CUET 2022 Syllabus | Section-wise Syllabus for CUET 2022

Before you start your preparation for CUET 2022, it is important to understand the CUET syllabus. Otherwise, your prep will be directionless, and you might be left wondering where things might have gone wrong!

With more than 1.68 lakh seats on offer for undergraduate courses at the 54 Central Universities, CUET is one of the most competitive examinations. For this very reason, while preparing for the exam, you will need to adopt a structured approach. And in doing that, understanding the CUET 2022 syllabus is a critical step. You can also look at our CUET free mock test to form a basic understanding of the CUET Syllabus.

As per the latest notification by NTA,  CUET 2022 exam has been divided into four sections:

  • Section IA – 13 Languages 
  • Section IB – 19 Languages 
  • Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects 
  • Section III – General Test

Let us look at the overall CUET Exam Overview as well as CUET 2022 Exam Syllabus. 

CUET Exam Overview | CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

CUET Exam Pattern 2022


Subjects/ Tests

No. of Questions

To be Attempted


Section IA

13 Languages 


40 in each language

45 minutes for each language

Section IB

19 Languages 

Section II

27 Domain-specific Subjects 



45 minutes for each subject

Section III

General Test



60 minutes

CUET Exam Syllabus

CUET Syllabus for Language Test

The students’ fluency in the language is to be tested through questions asked in Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary]. The languages included in Section 1A and 1B respectively are as mentioned below:

Section 1 A: English; Hindi; Gujarati; Bengali; Assamese, Kannada; Tamil; Telugu; Malayalam; Marathi; Odia & Urdu.

Section 1 B: Chinese, German, French, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Nepali,

Russian, Spanish, Tibetan, Dogri, Bodo, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali and Sindhi

CUET Syllabus for Domain Subject

As per the NCERT model, the CUET syllabus for the domain-specific paper is the same as for Class XII. It means that your NCERT books will be the best source of preparation for the domain-specific paper. One can choose from the following subjects for the domain-specific paper. The candidates may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects from the below-mentioned list. 



Home Science


Legal Studies

Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India



Teaching Aptitude


Mass Media

Mass Communication


Fine Arts

Visual Arts

Commercial Arts

Rabindra Sangeet



Computer Science

Informatics Practices


Business Economics

Engineering Graphics



Book Keeping



Business Studies


These are again classified as Domain Subjects and Additional Subjects as below:

Domain Subjects: Accounts, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Sciences,

Economics, Geography, History, Home Science, Legal Studies, Maths, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Sanskrit.

Additional Subjects: Physical Education, Engineering graphics, fine arts, knowledge

tradition-practice in India, commercial arts, performing arts, entrepreneurship, teaching aptitude,

mass media and agricultur

CUET Syllabus for General Test

The General Aptitude Test (GA) is the section III of CUET paper and will comprise of the following sections:

  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning


CUET Exam Colleges

In a move that could be a potential game-changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended conducting a Common Entrance Test (CUET) for the 54 Central Universities from the academic session 2022-2023. Check out all the universities accepting CUET exam scores.

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