Applications can be submitted now for the ‘Central Universities Common Entrance Test, (CUCET), the test being held jointly by seven Central Universities of Bihar, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu, for admission to over 99 Integrated, Post-Graduate & Research Programmes in these Universities.
CUCET provides a single window opportunity for students to participate in the admission process to over 99 Programmes across seven Universities, through a Common Entrance Test.
Programmes: The Programmes offered by the seven participating Central Universities, the intake to each Programme and the eligibility criteria for each is available at www.cub.ac.in/file/cucet12/allprogrammes.pdf. The Programmes include Integrated M.Sc (5 years), Integrated Law (5 years), both after Plus Two, MA (2 years), M.Sc (2 years), M.Sc Tech Mathematics (3 years), M. Arch (2 years), MBA (2 years), M.Tech (2 years) (all after Graduation), Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D and Ph.D (after Post Graduation).
Admission to the above programmes is subject to fulfilling of eligibility conditions by the applicant as notified by the respective Universities and available at their websites. Those awaiting results in the qualifying examination may also apply. However, their admission will be subject to their passing and getting the minimum eligible marks in the qualifying examination, the proof of which should be submitted before the last date fixed for the completion of the admission formalities by the Universities concerned. Those belonging to the SC/ST community will get relaxation of 5% in the minimum requirement prescribed by the concerned University.
Admission to the Central Universities is governed by the Central Educational Institutions (reservation in admission) Act. The respective University reserves the right to launch or drop any academic programme at any stage. Website of the respective Universities may be visited for institution specific details and information.
Admission Test Schedule and Test Centre: Some of the Programmes have Offline Tests while others have Online Tests.
The following courses will have only offline tests.
1 Integrated M.Sc., (Physics)
2 Integrated M.Sc., (Life Sciences)
3 Integrated M.Sc., (Mathematics)
4 Integrated M.Sc., (Chemistry)
5 Integrated M.Sc., (Economics)
6 Integrated B.A. LLB
7 M.A. (English)
8 M.A. (English & Comparative literature)
9 M.A. (Linguistics and Language Technology)
10 M.A. (Hindi)
11 M.A. (Hindi & Comparative Literature)
12 M.A. (Classical Tamil)
13 M.A. (Urdu)
14 Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D (Comparative Literature)
15 Ph.D (English)
16 Ph.D (Hindi)
The Written Admission Test (offline Test) for Integrated & M.A Language Programmes will be held on 3rd June, 2102 at Allahabad, Bandar Sindri (District Ajmer), Bangalore, Bhagalpur, Bubaneshwar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Gaya, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kasargod, Kolkata, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Madurai, New Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvanathapuram, Thiruvarur, Trichur.
The following subjects will have online tests only.
1.M. A. Economics
2.M.A. (Tourism Management)
3.M.A. (International Relations)
4.M.A.( International Relations & Political science)
5.M. A. (Public Policy and Public Administration)
6.M.A.(Public Policy, Law& Governance)
7.M.A.(Human Rights & Conflict Management)
8.M.A. (Defense and Strategic Studies)
10.M.A. (Convergent Journalism)
11.M.A. (Culture & Media Studies)
12.M.A. (Development Studies)
14.M.A.(Communication & Media Studies)
15.M.A. (Mass Communication)
16.M.A. (Communication Management & Advertising)
17.M.A. (Social Work)
18.M.S.W. (Social Work)
21.M.Ed. (Master of Education)
23.M.Sc. (Biotechnology )
25.M.Sc. (Bio Chemistry)
26.M.Sc. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
28.M.Sc. (Environmental Science )
29.M.Sc. (Life Science)
30.M.Sc. (Plant Science)
31.M.Sc. (Animal Science)
32.M.Sc. (Genomic Science)
36.M.A./M.Sc (Applied Mathematics)
37.M.Sc (Applied Mathematics)
38.M.Sc. Tech. (Mathematics)
39.M.Sc./ M. A. (Statistics (Actuarial))
40.M.Sc. (Statistics )
41.M.Sc. (Financial Economics)
42.M.Sc. (General Economics)
43.M.Sc. (Computer Science)
44.M.Sc. (Information Technology)
45.M.Sc. (Geo Informatics)
50.MBA (Tourism and Travel Management)
51.MBA (Human Resource Management)
52.M. Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering)
53.M.Tech (Computer Science)
54.Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D (Economics)
56.Integrated M.Phil /Ph.D (Physics)
58.Integrated M.Phil /Ph.D (Biochemistry)
60.Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D (Genomics)
61.Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D (Taxonomy)
62.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D (English)
63.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D (Management)
65.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D. (International Relations)
66.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D. (Tourism Management)
67.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D. (Public Policy & Public Administration)
68.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D. Mathematics
70.Integrated M. Phil / Ph.D. Education
75.Ph.D (Computer Science)
76.Ph.D (Computer Science and Engineering)
77.Ph.D (Environmental Science)
79.Ph.D (Culture and Media Studies)
80.Ph.D (Public Policy, Law and Governance)
81.Ph.D (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
83.Ph.D (Social Work)
The Online test for all non language M.A, M.Sc., MBA, M. Pharm, M.Tech, M.Arch & M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes will be held on 9th & 10th June 2012 at Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhagalpur, Bikaner, Bubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Gaya, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kasargod, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvanathapuram, Thiruvarur, Trichur, Udaipur .
In this the candidate, will be answering a normal multiple choice question paper in a computer. The candidate will be delivered a randomized question paper in the test centre in computer and he / she, has to choose their answers using the mouse and key pad. All the candidates for online test will be given a 10 minutes practice session before the test to familiarize themselves with the system and method.
During the exam, the candidates will be able to view the number of questions answered / balance to the answered, time left etc., on their screen. The candidates will be able to navigate through the question paper and answer questions as they do in a normal question paper. They will be able to print their score card at the end of the examination. If the number of candidates opting for a particular centre is not viable, they will be allocated to the nearest centre. The decision of the convener is final in this regard.
Scheme of Online Test: Online test for all the M.Sc Programmes, Non-Language, M.A. Programmes, M. Arch, M.Tech & M.Com will be of 120 minutes duration with questions in two parts. Part A will have 35 questions, all of which are to be answered. The questions will be from General Knowledge and Awareness. Part B will have 65 questions, all of which are to be answered. These questions will be from subject specific paper.
For MBA, there will be 100 multiple choice questions to be answered from English, Mathematics, logical reasoning etc. in 120 minutes.
For Integrated M. Phil/Ph.D & Ph.D Programmes, the test will have 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in the relevant subject in 120 minutes.
Certain courses have additional screening process such as interviews/group discussions etc where applicable. Details of the courses for which this procedure is adopted, can be had from the website of the participating Universities.
Scheme of Offline Examination: Offline Test will be a ‘Paper & Pencil’ Test, where the candidate will have to go to a test centre and write the exam. For all Integrated M.Sc. programmes after 10+2, the Question paper will have to parts, with Part A having 35 questions from General Knowledge and awareness, all of which are to be answered and Part B consisting of 100 questions of which 65 are to be answered. It will have subject related questions with 25 questions each from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Life Science. A student will have to attempt all the 25 questions of the subject for which they are applying and 40 questions from the remaining three. Candidates who have chosen one Programme will get 120 minutes to answer the 100 questions. For example, a candidate who has chosen Integrated M.Sc Mathematics will have to answer all 25 questions under Mathematics and 40 questions from Chemistry, Physics and Life science. If a candidate has chosen more than one Integrated M.Sc Programme, then he/she should answer all the 100 questions in
Part B. For such candidates, the total available time for the Test will be 165 minutes. For BA LLB & Integrated M.Sc. Economics Programmes, the Test will have two Parts, Part A having 35 questions from General Knowledge and Awareness, all of which are to be answered and Part B will 65 subject specific questions all of which are to be answered. The test will be of 120 minutes duration.
All the questions will be in multiple choice with four answer options. All questions will carry equal mark. There is n Negative marking.
For the Language Programmes, MA (English, English & Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Language Technology, M.A. Hindi, Hindi & Comparative Literature, Classical Tamil, Urdu, Integrated M.phil / Ph.D. English, Comparative Literature, Ph. D. English, Hindi). All papers will be of the descriptive type with questions from the relevant subject, carrying a maximum of 100 marks and of 120 minutes duration.
Syllabus of the Test: For all Integrated M.Sc. Programmes and Integrated Law programme, the questions will be of the level of CBSE 12th standard. For all PG programmes, it will be based on the undergraduate study of a Indian University. For M.Phil / Ph.D. & Ph. D, it will be based on the PG level study of an Indian University. Syllabus can be downloaded from http://www.cucet.co.in/index.html
Applications: Application can be submitted online or offline. Online applications can be submitted at www.cucet.co.in. Offline Application forms will be available from the respective Universities for sale across their counters. Application forms can also be downloaded from www.cucet.co.in or from the websites any of the participating Universities.
Application Fee: For Offline Application, the fee is Rs.300/- for General/OBC applicants and Rs.250/- for SC/ST Applicants. For online applications, they are Rs.250/- and Rs.200/- respectively. Fees can be paid only through Bank. It can be done through branches of Indian Overseas Bank. IOB Challan can be downloaded from http://www.cucet.co.in/final%20challan%201.pdf.
Demand Draft is not acceptable. Fee can also be paid by cash at the Cash counters of the participating Central Universities. The details requested in the Fee Payment window have to be filled. The link ‘How to make payment’ gives the details of the procedure for this.
Applicant should take a print out of the Acknowledgement Slip and send it along with the payment challan to ‘BLUESHIFT, 6th floor East Wing, Chamiers Towers 23 &24, Chamiers Road, Chennai-600 018’.
The off line form is to be filled and signed in Black link only. It can be used to apply for maximum of two programmes only. University Code, Centre Code, Programme Code etc., needed for filling the offline application is available at the link www.cucet.co.in/Sample_form_with_Centre_and_Course_codes.pdf
No enclosures are to be given along with the filled application. If the form has been downloaded from the website, it may be submitted in person or through post to the nearest participating Central University along with a payment authentication challan. If the form has been obtained in person on payment, then the duly filled in form has to be submitted to the same University from where it has been purchased.
The Last date for receipt of online and offline application is 17th May, 2012. Those opting online registration may go through the details related to the procedure to be followed for filling at the form, available at the top of the link. A candidate can choose up to 2 courses and 2 Universities for each course. However, it is not mandatory for an applicant to choose 2 courses. Applicant may first click on the broad Programme choices -Integrated, Undergraduate, Post graduate etc. After this is done, the applicant will get a dropdown list of all the courses available under this category from which the applicant may choose the programme of his/her liking. Both the programmes of choice need not be from the same programme category. One may choose one programme under integrated programme and another from Under graduate programme. After this is done, the applicant should select the two Universities of his/her choice.
Applicant has to first click on ‘New User Registration’, link and enter the data asked in the online application form and Click on the ‘I Agree’ button to accept the Terms and Conditions. Applicant should then fill in the details requested in the application form and Click on ‘Save and Continue’ to choose a password and the hint questions that will be asked, if the applicant forgets his/her password. Candidate should then click on ‘Save and Continue’ to register. The screen will now display the CUCET ID of the Applicant. After successful registration, applicant will get an email containing the CUCET ID and CUCET password of the applicant which may be used to modify personal details. Reference has to be made to the CUCET ID for all future correspondence. Offline
Application can be downloaded from http://www.cucet.co.in/Offline_Application_form.pdf
If a candidate selects a Programme which is having only offline examination, they should choose only an offline test centre code. If a candidate selects a Programme which is having only online examination, they should choose only an online test centre code.
If, however, a candidate chooses two Programmes, one of which is offline with the other having online examination option (for example MA English and MBA), then they should choose two centres, oneach under online & offline. Change of examination centre will not be permitted under any circumstances. Codes for the test centres, both online and offline, are given back side of the sample application form.
Test Centre cannot be changed under any circumstances. If less than 20 candidates register for a centre, it will be merged with the nearest centre and the candidates will have to appear in the new centre at their cost.
Results of Offline Examination: The results of CUCET will be available at www.cucet.co.in by 15th June, 2012. Candidates who have taken the offline Test can print the score card from the website. In case of online Test, candidate will be able to print the score card at the end of the examination itself.
Admissions: Admissions are handled at the level of each of these 7 Central Universities, for their respective Programmes. Admission to a Programme in a University to an applicant will be subject to (i) applying for that particular Programme in that University as a first choice (If left over seats are there, candidates with second choice may also be considered) (ii) Rank in the CUCET for that programme (Higher the Score, better the chances) (iii) Meeting the eligibility criteria prescribed by the University. Based on these, the applicant will be called for counselling by the University for Admission to commence on 25th June, 2012.
The tuition fee payable will be available in the website of the concerned University at the time of counselling. For more details, visit www.cucet.co.in