Common University Entrance Test


Common University Entrance Test

Application Date: 9th February 2023 to 30th March 2023

Exam Date: UG: 21st to 31st May 2023, PG: June 1 to October 31

Conducting Authority: Chandigarh University

The CUCET 2023 exam is a national-level entrance test conducted by Chandigarh University. The number of participating universities is 11. After qualifying for the exam, the student will get admission to their preferred course. The student who wishes to pursue a Bachelor's Degree course must produce his 10+2 certificate. Those who want to study postgraduate and doctorate are bound to showcase proof of their Bachelor's and Masters's Degrees respectively.

Exam Overview

By- Akanksha Yadav

What is the CUCET 2023 examination?

The full form of the CUCET 2023 exam is the Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test. It is conducted by Chandigarh University for admission into various UG courses and postgraduate courses. The application form for the exam is released on the official website. From there, the students can register themselves for the examination. The CUCET exam is conducted annually. The exam is divided into two phases. In the first phase, the student will sit for the exam to get admission into various UG courses and in Phase 2, the student will sit to get admission into various PG courses. 

CUCET 2023 application form for Phase 1 has been released by the authorities on the official website.  The last date to register for Phase 1 is May 29. The application form for CUCET 2023 is available online and offline. The phase 1 CUCET 2023 exam is going to be conducted from November 28, 2022, to May 30, 2023, as an online remote-proctored test. During the examination, the students will have to adhere to the CUCET 2023 rules and regulations and have a laptop, web camera and a stable internet connection. An exam invigilator will also be available for the candidates on 'Live Chat' to guide and answer their queries during CUCET 2023. Phase 2 of the exam will be conducted from June 1 to 31 October.

Exam Pattern

What is the exam pattern of the CUCET 2023 exam?

The exam pattern for various courses is given below for the candidates.

Chandigarh University (CUCET) B.E Exam Pattern:



Mode of the exam



120 minutes

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total number of questions asked


Marking scheme

For every correct answer, the student will get 1 mark.


There is no negative marking for wrong answers.



  • English

  • Physics

  • Chemistry/Computer

  • Mathematics

Number of questions per subject









Chandigarh University (CUCET) MBA Exam Pattern:

  • CUCET MBA 2022 Part A - Questions will be asked from Mathematical Aptitude, Language, General Awareness, and Analytical Skill each section will comprise 25 MCQs

  • Domain Knowledge Part B - This section will comprise a total of 75 questions and all the questions will be divided into three sections. Each section will consist of 25 questions. Candidates are required to answer a set of three sections (75 questions). However, candidates must ensure that they fill the right circles in the OMR sheet.

  • CUCET MBA 2023 will be conducted in online mode

  • Type of questions - objective type (MCQs)

  • Total time duration - 120 minutes 

  • Marking scheme - The student will get 1 mark for every correct answer.

  • Negative marking - 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

Chandigarh University (CUCET) Integrated Law Exam Pattern:

Particular Details



Exam duration

120 minutes

Number of questions 100

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Marking scheme

Each question will carry one mark. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Chandigarh University (CUCET) B.Sc (Agriculture) Exam Pattern:


10 questions


30 questions


30 questions


30 questions


What is the eligibility required for the CUCET 2023 exam?

The course-wise eligibility criteria are given below for the students.

CU B.E. Eligibility:

  • Higher Secondary qualified students from a recognized board of education.
  • Physics and Mathematics should be compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Biotechnology / Computer Science / Biology 
  • At least 50% of marks should be secured in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category should secure 45% marks.
  • Students opting for IBM courses must have secured 60% marks in the final examination.
  • Diploma holder from a recognized Institute in any branch of Engineering / Technology. OR B.Sc degree can seek admission to BE Lateral Entry.

CU B.Arch Eligibility:

  • 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics & also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination.
  • 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject and subject to an aptitude test in Architecture.
  • NATA-qualified or JEE PAPER-02 with a minimum of 40% of 390 marks can apply.

Chandigarh University BE & BArch Selection Criteria:


  • Admission will be based on the marks secured in the CUCET conducted by the University.
  • JEE Mains-qualified candidates will be exempted from the entrance examination.


  • Selection to B.Arch will be based on the marks secured in either CUCET or NATA or JEE Mains paper 2.
  • Lateral Entry Admission to the courses will be based on the performance in CUCET, conducted by the University.

CUCET 2023 Pharmacy Eligibility:

Course Name


Bachelor of Pharmacy

10+2 examination with at least 60% marks in aggregate with English, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, along with one of the following subjects:- Biology /Mathematics.

Pharm. D

10+2 examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate with English, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, along with one of the following subjects:- Biology / Mathematics.

Master of Pharmacy- (Pharmaceutics)

Bachelor of Pharmacy with 55% marks from any institute duly recognized by PCI.

The candidate should be registered in his/her respective State Pharmacy Council.

Master of Pharmacy- (Pharmacology)

Bachelor of Pharmacy with 55% marks from any institute duly recognized by PCI.

The candidate should be registered in his/her respective State Pharmacy Council.

Master of Pharmacy. - Industrial Pharmacy

Candidate must have passed B. Pharm. Examination from an institution recognized by PCI and AICTE, securing at least 55% marks in the aggregate of theory papers and practical.

Weightage will be given to GPAT qualified candidates. The registration of the entrant in Pharmacy council of India w.r.t. respective state is must (or) to be sought within one month of admission.

Chandigarh University (CUCET) MBA Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality - A candidate should be an Indian citizen

  • For MBA - Candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Chandigarh University (CUCET) Integrated Law Eligibility Criteria:

Chandigarh University has prescribed the eligibility criteria for CUCET law. At the undergraduate level, the university offers integrated BA LLB, BCom LLB and BBA LLB. The eligibility criteria of CUCET for the UG law programmes are given below.

Educational Qualification:

The candidate should have passed Class 12 or its equivalent examination from a recognized board or institution. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for CUCET 2023.

Exam Syllabus

What is the syllabus of the CUCET 2023 exam?

Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 01
Some basic concepts in chemistry
Matter and its nature, Dalton’s atomic theory; concept of atom, molecule, element, and compound; physical quantities and their measurements in chemistry, precision and accuracy, significant figures, SI units, dimensional analysis
Laws of chemical combination; atomic and molecular masses, mole concept, molar mass
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 02
States of matter
Classification of matter into solid, liquid, and gaseous states
Gaseous state: Measurable properties of gases; Gas laws-Boyle’s law, Charles law, Graham’s law of diffusion, Avogadro’s law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure; concept of absolute scale of temperature; ideal gas equation
Gaseous state: Kinetic theory of gases (only postulates); real gases, deviation from ideal behaviour, compressibility factor and Van der Waals equation
Solid state: Classification of solids-molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous, and crystalline solids (elementary idea); Bragg’s law and its applications; unit cell and lattices, packing in solids (fcc, bcc, and hcp lattices), voids
Solid State: Calculations involving unit cell parameters, imperfection in solids; electrical, magnetic, and dielectric properties
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 03
Atomic structure
Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations; nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect; spectrum of hydrogen atom, Bohr model of hydrogen atom-its postulates
Derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model; dual nature of matter, De-Broglie’s relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical model of atom, its important features; various quantum numbers (principal, angular momentum, and magnetic quantum numbers) and their significance; shapes of s, p, and d-orbitals
Electron spin and spin quantum number; rules for filling electrons in orbitals-Aufbau principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle, and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of elements (only up to atomic numbers 30)
Extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 04
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Kossel-Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, concept of ionic, and covalent bonds
Ionic bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds; calculation of lattice enthalpy
Covalent bonding: Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s rule, dipole moment; valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules
Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding: Valence bond theory-its important features, concept of hybridization involving s, p, and d orbitals; resonance
Molecular orbital theory: Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, concept of bond order
Molecular orbital theory: Concept of bond length and bond energy
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 05
Chemical thermodynamics
Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes
First law of thermodynamics: Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molar heat capacity; Hess’s law of constant heat summation
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 06
Different methods for expressing concentration of solution-molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage (by volume and mass both), vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult’s law-Ideal and non-ideal solutions, vapour pressure-composition
Plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions; colligative properties of dilute solutions-relative lowering of vapour pressure, depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure
Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties; abnormal value of molar mass, Van’t Hoff factor and its significance
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 07
Electrochemical cells-electrolytic and galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half-cell and cell reactions, EMF of a galvanic cell and its measurement
Nernst equation and its applications; relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change; dry cell and lead accumulator; fuel cells
Chemistry (physical chemistry): Unit 08
Chemical kinetics
Rate of a chemical reaction, factors affecting the rate of reactions: Concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst; elementary and complex reactions, order and molecularity of reactions, rate law, rate constant, and its units
Differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics, and half-lives, effect of temperature on rate of reactions-Arrhenius theory, activation energy, and its calculation
Collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation)

Result & Counselling

CUCET 2023 Result:

The result of the CUCET 2023 exam is released online on the website of the exam. Only those candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam will be able to check the Chandigarh University result 2023 by visiting the official website of the university. The Chandigarh University result will be announced in the form of a merit list and sent to students on their registered email addresses. Once the results are out, the student will sit for counselling in order to get admission to the desired course.

CUCET 2023 counselling:

After the declaration of the CUCET result, authorities conduct a counselling process for shortlisted candidates. Candidates will have to appear for the counselling rounds at the participating institutes. Prior to appearing for CUCET counselling, the student will have to register for it.

Registration & Application Process

What is the registration and admission process for the CUCET 2023 exam?

The application form for the exam can be submitted in online and offline mode. The form is released on the official website of the exam. From there, the student can fill out the form and submit it. Step by step process of application form submission is given below for both online and offline mode. The students who are planning to appear for this year's CUCET 2023 exam can check the process below.

How to fill out Online CUCET Application Form 2023?

The steps required during the online submission of the application form are given below.

Step 1 - Registration

  • Visit the official website of Chandigarh University (

  • Fill up the registration form by entering details such as student name, student mobile number, email ID, city and date of birth.

  • Select the programme and discipline you wish to apply for.

Step 2 - Enter the OTP

  • Once you have submitted the above information, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number and/or email address. Type in the code in the field provided and click on the “Verify OTP button.”

Step 3 - Filling up details in the application form

  • Enter the class 10th, class 12th and last qualifying exam academic records including the passing year, total marks, marks obtained, school name, name of the passing board and qualification status.

Step 4 - Paying the application fee

  • Now, the candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs 1000 through net banking, credit card, debit card, HDFC Gateway, and PAYU Gateway.

How to fill out Offline CUCET Application Form 2023?

First, students will have to download the CUCET application form 2023 from the official website of Chandigarh University. They can also pick up a copy of the prospectus along with the application form for CUCET 2023 from the Chandigarh University campus or any local admission office in their vicinity. After downloading the application form from the Chandigarh University website, the student will have to pay the application fee through a demand draft made out to the following address -

Admission Office,

Chandigarh University,

SCO 223, First Floor, Sector 36 D,

Chandigarh, 160036

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