Going through school and college is not the end of a student’s hardships, but only just the beginning. Getting admitted into a university of your choice is not an easy endeavor and requires a bulk load of examinations, test preparation, and anxiety.
One such highly sought-after exam is the Central Universities Entrance Test exam, which brings about a rush of anxiousness amongst students set to sit in it.
The National Testing Agency changed the name of the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) to the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET).
The CUET exam to be held in 2022 would provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attain admission to any of the Central Universities across India.
This exam would be conducted in 13 languages around 154 exams centers, which shows its highly sought after and widespread status.
The CUET exam is essential to attain admission to several prestigious central universities across India. Delhi University (DU) has joined the list by necessitating passing the CUET exam with flying colors for the academic session 2022-2023.
Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), students would have to appear in the CUET exam to attain admission to undergraduate programs at DU.
The Delhi University Merit List 2022 is expected to be chalked out based upon the marks obtained in the combination of the subjects and courses undertaken by a candidate in the exam.
Online Registration Process for CUET 2022
The registration for CUET 2022 will be conducted online and has started from 6th April, 2022. It is set to end on 6th May 2022 at 5 pm sharp, and the exam is set to be held in the first and second week of July 2022 in two slots.
The first slot would extend for 195 minutes, which makes up about three hours and fifteen minutes, whereas the second slot would span for 225 minutes, or three hours and forty-five minutes.
The application process would be conducted entirely online, and students would have to go through certain steps, including registration, application completion, image uploading, and payment.
Similarly, aspirants who wish to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programs at a number of centrally funded universities would also have to submit applications entirely online at the official website.
Online CUET 2022 Application Fee
The application fee for the CUET exam can also be paid entirely online through a debit card, credit card, net banking, or challan from any SBI bank’s branch.
It is up to applicants to decide which mode of payment they intend to opt for, online or offline. GST and all other taxes would be applicable on this payment as per the directions of the Government of India/Bank.
However, there are separate categories for those who opt for an online CUET exam payment mode and those who choose the payment through the challan option.
Application fee through the online forum, debit card, or credit card would amount to INR 800 for three PUs in the General/OBC category and INR 350 for three PUs in the SC/ST category.
Those in the PWD category are exempted from the application fee and can attempt the exam free of cost. However, those who choose the offline version have to pay differently.
The application fee for those in the General/OBC category is Rs.800, along with Rs.50 bank commission, and that for applicants in the SC/ST category is Rs.350, but they too have to pay a Rs.50 bank commission.
Applicants in the PWD category are exempted from the application fee and the bank commission as well.
Can Students Change Their Stream?
Students have to appear in the CUET exam 2022 for admission to Delhi University but have the flexibility of appearing for the exam in only those subjects which they studied in Class 12th along with language in the first section of the entrance test.
However, students are allowed to change their stream and appear for the examination based on the subjects they undertook in Class 12, regardless of the stream they wish to be admitted in.
The Delhi University will also organize a number of web seminars starting from 22nd April to clear out concerns regarding the CUET exam 2022 and the DU admission process.
In addition, students can also benefit from the university’s admission branch that would organize online seminars to transmit information pertinent to the new admission policies of central universities to students.
How To Fill The Online Application Form For CUET 2022 Examination?
Students are required to fill out an online CUET Application Form to sit in the 2022 exam. Let us look at the steps to fill this online form:
Step 1: Head over to the official website of CUET to find the right CUET application form for 2022.
Step 2: Find the “Apply Online” tab and click on it to register for the program.
Step 3: Three program options would pop up on the screen after clicking: UG, PG, and RP. Students are to choose the link they intend on applying to.
Step 4: Enter your credible and accurate personal details such as student name, the program of interest’s name, active mobile number, valid email ID, date of birth, and the verification code visible on the screen to finish the online registration process.
Step 5: Once all the details are accurately added in, the website will generate an application number and password and send it to the registered email address and mobile number that the student entered.
Step 6: Students are to use the application number and password to log in and fill up the online application form that appears before them. This can be done by entering login details such as personal information, academic qualification, and the address of communication.
Step 7: Students are then required to upload scanned images of their recent passport-sized photographs along with their signature in the dimensions and format mentioned on the website.
Step 8: Once that is done, students are required to choose their examination centers in the order of their preference: selecting the ones that are closest to them and entering them in the prescribed locations on the website.
Step 9: Doing all that is mentioned above would complete the online application submission for CUET 2022 examination. However, students must submit their fees either online or offline to put the final nail in the coffin.
They would receive an automated email and SMS upon successful online application submission and fees payment on their registered mobile number and email address.
Best of luck!