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CUET 2022- A Comprehensive Guide To Central Universities Entrance Test

CUET, earlier known as Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET), is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to select the best candidates for admission to undergraduate programmes or courses at central universities all across India. In other words, students need to crack this examination to fulfil their dream of attaining B.A, BBA, B.Sc, Bcom, BMS, B.Voc, and other undergraduate degrees from central universities.

CUET 2022 Courses

There are many courses wherein the students can apply after clearing CUET 2022 examination. The following is a broad list of courses offered by all central universities.


Course Types

UG Courses

●     Bachelor of Vocational Studies (B.Voc)

●     Bachelor of Arts (BA)

●     Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

●     Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

●     Bachelor of Education (BEd)

●     Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Science (BSc).

●     Bachelor of Computer Application

●     Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)

●     Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Integrated PG Courses

●       Master of Education (MEd)

●       Master of Arts (MA)

●       Master of Commerce (MCom)

●       Master of Science (MSc)

●       Master of Business Administration (MBA)

●       Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

●       Master of Architecture (March)

●       Master of Social Work (MSW)

PG Diploma Programmes

●     PGDM In Marketing

●     PGDM In Banking and Finance

●     PG Diploma In Entrepreneurship Development

●     PG Diploma In Human Resources

●     PGDM In Operations And Supply Chain Management

●     PG Diploma In Journalism & Mass Communication

●     PG Diploma In Hospital Management

Important Examination Dates

CUET 2022 Events


Online Submission Of Application Form

6th April to 6th May 2022 (up to 5:00 pm)

Last Date Of Successful Transaction Of Examination Fee

6th May 2022 (up to 11:50 pm)

Correction In The Particulars Of Application Form

To be announced

Downloading Of Admit Card

To be announced

Date(s) of Examination

First and the second week of July 2022

Duration of Examination

Slot 1: *195 minutes (3:15 hours)

Slot 2: *225 minutes (3:45 hours)

Timing of Examination

Slot 1: 09.00 AM to 12.15 PM (IST)

Slot 2: 03.00 PM to 06.45 PM (IST)

Centre, Date, Tests/Subjects, And Timing Of Examination

As indicated on the Admit Card

Display Of Recorded Responses And Provisional Answer Keys On the Website

To Be Announced

Declaration Of Result On The NTA Website

To Be Announced

Eligibility Criteria

The CUET 2022 academic qualification is different for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and PhD programmes. Therefore, the National Testing Agency has set the following criteria based on the different types of courses and reservations.


Eligibility Criteria For General

Eligibility Criteria For SC

Eligibility Criteria For ST

Eligibility Criteria For OBC

Eligibility Criteria For PWD

Undergraduate Courses

50% in Class 12 Boards

45% in Class 12 Boards

45% in Class 12 Boards

45% in Class 12 Boards

45% in Class 12 Boards

Post Graduate Courses

55% in Graduation

50% in Graduation

50% in Graduation

50% in Graduation

50% in Graduation

PHD programmes

55% in Post Graduation

45% in Post Graduation

45% in Post Graduation

50% in Post Graduation

45% in Post Graduation

Steps To Submit The Application Form

Follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the CUET 2022 application form online without difficulty.

● Go to the website

● You will notice a ‘Register’ button; click on it.

● Go through the application instructions before filling out the form.

● Click on ‘Proceed.’

● Fill out the form and apply for the course you wish to enroll in.

● Upload your photograph, signature, and other documents that they ask for.

● Make online or offline payments.

● Print the form and keep it saved for future references.

Form Correction

Mistakes are likely to happen while filling up the form for CUET 2022 examination. Hence, the authorities provide the correction facility for every enrolled candidate. The candidate must correct the error within the given period, or the form might get rejected.

Application Fees

Students can pay for CUET 2022 through a credit/debit card or challan of any SBI bank branch. The following table consists of the fee structure for different categories.


Debit/Credit Card Payment

Challan Payment


Rs. 800

Rs. 850 (Rs. 50 for bank commission)


Rs. 350

Rs. 400 (Rs. 50 for bank commission)


No Application Fee

CUET 2022 Syllabus

The CUET 2022 syllabus is well-detailed and covers all the important topics that a student should know in the course. In addition, the question paper is set with general knowledge, subject-specific, and language-specific questions that the students have appeared for in Class 12. Students can click on this link to view the syllabus for each course.

Examination Pattern

The CUET 2022 details provided by the authorities are as follows:

● The CUET 2022 examination will begin in the 3rd week of May 2022.

● Students need to appear for the examination online within the given time.

● The CUET 2022 examination will be held in 13 different languages, such as Odia, Marathi, English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Telegu, etc.

● Multiple choice questions (MCQ) will appear for the examination.

● Students will get 2 hours to finish each paper of the CUET 2022 examination.

● There will be negative marking for each wrong answer. Students will get 1 mark for every right answer, and for the wrong answer, authorities will subtract 0.25 marks from the total.

Steps To Download The Admit Card

The admit card download date for the CUET 2022 examination will be announced soon. Students can follow the below process to download the admit card immediately after release and keep it safe until examination.

● Visit the website

● Click on the admit card login link.

● Now enter your date of birth and application ID.

● Press on ‘Login.’

● The admit card will be displayed on the screen. You can then download or print the admit card for later use.

Examination Centres

While applying for the test, students can select four examination centres as per their preference. The exam centres are spread in 547 cities in India. Students can select the one that is closer to their home. If the seats in one centre are full, the candidates will get a seat on their next examination centre preference.

Cut-Off - CUET 2022

The CUET 2022 cut-off is determined by the universities based on the following factors:

  1. Available seats in participating colleges or universities
  2. The examination's difficulty level
  3. Applicant's performance in the CUET test
  4. The total number of students who registered for the CUET examination.

Hopefully, the guide has helped answer all your questions related to the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) 2022. However, if you have more questions, you can contact the authorities or visit their official website and get them clarified. 

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