The CUET or the CUCET exam is the Common Universities Entrance Test that allows candidates to take admission in one of the 14 central and 4 state universities in India. The 2022 round of exam application form has been released online on the 6th of April 2022 and the deadline for the application has been extended to the 22nd of May 2022. The date of the exam is yet to be announced.

Candidates need to have a strong preparation to qualify for the CUET exam and must have enough study materials to do the same. Edureify has got all the important notes, study materials, flashcards, and more, that too subject-wise, which will help CUET aspirants to clear their exams confidently. But before getting into the “do’s and don’t’s” of how to prepare for the CUET exam, the following is some important information regarding the same.


CUCET, also known as the CUET, is an eligibility test conducted by the National Test Agency

of India. This common entrance test allows students to take admission in one of

the 14 central universities and 4 state universities across India for UG and PG

courses accordingly.

Basic Information

Following is some basic information regarding the CUET exam like the conducting body, official site, and more-

Point Particulars
Exam Name

  Full Form


  Universities Common Entrance Test


  conducting body


  Test Agency



CUET 2022
Medium of


13 languages



Important Dates

As mentioned earlier, the online application for the CUET exam began on the 6th of April 2022 and has been extended to the 22nd of May 2022. Following is a table that contains some more important dates regarding the exam-

Events Dates 2022
Application Form Release 6th April 2022
Submission of Application Form 22nd May 2022
Last Date to Accept Fee 22nd May 2022
Correction Window 25th May- 31st May 2022
Admit Card availability June June 2022
CUCET 2022 Exam July 2022
Answer Key Release July/ August 2022
Objection in Answer Key July/ August 2022
Declaration of Result August 2022


Application Fee

The application for the CUET exam is held online. Candidates, after registering themselves on the online site, can download the application form and after completing the payment they can download the admit card and sit for the exam.

Following is the application fee amount for the candidates based on the different categories and centers of the exam-

Category Centers in India Centers outside India
General Rs. 650 Rs. 3000
EWS, OBC-NCL Rs. 600 Rs. 3000
SC/ ST/ PwBD/ 3rd Gender Rs. 550 Rs. 3000


Exam Pattern

Following is the information regarding the pattern of the CUET exam-

Points Particulars
Exam Mode The CUET exam is conducted online in a Computer Based Test mode
No. of sections It has 4 sections-

·    Section IA

·    Section IB

·    Section II

·    Section III

Test Pattern The question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Test Language The test will be offered in 13 languages
Duration ·    For Slot I, candidates get 3 hours and 15 minutes

·    For Slot II, candidates get 3 hours and 45 minutes

No. of questions  Total 100 questions
Marking Scheme ·    For every correct answer, 5 marks will be allotted

·    For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted


Test Design

Section Subjects Questions to be attempted Total Questions Questions Type Duration
Section IA 13 different languages (can choose anyone) 40 50 Reading comprehension (based on different languages- Factual literary & Narrative, Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary) 45 minutes for each language
Section IB 20 different languages (can choose any language apart from Section IA) 40 50 Reading comprehension (based on different languages- Factual literary & Narrative, Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary) 45 minutes for each language
Section II- Domain 27 Domains specific subjects (must choose 6 domains as desired applicable universities) 40 50 Input Text for MCQ based questions (it will be on the bases of the 12th NCERT Syllabus) 45 minutes for each domain-specific subjects
Section III- General Tests For any such UG programme/ programmes being offered by universities 60 75 General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, statistics taught till class 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning 60 minutes
Total   180 questions 225 questions   195 minutes



The most common subjects that are part of the CUET syllabus are-

  •   Reasoning
  •   English
  •   General Awareness
  •   Aptitude


Candidates who want to appear for the CUET exam need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria-

  •       There is no age limit for candidates to appear for the CUET exam
  •       Candidates must have passed their intermediate exam with 50% marks in any stream to appear in the exam


Now that the important information is taken care of, the following are some important tips that will enable students to prepare for the upcoming CUET exam even in such a short time with Edureify-

Subjects to focus on

NTA has prepared a guideline that suggests the candidates which subjects to focus on. Here is the list of those subjects-

  •       Languages
  •       Domain-specific syllabus
  •       Mathematical Aptitude
  •       General Awareness
  •       Analytical Skills

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Time Allotment for Each Subject

Topic Preferred Time Limit
Reading the Newspaper 30-45 minutes
Maths 2 hours
Domain-specific Subjects 2 hours
Logical Reasoning 2-2.5 hours
English/ Languages 1-1.5 hours
Current Affairs/ GK 1-1.5 hours

If one cannot practice the routine every day, simply taking out 2-3 hours daily and focusing on one or two topics a day, and covering the entire syllabus on separate days will be enough to help the candidate get a good result.


How to Prepare for the CUET Quantitative Section?

Here are some points candidates can use that will help them in preparing for the Quantitative section of the CUET exam-

  •       Revise your basic elementary maths
  •       Allot 2-3 hours daily for maths
  •       Focus on certain topics like-

o   Averages

o   Profit and Loss

o   Measurement

o   Number System

o   Geometry

o   Simplification

o   Quadratic Equations

o   Time & Word

o   Time

o   Speed

o   Distance


How to prepare for the CUET English Language section?

The English language section of the CUET exam can be easily cracked if candidates can apply a good strategy in their preparation. Here are some points that aspirants can use as their strategy-

  •       Allot 2-2.5 hours to practice English, along with reading newspapers
  •       Try learning 15-20 new words every day. With every new word, also learn their-

o   Meaning

o   Synonyms

o   Antonyms

  •       Improve your grammar
  •       Improve your reading skills
  •       Practice your reading skills with a timer
  •       Practice previous years’ question papers
  •       Learn English with Edureify- flashcards, improving your vocabulary and more


How to prepare for the CUET General Awareness section?

The General Awareness section of the CUET exam can be easily solved if the candidates follow these tips-

  •       Read the daily current affairs from Edureify
  •       Learn about the General Awareness with Edureify
  •       Invest 2 hours daily for this particular section
  •       Read journals and articles online from major sites
  •       Attempt some mock tests with Edureify


How to prepare for the CUET Logical Reasoning section?

Edureify has also provided certain strategies which students can follow for the Logical Reasoning section-

  •       Allot 2 hours a day to practice logical reasoning
  •       Practice from the Mental Ability section on the Edureify site
  •       Practice some flashcards and quizzes with Edureify


Here were the pro tips and important information regarding the upcoming CUET exam. With Edureify by your side, CUET exam preparation will be easier and students will surely get their desired results.

We wish all the students appearing for the CUET exam hearty good luck!

Some FAQs regarding the CUET exam and its preparation-

1. What are the common topics for the CUET exams?

The common topics or subjects for the CUET exam are-

  •       Languages
  •       Domain-specific syllabus
  •       Mathematical Aptitude
  •       General Awareness
  •       Analytical Skills

2. How much time should I allot for the Logical Reasoning section?

2- 3 hours every day is more than enough for Logical Reasoning practice.

3. How can I improve my English vocabulary?

One can learn 15-20 new words every day to improve their English vocabulary. One can also practice the flashcards on the Edureify website to get more stock of words.

4. Where can I get hold of the daily current affairs from?

Edureify! Edureify has all the trending daily current affairs that will help students prepare faster for the exam.

5. When is the deadline for the CUET online application?

22nd May 2022 is the last date for the online application for the CUET exam.

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