CUET BBA Exam Pattern 2022


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Updated on
July 12, 2022

CUET 2022 BBA entrance exam for DU colleges is scheduled from July 15 to August 20, 2022. The exam is conducted by NTA as a Computer Based Test. With effect from academic session 2022-23, National Testing Agency will conduct CUET as the mandatory entrance test for DU BBA admission, instead of earlier DUJAT.


Read below the key highlights of CUET BBA exam 2022, Overall CUET Exam Pattern, DU CUET BBA exam 2022 pattern and more


1. CUET BBA Exam Pattern 2022: Key Highlights for DU BBA Entrance Exam
The BBA CUET 2022 Exam details given below include the various salient features of  the  exam:

CUET BBA Exam Pattern 2022 Details
CUET BBA 2022 Exam Highlights
CUET Full Form
Common University Entrance Test for admission to BBA/BBS and other undergraduate courses in DU and all Central Universities   
CUET BBA 2022 Exam Date
July 15 to August 20, 2022
CUET BBA 2022 Exam Pattern
Broadly Divided in 3 sections but effectively 4 sections- IA, IB, II, III
CUET BBA 2022 Test sessions
Conducted in 2 slots – Morning & Afternoon on same day
About DU CUET BBA Slot-1 Exam
In the first slot, candidates will appear for Section I (languages), two chosen domain subjects (Out of the 6 chosen subjects) and the general test
About DU CUET  Slot-2 Exam
In the second slot, candidates will appear for the other 4 domain subjects (Out of 6 chosen subjects) and an additional language test, if opted for
Compulsory Subjects and Languages for DU BMS/BBA CUET 2022
Any one Language from List A+ Mathematics+Any two other subjects like Business Studies, Economics/ Business Economics, Entrepreneurship (Please note at least one subject should be from the list 1B)+ Section-III General Test – Check All Key Details Below
DU CUET BBA Exam 2022 Conducting body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
CUET UG Testing Mode
LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Type of Questions in CUET UG 2022
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Medium of CUET BBA Question Paper
Exam in 13 languages - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. You need to choose any
CUET BBA Registration & Application process
CUET BBA Application fee
Rs.650/- for one slot (Fee covers CUET UG Registration, CUET Application & Exam Fee) 
CUET BBA 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Passed class 12 or have appeared, result awaited
Number of Questions and Section wise Time Limit to solve DU CUET UG BBA Question paper
Specifically for DU BBA CUET Exam
Section-1A: Language- Solve 40 Questions in 45 Minutes
Section-II: Domain Subjects- Solve 120 Questions on 3 Subjects in a time duration of  135 Minutes
Section-III: General Test-Solve 60 Questions in 60 Minutes
Time duration of the exam
Slot-1: 195 minutes; Slot-2:225 Minutes
Difficulty level of the exam
Moderate to Difficult
Top DU BBA Colleges Accepting CUET 2022 Exam for BBA/BBS admission
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, KeshavMahavidyalay, DeenDayal Upadhyay College
CUET 2022 UG Application Fees
Rs.650 for Slot-I and Rs.650 for Slot-II (Each slot is independent of other slot)

2. CUET BBA 2022 Exam Pattern: Overall Pattern for UG Admission
NTA CUET 2022 Exam Pattern consists of following 4 Sections:

  • Section IA: 13 Languages (Choose at least One)
  • Section IB: 20 Languages (Choose if opting for language course)
  • Section II:  27 Domain specific Subjects (For BBA CUET entrance exam, Mathematics is compulsory+ opt for 2 more subjects required for BBA CUET entrance from the list in section-II
  • Section III:  General Test (Mandatory for BBA admission)
  • While choosing options from each Section is not mandatory, the choices should match the requirements of the DU BMS course and other desired University UG course.
  • Flexible time limit for completing the exam as per the choice of languages and domain specific subjects
  • Computer delivered test
  • Different Time Limit for Different Sections
  • Scoring Pattern: +4 Marks for correct answer,
  • -1 mark for wrong answer
  • All Negative Marking Questions: The questions are of MCQ type and will carry penalty of  -1 mark as negative marking for each wrong answer

2.1 CUET UG 2022 Overall Sectional Composition and Time Duration
CUET (UG) 2022 exam sectional composition and time duration broadly is as follows

Subjects/ Tests
Total Questions/ Questions  to be Attempted
Question Type
Test Duration
Section IA: Languages
There are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen.
Total: 50
Choice: 40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language
Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, Narrative, (Literary Aptitude, and Vocabulary]
45 Minutes for each language
Section IB: Languages
There are 20 Languages. Any other language apart from those offered in Section I A may be chosen.
Section II: Domain Specific Subject Test
There are 27 Domains specific subjects being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of Six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/ Universities
Total: 50 Questions
Choice: 40 Questions to be attempted out of 50
MCQ Based Questions, as per NCERT Class XII syllabus only
45 Minutes for each Domain Specific Subjects
Section III: General Test
This test is for any such undergraduate programme orprogrammeswhich are offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission. For DU BBA/BMS admission Section-III is compulsory
Total Questions:75
Choice: 60 Questions to be attempted out of 75
The test consists of MCQ Based Questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/s tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
60 Minutes

2.2 CUET 2022 BBA Exam Pattern for Delhi University
Based on the revised CUET pattern as detailed above, the overall and sectional composition of BBA CUET 2022 Exam Pattern for Delhi University BMS admission 2022 is shared below:

Choice of Exam Subjects
No. of Questions
Time Duration
Section I: Divided into 2 Subsections
IA:13 Languages (1 Language Compulsory)
IB: 20 Languages (Optional)
Minimum One Language Compulsory to choose from the list of 13 Languages
Not Mandatory for DU BBA entrance Test
Attempt 40 Qs out of Total 50
Attempt 40 Qs out of Total 50
45 Minutes for Each Language
45 Minutes for Each Language
Section-II: 27 Domain Subjects divided in two lists-B1 and B2
Choose Minimum 3 Subjects
Mathematics Compulsory + 2 Subjects like Business Studies, Economics/ Business Economics, Entrepreneurship. One of the subjects should be from List B1
Attempt 40 Qs out of Total 50
45 Minutes for each Subject
Section-III: General Test
MCQ Based Questions on GK, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/
stat (taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
60 Questions out of 75
60 Minutes for 60 Questions

4.3 DU CUET UG Test Slots & Timing
CUET 2022 Exam will be conducted on multiple days in two slots per day as given below:

CUET 2022 Slots
Exam Duration
Slot Timing
Slot-1 (Morning)
45 or 60 Minutes to 195 Minutes as detailed above
9 AM to 12.15 PM
Slot-2 (Afternoon)
45 Minutes to 225 Minutes
3 PM to 6.45 PM

4.4 DU Guidelines on CUET 2022 BBA Exam Pattern
Delhi University has clarified on the key sections and subjects that you need to appear in CUET BBA entrance exam 2022 required for admission to BMS/BBA(FIA)/ B.A (Hons) Business Economics courses

  • Candidates must appear in CUET 2022 in the following subject combination:
  • Any one Language from List A + Mathematics + SECTION III of CUET (General Test)
  • Merit will be based on the CUET scores obtained from the above-mentioned combination of subjects.

5. Important Notes:

  • The test duration is as per the number of tests being opted by the candidates. The maximum test duration is applicable if the candidate takes all the offered Sections in the given slot.
  • A Compensatory time for PwBD Candidates of 15 minutes for 45 minutes examination and 20 minutes for one-hour examination will be allowed additionally
  • In Slot 1 (Morning Slot) a candidate may take upto 4 tests only (One Language from Section IA, maximum of two domain specific Subjects from Section II and One General Test from Section III)
  • In Slot 2 (Afternoon Slot) a candidate can take upto 5 tests
  • Combining Slot 1 and Slot 2 together, a candidate may take maximum 09 Tests.

6. CUET UG 2022 Section IA for BBA: Mandatory to Choose out of 13 Languages
CUET 2022 is conducted in 13 languages as given below. You need to choose at least one language to appear in the exam and can also choose other languages, if you wish so.  The exam can be taken in any of the following 13 languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu


7. CUET UG 2022 Section IB: Optional for DU BBA Admission
There are 20 languages in Section IB. If you are opting for a course in any of these languages, you need to choose that one apart from the one which was selected from section 1A. The languages are - French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.


8. CUET UG 2022 Section-II: 3 Domain Subjects Compulsory for BBA Entrance Exam
Domain Subjects divided in two lists-B1 and B2. For DU BBA/BMS Admission 2022, you must choose minimum 3 Subjects including Mathematics which is Compulsory. Other 2 Subjects from  Business Studies, Economics/ Business Economics, Entrepreneurship can be chosen. One of the subjects should be from the List B1


9. CUET UG 2022 Section-III: Compulsory Section for DU BBA Entrance Exam
Section-III is compulsory for CUET BBA admission test 2022 for Delhi University BMS/BBA(FIA) courses. This section has MCQ Based Questions on GK, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning


10. CUET BBA 2022 Exam Difficulty Level & Cut offs
CUET 2022 BBA entrance exam has higher difficulty level as compared to other BBA entrance exams. The CUET  2022 cut offs do not go very high. Since the DU BBA/BBS admission process 2022 awards 100% weightage to CUET score, many candidates who score a little low in class 12 but score high in CUET 2022 will have the opportunity to get admission to their preferred BBA/BBS colleges.


11. How to Appear successfully in CUET 2022 Exam? Key Points

  • You should report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well in time
  • A computer terminal (node) indicating Roll Number will be allocated to you
  • It will display Welcome login screen, your photograph and DU subject opted by you  
  • You should find and sit on your allocated computers only
  • For login, you will have to enter login-ID and password
  • After logging in, you will be able to see the detailed instructions for the examination
  • Go through the instructions carefully regarding the type of questions and Marking Scheme
  • When the test starts, you will be able to proceed and see the questions on the computer screen
  • The keyboard attached to the computer, if any, will be disabled during the entire duration of the examination
  • Depending on the type of question, the answers to questions can either be entered by clicking on the virtual on-screen keyboard (numeric or otherwise) using the computer mouse or by clicking the chosen option(s) using the computer mouse
  • You will have the option to change/modify answers already entered anytime during the entire duration of the examination
  • The countdown timer in the top right side of computer screen will display the time remaining (in minutes) available for the candidate to complete the examination
  • When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. Candidate will not be required to end or submit the examination
  • The Question Palette displayed on the right side of screen will show the status of each question using the text/color codes/symbols as given in the instructions before start of the test
  • You have the option of answering a question and simultaneously placing it under “Marked for Review”, these answers will be considered for evaluation. 
  • The full paper can be viewed by clicking the “Question Paper” icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Blank Sheets for doing rough work/calculations shall be provided to each candidate
  • You can shuffle between sections and questions within sections any time during the examination as per the convenience only during the time stipulated

12. Most Important Documents Required on CUET Exam Day
You must bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. If you do not bring these documents, you will not be allowed to appear in the examination

  • 12.1 Admit Card: Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA website
  • 12.2 Photograph: One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at the Centre during the Examination
  • 12.3. Photo ID: Any one of the authorized Govt photo IDs (original, valid and non-expired), viz. PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card
  • 12.4. PwD Certificate (If applicable): PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category

13. Allotment of Courses and Colleges
For BBA/BMS and all other UG courses the allotment of seats shall be done centrally and shall be displayed on the Delhi University Admission Portal. Only the applicants who satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for the course will be considered for admission.


In the case of BA(H)BE/BMS/BBA(FIA) and the B.El.Ed. courses, the seats available in each college (and course) in each admission category shall be allotted to the applicants in order of their ranks and as per their preferences subject to availability, till all seats in the particular college (and course) are exhausted.


An applicant allotted a seat higher in their preference order will not be allowed a change to any seat lower in their preference order within the same admission category.

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