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  • April 27, 2022
  • Posted By : Oswaal Books


For a decade now it has been discussed and debated amongst the educators and policymakers in our country to conduct an exam which will serve as an authentic entry-level test for all central universities.


This year that exam is finally going to happen. Common University Entrance Test (NTA CUET 2022 Exam) which was earlier called the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) was first conducted in 2010 on a trial basis to get admission into seven central universities for only 1,500 seats in undergraduate, and postgraduate and integrated courses.


After a gap of 10 years, the National Testing Agency conducted the exam again in 2021 but only for Postgraduate Courses.


Today in 2022, as a part of the National Education Policy 2020, CUET has been reintroduced making it to be a mandatory exam for all 44 central universities across the country.


NTA CUET 2022 Exam will be a single-window multi-university test which will nurture an equal ground of opportunities for students across the country seeking admission into the prestigious central universities of our country.


NTA CUET 2022 Exam will primarily widen the scope of quality higher education to rural and other remote areas of our country.


The National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducts the most important entrance exams in our country i.e. JEE Mains, NEET, UGC NET etc. has been entrusted with the great responsibility to conduct this one of its kind exams.


The NTA CUET 2022 Exam’s registration process, the conduct of the test, release of the answer key, and preparation & declaration of the final scorecard will be handled by the NTA.


While participating universities will make the final merit list and will conduct individual counselling. NTA CUET 2022 Exam scores will be accepted by 44 Central Universities and other private universities.


NTA CUET 2022 Exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) Mode with 13 Indian language mediums of instructions.


To make the students from rural and remote areas comfortable with taking Computer-Based Tests (CBTs) the NTA will set up a network of Test Practice Centers (TPCs).


This facility will be completely free. Students can register online (on the NTA website) to book a slot with a convenient TPC near their location to practice on the computer.


The whole experience of using a computer will give them an actual experience of taking CBT so that students can familiarize themselves with logging into the system, reading detailed instructions regarding the NTA CUET 2022 Exam, and using the mouse or numeric keyboard to attempt each question.


NTA CUET 2022 Exam application process has already started on April 6, 2022, and the last date of application is May 6, till 5 pm. Below you can find the important dates at a glance and events,



Important Dates at Glance for NTA CUET 2022 Exam






Important Dates



Start  of Online Registrations



6th April 2022



Last date to register and complete the payment of examination fees



6th May 2022 (up till 11:50 pm)



Correction Window 



Yet to be announced on the NTA website



Releasing date of Admit Card



Will be announced later on the NTA website



Date of NTA CUET 2022 Exam



The First or second week of July, 2022



Release of Provisional Answer Keys & Recorded Responses



Will be announced later on the NTA website



Declaration of Final Result



Will be announced later on the NTA website





The Eligibility Criteria of One for all Exam



1. There is no age limit in the NTA CUET 2022 Exam. However, the candidate must fulfil any age criteria set by the Individual Central University


2. Students who have passed Class 12 by securing a minimum of 50 per cent marks for general students and 45 per cent marks for SC/ST from a Recognized Board/Equivalent Institution or will be appearing in the same will be eligible for the exam.


3. Eligibility Criteria for a specified course in a central university can be unique and different vis-a-vis the policies regarding quota, category, qualification, subject combinations, relaxation, reservations, preferences etc. of the same.


Therefore students are advised to visit the University website before applying.



Scheme of Examination for One for all Exam



Mode of Examination


NTA CUET 2022 Exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) Mode.



Medium of the Examination


There will be 13 languages of India offered in the NTA CUET 2022 Exam i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi, Odiya, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu.


From which a student can choose any language as the medium of the exam.



Pattern of the Examination


The question in NTA CUET 2022 Exam will be Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).



Design of the Examination


The NTA CUET 2022 Exam will have three Sections:






Subjects/ Tests



No. Questions to be Attempted



Question Type






Section 1A -





Option of 13 different languages. Any of which may be chosen.



40 out of 50 in

each language



MCQs Based on Reading Comprehension, Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary



For each

language 45 Minutes




Section 1B -




Option of 20 Languages other than those offered in Section I A may be chosen.



Section 2 -

Domain-Specific Subjects




Choice of a maximum of Six subjects from 27 Domain Specific Subjects offered as desired by the applicable University.



40 out of 50 in

each subject



MCQ Based




For each



Subject 45 Minutes



Section 3 -





A common test for all courses.



60 out of 75



MCQ Based Questions on General Knowledge, Quantitative

Reasoning, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability,  Logical and Analytical Reasoning



60 Minutes




1. From the above options, a student can choose any Language/Domain specific Subjects/ General tests or their combination as required and desired by the applicable University.


2. A maximum of 9 Tests can be taken by a student in the following manner:


2 languages from Section 1A and Section 1B taken together + Maximum of 6 Domain-Specific Subjects from Section 2 + General Test from Section 3.




Maximum of 3 languages from Section 1A and Section 1B taken together + 5 Domain-Specific Subjects from Section 2 + General Test from Section 3.


1. The total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same in the section of any chosen subject.


2. The requirements of the intended University should be carefully noted before choosing Languages, domain-specific Subjects and General tests for the NTA CUET 2022 Exam.


The main benefit of the NTA CUET 2022 Exam - One Exam for all national and state board students will be to decrease the dependence on Class 12 board exam scores for getting admission into an undergraduate programme.


Earlier if for some reason a student’s board result was spoiled he/she didn’t have the second choice to still get into the college of their dreams. Many students had to adjust to what they got.


But now each student no matter which area he/she belongs to will have a second shot at their dreams with the NTA CUET 2022 Exam.



Good luck to one and all!




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