CUET-PG 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Central University Entrance Test Postgraduate 2022 ( CUET-PG )


Registrations: 19 May '22 - 4 Jul '22

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Updated on Jun 19, 2022 12:25 IST

CUET PG 2022 application deadline has been extended from June 18 to July 4, up to 5 pm. The application fee has to be paid till July 5, up to 11.50 pm. The CUET PG application correction window has also been postponed from June 20 to June 22, to July 6 to July 8, 11.50 pm. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the application process has been extended after receiving a large number of requests from CUET PG 2022 aspirants. NTA had released the application form on May 19. The exam date has not been announced yet but it is likely that it will be scheduled for the fourth week of July. NTA has stated that the exam will be held in two shifts and the question paper will be in two languages, English and Hindi. The CUET PG 2022 will be held for postgraduate course admissions to over 50 Central and participating Universities.

What is CUET PG?

Central University Entrance Test (Postgraduate) or CUET PG is an all-India level entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission to over 40 Central and other participating universities. The CUET PG is conducted once a year in 554 cities in India and 13 international cities. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode for two hours. Till last year, the exam was known as Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). Prior to 2021, UGC used to conduct the test in a paper-pencil-based mode.

Latest Updates

June 19, 2022: CUET PG 2022 Application Deadline Extended Till July 4

CUET PG 2022 Highlights

The following table brings the important features or highlights of the exam.



Exam Name

Central University Entrance Test (Postgraduate)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Mode)

Total No. of Test Takers

97,416 (2021)

Courses Offered Through CUET

MSc, PhD

Exam Fees

INR 800 (General)


INR 550 (SC, ST, PwD and Transgender)

INR 4,000 (International centres)

Exam Duration

Two hours

Total Marks


Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Language of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Centre Cities

554 cities in India and 13 cities abroad

Accepting Colleges

42 Central, Private and Deemed to be Universities

Official Website

Contact Details


CUET PG 2022 Application Form

Candidates have to fill CUET PG application form in an online mode on the official website of the exam. The first step is to register by entering the basic details such as name, address and contact details and password selection. This would generate login credentials. After logging in with the registration credentials, candidates will have to fill up the CUET PG 2022 application form with their personal and academic details, programme and exam city preference and upload documents. After the form is filled, candidates will have to pay the CUET application fee online via debit/credit card, Net Banking, Paytm and UPI. Candidates can apply up to three papers and for each extra paper, there would be an additional fee levied.

CUET PG 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Central Universities in order to apply and appear for CUET PG 2022. The eligibility criteria for CUET PG 2022 are as follows:

  • For PG: Candidates applying for a master’s degree must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. There is no minimum aggregate or age limit stated by NTA.
  • For PhD: Candidates applying for PhD programme must have a master’s degree from a recognised university or institute to apply for admission in research programmes. 

CUET PG 2022 Important Dates

The following table brings the important dates for CUET PG 2022.



CUET PG 2022 Application Window

19-May-2022 to 18-Jun-2022 (11.50 pm) 04-Jul-2022 (5 pm)

Last Date to Pay CUET PG 2022 Application Fee

19-Jun-2022 (11.50 pm)

05-Jul-2022 (11.50 pm)

CUET PG 2022 Application Correction Window

20-Jun-2022 to 22-Jun-2022

06-Jul-2022 to 08-Jul-2022 (11.50 pm)

CUET PG 2022 Admit Card

To be announced

CUET PG 2022 Exam

To be announced

CUET PG 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus for CUET PG 2022 has been released by NTA for each paper. The level of the syllabus is that of undergraduate level. The topics and chapters of the CUET PG 2022 syllabus vary from subject to subject and the detailed syllabus can be checked at the CUET PG 2022 website.

CUET PG 2022 Pattern

The exam will consist of 100 questions and the question paper will be divided into two parts. Part A will consist of 25 questions on Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability and Part B will consist of 75 domain-specific questions.



Number of Questions


Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability



Domain knowledge


CUET PG 2022 Marking Scheme

i) Each question carries four marks.

ii) For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total score.

iii) Unanswered/unattempted responses will not be given any marks.

CUET PG 2022 Preparation Tips

First and foremost, candidates should go through the exam pattern and structure of the test. After that, students should get hold of some of the best books for CUET PG preparation. After gaining conceptual clarity on each section and subject, students should segregate their areas of strengths and weaknesses they should work towards improving their weaknesses by finding out the root cause and taking help from their mentors or students. After completing the syllabus, they should take regular mock tests and analyse their performance. Solving previous years’ question papers will also expose them to the topics and question types to expect in the actual exam. Last but not the least, staying confident is the key to success in CUET PG.

CUET PG 2022 Mock Test

Taking mock tests is one of the critical aspects of cracking CUET PG. NTA is expected to release an online CUET PG 2022 mock test on its official website wherein students can get an understanding of the navigation system. By taking the official CUET PG mock test 2022, aspirants will be able to practice the usage of a virtual keyboard and calculator, moving from question to question and among sections. To improve their preparation, students should take the mock tests released by coaching institutes or experts which will give them questions from actual sections of the expected difficulty level. Along with taking the mock test, it is equally important to analyse it. After a thorough analysis, it is important to implement the pointers of analysis within one’s preparation to succeed in the exam.

CUET PG 2022 Admit Card

CUET PG 2022 admit card will be released online, tentatively in the first week of July. Admit card is the tentative document that has to be carried to the exam centre. The CUET PG admit card 2022 has to be downloaded by logging in with the registration credentials. The direct link to download the CUET PG 2022 hall ticket or admit card will be provided on this page as and when it is announced.

CUET PG 2022 Analysis

CUET PG 2022 analysis and student reactions will be provided after the exam is conducted. The analysis will bring the idea regarding the difficulty level of the exam, topic-wise weightage of questions, expected cutoff and other relevant information regarding the test. As per last year’s analysis of the exam, the difficulty level was moderate to tough. Test-takers felt that the exam was challenging but the questions were understandable.

CUET PG 2022 Question Paper

Since the exam will be conducted in a computer-based mode, candidates will not get hold of the CUET PG 2022 question papers on the day of the exam. However, NTA will release the question papers online on its official website along with the answer keys. Candidates will also be able to download their response sheets. The CUET PG question papers will carry 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). 

CUET PG 2022 Answer Keys

The CUET PG 2022 answer keys are expected to be released in the first week of August. Candidates will be able to download the answer keys along with the response sheets by logging in to the CUET PG website through their username and date of birth/password. Answer keys are the correct answer option for each of the MCQ and based on the provisional answer keys of CUET PG, test-takers will be able to calculate their estimated scores and assume their admission chances at the participating institutes based on their cutoffs. In case of any discrepancy, candidates can submit objections against one or more answer keys by paying a fee of INR 200 per question along with proofs within the stipulated date. In case the objections are found valid, the amount will be refunded. The final answer key will be released along with the result.

CUET PG 2022 Result

The CUET PG 2022 result is likely to be released by mid-August. The result or scorecard of CUET PG will be released online and candidates will have to download it by logging in to the link provided (to be updated once the result is declared). The CUET PG result will carry information such as candidates’ personal details, section-wise and overall scores and percentiles and cutoffs.

CUET PG 2022 Cutoff

The CUET PG 2022 cutoff will be released along with the result. The cutoff refers to the minimum marks one has to secure in order to qualify for the exam. While NTA will release the qualifying cutoff, participating institutes will release separate cutoffs for each programme offered by them. The CUET PG cutoff marks will depend on the factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of test-takers, and seats, among others.

CUET PG 2022 Counselling

The CUET PG 2022 counselling will be conducted by the participating institutes separately. Each institute will release its merit list based on qualifying candidates after the declaration of the result. Interested candidates will have to register and then participate in the counselling process, which is likely to be held online. In general, there are three rounds of counselling and the number of rounds may vary depending on the seat vacancy. After the seat allotment result is declared, candidates will have to accept the admission offer by reporting to the institutes and getting their documents verified. There are a few programmes, where instead of counselling, interview rounds will be conducted.

FAQs Regarding CUET PG 2022

Q: When is the last date to submit the CUET PG 2022 application form?

A: The CUET PG 2022 application form submission last date has been extended from June 18 to July 4.

Q: Will NTA provide application correction facility for CUET PG 2022?

A: Yes, the CUET PG 2022 application correction window will be open from July 6 to July 8.

Q: Who is the conducting authority of CUET PG 2022?

A: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting authority for CUET PG 2022.

Q: When was the CUET PG 2022 application form released?

A: The CUET PG 2022 application form was released on May 19.

Q: When will NTA conduct CUET PG 2022?

A: The exam dates for CUET PG 2022 has not been announced yet. It is expected that the exam will be conducted in the fourth week of July.

Q: What is the mode of conducting CUET PG 2022?

A: CUET PG 2022 will be conducted in an online mode, or a computer-based mode.

Q: What is the duration of the CUET PG 2022 exam?

A: The exam will be conducted for two hours in two slots. The first slot will be conducted from 10 am to 12 noon and the second slot will be conducted from 3 pm to 5 pm. 

Q: How many times is CUET PG conducted in a year?

A: CUET PG is conducted once a year.

Q: How many institutes will accept CUET PG 2022 scores?

A: CUET PG 2022 scores will be accepted by 42 Central and Private Universities across India. 

Q: In how many cities will the CUET PG 2022 exam be held?

A: CUET PG 2022 will be held in 554 cities across India and 13 cities abroad. 

Q: What type of questions are asked in the CUET PG exam?

A: CUET PG exam will be on multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

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