CUET 2022 | All About CUET

Everything you need to know about CUET

Planning to ace the CUET 2022? Understanding the exam requisites and strategies can help you get to your dream university. In this article, you will get to know all about CUET to help you make the right choices.

What is CUET?

Common University Entrance Test is a common entrance test for all Undergraduate Programmes in 45 Central Universities across India. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct CUET 2022 in computer-based mode.

CUET provides a common platform and equal opportunity to candidates from across the country, especially from rural and remote areas. Candidates can cover a wide range of topics and can participate in the admission process of various universities by taking a single examination.

One has to be reasonably prepared to be on top of the merit list in the CUET results.

Universities Under CUET

Numerous universities come under CUET. Some of the major universities like Aligarh Muslim University, University of Delhi (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Central University of Haryana, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of Himachal Pradesh etc. will accept CUET scores.


CUET 2022 is one of the most prestigious entrance exams in the country. Until 2022 each central University had a different procedure of taking admissions. To combine this process, the Education Ministry has introduced CUET as a common exam for university admissions. The prospect of getting an education from the central universities is vast as the Central Government governs them. There are tremendous placement opportunities with good packages.

Exam Highlights

  • The exam will be conducted in the center-based online mode.
  • There will be a time limit for each section.
  • It will include three sections: Language, Domain-Specific, and General Tests.
  • There will be negative marketing for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks will be allotted or deducted for unanswered questions.
  • The exam duration will be 3 hours 15 minutes or 3 Hours 45 minutes, depending on the options chosen by the candidate.

CUET Eligibility Criteria 

There is no age barrier for appearing in the CUET 2022 exam. As the criteria may vary for different courses, candidates must visit the official website of universities.

  • Candidates must have passed class 12th from a recognized school board.
  • Candidates should score at least 50% marks in their +2 examination in the General category and 45% for SC/ST candidates.
  • The subjects in 12th should be according to the courses you want to opt for.

Now let’s get into the exam pattern of CUET:

Exam Pattern CUET

The CUET exam will be divided into three sections: Languages, Domain, and General Test. The languages section is further divided into two sections, where candidates can choose from 13 languages in the first section and 20 languages in the second. Students can pick from 27 different domain subjects under the domain section. The general test consists of General Awareness, Current Affairs, Numerical ability, Mental ability, etc.

Candidates must be careful while attempting the questions as the exam consists of negative markings. There will be no marks for unattempted questions.

Subjects No. of questions to be attempted Marks per question Total Marks  Duration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA) 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per Language
Language(any one of the 20 languages opted in Section IB ) 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per Language
General Test 60 out of 75 5 300 60 minutes
Domain-Specific Subjects (Max 2 Subjects) 40 out of 50 5 200 45 minutes per subject (Max duration can be upto 90 minutes for 2 subjects)


CUET Syllabus

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 As given on the NTA website 
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

Domain specific syllabus will be available on the NTA website

CUET Marking Scheme

Type of Answers Marks
Correct Answer +1 marks
Incorrect Answer -0.25 or 1/4th marks
No Answer 0 marks


Application Fee for CUET

Candidates can pay the fee online by debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ Challan of SBI any branch or through offline mode.

Category Application Fee (online payment) Application Fee (Through Challan) Bank Commission Total Fee to be paid
General/OBC INR 800 for three PUs Rs.800 Rs.50 Rs.850
SC/ST INR 350 for three PUs Rs.350 Rs.400
PWD Exempted from Application fee 


CUET 2022 Admit Card

The Admit Card will be available 10 to 15 days before the CUET 2022 exam date. It will include the exam center address, exam timings, application number, and course. The  Admit Card and a valid photo ID are required on the examination day. If there is an error on the admit card, you must contact the exam conducting body to resolve the problem.

CUET 2022 Answer Key

The NTA will release an answer key 10-15 days before the exam date. It will be released on the official website at Candidates can even contest the answer key by providing supporting documents if there are any discrepancies. However, the process is to be completed in a stipulated time.

Details Mentioned on Answer Key

  • Date of the exam
  • Exam Shift
  • Test Paper Code
  • Question ID
  • Correct Option ID


CUET cut-off will be released along with the result after the exam. Candidates who score more than the cut-off will later be invited to participate in the counseling process. The cut-off will be based on the number of applicants, exam difficulty level, previous year’s cut-off trends, and the number of seats. Cut-off might vary depending on programs and colleges.


  1. Prepare for Logical reasoning, basic language, GK and general aptitude as it will be helpful in CUET 2022 and any entrance exam.
  2. As some Universities may consider 12th scores, focus on your board exams.
  3. Revise your concepts from the earlier classes and start practicing from NCERT on any particular subject.
  4. Keep your concepts clear from the previous classes, and work on the sections that need more attention.

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