CUET 2023 application form was released on February 9 2023, and NTA has rolled out the official exam dates at the official website – cuet. Samarth.ac.in. The examination will take place from May 21, 2023, to May 31, 2023, offering undergraduate and postgraduate course admission to participating universities. The application form submission deadline was April 11, 2023, and the application correction window was open from May 1, 2023, to May 2 2023.
CUET 2023 exam will be a computer-based test, and candidates are required to register themselves on the official website and pay the application fees to complete the registration process. CUET 2023 Admit card will be made available at least three days before the commencement of the exam. The results will be released sometime in the third week of June. Keep checking the official website of CUET for official updates.
Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is an All-India Examination introduced by the Ministry of Education and conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to provide undergraduate admission to students seeking to study at participating top Central Universities in India. Previously known as CUCET, CUET has emerged as one of India’s most important examinations.
CUET 2023 will be conducted as an online computer-based test and will have a multiple-choice questions (MCQs) format. The examination will be held in 13 languages, with 489 examination centres in India and nine internationally.
In 2023, more than 16.85 lakh students registered for the examination, with 6.51 lakh female candidates and 7.48 lakh male candidates. More than 200 state and over 40 central universities participated in the examination.
Current highlights show that Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Bihar have received the maximum number of applications. The most sought-after universities in the application forms are Delhi University, BHU and Allahabad University.
The CUET UG exam will feature questions totalling 800 marks and four sections. The marking scheme states that every correct answer to each question will award the candidate five marks, and every wrong answer will result in 1 mark deduction.
CUET Merit List 2023 Dates
To be eligible for CUET 2023, the candidate must
- They have finished their intermediate schooling from a recognized Central/State board.
- Have taken the science stream
- Passed with a minimum of 50% in Class 12 (for candidates in General Category)
- Passed with a minimum of 45% in Class 12 (for SC/ST candidates)
CUET candidates can check the CUET 2023 Merit List on the official websites of participating universities. The merit list will be individually published on the official websites of each university.
CUET Merit List will determine the number of seats available for multiple programmes in each university and will vary with universities and selected courses. Applicants mentioned in the CUET Merit List will be eligible to participate in the next round of CUET 2023.
The official notification from NTA has confirmed that CUET Examination will be conducted from May 21 2023 to May 31 2023, with the Merit List speculated to be released sometime between June to July 2023. The Merit List will depend on the marks obtained by candidates in the examination and will be released online.
Seats to UG and PG Programs in more than 250 participating universities will be based on the 2023 CUET Merit List and can be applied for through CUET 2023 Counselling.
How to Check CUET Merit List 2023
Here are the steps to download the CUET Merit List 2023.
- Open the university’s official website that you are seeking admission into – The CUET Merit List will not be published by NTA on its official website. Instead, each university will post it separately on its official website. If you cannot find the Merit List on the website, confirm that the university you are applying to is participating in CUET 2023. Consequently, you can use the search bar for the Merit List.
- Click on the link for the merit list on the official website- CUET 2023 Merit List will be available individually for each university on their website. Once you have found the CUET Merit List link on the university’s official website, click it.
- Choose the desired course you want to apply to – CUET 2023 will provide UG and Integrated PG course admissions to several universities in India. Once you have clicked on the Merit List link, select your desired course and subject that you are seeking entry into.
- A PDF File will be displayed on the screen. It will contain the names of candidates shortlisted for Round 2 of CUET 2023.
- Download the PDF file and take its printout for any future reference.
What is the CUET Merit List 2023 Based On?
CUET 2023 Merit List will be based on various factors, such as the 10+2 scores of the candidate and the marks they have scored in the CUET 2023 Examination.
The weightage of 30% of the average of the marks secured by the candidate in the qualifying 10+2 examination and 70% of the marks secured by the candidates in the 2023 CUET Examination will be considered by most universities while preparing the final CUET Merit List 2023. Candidates with higher ranks will be listed at the top of the merit list, and the ranks will decrease as we go down the list.
According to news reports, the CUET 2023 Merit List will be prepared using a score-normalization technique keeping the percentile score in mind. It means that the percentile score will be used to convert the entrance test scores to a scale from 0 to 100, and the CUET Merit List 2023 will then be prepared using the percentile scores instead of the raw marks of the candidate.
The participating universities will prepare the CUET 2023 Merit List based on their criteria and the NTA score of the candidates. Candidates who have made it to the merit list can then opt to participate in the CUET 2023 Counselling session.
CUET Merit List 2023 Cut-Off Scores
CUET cut-off scores for admission to undergraduate programmes will be decided separately by the universities based on their criteria.
However, some universities may not release the cut-off scores for some reason. In this case, the university will only release the list of the names of the candidates in the university’s CUET Merit List 2023.
Unlike the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the NTA does not publish cut-off scores for the CUET.
The CUET cut-off scores for UG programmes will differ for different universities and vary, even for the same courses.
Some of the factors that affect the cut-off scores of most universities participating in CUET 2023 are:
- Level of Difficulty of the Examination
- Total number of candidates that wrote the examination
- Total number of university seats available
- Seat reservation criteria (varies with the university)
- Total number of qualified students
- NTA scores of the candidates
- Any cut-off trends from previous years
To check the cut-off score for your desired university, go to its official website and download the cut-off score list if it is available.
CUET Merit List 2023 Counselling Process
The candidates whose names have been listed in the CUET Merit List 2023 will be eligible to appear for Round 2 of CUET and participate in the counselling session. Those seeking admission into the 250+ universities under CUET must register for the counselling session, where they must select their desired university and their interested programmes.
During the counselling process, the ranks of the candidates will play a crucial role in allocating admission seats to the desired university. Candidates with confirmed seats must then give their required documents to their respective institutions for verification.
It is noteworthy that participating universities will start the counselling process as soon as the results of CUET 2023 are declared. Candidates who have cleared the cut-off for the CUET Merit List 2023 will be eligible for counselling. Seats will be allotted on First-Come First-Served Basis and depend on the candidate’s rank in the CUET 2023 Merit List.
Candidates will be required to carry the following documents for the counselling process:
- 10th Class Certificate
- 12th Class Certificate
- CUET 2023 Result Page
- School Conduct Certificate
- School Transfer Certificate
- Any applicable documents (Caste Certificate and Reservation Certificate)
Failure to provide any of the above-mentioned will result in the candidate being disqualified from counselling.
CUET 2023 Merit List will feature the names of the candidates who are eligible for CUET 2023 Counselling and will offer admission into more than 250 universities in India. The CUET 2023 Merit List will be released sometime in June or July after the CUET examination. The results will be published and available separately on each participating university’s official website. Candidates with their names in the 2023 CUET Merit List of their desired university can undergo counselling and submit the required documents. Keep visiting the official website – cuet.samarth.ac.in for official updates.
FAQs on CUET Merit List 2023
Q1. When will CUET Merit List 2023 be released?
The Merit List will be released sometime in June after the Common University Entrance Test results are declared.
Q2. Can multiple courses be chosen for the CUET counselling?
You can opt for multiple courses while submitting your counselling form for CUET. However, you cannot submit more than one application form. Doing so will immediately get you disqualified from the counselling process.
Q3. What documents will be required for CUET Counselling?
Please keep the following documents in hand while attending the counselling sessions:
• Class 10 and 12 Marks Card
• Payment (Net Banking) Option
• A Scanned photograph of the candidate and the candidate’s signature.
• Candidate ID Proof
Q4. Can the CUET 2023 Exam be taken from home?
No. To write the CUET Exam 2023, the candidate must visit the authorized CUET exam centre that they picked while registering for the examination. The exam will be in computer-based mode.