CUET Tie-Breaker Rules 2022: What happens if two students score the same marks and who will get Priority?

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:24 PM IST


CUET UG 2022: What happens if two students score the same marks, Class 12th marks to act as tie breaker, Check details here

The National Testing Agency will release CUET UG results anytime soon. All those who appear for the exam should know the complete procedure of admission on the basis of CUET score. As per the recent updates, a merit list will be released along with the individual scores of candidates and counselling process will also start in colleges and universities. There is confusion amongst candidates as to what will happen if two students get the same score. What exactly is the CUET tie breaker policy. Here we have explained the complete CUET tie breaker rules for admissions in Delhi University. Read this article to know what happens in case two students score the same marks in CUET. CUET Signature Batch 2023: Join Now!

Table of Contents

  1. CUET Tie-Breaker Policy for DU
  2. CUET 2022 Important Dates
  3. CUET Exam Pattern

CUET Tie-Breaker Policy for DU

This year Delhi University will be giving admission to students on the basis of their scores in CUET. CUET cut offs will be released by different colleges.

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A query has been coming up from the students regarding the tie breaker policy. 

On Thursday, the Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh in an interview with news agency PTI clarified that in case two students seeking admission in the same course and same college have the same CUET socres then breaker will be the marks received by the students in Class 12 Board Examination. 

"In case of a tie between two students, the scores of the best of three subjects will be compared. If the best three are also the same, then the best four will be compared and then the best five. If by chance marks for the best five subjects are also the same, in that case, age will act as a tie breaker. The older applicant will get the seat” said Mr. Singh.

Thus, the tie breaker policy for DU admission through CUET will be as per the Class 12 board examination marks of the students.

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CUET 2022 Important Dates

The important dates related to CUET 2022 are as follows:
Event Date
Start Date of Online Submission April 6 to May 6, 2022
Last Date of Online Submission 26th June 2022
Correction in Application Form May 25-26 June, 2022.
CUET Exam Date 2022 15.07.2022, 16.07.2022, 19.07.2022, 20.07.2022 and 04.08.2022, 05.08.2022, 06.08.2022, 07.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 10.08.2022
Duration of Exam Slot 1: *195 minutes (3:15 hours)
Slot 2: *225 minutes (3:45 hours)
Timing of exam Slot 1: 09.00 AM to 12.15 PM (IST)
Slot 2: 03.00 PM to 06.45 PM (IST)
Answer key Release Date To be Announced
Result Declaration Date To be Announce

CUET Exam Pattern

The CUET examination will be conducted in 13 languages (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu). Below is the complete CUET exam pattern 2022:
Sections Subjects/Tests Number of Questions To be Attempted Duration
Section IA 13 languages 50 40 45 Minutes (For each Language)
Section IB 19 Languages
Section II 27 Domain-Specific Subjects 50 40 45 minutes (For each subject)
Section III General Test 75 60 60 minutes
  • Section IA- 13 Languages
  • Section IB- 19 Languages
  • Section II- 27 Domain-Specific Subjects
  • Sections III- General Test

Are Class 12th Board marks important for CUET?

Class 12 board marks are not important for CUET as such but if you are seeking admission in DU, then class 12 board marks are important as they will act as tie breakers.

What will happen after CUET is conducted?

After CUET is conducted, scores of candidates and merit lists will be released. Colleges and Universities will start their counseling process to give admission to students.

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