CUET 2022 Analysis

CUET 2022 Analysis ( Phase I Slot I)

NTA has conducted the first CUET 2022 examination for undergraduate degree admissions in various universities across 500 cities in the country today. The test will go on till 20th July. Duration of the paper was 3.15 hours and was conducted in CBT mode. About 15 lakh students have registered for the exam, making it one of the largest national level examinations. However, there have been several instances of candidates missing the exam as for a few of them, exam centres were changed at the last minute. NTA officials have assured that the aspirants who could not appear on the first day due to a change in centre will get another chance in the second phase in August. Most students have reacted positively to the difficulty level of the exam as most of the questions were from NCERT, as expected. However some students claim that a few questions were not from the NCERT syllabus.

Section I i.e Language Section had 50 questions out of which 40 had to be attempted in 45 minutes. Same pattern was with Section II i.e Domain subjects. Section III i.e General Test however had 75 questions out of which 60 had to be attempted in 60 minutes.There was negative marking and order of the sections could not be changed while attempting

English paper could be considered as easy with short passage based, comprehension, vocabulary and grammatical analysis questions.

Maths paper also could not be considered as difficult and required basic understanding similar to that of the board examinations.

General test was easy too and required basic knowledge of current and traditional general knowledge with questions from economics, government schemes, chief ministers, folk dances and poverty index that students found quite easy and doable. Logical reasoning had questions from analogy, blood relations and directions.

Domain subjects were mostly passage based with 5 questions each.

Apart from being simple, the paper was doable in terms of length too. Most questions required straightforward answers, thereby saving time.

Overall, almost everyone found the paper not lengthy and the difficulty level easy-moderate.

As this is the first year of the test at this scale, cut-offs of the CUET score for admission into various universities can only be understood after the admissions take place.