CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) 2022

The Executive Council of University has released a notice on December 17 2021, stating that the CUCET exam for UG and PG courses in central universities will be conducted from the academic year 2022-23 through NTA. The admission notifications are likely to be released in the third week of March 2022.

CUCET is a national level exam conducted by NTA and the government recommends conducting CUCET for the 54 Central Universities from the academic session 2022-2023.

However, CUCET 2022 is expected to be a General Ability Test with focus on:

  • English Language, including Comprehension
  • Numerical Ability
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning
  • General Awareness, including Current Affairs

Latest Updates: 

  • CUCET notifications are expected to be released soon for the academic year 2022-23.

  • The application forms are expected to be released in the 3rd week of March 2022.

What is CUCET Exam?

CUCET stands for Central University Common Entrance Test. CUCET exam is to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into UG courses across the country. This step is going to be a paradigm shift from the traditional college-wise entrance exams. In a nutshell, CUCET Exam is going to be the entrance exam for admission into all the undergraduate courses offered by various central universities, and it is going to cover them all from Delhi University (DU) to Banaras Hindu University (BHU). However, admission into Engineering and Medical courses is to be held via JEE and NEET respectively.

CUCET 2022: Exam Pattern

Till 2021, the Central Universities—except for the 14 established in 2009 and after, and few others— have been admitting students to their undergraduate courses based on Class XII Board marks; resulting in tremendous mental pressure for students. With the ever-rising cut-offs, the best of the Central Universities (like the University of Delhi) was getting out of reach for many. Moreover, as there was no uniformity among the various examination Boards regarding syllabus and difficulty, students from some of the Boards got an undue advantage.

To overcome this issue, the Ministry of Education has decided that CUCET 2022 will be conducted centrally. Check out the CUCET exam pattern 2022 here: CTA {CUCET exam pattern}

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CUCET Exam Eligibility Criteria




  • Candidates should have completed their class 12th with at least 50%

  • There is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST applicants.


  • Candidates should have completed their graduation with at least 55%.

  • There is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST applicants.

CUCET 2022 Highlights


Dates (Tentative)

Application Form release

3rd week of March 2022

Submission of application form

2nd week of April 2022

Last date to accept fee

4th week of April 2022

Admit card 

2nd week of May 2022

CUCET 2022 Exam

3rd week of May 2022

Answer Key release

4th week of May 2022

Objection in answer key

1st week of June 2022

Result declaration

3rd week of June 2022

CUCET Participating Colleges

CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test), for admission to different programmes of the participating Central Universities, will provide an opportunity to the students to seek admission in these participating Universities / Institutes across the country.

List of 12 participating Central Universities in the CUCET 2021:

Sr. No.

University Name



Assam University, Silchar


Central University of Andhra Pradesh


Central University of Gujarat


Central University of Haryana


Central University of Jammu


Central University of Jharkhand


Central University of Karnataka


Central University of Kerala


Central University of Punjab


Central University of Rajasthan


Central University of South Bihar


Central University of Tamil Nadu

Before applying for CUCET 2022, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria required by a particular participating University for a desired Programme.

After the declaration of the CUCET 2022  result by NTA, the respective CUs will declare the counselling/ admission schedule and merit list based on the weightage on the CU-CET 2021 score and the other criteria of the respective CU. There will be online/offline admission counselling for participating CUs.

CUCET Exam Date

As of now there is no intimation from the ministry of education about the date of CUCET Exam. However, it is speculated that a notification about the same will be released by March 2022.

CUCET Exam Colleges

In a move that could be a potential game changer for higher education in India, the government has recommended to conduct a Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for the 54 Central Universities from the academic session 2022-2023.

Check out all the universities accepting CUCET exam score know more

CUCET 2022: Marking Scheme

CUCET has a provision for negative marking. So, it is imperative that a candidate is careful about the risks involved, and refrain from making too many guesses.

The exact marking scheme for CUCET 2022 will be known once the official notification is released.

CUCET 2022: UG Syllabus

The syllabus for the entrance examination will consist of various topics from the related previous academic syllabus. CUCET Syllabus for UG courses will consist of various topics from the 11th and 12th academic syllabus and for PG courses, the syllabus will be consisting of the academic syllabus of the related undergraduate syllabus.

Candidates are advised to keep a check for the complete syllabus from the website of NTA. The exam pattern of the question paper is mentioned below:

Subject Total Questions

Part A: English language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skill


Part B: Domain Knowledge


Total questions


CUCET 2022: PG Syllabus

Program Syllabus


Culture & social change, growth & development, intelligence, current issue, personality, etc.


Culture & social change, growth & development, intelligence, current issue, personality, etc.


Human rights law, constitution, labor law, law of evidence, etc.

CUCET 2022: Importance

The CUCET 2021 have opened the doors for all the 54 Central Universities in the country. These Universities are likely to provide a minimum of 50% weightage to the CUCET score for admissions to their undergraduate courses. Hence, it is important that students focus on preparing well for the exam, so as to ensure a seat in a program and university of their choice.

CUCET has been introduced to reduce the high cut-off standards for entering prestigious colleges. The exam is centralized for top universities like Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Central University of Punjab, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. Instead of appearing for multiple entrance tests, you can focus on a single aptitude test to get admission to these top universities. For CUCET preparation, check Career Launcher’s programs which are curated by the experts:

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