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CUET PG 2024: Exam from March 11 to 28; Single Window Entrance Exam for PG Admission in TISS, BHU, DU, JNU and Other Universities; Last Date – February 7, 2024; Check Pattern, Syllabus, Top Colleges/Universities

 

NTA has extended the last date to apply for CUET PG 2024 exam till February 7, 2024. Conducted by National Testing Agency, CUET PG 2024 is a single window entrance exam leading to admission in Post Graduate programs in top Central, State and Deemed Universities. The Registration and application process for CUET PG 2024 is open. Those who have passed bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for CUET PG 2024. The application process is online and can be completed pgcuet.samarth.ac.in.  

 

CUET PG 2024: Latest Updates

  • CUET PG 2024 Exam dates: March 11 to 28, 2024
  • Last Date to Apply for CUET PG 2024: February 7, 2024
  • 150+ Universities/Colleges To Accept CUET PG 2024 Score for PG Admission 2024
  • Top Universities/Colleges include: DU, BHU, JNU, TISS, NSUT

Read Table of Contents below to know all about CUET PG 2024 Important dates and details, exam pattern, syllabus, Eligibility, How to apply, application fees, Top Colleges accepting CUET PG Score among others:

 

Table of Contents

  1. What is CUET-PG 2024?
  2. CUET PG 2024 Highlights
  3. CUET PG 2024 Important Dates
  4. CUET PG 2024 Exam Pattern
  5. CUET PG 2024 Syllabus
  6. CUET PG 2024 Preparation Tips
  7. CUET PG 2024 Eligibility Criteria
  8. CUET PG 2024 Registration: How to Apply for CUET PG 2024?
  9. CUET PG 2024 Admit Card
  10. CUET PG 2024 Test Centres
  11. CUET PG 2024 Participating Colleges/ Universities

What is CUET-PG 2024?

The CUET PG 2024 – the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) exam 2024 is the entrance exam for admission 2024 to post graduate courses, offered by Central, State, and other participating Universities, Institutions, Organisations, and Autonomous Colleges. National Testing Agency has been mandated by the Ministry of Education and UGC to conduct Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission into Postgraduate Programmes in these institutes. The CUET (PG) provides a single- window opportunity for all Postgraduate students seeking admission to any of the Central Universities (CUs) or other participating organisations, including State Universities, Deemed to be Universities, and Private Universities across the country.

 

CUET 2024 is a computer based test and the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct it in 300+ cities across India and 24 Cities Outside-India. More than 150 Universities and colleges including Delhi University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Jawahar Lal Nehru University, BHU, Jamia, AMU among others will accept CUET PG 2024 score for admission 2024 to their post graduate programs. A single Examination will enable the Candidates to cover a wide outreach and be part of the admissions process to various Central Universities. The CUET (PG) - 2024 will be conducted in CBT mode in 03 shifts for PG admissions 2024.

 

2. CUET PG 2024 Highlights

The CUET PG 2024 Exam details given below include the various salient features of the exam:

CUET PG Exam Details 2024
CUET PG 2024 Exam Highlights
CUET PG Full Form
Common University Entrance Test for admission to Post Graduate courses in Central, State, Private, Deemed and Autonomous Universities and colleges
CUET PG 2024 Exam Date
March 11 to 28, 2024
CUET PG Exam Structure
Duration of Exam: 105 Minutes
Total Questions: 75 Questions
Marking Scheme: 4 Marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking: -1mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
CUET PG 2024 Slot Timings
Examination would be conducted in three shifts as below:
Shift-1: 09.00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M
Shift-2: 12:45 P.M. to 02:30 P.M.
Shift-3: 04:30 P.M. to 06:15 P.M.
Maximum Number of Question Papers you can Choose
4
Compulsory Subjects and Languages for DU BMS/BBA CUET 2023
Any one Language from List A+ Mathematics+Any two other subjects like Business Studies, Economics/ Business Economics, Entrepreneurship (Please note at least one subject should be from the list 1B)+ Section-III General Test – Check All Key Details Below
CUET-PG Exam 2024 Conducting body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
CUET PG Testing Mode
LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Type of Questions in CUET PG 2024
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Medium of CUET PG Question Paper
  • The candidate can choose General paper as a Subject. The comprehension part of these papers would be English or Hindi as chosen by the candidate during registration.
  • Humanities, Sciences and Common papers would be bilingual (English & Hindi).
  • Languages papers will be in concerned language except Linguistic which would be in English.
  • The English version of the questions in the question papers except languages and Acharya, will be taken as final.
CUET PG 2024 Registration & Application process
Online
CUET PG 2024 Registration & Application fee
Rs.1200/- upto 2 test papers; Rs.600 for each additional test paper (Fee covers CUET PG Registration, CUET Application & Exam Fee) 
CUET PG 2024 Eligibility Criteria
  • Passed the bachelor degree/equivalent examination or appearing in 2024 can appear in CUET (PG) 2024 examination.
  • No age limit for the candidates.
Difficulty level of the exam
Moderate to Difficult
Top CUET PG Colleges Accepting CUET 2024 Exam for PG admission
Delhi University; Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS); Banaras Hindu University (BHU); NSUT; NEHU; IIIT Lucknow; other central universities

3. CUET PG 2024 Important Dates
All the CUET PG 2024 important dates are released by NTA for PG entrance exam. Shared below in the tabular form are the CUET 2024 PG exam application dates, CUET 2024 PG exam dates and others. NTA has announced the CUET 2024 important dates for all the activities like registration and other PG CUET important dates:

CUET PG 2024 Exam Activity
CUET PG 2024 Dates
CUET PG 2024 Registration Start Date through Website (https://pgcuet.samarth.ac.in/)
26 December 2023
CUET PG 2024 Registration Last Date
February 7, 2024 (Till 11.50 PM)
CUET PG 2024 Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/UPI
February 8, 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M.)
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only 09 February 2024 to 11 February 2024 (upto 11:50 P.M.)
Advance Exam City Intimation before CUET PG 2024 Admit Card Release
04 March 2024
Downloading Starts for CUET PG 2024 Admit Cards from NTA website
07 March 2024
Date of CUET PG 2024 Examination
11 March 2024 to 28 March 2024
CUET PG 2024 Answer Key Challenges
04 April 2024
CUET 2024 Test Duration & Exam Shifts
  • 1 hour 45 minutes (105 Minutes)
  • Exam in 3 Shifts
CUET PG 2024 Timing of Examination
Will be announced later on the website. Expected Slot wise Timings are:
Shift-1: 09.00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M
Shift-2: 12:45 P.M. to 02:30 P.M.
Shift-3: 04:30 P.M. to 06:15 P.M.
CUET PG Website(s)

4. CUET PG 2024 Exam Pattern
CUET (PG) 2024 will be conducted in Computer Based Test mode only. The medium of Question Paper for CUET (PG) 2024 will be English and Hindi (Bilingual) except for languages, M. Tech Higher Sciences and Acharya papers (except Hindu Studies, Baudha Dharshan and Indian Knowledge System. For the correctness of the questions in all the question papers the English version will be taken as final except in language and Sahitya papers.

 

CUET PG 2024: Exam Structure
There are 5 sets of question paper codes with number of subject options. Structure of Examination for CUET (PG) - 2024 is as follows:

List of CUET (PG) Question Papers and Courses
CUET PG 2024 Subjects
Common Test Papers for CUET PG 2024
22 Paper codes for diverse courses including MA Education; Mass Communication and Journalism; General MBA, Marketing & Finance Management, Tourism, Travel & Hotel Management, Business Analytics, Sales & Marketing; Agri-Business Management; Commerce, Business Finance, Accounting & Taxation, Economic Administration and Financial Management; Economics, Financial Economics, Business Economics, Rural Economics; Disaster Studies
Test Papers for Languages
41 Paper codes for various Language papers including English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Linguistics, Begali, Assamese, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu among others
Science Test Papers
30 Paper codes for diverse Science Subjects including Ancient Indian History, Culture & Arch, Anthropology, Applied Arts, Art and Aesthetics, Dance, Development and Labour Studies, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Home science, Music, Painting, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Textile design, Pottery, Theatre, Rabindra Sangit among others
M.Tech/Higher Sciences Test Papers
12 Paper codes for various subjects including Engineering subjects, Dairy Technology, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Food Engineering, Nano Technology, Water engineering among others
Acharya Test Papers
26 Paper codes for diverse Acharya subjects Shiksha Shastri, Shiksha Acharya, Agama, Baudha Darshan, Hindu studies, Dharma Shastra among others

Important Notes on CUET 2024 PG Exam Pattern

  • Candidate can choose maximum of four question paper codes.
  • There is no General Test with each paper
  • The candidate can choose General paper as a Subject
  • The comprehension part of these papers would be in English or Hindi as chosen by the candidate during registration
  • Duration of Exam will be of 105 Minutes
  • The Question paper will have 75 Questions
  • Four marks will be awarded for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • Languages papers will be in concerned language except Linguistic which would be in English
  • M.Tech/Higher Sciences would be in English only
  • Acharya Papers would be in Sanskrit except Hindu Studies, Indian Knowledge System and Baudha Darshan
  • Humanities, Sciences and Common papers would be bilingual (English & Hindi)
  • CUET PG 2024 Exam will be conducted in three shifts
  • The English version of the questions in the question papers except languages and Acharya, will be taken as final

5. CUET PG 2024 Syllabus
The CUET PG 2024 syllabus for all the question papers is available on the CUET PG 2024 website pgcuet.samarth.ac.in/index.php/site/syllabus. You can download the CUET PG 2024 syllabus Pdf  for each test paper and subject.

 

6. CUET PG 2024 Preparation Tips
You should go through the following CUET PG 2024 Exam preparation tips and best books for preparation to score well in the exam:

 

6.1 Check CUET PG 2024 Exam Pattern
You should carefully understand and check well the CUET PG 2024 test pattern. This will help you in devising yours preparation strategy. With the awareness of questions, number of sections, marking scheme, and important topics you will be able to formulate CUET PG preparation plan.

 

6.2 Check and Understand CUET PG 2024 Syllabus
Thoroughly understand the CUET PG Syllabus 2024. You can download and review the syllabus. Categorize Syllabus topics into different groups – one that requires deep attention and the other which are your strong areas. Please note that question papers may have questions on any topic from the syllabus. You need to cover the complete syllabus for the subject.

 

6.3 Prepare a Timetable
Spend time wisely prepare a well-structured study schedule.  Creating a timetable will help you in optimising your preparation time for different subjects. As such you need to develop and adhere to a timetable as part of your CUET PG 2024 strategy.

 

6.4 Practice More and Revise Meticulously
While preparing for CUET PG 2024 you should take More mock tests, work on sample papers, and solve previous CUET PG papers. This will help you understand the variety of questions, how to approach and solve them, question paper difficulty level. Regular practice, will improve your accuracy and will improve your confidence level. Adhere to time to time revision. Rereading the subject topics reinforces previously acquired information.

 

6.5 CUET PG 2024 Preparation Books 
Best books for CUET PG 2024 preparation are:

 

CUET PG Exam Preparation Books for Language Comprehension Section: VARC

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’- by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha
  • Latest RC Passages and practice questions provided by Study centres like TIME, CL among others
  • Editorial and short articles published in English news papers
  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis
  • ‘High School English Grammar & Composition’ – by Wren & Martin
  • Regularly solve the Verbal Ability questions from your study material especially on Para summary, Jumbled Paragraphs

CUET PG Preparation Books for Quantitative Techniques and DI

  • ‘How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT’ – by Nishit K.Sinha, Published by Pearson
  • ‘The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams’

CUET PG Preparation Books for Reasoning

  • ‘Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)

CUET PG Preparation Books for Current Affairs (GK)
One of the important sections for CUET preparation is the Current Affairs (GK). Your current Affairs preparation for CMAT should cover all the important topics and events and changes at national and international level. GK for CMAT exam is as important as other sections and cannot be avoided.

 

7. CUET PG 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • For appearing in the CUET (PG) 2024, there is no age limit for the candidates.
  • The candidates who have passed the bachelor degree/equivalent examination or appearing in 2024 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET (PG) 2024 examination. However, the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria of the University in which they are desirous of taking admission.
  • For admission in Universities through CUET (PG)-2024, the existing policies regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences etc. of the respective University shall be applicable.
  • As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for every University, the candidates should visit the University website to which they are applying for their respective programs.
  • Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the eligibility criteria laid down by the University they are applying to.
  • Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing pass marks at the test does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Programme unless he/she fulfils the Programme wise eligibility conditions of the University they are applying to.

8. CUET PG 2024 Registration: How to Apply for CUET PG 2024?

  • You should read carefully the Instructions how to fill up the Application Form online given in the Information Bulletin available on the NTA Website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
  • You can apply for CUET (PG) - 2024 through the “Online” mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Submission of Application Form could be made by the candidate online through the NTA website: https://pgcuet.samarth.ac.in/
  • Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form and Read carefully to ensure your eligibility.

Step by Step Process to Complete CUET PG 2024 Registration Form
Follow the steps given below to Register for CUET PG 2024 and Apply Online:

 

Step 1: Registration Form: Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system-generated Application Number. The candidate should supply the required details while filling the Online Application Form and is also required to create PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the personal details, an Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future reference/correspondence. For subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system-generated Application Number and created Password.

 

Step 2: Application Form: The Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created Password for completing the Application Form including filling up of personal details, applying for the Paper, choosing the Examination Cities, providing the details of Educational Qualifications, and uploading the images and documents. Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph and Signature.

  • i. The recent photograph should be either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background.
  • ii. Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format (clearly legible).
  • iii. The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).
  • iv. The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible) [Note: The Candidate has to upload only his/her own photograph and signature as mentioned above (and not of anybody else) in a correct/proper manner.

Please check your photograph and signature before submission of the Application Form. In case the photograph or signature is blurred or not visible to identify the identity of the candidate, the application will be rejected and no option for correction or revision will be permitted thereafter.

 

Step 3: Fee Payment: After completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates have to pay the requisite examination fee. The fee can be submitted only online through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI Services. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway.

 

Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

  • All 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings.
  • Candidates shall ensure that the information entered by them in their respective online Application Form is correct.
  • All candidates must ensure that they have provided the correct e-mail address and mobile number.
  • Information provided by the candidates in their respective online Application Forms, like, the name of the candidate, contact details, address details, category, PwBD status, educational qualification details, date of birth, choice of exam cities, etc. will be treated as final.
  • Any request for change in such particulars will not be considered by NTA under any circumstances.
  • Any request for change in information after the completion of the correction window will not be entertained
  • NTA is facilitating all candidates with an additional platform of DigiLocker to download their documents like Confirmation Page, Admit Card, Score Cards, etc. Candidates are advised to visit the NTA/Samarth PG Website and check their e-mails also regularly.
  • Candidates shall appear at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the date, shift, and time indicated on their Admit Cards issued by the NTA in due course through its Website.

8.1 CUET PG 2024 Registration Fees
CUET PG 2024 Registration and application Fees Payable by Candidates through: Net-Banking/ Debit Card /Credit Card / UPI/Wallet, is as below:

Category
CXUET PG 2024 Application Fees payable upto 2 Test Papers
CUET PG 2024 Application Fees payable for each Additional Test Paper
General
Rs.1200
Rs.600
OBC-NCL/Gen-EWS
Rs.1000
Rs.500
SC/ST/Third Gender
Rs. 900
Rs.500
PwBD
Rs. 800
Rs.500

9. CUET PG 2024 Admit Card

  • NTA will release CUET PG 2024 e-Admit Card on March 4, 2024 provisionally to the candidates through the NTA/ Samarth website: https://pgcuet.samarth.ac.in/, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions and receipt of the prescribed application fee by NTA.
  • The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website. The candidate will appear in the examination at the given Centre on the date and shift/timing as indicated in his/her e-Admit Card.
  • No intimation regarding the release of Admit card will be sent through mail etc.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination Centre, on the date and shift/time other than that allotted to him/her in his/her Admit Card.
  • In case a candidate is unable to download his/her Admit Card from the website, he/she should approach the NTA Help Line Number: 011-40759000 between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • The candidates should read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and strictly follow them during the examination.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signature shown in the e-Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the NTA Help Line between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. In such a case, the candidate would appear in the examination with the already downloaded Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make corrections in the record later.
  • In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for CUET (PG) - 2024 would be issued at the Examination Centres.
  • The candidates must not mutilate the Admit Card or change any entry made therein.
  • Candidates are advised to preserve their Admit Cards in good condition for future reference.
  • No Admit Card shall be issued to the candidates whose applications are found to be incomplete for any reasons (including indistinct/ doubtful photographs/unsigned Applications) or who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria for the examination.

10. CUET PG 2024 Test Centres
CUET (PG) - 2024 will be conducted in 300 cities in India, and 24 cities abroad provided there are sufficient numbers of candidates in the City. While applying, candidates have to select two cities of their choice based on their Permanent Address or Present Address. Efforts will be made to allot the city of examination to the candidates in order of choice opted by them in their online Application Form. However, due to administrative/logistic reasons, a different city can be allotted. In case, there are very few candidates from a City, the NTA reserves the right to merge cities. The decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of the City/Centre shall be final. No further correspondence or request shall be entertained in such a case.

 

11. CUET PG 2024 Participating Colleges/ Universities
There are 150+ Central Universities, State, and other participating Universities, Institutions, Organisations, and Autonomous Colleges which will accept CUET PG 2024 Exam score for admission 2024 to their various post graduate programmes. Some of the top institutes are:

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai
  • University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
  • Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSPU) New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Lucknow
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli
  • Delhi Technological University (DTU) Earlier known as Delhi College of Engineering
  • Netaji Subhas  University of Technology, Delhi

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 26-12-2023 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 26-12-2023 10:00 AM to 31-01-2024 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 07-03-2024 11:00 AM to 11-03-2024 11:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Monday, March 11, 2024 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 18:15 (Confirm)
    Result: 10-04-2024 11:00 AM (Confirm)

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