Common Universities Entrance Test CUET (UG) – 2022

CUET (UG) 2022 Exams Pattern

Mode of Examination:

CUET (UG) - 2022 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode

Medium of Examination:

The Tests (other than “Language” Test) are offered in 13 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

A candidate is required to opt for one of the specified languages as the medium of the paper, as per desired University’s eligibility criteria, while applying.

The question paper in respect of the Domain Specific Subjects and the General Test, will be bi-lingual, i.e., it will be in the medium (one of the 13 languages) opted by the candidate and in English.

In case of any discrepancy in translation, English version shall prevail except “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 medium opted by him/her only. The Question Paper of the “Language” Test will not be bi-lingual.

Questions in the “Language” Test, are not translation of the questions in English. They are unique/ specific to the language opted and have to be answered accordingly.

Pattern of Question Paper:

Objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Tests Design:

There are three Sections in the design of the test:

  • ➢Section IA - 13 Languages (As a medium and “Language”)
  • ➢ Section IB - 20 Languages
  • ➢ Section II - 27 Domain Specific Subjects
  • ➢ Section III - General Test

A candidate has the option to choose any Language/Domain specific Subjects/ General Test or a combination there of as may be required for admission to specified course/s of the desired University/ies while applying. It is not mandatory to choose any one or more of the Tests/Subjects stated above. The choice of Tests/Subjests would depend on the course/s opted by the candidate and the University/ies where admission is sought.

Examination Slots are scheduled with a combination of Sections stated above.

List of Languages, Domain Specific Subjects and General Test covered is given in Appendix II.

Note:

  1. A Candidate can take maximum of 09 Tests in following manner :

    Maximum of 02 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, maximum of 06 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III.

    OR

    Maximum of 03 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, maximum of 05 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III.

  2. Considering that candidates from different States/Boards would be applying for CUET (UG)- 2022, NTA has decided to provide choice in all Sections of question papers, however, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same.
  3. For choosing Languages, domain specific Subjects and General Test the Candidate MUST refer to requirements of his/her intended University as choices should match the requirements of the University.

Examination Scheme:

Examination will be conducted on multiple days in two slots per day as given below:

Slot Slot 1 Slot 2
Timing of Examination 09.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (IST) 03.00 p.m. to 06.45 p.m. (IST)
Duration of Examination* 45 or 60 Minutes to 195 Minutes* 45 Minutes to 225 Minutes*
* Assuming the candidate takes all the offered Sections in the given slot.
Note: Compensatory time for PwBD Candidates of 15 minutes for 45 minutes examination and 20 minutes for one-hour examination

Note :

  1. Examination will be conducted in two or more slots on different days depending on the subjects/ test taken by the candidates.
  2. In Slot 1 which will be held in morning shift a candidate may take upto 4 tests only (One Language from Section IA, maximum of two domain specific Subjects from Section II and One General Test from Section III)
  3. In Slot 2 which will be held in the afternoon shift a candidate can take upto 5 tests as follows:
    • One Language from Section IA & IB and maximum of four domain specific Subjects from Section II.
    • OR
    • Two Languages from Section IA & IB and maximum of three domain specific Subjects from Section II.
  4. Combining Slot 1 and Slot 2 together, a candidate may take maximum 09 Tests. Detailed Examination Schedule is given in Chapter 7.

CUET (UG) MARKING SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

For Multiple Choice Questions: To answer a question, the candidates need to choose one option corresponding to the correct answer or the most appropriate answer. However, if any anomaly or discrepancy is found after the process of challenges of the key verification, it shall be addressed in the following manner:

  1. Correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Five marks (+5)
  2. Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1).
  3. Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).
  4. If more than one option is found to be correct then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.
  5. If all options are found to be correct then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.