CUET Exam Pattern Explained-Check Revised CUET-UG Pattern and Domain Subject list Here

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CUET exam pattern has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam pattern is released on the official website i.e. The Exam pattern has all the details like the marking scheme, the structure of the exam, the list of subjects, and the time duration. Hence, the aspirants preparing for the CUET exam must know the CUET exam pattern 2022. The examination of CUET will be conducted in the online mode which is a Computer Based Test. The questions will be objective type and they will be asked in 13 languages i.e. Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, English, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. In this article, we have done detailed research on the CUET exam pattern 2022 and mentioned all the details like complete exam pattern, CUET 2022 Domain Subject lists, CUET General Test Syllabus 2022, CUET General test Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, etc.

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NTA (National Testing Agency) has changed the CUET UG Exam pattern that the students should follow for the CUET 2022 Exam. The students preparing for the CUET 2022 exam for admission to several UG programs must check the updated CUET 2022 Exam pattern and should prepare accordingly. The exam pattern has all the details related to the type of questions, mode of exam, total marks, marking scheme, and exam duration. Our Best books for CUCET Preparation and the CUCET Mock test will help you in your CUCET preparation. The CUET exam pattern has been divided into 4 sections which have two sections for language, one for do marking scheme, exam duration, and main subject, and the other for the general test. In this article, we will be discussing the complete details related to the CUET Exam Pattern 2022. Get unlimited access to free ebooks/mock tests only at Safalta App- Download Now

CUET 2022 Latest Update:

1.  9,50,804 Candidates have registered.
2. CUET Exam will start from 15th July 2022
3. The CUET application correction window is open till 24 of June.

CUET Correction Window 

Since it is the only exam for entry into Central University System (UG Courses), the Registration is once again being opened for one last time on the demand of the Candidates. All the candidates who are interested to apply for the said Examination are advised to visit the website ( and complete the application process. The schedule for Registration and Corrections is as follows

Start Date Registration and Correction 23.06.2022 (09:00 am onwards)
End Date Registration and Correction 24.06.2022 (upto 11:50 pm)
Corrections in the Online Application Form As per Annexure-I(enclosed)

CUET Exam Pattern 2022 (Revised)

The CUET exam will be conducted in 13 languages (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu) by NTA (National Testing Agency). Below is the revised exam pattern for CUET 2022:
  • The CUET 2022 exam will be conducted in online mode as Computer Based test-CBT.
  • CUET (UG) – 2022 consist of 4 sections i.e.
1. Section IA –  It has 13 Languages i.e. Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Gujarati)
2. Section IB- It has 19 Languages i.e. Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi).
3. Section II- It has 27 Domain-Specific Subjects
4. Section III- It consists of a General test. It is an optional test for vocational/cross-stream/open eligibility test.
  • The CUET 2022 exam will have all multiple-choice questions.
  • Section IA & IB- The candidate has to choose a maximum of 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together (Domain-specific subjects must be replaced by one of the languages chosen.)
  • Section Two provides 27 subjects and the candidate has to choose a maximum of 6 subjects from Section II and General Test under Section III. The candidate must refer to the requirements of his or her intended university.
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No. of Questions to be Attempted
Question type
Section I A Languages There are a total of 13 languages The candidate has to attempt 40 questions out of 50 questions in each language. Reading Comprehension (based on different sorts of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative), [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary] will be used to assess language. For each language, there is 45 minutes
Section I B Languages There are a total of 20 languages
Section II-Domain There is a total of 27 Domains specific subjects which are being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of six (06) Domains desired by the applicable University The candidate has to attempt 40 questions out of 50.  
  • Input text will be used for MCQ-based questions
  • Multiple-choice Questions based on NCERT Class 12th syllabus only
For each Domain-Specific Subject, there is 45 minutes.
Section III- General Test For any undergraduate program/programs provided by universities that require the use of a General Test for entrance. The candidate has to attempt 60 questions out of 75
  • Input text will be used for MCQ based questions
  • General mental Ability, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Quantitative Reasoning (Basic mathematical concepts like algebra/arithmetic/geometry/mensuration/tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning.
60 Minutes


CUET 2022 Domain Subjects Lists

According to the revised CUET Exam Pattern, there is a total of 27 Domain-Specific subjects. The candidate has to choose a maximum of 6 subjects from those 27 subjects. Below is the complete list of 27 Domain-Specific subjects:
  • Legal Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Agriculture
  • Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts,
  • Performing Arts – (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Oddisi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri (ii) Drama- Theatre (iii) Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion)
  • Sanskrit
  • Accountancy/BookKeeping
  • Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
  • Economics/ Business Economics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography/Geology
  • History
  • Home Science
  • Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India

CUET General Test Syllabus 2022:

It is very important for the candidates preparing for the CUET 2022 to know the General Test syllabus and exam pattern. Below is the complete CUET General Test syllabus 2022:
Current Affairs International and National Current Affairs
General Knowledge
  • Cooks and Authors
  • Important days
  • Awards and Honors
  • India History
  • General polity
  • Indian National Movement
  • Science & technology
  • General Polity
  • Sports
  • Science-Inventions & Discoveries
  • Countries & Capital
General Mental Ability Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Letter and Symbol
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal series
  • Analogies
  • Judgment and reasoning
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Statement and Argument
  • Blood relations
  • Direction Test
  • Mirror and Water images
  • Classification
Numerical Ability (Till Grade 8)
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Profit and Loss
  • Boats and streams
  • HCF and LCM
  • Problems and Trains
  • Percentages
  • Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Statistics
  • Application of Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Number System
  • Algebra
Quantitative Reasoning
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Problems on Solving
  • Problems on age
  • Number Series

CUET Exam pattern 2022 for General Test:

Below is the complete exam pattern for the CUET General test 2022:
S. No.
Total Number of Questions
Number of Questions to be Attempted
Time Duration
1. Current Affairs  
2. General Knowledge
3. General Mental Ability
4. Quantitative Reasoning
5. Numerical Ability
6. Logical and Analytical reasoning

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CUET 2022 Marking Scheme:

Below we have discussed the CUET 2022 Marking Schemes for Different Courses as released by NTA:

1. B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science):
  • For B.Sc. courses the marking will be done on the basis of Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology.
  • The candidate has to get a minimum of 30% marks in any one of the subjects.
2. B.A  (Bachelor of Arts):
  • For admission in B.A (Bachelor of Arts) candidate needs to be present in any one language of section 1 and any three languages of section 2.
  • For admission in B.A Economics Maths test is mandatory.
  • A merit list will be made on the basis of selected language, Maths, and marks obtained in any two subjects

Important Points about CUCET Exam Pattern:

1. Your choice of Languages/Subjects/General tests will depend on the requirements of the desired Universities for the desired course.
2. Candidate should select the Tests/Subjects in Slot 1 and Slot 2 as follows:
A. Slot 1: Up to 4 Subjects/Tests
Section IA and IB: 1 Language
Section II: 2 Domain-Specific Subjects
Section III: General test
B. Slot 2: Up to 5 Subjects/Tests
Section IA and IB: 1 Language
Section II: Maximum 4 Domain-Specific Subjects
Section IA and IB: 2 Languages
Section II: Maximum 3 Domain-Specific Subjects.
3. The number of domain subjects selected by the candidate depends on the requirements of the desired University for the desired course.
4. The test other than the “Language” test offers 13 languages i.e. Bengali, Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, Urdu, and Telugu.
5. Language test will be for assessing the skill/proficiency of the candidate in language which is selected by him/her.
6. Each question will be 5 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark on each wrong answer.
7. CUET (UG) 2022 offers a bouquet of Subjects/Languages/General test which covers most of the languages/subjects offered by most of the Universities.

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What is asked in CUET exam?

Fundamental Accounting, English Language, Verbal Skills, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Critical and Logical Reasoning, and Data Analysis and Interpretation are the six sections of the CUET question paper.

How many questions are there in CUET?

There will be 60 questions out of 75 to answer, including MCQ, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, and so on.

Is CUET an online exam?

The three-and-a-half-hour computer-based entrance examination will be held in two shifts.

Is there any negative marking in CUET?

The CUET does not rank students; it simply provides them with scores. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers in the computer-based test, which will include multiple-choice questions (MCQ format).

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