CUCET 2018 Question Paper, Answer Key, Analysis & Cut off

Last Updated - April 27 2018

CUCET 2018 is scheduled to be organized on April 28-29, 2018, by Central University of Rajasthan. As per tradition, CUCET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode. 

  • Only those who have appeared for CUCET 2018 Examination will be able to reach the CUCET 2018 Response Key.
  • Based on the earlier years' paper trend, CUCET 2018 paper is expected to be moderate to difficult.
  • CUCET 2018 is expected to be released on May 25, 2018, on the official website.

CUCET is a national level combined entrance test conducted for providing admission into different UG, Post Graduate & other courses provided by the central universities of Haryana, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Jammu, Karnataka, South Bihar, Kerala, and Rajasthan.

How to Check CUCET 2018 Response Key?

The Central University of Rajasthan will announce the provisional Response key on April 30, 2018. Aspirants will be able to challenge the response key till 11:59 pm on May 4, 2018, if they have objections to any of the responses given in the response key. 

  • The Final Response key will be announced on May 9, 2018.
  • CUCET 2018 Response Key will be accessible by online method only.

The Central University of Rajasthan will also announce the OMR sheet of aspirants. Aspirants will be able to download JEE Main official response key from the official website by following the steps:

  • Enter your login details i.e. Application number and password
  • Click on the official link of CUCET 2018 Response Keys
  • Click on the Submit button.
  • Download the Response Key
  • Save a copy of the CUCET Response Key
  • Visit the official website of CUCET 2018

How to Challenge CUCET 2018 Response key?

Aspirants can submit any grievances/complaints against the response key by May 4, 2018. After reviewing all the complaints/grievance, the organizing body will announce the final response key of CUCET on May 9, 2018.  The provisional Response key for CUCET 2018 will be announced on April 30, 2018.

To challenge CUCET Response key, aspirants will have to send their challenge or grievance via email to enqcucet2018@curaj.ac.in. No other method of submission will be accepted by the authorities. The challenges received from aspirants will be evaluated by the committee of expert and their judgment will be accepted as final.

Format to Challenge CUCET 2018 Response Key

Date & Time of ExamTest paper codeSeries A, B, C, D if anyQuestion numberGrievance(s)Accurate response according to the studentReason for selected accurate responseScanned copies of relevant portions of three references (Textbook/ Journal/ Any other)

How to Calculate CUCET 2018 Score?

  • The formula to calculate the CUCET scores is as follows:
  • Count the number of accurate and inaccurate responses.
  • Aspirants will have to cross check their answer with the official response key 
  • Mark all the accurate responses with a tick and all the inaccurate responses with a cross as per their answer in the paper. 
CUCET 2018 Score (Out of 100 marks) = (Total number of accurate responses x 1) – (Total number of inaccurate responses x 0.25)

Marking Scheme 

CUCET 2018 question paper will consist of a total 100 marks. One mark is honored for each right response while 0.25 marks are deducted for response wrong or more that one response. Questions not attempted will not be assessed and hence will not be considered in a final score.

AnswerMarking Scheme
For marking an accurate response+ 1
For response an inaccurate response– 1/4
Marking more than one response-1/4
Leaving the questions unresponsiveNo marks
Total Number of MCQs100
Total Marks100

CUCET 2018 Detailed Paper Analysis

CUCET 2018 Examination is scheduled to be organized on April 28 and 29, 2018 via offline mode. The exam will be organized in two parts, Part A and Part B. Part-A will contain topics from English language, General awareness, Mathematical aptitude and Analytical skills comprising of 25 questions. Part-B will be divided into three sections and will consist of total 75 MCQs from the domain knowledge.

Paper Analysis of CUCET 2017

In the year 2017, there was no ambiguous question. Few questions from some subjects were even lengthier than last year. CUCET 2017 question paper was of moderate to hard difficulty level with mostly conceptual questions.

Overall, the paper was slightly easier than CUCET 2016.

The Cut off for CUCET 2018 will be announced along with the results on May 25, 2018, by Central University of Rajasthan. CUCET Cutoff 2018 is the at least marks need for the admissions to the participating central universities. 

Earlier year Cut off Trends

ProgrammeOpenOBCSCST
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Animal Sciences51444441
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Plant Sciences50454442
M.Sc. Environmental Science and Technology473940
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences with specialization in Medicinal Chemistry453633
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Microbial Sciences50433138
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Human Genetics53484138
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences with specialization in Organic Chemistry/ Inorganic Chemistry/Physical Chemistry453633
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Molecular Medicine5041
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Biochemistry52473842
M.Sc. Life Sciences with specialization in Bioinformatics4234
M.Phil. Comparative Literature4239
M.Tech. Computer Science & Technology554728
M.A. English (Comparative Literature and Translation)30
M.Tech. Computer Science & Technology (Cyber Security)565044
M.Phil. South and Central Asian Studies412336
M.A. Political Science27
M.A./M.Sc. Geography39
M.Sc. Physics50483425
M.Sc. Mathematics44433228
M.Phil. Economics473543
M.Sc. Statistics3626
M.A. Economics2922
LL.M37

Number of seats for Each Participating Central University

Name of UniversityNumber of Seats
Central University of Haryana600
Central University of Jammu90
Central University of Jharkhand154
Central University of Karnataka120
Central University of Kashmir215
Central University of Kerala340
Central University of Punjab275
Central University of Rajasthan292
Central University of South Bihar315
Central University of Tamil Nadu296
Bengaluru Dr. B R Ambedkar School of Economics50

CUCET 2018 Result Declaration

The organizing body of CUCET 2018 will announce the result for CUCET 2018 through an online method on the official website of CUCET. The result will be declared in the pdf pattern, which will comprise aspirants’ overall score, All India Rank(AIR), Category Rank. The results will be released on May 25, 2018. Based on the marks secured by the aspirants, the organizing authority will prepare a merit list for CUCET 2018 Counseling Procedure.

How to check CUCET 2018 Result?

  • Enter your Application/Roll number and date of birth/password and click on “Submit”
  • Check your name, roll number, Score, Rank and category rank.
  • Go to the official website of CUCET 2018(www.cucetexam.in).
  • Download the result for future references.
  • Click on the link of “CUCET Result”
  • CUCET 2018 Result will be displayed on the screen.

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