CUET (UG) 2022 Exam Analysis: 15th July 2022

In what could be termed a major shift towards how admissions will be conducted across the Central Universities including Delhi University (DU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and others along with few State, Private and Deemed Universities, the Common University Entrance Test -UG (CUET -UG) started today. CUET is the new norm for admissions to the top colleges and universities in the country and students based on their performance in the exam will get entry into their dream course, college, or university.

The exam to be conducted over a period of one month, starting today till 20th August, will be conducted in a Computer Based Test (CBT) mode by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in two slots on each day. Considering the JEE and NEET Exams, NTA decided to conduct the exam in two phases- the first phase in July and the second phase in August. Students who have opted for any science subjects have been allotted the second phase and as expected the two slots in most cases are on different dates with slot 2 being conducted earlier than slot 1 for the majority.

Previous Exam Analysis

The test is being conducted in 13 different languages with three sections.

Based on the eligibility requirements of different universities, students have selected different languages and domain subjects along with section III.

On the very first day, the exam got cancelled in New Jalpaiguri and Pathankot. Students also reported a change of exam centers at the last moment and quite a few complained of technical glitches during the exam. Candidates who could not appear for the exam due to last moment center change will be allowed to take CUET in the next phase which begins in August.

CUET Exam Analysis

Slot 1 of CUET, which started today, was conducted from 9 AM to 12:15 PM. Students found the exam to be easy and the questions were doable. The section-wise breakup of questions:

Section

No. of Questions

No. of Questions to be attempted

Time Allowed (min)

Section I: Language

50

40

45

Section II: Domain Subjects

50 (each subject)

40 (each subject)

45 (each subject)

Section III: General Test

75

60

60

CUET 2022 Section-wise Analysis

Section 1: Language

Most students had opted for English as a part of the firsts section, also the language being the medium of instruction too for the majority. Students found the section to be easy which had more focus on Comprehension. The questions based on passages were direct and factual. Questions based on vocabulary and grammar including synonyms, para jumbles, idioms, fill in the blanks, figure of speech, analogy, and word substitution were also there in the section. Students found the paper to be easier than the Mock Tests given.

Section II: Domain Subjects

As per the feedback from students, the questions were from the NCERT syllabus. They found the domain subjects they gave to be easier. Students reported Maths to be slightly tougher and lengthy. Commerce students found the subjects, especially economics to be easier. Many students were able to complete the sections five minutes earlier.

Section III: General Test

Students loved this section. Questions based on basic Maths, Simplifications, and basic calculations were there. General Knowledge based questions were mostly on current affairs including economics, politics, legal knowledge, personalities, science, sports, books, authors, etc were there. Close to 25 questions were based on current affairs and remaining on numerical ability and reasoning including visual reasoning, which is closer to the mock test given by the NTA.

The debut of CUET has been marked with some chaos around technical issues and last moment exam center changes. Many students have complained of technical issues while taking the exam.

CUET is being conducted in two slots across the country in more than 500 centers. The slot 2 of the exam was scheduled from 3:00 PM to 6:15 PM. With language and option to take four domain subjects, slot 2 was a tiring experience for quite a few.

Due to JEE and NEET exams, only the commerce and humanities-based subjects have been scheduled in the first phase being conducted in the month of July.

Students who took the paper in Commerce and humanities-based subjects felt happy while complaining of unfair advantage to those who have the exam scheduled in August.

However, students were happy as there were no errors in the paper and most found the domain subjects to be easier than what they expected. In case of Accountancy, the paper was focused more on theory. Most students were able to complete the Business Studies and Economics paper well before the allotted 45 minutes, with paper being easy. This will surely lead to high cut-offs during the selection. Math’s was something which most students complained about the difficulty level. Calculations needed time.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, and scores is based on independent analysis and evaluation made by CL mentors. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken based on this information.

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Team CL-CUET!