CUCET 2021 – What and How to Prepare?

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is a national level entrance examination that occurs once every year across 120 cities of India.

It is organized by 14 Indian Central Universities. Candidates clearing the CUCET exam can get admission into B. Tech, B.Sc., M.A, Integrated B.Sc., M.Sc., and other programs offered by the 14 central and 4 state universities. This examination is conducted by the Central University of Rajasthan each year.

On clearing the CUCET 2021, candidates can choose among the UG programs, which include B.Tech, Integrated B.Tech, B.A., B.Ed., B.Sc., Integrated B.Sc., B.Des, etc. PG programs include M.A, LLM, M.Ed., M.Pharm, M.Tech, etc.

Key Points

  • CUCET 2021 application form will be released on the second week of March 2021. Aspirants wanting to appear for the exam should submit the application form online before the 3rd week of April 2021.

  • Admit Card will be published on the CUCET website by the second week of May 2021.

  • The CUCET 2021 examination will take place in the third week of May 2021. Candidates can check their results on the 3rd week of June.

CUCET Paper Pattern

The examination will be in pen and paper mode (offline) for 2 hours. There are a total of 100 questions of Multiple-Choice type. 25 questions from the paper will be based on English language, Mathematical Aptitude, General Awareness, and Analytical Skills. Rest 75 questions will be based on Domain Knowledge.

Where are the exam centres?

The CUCET 2021 will be held at Ahmedabad, Raipur, Kochi, Patiala, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mysore, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Indore, Chandigarh, Allahabad, and more. Candidates are requested to fill the application form with two exam centres according to their convenience. Once submitted, the exam centres cannot be changed.

Marking Scheme

Every correct answer will earn the candidate 1 mark. For a wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted from the score.

How to Prepare?

As always, preparation requires focus and an aim to score well. There are more than 60,000 aspirants who take attempt the paper each year. The following are the preparation tips to score better:

  • Purchase and collect relevant books and notes. It is always better to have the right books and notes that offer better knowledge and questions.

  • Get a clear knowledge of the exam syllabus and pattern. This will help in a better study plan with more focus on weightage.

  • Set up a study plan and targets.

  • Practice previous years' question papers. They can be found online and in books.

  • Online tests and mock tests are for the student's practice. Attempt them regularly to learn time management skills.

  • Break each syllabus into smaller sections so as to have more focus and understanding on one at a time.

  • To stay fresh and active, a minimum of 8 hours is required.

  • Healthy food and snacks are the main sources of nutrition. Have a fair and balanced diet.

Lastly, revision and working on it again makes you sure of the syllabus you have studied.

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