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CUET Exam Pattern: Min. QN. to Attempt High Score In 2024

Apr 3, 2024 1.5K Reads

CUET UG 2024 is around the corner and in this case, it is very essential to start preparing for the examination. The examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency, which helps the students who passed class 12th to get admission to the top universities and institutes in various courses and study programs.

This examination by NTA is a big step towards providing equal opportunities to all students, irrespective of the board of examination of the candidate or the medium of language. Overall, this exam helps in offering admission to the top colleges based on the marks awarded in the CUET examination by the candidate.

CUET UG 2024 registration starts, submit your application before 5th April 2024 to avoid last-minute hassle! Click Here to know more!

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CUET UG 2024 official notification and information bulletin will be released soon in February and the tentative date for the exam conduction will be from 15th May 2024 to 31st May 2024. Here in this blog, we have suggested some preparation tips for the CUET UG Examination, the marking schemes of CUET UG, the number of questions and how the raw scores and normalised scores vary.

Some key highlights of CUET UG 2024

  • CUET UG Examination is conducted by the nodal body of NTA(National Testing Agency).
  • It is conducted once a year to offer admission to students in undergraduate courses in various central and state universities
  • The examination is conducted in Computer-based mode and candidates can choose to appear in the exam from anywhere in India as this examination is conducted in more than 171 cities.
  • The information bulletin for CUET UG 2024 will be released in February. 
  • The tentative examination dates have been released. The examination can be conducted from 15th May 2024 to 31st May 2024.
  • The examination is a national-level entrance examination and this was started in the year 2022 to eliminate multiple entrance examinations for different institutes. 
  • There are various institutes and universities involved in the CUET UG. Some of them are- JNU, the University of Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, Mizoram University, Manipur University, and many more.

Marking Scheme in the CUET UG 2024 examination

CUET UG is a national-level entrance examination that is conducted in a Computer-based mode. The examination consists of Multiple-choice questions. The students have to choose a correct answer or the most appropriate answer out of the given options. However, if the anomaly is found in any of the given questions, you can raise the query.

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The candidate is awarded with +5 for every right-answered question and for every incorrect question, he will be awarded with -1 marks. There will be no marking for unattempted questions. Here is the detailed marking scheme of CUET UG-

  • For each correct answer students will be awarded +5 marks.
  • For every wrong answer, students will get -1 marks
  • There will be no marks for unattempted question
  • If two options are found correct, +5 marks will be awarded only to those who have attempted any of the two correct options.
  • In case, if all the options in the question are found correct, marks will be awarded to the students who have attempted the question.
  • In case, not a single option is found correct, then all the students who attempted that question will be awarded +5 marks.

CUET Raw Marks vs Percentile Scores

CUET UG Examination is conducted in various shifts. So a standard marking system is a prerequisite. NTA adopted the normalisation of the raw scores of the candidates to maintain equal opportunity distribution among different shifts of students. Therefore Equi-percentile method is used to convert raw scores into normalised scores. With the help of this method, the raw score is converted into the normalised score and percentile score for each subject.

Subjects in CUET 2024

Sociology

Home Science

General Test

Agriculture

Mathematics

Accountancy/Book Keeping

Physics

Psychology

Languages

Chemistry

Physical Education

Business Studies

Business Economics/ Economics

Geography

Mass Media and Communication

Biology

Teaching Aptitude

History

Political Science

Legal Studies

Anthropology

Computer Science

   

Raw Score vs. percentile scores

For each shift, percentile scores are calculated with a special procedure.

Step 1- Count the Total number of students who appeared in one shift. Mark it as N.

Step 2- Arrange the appeared candidates in decreasing order of their marks.

Step 3- Now note the raw score of each candidate in that shift and denote it as T. Now, count the number of candidates with raw marks less than or equal to T and denote it as m. Use the formula mentioned here.

Step 4- Formula= Percentile Score (P)=m/N*100

Percentile Score= Number of Candidates who appeared in a shift with a raw score equal to or less than the T score/Total candidates who appeared in session* 100

How do percentile and normalised scores vary?

Here we have given the data based on the CUET 2023. You can get a rough idea from the table here for your CUET UG 2024 examination as well. If the normalized scores in the examination range between 188 to 200, then your percentile can be 100(expected). Similarly, if your normalized score lies somewhere between 187 to 170, then your percentile score can be 99. 

How many questions to Attempt in CUET UG?

S.No

Sections

Maximum Questions to Attempt 

1.

Section IA

40/50 Questions

Section IB

2..

Section II

40/50 Questions

3.

Section III

50/60 Questions

Note- Mentioned above is the examination pattern of CUET 2023. The pattern for CUET UG 2024 may vary. For more information, You can visit the NTA official website.

Cutoffs for Various Courses in CUET

For Delhi University- There are many colleges under Delhi University. Some of the top colleges of them as per NIRF are-

  • Miranda House
  • Hindu College 
  • Kirori Mal College
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce
  • Sri Venkateswara College
  • Lady Irwin College
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College
  • Hans Raj College
  • St. Stephens's College

Cut-offs for the Delhi University are

College Name

BA Cut Off (In Percentile)

BA (Hons) Cut Off (In Percentile)

BSc Cut Off (In Percentile)

BSc (Hons) Cut Off (In Percentile)

Lady Sri Ram College for Women

97-99

90-92

92-94

99-100

Hans Raj College

98.5-99.5

96-98

96-98

99-100

Acharya Narendra Dev College

95-96

96.5-98

96-98

97-99

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

97.5-98.5

96-98

96-98

97-99

Bhim Rao Ambedkar College

96-97

96-98

99-100

94-96

Deshbandhu College

88-90

80-82

76-78

78-80

Janki Devi Memorial College

98.5-99.5

91-93

92-93

99-100

Kirori Mal College

98-99.5

96-98

96-98

99-100

Maharaja Agrasen College

95-96

92-94

92-94

96-98

Maitreyi College for Women

97-98

92-93

91-92

95-97

Gargi College

99+

97.5-98.5

99-100

99-100

Cutoff for JNU(Expected)

Course

General

OBC

ST

SC

PWD

B.A. (Hons) Arabic

80- 90

81-85

70-75

75-78

 

B.A. (Hons) French

90- 97

89-94

80-85

86-90

78-84

B.A. (Hons) Japanese

93-95.5

88-93

77-80

80-85

59- 63

B.A. (Hons) Persian

85- 88

81- 84

65- 68

74- 77

33- 36

B.A. (Hons) Russian

88-90

85- 87

68- 70

79- 81

51

B.A. (Hons) Chinese

91-94

86- 90

70- 76

77-81

39- 42

B.A. (Hons) German

90- 95

89- 91

73- 77

84-88

48- 50

B.A. (Hons) Korean

93-95

87- 91

83- 85

82-85

36- 43

B.A. (Hons) Pashto

84.6

80- 82

63- 65

76- 78

35- 39

B.A. (Hons) Spanish

88-91.5

89.2

77- 78.9

82- 84

42- 46

BHU Cutoffs(Based on Normalized scores)

UG Courses in BHU

BHU Cut-off Score (Normalized)

B.A (Hons) English

170+

B.Com (Hons)

220+

B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry

160+

B.A (Hons) Economics

170+

B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics

160+

Jamia Milia Islamia expected cutoffs for 

B.A (Hons) English

65-80

B.Com (Hons)

60-80

B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry

45-70

B.A (Hons) Economics

70-80

B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics

50-70

How to score maximum marks in CUET UG 2024?

CUET UG is a crucial examination and cracking it with all the efforts and handwork is important. Here we have given some tips that can help you fetch maximum marks in CUET 2024

  • Do your preparation from NCERT Books
  • Thoroughly analyse the syllabus and prepare accordingly
  • Attempt Sample papers daily
  • Focus on weak topics and improve marks 
  • Correction of mock is equally important
  • Make short notes for quick revision.
  • Follow one book for one topic. Avoid Studying from multiple books.
  • The main focus should be on the domain subject.

Factors that influence the CUET cut-offs and marks

Certain factors can affect your performance and overall cut-offs as well.

  • The level of difficulty of the examination
  • Performance of the Candidate in the Examination
  • Number of seats offered by the universities and institutes in the CUET 
  • Total candidates appeared in the final examination of CUET.

Booklist and other free resources for CUET 2024

The CUET UG examination is a prerequisite to get admission to any undergraduate course. As this is a national-level examination and has a high competition. The most important thing is studying from one source and not rushing to read all the books and resources available in the market. Here we have given a list of some books that can help you in preparing for CUET UG. Feel free to include some other books apart from them as well.

Booklist for CUET 2024

Section 1- Language and Comprehension

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • English Grammar & Comprehension by Arihant
  • English Grammar & Comprehension by Wren & Martin

Section 2- Domain Subjects

  • NCERT Text Books
  • Sample papers- Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Goyal Target CUET By Goyal Brothers Prakashan

Section 3- General Aptitude Test

  • Quantitative Aptitude by Dr RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic 

Free Resources for CUET UG Examination

There are many resources available online. Focus on what you need, research a little and you can get the best resource online and that too for free of cost.

Oswaal Books, Testbook and many websites are there that offer study material and resources for the student for free. But choose and shortlist as per your convenience.

Therefore, if you are preparing on your own, you can easily qualify for the examination. Do not hustle to prepare everything. Focus on the syllabus and make the strategy of the examination accordingly. Also, revision of the syllabus is equally important.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Yes, for each wrong answer marked the examiner deducts 1 mark in CUET UG Examination. 

CUET UG is highly competitive. Students get +5 for each correct answer and -1 for a wrong answer.

Yes, you can apply for the CUET UG even after a drop. Also, the students can take examinations as many times as they want to.

Before the Examination, we cannot predict that 300 would be a good score. However, looking at the data from previous years, we can say that a score ranging between 650 to 700 is a good score.

The examination marking is given as for every correct answer, students will be awarded 5 marks and for every incorrect answer deduction of 1 mark will be made.

In CUET if your marks range between 670-700 points, you will get 95 percentile.

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