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CUET 2022 Reservation Policy: Check Reservation Quota, Distribution of Seats

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: September 15, 2022 11:43 am IST | CUET

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is held for offering UG admissions to the candidates. Here are the details about quota based admission under CUET 2022!

CUET 2022 Reservation Policy: Check Reservation Quota, Distribution of Seats

CUET, also known as Common Entrance Test offers UG admission at multiple Central, Deemed to be and Private colleges spread across the country. Candidates interested in taking the test need to be well aware of the quota-based admission under CUET 2022. It provides them with a clear picture about the reservation and admission seats available through the exam.

Aspirants belonging to different categories are offered different reservations in CUET. A few varsities like Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia etc. also provide quota-based admissions. Read on to understand everything about the CUET perks offered to the candidates in application fees, course fees and cutoff marks.

Also Check:CUET Result 2022

CUET 2022 Quota for Central Universities

CUET is being accepted by numerous universities in 2022 and some of the educational institutes provide Sports quota, ECA quota, NCC quota etc. to the candidates. In such cases, a performance-based test will be conducted in addition to the CUET. The combined performance and scores will be considered to determine the final merit of the aspirants.

The weightage of trials and CUET may differ from institute to institute. Provided below is a quick analysis of the weightage offered to CUET and trials at Delhi University:







Note: DU will provide admission to upto 5% of its seats under the ECA and sports quota. 

Also Read: How will Admissions to DU Change after Implementation of CUET 2022

How to Apply for Quota-based Admission under CUET 2022

Candidates must apply for CUET 2022 quota admission while filling out the CUET application form. They are required to select the desired quota before submitting the form. 

Aspirants do not require any documented proof at this stage. However, they need to produce relevant and legit supporting documents at the time of admission as well as trials. Without the proof, they will not be considered for quota-based admission under CUET 2022. 

Seat Reservation Policy for CUET 2022

Generally, the NTA has set the following reservation percentage for different categories. However, several Central Universities also provide reservations to various candidates and it may differ from institute to institute:


Seats reserved

General Economically Weaker Sections (Gen-EwS)


Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)


Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

5% in each category

Note: The total number of seats available in different CUET participating colleges and courses are different.

Also Read: Delhi University: Which Subject to Choose in CUET 2022 for B.Sc and B.A Admission?

CUET 2022 Reservation Policy for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

As per the official exam brochure, only candidates with over 40% disability (specified disability) are eligible for CUCET reservation under PwD category. Here are the list of specified disabilities to be considered in order to apply for this category:

Locomotor disabilities including cerebral palsy, dwarfism, leprosy cured, acid attack victims & muscular dystrophy

Deaf and hard of hearing

Autism, specific learning disability, intellectual disability and mental illness,

Low vision & Blindness

Multiple Disabilities

Other specified disabilities

CUET 2022 Reservation Policy for Kashmiri Migrants

Some of the benefits provided to Kashmiri Migrants under CUET 2022 are given below. These relaxations may vary from institute to institute:

  • Increase in course-wise seat intake capacity up to 5%.
  • Relaxation in cut-off per cent is up to 10%. It is subject to the minimum eligibility requirement.
  • Waiving off domicile proofs and requirements.
  • Reservation of a minimum of 1 seat in merit quota in professional/ technical institutions.
  • Facilitation of migration in the 2nd year and its subsequent years.

Also Read:CUET Exam 2022: Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Result

Reserved category candidates are also provided with a relaxation in the CUET application fee. A general category candidate is required to pay an application fee of Rs. 650 while an OBC NCL/ EwS candidate needs to pay an application fee of Rs. 600. The one-time application fee for SC/ ST/ Third gender/ PwBD is Rs. 550. Given below is a quick snapshot of the application fee at CUET 2022:

CUET 2022 Application Fee

It is crucial for candidates to check out all the quota details before applying for CUET admissions 2022. They can also visit the official website of the desired college to find out more about the details. In case of any admission related assistance, candidates can simply dial the student helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill up our Common Application Form. The admission counsellors of CollegeDekho would be glad to help you out!

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