The NTA is expected to release the CUET Admit Cards around the first week of June 2022. .

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All you need to know- CUET

CUET is the new normal. With the advancing and rapid changes in India’s education courtesy of the New Education Policy, the CUET is a major step in improving the admissions process to central universities with extremely high cut-offs. This system is an opportunity for students to get away from the race of getting 100% in Boards and get a more equal chance at admissions. It then becomes crucial for students and parents to understand an important question- What is CUET and how does it work?

CUET Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

With the amount of attention that CUET is drawing, it is essential for all aspirants to know the CUET Exam Pattern so that they can develop an effective exam strategy to ace CUET 2022.

The CUET entrance exam will be held online as a Computer Based Test (CBT). The duration of the exam will be hours 3 Hours 15 minutes or 3 Hours 45 minutes depending on the options the candidate has chosen. 

One of the most important things to help you with your CUET Exam Preparation is to thoroughly understand the CUET 2022 Exam Pattern which is mentioned below:

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Exam Name

Central University Common Entrance Test (CUET)


Slot 1: 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Slot 2: 3 Hours 45 Minutes

Number of Questions

Section 1: Languages (40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 Questions)
Section 2: Domain-Specific (40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 Questions)
Section 3: General Test (60 Questions to be attempted out of 75 Questions)

Number of Sections

3 Sections (Language, Domain-Specific, General Test)

Exam Language

The exam will be conducted in 13 languages.

Exam Pattern

Now, with a better understanding of what CUET is, let us dive into the exam pattern.


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

45 minutes for each language

Section II

27 Domain-specific Subjects



45 minutes for each language

Section III

General Test



60 Minutes

aligarh muslim university

university of delhi

babasaheb bhimrao ambedkar university

banaras hindu university

jawaharlal nehru university

university of hyderabad

assam university

jawaharlal nehru university

The details about the contents of the sections are mentioned in the next section.

CUET 2022: Marking Scheme

NTA has finally confirmed the CUET Exam Pattern & marking scheme for the upcoming exam in July. As per the official CUET notification, for every correct attempt, 5 marks will be awarded. For every incorrect attempt, 1 mark will be deducted. There will be no penalty for unattempted questions.

Domain-Specific Subjects:

There are 27 domain subjects available for students to pick from. The students have to choose 6 domain subjects out of the list below:


Book Keeping



Business Studies


Computer Science

Informatics Practices


Business Economics

Engineering Graphics




Home Science


Legal Studies

Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India

Environmental Science


Physical Education




Political Science



Teaching Aptitude


Mass Media

Mass Communication


Fine Arts

Visual Arts

Commercial Arts

Rabindra Sangeet



For a more detailed look at the CUET Syllabus, please click here

Why CUET 2022 is Important?

While CUET 2021 was the gateway to 14 Central Universities, CUET 2022 will open the doors for all the 54 Central Universities in the country. Hence, it is important that students understand the CUET Exam Pattern and focus on preparing well for the exam, so as to ensure a seat in a program and university of their choice.


Ans. 45 Universities are participating for the Academic Session 2022-23 for CUET 2022 exam.

Ans. CUET (UG) – 2022 stands for Common University Entrance Test UG 2022.
CUET (UG) – 2022 will provide a single window opportunity to students to
seek admission in any of the Central Universities (CUs) across the country,
for the academic session 2022-23.
CUET (UG) – 2022 will provide a common platform and equal
opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from rural
and other remote areas and help establish better connect with the

Ans. The syllabus for the subject/domain tests of CUET (UG) – 2022 will be
based on Class XII so that there is no pressure on the candidates to prepare
for both the exams.
The effort that would be required to do well at CUET (UG) – 2022 will also
help candidates to prepare well for their Board Examinations. Thereby, it
would strengthen their learning.

It is meant for admission to UG courses of Central Universities for the
academic year 2022-23. However many other Institutions also may also
join CUET(UG)-2022. The list of participating Institutions is hosted on the
NTA website

It is meant for admission to UG courses of Central Universities for the
academic year 2022-23. However many other Institutions also may also
join CUET(UG)-2022. The list of participating Institutions is hosted on the
NTA website

Ans. It will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode

Ans. The test will be objective type. The question paper will comprise Multiple
Choice questions.

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