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CUET Syllabus: Section and Subject-wise CUET 2024 syllabus

Apr 3, 2024 1.4K Reads

CUET (Common University Entrance Test) is an advantage offered by the NTA (National Testing Agency) to every student in India. Central Universities are top of every student's dream destination to study and the cut-offs for them are very high to resolve this problem CUET was launched and it has resulted in the favour of students, the majority of students didn’t get college their preference or program and it was challenging for students to fall under the cut-off criteria. CUET allows students to enroll at top-ranked institutes and universities for their UG, PG, diploma, and Certification program, the main objective behind the CUET exam is to introduce the concept of ”One India, One Exam”. 

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CUET UG Syllabus

Students appearing for the May 2024 CUET exam still have plenty of time to prepare well for the exam and starting preparation before the exam assists students in scoring good marks in the exam without facing constraints. At first, students must ensure that they start early, the student must start at least 3-4 months before the exam to get familiar with the syllabus, understand the various sections of the exam, prepare well and work on the weak topics. Different tips included for preparation for CUET are time management, practicing mock question papers, going through the previous year's question paper, preparing over panic, and so on. 

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The syllabus of the CUET 2024 UG examination includes 27 subjects i.e. Anthropology, Agriculture, Art Education Sculpture, Biology, Computer Science, Business Studies, Chemistry, Engineering Graphics, Economics/Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Home Science, Legal Studies, Knowledge Tradition - Practices India, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Mass Media/ Mass Communication, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Teaching Aptitude, and Accountancy. The CUET 2024 UG examination is conducted through CBT (Computer Based Test) and is divided into four sections: languages, domain, and general test and every section has MCQ-type questions. These sections include different subjects and different criteria that are mentioned below in detail:

Different sections of the CUET examination

Section 1 Languages

The languages section in the Common University Entrance Test is the first section that is sub-divided into two parts i.e. Section 1A consists of 13 languages Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, English, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, and Malayalam. Meanwhile, Section 1B has 20 languages i.e. German 207 Italian 208 Japanese 209 Kashmiri 210 Konkani 211 Maithili 212 Manipuri 213 Nepali, Persian, Russian, Santhali, Sindhi, Spanish, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Dogri, Bodo, French, Chinese, and Arabic and language section is compromised of 50 questions and students are required to attempt 40 out of them.

Section 1 of CUET covers all the various topics in the languages to test the language skills of an individual such as:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Rearranging the parts
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Verbal Ability
  • Choosing the correct word

Section 2 Domain Specific 

The second section of the CUET examination is Domain-specific which is considered to be the toughest part of the exam. Students under this section are required to attempt 35/40 or 45/50 questions. There are 27  specific domain subjects under this section the questions are offered in the MCQ pattern and the syllabus is based on the 12th standard curriculum. There are 27 total CUET domain-specific subjects and students can opt for up to 6 specific domains. Students can prepare for this section through NCERT books or get help from guides, mock test papers, etc. The different 27 domain-specific subjects include Anthropology, Agriculture, Art Education Sculpture, Biology, Computer Science, Business Studies, Chemistry, Engineering Graphics, Economics/Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Home Science, Legal Studies, Knowledge Tradition - Practices India, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Mass Media/ Mass Communication, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Teaching Aptitude, and Accountancy. 

Subjects 

Syllabus 

Accountancy 

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Agriculture

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Anthropology

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Art Education Sculpture

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Biology

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Business Studies

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Chemistry

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Computer Science

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Economics/Business Economics

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Engineering Graphics

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Entrepreneurship

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Environmental Studies

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General Test

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Geography

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History

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Home Science

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Knowledge Tradition - Practices India

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Languages (IA & IB)

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Legal Studies

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Mass Media/ Mass Communication

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Mathematics

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Performing Arts

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Physical Education

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Physics

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Political Science

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Psychology

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Sanskrit

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Sociology

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Teaching Aptitude

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Note*- The given above is the syllabus for CUET 2023. The syllabus for CUET 2024 will be released soon.

Section 3 General Test 

The General Test section in the CUET exam is designed in such a way as to examine and analyze the general knowledge, general awareness, English Language, Mathematical skills, and Logical/Analytical reasoning skills of an individual. The major parts that are included in the general test section are mentioned below:

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts Quantitative arithmetic/algebra geometry /mensuration/statistics)
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning

This section of the CUET UG 2024 examination consists of a total of 60 questions and students are required to attempt 50 out of them. The syllabus of this section covers a variety of subjects to analyze the logical understanding of an individual. 

Section

Subjects/ Tests

Questions to be Attempted

Section 1A languages 

13 languages are available and students can choose according to their preference.

A total of 50 questions are given and students are required to attempt any 40 out of them.

Section 1B languages 

20 languages are available and students can choose according to their preference.

Section 2 Domain Specific 

There are 27 total CUET domain-specific subjects offered under this section and students can opt for their desired and specific domain subject applicable to their university.

35/40 Questions to be

attempted out of 45/50.

Section 3 General Test 

The general test is the most common test universities use for admission purposes. 

A total of 60 questions are given and students are required to attempt any 50 out of them.

Marking scheme 

The marking scheme for the CUET 2024 UG examination is as follows, for every correct answer the students will be awarded 5 marks, and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted, and for any unattempted question there will be 0 marks. 

Marking Scheme

  • +5 marks for Right answer 
  • -1 mark for Wrong answer  
  • 0 mark for Unattempted question 

CUET PG 2024 Syllabus

The NTA (National Testing Agency) has announced the date for CUET 2024 PG examination on the official website of CUET and the notice on the website has regulated, exams will be conducted in a window of 18 days i.e. 11 March to 28 March 2024. Appearing for this exam allows students to enroll in their dream university and pursue their higher education in the specific specialization they are willing to do from central universities. 

The syllabus of the CUET 2024 PG examination is mentioned below:

Pattern 

Question pattern 

Paper code

Subject name

1

Total no. of MCQs = 100 (divided into two parts)

Part A: 25 MCQs of Hindi/English Comprehension/Verbal Ability

Part B: 75 Domain MCQs of learning Aptitude, Science, Social Science, and Math

COQP03

B.Ed.

2(a)

Total no. of MCQs = 100 (divided into two parts)

Part A: 25 MCQs of Hindi/English Comprehension/Verbal Ability and Analytical Skills

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge MCQs 

COQP01, COQP02

COQP04 to COQP10

COQP13 to COQP22

SCQP01 to SCQP30

HUQP01 to HUQP26

MTQP01 to MTQP12


 

Agribusiness Management, Applied Geography and Geoinformatics

B.Ed. Humanities and Social Science to Economics

Library & Information Science to Hospital Management

Agricultural Science ( to Animal Science (Poultry)

Ancient Indian History, Culture & Architecture to Rabindra Sangit 

Chemical, Polymer, and Thermal Engineering to Textile Engineering

2(b)

Total no. of MCQs = 100 (divided into two parts)

Part A: 25 MCQs of Hindi/English Comprehension/Verbal Ability and Analytical Skills

Part B: 75 Languages MCQs

LAQP01 to LAQP41

English to Italian

2(c)

Total no. of MCQs = 100 (divided into two parts)

Part A: 25 MCQs of Hindi/English Comprehension/Verbal Ability and Analytical Skills

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge MCQs in Sanskrit 

ACQP03 to ACQP26



 

Agama to Vyakarana and Shabdabodha System

2(d)

Total no. of MCQs = 100 (divided into two parts)

Part A: 25 MCQs of Hindi/English Comprehension/Verbal Ability and Analytical Skills in Sanskrit language 

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge MCQs in Sanskrit language

ACQP01 to ACQP02


 

Siksha Shastri to Shiksha Acharya

3(a)

100 MCQs in Logical Reasoning (Hindi/English), Hindi/English Language Comprehension/ Verbal

Ability, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and

Logical Reasoning 

COQP12

General Paper (MBA etc.)

3(b)

100 MCQs in Logical Reasoning (Hindi/English), Hindi/English Language Comprehension/ Verbal

Ability, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and

Logical Reasoning 

COQP11

General Paper

The Pattern of the CUET 2024 PG Examination

The CUET 2024 PG examination has two major components: Part A and Part B which carry 25 and 75 marks respectively. Part A consist of 25 MCQ question related to Hindi/English Comprehension/Verbal Ability and Analytical Skills whereas, Part B has 75 domain-specific MCQ questions for more detail look at the table below:

CUET 2024 PG Examination Pattern

Components 

Details

Exam name 

CUET

CUET Full Form

Common Universities Entrance Test

Exam Conducted by

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Exam Level

PG

Exam Mode

CBT (Computer Based Test)

Total number of questions 

100

Parts of examination 

2 parts (Part A, Part B)

Names of parts

Part A - Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability

Part B - Domain Specific Questions 

Number of questions in each part

Part A - 25 questions

Part B -  75 questions

Duration of the exam

2 hours 

Exam Medium/Language

Hindi and English

CUET 2024 PG Examination Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for the CUET PG 2024 examination is as follows, every multiple choice question in the exam carries 4 marks and these marks are only awarded if the candidate has answered them correctly and for an incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of 1 mark. Simultaneously, every unanswered MCQ will have no mark, and if any technical glitch occurs in a question the candidate will be awarded full marks for that specific question, whether the candidate has attempted it or not. 

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Every question of the CUET 2024 PG examination carries 4 marks for the correct answer whereas a negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.

Compared to other entrance exams or admission tests, the CUET PG examination is not that difficult and it is an amazing offer for students to get enrolled in top central universities.

The CUET examination pattern for PG has 100 questions in two parts: Part A and Part B consist of 25 and 75 MCQs respectively whereas the UG examination has 4 sections sections 1A & 1B has 50, section 2 has 50, and section 3 has 60 MCQS.

Yes, the NTA (National Testing Agency) is conducting CUET for the UG and PG program in 2024.

Yes, a student appearing for CUET 2024 can opt for a maximum of 10 subjects in all three sections. 

There is no such limitation on CUET, a candidate can appear for the exam as many times as they want.

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