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CUET 2022 History Syllabus: Check Topics, Pattern, Download PDF

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: September 15, 2022 10:50 am IST | CUET

CUET History Syllabus 2022 has been made available by NTA. Get your hands on the official PDF, exam pattern, preparation tips and best books for CUET 2022 History exam here!

CUET 2022 History Syllabus: Check Topics, Pattern, Download PDF

CUET History Syllabus 2022 has been released by NTA. Candidates can find the PDF on the official website of the entrance test and the same PDF has been shared on this page. Aspirants just need to click on the link given below and download the CUET History syllabus before starting the exam preparation. Since the Common University Entrance Test is just around the corner, they are also required to be well aware of the CUET Exam Pattern 2022.

CUET 2022 History syllabus has important topics like Harappan Archaeology, Political and Economic History, Social Histories using the Mahabharata, A History of Buddhism, Religious Histories, Medieval society through Travellers’ Accounts etc. Candidates can find a detailed overview of the CUET syllabus along with the best books and preparation tips ahead.

Also Read:CUET Result 2022

CUET 2022 Overview

CUET 2022 is an entrance exam designed to grant admission in UG level courses offered by various Central, Private and Deemed to be Universities. The exam will be held in 13 languages, namely Tamil, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, English, Odiya, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Assamese and Urdu. It will be conducted on multiple days in two slots across a total of 547 exam cities/ towns located in India and 13 exam cities/ towns located outside India.

The entrance test will consist of 3 sections. Section I will have two parts- Section IA and Section IB. Both of these sections are language tests. Section II will be a domain-specific test while Section III will be a general test. CUET history will be a domain-specific test in Section II. A total of 50 questions will be asked in this part out of which candidates have to attempt a total of 40 questions.

CUET 2022 History Syllabus: Download PDF

Provided here is the PDF of the CUET 2022 History Syllabus. Candidates just have to click on the link to download or view the PDF:

Overview of CUET 2022 History Syllabus

Given here is a brief overview of the CUET history syllabus 2022:

The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology

New Architecture: Hampi

Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Agrarian Relations:The Ain-i- Akbari

Social Histories using the Mahabharata

The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

Medieval society through Travellers’ Accounts

Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

Representations of 1857

Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

Partition through Oral Sources

Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

The Making of the Constitution

CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

Check out the key highlights of the CUET exam pattern below:



Medium of Instruction

Bi-lingual { Medium chosen by the candidates (one of the 13 languages mentioned above) & English}

Total Questions Asked in History Exam

50 questions

Total Questions to be Attempted in History Exam

40 questions

Total Marks in History Exam


Type of Questions


Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Exam Duration of History

45 minutes

Negative Marking


Marking Scheme

Marks per correct answer: +5

Marks per incorrect answer: -1

Marks per unanswered or marked for review question: 0

Captured underneath is the section-wise overview of the CUET exam: 


Tests/ Subjects

Exam Duration

Total Questions Asked

Total Questions Attempted

Marks per Correct Attempt

Total Marks

Section IA: Languages

13 languages

45 minutes for each language





Section IB: Languages

20 languages

45 minutes for each language





Section II: Domain-specific

27 domain-specific subjects

45 minutes for each subject





Section III: General test

General test

60 minutes





CUET 2022 History Preparation Tips

Check out the basic preparations tips for CUET 2022 History section below:

Get familiar with the syllabus

The first step before starting the CUET history preparation is to go through the official syllabus released by the conducting body. Candidates should check out all the topics and try to differentiate them according to their understanding. They should find out the concepts and units that require more efforts and invest time accordingly. Aspirants should not leave any topic untouched. It is important to cover all the units and topics mentioned in the official syllabus PDF.

Go through the exam pattern

The CUET exam pattern has already been released by NTA in the Information Bulletin of the exam. Candidates should check out the marking scheme, type of questions, exam duration and nature of questions. This would provide them with a rough idea about how to approach questions in the entrance test. 

Create a timetable

Before opening a book, it is important to curate a doable timetable. Candidates should allot a specific time span to each topic and try to stick to the plan in order to finish the syllabus on time. They should also dispense some time for revision and sample papers.

Maintain a notebook

Since history has a lot of theories and concepts, it may become difficult to revisit all the topics again at the time of revision. Aspirants must keep a notebook aside, especially for revision purposes. While studying, they should keep writing down important points and theories in it so that they can quickly go through them while revising for the exam.

Revise, revise & revise

Revision is one of the key ways to ace the exam. Candidates should avoid reading anything new in the last few days. Instead, they should invest their time in recalling every important topic they have already studied. Aspirants should also revisit all the errors they made while solving the previous year’s question papers and sample papers so that they do not repeat the same mistakes on the exam day.

Best Books for CUET 2022 History

CUET history syllabus is based on the level of Class 12th. Here are the history books candidates should consider in order to prepare for the entrance test:



Publishing House

Class XI History NCERT Textbook



Class XII History NCERT Textbook



History, Art & Culture NCERT PLUS Objective MCQs

Disha Experts


CUET 2022 Syllabus for All the Papers

The syllabus for all the papers of CUET 2022 is provided in the table below. 

Aspirants interested in finding out more about UG admissions in India, can just dial the student helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form. Our admission experts would be glad to be of service.

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