Tips On How To Crack The CUET Entrance Exam

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 28 June 2022
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The CUET 2022 dates are announced, and before you jump on to the “how to crack CUET examination” bandwagon after filling the CUET form 2022, it is imperative that you uncover the syllabus that is going to come in the paper and explore different sections of the paper that they are going to ask. And based on the same study, draw up a reasonable study plan till the CUET 2022 date, that holistically covers the entire syllabus of the examination.

Below is a detailed outline of the syllabus and exam pattern.

The CUET 2022 syllabus is divided into the following parts: 

The exam will consist of 4 sections 

    • Section IA - 13 languages
    • Section IB - 19 languages
    • Section II - 27 Domain-specific subjects
    • Section III - General Test

The pattern will follow an MCQ format and there will be a total of 175 questions out of which 140 need to be answered

Candidates can choose maximum 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB together


No. of questions

To be attempted


Section IA



45 minutes for each language

Section IB

Section II



45 minutes for each subject

Section III



60 minutes

The CUET 2022 syllabus will be from the Class 11 and 12 academic syllabus



English Language

Comprehension, Grammar Fundamentals, Vocabulary

Numerical Ability

Arithmetic, Number System, Algebra, Modern Math

General Knowledge and current affairs

Static GK and current affairs

Logical & Analytical reasoning

Logical sequences, syllogisms, series, directions, clocks and calendars, puzzles

Any successful result comes with a reasonable plan followed with sheer discipline; so as a student, it is critical for you to not waste any time. Therefore, it is recommended that you must make a timetable of your studies covering every subject with equal importance, and you must follow it until the very end.

 Preparation Tips

While some points have been covered above, here is a list you can follow to crack the CUET 2022 examination.

  • Understand the syllabus of the CUET exam thoroughly. This will help you shortlist what you have to study for the exam.
  • Plan a timetable - since the exams are held immediately after 12 board, it is advantageous to you since you have momentum going. Preparation will be easier. But be careful not to overdo it as it can lead to burnout.
  • Practise Practise Practise - By practising like taking up mock tests, you continue to remain focused and you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and work on perfecting them.
    • Identify all topics you need to work on
    • Focus on working on topics that you find harder
    • Check previous years' papers and mocks and solve them
    • Time yourself while writing mocks as this will help you gauge your progress
    • Identify your weaknesses and work towards them

Each college has its own cut-off marks for the intake of students. However, if you want to get into the top colleges for UG, then it is advisable to score at least 80% or around 640 marks out of 800 if you want to be considered by top colleges for admission.

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1. What are some top universities that will accept applications on the basis of CUET scores?

Some top universities that will take in students on the basis of their CUET scores in 2022 are Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, AMU, etc. And some of the top state universities that will take in students on this basis are the state universities of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana, etc.

2. What are some good sources for preparing static as well as current GK?

A student may prepare static GK from various general knowledge books available in the market. For instance, Lucent’s static GK. You can also refer to news websites and mobile apps available to keep track of current affairs.

3. What percentile should I aim for?

All the different universities set different cut-offs for their courses. A safe percentile to get into a university or a course of your choice might be above 80%.

4. What are some of the best preparation books?

For domain-specific examinations, it is recommended that you first thoroughly revise class 11th and 12th NCERT books, along with some supplementary material. For aptitude tests, you may refer to books from publications such as S Chand or Banking Service Chronicles.

5. Should I take coaching?

Honestly, it all depends on you. The syllabus of the CUET examination is as such that whatever a student gets taught at 11th and 12th standards, may solve with the knowledge they acquire. However, if you think that the coaching will guide you or may help you perform better you may enrol on the programs or may just take mock tests suitable to your needs. It is not mandatory for a person to do coaching in order to crack the examination.

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