CUET Exam Pattern – 2022

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NTA has introduced some changes in the CUET 2022 exam pattern. Candidates are instructed to read carefully all the details mentioned here to have a complete understanding of the CUET exam pattern. It will help all the candidates in better preparation for the upcoming CUET exam and they can score more. NTA has divided the CUET exam syllabus into 4 different parts.  Which consists of 2 language exams, 1 general aptitude exam, and 1 domain or stream-related exam. Here candidates will find the latest CUET exam pattern update. 

CUET Exam Pattern –  Highlights 

Conducted byNTA
No. of Question in exam 175 – slot 1 and 100 – slot 2
Total marks –  slot 1 – 700 and slot 2 – 400
Marking Scheme5 marks for right answer, -1 for the wrong answer 
Exam language13 
Exam ModeComputer-based test  (CBT)
Question typeMCQ
Number of attemptsBased on university eligibility criteria 
Duration for exam45 minutes to 195 minutes for slot 1 and 45 to 225 minutes for slot

Important Point of CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates can choose a  language as the medium of the exam among the 13 languages described by NTA.
  • The Domain Specific test will be in two languages, first, the language opted by the candidate and English.
  • In case of any conflict in the translation of language, the English version will be accepted apart from the “language test”.
  • Mainly candidates choose the 12th class subjects for the CUET 2022 but if a candidate wants to choose another subject, then that. They need to check the university criteria for that. They can go for the other subjects if the university to which they are applying does not have any concern with that.
  • CUET Exam will be organized in two slots on multiple days depending on the number of applicants and language or test chosen by them.
  • An applicant can  take up to a maximum of 9 tests in the following manner :
    3 Language Tests + 5 Domain-Specific test + 1 General Test
    2 Language Tests + 6 Domain-Specific tests + 1 General Test
  • All the PwD eligible candidates will be given the extra time for the CUET exam of 15 to 20 minutes based on the duration of the exam.

CUET Exam Pattern 2022 – Section Wise

SectionsNo.of Subject/ TestTotal QuestionsQuestion to be attempted Total marksDurations
Section 1A13 Language504020045 minutes for every language
Section 1B19 Language
Section 227 domain-specific subjects504020045 minutes for every subject
Section 3 General test756030060  minutes

Important points of CUET 2022 Exam Pattern –  Language Section

  • 13  different languages are there in section 1A and 19 in section 1B. Candidates can choose any language for the CUET exam.
  • A CUET exam applicant only selects up to 3 languages from both sections – Section 1a and section 1b for the language test.  But the third language must be included in the domain-specific section.
  • If the 3rd language is not included in the 27 domain-specific lists then the candidate can only take 2 language tests from both sections.
  • Section 1a and section 1b together have 50 questions out of the 40 need to be attempted by candidates 

Points of CUET Exam Pattern 2022 – Domain-Specific section

  • 27 domain-specific or stream-related subjects are there in this sections
  • Questions will be asked from the 12th class syllabus of NCERT.
  • Candidates can take up to a maximum of 6 tests from this section. But if they choose a language test from this section then they are allowed to take only 5 tests from this section. 
  • In total 50 questions will be asked in the exam out of the 40 need to be attempted by candidates.