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CUET Exam Pattern 2022 (New) - Marking Scheme, Subjects, Marks

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 08 Aug, 2022 17:10

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CUET 2022 Exam Pattern (New)

A new CUET 2022 exam pattern has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).​​​​​ It has also introduced the CUET Mock Test and MCQs have seen a few major changes. Some case-based MCQs have been added in almost all domain subjects (normally asked in Class 12th CBSE exam formats). Match the following and Statement & A-R-based MCQs will also be asked in the domain-based section. Candidates aspiring to appear for the entrance test must know all about the exam pattern. It will give them an insight into how the question paper would be.

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CUET exam Pattern 2022 gives detailed information about the duration of the examination, types of questions asked, mode of the examination, number of sections of in the paper, and total marks. According to the updated examination pattern, CUET 2022 exam will have four sections. Section – IA and IB deal with languages, Section – II with domain-specific, and Section – III with a general test respectively.

CUET 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights

The highlights of the CUET examination pattern 2022 are given below.

Name of The Exam

CUET 2022

Exam Level


Mode of the Exam


Medium of the Paper

13 languages

Type of Questions


Total Sections


Marking Scheme

5 Marks for every right answer

-1 Mark for every incorrect answer

Total Marks

Section- IA: 200

Section- IB: 200

Section- II: 200

Section- III: 300

Detailed CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

CUET 2022 exam is divided into four sections. Each section has a set of questions based on the domain selected by the candidates. The detailed information on CUET exam pattern 2022 in different sections is provided below.

Section IA of CUET

  • Section IA consists of the Language Test. There are 13 different languages.
  • Test takers can select any one of these languages to appear for Section IA.
  • Each language in Section IA of CUET 2022 comprises 50 questions, out of which 40 should be answered.
  • In the language test of CUET 2022, linguistic skills are tested through Reading Comprehension.
  • Different kinds of Reading comprehension may be asked in CUET 2022 IA Section, for instance, RC on passages, Factual RCs, Literary and Narrative RCs, or Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary.
  • The duration of the IA Section of CUET 2022 in 45 Minutes per language.

Section IB of CUET

  • Special Languages Tests are conducted in Section IB of CUET 2022. (The languages that exclude from Section IA of CUET 2022)
  • In Section IB there will be 50 questions out of which 40 should be attempted.
  • In the Special Languages` Tests of CUET 2022, language is tested through Reading Comprehension of various types.
  • Some of the Factual RCs, Literary and Narrative RCs or Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary RCs could be asked in CUET 2022 IB Section.
  • Test takers are given 45 Minutes to complete Section IB of CUET.

Section II of CUET

  • Domain-Specific Subjects tests are dealt in Section II of CUET 2022.
  • There are 27 Domain-Specific Subjects in Section II of CUET 2022.
  • Candidates have the liberty of taking any of the six domains.
  • There will be 50 questions in Section II of CUET.
  • The exam-taker must answer 40 questions.
  • Questions are of objective type
  • Questions are based on the NCERT Class XII syllabus.
  • Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions.
  • The Duration of Section II of CUET is 45 minutes for each domain.

Check out the new exam pattern for CUET of the domain-based section in the image below:

Section III of CUET

  • Section III of CUET is a General Test and it is optional for the candidates.
  • This section consists of 75 questions out of which the candidates should answer 60.
  • Questions from General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Stat taught until Class 8 Logical and Analytical Reasoning are asked in this Section III of CUET.
  • The duration for this Section III of CUET is one hour.

CUET 2022 Marking Scheme

Check out the marking scheme for CUET 2022 that is provided below.


Correct Answer

Wrong Answer

Unanswered Question

Section -IA

5 Marks

-1 Mark

 Zero Marks

Section -IIA

5 Marks

-1 Mark

Zero Marks

Section -III

5 Marks

-1 Mark

Zero Marks

Section -IV

5 Marks

-1 Mark

Zero Marks

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