NTA CURE 2023: Stage 2 exams from March 14; schedule, centres, paper pattern

CURE 2023: The University of Hyderabad and the Central University of Jharkhand will conduct the stage 2 exams independently.

The stage 2 exam will be conducted in the four universities. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)The stage 2 exam will be conducted in the four universities. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Vikas Kumar Pandit | March 5, 2024 | 08:04 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the schedule for the Central University Recruitment Examination (CURE) 2023 stage 2 descriptive exam. The admit card for CURE 2023 stage 2 descriptive type exam will soon be made available on the official website of NTA, nta.ac.in.

As per the official notice, CURE stage 2 exam is scheduled to take place on March 14, 15, 19, and 20. The examination will be conducted in three shifts. The first shift is set to take place from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, the second shift is scheduled from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and the third shift is allocated from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The stage 2 exam will be conducted in the four universities, including Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala; Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari; English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad; Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.

The NTA informed that the University of Hyderabad and the Central University of Jharkhand will independently conduct their CURE 2023 stage 2 exam. The schedule for this examination will be issued directly by the respective universities.

The CURE stage 2 descriptive exam is divided into two parts. Part 1 includes essay writing, comprehension writing, letter writing, and drafting. Each question in this section carries a total of 15 marks, and the overall weightage for part 1 is 60 marks.

Part 2 is a domain-specific exam and comprises eight questions, each carrying five marks. The complete CURE stage 2 exam will have a total marking scheme of 100 marks, encompassing both parts 1,2.

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NTA CURE 2023: Stage 2 exam schedule

The CURE 2023 stage 2 exam schedule is given in the table below.



March 14

Section officer, senior assistant, assistant, personal assistant, private secretary

Office assistant, junior office assistant, semi-professional assistant, upper division clerk, lower division clerk, Hindi typist

Statistical assistant

March 15

Senior technical assistant, senior technical assistant (Computer)

Security officer, assistant security officer

Officer, assistant security officer, security inspector

Technical assistant, laboratory assistant

Hindi translator


Assistant engineer(electrical), junior engineer(electrical)

Assistant engineer (civil), junior engineer (civil)

March 19

Professional assistant

Library assistant, junior professional assistant

Library attendant

March 20

Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS)

Cook, kitchen attendant, hostel attendant


Estate officer

Laboratory attendant

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