CUET Preparation 2022: FAQ

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is the national level entrance exam that will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in association with all the Central Universities in India in order to facilitate admissions into UG Courses in India.

Considering that it is a new exam in itself, students are curious about everything related to the exam, and now the exam is around the corner, hundreds of questions are running through students’ minds..

In order to help you succeed in CUET 2022, we have answered the most commonly asked questions below.

What is CUET UG exam?

CUET stands for Common University Entrance Test. Students will be able to apply for admission to any Central University (CU) across the country through CUET (UG) 2022. As a result of CUET (UG) 2022, candidates across the country will be able to apply from a common platform and be provided with equal opportunities.

 Who can give the CUET exam?

Candidates who have completed their 12th grade can apply to join undergraduate programs through the College Undergraduate Entrance Test (CUET). In addition, candidates who have already completed their graduation can apply for Post-Graduate programs through CUET.

Which universities are under CUET?

CUET UG 2022 will be conducted to apply to 44 central universities and 36 other universities for admission to various undergraduate levels of study. Some of the universities under CUET is-

  • University of Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Aligarh Muslim University

You can check the entire list of participating universities on official website

 How many questions are there in CUET?


Sections Subjects No. of Questions to be attempted Total Marks
Section IA 13 Languages 40 out of 50 200
Section IB 19 Languages
Section II 27 Domain-specific Subjects 40 out of 50 200
Section III General Test 60 out of 75 300

One mark will be awarded to each correct answer. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

How many seats are there in CUET?

CUET contains 54 central universities as of now. Combined, the 54 Central Universities offer approximately 1.7 lacs seats in undergraduate programs across their diverse disciplines.

Can I give CUET after the 12th?

Yes, after completing the 12th grade, a candidate can submit the application for Undergraduate admission through CUET.

Is CUET MCQ based?

Yes, All the questions will be based on the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Is CUET Computer based?

Yes, CUET’s entrance exam will be administered online via Computer Based Testing (CBT). Depending on the options the candidate has chosen, the exam will last 3 Hours 15 minutes or 3 Hours 45 minutes.

What is the total duration of the CUET exam 2022?

Total duration of the CUET exam is 195 minutes. Throughout each language session, 45 minutes will be allocated for each, and 45 minutes will be reserved for the domain-specific. For the third section, i.e. General Aptitude, you will have 60 minutes.

What is the Syllabus for CUET 2022?

There are two sections of the CUET UG syllabus for 2022: Section IA & IB: Language will be tested through Reading Comprehension, which will test the ability of the student to comprehend texts – factual, literary, and narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary] as stated on the NTA website.

In section 3, the candidate must demonstrate general knowledge, current affairs, general mental ability, numerical ability, quantitative reasoning (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics have been taught up to grade eighth), logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning skills.

The CUET exam will be conducted in how many languages?

CUET will be administered in 13 languages, including Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, and Odia.

Can I change my answer during the exam?

Yes, you change even answer options, any-time before submitting the exam. Also, candidates will have the option to go back & forth between the questions by following instructions available on the User Interface.

What extra time will be allowed to PwD students in CUET 2022?

A PwD candidate who is eligible for extra time will have 15 minutes added to the 45-minute test and an additional 20 minutes added to the one-hour test. This will be applied separately to each test.

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