CUET (Common Universities Entrance Test) 15 July 2022 Exam analysis

15 lakh students have filled the forms of CUET (UG) 2022. Out of thesestudents, 8 lakh students are going to give the exam in July (Phase 1) while the rest of the students will sit for the exam in August (Phase 2).

According to the strength of the students, CUET is the 2nd biggest exam in India after NEET exam.

Phase 1 CUET exam is in July 15, 16, 19, and 20. Phase 2 CUET exam is in August 4,5,6,7,8 and 10.

Here we are going to analyze the 15 July 2022 CUET.

It is very important to read this article to get a good insight into the CUET exam and to plan the study for upcoming phases.

According to the students, the exam was moderately difficult while teachers said the exam was very doable.

10-15% of questions in each section were tough, rest questions were easy. If any student is well versed in the subject he/she might finish exam beforehand.

A quick analysis of CUET 2022

CUET is not a new thing but this time the level and number of students are on higher side.

CUET (Common Universities Entrance Test) was known as the CUCET(Central Universities Common Entrance Test). This time 90 universities are participating in CUET2022.

After a careful and deep analysis of the 15 July 2022 CUET exam, we can conclude that CUET 2022 is going to be easy.

S.No. Section No. of Questions Doable Questions Level of Difficulty
1 A Language 50 34-37 Easy to Moderate
1 B Language 50 36-39 Easy to Moderate
2 Domain Knowledge 50 33-37 Easy to Moderate
3 General Test 75 54-57 Easy

Note: This analysis is based on various feedbacks from students and experts.

Now let’s talk about the 15th July 2022 CUET exam’s every section.

Analysis of Section-1 Language (15 July 2022)

Here we are going to talk about only the English Language (Section-1) of CUET. Right now students have given feedback on English Language only. We are trying to get feedback on other Languages Tests as well.

The English Language was having 2-3 Reading comprehension of 4-5 Questions each. Apart from RCs, the figure of speech, antonym & synonym, fill in the blanks, one-word substitutions, and other topics were there.

3 RCs topics were Maharana Pratap, Stammering, and Café.

The English Language Test was easy, barring 5-10 questions, other questions were very easy and straight.

Serial No. Topics Questions
1 Synonyms-Antonyms 3-4
2 Reading Comprehension 15-19
3 Idioms Phrases 2-4
4 Spelling Error 03
5 One word Substitution  02
6 Figure of speech 5-6
7 Fill in the blanks 2
8 Rearrangement of Sentences 01
9 Analogy 04-05
  Total 50

Note: This analysis is based on various feedbacks from students and experts.

Syllbus of English Language (Section 1):

Questions from the Language Section will be from the following topics but are not limited to:

  1. Reading Comprehension:
    There will be three types of passages
    (maximum 300-350 words):
    i. Factual
    ii. Narrative
    iii. Literary
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Rearranging the parts
  4. Choosing the correct word
  5. Synonyms and Antonyms
  6. Vocabulary

Let’s move on to section2 which is Domain Knowledge Test.

Analysis of Section-2 Domain Knowledge (15 July 2022)

In this section, we are going to talk about Domain-specific subjects. We have covered Accounts,History, Math, and Legal Studies in this particular section.

We will update this section as and when we get other CUET Domain Knowledge papers analysis from the students and experts.

1. Domain Knowledge- Maths

Most of Questions were easy and straightforward but the calculation part was a bit lengthy. The level of questions in comparison to NTA (National Testing Agency) mocks was easy.
Total Time: 45 Min
No. of Questions: 50
Attempt Questions: 40
Doable Questions: 35-37

Serial No. Topics Questions
1 Missing Numbers 4-5
2 Geometry 2-4
3 Time/ Speed/ Distance 4
4 Trigonometric Identities 1
  Total 50
Syllabus of Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Domain Knowledge (Section 2):

There will be one Question Paper which will contain Two Sections i.e. Section A and Section B [B1 and B2].

Section A will have 15 questions covering both i.e. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics which will be compulsory for all candidates

Section B1 will have 35 questions from Mathematics out of which 25 questions need to be attempted.

Section B2 will have 35 questions purely from Applied Mathematics out of which 25 question will be attempted.

Section A
  1. Algebra
  2. Calculus
  3. Integration and its Applications
  4. Differential Equations
  5. Probability Distributions
  6. Linear Programming
Section B1: Mathematics

Unit V: LinearProgramming
Unit VI: Probability

Section B2: Applied Mathematics

Unit I: Numbers, Quantification and Numerical Applications<

Domain Knowledge- Accounts

Most of the questions were easy and straightforward. The level of questions in comparison to NTA (National Testing Agency) mocks was easy. From the NPO topic “terms” were asked like “Where would “Interest” come in final accounts?”

From the Partnership part, no question was asked from “Goodwill”. The topic of “Company” saw 10 questions from the Share and Debenture (long questions), and the question of Debt/Equity Ratio was there.

Rules/Laws’ questions were altogether missing. It is recommended to the students focus on basic concepts.

  • Total Time: 45 Min
  • No. of Questions: 50
  • Attempt Questions: 40
  • Doable Questions: 35-36
Serial No. Topics Questions
1 NPO 8-12
2 Partnership 10-14
3 Company 15-18
4 Computerizes Accounts 6-8
  Total 50

Syllabus of Accounts Domain Knowledge (Section 2):
Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organisations and Partnership Firms

Unit I: Accounting Not-for-Profit Organisation
  • Not-for-profit organization: Meaning and Examples.
  • Receipts and Payments: Meaning and Concept of fund-based and non-fund-based accounting.
  • Preparation of Income and Expenditure Account and Balance sheet from receipt and payment account with additional information.
Unit II: Accounting for Partnership
  • Nature of Partnership Firm: Partnership deed (meaning, importance).
  • Final Accounts of Partnership: Fixed v/s Fluctuating capital, Division of profit among partners, Profit, and Loss Appropriation account.
Unit III: Reconstitution of Partnership

Changes in profit sharing ratio among the existing partners – Sacrificing ratio and Gaining ratio.

  • Accounting for Revaluation of Assets and Liabilities and Distribution of reserves and accumulated profits.
  • Goodwill: Nature, Factors affecting and Methods of valuation: Average profit, Super profit, Multiplier, and Capitalisation methods.
  • Admission of a Partner: Effect of admission of a partner, Change in profit sharing ratio, the Accounting treatment for goodwill, Revaluation of assets and liabilities, Reserves (accumulated profits), and Adjustment of capitals.
  • Retirement/Death of a Partner: Change in profit sharing ratio, Accounting treatment of goodwill, Revaluation of assets and liabilities, Adjustment of accumulated profits (Reserves).
Unit IV: Dissolution of Partnership Firm
  • Meaning, Settlement of accounts: Preparation of realization account and related accounts (excluding piecemeal distribution, sale to a company and insolvency of a Spartner).
    Company Accounts and Financial Statement Analysis
Unit V: Accounting for Share and Debenture Capital
  • Share Capital: Meaning, Nature and Types.
  • Accounting for Share Capital: Issue and Allotment of Equity and Preference Shares; Over subscription and Under subscription; Issue at par, premium and at discount; Calls in advance, Calls in arrears, Issue of shares for consideration other than cash.
  • Forfeiture of Shares: Accounting treatment, Re-issue of forfeited shares.
  • Presentation of shares and Debentures Capital in the company’s balance sheet.
  • Issue of Debenture – At par, premium, and discount; Issue of debentures for considerationother than cash.
  • Redemption of the debenture.
  • Out of proceeds of fresh issue, accumulated profits, and sinking fund.
Unit VI: Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Financial Statements of a Company: Preparation of simple financial statements of a companyin the prescribed form with major headings only.
  • Financial Analysis: Meaning, Significance, Purpose, Limitations.
  • Tools for Financial Analysis: Comparative statements, Common size statements.
  • Accounting Ratios: Meaning and Objectives, Types of ratios: Liquidity Ratios: Current ratio, Liquidity ratio.
  • Solvency Ratio: Debt to equity, Total assets to debt, Proprietary ratio.
  • Activity Ratio: Inventory turnover, Debtors turnover, Payables turnover, Working capital turnover, Fixed assets turnover, Current assets turnover.
  • Profitability Ratio: Gross profit, Operating ratio, Net profitratio, Return on Investment, Earningper Share, Dividend per Share, Profit Earning ratio.
Unit VII: Statement of Changes in Financial Position
  • Cash Flow Statement: Meaning and Objectives, Preparation, Adjustments related to depreciation, dividend and tax, sale and purchase of non-current assets (as per revised standard issued by ICAI).
Computerized Accounting System
Unit I: Overview of Computerised Accounting System
  • Concept and Types of Computerised Accounting System (CAS).
  • Features of a Computerised Accounting System.
  • Structure of a Computerised Accounting System.
Unit II: Using Computerised Accounting System
  • Steps in the installation of CAS, Preparation of chart of accounts, Codification, and Hierarchy of account heads.
  • Data entry, Data validation, and Data verification.
  • Adjusting entries, Preparation of financial statements, Closing entries, and Opening entries.
  • Security of CAS and Security features are generally available in CAS (Students are expected tounderstand and practice the entire accounting process using an accounting package.)
Unit III: Accounting Using Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Concepts of DBMS.Objects in DBMS: Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports.
  • Creating data tables for accounting.
  • Using queries, forms, and reports for generating accounting information. Applications of DBMS in generating accounting information such as shareholders’ records, sales reports, customers’ profiles,suppliers’ profiles payroll, employees’ profiles, and petty cash registers.
Unit IV: Accounting Applications of Electronic Spreadsheet
  • Concept of an Electronic Spreadsheet (ES).
  • Features offered by Electronic Spreadsheet.
  • Applications of Electronic Spreadsheet in generating accounting information, preparing depreciation schedules, loan repayment schedules, payroll accounting, and other such company
Domain Knowledge- History

Overall CUET- History domain questions were easy to moderate, in History Domain some questions were from deleted part of the NCERT Syllabus.

  • Total Time: 45 Min
  • No. of Questions: 50
  • Attempt Questions: 40
  • Doable Questions: 35-36
Syllabus of History Domain Knowledge (Section 2):
Unit I: The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology
  • Broad overview: Early urban centres.
  • Story of discovery: Harappan civilization.
  • Excerpt: Archaeological report on a major site. Discussion: how it has been utilized by archaeologists/ historians.
Unit II: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story
  • Broad overview: Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta period.
  • Story of discovery: Inscriptions and the decipherment of the script. Shiftsin the understanding of  olitical andeconomic history.
  • Excerpt: Asokan inscription and Gupta period land grant.
  • Discussion: Interpretation of inscriptions by historians.
Unit III: Social Histories using the Mahabharata
  • Broad overview: Issues in social history, including caste,class, kinship and gender.
  • Story of discovery: Transmission and publications of the Mahabharata.
  • Excerpt: From the Mahabharata, illustrating how it has been used by historians.
Unit IV: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

Broad overview:
(a) A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaisnavism, Saivism.
(b) Focus on Buddhism.

Story of discovery: Sanchi stupa.

Excerpt: Reproduction of sculptures from Sanchi.

Discussion: Ways in which sculpture has been interpreted by historians, other sources for reconstructing thehistory of Buddhism.

Unit V: Medieval society through Travellers’ Accounts

Broad Overview: Outline of social and cultural life as they appear in travellers’ accounts.

Story of their writings: A discussion of where they travelled, why they travelled, what they wrote, and For whom they wrote.

Excerpts: from Alberuni, Ibn Batuta, Bernier.

Discussion: What these travel accounts can tell us and how they have been interpreted by historians.

Unit VI: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

Broad Overview:
(a) Outline of religious developments during this period.
(b) Ideas and practices of the Bhakti-Sufi saints.

Story of Transmission: How Bhakti-Sufi compositions have been preserved.

Excerpt: Extracts from selected Bhakti Sufi works.

Discussion: Ways in which these have been interpreted by historians.

Unit VII: New Architecture: Hampi

Broad Overview:
(a) Outline of new buildings during Vijayanagar period — temples, forts, irrigation facilities.
(b)Relationship between architecture and the political system.

Story of Discovery: Account of how Hampi was found.

Excerpt: Visuals of buildings at Hampi.

Discussion: Ways in which historians have analysed and interpreted these structures.

Unit VIII: Agrarian Relations :The Ain-i- Akbari

Broad overview:
(a) Structure of agrarian relations in the 16th and 17th centuries.
(b) Patterns of change over the period.

Story of Discovery: Account of the compilation and translation of Ain-i-Akbari.

Excerpt: From the Ain-i-Akbari

Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the text to reconstruct history.

Unit IX: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

Broad Overview:
(a) Outline of political history c. 15th-17th centuries.
(b) Discussion of the Mughal court and politics.

Story of Discovery: Account of the production of court chronicles, and their subsequent translation and transmission.

Excerpts: from the Akbarnama and Padshahnama.

Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the texts to reconstruct political histories.

Unit X: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

Broad overview:
(a) Life of zamindars, peasants and artisans in the late18th century.
(b) East India Company, revenue settlements and surveys.
(c) Changes over the nineteenth century.

Story of official records: An account of why official investigations into rural societies were undertaken and the types of records and reports produced.

Excerpts: From Firminger’s Fifth Report, Accounts of Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, and Deccan Riots Report.

Discussion: What the official records tell and do not tell, and how they have been used by historians.

Unit XI: Representations of 1857

Broad Overview:
(a) The events of 1857-58.
(b) How these events were recorded and narrated.

Focus: Lucknow.

Excerpts: Pictures of 1857. Extractsfromcontemporaryaccounts.

Discussion: How the pictures of 1857 shaped British opinion of what had happened.

Unit XII: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

Broad Overview: The growth of Mumbai, Chennai, hill stations and cantonments in the 18th and 19th century.

Excerpts: Photographs and paintings. Plans of cities. Extract form town plan reports. Focus on Kolkata town planning.

Discussion: How the above sources can be used to reconstruct the history of towns. What these sourcesdo not reveal.

Unit XIII: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

Broad Overview:
(a) The nationalist movement 1918-48,
(b) The nature of Gandhian politics and leadership.

Focus: Mahatma Gandhi in 1931.

Excerpts: Reports from English and Indian language newspapers and other contemporary writings.

Discussion: How newspapers can be a source of history.

Unit XIV: Partition through Oral Sources

Broad Overview:
(a) The history of the 1940s.
(b) Nationalism, Communalism and Partition.

Focus: Punjab and Bengal.

Excerpts: Oral testimonies of those who experienced partition.

Discussion: Ways in which these have been analysedtoreconstruct the history of the event.

Unit XV: The Making of the Constitution

Broad Overview:
(a) Independence and the new nation state.
(b) The making of the Constitution.

Focus: The Constitutional Assembly debates.

Excerpts: From the debates.

Discussion: What such debates reveal and how they canbe analyzed.

Analysis of Section-3 General Test (15 July 2022)

General Test consists of 5 subsections. Questions were straightforward and to the point. The current affairs part was very easy questions like “Who is the CEO of Twitter?” was asked.

Even the questions from Reasoning and General studies were very easy. Barring 10-15 questions all other questions were quite easy. Anyone who hasn’t studied the General Test Topics cover to cover can clear the CUET General Test easily.

Questions from Missing numbers, Percentage, Geometry, Trigonometry, Speed &Time, Analogy, Current Affairs, Directions, GK, Blood Relation, etc. were there in CUET General Test.

  • Total Time: 60 Min
  • No. of Questions: 75
  • Attempt Questions: 60
  • Doable Questions: 52-56
Serial No. Topics Questions
1 General Knowledge 9
2 Current affairs 6
3 Numerical Ability 14
4 Quantitate Reasoning 15
5 Logical and Analytical Reasoning 15
  Total 75

Syllabus of General Test
The Question Paper will contain questions from the following topics :

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning.

So we can conclude that CUET 2022, 15 July shift was easy to moderate, with minimal effort any student can get good marks and can have his/her dream college.

Students must be beware of the negative marking as it can reduce their chance to a great extent.

This 15 July 2022 CUET Exam would set a direction for coming exams.