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[1] is an all-India test being organized by National Testing Agency for admission to various Undergraduate, Integrated, PostgraduateDiploma, Certification courses and Research Programmes in 45 Central Universities of India. It is also accepted by number of other State Universities and Deemed universities in India.

CUCET was first conducted to admission for seven central universities for 1,500 seats in 41 undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses from 2010. The application form was filled up through CUCET-2010 which held on 19 and 20 June 2010 in about 30 examination centres spread across the country. From its inception in 2010 till 2020, the CUCET was conducted by the Central University of Rajasthan for 12 Central Universities. The National Testing Agency took over the conduct of these exams in 2021. In 2022, as a part of National Education Policy 2020, CUET is introduced as revamped version of CUCET making it compulsory for all 43 central universities to adopt it.

Exam pattern and structure

All Question Papers are MCQ based organized into different parts.

For UG programmes

As per the latest CUET updates 2022, the CUET entrance test 2022 will now be having four sections:

  • Section IA – 13 Languages
  • Section IB – 19 Languages
  • Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects
  • Section III – General Test

The CUET 2022 consist of language test, domain-specific papers, and the general test.andidates can opt for combination of at most 2 languages and 6 domain-specific subject or 3 languages and 5 domain-specific tests. CUET entrance test 2022 will now be conducted in two slots. The duration of first slot is 45 to 195 minutes and the duration of the second slot is 45 to 225 minutes.

Marking scheme includes 5 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response.

Subjects, Pattern of CUET - UG
  Section 1A -

13 languages

Section 1B -

19 Languages

Section 2 -

27 Domain-specific Subjects

Section 3 -

General Test

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Bhojpuri
  • Bengali
  • Assamese
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Persian
  • Italian
  • Arabic
  • Rajastani
  • Nepali
  • Sindhi
  • Kashmiri
  • Konkani
  • Bodo
  • Bhojpuri
  • Dogri
  • Maithili
  • Manipuri
  • Santhali
  • Tibetan
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Accountancy
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education & Sculpture
  • Biology, Biotechnology & Biochemistry
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Informatics Practices
  • Economics & Business Economics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography & Geology
  • History
  • Home Science
  • Knowledge Tradition - Practices in India
  • Legal Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics, Applied Maths
  • Mass Media, Journalism & Communication
  • Physical Education, NCC & Yoga
  • Physics
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Philosophy
  • Performing Arts
  • Fine Arts
Compulsory paper
  • Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative - Tested on understanding of a passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc
  • Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary - Tested on Questions on synonyms & antonyms
  • Grammar from all topics - Tested on correcting grammatically incorrect sentences, filling blanks in sentences with appropriate words, Rearranging the parts, etc.
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary, Writings
Based on Class 11 & 12 or Intermediate syllabus of specific subject.
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Aptitude
  • Quantitative Reasoning (application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic, algebra geometry, mensuration, statistics & Probability)
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning
Pattern & Duration 40 MCQs to be answered out of 50 in 45 Minutes (per subject)[10] 40 MCQs to be answered out of 50 in 45 Minutes (per subject) 60 MCQs to be answered out of 75 in 60 minutes

For PG Programmes

CUET PG will have more 72 test papers for various courses. The complete mapping of test paper code versus course and university is provided by NTA in the information brochure.

For RP programmes

  • Part A: Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, analytical skills and Research Methodology-consisting of 50 MCQs
  • Part B: Domain Knowledge-consisting of 50 MCQs

Negative marking

For UG & PG Programmes, negative marking scheme is followed with a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. However, the negative marking is not followed for research programmes.

Application fees

Only online applications are accepted for CUCET-2022 and application fees for various categories are listed below.[12]

Category UG & PG Research Programmes
General/OBC/EWS Applicants ₹800 (US$10) ₹1,000 (US$13)
SC/ST Applicants ₹350 (US$4.40) ₹450 (US$5.60)
PWD Applicants Nil Nil

Participating universities


Admission in the following universities is done through CUET-UG in 2022 (only undergraduate and integrated masters degrees)-

Central Universities Deemed Universities State Universities Private Universities


Admission in the following universities is done through CUET-PG in 2022 (only masters degrees and post graduate diplomas)-

Central Universities Deemed Universities State Universities Private Universities

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