CUET 2022 – NTA Revises Marking Scheme, Read Changes Here

New Delhi, 23nd April 2022 – The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the revised marking scheme for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022. As per the new announcement, the agency has revised the marking scheme and also made other significant changes in its information bulletin. The updated bulletin – containing the new marking scheme and other revisions – is now available on the official website for CUET –

Note: The application window for CUET 2022 was opened on 6th April and the last date to apply for the exam is 6th May 2022, by 5:00 PM. Interested candidates can visit the link given above to apply.

CUET 2022 Application Window From 6 April to 6 May 2022 (by 5 pm).
Examination Process The exam is to be held in the 1st and 2nd week of July 2022 in two slots. Slot 1: 195 minutes (3:15 hours) and Slot 2: 225 minutes (3:45 hours).
CUET 2022 Exam Date Exact dates to be released soon.

CUET 2022 – Revised Marking Scheme & Other Changes

  1. In the initial information bulletin, it was mentioned that if a question is removed from the exam, candidates who have already taken the exam will be given 5 extra points to compensate. According to the latest modifications, if a question is deemed to be incorrect (or if a question is dropped from the test), only candidates who attempted the dropped question will be awarded 5 marks. 
  2. NTA has also removed the following clause – “Evaluation of multiple-choice questions of all the tests/subjects will be carried out using final answer keys and raw (actual) marks acquired by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the result of CUET (UG)-2022.” NTA has since eliminated this clause. 
  3. Boards marks will not play a significant role in CUET and will not be a criterion for admission; nonetheless, universities are allowed to choose the eligibility requirements for admission. For example, a university may maintain a minimum of 60% in 12th grade as an admission criterion. 
  4. The exam is divided into two sections, the first focused on language, the second on the specific topic domain for which the students are seeking admission, and the third on general aptitude. 
  5. The ‘Language’ section is further subdivided into two sections: 1A (which contains 13 language papers) and 1B (which has 19 language papers). If a student wishes to graduate in a specific language, he or she must select ‘Language Paper Form 1B’. A student may select a maximum of three languages from sections 1A and 1B combined.
  6. The domain-specific part has 27 subjects, from which a student can select no more than six. If a subject is not included in the domain-specific list, a student may select a subject that is closely linked to the domain list. For example, if a student wishes to pursue a career in biotechnology, they may select biology as a topic. NCERT will provide the domain-specific questions.
  7. Questions on the General test will cover topics such as general knowledge, current events, general mental aptitude, quantitative reasoning, and logical & analytical thinking.

CUET 2022 - Revised Marking Scheme

CUET 2022 – Key Takeaways 

  • Make yourself familiar with the examination pattern.
  • Make a list of colleges, and their required subjects.
  • Finish the application form on the CUET website.
  • Open E-pathshala or NCERT website and download the free PDFs for classes XI and XII of the required subjects.
  • Check the topics in each subject and classify them based on your strengths and weaknesses
  • If you have major topics in the weaker section, tackle them first. Study from NCERT books.

CUET 2022 – No Coaching Classes Need

The UGC Chairman has clearly stated that students do not need to undergo any further preparation for CUET 2022. The basis for his statement is that the CUET questions and curriculum would be completely limited to the NCERT books and syllabus.

CUET Exam Will Be Conducted Twice A Year From 2023

As per the education minister, the CUET exam will be conducted twice a year from 2023 onwards. Students can appear for the exam after finishing Class 12. Furthermore, question patterns will change year after year, even though the test’s material will be chosen from the Class 12 curriculum. The details regarding the exam will be shared later by NTA on the official website. Candidates will get another chance to improve their scores if they are dissatisfied with their results from the first exam.

Note: Students can appear for CUET after a gap of 45 days between their Class 12 board exam and the Common University Entrance Test.

CUET 2022 – Documents Needed to Apply Online

  1. Class 10 and Class 12 Marksheets
  2. Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  3. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Scanned images of the latest passport size photograph and signature(s)
  5. A valid government ID proof like PAN card, Aadhaar Card, etc.

CUET 2022 – FAQ’s

What is CUET?

CUET is a national level exam for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate, and other research programmes at various central and state-funded universities. Candidates who have completed their 12th grade and wish to enroll in one of India's center or state colleges are required to appear for the CUET exam.

How can I prepare for the CUET exam?

One can follow a few steps to prepare for the exam. First, examine the complete pattern and curriculum. Second, try a few questions to learn about your weak and strong points. Third, take a strategy while keeping the weak and strong points in mind. At last, revise as much as possible.

What are some books that I can consult to prepare for the exam?

Candidates should keep in mind that they must adhere to all of the books that they used for their 12th grade exam and undergraduate exam. The questions on the CUET test are drawn from the topics covered on the senior secondary level. A few books that can be consulted are: R.S. Agarwal's Quantitative Aptitude, Norman Lewis' Word Power Made Easy, R.S. Agarwal's Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, and Manorama Yearbook's General Awareness.

Which universities come under CUET?

More than 45 colleges have agreed to adopt the CUET test beginning with the 2022 academic year. Some of the famous institutions are Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Indira Gandhi National Open University in the national capital, and Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University in Uttar Pradesh, among others.

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