CUET 2022 exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Till last year, CUET was known as Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) which has been renamed as the Central University Entrance Test or CUET by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam will be conducted over a window of four days in the first and second week of July, in a computer-based mode (CBT) for a duration of two hours.

CUET UG Exam Pattern2022- Overview
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
CUET FULL FORM Central University Entrance Test (CUET)
Exam Name CUET 2022
Category Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test-CBT
Medium 13 languages
Test Pattern Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Sections Four
Marking Scheme 1 mark for the correct answer

Points to Remember CUCET Exam Pattern

  • A Candidate can choose a maximum of 3 languages from Sections IA and IB taken together. (One of the chosen languages needs to be a domain-specific language)
  • In Section II, candidates can select a maximum of 6 Subjects from 27 available options.
  • Section III consists of the General Test.
  • For choosing Languages (upto 3) from Section IA and IB and a maximum of 6 Subjects from Section II and General Test under Section III, the Candidate must refer to the requirements of his/her intended University

CUET 2022 Exam Structure

The table below brings the broad structure of the exam in terms of the number of questions in each section along with the duration.

Section Number of Questions Duration Question Types
Section IA 40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language 45 minutes for each language Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, (Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary)
Section IB
Section II 40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 45 Minutes for each Domain-Specific Subjects ●        Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions
●        MCQs based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus only
Section III 60 Questions to be attempted out of 75 60 minutes ●        Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions
●        General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/s tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

The languages are offered under Section IA of CUET 2022 are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu.List of Languages for CUET 2022Marking scheme: Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer.

For Section IB, the languages include French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.

Domain-Specific Subjects for CUET 2022

The domain-specific subjects are as follows:

  1. Accountancy/ Book Keeping
  2. Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  3. Business Studies
  4. Chemistry
  5. Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
  6. Economics/ Business Economics
  7. Engineering Graphics
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Geography/Geology
  10. History
  11. Home Science
  12. Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
  13. Legal Studies
  14. Environmental Science
  15. Mathematics
  16. Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
  17. Physics
  18. Political Science
  19. Psychology
  20. Sociology
  21. Teaching Aptitude
  22. Agriculture
  23. Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  24. Anthropology
  25. Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts
  26. Performing Arts –
    1. Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Oddisi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri
    2. Drama- Theatre
    3. Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion)
  27. Sanskrit [For all Shastri (Shastri 3 years/ 4 years Honours) Equivalent to B.A./B.A. Honours courses i.e. Shastri in Veda, Paurohitya (Karmakand), Dharmashastra, Prachin Vyakarana, Navya Vyakarana, Phalit Jyotish, Siddhant Jyotish, Vastushastra, Sahitya, Puranetihas, Prakrit Bhasha, Prachin Nyaya Vaisheshik, Sankhya Yoga, Jain Darshan, Mimansa, Advaita Vedanta, Vishihstadvaita Vedanta, Sarva Darshan, a candidate may choose Sanskrit as the Domain].