What is CUET?

NTA administers the CUET (central universities common entrance examination), a national entrance exam for admission to UG programmes provided by all participating institutions. The Universities Grants Commissions replaced the exam's previous full name, Central Universities Common Entrance Test, or CUCET, last year (UGC). The exam is conducted in a computer-based style for two hours. Initially, CUCET was administered by UGC using a paper-and-pencil format. Since last year, NTA has been conducting it in CBT format. 

Universities using CUET

Over 53 Central Universities will accept CUET 2022 scores which include:

  •       University Of Allahabad
  •       Banaras Hindu University
  •       University Of Delhi
  •       Dr. Hari Singh Gour University
  •       Central University Of Himachal Pradesh
  •       Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
  •       Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
  •       Pondicherry University
  •       Aligarh Muslim University
  •       Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
  •       University of Hyderabad
  •       Central University of Tamil Nadu
  •       Central University of Rajasthan
  •       Central University of Odisha
  •       Central University of Kerala
  •       Central University of Karnataka
  •       Central University of Jharkhand
  •       Central University of Kashmir
  •       Central University of Jammu
  •       Central University of Gujarat
  •       Mahatma Gandhi Central University
  •       Central University of South Bihar
  •       Jawaharlal Nehru University
  •       Jamia Millia Islamia


Eligibility for CUET

Provided below is the detailed CUET 2022 eligibility criteria:

  1. Eligibility for UG Programs: Candidates should have passed the 10+2 intermediate examination from any recognised board.
  2. Eligibility for PG Programs: Applying candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any relevant field from any recognised university.
  3. Nationality: Only the citizens of India are eligible to apply for CUET 2022 examination.
  4. Appearing: Candidates appearing in the respective qualifying exams can also apply for this examination but they will have to submit proof of passing the examination before the prescribed date.

Eligibility of reserved category for CUET 2022:


The following reservation will be followed by each of the Central Universities established under an Act of the Parliament:



Scheduled Castes


Scheduled Tribes


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy)


Persons with Disability



  •       Some institutions might even have provisions for the Economically Weaker Sections, which can account for 10% of the total seats. These are the EWS seats and will be carved out from the Open Category.
  •       To get the benefit of reservation based on caste (or any other category as specified), a candidate must be able to produce valid documents/certificates to support such claims.

How to prepare for CUET

Download previous years' CUET question papers and sample papers. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. One can also take help from the CUET Entrance Exam book.

There are some small quick tips here:

  • Refer to the revised CUET exam pattern.
  • Read thoroughly the CUET syllabus from CUET books 
  • Identify your strong and weak areas in all the sections.
  •  For CUET preparation, collect the best books for CUET
  • Work upon your weak zones and monitor the improvement regularly.
  •  During the preparation, take as many mock tests as possible and analyse each.
  •  Prepare your timetable.

 Solve previous question papers, practice papers, and sample papers:  

  •         Revision: Aspirants need to do the revision on a daily basis. Revision helps them to understand the topic deeply and they can memorize the points for a long time. You can also take the help of the best cuet books for good results. It is possible that the candidate keep on forgetting the topic read by them some days ago and that is a serious concern. To overcome this situation students can revise their syllabus in a timely manner so they remember all the details and are able to perform better in the CUET exam.
  •         Last Minute Preparation: Last few days of any exam are quite important because at this time students make some common mistakes. They kept on reading more and more topics but that is not the right time to do that because exam preparation is in its last step. So, candidates need to revise the topics that are a strong point of the exam preparation for getting more marks in that section of the exam. If you keep on reading the other topics then there is a possibility of forgetting the topics that are your candidate’s forte. So just go through your strong points, it will give you confidence and you’ll score more marks.
  •         Tips: Go through the various colleges, their expected cut offs, the programmes they are offering, and then select the college which will be the best fit for you. As through CUET there is a great opportunity to get admitted into the dream university but also keep in mind which university is the best fit for you.