The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will be used for admission to all UG programmes in all Central Universities for the academic year 2022-23, according to the Ministry of Education. The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) would provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates from all across the country, particularly those from rural and other remote areas, and would aid in the creation of stronger links with universities. By taking a single examination, candidates will be able to cover a large geographical area and participate in the admissions process to several Central Universities.
Mode of Examination:
CUET (UG) – 2022 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
The tests are accessible in 13 languages, including Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, in addition to the “Language” Test. When applying, a candidate must select one of the stated languages as the medium of the paper based on the eligibility criteria of the chosen University. The question paper for the Domain Specific Subjects and the General Test will be bi-lingual, that is, it will be in the medium (one of the 13 languages) chosen by the candidate as well as in English.
In case of any discrepancy in translation, the English version shall prevail except “Language” Tests (Section 1A & 1B).
The “Language” selected as a test component is not the same as the “Medium.” The “Language” test is intended to assess the candidate’s proficiency and skills in the Language of their choice, and the question paper will be provided to the candidate solely in the medium of their choice. The question paper for the “Language” Test will not be bilingual.
The “Language” Test questions are not translations of the English questions. They are specific to the language chosen and must be answered appropriately.
The pattern of the question will be objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
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There are three Sections in the design of the test:
Section IA – 13 Languages (As a medium and “Language”)
Section IB – 20 Languages
Section II – 27 Domain Specific Subjects
Section III – General Test
When applying, the student has the option of selecting any language specific subject test or a combination thereof as may be required for admission to the specified courses of the desired University. It is not required to select one or more of the above-mentioned subjects. The selection of subjects would be determined by the candidate’s chosen course and the university to which admission is sought.
A Candidate can take maximum of 09 Tests in following manner :
- Maximum of two languages from Sections IA and IB combined, a maximum of six Domain Subjects from Section II, and a maximum of one General Test from Section III. Or they can take a maximum of 03 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together, a maximum of 05 Domain Subjects from Section II and General Test from Section III.
- Given that candidates from various States or Boards will be applying for CUET (UG)-2022, NTA has decided to provide a choice in all Sections of question papers, but the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same.
- For choosing Languages, domain specific Subjects and General Test the Candidate MUST refer to requirements of his/her intended University as choices should match the requirements of the University
Examination will be conducted on multiple days in two slots per day.
The first slot will be from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm(IST). For the first slot students can take upto 4 tests only. They can take one Language from Section IA, maximum of two domain specific subjects from Section II and One General Test from Section III.
The second slot will be from 3.00pm to 6.45pm (IST). A student may take up to 5 tests in Slot 2. One Language from Section IA & IB and maximum of four domain specific subjects from Section II, or they have another option. They can take two languages from Section IA & IB and a maximum of three domain specific subjects from Section II. Combining Slot 1 and Slot 2 together, a student appearing for CUET can take a maximum of 09 Tests.
As a result, you can select your tests based on the degree and university to which you desire to apply.
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