Central Universities Common Entrance Test

What is CUCET?
One common exam for over one Lakh UG Admissions (CUCET) is an all-India examination to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various central & state universities of India including Delhi University,Jawahar Lal University, Allahabad University, BHU, etc.

A unified admission exam will not only eliminate the necessity for several entrance tests but will also minimize reliance on Class XII board exam results. CUCET will feature two papers, according to the suggested structure:

Paper A: Aptitude-Based Test
Paper B: Subject-Focused Test

CUCET Participating Universities

CUCET will be the mandatory admission test for universities established under an Act of Parliament and are under the control and purview of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. As of now, there are 54 central universities in India. The 54 Central Universities including Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jawahar Lal University, BHU together offer close to 1.68 Lac seats under various disciplines at the undergraduate level.


CUCET 2022 Overview

CUCET 2022 will most likely be a General Ability Test, with an emphasis on English Language, Numerical Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning, General Awareness, and Current Affairs.

It will be an online Computer-Based Test (CBT) with a 12th grade level of assessment, comprising general themes.

Note: CUCET 2022 may or may not have a section on subject knowledge. The official notification on this, as well as the weightage of 12th Board marks, is still awaited.

CUCET 2022 Syllabus

The CUCET 2022 exam pattern gives an effective overview of how to prepare for the exam. It would most probably comprise of two papers.


Subject Total Questions
Part A: English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skill 25
Part B : Domain Knowledge 75
Total 100
  • English Language: The questions in this section will test one’s proficiency in the language, based on comprehension passages, grammar fundamentals, and vocabulary. In the comprehension section, candidates will be evaluated on their understanding of a passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The Grammar section entails correcting grammatically incorrect sentences, fill in the blanks, synonyms & antonyms-based vocabulary, etc.
  • Numerical Ability: This section will test the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics. Areas like arithmetic, number system, basics of algebra, and modern maths will be the key.
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning: This section tests the candidate’s ability to identify patterns & logical links, and rectify illogical arguments. It can include a variety of LR questions, such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc., along with Analytical Reasoning questions on series, directions, clocks & calendars, arrangements, and puzzles to name a few.
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs: This section will include questions on static GK, along with questions on national & international current affairs.

CUCET Exam Dates 2022

The official notification will be released soon. It is expected that the NTA will start the online registration process from March 2022.

Event Dates (Tentative)
The application form link will be active from March/April 2022
Last date to submit applications May 2022
Form correction window will be activated from May 2022
Release of admit card June 2022
CUCET 2022 Exam June 2022
Provisional CUCET answer key June 2022
Objections against Answer key June 2022
Final answer key July 2022
The result will be declared on July 2022
CUCET 2022 merit list July 2022
Counseling of CUCET 2022 August 2022


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