CUET Exam 2022:

CUET or Common University Entrance Test conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) is for admissions to various undergraduate and integrated programs at all Central and State universities, including DU, JMI, EFLU, JNU and the University of Allahabad. Aspirants aiming to get admission to these institutions must appear for CUET. With CUET becoming mandatory for admissions, board marks might be a minimum eligibility requirement for a few colleges. Admissions will be based on CUET marks.

CUET 2022 Exam

It was previously known as Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET), and the Central Universities specifically accepted it. Now that most central and state universities will participate, NTA has renamed the exam as Common University Entrance Tests or CUET. CUET will provide aspirants with a single-window opportunity to get admission to any Central Universities across the country.

The exam will be conducted in 13 languages at 154 centres. Being a mandatory entrance test for admissions to undergraduate programs, DU has also dropped its previous admission policy and is now accepting CUET scores. The current permission policy released by DU has been made clear what will be the admission requirements for the upcoming session.

For more information about CUET, CUET syllabus, CUET exam pattern, eligibility, participating colleges and more, keep reading further!

CUET 2022 Latest Updates

NTA will be conducting the exam in the 1st and 2nd week of July 2022 in two slots, i.e. Slot 1 for 195 minutes and Slot 2 for 225 minutes. The registration for CUET is ongoing, and candidates can apply for the same until 6 May 2022. Besides, CUET will be conducted in LAN-based CBT mode.

CUET 2022 Notification

NTA released the CUET notification marking the start of exam registration. The notification contains all the exam dates, registrations, release of admit cards, etc. Go through the table below to get the information about the CUET notification.

CUET 2022 Important Dates

Registration Starts6 April 2022
Registration Ends6 May 2022
Admit Card ReleaseTo be notified
Date of ExaminationFirst and second week of July 2022
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (CBT)
SlotSlot 1Slot 2
Timing of Examination9:00 AM – 12:15 PM3:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Duration of Examination195 minutes225 minutes
Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, frisking, biometric registration/ record of manual attendance by Invigilator, document verification/cross-checking of Admit Card, signature, and photo match to be completed by Invigilator, etc. Instructions by the Invigilator(s)7:00 AM– 8:30 AM1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM 2:30PM – 2:50PM
Candidates log in to read instructions8:50 AM2:50 PM
Test Commences9:00 AM3:00 PM
Test  ConcludesAs per timing given in the Admit Card

CUET 2022 Exam Summary

Confirmed by NTA and NEP, CUET will be a mandatory exam to qualify for admissions to central universities. The CUET exam date is yet to be released; however, other important information about the exam is available. Below mentioned is the tabulated CUET Exam Summary for your reference –

Full Exam NameCentral Universities Entrance Test (CUET)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelUniversity Level
Courses OfferedUndergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs
Central Universities45
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-based Test)
Type of questionsMultiple-choice questions
CUET Exam CentersAround 150
Mode of CounsellingOffline
Official website

CUET 2022 Application Form 

CUET 2022 Registrations started on 6 April 2022 and will end on 6 May 2022 (5 pm). To register themselves, candidates can visit and start the registration process. The registration process is as follows –

  • Registration on the portal
  • Filling outthe application form
  • Uploading of images and signature and other required documents (if any)
  • Payment

How to fill CUET 2022 Application Form?

To fill in the application form, candidates must knowthe steps to get registered for the CUET 2022. Follow the step to fill CUET 2022 Application Form.

  1. Visit the official website of the CUET, i.e.
  2. Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab to register for the program.
  3. After clicking, candidates can choose the UG, PG, and RP programs.
  4. Complete the application with all the required details –program applied for, name, valid e-mail id, contact details, date of birth and verification code displayed.
  5. Once you have submitted all of the details, the application number and password are generated. The same is sent to your registered e-mail id and mobile number.
  6. Candidates can log inusing the application number and password to complete the application filling in further details –personal details, academic qualifications and communication address.
  7. Next, the candidate must upload their scanned recent passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed formats.
  8. After uploading the images, candidates must select their examination centres according to their preferences.
  9. After submitting all, the candidate must step forward to pay application fees through online or offline (Challan) mode.
  10. Once all the steps are done, candidates will receive an automated e-mail and SMS on their registered e-mail and mobile number.
CUET 2022 Application Fee

Candidate can make payment of CUET Application fee by debit/credit card/net banking or Challan of SBI any branch. Also, candidates can pay the fee online or offline mode. In the below-mentioned table, category-wise CUET 2022 Application fee is provided –

CategoryPayment through online/debit/credit cardPayment through Challan
Application Fees*Application FeeBank CommissionTotal Fee to be paid
General/OBCINR 800 for three PUsRs. 800Rs. 50Rs. 850
SC/STINR 350 for three PUsRs. 350Rs. 400
PWDExempted from Application Fee

CUET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CUET 2022 for the undergraduate program are:

  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% marks in their +2 examination in the General category and 45% for SC/ST candidates.
  • Candidates should have taken up subjects in +2 depending upon the course they opt for.

However, candidates must check the required eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency before filling out the forms. Candidates can check the eligibility requirements of the specific courses on the official website of the participating university. 

CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

Examination Structure – Slot 1 (Morning Session)

SubjectsNo. of questions to be attemptedMarks per questionTotal marksDuration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)40 out of 50520045 minutes per language
Domain-Specific Subjects (Max 2 Subjects)40 out of 50520045 minutes per subject (Max duration can be upto 90 minutes for 2 subjects)
Genral Test60 out of 75530060 minutes
One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).

Examination Structure – Slot 2 (Afternoon Session)

SubjectsNo. of questions to be attemptedMarks per questionTotal marksDuration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)40 out of 50520045 minutes per language
Domain-Specific Subjects (Max. 4 subjects)40 out of 50520045 minutes per subject (Max duration can go upto 3 hours minutes for 4 subjects)
One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).

CUET 2022 Syllabus

Section IA & IBLanguage to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary].
 Section IIAs given on the NTA website
Section IIIGeneral Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

The syllabus for domain-specific subjects will be available on the NTA website

CUET Colleges

Some of the Central Universities, like the renowned University of Delhi, were recently founded under the CUCET colleges, although the vast majority already exist. However, the University of Allahabad was founded in 1887 and became a Central University in 2005, making it the oldest. The following is a list of accredited CUCET colleges and universities:

Aligarh Muslim UniversityUttar PradeshAligarh1920
Assam UniversityAssamSilchar1994
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityUttar PradeshLucknow1996
Banaras Hindu UniversityUttar PradeshVaranasi1916
Central Agricultural UniversityManipurImphal1993
Central Sanskrit UniversityDelhiNew Delhi1970 (2020)
Central Tribal University of Andhra PradeshAndhra PradeshVizianagaram2019
Central University of Andhra PradeshAndhra PradeshAnantapur2019
Central University of GujaratGujaratGandhinagar2009
Central University of HaryanaHaryanaMahendragarh2009
Central University of Himachal PradeshHimachal PradeshDharamsala2009
Central University of JammuJammu and KashmirJammu2011
Central University of JharkhandJharkhandRanchi2009
Central University of KarnatakaKarnatakaKalaburagi2009
Central University of KashmirJammu and KashmirSrinagar2009
Central University of KeralaKeralaKasaragod2009
Central University of OdishaOdishaKoraput2009
Central University of PunjabPunjabBathinda2009
Central University of RajasthanRajasthanAjmer2009
Central University of South BiharBiharGaya2009
Central University of Tamil NaduTamil NaduTiruvarur2009
Delhi UniversityDelhiNew Delhi1922
Dr Hari Singh Gour UniversityMadhya PradeshSagar1946 (2009)
Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture UniversityBiharSamastipur1905 (2016)
English and Foreign Languages UniversityTelanganaHyderabad1958 (2007)
Guru Ghasidas VishwavidyalayaChhattisgarhBilaspur1983 (2009)
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal UniversityUttarakhandSrinagar1973 (2009)
Indian Maritime UniversityTamil NaduChennai2008
Indira Gandhi National Open UniversityDelhiNew Delhi1985
Indira Gandhi National Tribal UniversityMadhya PradeshAmarkantak2007
Jamia Millia IslamiaDelhiNew Delhi1920 (1988)
Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityDelhiNew Delhi1969
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi VishwavidyalayaMaharashtraWardha1997
Mahatma Gandhi Central UniversityBiharMotihari2016
Manipur UniversityManipurImphal1980 (2005)
Maulana Azad National Urdu UniversityTelanganaHyderabad1998
Mizoram UniversityMizoramAizawl2000
Nagaland UniversityNagalandLumami1994
Nalanda UniversityBiharRajgir, Nalanda2010
National Sanskrit University[note 3]Andhra PradeshTirupati1956 (2020)
National Sports UniversityManipurImphal2018
North Eastern Hill UniversityMeghalayaShillong1973
Pondicherry UniversityPuducherryPondicherry1985
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation UniversityUttar PradeshRaebareli2013
Rajiv Gandhi UniversityArunachal PradeshItanagar1985 (2007)
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural UniversityUttar PradeshJhansi2014
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit UniversityDelhiNew Delhi1962 (2020)
Sikkim UniversitySikkimGangtok2007
South Asian UniversityDelhiNew Delhi2010
Tezpur UniversityAssamTezpur1994
Tripura UniversityTripuraAgartala1987
University of AllahabadUttar PradeshPrayagraj1887 (2005)
University of HyderabadTelanganaHyderabad1974
Visva-Bharati UniversityWest BengalSantiniketan1921

CUET 2022 Admit Card

CUET Admit Card will be available around 10 to 15 days before the CUET 2022 exam date. CUET Admit Card will feature the exam centre address, exam timings, application number, and course. CUET Admit Card and a valid photo ID are required on the day of the examination. If there is an error on their CUET 2022 Admit card, they must contact the exam conducting body as soon as possible to resolve the problem.

CUET 2022 Answer Key 

After the successful conduct of the CUET exam, the authority will release the provisional answer key in July 2022. The test takers can then analyse their performance and calculate their scores with the help of the CUET 2022 answer key. Candidates can even contest the answer key by providing supporting documents if there are any discrepancies. However, the process is to be completed in a stipulated time. After taking valid considerations, CUET Final Answer Key will be released.

CUET 2022 Result

Candidates can check their CUET results within a month after the exam has been successfully conducted. The CUET Results will be announced in the online mode only. To check the results, candidates must login on the official CUET website using the login credentials generated at registration. Candidates can then download the scorecard, which will contain the score and the qualifying status of the candidate. Based on the marks scored by the candidates, CUET 2022 merit list will be prepared.

How to check CUET 2022 Results?

  • Visit the official CUET website –
  • Click on the “CUET 2022 Scorecard” in the latest news section.
  • Upon clicking, a new login window will open.
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth and click on the login tab.
  • Your result will appear on the screen. You can download the scorecard and save it for future use.

CUET 2022 Cut Off

Once the exam is successfully conducted, CUET Cut-off will be released along with the CUET result. Candidates who score more than the cut-off are later invited to participate in the counselling process. CUET cut-off will be based on the number of applicants, exam difficulty level, previous year cut-off trends, and the number of seats. Besides, CUET cut-off might vary depending on programs and colleges.

CUET 2022 Counselling

Post the release of the CUET result, each of the participating universities will start its CUET counselling process. For registrations, candidates must visit the official website of the participating university they want to attend and select the desired programs in the stipulated time. Candidates must carry all the required documents during the counselling process for verification. After the CUET 2022 Counselling, the admission lists for CUET 2022 will be provided based on the selections made by the candidates.


Are CUCET and CUET is similar?

CUET is the revamped version of CUCET. A few Central Universities earlier just accepted CUCET. However, now it is a mandatory exam for admissions to all Central and participating universities.

When is CUET to be conducted?

CUET registrations are open from 6 April 2022, which will last until 6 May 2022. However, it is expected that CUET will be conducted in the 1st and 2nd week of July 2022.

How many universities are participating in CUET?

40+ universities are participating in CUET for the 2022-23 academic session.

In which mode CUET will be conducted?

CUET will be conducted in a LAN based CBT mode.

What is the upper age limit to apply for CUET 2022?

There is no upper age limit to apply for CUET 2022. However, applicants must have passed the 12th or equivalent examinationor must be appearing for the same in 2022. Besides, if required, candidates must fulfil the eligibility and age requirements prescribed by the participating universities.

Will there be negative markings in CUET 2022?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 1 mark.

How many universities can a candidate choose at the time of registration?

There is no limit to choosing the universities. Candidates can choose universities according to their choice.


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