The Central Institutions Entrance Test 2022 is now required for students interested in pursuing any undergraduate (UG), integrated postgraduate (PG), or PG diploma programs at central universities. Candidates need to clear the CUET cut-off in order to become eligible for admission in UG, PG integrated and diploma courses in Central Universities.
Previously known as CUCET, the exam was created in 2010 for admission to seven central institutions’ undergraduate, integrated postgraduate, and diploma/certificate programs. The Union Education Ministry, however, has now made the exam essential for admission to central universities, including Delhi University and Visva-Bharati. In 2022, 57 central universities and other institutions will take part in the National Testing Agency’s Computer Based Test (NTA-CBT). Before starting their preparation for the exam, candidates need to carefully go through the CUET syllabus and exam pattern.
On that note, let’s discuss all important details from eligibility and exam pattern to syllabus and cut-off that you need to know about before appearing for the CUET 2022 exam.
Eligibility Criteria for CUET 2022 Exam
The eligibility criteria are determined by the course and university to which the student wishes to be admitted. However, the following are some general admission criteria for UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs:
General candidates must have a minimum of 50% in Class XII or an equivalent exam.
Candidates from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) must have a minimum of 45 percent in Class XII or an equivalent test.
It is recommended that candidates review the eligibility requirements of the relevant university.
CUET Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
CUET 2022 Syllabus
The subjects that candidates must cover for CUET 2022 vary depending on the program for which they are applying. In general, the paper will include language-specific and general knowledge questions, as well as subject-specific questions from the candidate’s Class XII studies.
The entire syllabus for each of the CUET 2022 courses may be seen on their official website.
CUET 2022 Exam Pattern
The NTA has released the following information on the CUET 2022 exam pattern:
Mode of exam: The CUET is a computer-based test that must be taken at designated exam centres.
Medium of Exam: The exam will be given in 13 different languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, and Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
The number of slots: Candidates can select between two-time slots: Slot 1 (9 am-12:15 pm) and Slot 2. (3 pm to 6:45 pm).
Duration of exam: Slot 1 lasts 195 minutes (3 hours and 15 minutes), whereas Slot 2 lasts 225 minutes (3hours 45 minutes).
The number of sections: Section IA (Language), Section IB (Other Languages), Section II (Domain-Specific Subjects), and Section III are the four sections of the paper (general knowledge).
Question format: Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ).
The number of questions: Sections IA and IB will each contain 50 questions, with students required to attempt 40 from each section. Section II will consist of 50 questions, with applicants required to answer 40 of them. Section III will contain 75 questions, 60 of which must be answered.
Marking scheme of CUET 2022 exam
Candidates will receive 5 points for each correct answer. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. Also you should attempt a lot of CUET Test Series to prepare for the exam and get admission in your preferred universities.
CUET 2022 Result, Cut-off and Merit List
After the final answer key is released, the results will be posted on the CUET website.
The universities will choose the cut-off and merit list. Candidates must visit the university or university websites to view the institution’s merit list.