What is CUET and how to prepare for CUET 2023?

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5 Dec 2022

In this era the competition in the field of education is enormous and I believe we act as the doers as well as the receivers here. Just like any other examination, CUET has played a huge role in toning down the perplexity and giving clarity and equality to the examination and the students opting for it. Under the Ministry of Education, The Central University Entrance Test (CUET) has been introduced to UG and PG programs in every Central Universities starting from the academic year 2022-2023. Introducing this has turned many tables around by giving equal opportunities and a common platform to students from every corner of India.

CUET is an all rounder examination and the beginning of the preparation starts from the day one of your board preparation. Performing well in CUET examinations starts from you preparing every topic of every subject in a way that it stays in your memory for a long time and so on. Practice is the only key to improve your aptitude skills for the NTA CUET 2023 exam. We know, easier said than done. On such occasions we have come helping you with the necessary information regarding the next CUET examination and after that helping you with an elaborate question Bank of all the vital subjects that are there for you to prepare.

You guys can keep aside all the questions and head out to read this. We are sure by the end you will know all about CUET that you require.


Is CUET compulsory?

Compulsory is not the term that we would use to define CUET. We would rather say that CUET is a very vital examination that helps aspiring students to approach their dream university without any criteria based on their prior examination.

On a general basis every student is evaluated based on their 12th-cut off marks and thus everyone does not have the equal opportunity to take admissions according to their choice. CUET comes with this opportunity that we just mentioned about. CUET is validated by all streams except Engineering, MBA, MBBS, and Law.

CUET just did not help students apply equally but also set a very fair mode of examination with the help of which students get to chase their individual subjects without any complexity.

Companies like us are trying our best to help every student chase what they want, and sit for CUET examinations with their best version of knowledge and awareness. You can access CUET related e-books on Calibr here and prepare for CUET confidently!

When will the CUET exam be conducted in 2023?

The process of the admit card will go throughout the month of June. Slots for the UG courses and PG courses are different in this case. The UG Online application form releases by the 1st to 2nd week of May 2023 and the last week to submit the application form is 4th of May,2023. Similarly for the PG courses it releases by 1st week of April, 2023 and the last week of submitting the admission form is 3rd week of June, 2023. The admit card that acts as a hall ticket is received in the following month for the respective courses. That implies 1st week of June for UG courses and second week of July for PG courses. 

The actual examination will be held in the 2nd week of June, 2023 and for PG course it is the 3rd week of July.

It has every rule that you will find in a school annual exam even when the mode of examination by NTA (National Testing Agency) is absolutely online. The fee charged for the examination is also to be paid online via online mode like Debit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking and UPI, and will be received by the authorised source.


Is the general test compulsory for CUET?

The General Test is present in the 3rd section of the language paper. When it comes to talking about it being compulsory, then it would be a “no”. The General Test is obligatory for about 60% of the courses that validate CUET. On the other hand, for the remaining 40% you can appear for the general test. A plus point is that the General Test helps you score and escalate your chances of performing better in the examination. We will help you set strategies to excel in the general test not just by ramming your mind all over but also by taking interest in the knowledge that waits for you there.


What is a domain specific subject in CUET?

Let us understand the meaning of the word ‘domain’ here. Domain on a day to day basis is known as origin, or specialisation. The Domain specific subject in CUET is the no.2 section of the examination. It is for students who want to take diverse subjects for their UG courses. There are 27 subjects in total and one candidate can select 6 subjects amongst these.

Based on your chosen University’s criteria you will have to select the subjects and the choices must align with the University. Time to time there are certain interdisciplinary subjects where again there will be two parts. The first part will be compulsory for everyone and the second part will have sub-parts that you will have to attempt on the basis of you and your university’s requirements and eligibility.


Will NEET and JEE merge with CUET?

Such a merge is a big step and honestly a very big transformation in the syllabus. But as of now there is no such step being taken of merging the NEET, JEE with CUET. Looks like it will take at least two years to decide upon the structure of the merge of the three exams and to conduct a combined test. The Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan clarified the news and asked the students not to be afraid. Meanwhile, Students have also been asked by the Minister to give their suggestions on the content of the books and study material for the National Curriculum Framework Citizen Survey. It was told that their thoughts and ideas will be taken into consideration.


What is Phase 1 and Phase 2 in CUET?

The phase 1 and phase 2 are basically two phases aligned to which the CUET exam is usually held. Taking this year’s (2022) example, the UG Phase 1 examination was held from 15th July to 20th July on the dates- 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th. Similarly UG phase 2 was held on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th of August.

The reason behind the two phases in the examination is absolute security. The exam was scheduled four days post the admit card was issued. Therefore the students whose admit cards were issued around the second week of July were included in the Phase 1 and the students whose admit cards were issued by the end of July, belonged to the Phase 2.

The Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) is basically an online-based test that evaluates the candidate's capacity to solve problems, process data and think critically. This requisite is pertinent for students who aim to gain admission into the 45 prestigious central universities of the country.

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