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Candidates must refrain from these unfair practices to avoid cancellation of their exam


New Delhi:

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Common University Entrance Test, Undergraduate (CUET UG 2024) from May 15 to 24. This time, the exam will be conducted in a hybrid mode, including both computer-based test (CBT) and pen and paper modes.
Nearly 13.48 lakh candidates across 380 cities, including 26 cities outside India, will appear for the undergraduate entrance test.

Introduced in 2022, the exam provides a unified opportunity to students seeking admission to any of the central universities or other participating institutions, including state universities, deemed universities and private universities in the country.



Candidates appearing for CUET (UG) – 2024 can participate in the counseling/admission process of any university/institution/organization even if they have not applied for that university/institution/organization in the form online application form for CUET (UG) – 2024. However, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the course of the university/institution/
organization into which they seek admission.

Case of unfair means

If a candidate engages in any unfair practice during, before or after the examination, he or she will be charged with using unfair practices and will therefore be booked under the Unfair Means Case (UFM). This candidate would be barred for three years in the future and would also be liable for criminal prosecution and/or any other action deemed appropriate. The CUET (UG) – 2024 result of the candidate(s) who indulge in unfair practices will be canceled and will not be declared. Similarly, the result of candidates who appear from a center other than the one allocated to them or who allows another candidate/person to take the examination on their behalf will be canceled.

Applicants are prohibited from using the following:

Candidates will be subject to mandatory thorough searches before entering the examination center using highly sensitive metal detectors. As per the advisory issued by the NTA, candidates are not allowed to carry the following items inside the exam center under any circumstances:

  • a) Any item such as textual material (printed or written), pieces of paper, geometry/pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, notepad, USB sticks , eraser, calculator, journal table, electronic pen/scanner, etc.
  • b) Any communication device like cell phone, Bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health bracelet, etc.
  • c) Other items like wallet, glasses, handbags, belt, cap, etc.
  • d) Any watch/wristwatch, bracelet, camera, etc.
  • e) All metal ornaments/objects.
  • f) All opened or packaged food products, water bottles, etc.
  • g) Any other object that could be used for unfair purposes, hiding communication devices such as a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.