It has been a few months since CUET or Central University Entrance Test was introduced, but there are still doubts about this examination. As the NTA has started the registration procedure for CUET 2022, it is important to get a clear picture before you opt for it, like the registration criteria, paper pattern, syllabus, and how it will affect you. But before going into detailed information, let’s find out first what CUET examination is.
What is CUET?
In general terms, CUET means the Central Universities Entrance Test. It is for admission to 45 central universities of India and other universities and institutions such as TISS, Jamia Milia, and others and is a computerized entrance examination. Now it’s been many years; we have been watching the cut-offs are reaching sky height at various central universities; even Delhi University has sky-touching cut-offs for admissions to undergraduate courses.
According to the experts, this is happening due to different evaluation patterns of all CBSE, CISCE, and the various state boards in India, making it biased for students applying for central universities with a wide variety of evaluation patterns. Class 12th students can apply for CUET 2022, as the entrance will allow them admission to colleges of 54 universities in India.
According to the National Testing Agency, NTA, they consider conducting the CUET twice a year from the beginning of the next session. In an interview, it was mentioned that central universities and some private institutions and colleges have decided to get on board in the admission procedure with the CUET Score.
Where and how can you apply for CUET 2022?
According to the National Testing Agency, NTA, the candidates interested in this examination are requested to visit the official website and apply for entrance.
The steps for applying to the CUET examination
- First visit the official website of CUET.
- Go to the homepage and click on the ‘CUET registration’ link.
- Then, you can see a new page appearing on the screen.
- Then get yourself registered and proceed with the application form.
- Now upload all the required documents and click on the submit button.
- At final, take out a print copy of the application form for any further future reference.
CUET will have a class 12 syllabus?
The chairman of the University Grand Commission, UGC, has said that the forthcoming Common University Entrance Test, CUET, will be entirely based on the syllabus of Class 12th. There will be no questions asked from the class 11th syllabus.
The examination pattern of CUET will be an MCS-based and computer-based test (CBT) from the NCERT textbooks. There will be negative markings for each incorrect answer.
It will have three sections. The first Section A is a language test; Section B is a domain-specific test, Section C is optional, and a general test for vocational/open eligibility/cross-stream test.
Section A (language test): Students need to mandatorily appear for one language test in 13 languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, and English.
Section B (domain-specific subjects): Students need to pick a maximum of six domains out of the 27 they want to study for the UG level.
These consist of the main subjects such as History, Mathematics, Accountancy, Computer Science, Economics, etc., and moderately minor issues like agriculture, performing arts, fine arts, teaching Aptitude, etc.
Candidates can also appear for subjects they haven’t studied at school. The domain-specific test tracks the candidate’s Aptitude toward the issues.
Section C (open eligibility/vocational/ cross-stream test): This section is optional and has two subsections. Sub-section 1 has a general aptitude test. Sub-section 2 has a language test where students can select from 19 uncommon languages not included in Section A, such as Chinese, Japanese, French, Santhili, Sindhi, etc.
CUET UG Syllabus
Sections I – Languages
Reading comprehension is based on different types of literary and narrative passages–factual and Aptitude related to vocabulary and academics.
Section II – Domain
These are all MCQ questions based on the NCERT Class 12th syllabus only.
Section III – General Test
These also have MCQ-based questions, including general knowledge, general mental ability, current affairs, numerical ability, and quantitative reasoning. And these are based on simple application of basic mathematical concepts, arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/ logical and analytical reasoning.
In conclusion, we learned about what CUET is, how to apply it, and its procedures, syllabus, and pattern from the data mentioned earlier.