CUET 2022 exam based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus; How UG admissions will work this year

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CUET 2022 exam based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus; How UG admissions will work this year CUCET 2022 exam latest update
Anu Parthiban | Mar 27, 2022 - 1:20 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Common University Entrance Test (CUCET) or CUET 2022 registration process will begin from April 2 on the official website For this first time, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the undergraduate entrance tests for all the Central Universities (CUs) for the academic session 2022-2023.

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CUCET 2022 will be held in computer-based mode (CBT) in 13 languages and for 27 domains including accountancy, biology, biotechnology, economics, history, performing arts like dance, theatre, music, arts, and more.

As per the CUCET 2022 notification, all questions in various testing areas will be benchmarked at the level of Class 12 only. “Students having studied Class 12 board syllabus would be able to do well in CUET UG 2022,” the notice said. CUET 2022 syllabus will be entirely based on Class 12 NCERT textbooks.

The 13 languages in which CUET 2022 will be held are Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English. In addition, there are 19 other languages like French, German, Japanese, Russian, Bodo, Santhali which can be opted if the candidate desires a language undergraduate degree.

On the number of attempts, the NTA said, “If any university permits students of previous years of Class 12 to take admission in the current year also, such students would also be eligible to appear in CUET UG 2022.”

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CUCET 2022: Know UG admission process for this year

From this year on, the UG admission to all 45 central universities will be based on the common entrance test alone. Though the universities will have the liberty in deciding their respective admission processes, the CUCET scores are mandatory for UG admissions 2022 in these universities.

The CUET admission process will not affect the specific admission criteria followed in a university. For instance, the reservation policy for seats and how to conduct counseling will remain a university’s decision, UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said.

This year, the NTA and UGC have decided not to conduct common counselling for UG admission. The NTA, however, will provide the CUCET scores based on which a merit list will be prepared. Universities will be required to use this merit list and CUET score to admit students in different courses.

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Admission to professional courses like BTech, BArch, MTech will be done through Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Delhi University (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have decided to hold CUCET for UG admission from the academic year 2022-23. Earlier, Delhi University used to announce DU cut-offs based on Class 12 board results for admission.

CUCET 2022: How to choose languages, subjects

The UGC said, “Generally the languages or subjects chosen should be the ones that a student has opted in his latest Class 12 board examination. However, if any university permits any flexibility in this regards the same can be exercised under CUET (UG) -2022 also.”

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Moreover, if candidates' subject choice for UG admission is not available in the list of 27 domain-specific subjects being offered, they may choose the subject closest to their choice for e.g. For Biochemistry the candidate may choose Biology.

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