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What is the Admission Procedure after CUET 2024? Application criteria and CSAS Guidelines!

Apr 3, 2024 9.7K Reads

CUET Examination is done to get admission to the top Universities of India in undergraduate, postgraduate, and other doctoral programs. There are various courses in the arts, science, and commerce study fields. Many top central and state universities are included in CUET. Students are ready to appear for the examination and once, students clear the examination, they should have a clear idea of how to take admission in their favourite institute. Here we have analysed some previous years' trends of cutoffs and other essential conditions that can help them get admission to their dream college. 

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What are the Steps after the CUET Examination?

There is a big dilemma in understanding the process to be followed after appearing for the CUET. Attempting the CUET is the first hurdle of the battle, the rest of the processes are a bit tricky and in this tech world where information is spread everywhere, make sure to follow the right guidance. Here we have summarised the whole admission process for you right after the entrance examination.

Step 1- Results of CUET

The examination is very competitive and requires a lot of hard work. Right after the examination, students have to wait for the results. Keep checking the official website of the University and the other updates. The result will be updated on the NTA website. The results will be released on the website- cuet.samarth.ac.in. NTA releases the results only on the website and releases a notification before it. 

Step 2- Download Scorecard

The scorecard will be released right after the notification. Take the print of the scorecard; for this, you have to log in to the portal with the correct credentials and open your portal. The results will be available there. You can download and take the print for further future reference.

Step 3- Select the Universities participating in the CUET

Check the universities participating in the CUET to get enrolled in the undergraduate, or other postgraduate course. For this, they can visit the official website of the NTA and check the list. As per the updates, CUET has many central, state, private, public, deemed, and other universities. It also lists some of the top institutes like the University of Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and many other top institutes. Candidates are required to fill out the application form for the universities and institutes in which they are interested the most. Every University will release its cutoff and marks for each course and programme. The students will have to check their eligibility criteria before applying to the universities.

Step 4- Fill out the forms of top selected universities

Once you check all the eligibility criteria of the universities and other important details. The cutoff will be released separately for each course. But there are certain steps that students have to follow. First, make a mindful decision and select the course and the college. Fill in all the basic details there. You will be allotted a seat only if your marks are under the cutoff range. 

  • If you get a seat in your desired course and college you will get the offer letter from the same institute.
  • If you get various options you can select the best suit for you. Do not hurry with the selection of the right college for you. 

Step 5- Participate in Online Counselling

The counselling is not conducted by NTA. It is conducted by individual universities and institutes. So visit the official websites of the universities you want to take admission to. And then, keep checking the website and notices over it. Students have to fill out the counselling form of each university solely. There are some essential steps of counselling:-

  • Choice Fillings
  • Choice Locking
  • Results of the Allotment of Seats
  • Uploading of the documents 
  • Seat confirmation
  • Fee Submission

Step 6- Upload relevant documents

After selection authorities will ask for the essential documents. You have to submit the following documents after set confirmation.

  • Class 10th Certificate with name, Date of birth and parent’s name of Candidate.
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Caste Certificate in the name of the candidate(If applicable)
  • EWS Certificate(If required)
  • Other documents(if asked by the University)

All the documents submitted by you will be verified by the authorities of the institute and the university. Also, submit the authorised and original documents to the institute to get admission without any hassle.

Step 7- Seat allotment and Fee submission

If the students meet the eligibility criteria of the university, they get the seat. Right after the seat allotment, lock and freeze the seat. Make sure to lock the seat, otherwise, you will float and the seat will be allotted to another student. If you want to wait to get the desired college. After you get the seat, pay the fee for the program and you will get the offer letter from the institute.

CSAS Guidelines of the University of Delhi

CSAS known as the Common Seat Allocation System of DU is a process that helps students get admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and other courses in various colleges of DU. The University of Delhi has north-campus, south-campus and off-campus colleges. Nearly all these colleges of the University of Delhi have rankings and hold a good reputation. 

  • Fill in the essential entries like the personal section, Academic details, sports section and others(if required).
  • In the personal section fill in the details correctly as they cannot be altered later. Details like the parent’s name, caste or category, gender, mobile number number, email ID and bank details. 
  • Upload all the relevant documents in the correct size and format. Check the official website for notifications and guidelines. 
  • Fill in all your required preferences in online mode. The seats allotted in the colleges will solely depend on the marks in CUET 2024. For the students applying through performance-based/practical-based programs/Sports Proficiency-based/ECA & Sports Supernumerary Quotas, the seat will be allotted through CUET marks and performance Tests.
  • Preview all the details and submit the form.
  • While selecting a program and college preference always be alert and updated about it. Check all the eligibility criteria, and refer to the program list offered,  fee structure, seat matrix, and other important details.
  • It is advised to check the schedule of the admission and seat allocation. Only the candidates with a CUET Scorecard of the same year are eligible to participate in the CSAS process. 
  • It is advised to check your dashboard regularly for any updates and information. 
  • The seats will be allotted based on the availability of the seats concerning the preferences of course+ college filled by the candidates, and the ranks of the candidates in the CUET 2024.
  • Once the seat is allotted, students get the chance to freeze or upgrade the seat, for a better option. Candidates choosing upgrade options are eligible for the subsequent rounds in the counselling and seat allocation. Once the students opt for the freeze option, they will not be allowed to get an upgrade.
  • After the seat allotment, submit the fee as stated by the college. Later, the offer letter will be awarded to the students. 

Latest Updates of the CUET 2024 examination

Notification Release Date

February 2024

Admit Card of CUET 2024 

May 2024

Examination Date of CUET 2024

15/05/24 to 31/05/24

Answer Key release

June 2024


July 2024

Counselling starts from

July onwards.

CUET, Common University Entrance Test is one of the highest competitive examinations conducted by the National Testing Agency. Every year lakhs of students appear for the examination for admission to the private, public, deemed and at other universities. The examination centres are spread all across the country. You can take an examination to get admission to some of the top-level central and state universities like the University of Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, AMU and many more. Clearing the examination is itself a big challenge and after clearing the examination, the students have to follow certain steps for seat allocation and counselling.

What are the other alternatives to CUET 2024?

The CUET Examination is highly competitive and not every candidate manages to get the seat in their desired course and college. Hence, we have given some alternatives to CUET 2024 that can help you pursue your higher studies conveniently.

  1. Get admission to an Online Course- You can get admission to some of India’s top universities or institutes where you can pursue the degree as per your interest and desire. At present, there are various colleges and universities in India that offer online undergraduate and postgraduate courses to the students. Some of the Online Universities and Colleges are-


  1. Manipal University Online- A UGC UGC-approved university that offers both Undergraduate and postgraduate. Top UG courses are BCA, BBA, and B.Com. and top PG Courses are MCA, MBA, MA JMC, M.Com and many more. Admission to these courses can be done in online mode in simple steps. The online courses of this university are convenient to pursue with online tools and resources available.
  2. DY Patil University Online- The University offers many online undergraduate and postgraduate courses to the students. All the courses offered by this university are valid and approved by UGC. The top online courses of the institute are Online MBA, Online certificate program in Digital Marketing, and many more.
  3. Amrita University Online- Accredited by UGC-DEB, and ACTE, the University is among the top prestigious Universities of India. Courses of the University like Online MBA specialising in HR Management, Finance Management, Marketing Management, General Management, Artificial Intelligence and many more are in high demand. The University is in demand for the global opportunities students get through it.
  4. Amity University Online- India’s top online university that is globally recognised and known as India’s best private university. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses to the students in online mode. All the courses offered by the University are recognised and approved by UGC-DEB. The top courses of the university are online MBA, online BCA, Online BBA, Online M.Com., Online B.Com., Online MCA and many more.
  5. LPU Online- LPU, a top University that is recognised by UGC, AICTE, and WES, also offers online courses. The LMS of the University is user-friendly and can be accessed on the mobile phone as well. It also provides various tools and resources in addition to the live interaction by the industry experts. So if you fail in CUET, you can apply to online courses at these universities. You can pursue online MBA, B.A, M.Com.,  Dual online MBA and many more. But before applying to these programs offered by the university, make sure to check all the eligibility criteria.

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  1. Study from Abroad Universities- The other option is studying at a foreign university or institute. Many students from all across India enrol in foreign universities or institutes to pursue their higher education in specialised fields of Science, Arts, commerce, and many more.
  2. Prepare for the Government job- Various examinations are conducted by the state and central government for the job vacancies in many departments. The candidates can prepare for these examinations as well. Some examinations are- 
  • SSC CHSL for the post of UDC, LDC, Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant and many more. 
  • SSC Multi-Tasking Staff
  • SSC General Duty Constable,
  • SSC Grade C and Grade D stenographer
  • Railways Group D examination and many more. 

So even if you could not clear CUET, you can prepare for these examinations that offer decent pay, and security of job.

  1. Pursue some Skill-based and Vocational courses- If you fail CUET 2024, you can apply for the certificate programs that enhance the skills of the candidate and make them ready for landing the job.
  2. Take a year drop-  If you are still confused and cannot decide the exact path you want to go with, take a year break and talk to your classmates, or seniors,  or get career counselling from an expert. They will help in understand the loopholes and give us a clear path to choose our career!
  3. Give other entrance examinations- There are various other entrance examinations like NEET, JEE and many more that can be attempted to get admission in some undergraduate programs. Also, to pursue postgraduate courses without CUET, you can apply for other entrance examinations, like IIT JAM, IPU CET, PU CET and many more.
  4. Admission to Open University- Apart from regular on-campus programs, students can get admission to the open universities that are spread all across the country. The top reputed open universities are- IGNOU, DU SOL, Netaji Subhas Open University, Griffith University and many more. 
  5. Admission to colleges without CUET- Various colleges and universities are also there that offer admission even without a CUET scorecard. Some of them are- Assam University, Rajiv Gandhi University, North East Hill University, Tripura University and many more. However, there are certain eligibility criteria before applying for these universities. To apply to the postgraduate course, students must have scored 6.5 G.P.A minimum in their bachelor’s degree and have to appear and pass the entrance examinations by the universities. For UG Admission, the student must have scored 50% in a higher education level and a good rank in the entrance test conducted by the university itself. 

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

In case, if a candidate scores lower marks in CUET, that is not the end of the world. The students can get alternatives to CUET like-

  • Prepare and appear in other courses like JEE, CA, AIEED, NIEFT, and many more.
  • You can pursue your higher education from an Abroad University or institute as well.
  • Consider pursuing the skill courses and other vocational courses
  • Give government jobs entrance examination
  • Study in some Abroad University
  • Take admission to Online Course 
  • Admission to a distance course

Yes, there be counselling that will be separately conducted by the different participating institutes in CUET.

No, CUET is not mandatory for pursuing Undergraduate courses. Some colleges and universities offer admission even without a CUET scorecard. Also, the candidates are eligible to take admission to online courses from top institutes. Candidates can also consider pursuing UG from abroad, which also does not require any CUET.

After CUET, Candidates have to apply for the counselling process at various colleges and universities. Note that the seat allocation system is different for different universities.

After qualifying CUET can apply to many universities to pursue higher studies in study fields like Bachelors in Science, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Commerce, economics, management and many more.

Yes, candidates can choose a minimum of three subjects in CUET.

There are various benefits of clearing CUET. After the qualifying examination, students can apply to more than 200+ universities to get admission to the desired course. 

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