CUET stands for Central University Entrance Exam. CUET exam is to be conducted by the National testing agency (NTA) for admission into UG courses across the country. In a nutshell, CUET Exam is going to be the entrance exam for admission into all the undergraduate courses offered by various central universities, and it is going to cover them all from Delhi University (DU) to Banaras Hindu University (BHU). 

What is CUET Exam?

CUET stands for Central University Entrance Exam. CUET exam 2022 is to be conducted by the National testing agency (NTA) for admission into UG courses across the country. This step is going to be a paradigm shift from the traditional college-wise entrance exams. In a nutshell, CUET Exam is going to be the entrance exam for admission into all the undergraduate courses offered by various central universities, and it is going to cover them all from Delhi University (DU) to Banaras Hindu University (BHU). However, admission into Engineering and Medical courses is to be held via JEE and NEET respectively.

CUET 2022: Exam Pattern

Till 2020, the Central Universities—except for the 14 established in 2009 and after, and a few others— have been admitting students to their undergraduate courses based on Class XII Board marks; resulting in tremendous mental pressure for students. With the ever-rising cut-offs, the best of the Central Universities (like the University of Delhi) was getting out of reach for many. Moreover, as there was no uniformity among the various examination Boards regarding syllabus and difficulty, students from some of the Boards got an undue advantage.

To overcome this issue, the Ministry of Education has decided that from the academic year 2022, CUET will be a single entrance for admission to undergraduate courses offered by all the Central Universities.CUET Exam Eligibility Criteria

Level

Eligibility

UG

  • Candidates should have completed their class 12th with at least 50%

  • There is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST applicants.

PG

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with at least 55%.

  • There is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST applicants.

CUCET 2022 Highlights

According to the recent guidelines by the Education Ministry following are the highlights of the CUET Exam 2022

  • The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the 12th board and the CUET entrance exam both.

  • CUET Exam will now be conducted exclusively for undergraduate courses.

  • CUET 2022 notification most probably is to be released by July 2022.

CUET 2020 vs CUET 2021

As per the guidelines given by the education ministry following inferences can be made about the shift in the CUET 2021 pattern from that of CET 2020.

CUET 2020

CUET 2021

14 universities participated.

54 central universities are proposed to be participating.

Jointly organized by the participating Universities.

Would be organized by NTA (National testing agency)

Admissions to UG as well as PG courses.

Admissions only to UG courses.

Admissions Engineering and Medical courses.

Proposed admission only to non-engineering and medical courses.

Offline mode.

Online mode.

Only marks obtained in the entrance exam will be considered for the merit list.

Different weightage is given to both marks obtained in CUET entrance and 12th class board exams.

CUET Exam Date

As of now, there is no intimation from the ministry of education about the date of the CUET Exam. However, it is speculated that a notification about the same will be released by July 22.

CUET Exam Colleges

In a move that could be a potential game-changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended conducting a Common Entrance Test (CUET) for the 54 Central Universities from the academic session of 2022- 2023.

CUET 2022: Marking Scheme

CUET has a provision for negative marking. So, it is imperative that a candidate is careful about the risks involved, and refrain from making too many guesses.

The exact marking scheme for CUET 2022 will be known once the official notification is released.

CUET 2022: UG Syllabus

CUET UG syllabus mainly consists of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Give in the table below are some sub-topics that the candidates may focus on while preparing for CUET 2022.

Subject Sub-topic

Physics

magnetics effect of current, heat & thermodynamics, waves, current electricity, motion in one dimension, motion in two dimensions, work, power & energy, etc.

Chemistry

redox reaction, general organic chemistry, catalysis, the periodic table, electrochemistry, solid-state & petroleum, etc.

Mathematics

trigonometry, algebra, dynamics & static, vector, coordinate geometry, probability, etc

CUET 2022: PG Syllabus

Program Syllabus

M.A

Culture & social change, growth & development, intelligence, current issue, personality, etc.

M.Ed.

Culture & social change, growth & development, intelligence, current issue, personality, etc.

LLM

Human rights law, constitution, labour law, the law of evidence, etc.

CUET 2022: Importance

While CUET 2020 was the gateway to 14 Central Universities, CUET 2022 will open the doors for all the 54 Central Universities in the country. These Universities are likely to provide a minimum of 50% weightage to the CUET score for admissions to their undergraduate courses. Hence, it is important that students focus on preparing well for the exam, so as to ensure a seat in a program and university of their choice.