CUET UG 2023: NTA increases fees, reduces number of questions; know major changes

The NTA has announced major changes in the CUET 2023 exam pattern, registration fees and number of questions to be attempted in the exam. Know changes here.

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Anu Parthiban | February 10, 2023 | 11:59 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has begun the Common University Entrance Test (CUET UG 2023) registration for undergraduate, postgraduate admission in central universities and other participating institutions. Candidates will be able to apply at cuet.samarth.ac.in before CUET 2023 application form last date.

CUET UG 2023 Application Form Live: Registration begins at cuet.samarth.ac.in; Exam pattern, dates

The NTA has announced some major changes in the CUET 2023 exam pattern, registration fees and number of questions to be attempted in the exam. Aspirants who wish to appear for the undergraduate entrance exam can check the changes introduced for CUET UG 2023 here.

CUET 2023: Major changes introduced

Here’s the list of changes introduced by the NTA for this year’s CUET UG 2023 exam.

Increase in number of slots - The NTA held the CUET exam in two slots last year - shift 1 from 9 AM to 12.15 PM and shift 2 from 3 PM to 6.45 PM. However, it has been increased to 3 slots this year.

Increase in number of subject choices - Candidates applying for the exam could last year choose 9 subjects only, however, this academic year, they will be able to choose maximum of 10 subjects from all three sections.

Increase in CUET 2023 registration fees - CUET UG 2023 fees is charged based on the number of subjects chosen by the candidates. Last year, general category students opting for up to four subjects had to pay a CUET registration fee of Rs 650. But this year, they will have to pay a fee of Rs 750 for up to 3 subjects. Those appearing from outside India have to now pay Rs 3,750 for 3 subjects and a maximum of Rs 11,000 for 10 subjects. Last year, they had to submit Rs 3,000 despite the number of subjects chosen.

Applicants can find the detailed CUET 2023 fee structure in the table below.

Number of subjects

General

OBC)- (NCL)

/ EWS

SC/ST/PwBD/

Third gender

Centres outside India

Up to 3 subjects

Rs 750

Rs 700

Rs 650

Rs 3,750

Up to 7 Subjects

Rs 1500

Rs 1,400

Rs 1,300

Rs 7,500

Up to 10 subjects

Rs 1,750

Rs 1,650

Rs 1,550

Rs 11,000

Number of questions to be attempted reduced - The NTA has reduced the number of questions to be attempted by candidates for CUET exam 2023. While Section 1A and 1B has the same pattern, the number of questions to be attempted in section 2 and 3 has been reduced. Candidates can check the change in CUET 2023 number of questions and exam pattern here.

Section

Subjects

Questions to be attempted in CUET 2023

Questions to be attempted in CUET 2022

Section 1A -

Languages

There are 13 different languages. Any of

these languages may be chosen.

40 questions to be

attempted out of 50 in each language


40 questions

out of 50 in

each language


Section 1B - Language

There are 20 Languages. Any of these

languages may be chosen.

40 questions to be

attempted out of 50 in each language

40 questions

out of 50 in

each language


Section 2 -

Domain

There are 27 Domains specific subjects being

offered under this section.

35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50.


40 questions

out of 50 in

each subject


Section 3 -

General Test

For any such undergraduate programme /

programmes being offered by Universities

where a General Test is being used for admission

50 Questions to be

attempted out of 60


60 questions

out of 75

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