CUET 2025: Check Schedule, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Selection Process

CUET 2025

CUET 2025: The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for Undergraduate (UG) admissions in 2025 is a crucial examination for students seeking admission to various central universities across India. The NTA every year releases CUET UG Application forms in the month of April, 2024. The Common university entrance test is being introduced for admission into all UG Programmes in all Central Universities for Academic Session 2024-25 under the Ministry of Education. The CUET (UG) 2024 is being offered in 380 cities, including 26 cities outside India.

CUET 2025 Important Dates

Application Start DateMarch 2025
Application End DateApril 2025
Admit Card Release dateTwo weeks before the exam
Exam DateMay 2025
Result DeclarationJune 2025

CUET 2025 Overview

Exam Name and yearCUET UG 2024
Conducted byNTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of ExaminationPen Paper Based + CBT (Computer Based test)
Total Questions 40 out 50 questions for all test papers and 50 out 60 for the General Test (Choice of 10 Questions)
DurationDuration for all test papers 45 Minutes Except for Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics, Accountancy, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Computer Science/ Informatics Practice, and General Tests which would be 60 minutes.
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  1. Section I (Language Proficiency): English or Hindi (depending on the candidate’s preference)
  2. Section II (Domain-Specific Subjects): Subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology)
  3. Section III (General Test): General knowledge, current affairs, general mental ability, numerical ability, and logical and analytical reasoning


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The Tests (other than the “Language” Test) are offered in 33 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, Arabic, Bodo, Chinese, Dogri, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Nepali, Persian, Russian and Santhali, Spanish, Sanskrit, Tibetan


  • Exam mode: The examination is online in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • Questions Type: The question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)type questions.
  • Language: There will be 33 languages (Language 1 A 13 and Language 1 B 20) for the UG-level course.
  • Time Duration: For Slot I, candidates will be given 3 hours 15 minutes 3 hours 45 minutes for Slot II.
  • of Sections: CUET UG will include 3sections Section IA, Section IB, Section II and Section III.
  • Total No. of Questions:175 (50 For Language 1A and 1B, 50 domain subject specific and 75 General Test) questions will be asked in the question paper.
  • Marking Scheme marks 4 for each correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.


  • There will be 1-marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative marking – 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer.


  • Test – Merit List based on the scorecard of CUET (UG).
  • Counselling
  • Document Verification


The NTA will release CUET UG Answer key after Conducting exam on Official website. If Candidate is not satisfied from given answer in answer key they can challenge on it. Candidate can challenge on the answer key with a non-refundable online payment of Rs. 200/- per Question challenged as processing charges. The provisional answer key likely to be displayed for two to three days. It is a national-level examination.

What is CUET UG Exam 2024?

CUET UG is a standardized entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into undergraduate programs across central universities in India. The test aims to assess the candidate’s proficiency in subjects relevant to their chosen field of study.

CUET 2025 Syllabus

Section I: Language Proficiency

This section assesses the candidate’s proficiency in either English or Hindi. Candidates can choose the language they are more comfortable with.

  1. English
  2. Reading Comprehesion: Passages (factual, Narrative and literary)
  3. Grammar:
    1. Tenses
    1. Subject-Verb Agreement
    1. Articles
    1. Prepositions
    1. Conjunctions
    1. Punctuation
  • Vocabulary:
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • One-word Substitution
    • Idioms and Phrases
    • Homonyms and Homophones
  • Writing Skills:
    • Sentence Structure
    • Para Jumbles
    • Error Spotting
    • Sentence Improvement
  • Hindi
  • पाठबोध: गद्यांश (तथ्यात्मक, कथा और साहित्यिक)
  • व्याकरण:
    • काल
    • क्रिया और क्रिया के रूप
    • संधि और समास
    • विलोम शब्द
    • मुहावरे और लोकोक्तियाँ
  • शब्दावली:
    • पर्यायवाची और विलोम शब्द
    • एकार्थक शब्द
  • लेखन कौशल:
    • वाक्य संरचना
    • वाक्य पुनर्व्यवस्था
    • अशुद्धि संशोधन
    • वाक्य सुधार

Section II: Domain – Specific Subjects

  1. Physics
  • Mechanics: Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion
  • Thermodynamics: Thermal Properties of Matter, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Thermodynamics
  • Electromagnetism: Electric Charges and Fields, Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Optics: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics
  • Modern Physics: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of Elements and Periodicity, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Coordination Compounds
  • Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen and Nitrogen, Biomolecules
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra: Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Matrices and Determinants
  • Calculus: Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Integration, Differential Equations
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometric Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Applications of Trigonometry
  • Geometry: Coordinate Geometry, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability: Measures of Dispersion, Probability, Random Variables and Probability Distributions.
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology: Cell Structure and Function, Biomolecules, Cell Cycle and Cell Division
  • Genetics and Evolution: Principles of Inheritance and Variation, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, Evolution
  • Human Physiology: Digestion and Absorption, Breathing and Exchange of Gases, Body Fluids and Circulation, Excretory Products and Their Elimination, Locomotion and Movement, Neural Control and Coordination, Chemical Coordination and Integration
  • Plant Physiology: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants, Respiration in Plants, Plant – Growth and Development

SECTION III: General Test

  1. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Current Affairs: Important events of national and international importance
  • History: Indian History, World History
  • Geography: Physical Geography, Human Geography
  • Political Science: Indian Polity, Constitution of India
  • Economics: Basic Economic Concepts, Indian Economy
  • General Mental Ability
  • Logical Reasoning: Logical Sequences, Analogies, Syllogisms, Statements and Conclusions
  • Numerical Ability: Number Systems, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages
  • Analytical Reasoning: Data Interpretation, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction Sense Test

What is the right way to prepare for CUET UG Exam ?

  1. Thorough Understanding: Ensure a solid understanding of each topic listed in the syllabus.
  2. Structured Study Plan: Create a detailed study plan that allocates sufficient time for each section and topic.
  3. Regular Practice: Practice previous years’ question papers and take mock tests to build confidence and improve time management.
  4. Revision: Regularly revise the topics you have studied to retain information better.
  5. Stay Updated: Keep up with current affairs by reading newspapers, magazines, and reliable online sources.

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