUET can opt for its eligibility criteria per its requirements.
- The CUET Eligibility Criteria 2022 has no age limit. Yet, Central Universities can fix minimum & maximum age limits for admissions to some programs.
- The weightage of the CUET result will be according to the rules set by the Central University.
- The respective university shall apply the existing policies regarding category, relaxation, quota, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences, etc.
- Candidates should visit the official website while applying for the preferred programmes.
- Securing passing marks or appearing for the entrance test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission unless they fulfil the eligibility conditions of the university they are applying for.
- The candidates must satisfy all the conditions while applying for the desired university to avoid any last-minute rush.
|Mode||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Duration||Slot 1: 3 Hours 15 Minutes Slot 2: 3 Hours 45 Minutes (May vary as per the choice of sections)|
|No. Of Sections||4 Sections (Section IA, IB, II, and III)|
|Medium of Language||13 Languages ( English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu)|
|Marking Scheme||Correct Answer: 1 Wrong Answer: – 1Unanswered questions: 0|
|No. Of Tests,||9 Tests including -(2 Languages, 6 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test or 3 Languages, 5 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test)|
The CUET exam pattern helps the candidates to get an inside view of how to approach the exam. Candidates must go through these details to help them excel in their preparation.
|Subjects||No. of questions to be attempted||Marks per question||Duration|
|Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)||40 out of 50||5||45 minutes per Language|
|Language(any one of the 20 languages opted in Section IB )||40 out of 50||5||45 minutes per Language|
|General Test||60 out of 75||5||60 minutes|
|Domain-Specific Subjects (Max 2 Subjects)||40 out of 50||5||45 minutes per subject (Max duration can be up to 90 minutes for 2 subjects)|
CUET Eligibility Criteria – Course wise
Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for the particular university before filling out the registration form, as each university has different criteria. Course-wise, eligibility criteria are given below. Students can refer to these details while applying for the exam.
Minimum 50% marks in class 12th for General category candidates and 45% for SC/ST candidates are required to be eligible for the CUET Exam.
The required subjects according to the desired course are – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
General category – Minimum marks are 55%
SC/ST/OBC/PWD students – 50% minimum marks are required. OBC candidates have different cut-offs in some places.
Candidates must clear the Bachelor’s degree in the same field of the course they want to opt for the Master’s.
If the candidate has cleared GATE, NBHM, UGC-CSIR JRF, or qualified in any other National level Exams, they will not be allowed to appear in the entrance test but must register for CUET 2022.
For general candidates, 55% minimum marks in the Master’s degree in any stream, 50% minimum marks for OBC candidates, and 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
The main subjects required for each course will differ depending on the course a candidate is applying for.
CUET: Reservation Policy
Since CUET is an entrance test for admissions to renowned Institutes, each Central University must follow the Indian government’s rules.
Below is the reservation policy under the CUET Eligibility Criteria.
|Scheduled Cast (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Classe (OBC)||27%|
|Persons with Disability (PWD)||5%|
CUET Eligibility Criteria – Degree-wise
|Integrated BA LLB (Hons) / Integrated BA B.ed / Integrated BA LLB / BA / BBA / BCA||Class 12th exam in any stream from a recognised board of education|
|Integrated B.Sc B.ed||Class 12th exam in any science stream from a recognised board of education|
|Integrated B.Sc B.ed (Mathematics)||Class 12th exam in any science stream from a recognised board of education. Statistics/ Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in 12th standard are necessary for candidates.|
|B.Voc in Biomedical Sciences / Integrated M.Sc in Biochemistry||Class 12th exam in any science stream from a recognised board of education|
|Integrated M.Sc in Chemistry / Integrated B.Sc (Hons.) M.Sc||Class 12th exam in any science stream with Chemistry from a recognised board of education|
|Integrated M.Sc in Biotechnology / Integrated B.Sc M.Sc||Class 12th exam in any science stream with Biology from a recognised board|
|Integrated M.Sc in Computer Science / Integrated MCA||Class 12th or equivalent exam in any stream from a recognised board|
|Integrated M.Sc in Economics||Class 12th or equivalent exam with English and Maths from a recognised board|
|B.Tech in Electrical Engineering||Class 12th exam in any science stream with Chemistry from a recognised board of education.Physics and Maths in 12th are compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/biology and Electronics / Computer Science/ Biotechnology|
|B.Voc||Class 12th exam from a recognised board of education.NSQF-certified students can also apply for the degree.Students who have passed the exam from a polytechnic are also eligible to apply.|
|B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering/ B.Sc in Chemistry/ B.Sc in Physics/ B.Sc in Mathematics||Class 12th or any other exam with Physics, Chemistry and Maths from a recognised board.|
|B.Sc in Textiles||Class 12th or any other exam with Physics, Chemistry and Maths from a recognised board.|
|B.A. in Social Science||Class 12th or equivalent exam in any stream|