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CUET Exam Pattern: All About CUET Exam Pattern 2022

The Education Ministry introduced the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission into Undergraduate Programs in all Central Universities for the academic year 2022-2023.

The examination gives a chance to the students to be tested on their skills on the topics like- General aptitude, English, Reasoning, etc. Proper preparation is required to be on the top of the merit list in the CUCET results. Therefore a proper understanding of the exam requisites and strategies can help you get to your dream university.

Here we will discuss the CUET 2022 exam pattern and all the required details to help you prepare.

All About CUET 2022

The registration for CUET 2022 started on 6 April 2022. The NTA decided to re-open the application process from 23 June 2022 (9:00 am onwards) to 24 June 2022 (up to 11:50 pm). Allowing the interested candidates to apply for the exam (in case they missed the previous window). The test will be organized in multiple shifts over multiple days for admission in different undergraduate/integrated, postgraduate, and research programs across centrally-funded universities.

The candidate must know the CUET exam pattern 2022 and its syllabus to clear the exam with good scores. Next, we will discuss the CUET exam pattern.

CUET Exam Pattern 2022

The CUET will be divided into four sections: 

  • Section I A: 13 Languages
  • Section I B: 19 Languages
  • Section 2: Domain-specific test
  • Section 3: General test.

According to the exam pattern, the Languages section is further divided into two sub-sections. Candidates can choose from 13 languages for the first subsection and 20 for the second. 

Students can pick from 27 different domain subjects under the domain section. The general test consists of General Awareness, Current Affairs, Numerical ability, Mental ability, etc.

Examination Structure Slot 1

SubjectsNo. of questions to be attemptedMarks per questionTotal Marks Duration
Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)40 out of 50520045 minutes per Language
Language(any one of the 20 languages opted in Section IB )40 out of 50520045 minutes per Language
General Test60 out of 75530060 minutes
Domain-Specific Subjects (Max 2 Subjects)40 out of 50520045 minutes per subject (Max duration can be up to 90 minutes for 2 subjects)

Examination Structure Slot 1

SubjectsNo. of questions to be attemptedMarks per questionTotal Marks Duration
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 up to 90 minutes for 2 subjects)

CUET Exam Notification

According to the notification released by National Testing Agency (NTA), the registration process will start again on 23 June 2022. The notification included all the important information about the exam, including the registration dates, exam dates, and other important dates to be followed.

Below is a tabular representation of the CUET exam notification:

Registration Opens23 June 2022
Registration Ends24 June 2022
Correction Window23 June 2022 – 24 June 2022 (11:50 pm)
Admit Card ReleaseTo be notified
Date of Examination15.07.2022, 16.07.2022, 19.07.2022, 20.07.2022 and 04.08.2022, 05.08.2022, 06.08.2022, 07.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 10.08.2022
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Test (CBT)
SlotSlot 1                                               Slot 2
Timing of Examination9:00 AM – 12:15 PM            3:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Duration of Examination195 minutes                               225 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 AM                1:00 PM – 2:30 PM



8:30 AM – 8:50 AM               2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions8:50 AM                                       2:50 PM
Test Commences9:00 AM                                       3:00 PM
Test  ConcludesAs per the timing given in the Admit Card

CUET 2022 Marking Scheme

The officials have prescribed the marking scheme to the candidates to help them estimate the score after the entrance test and understand the question pattern. Find below the CUCET marking scheme-

  1. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  2. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 will be deducted from the total score.
  3. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Detailed CUET Exam Pattern

Each of the four sections has questions based on the selected domain. Knowing the pattern of all these sections is very important to score. Students must go through this pattern before starting their preparation.

The detailed information about the exam pattern is provided below: 

Section IA

  • It consists of the Language Test, including 13 different languages.
  • Candidates can choose any one of these languages to appear for this section.
  • This section comprises 50 questions, of which aspirants should answer 40 questions.
  • The linguistic skills of the candidate are tested through Reading Comprehension.
  • Different kinds of Reading Comprehension may be asked in this, for instance, RC on passages, Factual Rcs, Literary and Narrative RCs, or Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary.

Section IB

  • The Special Languages Test is conducted in Section IB.
  • This section comprises 50 questions, of which aspirants should answer 40 questions.
  • This Language is tested through Reading Comprehension of various types.
  • Some of the Factual RCs, Literary, and Narrative RCs could be asked in CUET 2022 IB Section.

Section II: Domain-Specific

  • There are 27 Domain-Specific Subjects in Section II.
  • Candidates can take any six of the domains.
  • There will be 50 questions in this section.
  • 40 questions are a must to answer.
  • Questions are of objective type.
  • Questions will be based on the NCERT Class XII syllabus.
  • Candidates can use input text for MCQ Based Questions.

Section III: General Test

  • This section is optional for the candidates.
  • It consists of 75 questions, out of which candidates should answer 60.
  • Questions from General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Stat, Logical and Analytical Reasoning are asked in this section.
  • This section is of one-hour duration.

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