CUET 2022 is just a few months away, and it is the right time to gear up for this novel entrance examination that will pave the way for the college of your dreams.

Gone are the days of chasing near-perfect cut-off marks, as CUET requires you to secure just a minimum percentage in your board exams. It is believed to provide a level-playing field for students from different regions and boards.

Although this exam comes as a relief for many reasons, the mandatory nature of it for admissions into several central universities implies that the number of applicants will be huge, and the competition will be tough.

To ease things for you and to ensure that you pass this test with flying colours, we have curated the top 5 strategies and tips to crack CUET 2022.

  1. Know the key demand of the exam

To ace any exam, the most significant step is the first step- knowing about the eligibility, exam pattern, and exam syllabus.

  • Check whether you meet all the eligibility criteria for the exam. Some of those include passing your 10th and 12th classes from recognized boards with at least 45% in the 12th board examination.
  • It’s a computer-based test with Multiple choice questions. There will be four sections- the first two (section IA & IB) will test your language proficiency. The third section (section II) is domain-specific, and the final section (section III) will test your aptitude.
  • CUET 2022 is based on the NCERT syllabus for class 12. So, one must thoroughly go through it and strategize their preparation accordingly.
  • You can attempt the test in 13 languages- Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, and Odia.

2. Read newspapers regularly

Section IA & IB are language test papers that will test your proficiency in language through comprehension passages, fundamentals of grammar, and vocabulary.

  • Newspapers such as The Hindu or The Indian Express are excellent sources for improving vocabulary and grammar.
  • With regular reading, the pace of covering large passages with complete understanding increases. This will save your time while going through comprehension passages.
  • For improving your Hindi language, you should read popular Hindi newspapers such as Dainik Bharat or Navbharat Times.
  • Similarly, for other languages, you may refer to the local newspaper in that language.

3. Practice from reference books for the aptitude test.

The fourth section of CUET is a test of aptitude. The syllabus of the class 12th exam for any board does not include any subject on logical reasoning or quantitative aptitude. Therefore, the students must dedicate a few hours every day to practice such questions.

Some of the books to refer to for this section are given below:

For English language:

  • High School English Grammar and Composition Key by Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi

For General Knowledge:

  • Newspapers such as The Hindu, Financial Express, The Economic Times
  • Manorama yearbook

For Quantitative and numerical ability

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Aggarwal
  • First Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant publications

For logical reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning for CAT and other Management Exams by Peeyush Bhardwaj

For data analysis and interpretation section

  • Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha
  • Data Interpretation simplified by Jaggan Saneja

4. Practice from sample papers and mock tests

Sample papers and mock tests are valuable sources for the preparation of CUET 2022.

  • Time management is the key to success in CUET 2022, and sample papers or mock tests aid in that. 
  • Through sample papers and mock tests, students get an idea about what type of questions to expect in the exam.
  • The students can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses by solving questions.
  • The more questions students practice, the more confident they are in the exam hall.

5. Stay calm and prioritize your health.

The months after class 12th board exams are stressful for the students because of the confusion around making the right decision for their future. Staying composed in those times is essential.

  • The students must take a proper diet and get sufficient sleep.
  • Regular revision of the topics ensures that no stone is left unturned during preparation.
  • Stress is unavoidable, but it shouldn’t consume one. It’s important to meditate, exercise or take a little break from the monotony of exam preparation. 
  • Last but not the least, believe in yourself!