CUET 2022 Information Bulletin, Exam Pattern, Revised Dates

Last Updated : May 6, 2022.

Latest News : The last date for submission of online application forms for CUET-UG 2022 has been extended till 22nd May, 2022 (Upto 05.00 PM). CUET 2022 Revised Dates

Eligibility/ mapping of the tests offered under CUET 2022 has been revised by few Universities/ PIs after commencement of registration. Some courses offered by few Universities/PIs are also dropped. Applicants who have already submitted their applications for CUET 2022 are advised as follows :

a) Re-visit the website of the University/ PI where they want admission and re-confirm whether the courses in which they want admission are still on offer and
b) Re-visit the mapping of the courses/ tests on the NTA website and reconfirm that the tests opted by them in their application form are in conformity with the tests that they are required to apply for in CUET 2022.

Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG 2022) will be conducted by NTA in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for admission into the Undergraduate Programmes for all the Central Universities (CUs) and their affiliated colleges in India.

Here you will get all the details about CUET 2022 exam pattern, information brochure, syllabus, important dates, registration, application form, eligibility criteria, including the latest notifications from NTA.

CUET 2022 Examination [Table of contents]

CUET 2022 Information Bulletin (Brochure)

NTA has uploaded the Information Bulletin for CUET 2022. Download CUET 2022 Information Bulletin

CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

The pattern of CUET question paper will be Objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). There will be 3 sections in the paper :

  • Section IA - 13 Languages (As a medium and “Language”), Section IB - 20 Languages
  • Section II - 27 Domain Specific Subjects
  • Section III - General Test

CUET 2022 section and subject-wise questions, type and duration :

Sections Subjects/ Tests No. of Questions to be Attempted Question Type Duration
Section IA - Languages There are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen. 40 questions out of 50 in each language Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary] MCQ Based Questions 45 Minutes for each language
Section IB - Languages There are 20 Languages. Any other language apart from those offered in Section I A may be chosen.
Section II - Domain There are 27 Domains specific Subjects being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of Six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/ Universities. 40 questions out of 50 in each subject Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions
MCQs based on syllabus given on NTA website
45 Minutes for each Domain Specific Subjects
Section III - General Test For any such undergraduate programme/ programmes being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission. 60 questions out of 75 Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions
General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration /stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
60 Minutes

Considering that candidates from different States/Boards would be applying for CUET (UG)-2022, NTA has decided to provide choice in all Sections of question papers, however, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same.

How many tests can a candidate apply for through CUET 2022?

A candidate can take maximum of 09 Tests through CUET in following manner :

Maximum of 02 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, maximum of 06 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III.
OR
Maximum of 03 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, maximum of 05 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III.

For choosing Languages, domain specific Subjects and General Test the Candidate MUST refer to requirements of his/her intended University as choices should match the requirements of the University.

CUET Tests (other than “Language” Test) are offered in 13 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. A candidate is required to opt for one of the specified languages as the medium of the paper, as per desired University’s eligibility criteria, while applying.

The CUET question paper in respect of the Domain Specific Subjects and the General Test, will be bi-lingual, i.e., it will be in the medium (one of the 13 languages above) opted by the candidate and in English.

CUET 2022 Exam Scheme

CUET examination will be conducted on multiple days in two slots per day as given below:

Slot Slot 1 Slot 2
Timing of Examination 09.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (IST) 03.00 p.m. to 06.45 p.m. (IST)
Duration of Examination* 45 or 60 Minutes to 195 Minutes* 45 Minutes to 225 Minutes*

* Assuming the candidate takes all the offered Sections in the given slot.

CUET examination will be conducted in two or more slots on different days depending on the subjects/ test taken by the candidates.

In Slot 1 which will be held in morning shift a candidate may take upto 4 tests only (One Language from Section IA, maximum of two domain specific Subjects from Section II and One General Test from Section III).

In Slot 2 which will be held in the afternoon shift a candidate can take upto 5 tests as follows:

  • One Language from Section IA & IB and maximum of four domain specific Subjects from Section II.
  • Two Languages from Section IA & IB and maximum of three domain specific Subjects from Section II.

Combining Slot 1 and Slot 2 together, a candidate may take maximum 09 Tests.

CUET Examination Structure in Slot 1 (Morning Session)

CUET Examination Structure in Slot 1 (Morning Session) :

Sr No. Tests/Subjects No. of questions to be attempted Marks per question Total marks Duration
1 Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA) 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per language
2 Domain Specific Subjects (Max. 2 subjects) 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per subject (Max. duration can go upto 90 minutes for 2 subjects)
3 General Test 60 out of 75 5 300 60 minutes
Negative Marking : One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).

CUET Examination Structure in Slot 2 (Afternoon Session)

CUET Examination Structure in Slot 2 (Afternoon Session) :

Sr No. Tests/Subjects No. of questions to be attempted Marks per question Total marks Duration
1 Language (any one of the remaining 12 languages opted in Section IA (if one already taken in slot 1) and 1 from Section IB - as applicable) OR as applicable per note below 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per language
2 Domain Specific Subjects (Max. 4 subjects) 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per subject (Max. duration can go upto 90 minutes for 2 subjects)
Negative Marking : One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).

If any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, it shall be addressed in the following manner:

  • If more than one option is found to be correct then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.
  • If all options are found to be correct then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.
  • If none of the options is found correct or a question is found to be wrong or a question is dropped, then all candidates who have attempted the dropped question will be given five marks(+5) marks.

CUET 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of CUET 2022 examination is :

  • Section IA & IB: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary].
  • Section II (domain specific subjects) : Physics Chemistry Math Biology
  • Section III : General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

CUET 2022 Revised Dates

The revised dates for CUET 2022 :

CUET 2022 Important Dates
Online submission of Application Form 06 April to 22nd May, 2022 (up to 5:00 pm)
Last date ofsuccessful transaction of Examination Fee 22nd May, 2022 (up to 11:50 pm)
Correction in the particulars of Application Form 25.05.2022 to 31.05.2022
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website To be announced later
CUET 2022 Exam Date First and second week of July, 2022
Duration of Examination Slot 1: *195 minutes (3:15 hours)
Slot 2: *225 minutes (3:45 hours)
Timing of Examination Slot 1: 09.00 AM to 12.15 PM (IST)
Slot 2: 03.00 PM to 06.45 PM (IST)
Centre, Date, Tests/Subjects and timing of Examination As indicated on the Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys To be announced later
Declaration of Result To be announced later

* Assuming the candidate takes all the offered sections/ sub sections in the given slot.

CUET 2022 Registration (Online Application Form)

The Registrations for CUET 2022 going on. Candidates can fill online application form till 22nd May, 2022 (up to 5:00 pm).

How to Apply for CUET 2022?

Steps to fill the CUET application form online :

  • Open the NTA CUET website.
  • Click on "Registration".
  • Read the instructions carefully and select the checkbox "I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions".
  • Proceed to apply online by clicking on "Click here to Proceed".
  • Fill the Registration Form, Enter Security Pin and Submit the form.
  • Note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Complete the Application Form.
  • Upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature in correct specification.
  • Pay the Application fee and take a print out of the confirmation page after successful remittance of fee.

Documents Required to Fill CUET Application Form:

  • Scanned clear photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb).
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb).
  • Category certificate if applicable (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) in PDF format (size between 50 kb–300 kb).
  • Aadhar Card OR other ID proof OR Qualifying examination admit card with photograph.
  • Class 10 and 12 or equivalent Mark Sheets to fill education details.
  • Credit card, Debit card or Net banking details for online fee payment.

CUET Registration and Application Form Fee

Given below is the application fee for CUET:

Slot: Timing of Examination No. of Tests/ Subjects UG/UI and Part time Programmes
Centres in India Centres Out Side India
General (Unreserved) OBC (NCL)/ EWS SC/ST/ Third gender/ PwBD
Slot-1 : 09.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (IST) Upto 4 ₹ 650/- ₹ 600/- ₹ 550/- ₹ 3000/-
Slot-2 : 03.00 p.m. to 06.45 p.m. (IST) Upto 5 ₹ 650/- ₹ 600/- ₹ 550/- ₹ 3000/-

CUET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Are you eligible for CUET 2022? Here is the eligibility and qualification criteria for CUET :

  • For appearing in the CUET, there is no age limit for the candidates.
  • The candidates who have passed the class 12th /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age can appear in CUET 2022 examination.
  • the candidates will be required to fulfill the age criteria (if any) of the University (ies) in which they are desirous of taking admission.

CUET 2022 Examination Centres

CUET 2022 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as abroad (Bahrain, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Abuja/Lagos Nigeria). While applying, candidates must select four centre cities for the computer-based examination. The list of exam centres are given in the information bulletin of CUET. The choice of exam cities will be displayed to the candidates based on the permanent and present address filled in the Online Application Form.

CUET Normalization Process for Compilation of NTA Scores

NTA will be conducting examinations on multiple dates, generally in two sessions per day. The candidates will be given different sets of questions per session and it is quite possible that in spite of all efforts of maintaining equivalence among various question papers, the difficulty level of these question papers administered in different sessions may not be exactly the same. Some of the candidates may end up attempting a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets. The candidates who attempt the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. In order to overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used for ensuring that candidates are neither benefited nor disadvantaged due to the difficulty level of the examination.

CUET 2022 - Answering Questions/ Queries

Who can give CUET exam?

The candidates who have passed the class 12th /equivalent examination or are appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age can give CUET exam.

How do I apply for CUET?

Candidates can apply for CUET by registering and submiting the online application form at NTA CUET website.

What is the last date to apply for CUET 2022?

The last date to apply for CUET 2022 is 22nd May, 2022 (up to 5:00 pm).

What is the exam date of CUET 2022?

CUET 2022 will be conducted in the first and second week of July, 2022.

Is it compulsory for a candidate who desires to join any Central University to appear in CUET?

Yes. A candidate who wants to get admission in any UG courses in any Central University or its affiliated colleges must appear in CUET (UG).

Which Central Universities or Institutions are participating in the CUET (UG) - 2022?

Check out this list of Central Universities or Institutions participating in the CUET (UG) - 2022.

Is CUET required for NRI students wanting to take admission in a central university like DU?

NRI students need to visit the website of the University/ies where they want to take admission to know the relevant requirements. Outside India, NRI students can give CUET in Bahrain, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Abuja/Lagos Nigeria.

How much rank is required in CUET for admission in a top DU college?

Admission in DU colleges will happen on the basis of CUET NTA score. The CUET score card will not contain rank.

Is it necessary that I should opt for both slots in CUET?

Candidates can choose Slot I or Slot II or both the Slots as per their requirements. Choice of the Slots in CUET depends on the tests that you should take which in turn depends on the requirements for the desired course in the desired University/ies/ Participating Institutions.

How do I choose the tests in CUET?

Your choice of subjects/ Language /General test in CUET will depend on the requirements of the desired University/ies for the desired course. Before selecting the tests, visit the website of the University where you want to take admission and read carefully the details relating to courses offered, eligibility, tests that should appear in, for admission to the desired course.

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