CUET 2022 Ranking System - Explained!

by Shreya August 23, 2022

CUET 2022 Ranking System, Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

As the CUET 2022 exam has been conducted for 2022, students are waiting for the CUET results. A common question that arises in every CUET 2022 participant is what is the CUET 2022 ranking system and what is the CUET 2022 marking scheme.

If you are a student who has appeared for CUET 2022 and have these questions, look no further! In this article, we will discuss the ranking system, marking scheme and exam pattern.   


CUET 2022 Ranking system | CUET Score and Rank Calculation

CUET 2022 Highlights

Before discussing the ranking system and other details of the examination, let us look at the major highlights of the CUET 2022 examination. Refer to the table below to have an overview of the CUET 2022 examinations.


Exam Name

Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

University Level

Mode of Application

Online

Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam Duration

Slot 1: 3 Hours 15 Minutes 

Slot 2: 3 Hours 45 Minutes

Number of Sections

4 Sections (Section IA, IB, II, and III)

Marking Scheme

Wrong Answer: - 1 Unanswered questions: 0

Level of Exam

Class 12th

Medium of Language

13 Languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu)

Maximum Number of Tests

9 Tests

(2 Languages, 6 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test OR 3 Languages, 5 Domain Specific Subjects, 1 General Test)

Results announcement

To be notified


CUET 2022 Ranking system

The CUET 2022 ranking system will be based on the CUET 2022 results. The results are yet to be announced by the conducting bodies. The tentative schedule for the CUET 2022 results is 2 to 4 days after the completion of the final phase of the CUET examinations.

Let us look at the ranking system that is to be followed in the CUET 2022 examinations. The CUET 2022 ranking system includes the discussion of the score calculations, rank calculations as well as the normalisation process.

Let us begin our discussion with score calculations in CUET 2022.


CUET 2022 Score Calculations

Since the CUET examinations are calculated in multiple phases, the score is calculated through the normalisation process. The following steps are involved in the CUET 2022 score calculations.

  • In the normalisation process, the percentile of each candidate is calculated based on the raw score. 

  • The raw score is the total marks obtained by the students in the CUET 2022 examinations.

  • The highest percentile of a particular session is taken into consideration. For example, if the highest marks which students score are 99 out of 100; then the percentile would be 100. 

  • The highest percentile for every session would be recorded.

  • The percentile score will contain up to 7 decimal places. This is done to calculate the exact score.

  • Based on this percentile score, the ranks are calculated.


Normalisation Formula

Total percentile (100) = (Number of candidates appeared from the session with raw score less or equal to total percentil) / (Total number of candidates appeared in the session)


Note: In case 2 or more students have the same percentile, there are tie-breaker methods discussed later in the article.


CUET 2022 Rank Calculation

The CUET 2022 ranks will be calculated on the basis of the CUET 2022 percentile score. Although the percentile scores will be released by CUET, the individual merit list of the participating colleges will be released by receptive institutions.

It can be better explained as candidates who scored 100 percentile will have the first rank according to the merit list of the college. It is very important to understand that merit lists and ranks will be determined by the respective universities cut off. 


CUET 2022 Tie-breaker Method

The following step would be taken if 2 or more candidates have the same percentile and apply for the same college and same branch (course).

  • Their Class 12 board scores or the percentage will serve as a tiebreaker for allotment in the event that two students with the same CUET score select the same college and course as their first choices.


CUET Exam Pattern

Let us discuss the CUET exam pattern in detail. It is important to understand the CUET exam pattern to better understand the marking scheme and CUET ranking system.


CUET Test Structure 2022 - Slot 1

The table provided below summarises the exam pattern of CUET 2022 Slot 1.


Subjects

No. of Questions to be Attempted

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

Language (any one of the 13 languages opted in Section IA)

40 out of 50

5

200

45 minutes per language

Domain Specific Subjects (Max. 2 subjects)

40 out of 50

5

200

45 minutes per subject

General Test

60 out of 75

5

300

60 minutes


CUET Test Structure 2022 - Slot 2

The table given below summarises the exam pattern of CUET 2022 Slot 2.


Test/Subjects

No. of Questions to be Attempted

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

Language (any one of the remaining 12 languages opted in Section IA (if one already taken in slot 1) and 1 from Section IB - as applicable)

40 out of 50

5

200

45 minutes per language

Domain Specific Subjects (Max. 4 subjects)

40 out of 50

5

200

45 minutes per subject


CUET Marking Scheme 2022

Since we have understood how the CUET ranking system will work on the basis of the percentile. The percentile is in turn calculated based on the marks scored by students. It is important to understand the CUET marking scheme of 2022. Let us look at how CUET marks will be calculated.

  • For every correct answer, 5 marks will be awarded to students.

  • For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.

  • There will be no negative marking for the unattempted questions.

This was the complete discussion on the CUET 2022 ranking system, percentile score calculation, and the normalisation formula. We have also seen the marking scheme and the exam pattern to better understand the scoring method of the CUET 2022 examination.

We sincerely hope to have helped students with their queries.

FAQs on CUET 2022 Ranking System - Explained!

1 When will CUET 2022 results be announced?

The CUET 2022 results will be released on the official website of cUET after successful completion of the CUET examinations. The dates are still to be notified but students can expect the result announcement within 3-4 days.

2 What is the CUET raw score?

The applicants' actual marks obtained on the CUET exam during their shift is known as the raw score. 

3. What factors affect the CUET cut-off?

Several factors influence the CUET cut-off, including the number of candidates, the difficulty of the exam, changes to the curriculum or examination structure, the sorts of applicants, the availability of seats, and historical cutoff patterns.

4. Will there be a single counseling process for admission to the participating universities?

No, each central university in CUET 2022 holds a distinct, independent admissions counselling session. Every university will release its respective cut-offs for admission in the respective courses.

5 What is the formula of CUET normalisation?

The following formula is used for normalisation in CUET 2022.

Total percentile (100) = (Number of candidates appeared from the session with raw score less or equal to total percentil) / (Total number of candidates appeared in the session)