All About Common University Entrance Test (PG) 2023

All About Common University Entrance Test (PG) 2023


Last updated: 21 Jul 2023


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The National Testing Agency (NTA) under the Ministry of Education and UGC announces the results of the Common University Entrance Test (PG) – 2023, providing a gateway to postgraduate programmes in Central Universities and other participating institutions. This examination serves as a vital platform for students seeking admission into postgraduate programmes offered by Central Universities and other esteemed educational institutions across India. The result is available on the CUET official website. 

CUET (PG) – 2023: Empowering Students and Enhancing Access

The Common University Entrance Test (PG) – 2023, conducted between 05 June 2023 and 06 July 2023 in bilingual mode (English and Hindi) in the computer-Based Test (CBT) format, witnessed a significant turnout of approximately 4,58,774 unique registered candidates. The examination administered 877,492 tests in two phases to a diverse pool of aspirants.

The main objective of CUET (PG) – 2023 is to streamline the admission process into various Central Universities and other participating institutions, including State Universities, Deemed and Private Universities, thereby offering a single-window opportunity for students from all backgrounds, including those residing in remote areas.

Diverse Participation: 197 Universities Join CUET (PG) – 2023

A total of 197 universities, comprising 39 Central Universities, 45 State Government Universities, 10 Government Institutions, and 103 Private and Deemed Universities, participated in CUET (PG) – 2023. The examination covered 4597 courses, with 396 question papers containing 45,875 questions utilised over 23 days and 60 shifts.

The candidates' medium of examination was English and Hindi, ensuring accessibility to students from different linguistic backgrounds. Furthermore, the examination was conducted in 279 cities within India, along with 7 international cities, namely Doha, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, and Bagmati.

Robust Examination Monitoring and Support

To ensure the smooth conduct of the examination and curb malpractices, the NTA deployed a comprehensive monitoring system. A Central Control Room was established, alongside live CCTV surveillance, AI-based video analytics, virtual observers, and mobile jammers in all centers. These measures aimed to create a fair and secure examination environment for the candidates.

Result Declaration and Next Steps

Candidates were given the opportunity to challenge the answer keys, and 5386 challenges were received, out of which 1422 were unique challenges. The Final Answer Keys were prepared after considering the feedback from subject experts and incorporated into the result preparation process.

The NTA's role is confined to the registration of candidates, examination conduct, hosting answer keys, declaring results, and providing the scorecard. Universities will prepare the merit list and conduct their individual counselling based on the CUET (PG) – 2023 scorecard provided by NTA.

Candidates are advised to get in touch with their respective universities and institutions for further admission-related details. The complete list of subject-wise registered and appeared candidates is available on the official website:

Facilitating Students Nationwide

The NTA, in its dedication to providing equal opportunities and accessibility, established CUET (PG) – 2023 Examination Help Centers to assist candidates in rural and remote areas. Technical personnel were deployed at these centers to guide students through the online application process, making it easier for them to register.

Additionally, candidates affected by natural disasters and exceptional circumstances were accommodated by opening centers in suitable locations. Special arrangements were made for candidates from Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, and other states to ensure they could take the examination seamlessly.

The successful conduct of CUET (PG) – 2023 signifies a significant step towards democratising higher education access and fostering academic excellence among students across the nation.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. NTA is responsible for conducting various national-level entrance examinations to facilitate admission into esteemed educational institutions and universities in India.

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