CUET FAQs: All You Need to Know About CUET Exam

CUET FAQs: All You Need to Know About CUET Exam

ByAman Prakash  |  Updated on: May 23, 2022
Check out the CUET FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions about eligibility, the application process, admit card, syllabus, results, answer key, and more.
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The Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET) is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) every year. It is a requirement for entrance to different central universities' undergraduate courses. The CUET exam will be held in the first and second weeks of July in 2022. The CUET FAQ 2022 is addressed on this page. Candidates will get all the information about the exams here. For further details, applicants should read these CUET FAQs.

CUET FAQs

  • NTA stands for the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is established by the Ministry of Education, MoE (Earlier known as Ministry of Human Resource Development-MHRD) as an independent/ autonomous, self-reliant, and self-sustained premier testing organization.

  • CUET (UG) 2022 stands for Common University Entrance Test UG 2022. CUET (UG) 2022 will provide a single-window opportunity for students to seek admission to any of the Central Universities (CUs) across the country, for the academic session 2022-23. CUET (UG) 2022 will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from rural and other remote areas, and help establish better connections with the Universities. It is a single entrance test for admission to Central Universities and other participating Institutions which will be admitting the candidates to their UG courses for the academic year 2022-23 based on the NTA Score secured by them in this test.

  • The Common University Entrance Test CUET UG 2022 will be helpful to a student in the following ways:

    • In the past, students used to be under stress to secure more than 95% marks in Class XII Board Examination so as to get admission to the University of their choice. With the introduction of CUET (UG) 2022, the stress on them for securing very high marks in the one and only Board Examination stands reduced.
    • Marks given by different Boards vary widely on account of the typology of questions and the scoring pattern. These things will now get standardized under CUET (UG) 2022.
    • The question paper pattern in CUET (UG) 2022 will be objective type comprising Multiple Choice Questions and hence evaluation will be objective. In this manner, subjectivity in the evaluation of the
      descriptive type of papers in the traditional Class XII exams of different Boards will not handicap the candidates in getting admission to the University of their choice.
    • CUET (UG) 2022 will be held in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where result processing will be done through technology with no human intervention.
    • CUET (UG) 2022 will be based on the Class XII syllabus and hence candidates of Class XII need not prepare for it separately.
    • In CUET (UG) 2022, students have a wide range of options-i.e. 27 subjects, 33 Languages, and General tests to choose from. They can select the Subject/Language/General Test of their choice, as per the requirements of the University where admission is sought. They can also choose any of the 13 languages specified therein as a medium for their test.
  • The Common University Entrance Test CUET (UG) 2022 will provide a common platform and equal opportunity across the country, especially to those students coming from rural and urban areas including candidates from the three National Boards CBSE, AICSE, and NIOS. In CUET (UG) 2022, students have a wide range of options-i..e 27 subjects, 33 Languages, and General tests to choose from. They can select the Subject/Language/General Test of their choice, as per the requirements of the University where admission is sought. They can also choose any of the 13 languages specified therein as a medium for their test.

  • In the past, candidates had this grievance that though they scored 99% in Class XII, they could not get admission to the Universities of their choice. This was basically because of the varied typology of questions and scoring patterns across different Boards in the country. These things will now get standardized with the introduction of CUET (UG) 2022. The question paper pattern in CUET (UG) 2022 will be objective type comprising Multiple Choice Questions and hence evaluation will be objective. In this manner, subjectivity in the evaluation of the descriptive type of papers in the traditional Class XII exams of different Boards will not handicap the candidates in getting admission to the University of their choice. 

  • The syllabus for the subject/domain tests of CUET (UG) 2022 will be based on Class XII so that there is no pressure on the candidates to prepare for both exams. The effort that would be required to do well at CUET (UG) 2022 will also help candidates to prepare well for their Board Examinations. Thereby, it would strengthen their learning.

  • The National Education Policy has clearly elucidated that the entrance to Higher Education should be through Common Entrance Test at the national level so that there is a uniform standard of bench marking of candidates.

  • The basic eligibility criterion for entrance into Universities remains unchanged which is that a candidate must have passed the Class XII examination from any recognized Board or equivalent. In fact marks in grade XII for eligibility will vary across programs and Universities. Moreover, Board examinations are achievement tests whereas CUET (UG) 2022 is a selection Test. Hence, the  Board Exams at the Class XII level are not likely to become redundant. The basic eligibility criteria are a key factor for admission to all universities and other examinations such as JEE & NEET at the National Level. The principles for University Entrance Exams will be similar. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will work to offer a high-quality Common Aptitude Test, as well as specialized common subject exams in the sciences, humanities, languages, arts, and vocational subjects. These exams will test conceptual understanding and the ability to apply knowledge and shall aim to eliminate the need for taking coaching for these exams. Students will be able to choose the subjects for taking the test, and each university will be able to see each student’s individual subject portfolio and admit students into their programs based on individual interests and talents.

  • In CUET (UG) 2022, a candidate may take a maximum of 09 tests in the following manner: 02 languages from Section 1A and Section 1B taken together, a maximum of 06 Domain Subjects from Section 2, and General Test from Section III. OR  Maximum of 03 languages from Section 1A and Section 1B has taken together, a maximum of 05 Domain Subjects from Section 2 and General Test from Section 3.

  • The Common University Entrance Test CUET (UG) 2022 will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from North-East and from rural and other remote areas, and help establish a better connection with the Universities. It will test conceptual understanding and the ability to apply knowledge and shall aim to eliminate the need for taking coaching for these exams.

  • The issue has been considered and a decision was taken to base the CUET (UG) 2022 on the Class 12 syllabus only. Moreover, to ensure that the deletion of some topics from the syllabus across Boards does not impact the Candidates’ performance in CUET (UG) 2022, the overall choice of 10 questions or more is being provided in different Sections.

  • Candidates can choose up to 9 Subjects from Section 1A and 1B (languages), Section 2 (Domain-specific Subjects), and Section 3 (General Test). He will have the flexibility to choose any one language as his medium for the test, out of the 13 specified languages.

  • The Counselling process is to be conducted by the respective Universities. The Universities will be preparing their respective Merit Lists for the offered programs and may follow the same practice as in earlier years to fill the seats that fall vacant due to dropouts.

  • It is meant for admission to UG courses of Central Universities for the academic year 2022-23. However many other Institutions also may also join CUET UG 2022. The list of participating Institutions is hosted on the NTA website

  • NTA has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the CUET (UG) 2022. The role of NTA is confined to the registration of candidates, issue of admit cards, the conduct of exams, hosting answer keys and invite challenges, finalizing answer keys, process, and declaring results. Eligibility, reservation, admission, etc. are as per the rules and regulations of the respective Central Universities/Participating Institutions. NTA has no role in the admissions to the Participating Institutions.

  • Applicants should go through the information about the course, the number of seats, eligibility, reservation, admission policy, tests in CUET (UG) 2022 to which the desired courses are mapped, etc available on the website of the Universities where they want admission and ensure that they are eligible for the desired course and the test which they should take in CUET (UG) 2022 and apply accordingly. It is the sole responsibility of the candidates to be clear about their choices and the requirements of the Universities where they want admission and ensure that they fulfill the eligibility requirements and thereafter fill the form correctly.

  • Please refer to the NTA website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in for the complete list of participating Institutions.

  • Yes. A candidate who wants to get admission in any UG courses in any Central University or its affiliated colleges for the academic year 2022-23 must appear in CUET (UG) 2022. It has been mandated that admission to UG courses of Central Universities for the academic year 2022-23, will be done on the basis of the NTA Score obtained in CUET (UG) 2022.

  • The exam will be held in July 2022. Please be in touch with the NTA website for the exact dates/any updates in this regard.

  • It will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

  • The CUET exam pattern will be objective type. The question paper will comprise Multiple Choice questions.

  • Language Tests and Subject Tests are of 45 minutes duration each. General Test is of 1-hour duration. A candidate is required to appear only in the Tests chosen by him.

  • CUET (UG) 2022 offers a bouquet of Languages/Subjects/General tests covering most of the subjects/languages offered by most the Universities. The candidate has to choose the test he is required to appear in, as required for admission to the desired course in the desired University. CUET (UG) 2022 will consist of the following 4 Sections: 

    • Section 1A – 13 Languages 
    • Section 1B – 20 Languages 
    • Section 2 – 27 Domain-specific Subjects 
    • Section 3 – General Test

    Choosing options from each Section is not mandatory. Choices should match the requirements of the desired University. The broad features of CUET (UG) 2022 are as follows: 

    • Section 1A - Language s There are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen. 40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages– Factual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary] 45 Minutes for each language
    • Section 1B - Languages There are 20 Languages. Any other language apart from those offered in Section 1A may be chosen. (However, a candidate may choose a maximum of three languages combining sections 1A and 1B taken together).
    • Section 2 - Domain There are 27 Domains-specific Subjects being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/University. 40 Questions to be attempted out of 50  Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions. MCQs are based on the syllabus given on the NTA website for 45 Minutes for each Domain-Specific Subject.
    • Section 3- General Test For any such undergraduate program/programs being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission. 60 Questions to be attempted out of 75 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/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning 60 Minutes
    • Languages (13): Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu.
    • Languages (20): French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.
    • CUET Domain-Specific Subjects (27):
      1. Accountancy/Bookkeeping
      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 – (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Oddisi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri (ii) DramaTheatre (iii) Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion),
      27. Sanskrit (For all Shastri (Undergraduate) courses being offered in Sanskrit, a candidate may choose Sanskrit as the Domain Subject from Section II. For choosing Sanskrit as Language a candidate may choose Sanskrit from Section 1B which will be used for testing their Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary].
    • A Candidate can choose a maximum of any 3 languages from Section IA and Section 1B taken together. However, the third language chosen needs to be in lieu of the 6th domain-specific Subject chosen by the candidate - as applicable (so the maximum number of tests to be taken remains 9 only i.e. 2 Languages+6 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test OR 3 Languages+5 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test: flexibility is provided to help a candidate apply for many Universities depending on their eligibility conditions). 
    • Section 2 offers 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects. 
    • Section 3 comprises General Test. 
  • The CUET UG Syllabus 2022 has Section IA & IB: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative [Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary] Section 2: As given on the NTA website. Section 3: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

  • Before selecting the tests, you are advised to visit the website of the Universities where admission is sought and read carefully the details relating to courses offered, eligibility, tests that should appear in, for admission to the desired course, reservation, admission policy, etc so that you have an idea which test is to be selected. Your choice of subjects/Language/General test will depend on the requirements of the desired Universities for the desired course. You can opt for any one or more of the tests as per the requirements of the Universities desired. Follow the steps given below: 

    • Print the List of Universities given in Appendix-1 in the Information Bulletin.
    • Select the Universities and Courses where you intend to take admitted. Visit the Website(s) of the University/Universities and NOTE down the eligibility criteria for the Courses in which you intend to take admission (required Tests/Subjects for appearing in CUET (UG) 2022 This should be noted down for all University/ Universities and Courses where you intend to take admission.
    • Select the required Test/Subjects for appearing in CUET (UG) 2022 from the following: A candidate has the option to choose any Language/Domain Specific Subject/General Test or a combination thereof as may be required for admission to specified course/s of the desired Universities while applying from following Sections:
      1. Section IA - 13 Languages 
      2. Section IB - 20 Languages 
      3. Section II - 27 Domain-Specific Subjects 
      4. Section III - General Test 
    • It is not mandatory to choose any one or more of the tests stated above. The choice of tests would depend on the courses opted for by the candidate and the Universities where admission is sought.
    • The exam will be held in two slots as follows. Candidates can select Slot I or Slot or both the Slots as per the tests required to be opted as applicable to the desired course/s of the desired Universities 
      A. Slot-1: Upto 4 Tests/Subjects:
      1. Section IA: One Language
      2. Section II: Two Domain-Specific Subjects
      3. Section III: General Test 
      B. Slot-2: Upto 5 Tests/Subjects:
      1. Section IA & IB: One Language.
      2. Section II: Maximum of Four Domain-Specific Subjects OR Section IA & IB: Two Languages.
      3. Section II: Maximum of Three Domain-Specific Subjects.
  • Please check with the University where the course is offered to find out the tests that should be taken in CUET (UG) – 2022 for the purpose of admission to that course.

  • For all Shastri (Undergraduate) courses being offered in Sanskrit, a candidate may choose Sanskrit as the Domain Subject from Section II. For choosing Sanskrit as Language a candidate may choose Sanskrit from Section IB which will be used for testing their Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages- Factual, Literary, and Narrative.

  • The performing arts Test will have two parts: Part A which is compulsory will contain General questions and Part B will have Specific Questions related to the Dance/ Music Form opted by the Candidate as per desired University. No. of questions to be attempted will remain the same combining both Parts.

  • All questions in various testing areas will be benchmarked at the level of Class XII only. Students having studied the Class XII Board syllabus would be able to do well in CUET (UG) 2022.

  • CUET (UG) 2022, is meant for admission to UG courses of Central Universities for the academic year 2022-23. It is scheduled to be held only once, in July 2022. 

  • CUET (UG) – 2022 has been designed in consonance with NEP where students will be able to choose the subjects for taking the test and each University will be able to see each student’s individual subject scores in subjects and admit students into their programs based on their score in different subjects and languages.

  • Yes. An applicant can opt for one or more combinations of the following:
    a)Language Test
    b)Domain subject test
    c)General Test.
    He may opt for up to a maximum of 6 subject tests in order to apply to different applicable streams that require these subjects for being eligible. They should have studied these subjects in grade XII or as prescribed by a particular University under their eligibility conditions for a particular program. He may also opt up to a max of 3 languages for the Language Test In addition they can take the General Test as well. However, the third language chosen needs to be in lieu of the 6th domain-specific Subject chosen by the candidate - as applicable. Please refer to Information Bulletin, hosted on the NTA website for more details.

  • The maximum number of tests to be taken remains 9 only i.e. 2 Languages+6 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test OR 3 Languages+5 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test: flexibility is provided to help a candidate apply for many Universities depending on their eligibility conditions.

  • The exam will be held in multiple shifts on several days as follows: Morning Shift: 9.00 am to 12.15 pm Afternoon Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.45 pm The slots are nothing but combinations of tests, scheduled during a time period.

    • Slot-1: 09.00 to 12.15 p.m & Fees Up to ₹ 650/- for OBC, ₹ 600/- for EWS, ₹ 550/- for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender & ₹ 3000/- outside Indian citizen.
    • Slot-2: 03.00 p.m. to 06.45 p.m. Up to ₹ 650/- for OBC, ₹ 600/- for EWS, ₹ 550/- for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender & ₹ 3000/- outside Indian citizens. Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.
  • Yes, for skill-based programs like Dance/ Music/ Theatre Universities may conduct the skill test.

  • No. Each time slot is a combination of tests with different durations. Each test is distinct and is not linked to the other. They are not sections of the same paper. You will not be able to move across the tests, at your convenience. Once you start a test, you have to complete the duration of the test and only thereafter you will be able to move to the next test or leave the exam hall as you desire.

  • Choice of the Slots depends on the tests that you should take which in turn depends on the requirements for the desired course in the desired Universities/Participating Institutions. You can choose Slot I or Slot II or both the Slots as per your requirements.

  • The CUET (UG) – 2022 is applicable to all the Boards in the Country. Hence the English language is being tested not a particular course on a particular Board. Those who have opted for elective courses have a better chance of faring well.

  • Yes. Getting admission in Central Universities CUET (UG) – 2022 Score is compulsory. Admission in affiliated colleges will also be based on CUET (UG) – 2022 Score only.

  • No, admission through CUET (UG) – 2022 will purely be based on CUET (UG) – 2022 Score in different Subjects/languages/ General tests reflected 12 in the Score Card. However, minimum eligibility conditions of various Universities take into account the percentage of combinations of subjects as per the course/programs.

  • You can submit your online Application Form for CUET (UG) – 2022 at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/. Please check the NTA website for the registration dates. Candidates who wish to appear for CUET (UG)–2022 are advised to go through the Prospectus of the desired University/ Universities/Participating Institution, for the tests to be chosen, for the courses desired, before applying.

  • Candidates need to upload the following with the application form:  Scanned images of photographs and signature  Certificates in respect of PwD/Category/BPL Certificate as applicable. The documents/certificates, etc. shall be verified directly at the time of admission by the University.

  • You can pay the exam fee online using SBI/Canara Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm payment gateways through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI/ Wallet. You need to keep proof of the fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of the fee, the transaction will stand canceled and the amount will be refunded for the credit of your account. However, you will have to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated and you want to appear in the test.

  • No. You are required to submit only one application, even if you apply for more than one University or Participating Institution.

  • No. You are required to submit only one application, even if you apply for more than one course in the same University/different Universities. First, identify the Subjects/Language/General Test, which the Universities, where admission is sought, requirements for admission to the desired course, from the Prospectus of the respective Universities, Thereafter you can choose the tests, as applicable, in the same form subject to the maximum permitted. It is your responsibility to ensure that the tests chosen by you are in line with what is required for the courses at Universities where admission is sought. Multiple applications by the same candidate are not permitted. Each candidate is required to submit only one application.

  • No. It varies with reference to the Slots that you apply for. The Slots that you apply for depending on the tests that you choose. The tests that you choose depend on the requirements of the desired Universities for the desired courses. You may opt for Slot I or Slot II or both the Slots accordingly.

  • No, you need to use a valid and unique email address of the applicant only as all exam-related communications will be made through registered e-mail ID and/or SMS only. In addition, you will not be able to change or edit the mobile number and email address on the Application Form later as these particulars are fixed.

  • Yes. However, you will be required to submit the relevant documents in support of your having qualified in the Class XII exam, within the time frame that may be specified in the Prospectus of the University where admission will be sought. Hence, you are advised to visit the website/s of the desired Universities and check the relevant date/s and act accordingly.

  • Candidates will be permitted to edit the details filled by them before the final submission of the Application Form. However, after submission, they will not be able to edit any details. An online facility for making corrections will be made available through the “Correction window”, as per details given in the Information Bulletin. Candidates may make necessary corrections (in specified fields permitted) during the correction period through the Correction Window. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the NTA website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in for updates in this regard.

  • As the eligibility criteria for admission may be unique for each University, the participating Institutions will upload all the required criteria for their respective programs, on their websites. Candidates are advised to visit the desired Universities for details. Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before applying on the Samarth platform (https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/) that they meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the University to which they are applying to.

  • Mere appearance in the Entrance Test does not entitle you to be considered for admission to the Programme unless you fulfill the Programme wise 14 eligibility conditions of the University you are applying to. Applicants must fully satisfy themselves with their program-wise eligibility as prescribed in the Information Bulletin or the University Prospectus, before filling the Application Form. Admission is subject to the admission policy of the University, a number of seats available, reservation, demand, NTA Score secured, etc.

  • Yes. You are required to indicate the name/s of the Universities/Participating Institutions where you intend applying, in your application form for CUET (UG) – 2022 to facilitate sharing of data post result, with the respective Universities for the admission process.

  • There is no cap on the number of Universities that you may select, at the time of applying. However, the maximum number of tests to be taken remains 9 only i.e. 2 Languages+6 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test OR 3 Languages+5 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test. Flexibility is provided to help a candidate apply for many Universities depending on their eligibility conditions.

  • No. You just have to indicate the name/s of the Universities/Participating Institution/s that you intend applying. No need to give any preference.

  • CUET (UG) – 2022 is a combination of tests on languages/subjects/General tests. A candidate should go through the Prospectus of the Universities where he seeks admission and finds out which subjects he is required to appear in the CUET (UG) – 2022. Details of tests available in CUET (UG) – 2022 are as follows:

    • Section I A - Languages: There are 13 different languages namely Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, and English.
    • Section I B - Languages (20): French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese being offered in this section.
      In case candidates want to choose any other language apart from those offered in Section I A, they may choose from 20 languages offered in 15 under this section. A Candidate can choose a maximum of any 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB took together. However, the third language chosen needs to be in lieu of the 6th domain-specific Subject chosen by the candidate - as applicable.
    • Section II – Domain-Specific Subjects: There are 27 Domains being offered under this section. A candidate may choose a maximum of six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/University. Domain-Specific Subjects (27):
      1. Accountancy/BookKeeping
      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 – (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Oddisi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri (ii) Drama- Theatre (iii) 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, Palit 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].
    • Section III - General Test: for all candidates who would like to appear in any such undergraduate program/programs being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission, they may choose this Section. For choosing Languages from Section IA and IB and domain-specific Subjects from Section II and General Test under Section III, the Candidate must refer to the requirements of his/her intended University. For choosing any Section or/ and Subject(s) in any Section, a candidate is required to refer to the admission requirements of his/ her choice(s) of University. NTA will not be responsible for the incorrect selection of subjects by the candidate to fulfill his/ her eligibility conditions.
  • Your choice of test for CUET (UG) – 2022 depends on the eligibility requirement of the desired University where admission is sought for the desired course. Hence, go through the prospectus of the University where you want admission and find out its eligibility requirements for the desired course, its admission policy, etc. Once you are clear about the requirements, select the test in CUET (UG) – 2022 application form.

  • Your choice of test for CUET (UG) – 2022 depends on the eligibility requirement of the desired University where admission is sought for the desired course. Hence, go through the prospectus of the University where you want admission and find out its eligibility requirements for the desired course. Once you are clear about the requirements, select the test in CUET (UG) – 2022 application form. The question papers of the “Language” tests will be in the language opted by the candidates.

  • There is no such provision. The number of domain subjects that a candidate should select depends on the requirements of the desired Universities for the desired courses. It depends solely on the requirements of the University for the desired course.

  • You can opt for Hindi in Language Test and English medium for other tests. However, please make sure that whatever selections you do, is in accordance with the requirements of the University where admission is sought, for admission to the desired course therein.

  • Your choice of test for CUET (UG) – 2022 depends on the eligibility requirement of the desired University/ies where admission is sought for the desired course. Hence, go through the prospectus of the University where you want admission and find out its eligibility requirements for admission to the desired course. Once you are clear about the requirements, select the test in CUET (UG) – 2022 application form.

  • The Candidates are NOT required to send/ submit the Confirmation Page of the Online Application Form (or any document) to NTA. However, they are advised to retain the following documents with them for any future reference/correspondence:  Copy of the Confirmation Page of Online Application Form (Download, save and print at least 3 copies)  Proof of fee paid (Download, save, and Print at least 3 copies)  Photographs (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form)

  • Once the ‘Final Submit’ button has been clicked, the candidate’s details cannot be edited/changed. However, NTA may open the rectification/correction window, before the issuance of Admit Card. No corrections shall be allowed after the closure of the correction window and all particulars entered by the candidate would be considered final.

  • Such a problem occurs because of drop-in connectivity from the Banks’ server to the server on which the NTA website has been hosted. You are advised to wait for 24 hours if such a problem is faced you.  In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of the fee then the transaction is canceled, and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account.  In such cases, the candidate has to make another transaction, to confirm and complete the application process.

  • If it is not updated within 24 hours the Candidate may raise a query in the Query redressal system or send a mail at cuet-ug@nta.ac.in giving details of mobile number, application number, payment reference number, and proof of payment.

  • Any extra payment made by you will be refunded to you, after the closure of the “Correction window” after verification. In case you do not receive the refund within a reasonable time after the closure of the correction window, you may write to NTA giving details of your application number, phone number, email ID, details of amount paid, proof of payment, etc. at cuetug@nta.ac.in.

  • After submission of corrections, you cannot reopen the application and add more corrections. Please check the form thoroughly for further corrections before submission.

  • The amount of exam fee depends on the Category and the Slot/s you apply to. Any change in any of these two fields may attract an additional fee. Please check the Information Bulletin for the amount of fee payable by different Categories/Slots.

  • A maximum number of tests to be taken remains 9 only i.e. 2 Languages+6 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test OR 3 Languages+5 Domain-Specific Subjects+1 General Test. For choosing any Section or/ and Subject(s) in any Section, a candidate is required to refer to the admission requirements of his/ her chosen Universities.

  • There is no such criterion for applying to CUET (UG) – 2022. However, admission in any University or Participating Institution is subject to age criteria that may be applicable as per their rules and regulations thereon.

  • Name of Candidate, Father's Name, and Mother's name is to be filled in as per Class X certificate. In the case of a single parent, the candidate has the option to fill in only one name.

  • Candidates are advised to fill out only one Application Form and to take utmost care while filling out the mobile number and e-mail address. Candidates are also advised to use the mobile number and email address that is accessible to them such as those of their parent/ guardian. One mobile number and email address can be used for one Application Form only. However, in the case of twins, one mobile can be used for two candidates.

  • Following are the steps in filling out the application form:

    1. Step 1 - Registration Form.
    2. Step 2 - Application Form-this includes filling out personal details, applying for examination cities, qualification details, additional details (if any), and document upload.
    3. Step 3 –Fee Payment.

  • Instructions to apply online are available in the Information Bulletin under the heading ‘Important Information at Glance’. For more details please go through the Information Bulletin -> Replica of Application Form

  • The list of cities where exam will be held is in Appendix III Of the Information Bulletin hosted on the NTA website.

  • The Choice of exam cities for a candidate will be limited to the State of his/her Permanent and Present address filled in the Online Application Form.

  • No, the application process is Online only. No hard copy or offline application is accepted.

  • A copy of the Confirmation Page and Final Score Card will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the candidates.

  • Registration process requires validation of the email address and phone number of the applicant. When Candidates register, they have to enter the OTP received on their registered Mobile Number and validate the mobile number. Before submitting the fees, they have to enter the OTP received at their registered e-mail address and validate their email address. In the case of foreign candidates, the mobile OTP is also being sent on the verified email ID. Candidates are requested to ensure the entered mobile number and email IDs are correct.

  • Your exam date/shift/timing will be indicated on your admit card.

  • The Admit Card will be uploaded on the NTA website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/ as per the schedule communicated through the website. Candidates need to check the Admit Card carefully for all particulars e.g. Roll No. Name, Subject Group, Date of Birth, Gender, Examination Centre Name, City, medium opted, Category, etc. No physical admit cards will be issued.

  • Details contained therein are incorrect, you may contact the NTA Helpdesk No. 011-40759000 or 011-6922 7700 between 09:30 A.M. and 5:30 PM on weekdays or write to NTA at cuet-ug@nta.ac.in.

  • The name of your test centre will be mentioned on your Admit Card.

  • No request for change of centre/exam city will be entertained under any circumstances.

  • No.

  • They may or may not be scheduled on different dates as per administrative/technical exigencies.

  • NTA will address the issue at the relevant time, in the best interest of the students.

  • No. Any request for change of date/shift will be not be entertained.

  • Reporting time starts 2 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the exam. However, candidates are advised to report as per the staggered entry slot mentioned on their Admit Card in order to avoid the crowd during verification of the admit cards, registration, frisking, etc.

  • Candidates are required to be in the exam center latest, half an hour before the commencement of the exam.

  • Candidates MUST bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test center:  Admit Card along with Undertaking downloaded from the NTA website (a clear printout on A4 size paper)  Any one of the original and valid Photo Identification Proof issued by the government – PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ EAadhaar/ Ration Card./ Aadhaar Enrolment No. with Photo. All other ID/Photocopies of IDs even if attested/scanned photo of IDs in mobile phone will NOT be considered as valid ID Proof.  PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming relaxation under the PwD category. The scribe must also carry an Undertaking regarding educational qualification, etc, passport size photograph, valid government identity proof, and self-declaration regarding COVID-19 (as per the above format). You also need to carry the following:  One sanitizer bottle (small)  Mask and/or gloves  Drinking water in a transparent bottle  A simple transparent pen  One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the Attendance Sheet at Centre during the examination Note: Candidate will not be allowed to take personal items such as mobile phones, digital/analog watches, food items, study material, lockets, bags, electronic gadgets or any other prohibited items into the testing room. You are advised not to bring these to the test center

  • The name on the photo identification must match the name as shown on the Admit Card. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, the candidate must show the relevant document like Marriage Certificate/Divorce/Decree/Legal Name Change Document at the time of examination.

  • No, blank sheets for doing rough work/calculations will be provided to the candidates at the exam centre and all calculations/rough work are to be done in the blank sheets only. Candidates are required to write their Roll Number and name on the rough sheets, as soon as the exam commences On completion of the test, candidates must drop these rough sheets along with Admit card and Undertaking in the designated box, as instructed by the invigilator on duty.

  • The duration of the Morning Slot is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The duration of the afternoon slot is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

  • No. Each time slot is a combination of tests with different durations. Each test is distinct and is not linked to the other. They are not sections of the same paper. You will not be able to move across the tests, at your convenience. Once you start a test, you have to complete the duration of the test and only thereafter you will be able to move to the next test or leave the exam hall as you desire.

  • Extra time is allowed to PwD candidates who are eligible for it, for each test separately. For a test of 45 minutes duration, the extra time permitted is 15 minutes. For a one-hour test, extra time permitted to such candidates is 20 minutes. This extra time will be allowed test-wise and not in the aggregate.

  • Yes. You can leave the exam hall after completion of the duration of the tests subjects in which you want to appear. It is not compulsory to appear in all the tests that you had opted for and were admitted to. However, once you start a test, you have to sit through the duration of the test.

  • No. You can take the tests as per your convenience.

  • Once you choose to go out of the exam hall, you will not be permitted to reenter the same slot and continue with the other tests. You will have to sit through all the tests that you want to appear in. No breaks will be permitted during the Slot.

  • No. You will have to sit through the duration of a test, even if you complete it and would like to move to the next. Each of the tests is distinct and the system will not allow you to submit the paper before the duration of the paper expires.

  • Detailed guidelines on the Procedure for appearing in computer-based tests are given in the Information Bulletin. You may go through them and also take Mock Test available on the NTA website (www.nta.ac.in)

  • No, a candidate will have to appear for the exam on a pre-assigned workstation of the test center allocated to him/her mentioned in the Admit Card.

  • Yes, candidates will have the option to navigate between the questions by following instructions available on the User Interface. They may change even answer options, any-time before they enter submit button.

  • Each candidate has to attempt the subject as per the choice in the Application Form and indicated on the Admit Card.  Please ensure that name of the subject on the screen is the same as per your Admit Card. In case of any gap please inform Invigilators immediately.

  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination centre/date/timings other than that allotted to them on their Admit card. Important: For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of the test for any reason, a retest shall not be held by the NTA under any circumstances.

  • At the test center, each candidate will be allotted a desk with a computer terminal and white sheets for Rough Work. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as no other material will be allowed inside the examination room. Candidates are required to write their Roll Number and name on the rough sheets, as soon as the exam commences. On completion of the exam, candidates will have to drop these papers in designated boxes as instructed by the invigilator. Every candidate would also be offered a mask. They would be provided material for hand sanitization too.

  • No, under no circumstances a cancellation shall be allowed.

  • No, there is no provision for refund of fees.

  • There will be an on-screen timer on the top right corner of your screen which will act as count down for the allocated time. Candidates are advised to check this timer regularly and allocate their time carefully.

  • In case of any technical problems with the computer at the exam centre due to which you are not able to continue the exam, inform the Invigilator. He/ She would fix the issue or will map you to another PC through a proper process. Your exam time in the next session will commence from the time you discontinued your exam, There would be no loss of time for you.

  • The Tests (other than the “Language” Test) are offered in 13 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. A candidate may be required to opt for one of the 13 specified languages as the medium of the paper or as the language, as per desired University’s eligibility criteria. The question paper in respect of the Domain Specific Subjects opted and the General Test, will be bi-lingual, i.e., it will be in the language opted by the candidate and in English. In case of any discrepancy in the translation, the English version shall prevail except for language tests (Section 1A & 1B). Medium is not the same as the “Language” opted as a component of the test. “Language” test is for assessing the proficiency/skills of the candidate in the Language opted by him/her and the question paper in respect of the same will be available to the candidate in the language opted by him/her only. The Question Paper of the “Language” Test will not be bi-lingual. Questions in the “Language” Test will be unique to the opted language and are not translations from English. FAQs relating to Post Exam Activities.

  • After the exam is over, the question paper, responses of the candidates, and The provisional answer keys will be hosted on the NTA website, and challenges regarding answer keys will be invited from candidates. Candidates who appeared in the exam can challenge the answer keys by paying a non-refundable fee of Rs. 200/- per answer key challenged, online. This online Challenge facility window will be open for a period of 2-3 days. The exact date of such a facility will be announced on the NTA website. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the NTA website for such dates. Challenges will be verified with experts and answer keys will be finalized thereafter. No individual communication regarding the outcome of challenges will be sent to the candidates who challenged the answer keys. Results will be processed based on such answer keys which are verified by experts.

  • Final answer keys based on which the results are processed, will be hosted on the NTA website before results.

  • Each question carries 5 marks. One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

  • Score cards of candidates will be hosted on NTA website. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the website.

  • Please refer to the procedure prescribed in this regard given in Appendix VII of the Information Bulletin hosted on NTA website

  • Score cards will give NTA Score ( percentile score). Percentile will be calculated for each of the tests in which the candidate appeared, separately.

  • NTA score is a percentile score of the candidate in the test in which he appeared. It indicates his position vis-à-vis others who appeared in it. It is not marks. It is an indicator of the relative position of the candidates amongst those who appeared in the test.

  • Please refer to Appendix VII for details regarding the computation of the NTA Score.

  • In the Participating Institutions, for the academic year 2022-23 only.

  • Please refer to the website of the University where admission is sought for details

  • Please refer to the website of the University where admission is sought for details

  • Please refer to the website of the such Participating Institution where admission is sought for details

  • Score Cards will give section-wise percentile if there are defined sections in the question paper.

  • The Score Card will not contain Rank

  • There is no concept of qualifying or otherwise in CUET (UG) – 2022. Each candidate will be given a Score Card giving details of the NTA score he secured.

  • Admission to the desired course in the desired University is subject to a variety of factors such as eligibility, number of vacant seats, reservation, relaxations, marks secured by you in the tests that are relevant for the course, admission policy of the University, etc.

  • No. There is no provision for rechecking or re-evaluation.

  • Such situations will be addressed by each Participating Institution as per their rules/regulations. Please check the website of the Participating Institution/s for more details.

  • NTA will generate and host the Score Card on its website. It will not prepare the Merit List since the criteria for preparing the same may vary with each Participating Institution. Each participating Institution will prepare the Merit List as per its own criteria and admit the candidates based on the NTA Score.

  • Please visit the website of the Universities where admission is sought and go through their relevant guidelines in this regard and be guided accordingly.

  • Please visit the websites of the Universities where admission is sought and go through their relevant guidelines in this regard and be guided accordingly.

  • NTA is facilitating all candidates with an additional platform of UMANG and Digi Locker to download their documents like Confirmation Page, Admit Card, Score Cards, etc.

  • Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance, is a mobile app, a Digital India initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, by the Government of India for access to Central and State government services.

  • Digi Locker is an Indian digitization online service provided by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India under its Digital India initiative

  • You can download UMANG Mobile Application from Android Play Store or Apple App Store. Open Mobile Application and search for National Testing Agency (NTA). Select your examination and enter the desired details. Example: Select CUET (UG) – 2022 -> Enter Application Number & Date of Birth -> Download Confirmation Page.

  • You can download Digi Locker Mobile Application from Android Play Store or Apple App Store. Open Mobile Application and search for National Testing Agency (NTA). Select your examination and enter the desired details. Note: The demographic information (Aadhaar Name, Date of Birth, and Gender) will be matched with the data filled by the candidate. On a successful match, the candidate will be able to download the requested document. Example: Select CUET (UG) – 2022 -> Select Year and Enter Application Number -> Download Confirmation Page.

  • Yes, Gen-EWS/SC/ ST/OBC(NCL)/ PwD aspirants must upload original certificates as per prescribed formats issued by the authority of their respective states. If candidates do not have the certificate readily available, they can upload the self-undertaking (see the format in the Information Bulletin).

  • In this regard, aspirants need to follow the rules of the relevant admitting Institutions.

  • Candidates will not be permitted to bring their own scribe for writing the test. NTA will provide the scribe to the eligible PwD Candidates.

  • Help Desk: 01140759000, 011 6922 7700

    Email: cuet-ug@nta.ac.in

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