With the CUET 2022 being just three months away, students are gearing up to prepare for the exam as best as possible. Notes are being exchanged, study groups are being organized, and discussion sessions are being held: the spirit of the entry test season is finally here.
Keeping this in view, we bring you a complete study guide to help you get ready for the final exam. Whether you are seeking study tips or want to know more about the type of questions the CUET will have - read on to find out!
Exam Pattern for CUET 2022
Technically, the CUET has 175 questions in total, but you don’t have to attempt them all. That’s right! Rest assured, you only need to answer 140 out of these 175 questions.
Before you gear up to ace these 140 questions, it is pertinent that you know how these questions will be organized within the exam.
The CUET exam has three sections with the following structures:
1. Section 1 - Languages (attempt 40 out of 50 questions)
2. Section 2 - Domain-specific subjects (attempt 40 out of 50 questions)
3. Section 3 - General test (attempt 60 out of 75 questions)
Subjects for CUET 2022
Out of the 27 subjects that are presented for Section II, candidates have to pick a maximum of 6 subjects that they choose to appear in. Their options are as follows:
1. Accountancy/ Bookkeeping
2. Biology/Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
3. Business Studies
5. Computer Science/Informatics Practices
6. Economics/Business Economics
7. Engineering Graphics
11. Home Science
12. Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
13. Legal Studies
14. Environmental Science
16. Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
18. Political Science
21. Teaching Aptitude
23. Mass Media/Mass Communication
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)
This diverse subject list is curated to give every student a shot at showcasing what they’re best at. Your exam strategy is not just about how you study; it’s also about the subjects you pick.
You have to choose to set yourself up for success from the very first moment. Take the time to go through the subject list, and determine your strengths. Always select the subjects you are positive you could attempt with your eyes closed.
Your program-specific eligibility must also be kept in view while picking your subjects. While picking your subjects, make sure you have gone through the specific requirements for the university program you wish to get into to ensure that your chosen preferences for the CUET align with them.
What makes this exam so essential for students?
This year, CUET has become the gateway exam to 54 central universities in the country, unlike any of the previous times.
This exam is of the utmost significance for all students aspiring to land into their dream university in a program of their choosing. Now would be the time for you to let go of all distractions and focus all your energies on preparing for the CUET.
What should I study for the exam?
Each subject has its own syllabus, the details of which you will find on the official website of the NTA.
In addition to preparing this subject knowledge for the second section, you also need to be adequately ready for the language and general test portions.
The language portion is simply devised to check the candidate’s fluency in their chosen languages. To ace this stage, prepare comprehension and vocabulary from each language while testing yourself for your literary aptitude.
The general test is meant to test the candidate on affairs of general nature. In this portion, one can expect to see questions of:
1. General Knowledge
2. Current Affairs
3. Numerical Ability
4. General Mental Ability
5. Quantitative, Logical, or Analytical Reasoning
Make sure to have a good grasp of the syllabus of each subject that you appear in; this will ultimately make all the difference in your exam.
Setting yourself up for success
Understanding the syllabus and the exam pattern is just the first step in the journey hereafter. Hold on to these tips that will definitely help you study better in your pursuit of a university admission:
1. Develop a strategy that allows you to master your strong academic areas while simultaneously strengthening your weaker ones.
2. Make a timetable to boost your time management skills not just during the preparation stage but also as you attempt the exam.
3. Choose the suitable study material for each of your exam portions, as per the CUET exam study material available online.
4. Make sure you have let go of all distractions during this time.
5. Keep yourself calm and collected as you prepare; stressing out will do no good!
6. Revise everything you study.
7. And lastly, attempt mock exams and sample papers. You can prepare theoretically, but you will not be able to gauge your complete preparation until you immerse yourself in the exam scenario.
Good luck with the exam, and we hope you give it your best.