The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has made an important decision regarding the admissions process for its postgraduate (PG) programs. Starting from the academic sessions of 2024-25, TISS will now be accepting the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) PG for admissions. This entrance exam will be applicable to all the postgraduate courses offered by TISS, providing aspiring students with a standardized process.
This change marks a shift from the previous practice of conducting a separate entrance exam known as the TISS National Eligibility Test (NET) for admissions to streamlining the admission process with the CUET (PG) exam.
This update not only introduces a more unified and inclusive approach to the admissions process but also reflects TISS's commitment to staying abreast with evolving educational standards and practices. 
CUET PG Exam 2024 is scheduled to be conducted from March 11, 2024, to March 28, 2024. The exam is conducted for admission to postgraduate programs in different central universities and other participating colleges. Candidates preparing for the exam must know the exam pattern and syllabus. As per the exam pattern, there will be 100 questions in the paper asked from Hindi/English Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (Bilingual English/Hindi)  .
The duration of the CUET exam is 2 hours and the medium of language is English & Hindi except for language papers. Each question in the exam carries 4 marks. There is also a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect response. Students preparing for the exam must also practise previous question papers to get an idea of the exam structure and types of questions asked in the exam.
Important Dates for CUET-PG
Online Submission of Application Form through Website (https://pgcuet.samarth.ac.in/)
26 December, 2023 to 24 January, 2024 (up to 11:50 PM)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/UPI
25 January, 2024 (up to 11:50 P.M.)
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only
27 January to 29 January, 2024 (up to 11:50 PM)
Advance City Intimation
4 March, 2024
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website
7 March, 2024
Date of Examination
11 March to 28 March, 2024
Answer Key Challenges
4 April, 2024
Duration | Shift
1 hour 45 minutes (105 Minutes) | 3 Shifts
Timing of Examination
Will be announced later on the website
CUET PG Exam Pattern
The CUET PG 2024 examination pattern consists of 100 questions. The question paper will comprise a single section. In the case of the CUET marking scheme, every question carries four marks. For every incorrect answer, one mark is deducted, and for every unanswered response, no mark is given.
CUET PG Exam Pattern for MBA
No. of Questions
100 MCQs
Hindi/English Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (Bilingual English/Hindi)
General MBA, Marketing & Finance Management, Tourism, Travel & Hotel Management, Business Analytics, Sales & Marketing etc.
2 Hours
Exam Code
CUET-PG Syllabus for MBA
Mentioned below is a comprehensive CUET MBA syllabus, covering an extensive array of subjects across various domains. The exam syllabus for the academic session 2024-25 will remain consistent with previous years.
CUET PG 2024 Application Form
The CUET PG 2024 application forms have been released online by NTA on the official website of the exam webpage. Candidates can fill out the CUET application form online on the official website. The first step is to register by providing basic details such as name, address, and contact information. This will generate login credentials. After logging in, candidates will need to complete the CUET 2024 application form by providing personal and academic details, program and exam city preferences, and uploading documents. Once the form is filled out, candidates can pay the CUET application fee online using a debit/credit card, Net Banking, Paytm, or UPI. As the application forms are not yet available, the fee details are not mentioned here. For reference, candidates can check last year's application fee information.
Application Fee (in INR)
(For upto three test papers)
Application Fee Outside India (in INR)
(For upto three test papers)
SC / ST / Third Gender
For each additional paper, candidates will have to pay the following application fees.
Application Fee (in INR)
Application Fee Outside India (in INR)
SC / ST / Third Gender
CUET PG 2024 Slot Timings
The CUET-PG exam takes place in 3 slots. The slot timings and session schedule for CUET 2024 are yet to be announced. Candidates can refer to the previous year's exam slot timing, reporting, and gate close timings below.
CUET Timing (tentative)
Reporting & Gate Closing Timing (tentative)
Slot 1
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM 
7:30 to 8:30 AM 
Slot 2
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
11:00 to 11:30 AM
Slot 3
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
2:00 to 2:30 PM
CUET-PG: Participating University
The information brochure for CUET PG 2024, which lists the participating universities, has not been released yet. Mentioned below is the list of participating universities from the previous year.
Candidates can view the list of participating universities which are private, deemed and government here:
i. Central Universities – 39
ii. State Government Universities – 45
iii. Government Institutions - 10
iv. Others (Private and Deemed Universities) – 103
Here is the list of some famous universities/ colleges that will accept CUET PG 2024 score:
Name of Universities
BabasahebBhimraoAmbedkar University
Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology
Sikkim University
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University
Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh
HemvatiNandanBahugunaGarhwal University
Central University of Andhra Pradesh
Banaras Hindu University
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics University
Devi AhilyaVishwavidyalaya
Manipur University
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University
How to prepare for CUET PG 2024 Examination?
To begin your preparation for the exam, it's essential to follow a structured approach. Here's an organized breakdown of the steps you should take:
Step 1: Understand the Syllabus
Before diving into your preparation, it's crucial to become well-acquainted with the CUET PG syllabus. Take the time to thoroughly understand the topics and subjects covered. This foundational knowledge will be instrumental in your overall preparation.
Step 2: Familiarize Yourself with the Exam Pattern
Gain a deep understanding of the CUET exam pattern and marking scheme. This knowledge will enable you to formulate an effective strategy for tackling the exam. Knowing the structure and format will help you allocate your time wisely to each section.
Step 3: Access Quality Study Materials
Collect the best study materials available, including recommended books and supplementary resources specifically designed for CUET PG preparation. Utilize these resources to enhance your understanding and grasp of the subjects you'll be tested on.
Step 4: Create a Well-Structured Study Schedule
A well-organized study schedule is essential for effective preparation. Develop a comprehensive timetable that covers monthly, weekly, and daily study goals. This structured approach will assist you in managing your time efficiently, ensuring that you allocate adequate hours to each subject, and maintaining consistent progress.
Step 5: Practice with Previous Papers and Mock Tests
Practice is key to success in any competitive exam. Work through previous years' question papers, and sample papers, and take mock tests. This practice will not only familiarize you with the exam format but also improve your time management skills. Additionally, it will boost your confidence levels, preparing you for the actual exam.
By following these organized steps, you can streamline your CUET PG preparation journey and significantly increase your chances of success. Remember that consistent effort and dedication are paramount in achieving your desired results. Stay committed to your preparation, and you'll be well-prepared for the exam.
CUET-PG: Section-wise Preparation tips(MBA)
  1. English Comprehension: To effectively enhance your English language skills, a comprehensive and structured approach is essential. Start by broadening your comprehension through regular reading of diverse materials such as articles, essays, and stories, and practice summarizing them in your own words. For grammar, study rules systematically from a reliable textbook and reinforce learning by writing sentences with new rules.
  2. Maths/Quantitative Ability:For excelling in the Maths/Quantitative Ability section, particularly in areas like Partnership, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and loss, Percentages, Pipes and Cisterns, Time-Speed-Distance, Problems on Trains, Work and Wages, and Time and Work, a strategic and methodical approach is crucial. Begin by developing a strong foundational understanding of each concept, ensuring that basic principles and formulas are clear and well-understood.  
  3. Logical Reasoning:  For mastering topics such as Ranking Tests, Linear Arrangements, Matrix Arrangements, Sequencing, Statement-based problems like Arguments, Cause and Effects, Assumptions, and Conclusions, Number Series, Blood Relationship Tests, Coding and Decoding, Inferences, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Analogy Test, Symbol Based Problems, and the Direction and Distance Test, a focused and analytical approach is essential. Begin by understanding the fundamental principles underlying each type of problem, as clarity in basics is crucial for logical reasoning and analytical thinking. Practice consistently with diverse problem sets to familiarize yourself with different patterns and scenarios. 
  4. Data Interpretation: When preparing for topics like Pie Charts, Line Charts, Bar Graphs, Tabular Charts, Mixed Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Graph Number Systems, Tabulation, Sets, and Venn Diagrams, it's important to adopt a methodical approach focused on data interpretation and analysis. Start by familiarizing yourself with each type of graphical representation. For Pie and Bar Graphs, focus on understanding proportions and comparative analysis. Line Charts require an understanding of trends over time. With Tabular Charts and Tabulation, practice summarizing and extracting relevant data. Mixed Graphs combine various types of data presentation, so being comfortable with each type is crucial. For Data Sufficiency, the key is to practice judging whether the information given is enough to answer the question. This often requires a thorough understanding of basic mathematical concepts. 
  1. What is the latest update regarding TISS PG admissions?
  2. - Starting from the academic sessions of 2024-25, TISS will accept the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) PG for admissions to its postgraduate programs.
  3. How does CUET-PG differ from the previous TISS National Eligibility Test (NET)?
  4. - CUET-PG replaces the previously conducted TISS National Eligibility Test (NET) as the admissions entrance exam for TISS PG programs, offering a more standardized and comprehensive evaluation process.
  5. When is the CUET PG 2024 exam scheduled to take place?
  6. - The CUET exam is scheduled to be conducted from March 11, 2024, to March 28, 2024.
  7. What is the exam pattern for CUET PG 2024?
  8. - The exam consists of 100 questions .Each question carries 4 marks, and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect response.
  9. How can I prepare for the CUET PG 2024 Examination?
  10. - To prepare for CUET PG you can follow a structured approach, including understanding the syllabus, familiarizing yourself with the exam pattern, acquiring quality study materials, creating a study schedule, and practising with previous papers and mock tests.
  11. What is the application process for CUET PG 2024?
  12. - The application form is expected to be released online by NTA in Jan 2024. Candidates can fill out the form on the official website, providing personal and academic details and uploading the required documents. The application fee varies based on the category and the number of test papers applied for.
  13. What are the slot timings for the CUET PG 2024 exam?
  14. - The slot timings and session schedule for the exam are yet to be announced. However, the previous year's slot timings can provide a reference for candidates.
  15. Which universities accept CUET PG scores?
  16. - CUET PG scores are accepted by a wide range of universities, including Central Universities, State Government Universities, Government Institutions, and Private, and Deemed Universities. Some notable universities accepting CUET scores include Banaras Hindu University, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and many others.
  17. How can I prepare for specific sections of CUET-PG, such as English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning?
  18. - To excel in sections like English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, it's important to adopt a structured and focused approach. Specific tips for each section are provided in the content above.
  19. What is the marking scheme for the CUET PG Exam?
  20. - In the CUET Exam, each correct response is awarded 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.
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