What is CUET EXAM 2022 | Know Complete Details
18th July 2022 By Prateek


CUET stands for Common University Entrance Test. This is an all-India level entrance exam which will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission to all Undergraduate (UG), Integrated, Postgraduate (PG), Diploma, Certification courses and Research Programs (Ph.D.) and serves as a common platform for admission to over 53 central universities and other states universities. The exam will be conducted in around 500 cities at National and International level in online mode for 2 hours.

CUET was formerly known by Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) which was conducted by UGC (University Grants Commission). 

CUET Exam 2022 Highlights

The below table enlists the major highlights of CUET Exam:



Name of Exam

CUET (Central University Entrance Test)

Exam Conducting Authority

NTA (National Testing Authority)

Official Website for Registration


Level of Exam

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Contact Details

011-69227700, 011-40759000

Mode of Exam

Online (Computer-based Test)

Occurrence of Exam

Once in a year

Courses Valid with CUET Scores


Exam Duration

Slot 1: 195 Minutes

Slot 2: 225 Minutes

Maximum Marks

Slot 1: 700

Slot 2: 400

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer: +4

For each correct answer: -1

Exam Fees:

Rs. 650 (For General)

Rs. 600 (For EWS & OBC – NCL)

Rs. 550 (For SC, ST, PwD and Transgender)

Rs. 3000 (For International Centres)

Exam Conducting Languages

Total 13 Languages including Hindi, English, Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada

Total Exam City Centres

13 Cities (International) 550+ Cities (National)

CUET Score Accepting Colleges

70+ Central Universities, Deemed to be Universities, and Private Universities

CUET 2022 Reservation

As per the government norms, every Central University which have been established under the act of parliament have to intake candidates from reserved categories, the details of which are mentioned in the table below: 


Reservation (in %)

Person With Disability          


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Other Backward Class (Non-creamy OBC)


CUET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates who are seeking to get admission to the Central Universities and their programmes through CUET need to fulfill the following criteria as per their applying courses:


Minimum Educational Qualification

Undergraduate Programme

Candidate should have scored a minimum of 50 percent in Class 12 for General category and 45 percent for SC/ ST category.

Postgraduate Programme

Candidate should hold a graduation degree with a minimum of 55 percent for General category and 50 percent for SC/ ST/ OBC and PWD category.

PhD Programme

Candidates must have a postgraduate degree with a minimum of 55 percent for General category, 50 percent for OBC, and 45 percent for SC/ ST/ PwD category.

CUET 2022 General FAQs

  1. Are there any seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Central Universities through the CUET Exam?
  2. Yes, for Scheduled Tribes government has reserved 7.5 percent of the total seats in Central Universities.
  3. What will be the frequency of CUET Exam in a year?
  4. As per the government, CUET Exam will be conducted twice in a year.
  5. How many universities are participating in CUET Exam?
  6. More than 45 universities are participating in the CUET Exam.
  7. What is the minimum educational qualification for UG courses in CUET Exam?
  8. Candidates in order to be eligible for CUET Exam should have passed Class 12 with a minimum of 50 percent (For General) and 45 percent (For SC/ ST).