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CUET-UG 2022: All you need to know

March 29, 2022
-Dipta Joshi

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a notice regarding the CUET (UG) 2022 exam on 11th July 2022. NTA CUET 2022 online examination is scheduled to be conducted from 15 July 2022 to 20 August 2022 (excluding the days of other undergraduate Examinations) at different Examination Centres located in 500 cities across India and 10 cities outside India. All candidates are advised to visit this page regularly to get the latest updates about CUET 2022. This year the NTA will conduct the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) in an online mode (CBT). 

​CUET UG 2022 will now be conducted in two Phases. Phase 2 will be conducted from July 17 onwards. Candidates who had opted for Physics, Chemistry and Biology have been taken to Phase 2 of the exam. 

The online registration process for the Common University Entrance Test for undergraduates (CUET-UG) admissions in 45 central universities across India for academic year 2022-23 had begun on April 2. Students were required to register themselves on the National Testing Agency (NTA) web portal.

The UGC announced (March 21) the CUET-UG tests as the mandatory entrance exams for admissions to all central universities. The move provides students with a single window opportunity to apply for the 1.8 lakh undergrad seats available at the 45 central universities for the academic year 2022-23.    

The NTA and the UGC will not conduct common counselling for UG admissions. Instead, counselling will be conducted by the respective university which will draw up its individual merit lists based on the CUET 2022 scores provided by the NTA. Each university has been allowed to set their own eligibility criteria for admissions which students will have to meet.  

The NTA (March 27) released broad guidelines of the examination pattern of the CUET exams. The computer-based, objective exam will be based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus. The exam will be divided into four sections to include a compulsory language test, two domain specific tests and one general test.


Exam Pattern and Structure

Section IA will have 13 languages to choose from – English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Section IB will have 20 languages including French, Spanish, Tibetan etc. that students can choose if they wish to earn a degree in these languages.  Students will have to attempt 40 out of the 50 questions in each language. They will be tested on the basis of reading comprehension.

Section II will test the student’s hold in the core subjects that they wish to apply for. The 27 domains including accountancy, biology, economics, history, biotechnology and performing arts like dance, theatre, arts etc. Students can choose a maximum of six domains as desired by the university they want to apply to. Students will have to attempt 40 out of the 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ) in the section and will be given 45 minutes to answer questions for each domain specific subject.

The general test in section III will test students for undergraduate programmes being offered by universities where students are admitted on the basis of their general test scores instead of domain subjects scores. Students will have 60 minutes to attempt 60 questions of the total 75 MCQ questions.

Exam Time

The morning shift will be held from 9 am to 12.15 pm, and the evening shift is scheduled from 3 pm to 6.45 pm. A candidate may have to appear for the three Sections over two days and not all on one day. 

Negative Marking

There will be negative marking for incorrect answers. Every incorrect answer will result in deduction of one mark, but no points are deducted for leaving a question unanswered. 

CUET Answer Key 2022 

The NTA will release the CUET 2022 answer key in online mode on their official website. Candidates can expect CUET Answer Key to be out on the official website in the 4th week of August, 2022. Candidates will be able to raise objections against the answer key on the official website. The CUET 2022 will be released in answer key in two stages- Provisional and Final. Candidates can check the answer key of CUET 2022, by visiting the official website of CUET 2022 and enter their login credentials in the answer key login window.

CUET Result 2022 

The candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam can check the CUET result 2022 by using their log-in credentials on the official website. CUET 2022 Result and Final Answer Key will be released tentatively in the 1st week of September, 2022. Candidates can check their secured rank, qualifying status and individual marks of each subject in the CUET 2022 result. All candidates should note that the CUET result 2022 will be published in the form of a scorecard.

CUET Counselling 2022

CUET 2022 Counselling is expected to commence in the 4th week of September, 2022.

Also read: UGC’s announcement on CUET syllabus elicits mixed reactions from experts

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