The 2022 Common University Entrance Test (CUET) registration process is due to begin tomorrow (April 2, 2022) for Central Universities Admissions for the 2022-23 academic session. This new entrance exam has created quite a buzz, but candidates still have some doubts about it.
As students prepare to prepare for the entrance exam, indianexpress.com answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding CUET 2022.
What is the official CUET website?
Applicants can find all CUET information on the official website — cuet.samarth.ac.in. Additionally, information can also be viewed on the official NTA website – nta.ac.in.
What is the deadline to register for CUET?
The online application form for CUET 2022 will be posted on the official website of CUET — cue.samarth.ac.in — on April 2 and will be available until April 30, 2022.
When is the CUET 2022 exam?
Although no exam date has yet been announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA), it has been announced that the exam will take place in July 2022. Once the date is finalized, the NTA will notify students via the official website of CUET – cuet.samarth.ac.in.
What is the CUET program?
The UGC president has made it clear on several occasions that students do not need to enroll in additional coaching courses or purchase additional books to pass the CUET exam. The questions for this entrance exam will only be based on the curriculum taught to students in Class 12 schools. Students only need their assigned NCERT books to prepare for CUET 2022.
CUET 2022 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. It will be held in 13 languages - namely Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Arabic. urdu. Moreover, a candidate can also choose from 19 other languages such as French, German, Japanese, Russian, Bodo, Santhali and many more.
The CUET 2022 exam has been divided into two different language sections:
Section IA is a compulsory 45-minute section designed to test proficiency in the English language and one Indian language – which must be chosen from Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia.
The IB section will be attempted by students seeking admission to undergraduate programs in foreign languages. In this section, students must choose from a list of 19 languages - French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian and Chinese.
This section will assess a student’s understanding of the core subjects he/she aims to pursue in their undergraduate programs. Candidates will have 45 minutes to answer 40 questions from a choice of 50.
In this section, students will be allowed to choose six subjects out of 27, namely Accounting/Bookkeeping; Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry; Business studies; Chemistry; IT/IT practices; economics/business economics; engineering graphics; entrepreneurship; geography/geology; Story; Home Science; Tradition of knowledge and practices of India; Legal studies; environmental sciences; Mathematics; Physical Education/NCC/Yoga; Physics; Political science; Psychology; Sociology; Teaching ability; Agriculture; mass media/mass communication; Anthropology; fine arts/visual arts (sculpture/painting)/commercial arts; Performing Arts – (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Odissi/ Kathakali/ Kuchipudi/ Manipuri (ii) Drama-Theatre (iii) General Music (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion); Sanskrit.
The final section of CUET 2022 is designed to test a student’s general knowledge. However, this is not a required section as it will be attempted by students whose choice of undergraduate program requires an assessment of general knowledge rather than just in-depth subject-focused subject testing. Students will have one hour to attempt 60 of 75 questions which will be based on current events, general knowledge, quantitative reasoning, application of basic mathematical concepts.
Can previous year students apply for CUET 2022?
Yes, UGC has clearly stated that if a university allows students who have passed class 12 exams in recent years to be admitted in the 2022 session, they can also apply for CUET 2022.
Can students change majors?
CUET did not prevent students from changing majors, i.e. a student who took the science stream in high school is invited to take undergraduate courses based on the humanities. However, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure that they check the eligibility criteria of their desired universities, in such a case, and to ensure that they choose the subject area and language courses accordingly.