CUET (UG) Exam 2022-2023 - Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Centres

On April 6, 2022, the National Testing Agency (NTA) invited online applications for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-2022). CUET-UG will be conducted for admission to the undergraduate courses in Central Universities, for the academic year 2022-23.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an autonomous body, which was established by the Ministry of Education under the Department of Higher Education. It will conduct the CUET examination, host answer keys, invite challenges, declare results and host scorecards..

For more information on CUET (UG) 2022, visit the official website, i.e. https://cuet.

Overview of CUET (UG) 2022

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) aims to provide a common platform, which will provide equal opportunities to candidates who plan to join UG programmes in Central Universities across the country. CUET will have a wider reach and candidates applying to Central Universities for UG programmes have to appear for just one exam.

Exam Dates of CUET (UG) 2022

Important dates pertaining to the CUET UG-2022 are given in the table below. Information related to the CUET exam will be updated here.



Events Important Exam Date
1 CUET UG 2022 online application window opened on April 6, 2022
2 Last date to submit CUET UG 202 application form May 6, 2022
3 Correction in the particulars of application form Yet to be announced
4 Downloading of CUET UG 2022 Admit Card from the official website of NTA Yet to be announced
5 Date of CUET UG 2022 Examination First and second week of July, 2022
6 Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional

Answer Keys on the Website

Yet to be announced
7 Declaration of Result on the NTA Website Yet to be announced

Duration of the Exam

The exam will be conducted in 2 slots per day as per the schedule released by the NTA. Details of the duration and exam timings are given below.

Description Slot 1 Slot 2
Timing of Examination  09.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (IST) 09.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
Duration of Examination* 45 or 60 Minutes to 195 Minutes* 45 Minutes to 225 Minutes*


  • * Total duration will vary based on candidates’ choice of sections in the given slot.
  • PwBD candidates will be given compensatory time of 15 minutes for 45 minutes examination and 20 minutes for a one-hour examination.
  • Slot 1 (morning shift):  In slot 1, a candidate can take up to 4 tests only (One Language from Section IA, a maximum of two domain-specific Subjects from Section II and One General Test from Section III)
  • Slot 2 (afternoon shift): In slot 2, a candidate can take up to 5 tests as follows:
    • One Language from Section IA & IB and a maximum of four domain-specific Subjects from Section II, or
    • Two Languages from Section IA & IB and a maximum of three domain-specific Subjects from Section II.

How to apply for CUET (UG) 2022?

Candidates should read the instructions given in the ‘Information Bulletin’ released by NTA before filling in the online application form. Candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for the CUET (UG) 2022:

  1. Visit the website and click on the ‘Register’ button given on the home page.
  2. A new page containing the instructions and procedures will be displayed. Candidates must read these instructions, tick the check box (I have downloaded the Information Bulletin of CUET (UG) – 2022) and then select the ‘Click here to Proceed’ button.
  3. A new page will appear. Candidates should fill in their personal details, present address and other details. After filling in the relevant information, candidates should choose a password and fill in the security pin in the ‘Registration Form’.
  4. After filling in the necessary details, you should preview the information. If you need to make any changes to the registration form, then click on “Edit Registration Details”. After verifying, click on the ‘submit and send OTP to mobile’ button.
  5. After successfully completing the OTP verification process, applicants will receive the application form number on their registered email ID or mobile number. Applicants should note down the application form number for future reference.
  6. Candidates should log in using the application form number and the password.
  7. Click on ‘Continue application form’ and complete filling in the application form. Candidates need to fill in their educational qualification details, select the University name and programme, test paper for slots 1 and 2 of the examination, upload relevant documents including their photograph and signature etc. Select ‘Save’ after filling in the required information in the application form.
  8. After saving the information, preview the entire application form and click on all the checkboxes in the particulars checklist.
    • Select final submission and pay the application fee.
    • Take a printout of the Confirmation Page for future reference.

Application Fee for CUET (UG) 2022

  • Application fee has to be paid online only through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI, or Paytm Services
  • Processing charges and GST have to be paid in addition to the application fee.
  • A Confirmation Page of the online application form will be generated only after the successful payment of the application fee. If candidates are unable to access the confirmation page then they should contact the bank/payment gateway on the helpline number and email given in the ‘Information Bulletin’ released by the NTA.

CUET (UG) 2022 application fee for various reserved and unreserved categories within and outside is given below.

Slot No. of Tests/Subjects CUET (UG) 2022 Application Fee
Exam centres within India Exam centres outside India
General OBC (NCL)/ EWS SC/ST/Third gender/PwBD
Slot 1 Upto 4 Rs 650 Rs 600 Rs 550 Rs 3000
Slot 2 Upto 5 Rs 650 Rs 600 Rs 550 Rs 3000
Note: The application fee does not include the processing fee and GST.

Eligibility Criteria for CUET (UG) 2022

The eligibility criteria for candidates who will appear for the upcoming CUET (UG) 2022 is given below:

  • Candidates who have passed the class 12th or equivalent examination or are appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age can appear in the CUET (UG) – 2022. However, candidates have to fulfil the age criteria if it is specified by a particular University to which the candidate wishes to apply.
  • There is no age limit for candidates who want to apply for CUET (UG) 2022.
  • The existing policies of respective Universities with regard to reservations, qualification, subject combinations, etc. will be applicable to candidates for admission into these Universities through CUET (UG) – 2022. Therefore, candidates should carefully read the eligibility criteria of Universities to which they wish to apply.
  • Candidates have to fulfil the programme-specific criteria laid down by the Universities they wish to apply for.

CUET Reservation Policy

Candidates should go through the reservation policy of Central Universities where they wish to study. They should upload all the required certificates while filling in the online application form in order to be eligible under the prescribed reservation policy.

Scheme of CUET (UG) 2022 Examination

CUET (UG) 2022 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). It will comprise Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The total marks allotted for each section is 200 and every question will carry 5 marks. There is negative marking and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. The CUET exam is divided into three sections, namely:

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

Points to Remember: CUET (UG) 2022

  1. Candidates can choose any Language/Domain specific Subjects/General Test or a combination as per the requirements of the course in the specific University.
    • Section IB has to be attempted only if candidates want to join a degree programme in any one (or more) of the 20 languages.
    • Section II will test candidates in the core subjects that they wish to pursue.
    • Section III is not compulsory. Candidates need to write this test only if it is a requirement for the degree programme they are applying to.
  2. The choice of Tests/Subjects depend on the course/s chosen by the candidate and the University/ies where admission is sought. A Candidate can take a maximum of 9 tests in the following manner
    • Maximum of 2 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, maximum of 6 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III. OR
    • Maximum of 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, maximum of  5 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III.
  3. Candidates should select those Domain Subjects that they have already studied in class 12. In case a particular subject is not there in the CUET Domain Subject list, then candidates can choose a subject that is most similar to what they have studied in class 12.

In order to opt for Languages, domain-specific Subjects and General Test, the Candidate must refer to the requirements of his/her intended University.

Important Note: It is not mandatory to choose any one or more of the tests given in the table above. The choice of tests should depend on the course/s opted by the candidate and the University/ies requirements where admission is sought.

Medium of the Examination

Candidates can choose the medium of the examination while filling in the online application form. The tests are offered in 13 languages (other than the ‘Language’ test) and candidates have to  choose any 1 language from the list given below. Candidates should go through specific University’s eligibility criteria before selecting the medium of examination. Candidates can choose any 1 language as their medium of exam from the following list:

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. English
  4. Gujarati
  5. Hindi
  6. Kannada
  7. Malayalam
  8. Marathi
  9. Odia
  10. Punjabi
  11. Tamil
  12. Telugu
  13. Urdu


  • Section II related to domain specific subjects and Section III related to General test will be bilingual i.e. in English and in one of the 13 languages chosen by the candidate. If there is any discrepancy, the English version will prevail except for “Language” Tests (Section 1A & 1B)
  • Language test is different from the medium of the examination. Language test tries to evaluate the proficiency/skills of the candidate in the Language chosen by him/her. The Question Paper of the “Language” Test will not be bilingual.

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Syllabus of CUET (UG) 2022

The syllabus of various sections/subjects that are part of CUET (UG) 2022 is given in the tables below.

Syllabus of CUET (UG) 2022
Section Syllabus
Section IA & IB Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on

different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude

and Vocabulary].

Section II  Syllabus of all the 27 domain specific subjects can be downloaded from the links given below. You can also refer to for detailed information on Section II.
Section III General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

CUET UG 2022 Section IA: List of 13 Languages

Section IA: Languages (13 Languages)
S.No. Languages
1 Assamese
2 Bengali
3 Malayalam
4 Marathi
5 Odia
6 Punjabi
7 Tamil
8 Telugu
9 Urdu
10 English
11 Gujarati
12 Hindi
13 Kannada

CUET UG 2022 Section IB: List of 20 Languages

Section IB:Languages (20 languages)
S.No. Languages S.No. Languages
1 Arabic 11 Italian
2 Bodo 12 Japanese
3 Chinese 13 Kashmiri
4 Dogri 14 Konkani
5 French 15 Maithili
6 German 16 Manipuri
7 Persian 17 Nepali
8 Russian 18 Santhali
9 Sindhi 19 Spanish
10 Tibetan 20 Sanskrit

Download CUET UG 2022 Syllabus: Subject-Wise

CUET Syllabus 2022 – Section II (Domain Specific Subjects)
Subject Name PDF Subject Name PDF

CUET Accountancy Syllabus – Download PDF Here


CUET History Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Agriculture Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Home Science

CUET Home Science Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Anthropology Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Knowledge Tradition – Practices India

CUET Knowledge & Traditions Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Art Education Sculpture

CUET Art & Education Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Language Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Biology Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Legal Studies

CUET Legal Studies Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Business Studies

CUET Business Studies Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Mass Media/ Mass Communication

CUET Mass Media Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Chemistry Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Mathematics Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Computer Science

CUET Computer Science Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Physical Education

CUET Physical Education Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Economics/Business Economics

CUET Economics Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Physics Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Engineering Graphics

CUET Eng.Graphics Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Political Science

CUET Political Science Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Entrepreneurship Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Psychology Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Environmental Studies

CUET Environmental Studies Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Sociology Syllabus –Download PDF Here


CUET Geography & Geology Syllabus –Download PDF Here

Teaching Aptitude

CUET Teaching Aptitude Syllabus –Download PDF Here

CUET UG 2022 Section III: General Test

Section III: General Test
For Vocational/Open Eligibility/Cross Stream/Any other as


Note: For candidates who wish to take admission in any such undergraduate programme/ programmes being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission, they MUST choose the Section III General Test.

Admit Card for CUET (UG) 2022

Candidates can visit the official website of CUET ( to download the e-admit card. Candidates who have completed the online application form, paid the prescribed application fee and fulfil the eligibility criteria as given in the official notification will be able to download the admit card.

Points to Remember:

  • Candidate’s name, photograph, signature, roll number, exam centre, date, timing and shift of the exam will be given in the e-admit card. Candidates should check the e-admit card after downloading it, and if they find any discrepancy in the e-admit card, they should approach the NTA using the helpline number.
  • Candidates should read the instructions given in the e-admit card carefully and strictly follow them during the examination.

Exam Centres for CUET (UG) 2022

CUET 2022 will be conducted at various exam centres within and outside India. While filling in the online application form candidates have to select any 4 cities of their choice. Candidates will be allotted exam centres in these cities in the order of their preference, however, due to administrative or logistic reasons, a different city can also be allotted. The decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of the City/Centre will be final.  The list of exam centres outside India is given below:

List of Examination Cities (Outside India) for CUET (UG) – 2022
S.No. Country City
1 Bahrain Manama
2 Sri Lanka Colombo
3 Qatar Doha
4 UAE Dubai
5 Indonesia Jakarta
6 Nepal Kathmandu
7 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
8 Kuwait Kuwait City
9 Nigeria Lagos/Abuja
10 Oman Muscat
11 Saudi Arabia Riyadh
12 UAE Sharjah
13 Singapore Singapore

List of Central Universities in India

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 will be conducted for admission to all UG Programmes in all Central Universities in India. Candidates can go through the official websites of the following Central Universities to know the details of the programmes/courses offered by them and eligibility criteria that have to be fulfilled before applying to these Central Universities.

S.No. Name of Central Universities in India
1 Banaras Hindu University
2 Delhi University
3 Aligarh Muslim University
4 Jamia Millia Islamia
5 Jawaharlal Nehru University
6 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
7 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
8 Tezpur University
9 University of Allahabad
10 Visva Bharati University
11 Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya
12 The English and Foreign Languages University
13 North Eastern Hill University
14 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
15 University of Hyderabad
16 Manipur University
17 Pondicherry University
18 Rajiv Gandhi University
19 Tripura University
20 Assam University
21 Nagaland University
22 Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
23 Maulana Azad National Urdu University
24 Mizoram University
25 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
26 Sikkim University
27 Central University of South Bihar
28 National Sanskrit University
29 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University
30 Central Sanskrit University
31 Central University of Gujarat
32 Central University of Haryana
33 Central University of Himachal Pradesh
34 Central University of Kashmir
35 Central University of Jharkhand
36 Central University of Karnataka
37 Central University of Kerala
38 Central University of Odisha
39 Central University of Punjab
40 Central University of Rajasthan
41 Central University of Tamil Nadu
42 Central University of Jammu
43 Mahatma Gandhi Central University
44 Central University of Andhra Pradesh

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