The day has finally arrived when candidates can apply for the CUET 2022 examination. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to begin the registration process today, April 02, 2022. The application process for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 shall take place through the online mode, on the official website cuet.samarth.ac.in. However, NTA has already released a detailed notification explaining the scheme, syllabus, and schedule for the upcoming exam.
Although the CUET 2022 registration is scheduled to begin today, the exact timing is not known. Currently, the official website only displays one statement – Application will be live soon. So, while waiting for the application form to release, here are 5 important things for each candidate to know –
#1 CUET 2022 – Application & Exam Dates
As per the official CUET 2022 notification issued by NTA, the application process is scheduled from April 02 to 30, 2022. Registration will only take place through the online mode, on the official website cuet.samarth.ac.in. Candidates are advised to not rely on any other website or mode for exam registration.
As of now, NTA has not announced the CUET 2022 exam date. However, it has been specified that the exam shall be held in two shifts on multiple days. This format will depend on the number of registered candidates and the languages selected by them. So, all candidates are advised to keep track of the official website for the latest developments in this regard.
#2 Test to be held in 13 languages
As implied in the CUET 2022 official notification, the exam will be organized in the computer-based format, at selected centers across the country. Candidates will be expected to attempt and mark the right responses on their computer screen. Furthermore, the test will be held in 13 distinct languages.
The languages for CUET 2022 examination are – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu. While filling up the form, each candidate needs to choose the language of his/her choice, to appear for the entrance exam.
#3 CUET 2022 Syllabus for Each Section
The CUET 2022 examination will be divided into four distinct sections. Each section will cover specific subjects and topics, as mentioned below –
Section IA – Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary
Section IB – Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary
Section II – NCERT model syllabus applicable for Class 12
Section III – General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, Logical and Analytical Reasoning
In total, a candidate is expected to appear for 9 subject papers i.e., 2 Languages+6 Domain Specific Subjects+1 General Test or 3 Languages+5 Domain Specific Subjects+1 General Test
#4 Switching of Streams Under CUET 2022
Contrary to the common misconception about CUET 2022, the exam allows students to switch streams while choosing their undergraduate course. For example, a Class 12 Science student can pursue a Humanities-based UG course. However, the candidate must ensure to fulfill the eligibility criteria enlisted by the desired university. The aspirant must also opt for the appropriate domain subject and language to apply for the course.
#5 Eligibility of Past-year Students
It has been made amply clear that students who have cleared the Class 12 board exams in recent years, are eligible to apply for CUET 2022 exam. However, this clause is entirely dependent on each university. And so, it is important for each candidate to understand the eligibility criteria laid down by the desired university.