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What is CUET – Everything you need to know in 2022

by CS Aditi Pant

The CUET (Common University Entrance Test), earlier known as Central Universities Common Entrance Exam is an all-India test being organized by National Testing Agency for admission to various Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, Certification courses and Research Programmes in 45 Central Universities of India. Keep reading to know more about CUET in 2022.
What is CUET - All you need to know in 2022

What is CUET Entrance exam?

CUET or The Common University Entrance Test, earlier known as Central Universities Common Entrance Exam is an all-India test being organized by National Testing Agency for admission to various Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, Certification courses and Research Programmes in 45 Central Universities of India. Lets discuss everything you should know about CUET in 2022.

Till last year, the full name of the exam was Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET, which has been changed by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The exam is conducted once a year in over 500 cities in India and abroad. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode for two hours. Originally CUCET was conducted by UGC in paper-pencil based mode. Last year onwards, NTA is conducting the test in a computer-based mode. 

CUET is conducted by National Testing Agency - LectureKart

Whats new in CUET?

The following points indicate the changes introduced in CUET Entrance Exam 2022:

  • The exam name has been changed from Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) to Central University Entrance Test (CUET)
  • CUET 2022 will be conducted in 13 languages
  • The question paper of CUET 2022 will include a compulsory language test, two domain-specific tests, and a general test.
  • CUET 2022 scores will be accepted by 53 Central Universities and Private Universities instead of 12 Central Universities, which were the participating institutes last year. 
  • The application fee has been changed. Till last year, there was no application fee for PwD category candidates, but this year, they have to pay the application fee meant for reserved category candidates.
  • The exam will also be conducted in 13 international cities.


The general test is applicable for all the courses that are not covered under domain tests or in most of the cases where it compliments the domain tests. That is why the General Test would become a common test in most cases. We know that there will be 75 questions in the CUET General Test and students have to attempt any 60 of them. But the variety of the questions demands special preparation and intensive practice. The syllabus of the CUET General Test covers the following topics that students need to prepare for.

CUET General Knowledge

It’s a very common topic in almost all competitive exams. It usually has questions about Indian History, Civics, Geography, General Science, Popular events, people and places. Theoretically, it is not possible to touch all the topics in General Knowledge. So, the best way to prepare is to practice as many questions as possible.

CUET Current Affairs

Again current affair questions are very common. CUET may ask 10-12 questions from this section. These questions will be from the latest news and events in India and around the world. Students should read newspapers on a daily basis and keep in touch with GK Today type magazines. They should be well aware of the things happening around them.

CUET General Mental Ability

The mental ability questions are asked in many school level olympiad exams and most of the students are well aware of such questions. But the only problem is that many of them have never practiced them or have very little knowledge about the tricks to solve them quickly.

CUET Numerical Ability

CUET numerical ability is to test your speed and accuracy on basic mathematical operations. It includes very basic mathematical questions that are asked in competitive exams like SSC, Bank PO, Railways etc. A little practice on such questions can help you score high in the CUET exam as well.

CUET Quantitative Reasoning

It comprises a simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration /statistics that are taught till Grade 8. So, no special preparation is required to attempt these questions. The only suggestion that we will give you is to work on the speed. You will get around 1 minute to solve a question. So, speed matters a lot. The only way to improve your speed is to practice more questions.

CUET Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Logical and analytical reasoning is a bit different from general mental ability questions. It has questions that compel you to think and analyse logically. The logical reasoning part will have 10-12 questions in the CUET question paper. So, you cannot ignore such questions.

CUET Legal Studies

The CUET Legal Studies syllabus consists of eight units. Throughout the paper, each one of these eight sections has a number of sub-sections that are approximately equal in importance. Each unit is in some way linked to the others. In order for a student to properly appreciate and apply these topics, they must be carefully studied.

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