CUET Syllabus 2024: Download PDF for Commerce, Science and Arts Subjects

Central University Entrance Test 2024 ( CUET )

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Discover the Comprehensive CUET Syllabus 2024. Get a detailed overview of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) syllabus for various undergraduate and integrated postgraduate programs. CUET 2024 is scheduled to be held from May 15, 2024 onwards. Explore CUET 2024 syllabus subject/course wise.

CUET Syllabus 2024

CUET Syllabus 2024

CUET UG Syllabus 2024: National Testing Agency (NTA) conducting body of the Common University Entrance Test prescribes the CUET syllabus 2024. Candidates can check the updated syllabus with the release of CUET 2024 notification. Candidates preparing for the CUET exam must be thorough with the syllabus of CUET 2024 to know the important topics for each section and subject. As per CUET 2024 exam pattern, the exam will comprise of three sections viz., Language, CUET Domain Subjects, and General Test.

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The first section of CUET will assess the candidate’s language through reading comprehension, literary aptitude, and vocabulary. Domain Subject section assesses the candidate’s subject knowledge for the course they wish to apply for. The last section, the General Test, measures the candidate’s general knowledge, current affairs, and logical and analytical reasoning.

CUET exam date 2024 has been announced. NTA will conduct CUET 2024 from May 15 to May 24, 2024, in hybrid mode. CUET 2024 intimation slips will be released starting April 30, 2024 onwards. Candidates who have registered for the exam will be able to download the CUET intimation slip and CUET 2024 admit card when released.

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CUET 2024 Exam Structure Highlights

Candidates preparing for CUET 2024, must check the important highlights pertaining to CUET 2024 exam pattern. Refer to the table below to learn the key information about CUET exam structure.

Features

Details

CUET UG Exam Mode

Hybrid Mode (Computer Based or OMR format)

Number of Slots

Two to three (depending on the number of applications in subjects)

CUET Exam Timing (To be updated)

Shift 1 - 9 AM to 11 AM

Shift 2 - 12.30 PM to 2 PM

Shift 3 - 4 PM to 5.30 PM

Nature of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

CUET Sections

Section 1 A & B - Language (Choose up to two langauges)

Section 2 - Domain Subject (Can choose four or five subjects including general test)

Section 3 - General Test (Optional)

Negative Marking

Yes

Marking Scheme

+5 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Medium of CUET exam

13 languages - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

Number of domain subjects

29

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CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

The table below shows the CUET 2024 exam pattern. Know the number of sections, questions and types of questions asked in each section of CUET. 

CUET Exam Pattern

 

Section

Number of Questions

Duration of exam

Section IA (Language)

40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language

45 minutes for each Language

Section IB

Section II (Domain Subject)

35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50

45 minutes for each domain subject

[Note: In subjects i.e., Accountancy, Economics, Physics, Computer Science / Informatics Practices, Chemistry, and Mathematics /Applied Mathematics the duration of the test will be 60 minutes]

Section III (General Test)

50 Questions to be attempted out of 60

60 minutes

CUET UG 2024 Marking Scheme

NTA prescribes the CUET marking scheme, as per the marking scheme,

  • for every correct answer, five marks will be given
  • for every incorrect answer, -1 mark will be marked
  • for every unanswered/marked for review, no marks will be given.
  • if more than one option is found correct, five marks will be given to those who have marked any of the correct options.
  • if all options are correct then five marks will be given to all candidates who have attempted
  • if none options are found correct or the question is wrong, then all candidates who have attempted the question will be given five marks.

CUET UG 2024 Syllabus

CUET UG syllabus is released by the NTA, and is available in PDF format for each section/subject. The CUET UG syllabus is the same level as the NCERT Class 12 syllabus, and it includes Language, Domain Subjects, and General Aptitude. Candidates looking for the syllabus for a specific subject can download it from the table provided in the context.

Sections Name of the section CUET Syllabus in Brief
Section IA & IB Languages Reading Comprehension(RC), Grammar, books, name of the authors, etc.
Section II Domain Subjects Complete class 12th NCERT syllabus
Section III General Test General awareness, Numerical abilities, Logical Reasoning, etc.

CUET UG Syllabus 2024: Section 1A & 1B- Language

Section 1 language assesses candidates through Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, (Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary). Section 1 is divided into two parts- A and B consisting of 13 and 20 languages, respectively. Check below to know the languages offered in CUET exam:

Section 1A Languages (Compulsory) Section 1B Languages
Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese

Questions from the Language Section of CUET syllabus will be from the following topics but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Reading Comprehension: There will be three types of passages (maximum 300-350 words)
    • Factual
    • Narrative
    • Literary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Rearranging the parts
  • Choosing the correct word
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Vocabulary

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CUET UG Syllabus 2024: Section 2: Domain Specific

NTA offers 29 domain-specific subjects. The syllabus for domain subjects is based on the class 12th syllabus. The candidate will be able to choose any subject as desired by the University. To know the subjects and domain subject-wise syllabus refer to the tables below. The 29 domain subjects are:

CUET UG Domain Subjects 2024
CUET English Syllabus  CUET Geography Syllabus  CUET Sociology Syllabus 
CUET Biology Syllabus  CUET Home Science Syllabus  CUET Teaching Aptitude Syllabus 
CUET Accountancy Syllabus  CUET Legal Studies Syllabus  CUET Agriculture Syllabus 
CUET Business Studies Syllabus  CUET Environmental Science Syllabus  CUET Mass Media/ Mass Communication Syllabus 
CUET Chemistry Syllabus  CUET Mathematics Syllabus  CUET Anthropology Syllabus 
CUET Computer Science Syllabus  CUET Physical Education Syllabus  CUET Fine Arts Syllabus 
CUET Economics Syllabus  CUET Physics Syllabus  CUET Performing Arts Syllabus 
CUET Engineering Graphics Syllabus CUET Political Science Syllabus  CUET History Syllabus 
CUET Entrepreneurship Syllabus  CUET Psychology Syllabus  CUET General Test Syllabus 
CUET Fashion Studies Syllabus (Soon) CUET Tourism Syllabus (Soon)  

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CUET UG Syllabus 2024: Section 3: General Test

CUET General Test is optional to choose. Candidates preparing for this section must check the CUET General test syllabus to prepare from. Check important topics mentioned below:

  • General Knowledge, Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning (simple application of basic mathematical concepts, Quantitative Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration and Statistics)
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning

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CUET 2024 Syllabus Stream Wise

Streams in class 12th are broadly classified as Commerce, Science, and Arts/Humanities. Candidates from Science, Arts, and Commerce have a wide range of course options to pursue a UG degree. Candidates from Science, Arts or Commerce stream can check the popular courses and CUET syllabus 2024 below:

CUET Syllabus 2024 for Science Students

The core subjects for Science students are PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) or PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology). Science students are open for various courses across commerce and arts streams as well. Some of the popular courses among science students are:

  • B.Tech
  • B.Sc
  • BPharma
  • BDS
  • Arch

Candidates preparing for CUET 2024 must choose for the subjects as per the course opted by them. CUET syllabus 2024 for Science students varies from course to course. 

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CUET Syllabus 2024 for Arts Students

The core subjects for the Arts stream include History, Political Science, English/language, Psychology, Business Studies, Geography, and so forth. Some of the courses that Arts students can pursue through CUET 2024 are:

To prepare well for any of the courses above, candidate must be thorough with the CUET syllabus 2024 for Arts students. The CUET syllabus will vary from course to course. candidates must check the subject mapping of the courses and universities they wish to apply for.

CUET Syllabus 2024 for Commerce Students

Core subjects for commerce students include Accountancy/accounts, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics, and English/Any language. Commerce students must prepare for the CUET 2024 syllabus well to pursue any of the top courses mentioned below:

To prepare well for any of the courses above, candidate must be thorough with the CUET syllabus 2024 for commerce students. The CUET syllabus will vary from course to course. Candidates must check the subject mapping of the courses and universities they wish to apply for.

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Download CUET Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates preparing for CUET 2024 can download the CUET previous year question paper PDF for the following subjects mentioned in the table below:

CUET Question Paper Previous Year

CUET Agriculture Question Paper

CUET Biology Question Paper 

CUET Accountancy Question Paper

CUET Business Studies Question Paper

CUET Chemistry Question Paper

CUET Computer Science Question Paper

CUET Economics Question Paper

CUET Engineering Graphics Question Paper

CUET Geography Question Paper

CUET Home Science Question Paper

CUET Legal Studies Question Paper

CUET Mathematics Question Paper

CUET Physical Education Paper

CUET Physics Question Paper

CUET Political Science Question Paper

CUET Psychology Question Paper

CUET Sociology Question Paper

CUET Mass Media/ Mass Communication Question Paper

CUET Anthropology Question Paper

CUET History Question Paper

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CUET UG Syllabus 2024: Course-Wise

CUET UG is conducted for admission to various undergraduate programmes such as B.Sc, B.Com, B.A, BFA, B.Tech, B.Voc., BCA, LLB and so forth. Candidates desiring to appear for any of the UG courses must map the CUET subjects accordingly. Refer below to know the CUET course-wise syllabus and relevant subject mapping:

Science Courses Commerce Courses Arts/Humaities Courses

CUET B.Sc Syllabus

BBA Syllabus

CUET B.Voc, Syllabus

CUET B.Tech Syllabus

B.Com Syllabus

BA Syllabus

BCA Syllabus

BPA Syllabus

 

BFA Syllabus

BA LLB Syllabus

B.Ed Syllabus

LLB Syllabus

CUET Preparation 2024

CUET exam is taken by more than 10 lakh students every year. Preparation for CUET UG requires strategic approach to ace the examination with higher percentile. Some of the important CUET preparation tips are:

  • Know the CUET exam pattern to know the number of sections, marking scheme, and duration of test section wise.
  • Candidates must be thorough with the CUET syllabus to know the important topics to prepare from.
  • Candidates must choose reliable CUET 2024 books for preparation. An ideal preparation resource must be updated as per the CUET syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Aspirants must create a realistic and well-structured study plan to prepare for CUET. Practice through CUET mock test 2024 to become familiar with exam environment. Candidates must be disciplined to follow the timetable.
  • CUET toppers suggest that focus of candidates must be majorly on the foundation of concepts as suggested.
  • Solving CUET previous year question papers will help candidates become familiar with the CUET exam pattern and type of questions asked in the exam.

CUET Participating Universities and Course List

CUET scores are accepted by more than 250 universities/colleges across India. Participating universities offer CUET courses in various domains. CUET colleges list will release its cut off list/ merit list individually. Candidates meeting the qualifying criteria of CUET participating university will be granted admission to applied course and college. 

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FAQs on CUET Syllabus

Q. Is CUET syllabus based on class 12th syllabus?

Ans. Yes, CUET syllabus is based on class 12 syllabus. Candidates preparing for class 12 boards will be able to cover important topics for CUET UG. Students must note that CUET sylabus will be based on NCERT syllabus and not on specific board syllabus.

Q. Which are domain specific subjects in CUET?

Ans. There are 27 domain specific subjects for CUET. Candidates will be able to choose maximum 10 subjects from the following CUET domain specific subjects:

  1. Accountancy/Book Keeping
  2. Agriculture
  3. Anthropology
  4. Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  5. Business Studies
  6. Chemistry
  7. Environmental Studies
  8. Computer Science/Informatics Practices
  9. Economics/Business Economics
  10. Engineering Graphics
  11. Entrepreneurship
  12. Fine Arts/Visual Arts(Sculpture/Painting)/ Commercial Art
  13. Geography/ Geology
  14. History
  15. Home Science
  16. Knowledge Tradition-Practices India
  17. Legal Studies
  18. Mass Media/Mass Communication
  19. Mathematics / Applied Mathematics  
  20. Performing Arts
  21. Physical Education/National Cadet Corps(NCC)/ Yoga
  22. Physics
  23. Political Science
  24. Psychology
  25. Sanskrit
  26. Sociology
  27. Teaching Aptitude
  28. Fashion Studies
  29. Tourism

Q. CUET will be conducted in which mode?

Ans. CUET UG 2024 will be held in hybrid mode. Candidates will be required to report at the alloted exam centre on the day of examination. Candidates will be able to mark the answers with the help of mouse or pen paper depending upon the mode of examination. 

Q. What is a good score in CUET to get into top college?

Ans. A good score in CUET can be considered between 500-600 to get into top colleges and course. To get a good score candidates must begin  CUET preparation along with boards. Aspirants must download the CUET previous year question papers to becom familar with the difficulty level of exam and prepare accordingly.

Q. Does CUET have negative marking?

Ans. Yes, CUET has negative marking. As per the CUET marking scheme:

  • For every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted
  • For every correct answer 5 marks will be given

Q. Is CUET syllabus same for all languages in section 1?

Ans. Yes, CUET syllabus is same for all languages in section 1. As per the CUET language syllabus, it will include:

  • Reading comprehension (This will include three passagaes of maximum 300-350 words):
    • Factual
    • Narrative
    • Literary
  • Verbal ability
  • Rearranging the parts
  • Choosing the correct word
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Vocabulary
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