CUET-UGC Exam 2024: Changes, centres, and crucial dates you can't miss

Exam preparation
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The revamped Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UGC) is scheduled to take place from May 15 to 31, serving as the gateway for admissions to various courses in 44 central universities and select private/deemed/self-financed universities across the country.

Application process:

Candidates can apply for the exam through the following link: until 11:50 pm on March 26. The application fee can be paid online within the specified deadline. Results are expected to be published on June 30.

Noteworthy changes:

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has implemented significant changes in the examination structure. Candidates can now choose from a reduced number of papers, down from 10 to 6. Additionally, OMR sheets will be utilized alongside computerized tests if the number of students exceeds a certain threshold.

Examination centres:

Examination centres will be set up in all districts in Kerala, as well as Kavaratti in Lakshadweep. Furthermore, there will be 26 international centres in locations such as Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Manama, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh, Singapore, and Colombo. Candidates can select up to four centres, keeping in mind their permanent residence or the state they currently reside in. Centre allocation will be finalized starting April 30.

Application details:

A detailed guide on submitting the application online and paying fees can be found on pages 7-10, 25-29, and 55-57 of the information bulletin. Upon successful payment, candidates will receive an application confirmation page, which should be saved for future reference. Candidates are advised to submit only one application.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates who have completed Plus Two or are currently in Class XII are eligible to apply. Additionally, those with three-year Engineering Diploma certificates can also apply. There is no age limit, but candidates must adhere to the guidelines and rules of the respective universities for admission. Reservation rules will be specific to the universities concerned.

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