CUCET 2022 is now renamed as CUET, Central University Entrance Test. NTA will conduct CUET 2022 online in first week of June 2022. The application window for CUCET (CUET) 2022 will open in the 1st week of April 2022.
CUCET 2022 exam name has been renamed as the Central University Entrance Test or CUET. The University Grants Commission (UGC) in its latest notification announced that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 application form for Undergraduate admissions in the first week of April. CUET 2022 entrance test for UG courses will be conducted in the first week of July. The exam will be conducted in 13 languages, namely Engish, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Urdu. The question paper of CUET 2022 will include a compulsory language test, two domain-specific tests, and the general test.
CUET 2022 scores will be accepted by 42 Central Universities including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Visva Bharati University, Central University of Tamil Nadu, University of Hyderabad, Central University of Kerala, North Eastern Hill University, Central University of Punjab, among others. Approximately one lakh candidates will appear for CUET 2022. Last year a total of 97,416 candidates appeared for the exam held at 308 centres in 161 cities across the country.
What is CUET?
Central University Entrance Test (CUET) is an all-India level entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission in UG, PG, and PhD courses offered in all the participating institutions. Till last year, the full name of the exam was Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET, which has been changed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam is conducted once a year across 161 cities in India. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode for two hours. Originally CUCET was conducted by UGC in paper-pencil based mode. Last year onwards, NTA is conducting the test in a computer-based mode.
The following points indicate the changes introduced in CUET 2022:
The following table brings the important features or highlights of the exam.
|Exam Name||Central University Entrance Test|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Exam Level||Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer-Based Mode)|
|Total No. of Test Takers||97,416 (2021)|
|Courses Offered Through CUET||BSc, MSc, PhD|
|Exam Fees||INR 800 (General)INR 350 (SC, ST and Transgender)Nil (PwD)|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Total Number of Questions||100|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for each correct answer-1 for each incorrect answer|
|Language of Exam||English|
|Exam Centre Cities||161|
|Accepting Colleges||42 Central Universities of India|
|Contact Details||011-69227700, 011-40759000|
NTA will announce the CUET 2022 dates soon. Check the tentative schedule for the academic year 2022-23 in the below table.
|CUET 2022 Events||CUET 2022 Dates (Tentative)|
|Release of CUET 2022 Application Forms||First week of April 2022|
|Last Date to Apply Online for CUET 2022||Fourth week of April 2022|
|Last Date to Submit Application Fee||Fourth week of April 2022|
|Online Correction Window||First week of May 2022|
|Issue of CUET Admit Card||First week of June 2022|
|CUET 2022 Entrance Exam Dates||First week of July 2022|
|Answer Key Release||Fourth week of July 2022|
|Last Date to Submit Answer Key Challenge||Fourth week of July 2022|
|CUET 2022 Results||First week of August 2022|
Candidates will have to fill CUET application form in an online mode on the official website of the exam. The first step is to register by entering the basic details such as name, address and contact details. This would generate 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, programme and exam city preference and upload documents. After the form is filled, candidates will have to pay the CUET application fee online (via debit/credit card) or via SBI Challan.
|Category||CUET Application Fee (in INR)|
CUET 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Central Universities in order to apply and appear for CUET 2022. The eligibility parameters are as follows:
CUET 2022 Admission Process
The admission process for the CUET exam is quite simple, the same has been discussed below –
Step 1: Fill CUET Application Form
Step 2: Download CUET Admit Card
Step 3: Appear for CUET Exam
Step 4: Check CUET Result
Step 5: Appear for CUET Counselling
The CUET 2022 test centres will be located in over 160 cities of India. Candidates will have to enter up to four of their preferred CUET exam centre cities while filling up the CUET application form. NTA will try to assign their CUET 2022 centre in their preferred exam city. They will be notified about their allotted exam centre on their admit card. Once the exam centre is allotted, candidates will not be able to request for change.
Candidates appearing for the CUET 2022 are advised to read the exam day instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. Candidates must have carried the below-mentioned documents to the allotted test centre on the day of the exam:
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.
The CUET 2022 syllabus will be released by the NTA along with the official notification. The syllabus of CUET will be released separately for UG, PG and Integrated courses for each subject. It is expected that the CUET syllabus will be the same as that of last year. The common subjects across the different courses of the CUET syllabus are English, General Aptitude, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning and General Knowledge.
CUET 2022 exam pattern will be released by National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body along with the notification and information brochure. UGC has indicated a change in the CUET exam pattern 2022. CUET 2022 is likely to be conducted in a computer-based mode (CBT) for a duration of two hours. will have Section 1A, Section 1B, general test and domain-specific subjects. Section 1A, which will be compulsory, will be in 13 languages and candidates will be given the option to choose the language of their choice. Section 1B is optional and for students who want to opt for another language apart from the ones that are a part of Section 1A. Some of the languages on offer are French, Arabic, German, etc. Each part will carry 100 objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question will carry one mark and for each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
CUET is an all-India entrance exam that is highly competitive and candidates appearing for the exam need to have a strategy and aim in order to score well and qualify. Aspirants can go through the following prep strategy methods while preparing for CUET. First and foremost, candidates should go through the exam pattern and structure of the test. After that, students should get hold of some of the best books for CUET preparation. After gaining conceptual clarity on each section and subject, students should segregate their areas of strengths and weaknesses they should work towards improving their weaknesses by finding out the root cause and taking help from their mentors or students. After completing the syllabus, they should take regular mock tests and analyse their performance. Solving previous years’ question papers will also expose them to the topics and question types to expect in the actual exam. Last but not the least, staying confident is the key to success in CUET.
Taking mock tests is one of the critical aspects of cracking CUET. NTA is expected to release online CUET 2022 mock test on its official website wherein students can get an understanding of the navigation system. By taking the official CUET mock test 2022, aspirants will be able to practice the usage of virtual keyboard and calculator, moving from question to question and among sections. To improve their preparation, students should take the mock tests released by coaching institutes or experts which will give them questions from actual sections of the expected difficulty level. Along with taking the mock test, it is equally important to analyse it. After a thorough analysis, it is important to implement the pointers of analysis within one’s preparation to succeed in the exam.
CUET 2022 admit card will be released online, tentatively in the first week of June. Admit card is the tentative document that has to be carried to the exam centre. The CUET admit card 2022 has to be downloaded 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 Analysis
CUET 2022 analysis and student reactions will be provided after the exam is conducted. The analysis will bring the idea regarding the difficulty level of the exam, topic-wise weightage of questions, expected cutoff and other relevant information regarding the test. As per last year’s analysis of CUET, the difficulty level of the exam was moderate to tough. Test-takers felt that the exam was challenging but the questions were understandable. Students claimed that calculations had to be done properly despite the questions being in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format.
Since CUET is conducted in a computer-based mode, candidates will not get hold of the CUET question papers on the day of the exam. However, NTA will release the question papers online on its official website along with the answer keys. Candidates will also be able to download their response sheets. The CUET question papers will carry 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
The CUET 2022 answer keys are expected to be released in the fourth week of July. Candidates will be able to download the answer keys along with the response sheets by logging in to the CUET website through their username and date of birth/password. Answer keys are the correct answer option for each of the MCQ and based on the provisional answer keys of CUET, test-takers will be able to calculate their estimated scores and assume their admission chances at the participating institutes based on their cutoffs. In case of any discrepancy, candidates can submit objections against one or more answer keys by paying a fee of INR 200 per question along with proofs within the stipulated date. In case the objections are found valid, the amount will be refunded. The final answer key will be released along with the result.
The CUET 2022 result is likely to be released in the first week of August. The result or scorecard of CUET will be released online and candidates will have to download it by logging in to the link provided (to be updated once the result is declared). The CUET result will carry information such as candidates’ personal details, section-wise and overall scores and percentiles and cutoffs.
The CUET 2022 cutoff will be released along with the result. The cutoff refers to the minimum marks one has to secure in order to qualify for the exam. While NTA will release the qualifying cutoff, participating institutes will release separate cutoffs for each programme offered by them. The CUET cutoff marks will depend on the factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of test-takers, seats, among others.
CUET 2022 Counselling
The CUET 2022 counselling will be conducted by the participating institutes separately. Each institute will release its merit list based on qualifying candidates after the declaration of the result. Interested candidates will have to register and then participate in the counselling process, which is likely to be held online. In general, there are three rounds of counselling and the number of rounds may vary depending on the seat vacancy. After the seat allotment result is declared, candidates will have to accept the admission offer by reporting to the institutes and getting their documents verified. There are a few programmes, where instead of counselling, interview rounds will be conducted. NTA will intimate the admission process for those programmes separately in the information brochure of CUET 2022.