CUET Entrance Exam 2022 | Complete Details, Dates, Syllabus, Events etc.

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) entrance exam 2022 conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) to enroll students in various UG courses. These courses offered at all central universities including DU, AMU, JNU, JMI, EFLU, and other state Universities. Students aiming to study undergraduate programs in central universities of India have to appear in the CUET which is now mandatory. A student’s Board marks of 10th and 12th will have no role in determining his/her admission to a college or a course. It will be based only on his/her CUET marks, however, board marks could be the minimum eligibility criteria for admission.

CUET Entrance Exam 2022

CUET UG 2022: Overview

CUET UG 2022 application form got released on 6th April. The last date is 6th May, till 5 pm. The students need to register themselves on the official website first then, they can fill out the application form with their personal details and academic qualifications. Then, the candidates need to pay the exam fee before 11:50 pm on 6th May. The CUET 2022 exam conducted in the first or second week of July.

The exam conducted in 13 Languages for students from all parts of India. Also, this is an online CBT mode exam (Computer-Based Test) in 547 cities across India for the common entrance test for central universities. In brief, the CUET 2022 enables the candidates to apply for 54 Central Universities in India.

The score of CUET is accepted by all the central universities, which will fill around 1.8 lakh seats in total. Additionally, the exam completed in 2 shifts and held only once every year. But, the NTA is considering organizing this exam twice a year from the next session. Earlier, this CUCET exam was a paper-pen-based mode exam. Then, last year, the NTA switched it to a computer-based mode online exam. Now, approximately 1-2 lakh candidates can take this national-level central universities common entrance test in 2022.

What’s new in CUET Exam 2022?

Following are some of the new highlights that are added in the CUET exam 2022-

  • The name of the exam has been changed from Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) to Central University Entrance Test (CUET).
  • CUET 2022 exam will be conducted in 13 languages.
  • The question paper of CUET 2022 will include a compulsory language test, two domain-specific tests, and a general test.
  • CUET 2022 exam scores will be accepted by 53 Central Universities and Private Universities instead of 12 Central Universities, which were the participating institutes last year. 
  • The application fee has been changed. Till last year, there was no application fee for PwD category candidates, but this year, they have to pay the application fee meant for reserved category candidates.
  • The exam will be conducted in 13 international cities.

CUET 2022: Highlights

Exam NameCUET – Central University Entrance Test
Conducting AgencyNTA ( National Testing Agency )
Exam ModeOnline (Computer-based Test)
Duration of ExamSlot I – 195 minutes
Slot II – 225 minutes
Total MarksSlot I – 700
Slot II – 400
Medium of Exam13 Languages- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu
Type of QuestionsMCQ Type
Total QuestionsSlot I – 175 (140 to be attempted)
Slot II – 100 (80 to be attempted)
Marking Scheme+4 for a correct answer
-1 for the wrong answer
Accepting UniversitiesAll the Central Universities in the Country, some Private Universities and Deemed to be Universities.
Exam Centre Cities547 cities in India and 13 cities abroad
Accepting Colleges53 Central, Private and Deemed to be Universities
Contact Number011-69227700, 011-40759000

CUET Exam 2022: News & Notifications

  • CUET notification PDF was released on the 6th of April. Here, it is mentioned that the exam pattern got updated as from last year.
  • The last date for the application form is 6th of May. In addition, the CUET admit card most probably released in the 4th week of June. Lastly, the entrance exam will be in the 1st and 2nd week of July.
  • International students exempted from CUET if they want to get admitted to Indian Universities in 2022. As a result, the existing supernumerary system will be the criteria for their admissions.
  • There is a change in the exam fees this year. The PwD candidates now have to pay the same exam fee as the reserved category students. Before, until last year they exempted from paying any fees for CUET entrance exam.
  • No change in the quota of reserved seats under the new system for the academic session 2022-23.
  • The exam conducted in two shifts. Firstly, the question paper consists of a compulsory language test and two domain-specific tests. Secondly, the online exam also features a general test to complete the whole process.
  • Recently, the name of the exam changed from CUCET to CUET by the University Grants Commission.

Download the pdf of the latest notice from NTA related to CUET Entrance Exam 2022

Also Read: Complete NEET Exam Details.

CUET Exam 2022: Dates

NTA has announced the CUET 2022 dates for application. Check the tentative schedule for the academic year 2022-23 in the below table.

CUET Event 2022CUET Event Date 2022(Tentative)
Release of CUET 2022 Application Forms06-Apr-2022
Last Date to Apply Online for CUET 202206-May-2022 (5 pm)
Last Date to Submit Application Fee06-May-2022 (11.50 pm)
Online Correction WindowSecond week of May 2022
Issue of CUET Admit CardFirst week of June 2022
CUET 2022 Entrance Exam DatesFirst and second week of July 2022
Answer Key ReleaseFourth week of July 2022
Last Date to Submit Answer Key ChallengeFourth week of July 2022
CUET 2022 ResultsFirst week of August 2022

CUET 2022: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are a basic & vital aspect of any exam. The candidates need to clear it before applying for an exam and filling out the application form. As a result, the Central Universities already set minimum eligibility criteria depending on the program selected by the candidates. To appear in the CUET 2022, the students must clear these minimum eligibility criteria. Different programs have different eligibility rules for admissions. Also, some Central Universities in the country have fixed their own specific criteria respective to them. The eligibility criteria are discussed below:

  • Age – There is no age limit for taking the CUET 2022 entrance exam.
  • Qualifying Exam – The candidates should at least pass their 10+2 board examination from a recognized university to be eligible for the exam.
  • General category students need to have at least 50% aggregate marks in the class 12 exam. But, the SC/ST category of students only requires 45% marks to be eligible for the CUET 2022.

CUET Exam 2022: Application Form

Candidates have to fill CUET 2022 exam application form via an online mode on the official website of the exam. The first step is to register by entering the basic details of the candidate such as name, address, and contact details. This generates login credentials. After logging in with the registration credentials, candidates will have to fill up the CUET 2022 application form with their personal and academic details, program, and exam city preference and upload documents. After the form is filled, candidates have to pay the CUET application fee online via debit/credit card, Net Banking, Paytm, and UPI.

Register for CUET 2022 Online:

How to fill CUET Application Form 2022?

The application procedure to fill the CUET ug application form 2022 is explained below in the following steps:

  • Step 1: New Registration
  • Step 2: Instructions and Procedure for online submission of Application Form
  • Step 3: Registration form
  • Step 4: Preview of the personal details
  • Step 5: Verification of OTP
  • Step 6: Login
  • Step 7: Complete the application form
  • Step 8: Application Form: Educational Details
  • Step 9: Application Form: University / Programme selection section
  • Step 10: Test Paper/Subject(s) selection
  • Step 11: Examination Center Selection
  • Step 12: Upload section
  • Step 13: Preview the complete Form
  • Step 14: Read the site message before fee submission
  • Step 15: Fee Payment
  • Step 16: Print confirmation page

CUET 2022: Application Fees

After completing the form, the final stage is the payment of application fees. The last date to pay the CUET exam 2022 fee is 6th May. Moreover, the students pay their application fee depending to the respective category. Candidates can pay the application fee through various online modes. The accepted mediums to pay are debit/credit card, UPI, net banking and Paytm. The application fees of the different category mentioned in the below table:

Applicant CategoryFees(in Rs)
Unreserved (UR) General Category Students650
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and EWS600
SC, ST, PwD and Transgender Category550
Abroad Candidates3000

CUET Exam: Seats Reservations

As CUET is an entrance exam for admissions to UG courses at the Central Universities of India, which have been established under an Act of the Parliament, each Central University must follow norms set by the Government of India, with respect to intake and reservation of seats. This section of the CUET Eligibility provides relaxation to the SC/ST, OBC, and PwD category. these reservations with percentage is mentioned below-

Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy) (OBC)27%
Persons with Disability (PWD)5%

CUET 2022 Exam: Admission Process

The process of this entrance exam is simple and has a few steps to follow. These steps are mentioned below-

  • Fill out the application form online via an official portal.
  • Download the Admit Card.
  • Appear in the CUET examination.
  • Check for the CUET Results.
  • Apply for the CUET Counselling.

CUET 2022: Exam Pattern

NTA will also conduct CUET Exam in 13 languages ( Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu). CUET 2022 will be conducted in an online mode this year, earlier, the exam was offline. The Exam pattern of the exam with marks is given below-

  1. CUET UG 2022 exam paper consists of 4 sections-
    1. First Section 1A – 13 Languages 
    2. second section IB – 19 Languages 
    3. Third Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects 
    4. Fourth Section III – General Test
  2. The exam is of MCQ type only and there will be a total of 175 questions out of which 140 questions are to be attempted.
  3. A Candidate can choose a maximum of any 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB together.
  4. Section II consists of 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects.
SectionsSubjects/ TestsNo. of QuestionsTo be AttemptedDuration
Section IA13 Languages 504045 minutes for each language
Section IB19 Languages 504045 minutes for each language
Section II27 Domain-specific Subjects504045 minutes for each subject
Section IIIGeneral Test756060 minutes

Section IA Languages (13): Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu

Section IB Languages (19): French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.

CUET UG 2022: Exam Syllabus

NTA has released the CUET entrance exam 2022 syllabus along with notifications. Generally, the syllabus consists of the topics related to one’s previous academic syllabus. As a result, the syllabus for UG programs will consist of topics from the NCERT class 11 and 12 academic syllabi. Additionally, a subject-wise syllabus is release, which helps students to prepare for the exam efficiently. The detailed CUET syllabus for the undergraduate programs mentioned below:

SubjectCUET Syllabus
English LanguageComprehension Passages- To test their understanding of a passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc
Fundamentals of grammar- incorrect sentences, filling blanks in sentences with appropriate words,
Vocabulary-  synonyms, antonyms
Numerical AbilityAreas like arithmetic
Number system
Basics of algebra
Modern maths
General Awareness and Current AffairsStatic general knowledge
Current Affairs (national & international current affairs)
Logical & Analytical ReasoningSyllogisms
Logical sequences
Cocks & calendars
Seating Arrangements

CUET 2022: Exam Center

Candidates can fill out four cities as their preferred test centers in the application form. 547 cities in India and 13 cities abroad will feature test centers for the CUET entrance exam 2022. In addition to this, the NTA tries its best to give every candidate a center they selected. Also, when less than 100 students register for the test center, that center is canceled automatically, and a nearby test center is allotted.

The candidates get notified of the allotted test center on their admit cards. Moreover, once an exam center get assigned to the candidate, that person can’t request to change it. Lastly, the NTA has decided to add two more exam centers because of the prevailing covid-19 virus in the country:

Kasaragod, Kerala
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar

CUET 2022: Exam day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for CUET 2022 are advised to read the exam day guidelines mentioned on the admit card carefully. Candidates must have to carry the below-mentioned documents to the allotted test center on the day of the exam:

  • CUET admit card: CUET entrance exam 2022 admit card is a very important document compulsory to carry to the test center. Candidates not having their admit cards on the day of the exam not allowed to appear for the exam.
  • ID Proof: Candidates had to carry a valid and original photo ID proof to the exam center. Documents, like presented as ID proof, are Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, etc.
  • Photo: Candidates also advised to carry a passport size photograph to the test center. The photograph should have preferably been the same as used at the time of filling out the CUET application form.

Apart from knowing about the documents to be carried, candidates should also be aware of the things that should not be carried inside the exam hall. Some such things include calculators, mobile phones, watches, eatables, etc.

CUET 2022: List of Universities

CUET colleges list

CUET 2022: Admit Card

CUET 2022 admit card will released online, tentatively in the first week of June. Admit card is the tentative document that has to be carried to the exam center by the candidate. The candidates can download their CUET admit card 2022 by logging in with the registration credentials. The direct link to download the CUET hall ticket or admit card will be provided on this page as and when it is announced.

CUET 2022: Exam Results

NTA plans to release the CUET 2022 exam result in the 1st week of August. In addition to this, the CUET results will get published online on the official website of CUET. So, the candidates needed to log in with their roll number and Date of Birth to check their results in the entrance exam. CUET result features the overall score, section-wise score, and percentile of the candidates. Finally, the students will have to download their result from the official website and print it for future reference.

CUET Exam: Cut Offs

The cut-off marks for the CUET 2022 entrance exam will get published along with the result. NTA released only the overall qualifying cut-off for the 2022 exam. But the participating universities and institutes also issue their specific cut-offs for each program available on their campus. The cut-off mark is the minimum mark that the candidate needs to score to qualify for the entrance test. This score depends on the number of candidates giving the exam, seats available, and the difficulty level of the exam.

CUET Exam 2022: Counselling

CUET 2022 counselling will be conducted by the participating institutes individually. Each & every institute will release its merit list based on qualifying candidates after the result is announced. Interested candidates register in their dream colleges and then participate in its counselling process, which is likely to be held online. Generally, there are three rounds of counselling and the number of rounds may vary depending on the seat vacancy. After the allotment of seat results is declared, candidates will have to accept the admission offer by reporting to the institutes and getting their documents verified. Few of the programs, where instead of counselling, the interview is taken. NTA sees the admission process for those programs separately in the information brochure of CUET 2022.

Also Read: Complete NEET Exam Details.


Why cuet exam conducted?

CUET 2022 is conducted for admission to undergraduate (UG) courses or programs at central universities across the country.

Is cuet difficult?

Preparing a study timetable is one of the most challenging tasks for most students. Candidates should fix a particular time from /her daily routine to prepare every day for the CUET exam. Initially, you can give 1-2 hours for the entrance exam and the rest for board exams.

When cuet exam is held in 2022?

CUET 2022 entrance exam most probably be held in the first week of July.

Will cuet 2022 be online?

Yes, according to the new guidelines of NTA, CUET 2022 will be conducted via an online mode.

Why cucet exam?

NTA CUET has been introduced to reduce the high cut-off standards for entering prestigious colleges. The exam is centralized for top universities like Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Central University of Punjab, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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