CUET to be conducted for PG admission in Delhi University

Delhi University. (
Delhi University: IANS/

Delhi University will no more hold the existing postgraduate entrance test (Delhi University Entrance Test). Instead, it has decided to conduct the postgraduate admission process through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) from the next academic year onwards.

CUET PG is an all-India entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to several central and other participating universities.

However, the admissions to 50 per cent seats to graduate students from the university will be done as earlier, on the basis of their merit in the DU qualifying examinations. The admissions to the remaining 50 per cent of seats will be done on the basis of CUET PG score.

The CUET PG 2023 notification is expected to be published by April next year. The CUET PG was held for the first time in the ongoing academic year. Admissions to a total of 42 universities were done on the basis of the entrance examination scores.

Here are certain general guidelines for the 2023 entrance test on the basis of this year’s examination:

• Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode. Objective type Multiple-Choice questions.
• The examination will be held in two slots, morning and afternoon, daily over a window of several days for different courses. A candidate can appear for up to three subjects, one each in one slot. They can opt for more subjects by remitting additional fees.
• Two-hour long exam.
• Over 500 exam centers across main cities.

Examinations in three patterns
There are two sections in pattern-1 and pattern-2. Part A (25 questions and Part B (75 questions)

» Part A – 25 questions (verbal, numerical, GK; only verbal questions for certain BEd programs)
» Part B – 75 questions (questions to be based on subjects for which admission is sought). This pattern is followed for English, Hindi, and Sanskrit languages; Humanities subjects like Economics, Philosophy, and History; and those like Botany and Life Science.

» Part A – 25 questions (verbal, GK, quantitative ability)
» Part B – 75 questions (on the basis of subjects for which admission is sought). This pattern is followed for Engineering subjects like Civil, Transport Science & Technology, Mechanical; Indian languages including Malayalam; and for MA programmes and certain B.Ed programmes in foreign languages like German and Arabic.

» 100 questions (verbal, numerical, data interpretation, logical reasoning)

This pattern is followed for certain Engineering programmes like Geotechnical and Food Technology, MBA, MCA, and Railway Systems Engineering.

Candidates can have an idea of the courses available in various Central universities and the pattern of the entrance examination by going through last year’s Information bulletin.


Those preparing for the exam should focus on having thorough graduate-level knowledge of the subjects that they want to pursue in their PG studies. They should also practice a lot of questions on Numerical Aptitude, GK, and Verbal Ability.  

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