National Common Entrance Test (NCET) Registration: Apply before 30th April 2024

The National Testing Agency is inviting applications for the National Common Entrance Test (NCET) -2024. All interested candidates can submit their applications in online mode on the NTA website. The last date to submit the applications and fee payment is 30th April 2024.

Let’s check out more details and the online application process below.

A Common Eligibility Test or Common Entrance Test is a great way to manage the recruitment/admission process for multiple organizations/institutions. There are different CET exams conducted at national and state levels to manage the admissions in graduation, post-graduation, management, and Polytechnic programs and to manage the recruitment process for government jobs, etc.

What is the National Common Entrance Test?

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has given the National Testing Agency (NTA) the responsibility to manage the entire process for admission to 4-Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) in selected Central/State Universities/Institutions including IITs, NITs, RIEs, and Government Colleges for the Academic Session 2024-25.

NTA manages this admission process through a single exam known as the National Common Entrance Test in short NCET. As decided by all stakeholders, if I am seeking admission into the 4-Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) offered by premier institutes such as IITs, NITs, ETC then I have to clear the NCET exam.

In short, NCET is a CET exam conducted by NTA to manage the admission process in the 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme.

National Common Entrance Test Registration information

NCET Notification

National Testing Agency has already released the official notification1 on 13th April 2024 on the official website The online application window is currently open and candidates can submit their applications until 30th April 2024.

The official NCET notification is also available on the National Council for Teacher Education NCTE website[ 2 ].

Important dates:

All students must note down the important dates we have shared below.

Release of the official notificationApril 13, 2024
Starting of Online Application Form SubmissionApril 13 to April 30, 2024 (up to 11:30 P.M.)
Last date of fee paymentApril 30 2024 (up to 11:50 P.M.)
Correction in ParticularsMay 02 to May 04, 2024
Announcement of the City of ExaminationThe last week of May 2024
Downloading Admit Cards from the NTA website03 days before the actual date of the Examination
Date of Examination12 June 2024 (Wednesday)
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer KeysTo be announced later on the website.
Declaration of Result on the NTA websiteTo be announced later on the website.

As per the above table, candidates must submit their application form on or before 30th April 2024. Candidates can make fee payments online through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI.

How to Submit the Online Applications?

All applicants are advised to go through the official notification carefully and check all details including the eligibility criteria, application process, required information/documents, etc. To get help related to how to submit the online application, candidates can also check out the NCET Information Bulletin available on the NTA website3.

After reading all the details, candidates can follow the below simple steps to submit their applications.

There are five steps to submitting the online applications.

1-Online registration:

  • Visit the official portal
  • Click the Register link in the top right corner.
  • Candidates will see important instructions on the next page4.
  • At the end of this page, click the Click Here to Proceed button.
  • The registration form will appear on the next page.
  • Complete your Registration process and note down the system-generated Application Number.

2-Login to applicant account:

The Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created Password.

  1. Visit the official portal
  2. Click the Sign In button in the top right corner.
NCET login page on samarth portal
  1. Enter your application number and password and log into your account.

3-Application form filling:

After logging in, candidates can start filling up their online application form. Candidates must enter all types of required information in the application form including personal details, educational qualification, University / Institution / Organization and program selection, test paper details, choosing the Examination City, etc.

4-Documents upload:

Candidates will have to upload a photograph, signature image, and other applicable documents including any certificate.

  • Photograph: It can be black or color, in jpeg/jpg format, and must be between 10kb to 200kb size.
  • Signature: It must be in jpg/jpeg format between 4kb to 30kb in size.

5-Fee payment:

Fee payment is the final step of the NCET application submission. Candidates can pay the required fee online just after completing the previous steps. Different online payment modes are available to pay the application fee such as Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI, or Paytm Services.

Fee Structure:

General (UR)₹ 1200/-
OBC)- (NCL)/ EWS₹ 1000/-
SC/ST/PwBD/ Third gender₹ 650/-

Note: The online application process will be completed once candidates see the online application confirmation page on the screen after the fee payment.

NCET Exam Pattern

  • NCET 2024 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be there in the question paper.
  • The question paper will be set in 13 different languages.
  • The exam level will be based on the 12th class.
  • There will be two language tests, one general test, one teaching aptitude, and three domain-specific subject tests.
  • A total of 181 questions will be asked out of which 160 questions must be answered by students.

Please check the summary of all test papers below.

S. No.Test paperTotal QuestionsTotal questions to be attemptedTo be chosen from
1.Language 12320To be chosen from Section 1 (38 languages).
2.Language 22320Other than Language 1 in Section 1.
3.Teaching Aptitude2320Compulsory
4.General Test2825Compulsory
5.Domain Specific Subject 12825To be chosen from Section 2 (26 Domain-Specific subjects)
6.Domain Specific Subject 22825Other than Domain-Specific Subject 1 from Section 2.
7.Domain Specific Subject 32825Other than Domain-Specific Subjects 1 and 2 from Section 2.
Total Questions181160 

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  1. National Testing Agency, PUBLIC NOTICE 13 April 2024 / 24 चैत्र 1946 Sub: Inviting Online Applications for National Common Entrance Test [NCET] 2024 for admission to 4-Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP)Reg., April 13, 2024, ↩︎
  2. National Council for Teacher Education, National Testing Agency, PUBLIC NOTICE 13 April 2024 / 24 चैत्र 1946 Sub: Inviting Online Applications for National Common Entrance Test [NCET] 2024 for admission to 4-Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP)Reg., April 13, 2024, ↩︎
  3. National Testing Agency, Information Bulletin: National Common Entrance Test, ↩︎
  4. “Instructions and Procedure for online submission of Application Form,” National Common Entrance Test
    NCET – 2024, National Testing Agency, Accessed: April 27, 2024, ↩︎

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