CUET 2022 | Eligibilty, Pattern, Process, Syllabus, Universities, Result and Strategy with Detailed Time Table

What is CUET Exam?

The Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) is an all-India test for admission to various Integrated/Under-Graduate, Post- Graduate, and Research Programs at several Central Universities and State Universities across India.

The Central University of Rajasthan was in charge of the CUET from its commencement in 2010 till the year 2020. These exams were handed over to the National Testing Agency in 2021.

The application form for CUET 2022 will be available online in the beginning of third week of March, 2022. The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUET) is a national level entrance exam administered by a central institution each year. Candidates who pass this exam will be admitted to one of 14 Central Universities or four State Universities around the country to pursue a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.


CUET was initially held in 2010 to admit 1,500 students to seven central universities in 41 undergraduate, postgraduate, and integrated courses. CUET- began in the year 2010 with a very small number of applicants and around 30 examination centers across the country.


 For the CUET 2022 Examination, the following are the eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates must have passed a 10+2intermediate examination from a recognised board to be considered for the undergraduate programme.
  • To be eligible for the PG test, applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university.
  • To be eligible for CUET 2022, candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • Appearing candidates can apply for this exam as well, but they must submit documentation of passing the exam before the deadline.

Exam Pattern and Structure

All of the question papers are divided into sections and are based on multiple-choice questions.

For UG and PG courses of Science:

Part A: 25 multiple-choice questions covering language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills.

Part B: Domain Knowledge consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. (Sometimes broken into three/four/five sections, with a candidate having to answer any three of them for a total of 75 questions.)
Note: Integrated Programs and Simple Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Commerce MBA/B.Voc./LLB/MCA and other general Programs require only one paper with 100 multiple-choice questions encompassing English language, Reasoning, Data Interpretation/Numerical Abilities, General Awareness and Analytical skills.
For Research Program Courses :

Part A: consists of 50 multiple-choice questions covering language, general awareness, mathematical ability, analytical skills and research methodology.

Part B:  consists of 50 multiple-choice questions about domain knowledge.
The part wise pattern of question paper will be as follows:

Part A: English Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude,and analytical skill (25 Questions)

Part B: Domain Knowledge( 75 Questions)

Negative Marking

For UG and PG programs, a negative marking scheme is used, with 0.25 points deducted for each incorrect answer. Negative marking, on the other hand, is not used in research programs. Duration of the exam is 2 hours.

CUET Application Form

  • The application form will be made available to the public by the NTA
  • It is expected that beginning from the third week of March 2022, candidates will be able to fill the application form of CUET 2022.
  • Eligible candidates will be able to submit their application forms from the date specified in the notification.
  • Candidates must fill out the application form completely and accurately, as any changes to the information will result in the application being rejected.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions on the application form when filling out the form.
  • You must apply before the deadline, as no applications will be accepted beyond the deadline.
  • The rectification facility may be included in the application form by the authorities.
  • The application form must be submitted by the second week of April 2022.
  • For future reference, candidates should preserve a printout of their completed application form and fee receipt.

Application Fees

Only online submission of the application form cost is permitted. For application fee payment, candidates can utilize Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, and UPI. Each candidate will be charged the following application fee:
 Category  UG & PG  Research Prog.
 General/ OBC/EWS  Rs.800  Rs.1000
 SC/ST applicants  Rs.350  Rs.450
 PWD Applicants  Nil  Nil

CUET Syllabus

The entrance exam syllabus will cover a wide range of topics from the previous academic year's curriculum. The CUET Syllabus for UG courses will include themes from the 11th and 12th academic syllabus, whereas the syllabus for PG programmes would include the academic syllabus of the associated undergraduate syllabus.
CUET UG Syllabus 2022:
Part Section Subject
Part A - English
Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation
    Analytical Skills
    General Aptitude
    General Knowledge
Part Section I Measurement, Motion in
B (Physics) one dimension, Laws of
Motion, Motion in two
    dimensions, Work, Power
    and Energy, Linear
    Momentum & collisions,
Rotation of a rigid body
    about a fixed axis,
    Gravitation, Oscillatory motion, Mechanics of
    solids and fluids, heat and
thermodynamics, Wave,
Electrostatics, Current
Electricity, Magnetic
Effect of Current,
Electromagnetic induction,
Ray Optics and optical
instruments, Wave Optics,
Modern Physics
Section II Atomic Structure,
(Chemistry) Chemical Bonding, Redox
  Reactions, Equilibrium
and Kinetics, Acid-Base
  Concepts, Acid-Base
  Concepts, Catalysis,
  Colloids, Colligative
  Properties of Solution,
  Periodic Table,
Thermochemistry, General
  Organic Chemistry,
  Reaction intermediates,
Isomerism, Polymers,
  Carbohydrates, Solid State,
Section III Algebra, Probability,
(Mathematics) Trigonometry, Coordinate
  Geometry, Calculus,
  Vectors, Dynamics, Statics
  Section IV (Biology)    Zoology: Origin of Life, Organic Evolution, Mechanism of Organic Evolution, Human Genetics and Eugenics, Applied Biology, Mammalian Anatomy, Animal Physiology
·         Botany: Plant Cell, Protoplasm, Ecology, Ecosystem, Genetics, Seeds in angiosperm plants, Fruits, Cell differentiation Plant Tissue, Anatomy of Root, stem and leaf, Important phyla, Soil, Photosynthesis.

List of Universities under CUET

Admission in the following Central Universities is done through CUET.
  • Central University of Assam
  • University of Andhra Pradesh
  • University of Delhi
  • Central University of Haryana
  • Central University of Jammu
  • Central University of Jharkhand
  • Central University of Karnataka
  • Central University of Kashmir
  • Central University of Odisha
  • Central University of Punjab
  • Central University of Rajasthan
  • Central University of South Bihar
  • Central University of Tamil Nadu
  • Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University
  • Bengaluru Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University
  • Khallikote University
  • Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice

Date of CUET Results

The NTA will publish the result for each exam that was taken by an aspirant in the exam hall approximately in the third week of July 2022. On the basis of the final answer key, the NTA authorities will prepare the merit list that will determine a candidate’s selection in various central Universities. Candidates must keep their admit card safe until the admissions procedure is completed to avoid any hassle.

CUET Cutoff Pattern

The cut off mark will be the minimum score that is required by the candidate for clearing the exam and securing selection.  For each course, the authority will issue a category-by-category cut-off list. To be considered for admission, each candidate must get a score higher than the stipulated cut-off. Candidates will be able to view the cutoff marks on the NTA website .

CUET Counselling Pattern

The counselling process will be carried out in both an online and offline mode. Each central University will conduct its own counselling process for the various programs offered by it. Every central university's counselling fee and procedure will be different. Candidates will be able to obtain detailed information about the counselling process by visiting the websites of respective participating University.
Candidates will also have to bring the following document along with them at the time of counselling:
  • 10th & 12th  passing certificate
  • 10th & 12th mark sheet
  • Transfer certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • CUET 2022 Score card
  • Admission Form
  • Passport size photographs

Preparation Strategies:

I. Understand The CUET Exam
Each admission exam is unique. Before you jump on "How to prepare for CUET exam?" the first step is to grasp on how to go about the exam you'll be attempting to crack in the first go. What is the past year pattern? What is the number of questions asked from each section in a subject? These will give more clarity to your preparation timetable. It will also allow you to have a fair idea of difficulty level of the entrance exam for the top most universities in the country. Planning is critical for any candidate who wishes to crack the CUET exam as it is to be completed in a time bound manner.

II. Examine The CUET Syllabus
The next stage is to learn the CUET syllabus. This will assist you in narrowing down the topics you'll need to cover. Examine the priorities and grades assigned to any particular topic in a subject. When you start the preparation for CUET, its syllabus is the first thing you should learn by heart or stick to your study table.
III. Make a Time Table
CUET is a mandatory requirement for admission in any Central University Undergraduate program. It will be held after the Board exams are completed giving the candidates around a month and a half to prepare. Given the stress and hoopla surrounding the Class XII Boards, one's attention will naturally shift to the school curriculum, especially as the exams approach. The first essential principle for any exam is to get started early. Make a schedule for yourself where you can spend 90-120 minutes per day. Have a plan in place even throughout the Board exams to avoid losing momentum. Stick to your schedule and routine, and you'll breeze through the exam with ease.
IV. Practice
Do you know that even if there isn't an event or tournament on the horizon, top level athletes never let their practice dip? They do this to avoid losing focus when the moment of truth approaches. A student studying for entrance examinations such as CUET is in the same boat. It's crucial to practice concepts and give Mock Tests based on the exam format. These can assist you in understanding your strengths and point out your weaknesses which will not be repeated in the exam hall.
V. Keep Your Spirits High
Any obstacle, even an entrance exam, requires motivation to overcome. Whenever you feel tired or depressed, envision how success in the CUET entrance exam will aid you in the shaping of your aspirations and career. Look for help from your teachers and counsellors. If needed, consult with friend who has already cracked the exam. The following are some useful preparation strategies for better exam preparation:-
  • Make a detailed time schedule and stick to it.
  • Examine the entire syllabus and exam format.
  • Solve the question papers and sample papers from the previous year.
  • Keep your concentration on studies by avoiding any distractions.
  • Make the necessary notes and modify them as needed.



The CUET Preparation is divided into 3 parts and starting from 20 May 2022:

1. How to Tackle General Awareness in CUET

Advantage: Extremely scoring
Pitfalls:  General Knowledge needs multiple revisions and candidates will have less time.

Preparation of Current Affairs for CUET exam. The time period to be covered for CUET GK preparation is from December 2021 to June 2022 along with daily practice in the form of quizzes which you can access here.

There are roughly 200+ quizzes with 4000 Questions on the Smartkeeda website (One quiz X one day X 6.5 months).
Topics Dates
December 2021 Quiz 1- 30 from
May 20th 2022 -Current Affairs from 1 December 2021 1 to 5 December 2021 Daily Quiz Test.
May 21st  - Current Affairs from 5th December 2021 to 10th December 2021  plus Daily Quizzes.
May 22nd - Current Affairs from Dec 11 to December 15 plus Daily Quizzes.
May 23rd - Current Affairs from December 16 to December 20 plus Daily Quizzes.
May 24th - Current Affairs from December 21 to December 30 plus Daily Quizzes.
May 25th - Final Revision of December 2021.
January 2022 Daily Current Affairs plus Quiz 1- 31 from May 26th to May 30th - Repeat as above.
February 2022 Daily Current Affairs plus Quiz 1- 30 in June first week - Repeat as above.
March 2022 Daily Current Affairs plus Quiz 1- 30 in June 2ND Week - Repeat as above.
April 2022 Daily Current Affairs plus Quiz 1- 30 in June 3rd week - Repeat as above.
May 2022 Daily Current Affairs plus Quiz 1- 30 in June 4TH Week - Repeat as above.
Keep 5 days for revision and for miscellaneous cramming sessions like Static G.K, organization headquarters, full form of abbreviations, names etc.

Preparing of Static GK: This part can be covered by referring to any standard GK book. Manohar Pandey short version GK book is a very good option. The last 50 pages of this book has the names of important parks, games, sport awards etc. These are very important for static GK. You must finish around two pages daily timely finishing the syllabus. The book is concise but full of facts. Start from 20 May and finish by 20th June to keep time for Revision.

We will be providing quizzes from this section for practice soon. Keep checking this corner for updates.

2. Analytical reasoning

Topics Dates
Seating Arrangement Quiz May 20th  - 25th, 2022
Coding Decoding Quiz May 26th  – 28th 2022
Puzzle Test Quiz May 29th  – 30th  2022
Blood Relations Quiz June 1 –  June  4th 2022
Sequential Output Tracing Quiz June 5th – June 6th 2022
Directions Sense Test Quiz June 7th – June 8th 2022
Number n Ranking Test Quiz June 10TH  – June 12TH  2022
Analogy Quiz June 15TH 2022
Alphabet Test Quiz June 16TH 2022
Classification Quiz June 17TH 2022
Missing Number Quiz June 18H 2022
Logical Sequence of Words Quiz June 19TH 2022
Eligibility Test Quiz June 20TH  2022

Keep twenty odd days for doing analytical reasoning questions based on puzzles/coding etc because they require more practice.

The last section is English which needs both time and patience. Being a language it can be quite a tricky nut to crack at times.

3. English

Increase vocabulary: The only way to increase your vocabulary and not go crazy doing so is by cultivating a genuine habit of reading. A simple suggestion from Smartkeeda would be to read either the Indian Express or The Hindu. Reading newspapers will also help you with your general awareness questions and come in handy during interviews. This is an ongoing process as reading powers are not developed overnight and an aspirant is recommended to spend around 30-45 minutes reading the paper or any novel of choice.

Attempt Mocks: One of the best ways to understand where you’re going wrong is to keep attempting as many mocks and analyzing them thoroughly. You can access the mocks of Smartkeeda seamlessly at this link.

Attempt minimum 10 quizzes from each of the following sections every day till CUET final date. Do the complete sections of Synonyms, Antonyms & Comprehension Tests for great scores in the CUET Exam.
Topics Dates
Comprehension Test May 20th  - 25th, 2022
Rearrangement of Sentences May 26th  –  28th 2022
Paragraph Completion May 29th  – 30th  2022
Sentence Replacement June 1 –  June  4th 2022
Cloze June 5th – June 6th 2022
Odd sentence out June 7th – June 8th 2022
Idioms and Phrases Quiz June 10TH  – June 12TH  2022
Fill in the blanks Quiz June 15TH 2022
Word Replacement Quiz June 16TH 2022
Synonyms and Antonyms June 17TH 2022
Find the error June 18H 2022
Sentence Connectors June 19TH 2022
Sentence Correction June 20TH  2022

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