CUET: Exam Pattern
Now that you know all about the CUET Exam, let us now take a look at the CUET Exam Pattern in detail.
CUET Exam Pattern 2022
|No. of Questions|
|To be Attempted|
|13 Languages |
|50||40 in each language|
|45 minutes for each language
|19 Languages |
|27 Domain-specific Subjects |
|50||40||45 minutes for each subject
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 unattempt questions.
CUET Exam Pattern 2022- Domain-Specific Subjects
The list of 27 Domain-Specific subjects as mentioned in the CUET Exam Pattern is given below. The candidates may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects from the below-mentioned list.
- Accountancy/ Book Keeping
- Biology/ Biological Studies/
- Business Studies
- Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
- Economics/ Business Economics
- Engineering Graphics
- Home Science
- Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
- Legal Studies
- Environmental Science
- Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
- Political Science
- Teaching Aptitude
- Mass Media/ Mass Communication
- Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts,
- Performing Arts – (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Oddisi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri (ii) Drama- Theatre (iii) Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion)
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.
This is a brief overview of the CUET Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme. Since CUET 2022 is the entry gate to all central university admissions, you must start preparing for the exam. Kickstart your CUET 2022 preparation under the guidance of CL experts having over 25 years of experience in UG test preparation. Explore CUET 2022 Online Coaching to know more about our courses.
CUET 2022 Syllabus | Section-wise Syllabus for CUET 2022
Before you start your preparation for CUET 2022, it is important to understand the CUET syllabus. Otherwise, your prep will be directionless, and you might be left wondering where things might have gone wrong!
With more than 1.68 lakh seats on offer for undergraduate courses at the 54 Central Universities, CUET is one of the most competitive examinations. For this very reason, while preparing for the exam, you will need to adopt a structured approach. And in doing that, understanding the CUET 2022 syllabus is a critical step. You can also look at our CUET free mock test to form a basic understanding of the CUET Syllabus.
As per the latest notification by NTA, CUET 2022 exam has been divided into four sections:
Section IA – 13 Languages
Section IB – 19 Languages
Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects
Section III – General Test
CUET Exam Syllabus
CUET Syllabus for Language Test
The students’ fluency in the language is to be tested through questions asked in Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary]. The languages included in Section 1A and 1B respectively are as mentioned below:
Section 1 A: English; Hindi; Gujarati; Bengali; Assamese, Kannada; Tamil; Telugu; Malayalam; Marathi; Odia & Urdu.
Section 1 B: Chinese, German, French, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Nepali,
Russian, Spanish, Tibetan, Dogri, Bodo, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali and Sindhi
CUET Syllabus for Domain Subject
As per the NCERT model, the CUET syllabus for the domain-specific paper is the same as for Class XII. It means that your NCERT books will be the best source of preparation for the domain-specific paper. One can choose from the following subjects for the domain-specific paper. The candidates may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects from the below-mentioned list.
Accountancy/ Book Keeping
Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
Economics/ Business Economics
Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
These are again classified as Domain Subjects and Additional Subjects as below:
Domain Subjects: Accounts, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Sciences,
Economics, Geography, History, Home Science, Legal Studies, Maths, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Sanskrit.
Additional Subjects: Physical Education, Engineering graphics, fine arts, knowledge
tradition-practice in India, commercial arts, performing arts, entrepreneurship, teaching aptitude,
mass media and agriculture
CUET Syllabus for General Test
The General Aptitude Test (GA) is the section III of CUET paper and will comprise of the following sections:
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
General Mental Ability
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
CUET Colleges and CUET Universities 2022
In a move that could be a potential game-changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended conducting a Common University Entrance Test (CUET). There are more than 80 universities and colleges from the academic session 2022-2023. This may come as a surprise to many, but the move aimed at reducing the pressure of higher cut-offs in most of the reputed central universities has been in the talks for a long time now. However, the National Education Policy (NEP), which aims to bring radical changes to the education set up in the country, paved the way for the Common Entrance Test.
There are 45 Central Universities in India at the moment including the University of Delhi (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), etc.
In this article, we will discuss CUET Colleges and participating universities that will accept CUET scores.
CUET 2022 Participating Universities | CUET Colleges
While some of the Central Universities have been established in the last two decades, a majority of the Universities are already established, including the prestigious University of Delhi. The University of Allahabad is the oldest of them all, established in the year 1887 and becoming a Central University in the year 2005.
|Name of the University||State||Location||Established in Year|
|Aligarh Muslim University||Uttar Pradesh||Aligarh||1920|
|Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||1996|
|Banaras Hindu University||Uttar Pradesh||Varanasi||1916|
|Central University of Andhra Pradesh||Andhra Pradesh||Anantapur||2019|
|Central University of South Bihar||Bihar||Gaya||2009|
|Central University of Gujarat||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||2009|
|Central University of Haryana||Haryana||Mahendragarh||2009|
|Central University of Himachal Pradesh||Himachal Pradesh||Dharamsala||2009|
|Central University of Jammu||Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu||2011|
|Central University of Jharkhand||Jharkhand||Ranchi||2009|
|Central University of Karnataka||Karnataka||Kalaburagi||2009|
|Central University of Kashmir||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar||2009|
|Central University of Kerala||Kerala||Kasaragod||2009|
|Central University of Odisha||Odisha||Koraput||2009|
|Central University of Punjab||Punjab||Bathinda||2009|
|Central University of Rajasthan||Rajasthan||Ajmer||2009|
|Central University of Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu||Tiruvarur||2009|
|Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya||Madhya Pradesh||Sagar||1946|
|Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya||Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur||1983 (2009)|
|Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University||Uttrakhand||Srinagar||1973|
|Indira Gandhi National Tribal University||Madhya Pradesh||Amarkantak||2007|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||Delhi||New Delhi||1920 (1988)|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||Delhi||New Delhi||1969|
|Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya||Maharashtra||Wardha||1997|
|Manipur University||Manipur||Imphal||1980 (2005)|
|Maulana Azad National Urdu University||Telangana||Hyderabad||1998|
|North Eastern Hill University||Meghalaya||Shillong||1973|
|Rajiv Gandhi University||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||1985 (2007)|
|The English and Foreign Languages University||Telangana||Hyderabad||1958|
|University of Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh||Prayagraj||1887 (2005)|
|University of Delhi||Delhi||Delhi||1922|
|University of Hyderabad||Telangana||Hyderabad||1974|
|Visva Bharati University||West Bengal||Bolpur||1921|
|Mahatma Gandhi Central University||Bihar||Motihari||2016|
|Central Sanskrit University, Delhi||Delhi||Delhi||1970|
|Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University||Delhi||New Delhi||1962 (2020)|
|National Sanskrit University||Andhra Pradesh||Tirupati||1961|
CUET 2022 is a new turning point for the higher education system in India. With the participation of all the central universities, the importance of the exam has further increased. Hence, students must prioritize CUET 2022 and start the full-fledged preparation immediately. Oasis Educational Services is here to provide the much-needed support through coaching facilities and study materials. Explore CUET Online Classes powered by CL Experts with over a decade of experience in UG test preparation.