CUET Exam Schedule| Get All the Important Dates Here!



The National Testing Agency conducts the CUET. The Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) is an exam for admission to various courses at Central Universities that are participating for the first time where all central universities i.e more than 60 are going to take admissions under the UG program based on CUET scores. The NTA published the announcement for the CUET 2022 exam. On April 6, 2022, the application procedure began. The CUET Exam Schedule is made available on the official notification for admission. Read the article carefully below to know all the details. 

  • CUET 2022 will bring together 60+ Central Universities from across the country.
  • The test will take place in the first and second weeks of July 2022.
  • The exams will be conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) format.

CUET Important Dates 2022

Knowing the exam dates facilitates applicants in strategizing their exam preparation. Candidates can begin their preparation by keeping the CUET Exam Schedule in mind. 

Application Released6 April 2022
Last Date To Apply6 May 2022
Admit CardJune 2022
Exam DateFirst & Second Week of July
CounsellingAugust (Tentative)
Answer KeyJuly Last Week (Tentative) 
Result DateAugust (Tentative)

CUET Exam Schedule 2022

Along with the dates it is important to have a thorough understanding and knowledge of the timings for the CUET Examination. Check out the table given below to know more about the exam schedule of the Central Universities Entrance Tests. 

Exam Date1st & 2nd Week of July
Duration of the ExamSlot 1: 3 hours 15 minutes
Slot 2: 3 hours 45 minutes
Timing of the ExamSlot 1: 9 AM to 12:15 PM (IST)
Slot 2: 3 PM to 6:15 PM (IST)
Mode of the ExamComputer-based Test
Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, frisking, biometric registration/ record of manual attendance by Invigilator, document verification/cross-checking of Admit Card, signature, and photo match to be completed by Invigilator, etc. Instructions by the Invigilator(s)Slot 1: 07.00 a.m. to 08.30 a.m08.30 a.m. to 08.50 a.m.

Slot 2: 01.00 p.m. to 02.30 p.m.02.30 p.m. to 02.50 p.m.
Candidates log in to read instructions Slot 1: 08:50 AM
Slot 2: 02:50 PM
Test Commences Slot 1: 09:00 AM
Slot 2: 03:00 PM

Examination Structure Slot 1

Tests/SubjectsNo. of questions to be attemptedMarks per questionTotal marksDuration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)40 out of 50520045 minutes per language
Domain Specific Subjects (Max. 2 subjects)40 out of 50520045 minutes per subject (Max. duration can go upto 90 minutes for 2 subjects)
General Test60 out of 75530060 minutes

Examination Structure Slot 2

Tests/SubjectsNo. of questions to be attemptedMarks per questionTotal marksDuration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)40 out of 50520045 minutes per language
Domain Specific Subjects (Max. 2 subjects)40 out of 50520045 minutes per subject (Max. duration can go upto 3 hours for 4 subjects)

Important Notes

  • Compensatory time for PwBD Candidates, who are eligible for Scribe (whether such candidate uses the facility of Scribe or not) of 15 minutes for 45 minutes examination and 20 minutes for one-hour examination will be extended as per Govt. Guidelines. Such extra time will be extended test wise and not in the aggregate duration of the morning/afternoon slot
  • Exam will be held on multiple days, in two Slots, morning and afternoon
  • Though the tests are scheduled either in the morning or in the afternoon session, as the case may be, each test within each slot is distinct and independent of each other. The different sections of the test scheduled in the morning or afternoon do not constitute Sections of the same paper. 
  • A candidate has an option to choose the components of the test only. However, the allotment of candidates to the Slots will be based on the options exercised and technical and administrative considerations.
  • Admit Cards will be issued for the morning/afternoon session based on the components opted by him/her. No request for a change of date/slot will be entertained.
  • The morning/afternoon sessions will start at a specified time. Candidates have to report for the session/s as per the time stated in their respective Admit Card. 
  • Candidates are advised to report to the Examination Center well in time i.e. 2 hours before commencement of the examination. 
  • A seat indicating Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates should find and sit in their allocated seats only. In case a candidate ventures to change his/her seat and does not sit on the seat allotted to him/her could face cancellation of candidature. No plea would be entertained in this regard.
  • For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of the test for any reason, a re-test shall not be held by the NTA under any circumstances.

Check out the CUET Test Practice Centre list here.

Preparation Tips for CUET Examination 

To prepare for the CUET Examination confidently, candidates should follow the instructions and preparation tips to succeed in the examination and get admission to their preferred colleges. 

  • Know the pattern of the examination. 
  • Get a thorough understanding of the exam syllabus
  • Make a daily routine to follow strictly 
  •  Take regular breaks.
  • Attempt mock tests
  • Get the best books and right study materials for the examination
  • Keep your focus mainly on the examination and try to avoid other distractions.

CUET Exam Schedule 2022 – FAQs

Where can the candidates apply for the CUET Examination?

Candidates can apply by visiting the official website of the CUET. 

When will the admit cards for the CUET Examination be issued?

The official dates for the issuance of the CUET Admit Card will be announced soon on the official website. 

How many universities are participating in the CUET Examination 2022?

A total of 60+ universities are participating in the CUET Examination 2022.

What is the duration of the CUET Examination 2022?

For slot 1, the duration is 3 hours 15 minutes and for slot 2, the duration is 3 hours 45 mins.

What are the subjects included in the CUET Examination 2022?

The subjects included in the CUET Examination are Languages and Domain-specific subjects