CUET UG 2024 : Detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The Common University Entrance Test, CUET UG 2024, is a game-changer that replaces individual university exams with a single, centralized test. This means less stress, less hassle, and one shot at getting into your dream program !

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Benefits of CUET UG 2024

  • Simplified admissions: Apply to multiple universities with just one exam. ⏳
  • Wider reach: Access 44 Central Universities & 250+ participating institutions with diverse offerings.
  • Level playing field: Standardized test for fairer competition among applicants.
  • Focus on preparation: Channel your energy into mastering one exam pattern & syllabus.

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Exam Pattern : Overview

Section Description Number of Questions Duration Marking Scheme
Section 1A : Language (Choose 1 out of 13) Tests reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar in your chosen language. 50 (Attempt 40) 45 minutes 5 marks per correct answer, -1 for wrong
Section 1B : Language (Optional, choose 1 out of 20) Same as Section 1A, but for an additional language. 50 (Attempt 40) 45 minutes 5 marks per correct answer, -1 for wrong
Section 2 : Domain-Specific Subjects Asses knowledge in various subjects relevant to your desired program. Subject options vary. varies by subject (40-50) Varies by subject (60-90 minutes) 5 marks per correct answer, -1 for wrong)
Section 3 : General Test Tests general knowledge, current affairs, quantitative reasoning, and logical reasoning 50 (Attempt 40) 60 minutes 5 mark per correct answer, -1 for wrong

Total Marks: 800 (200 per section)

Exam Mode : Online

Exam Duration :

  • Slot I – 9:00 am to – 11:00 am
  • Slot II – 12:30 pm to 2 pm
  • Slot III – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Detailed Syllabus : Section 1A & 1B

CUET UG 2024’s Section 1A & 1B assess your comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar skills in your chosen language(s). Master these sections and boost your overall score!

Syllabus Breakdown:

Area Focus Example Topics
Reading Comprehension Understanding passages (factual, narrative, literary) Identifying main ideas, inferences, summarizing.
Vocabulary Word knowledge and usage Synonyms, antonyms, idioms, collocations, register.
Grammar Sentence structure and mechanics Parts of speech, tenses, subject-verb agreement, punctuation.

Detailed Syllabus : Section 3

General Knowledge (Static)

  • Indian History: Major events, periods, dynasties, key figures
  • Indian Geography: States, Union Territories, physical features, rivers, climate
  • Indian Polity: Constitution, government structure, fundamental rights, judiciary
  • Indian Economy: Sectors, key concepts, economic policies, Five Year Plans
  • Science & Technology: Inventions, discoveries, important scientists, basic scientific principles
  • World History: Major events, empires, wars, important figures
  • World Geography: Continents, countries, geographical features, international organizations
  • Literature: Famous authors, literary works, genres, basic literary terms
  • Art & Culture: Important art forms, monuments, cultural heritage, festivals
  • Sports: Major sporting events, Indian and international athletes, rules & regulations

Current Affairs (National & International)

  • Recent political developments, government policies, social issues in India
  • Economic news, budget highlights, major financial events
  • Important international events, global conflicts, international organizations
  • Scientific discoveries, technological advancements, environmental issues
  • Sports achievements, major tournaments, Olympic Games

Quantitative Reasoning & Numerical Ability

  • Number system, BODMAS, arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios & proportions
  • Algebra: Simple equations, linear equations, basic polynomial operations
  • Mensuration: Area, perimeter, volume of basic shapes (rectangle, circle, sphere)
  • Data interpretation: Tables, graphs, charts, analyzing information
  • Average, mean, median, mode of data sets
  • Profit & loss, simple interest, basic financial calculations

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Skills

  • Syllogisms: Identifying relationships, drawing conclusions
  • Analogies: Identifying similarities, finding patterns
  • Verbal reasoning: Identifying assumptions, inferences, contradictions
  • Puzzles and critical thinking: Problem-solving through logic and deduction
  • Venn diagrams: Representing relationships between sets
  • Non-verbal reasoning: Analyzing patterns, shapes, visual information

Note: This table provides a general overview of the syllabus topics. For detailed information and specific examples, refer to the official CUET UG General Test syllabus document.

CUET UG 2024 : Subject Codes and Names

Pro Tips & Resources

  • Practice diverse reading materials: Expose yourself to different styles and genres.
  • Build your vocabulary: Use flashcards, apps, and word games.
  • Master grammar rules: Practice exercises and identify your weak areas.
  • Official CUET website:
  • Individual language syllabi: Check specific details for your chosen languages.

Important Notes

  • The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode (CBT).
  • Candidates can choose a maximum of 6 subjects (including 2 languages and General Test).
  • Negative marking applies to all sections except Section IA (chosen language).
  • The syllabus for each subject can be found on the official CUET website.