In absence of previous year question papers and ambiguous anticipation of the CUET 2022 exam, the students of class 12th are going through a tough phase. CUET 2022 is all set to become one of the largest entrance examinations in the country with 54 central university participants, with the exam upcoming in July 2022. The University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, etc. are among the prestigious institutions participating in it.

Since the exam is being conducted for the first time in the country, there are a lot of apprehensions and confusions among the students in terms of ‘how to prepare for CUET 2022.’ With barely a month left in the commencement of exam, the students seek proper guidance, tips and strategy for the preparation of CUET 2022.

Here we are, with the best tips and strategy for CUET 2022.

  1. Know the pattern and syllabus intricately

Analysing the pattern and syllabus released by NTA must be your first step in the direction of CUET 2022.

The test will comprise of 4 sections primarily – 1A (language), 1B(language), 2 (Domain) and 3 (General Test). 

For detailed pattern analysis of CUET 2022, kindly visit the following link-

The questions will be based on NCERT syllabus of 12th standard ONLY. Input texts can be used to form MCQ questions. The student will be able to do well if acquainted with his 12th syllabus.

  • 2. Revise the NCERTs

Since the NTA has clearly mentioned that the MCQs for CUET 2022 will be formed based on NCERT class 12th books only, it is advised that you revise your NCERTs very thoroughly. This won’t be a very difficult task since you have just appeared in your 12th board examinations. However, you need to keep in mind the following things-

  • You may have left the information given in boxes in the NCERT books while preparing for your boards. Go through that now.
  • For many subjects like economics, accountancy and sciences, students generally do not follow NCERTs to prepare for board exams. It is advised that you go through the NCERTs of each subject at least once for CUET 2022.
  • 3. Don’t neglect the General Test (Section 3)

This section comprises of General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, Logical and Analytical Reasoning. The level of questions will be of simple mathematics taught till grade 8 comprising of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and mensuration.  

Brush up your mathematics portion if you are a humanities student. For reasoning, you can either rely on any good book or free YouTube courses offered by hundreds of channels. The current affairs portion can be covered by reading newspapers daily and going through the important news of last one year.

Remember, practicing is the key for this section.

  • 4. Practice

Many institutes and websites will be offering mock test papers based on the syllabus and pattern released by NTA for CUET 2022. Don’t forget to attempt as many papers as you can.

  • For the Section 3 (General Test), you can also use the previous year question papers of the universities that used to have entrances. BHU is one such source.
  • For the domain specific section, you are the best source of questions. While reading the NCERTs, think about every MCQ question that can be formed from each chapter from the examiner’s point of view. This is the best way to prepare for the domain section.
  • Do not forget to practice for languages too. Attempt comprehension questions and try to increase your vocabulary in the upcoming days.
  • 5. Use good sources to study

Using good, and limited sources to study is very important in the preparation of any entrance examination. For CUET 2022, NCERTs undoubtfully are the best for section 2 that is domain specific.

For language and general test, there is a hoard of study materials available in the market. It is advised that you stick to one reliable source for each subject. Some of the best books have been listed out by CA Parag Gupta for CUET 2022 in the following video –

We wish you all the best for your exam! 

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