CUET 2024 Reservation Policy: Check Reservation Quota, Distribution of Seats

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: February 27, 2024 09:15 pm IST | CUET

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is held for offering UG admissions to the candidates. Candidates can check out the details about CUET 2024 reservation policy and admission under CUET 2024 in this article!

CUET 2024 Reservation Policy: Check Reservation Quota, Distribution of Seats

CUET Reservation Policy 2024: CUET offers UG admission at multiple Central, Deemed-to-be, and Private colleges spread across the country. Candidates interested in taking the test need to be well aware of the quota-based admission under the CUET 2024 reservation policy. It provides them with a clear picture about the CUET reservation policy 2024 and admission seats available through the exam. Aspirants belonging to different reservation categories are offered different number of seats in CUET. A few varsities like Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia etc. also provide quota-based admissions. CUET 2024 official notification is released on February 27, 2024. As per the dates, CUET registration form has been released on February 27, 2024. The CUET registration last date is March 26, 2024. 
Read on to understand everything about the CUET perks offered to the candidates in application fees, course fees, cutoff marks, and CUET 2024 reservation policy. 

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CUET Reservation Policy 2024 for Central Universities

CUET is accepted by numerous universities in 2024, and some educational institutes also offer Sports quotas, ECA quotas, NCC quotas, and other quotas to candidates under the CUET 2024 reservation policy. In such cases, in addition to the CUET, a performance-based test will be administered. The combined performance and scores of the aspirants will be used to determine their final merit. The weightage of trials and CUET may differ from institute to institute. Provided below is a quick analysis of the weightage offered to CUET and trials at Delhi University:







Note: DU provide admission for upto 5% of its seats under the ECA and sports quota. 

How to Apply for Quota-based Admission under CUET 2024?

Candidates must apply for CUET 2024 quota-based admission while filling out the CUET application form 2024. They are required to select the desired quota under CUET 2024 reservation policy before submitting the form. 

Aspirants do not require any documented proof at this stage. However, they would need to produce relevant and legit supporting documents at the time of admission as well as trials. Without the proof, they will not be considered for quota-based admission under CUET 2024 reservation policy. 

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CUET 2024 Reservation Policy: Seat Reservation

Generally, the NTA has set the following reservation percentage for different categories under CUET reservation policy 2024. However, several Central Universities also provide reservations to various candidates and it may differ from institute to institute:


CUET 2024 Seat Reservation

General Economically Weaker Sections (Gen-EwS)


Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)


Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

5% in each category

Note: The total number of seats available in different CUET participating colleges 2024 and courses are different.

CUET 2024 Reservation Policy for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

As per the official exam brochure and CUET reservation policy 2024, only candidates with over 40% disability (specified disability) are eligible for CUCET reservation under PwD category. Here are the list of specified CUET reservation criteria 2024 to be considered in order to apply for this category:

Locomotor disabilities including cerebral palsy, dwarfism, leprosy cured, acid attack victims & muscular dystrophy

Deaf and hard of hearing

Autism, specific learning disability, intellectual disability and mental illness

Low vision & Blindness

Multiple Disabilities

Other specified disabilities

CUET 2024 Reservation Policy for Kashmiri Migrants

Kashmiri Migrants are given some of the preferences as well as benefits under the CUET reservation policy 2024. These CUET reservation criteria 2024 relaxations may vary from institute to institute. For instance:

  • There is an increase in course-wise seat intake capacity of up to 5%.
  • A relaxation in cut-off per cent up to 10% is given to the candidates. However, this is subject to the minimum eligibility requirement.
  • Waiving off domicile proofs and requirements for migrants belonging to the Kashmir region.
  • Reservation of a minimum of 1 seat in merit quota in professional/ technical institutions.
  • Facilitation of migration in the 2nd year and its subsequent years.

Reserved Category candidates are also provided with a relaxation in the CUET application fee under CUET 2024 reservation policy. A General Category candidate is required to pay an application fee of Rs. 750 while an OBC NCL/ EwS candidate needs to pay an application fee of Rs. 700. The one-time application fee for SC/ ST/ Third gender/ PwBD is Rs. 550. Given below is a quick snapshot of the application fee at CUET 2024 for CUET reservation policy 2024:

It is crucial for candidates to check out all the CUET 2024 reservation policy details before applying for CUET admissions 2024. They can also visit the official website of the desired college to find out more about the details of CUET reservation policy 2024. In case of any admission related assistance, candidates can simply dial the student helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill up our Common Application Form. The admission counsellors of CollegeDekho would be glad to help you out!

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more information on CUET 2024 or CUET 2024 reservation policy!

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