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CUET Entrance Exam is the Pan-Indian exam for admissions into the major central universities of the country. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency and the guidelines are set by the University Grants Commission. This exam is for admission into the 40+ Central Universities of the country and 13 other institutes. However, various private universities also accept this score. Therefore, it becomes imperative for a candidate to take this test.

  • Students have to attempt from three sections of which the last one is not compulsory.
  • The CUET Entrance Exam has both objective and descriptive types of questions.
  • After the test is over, candidates can download scorecards and attend the CUET counselling session of different participating universities.
  • The entrance exam is a computer based test.

Read more about the CUET Entrance Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, How to apply and more. So make sure to read it to the end.

Exam NameCommon Universities Entrance Test
Exam patternSection IA, Section IB; Section II and Section III
Location Pan India
Application start date6th April, 2022
Application end date6th May, 2022
Exam DateFirst week of July
DurationSlot 1: 195 minutes (3:15 hours)Slot 2: 225 minutes (3:45 hours)
Marking Scheme1 mark for the correct answer

Get the list of CUET participating universities here.

How to apply for CUET Entrance Exam?

NTA will stop accepting applications for CUET by 6th May, 2022. Thus make sure that you have applied before this deadline. The steps to apply are listed below.

Step 1: First, visit the official website of CUET. 

Step 2: The candidates will be redirected to the official homepage of the CUET.

Step 3: Check the top of the homepage for the “e-services” section. You will get the CUET Application form 2022 option, click on it.

Step 4: Upon clicking the link, the candidates will be redirected to the Registration page of the CUET.

Step 5: Thereafter, the candidates can register themselves using their phone numbers and email address.

Step 6: You will get a Registration Number. Use this to login again to the portal.

Step 7: Fill in all the necessary details. Then, proceed to pay the application fee.

Step 8: Recheck your application form again and click on submit button.

Step 9: In the end, the candidate can download the CUET Application Form PDF on their device and take a printout of the same for future reference.

CUET Application Fee

Note the application fee for the exam here

CategoryFee
GenRs 800
OBCRs 800
EWSRs 800
SCRs 400
STRs 400
PWDRs 400

Get details on the CUET Sample Mock Test here.

CUET Entrance Exam: Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for the exam is that candidates must have passed Class 12th from a recognized school board. However, some CUET eligibility criteria may vary for different courses and universities, so the candidates must visit the official websites of the universities. However, just passing the entrance test, does not guarantee admission to the programme unless the candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the university to which they are applying to.

Some general criteria includes

  • Candidates must have passed Class 12th from a recognized school board.
  • Candidates who failed in one or two subjects in Class 12th will be considered ineligible to apply for CUET 2022.

Get the full list of CUET Eligibility Criteria here.

CUET Entrance Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of this test has been listed down below:

Section NameSubject TypeNo. of QuestionsType of QuestionsDuration of the Exam
Section IAChoose any out of 13 languagesTotal – 50To Attempt – 40Language will be tested through 
Reading Comprehension (based on passages that are Factual, Literary and Narrative in style. 
Literary Aptitude 
Vocabulary
45 minutes for each language
Section IBChoose any out of 13 languagesExcept the one chosen in Section IATotal – 50To Attempt – 40Language will be tested through 
Reading Comprehension (based on passages that are Factual, Literary and Narrative in style. 
Literary Aptitude 
Vocabulary
45 minutes for each language
Section IIDomain-specific(Like Mathematics)Total – 50To Attempt – 40Objective-type questions
Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions
45 minutes for each Domain
Section IIIGeneral TestTotal – 75To Attempt – 60Objective-based questions on
General Knowledge Current AffairsGeneral Mental Ability Numerical AbilityQuantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, statistics till Grade 8)Logical and Analytical Reasoning
60 minutes
  • The exam is a multiple-choice question paper consisting of 180 questions.
  • The exam is divided into three parts i.e. Section IA and IB, Section II and Section III.
  • Section IA and IB tests the grip of students in two Languages, and has 80 questions.
  • Section II consists of Domain Knowledge includes Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, etc of 40 questions.
  • Section III is not compulsory and consists of a General Test of 60 questions. It has subjects like General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability and Quantitative Reasoning.
  • This will be a computer based exam.
  • While the duration of the first two sections are 45 minutes each, the duration of the third one is 60 minutes.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks.

Get the full CUET Syllabus and Exam Pattern here.

CUET Entrance Exam Syllabus

As mentioned above, there are 3 sections in the CUET Entrance Exam. In this, there are 13 languages, 27 Domain-specific subjects and a General Test. The syllabus of these sections are listed below.

Section IA and IB

This section is meant to test the fluency of students in at least two languages. This is the syllabus of the section. Note that it will be the same for all the subjects.

  • Reading Comprehension (based on passages that are Factual, Literary and Narrative in style). 
  • Literary Aptitude 
  • Vocabulary

Section II

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Section III

This is a non-compulsory section and has the following syllabus.

General Knowledge

  • India and its neighboring countries
  • General Politics
  • Knowledge of Current Events
  •  Economy, Banking and Finance
  •  Indian Constitution
  •  History
  •  Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  •  Geography
  •  Budget and Five Year Plans
  •  Economy
  •  Important Financial & Economic News
  •  Culture
  •  Scientific Research
  •  Current Affairs – National & International
  •  Countries and Capitals.

Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning.
  •  Puzzle Tabulation.
  •  Input-Output.
  •  Alphanumeric Series.
  •  Coded Inequalities.
  •  Seating Arrangement.
  •  Coding-Decoding.
  •  Data Sufficiency.

Aptitude

  •  Ratio & Proportion, Percentage.
  •  Number Systems.
  •  Profit & Loss.
  •  Mixtures & Alligations.
  •  Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices.
  •  Work & Time.
  •  Time & Distance.
  •  Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere.
  •  Sequence & Series.
  •  Permutation, Combination & Probability

We hope you now know the nuances of CUET Entrance Exam. Keep reading the CUET articles on our website to get more information on the exam.

CUET Entrance Exam FAQs

What is CUET Entrance Exam?

The Common University Entrance Test is conducted to grant admission into programmes in around all central universities.

What are the sections in the CUET Entrance Exam 2022?

The CUET exam 2022 will consist of 4 sections- Section IA has 13 Languages, Section IB has 19 Languages, Section II has 27 Domain-specific subjects and Section III is a General Test.

Is there a negative marking in the CUET Exam? 

For each wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks in the CUET Exam.

How to apply for the CUET Test?

Candidates have to visit the official website of CUET NTA and apply from there.

What is the last date of submitting the CUET 2022 application form?

The last date of submitting the CUCET application form 2022 is May 6.