The short answer is no. CUET 2022 has not been cancelled, and will be conducted as usual by the National Testing Agency.
CUET (Common University Entrance Test) is a newly introduced admission test which has replaced CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test), and is now considered mandatory for students to secure admission in 45 Central Universities of India.
Some State Universities have also decided to accept students’ CUET scores for admissions.
When is CUET 2022?
CUET 2022 will be held in Week 1 and Week 2 of July 2022 in 154 centers throughout the country. The exam will be conducted online in 2 Slots, with Slot 1 lasting 3 hours 15 minutes, and Slot 2 lasting 3 hours 45 minutes.
The applications for the test are now live, and will close at 5pm on 6th May 2022. You can access and submit your registration form at the following link: https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/index.php/app/registration/form
Is the CUET exam syllabus out?
The CUET exam syllabus is extensive and requires the candidates to use a variety of their cognitive skills. The MCQ-based test is divided into 4 sections which the students can modify according to the requirements of the universities they are applying for.
The first section, which is labelled as Reading Comprehension Test, has 2 further subparts. The two subsections offer 13 and 19 languages respectively, among which, each candidate may choose 3 languages at maximum.
Most students select only English and Hindi at this stage. For this part, students will be tested through factual, literary, and narrative passages to judge their vocabulary and literary aptitude.
Each candidate will be given 45 minutes per language, and will have to attempt 40 out of the 50 total questions.
The second section, which is the Domain-Specific Test, pertains to 27 subjects, out of which, each student can obtain 6 subjects at max.
The students’ choices are usually dictated by the requirements of their prospective universities, so it is advised that each student should have a clear understanding of their preferred educational institutions as well as desired fields of study.
Section 2 of CUET contains 50 questions for each subject, and the students have to attempt 40 questions in 45 minutes.
Even though the test is generally MCQ-based, this section may have certain subjective-based questions which require input text. Hence, students will not be given options for those questions and they will have to enter their responses with the help of a keyboard.
The General Aptitude Test, which is the third and the final section of CUET, is entirely MCQ-based and comprises 75 questions which are to be attempted in 60 minutes.
Students will be awarded negative marks for every incorrect answer, but will not be penalized for leaving a question unanswered.
Each candidate is tested for their logical reasoning, analytical skills, basic numerical ability, general knowledge, familiarity with current affairs, and basic mental ability in this section of the exam.
What is CUET exam syllabus?
The exam syllabus for CUET 2022 is not different from the syllabus for CUCET Undergraduate exam which was held before CUET was introduced.
The 13 languages included in Section 1A are: English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, and Assamese.
The additional languages which are offered in Section 1B are mostly those of foreign lands including, but not limited to: German, French, Persian, Japanese, and Arabic.
For the Domain-Specific Test, students mostly choose from among the following subjects:
7. Computer Science
8. Political Science
How can I prepare for CUET 2022?
We all have heard that practice makes a man perfect, but it could not be truer than it is for the preparation of CUET exam.
Entrance tests which judge a student’s aptitude are usually best attempted by those students who have a deep familiarity with the paper pattern, time constraint, and know how to strike a balance and put equal effort in all sections of the exam.
Here are some tips to help you get a hold of your CUET preparation:
There is nothing more like an actual CUET exam than the mock test which you can take during preparation. These tests tell you exactly where you may lack during your actual attempt and what you can do to fix those problems while you’re studying for the test.
2. Make a Time Table
This is the most important ingredient of a healthy study schedule, because it helps you make sure you’re not staying behind on anything without letting you feel too overwhelmed with the burden of studying.
3. Section-Specific Approach
Once you get your hands on the type of skills you need to ace the test, all you have to do is keep training yourself. There are multiple techniques which you can use to improve your performance in each section of the test.
All you need to do is find your weak spot and keep working on it till it becomes your strongest.
ALL THE BEST!