Delhi University is set to roll its admissions for Undergraduate courses in 2022. However, the board at Delhi University has decided to conduct an entrance exam either with the CUCET exam or the DUCET exam. While the national testing agency conducts both these exams, aspirants are quite confused about both. Most applicants are not even clear about what courses the CUCET and DUCET exam qualifications will offer them.

This article will explore the difference between the CUCET and DUCET exams in detail. Although DUCET is Delhi University’s common entrance test offering admission exclusively in Delhi University, CUCET is a central university common entrance test that also offers admissions into several other universities. Here is a comprehensive description of both these exams that offers you a better idea about which exam you should apply for. Keep reading the column to clear your doubt.

Details about CUCET exams 

The CUCET stands for central university common entrance test. It is a test that comes as a proposal from the National Education policy 2020. It will be a common entrance test for all the UG admissions that is launched by the government. Experts anticipate that this exam will offer you math, science, history, and civics questions. Apart from that, aspirants will also face logical reasoning and general awareness questions. The NEP this time emphasizes creating an aptitude in aspirants, rather than just getting them good at academic skills. CUCET is one of the most awaited exams by the nations in the year of 2022.

But the wait is all over now! DU announces that it will implement the CUCET exam for the admission of applicants into several undergraduate courses. The officials from DU also announced that they would give 50% weightage to the marks of CUCET and 50% of weightage to the marks of the class 12th board exam. As an aspirant, you have to prepare yourself from now, and obtain the best score in your class 12th exam as well as CUCET Entrance exam.

Details about the DUCET exam

DUCET stands for Delhi university’s common entrance test. The national testing agency conducts this common entrance test to shortlist aspirants for several vacant undergraduate courses. Apart from the UG courses, DUCET also offers PG, M.Phil, and Ph.D. courses. The exam commences online, and the applicants have to qualify for the exam by answering all multiple choice questions right. After the online test, the applicant aspiring for DU courses also has to clear a written exam that commences for 2 hours and offers you 100 questions.

The applicants who appear in the DUCET exams will get four marks for every right answer in their paper. But for a single wrong answer, a deduction of one mark is done. This increases the competition and also makes the exam moderately difficult. Apart from the exam type and question, the DUCET exam has an extensive syllabus to cover. The DUCET exam covers quantitative ability, reasoning, analyzing skills, general awareness, and English.

Aspirants aiming to read at Delhi University can apply to several parts of India. DUCET accepts applications from all corners of India, and the exam takes place in 20 states of India. Thus, everyone can participate in pursuing several undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

Eligibility criteria for DUCET exam

Eligibility for B.Tech program

If you are applying to pursue your B.Tech program at DU, you need to have 60% aggregate marks in your 12th. Further mathematics must be a compulsory subject in your class 12th. However, there are no age criteria for applying to B.Tech courses at DU.

Eligibility for B.A Hons 

Aspirants who want to pursue with BA Hons program in DU must have qualified with at least 60% aggregate in their 12th exam. The candidates must have also qualified with 60% aggregate in any four subjects. In B.A Hons also there are no age criteria for applying. Applicants from any age group can apply, as long as they have the qualifications.

Eligibility for LLB courses 

The eligibility for LLB courses is usually gets decided by the university every year. In the year 2021, the eligibility criteria were:

  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in their graduation degree. SC/ST can apply with 40% aggregate, and other below castes with 45%.
  • There is no age bar; applicants from every age group can appear in the DUET for LLB.


In conclusion, these are the differences between two crucial entrances tests that offer admissions to Delhi University. Now that this article clears all your doubts make sure you are eligible for all the tests with the proper application process and preparations.

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