CUET 2024 Performing Arts Syllabus (Released): Check Topics, Pattern, Download PDF

Samiksha Rautela

Updated On: May 20, 2024 08:43 pm IST | CUET

CUET 2024 Performing Arts exam will mainly include questions from the NCERT class 12 syllabus. To score well in CUET UG 2024, candidates should download the CUET Performing Arts syllabus 2024 PDF from this page and start preparing accordingly.

CUET 2024 Performing Arts Syllabus: Check Topics, Pattern, Download PDF

The National Testing Agency has released the CUET 2024 Performing Arts Syllabus. Based on the most recent CUET Performing Arts Syllabus 2024, the syllabus has been divided into four main sections. Section A covers Melodic Vocal and Instrumental Hindustani and Karnataka Music; Section B focuses on to Dance; Section C is aimed to Hindustani and Karnataka Percussion Music; and Section D is given to Drama/Theatre. Candidates may choose one section from each of these options. The CUET UG 2024 official website has the syllabus available for download. Candidates can access the CUET 2024 Performing Arts Syllabus PDF from this page. Learn about the exam patterns and preparation tips for the CUET Performing Arts syllabus 2024 here.

The CUET UG 2024 is being conducted on May 15 to May 24, 2024. NTA will conduct 15 test papers in offline mode from May 15 to May 18 and 48 subjects will be held in CBT mode from May 21 to May 24, 2024. As the CUET UG 2024 exam will be conducted in 7 days with a single shifts, there would be no normalization process of score. 

Latest Update: The CUET 2024 Admit Card has been made live for the upcoming CUET exams that will be conducted in CBT mode on May 21st, 22nd and 24th, 2024 by the NTA on its official website. NTA has released the admit card of CUET 2024 for three days on the official portal. Candidates are requested to download the CUET 2024 admit card from here and appear in the examination. 

The link to download the CUET 2024 admit card for CBT mode exams is given below. 

Direct linkto Download CUET Admit Card 2024 (Activated). 

CUET 2024 Overview

CUET 2024 exam will be held in a Computer Based Test mode online. A total of 50 questions will be asked in the entrance test and candidates will have to attempt only 40 questions out of them. Performing Arts domain consists of forms/variations that are presented to a audience. Candidates should also go through the CUET exam pattern that would be valuable for their preparation. The exam will consist of:

  • Section IA & Section IB as language tests.

  • Section II as domain-specific test (for example: Performing Arts, History, Archeology etc.)

  • Section III will be a General Test.

The Performing Arts exam will be divided into three sections: A, B, and C, representing dance, drama-theatre, and music, respectively. Candidates can attempt any of the aforementioned parts. Sections A and C will be divided into sub-parts, with only one of them needing to be attempted.The entrance exam will be held at a number of exam centres both in India and outside the country.

CUET 2024 Performing Arts Syllabus: Download PDF

The official CUET Performing Arts Syllabus 2024 PDF is provided below. Aspirants can just click on the link to download or view it.

Overview of CUET 2024 Performing Arts Syllabus

Before going through the overview of the CUET Performing Arts Syllabus 2024, it is crucial to understand the Structure of CUET 2024. Section A (Dance) and Section B (Music) are subdivided into sections. Aspirants need to attempt any one of the following:

Section A (Hindustani- Karnatak Music)

U1:Definition of Sangeet, Nad, Shruti, Swara- Shuddha, Komal, Teevra, Pitch-Intensity – Timbre, GramMurcchana etc. 

U2: - Basic knowledge of Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi, Uttarang, Puravang, Aroh, Avroh, Pakad, etc. 

U3: Laya & Tala

U4: Knowledge of Musical Forms

U5: Contribution of musicians & composers

U6: Musical Instruments & its Classification

Section B (Dance)

U1: – Brief knowledge of classical dances of IndiaU2: - Life sketches of chief exponents and contributors of different dance forms
U3: Sangeet, Natan Bheda ( Natya, Nritta, Nritya)  Tandav, Lasya  Lokdharmi, NatyadharmiU4: Abhinaya Darpan, Natya Shastra, Abhinaya Chandrika, Hasta Lakshana deepika and Major folk dances of India
U5: Survey of classical dance practice-

Section C (Percussion Music- Hindustani & Karnataka)

U1: Tabla, Pakhawaj & Mridangam

U2:Varnas of Tabla, Pakhawaj and Mridangam.

U3: Tala, Matra,Tali, Khali, Vibhag, Tihai, Sam ...etc 

U4: Elementary knowledge of the Bhatkhande Tala Notation System & Karnatak Tala Notation System.

U5: Brief study of origin of Tabla,Pakhawaj and Mridangam.U6: Teentala, Jhaptala,Ektala, Rupak, Keharwa & Dadra
U7: Biographies:
Section D (Drama- Theatre)
U1: Introduction to Indian Classical and Traditional TheatreU2: Modern/ Contemporary Indian Theatre
U3: Introduction to Western Classical and Medieval DramaU4: Modern/Contemporary Western Theatre
U5:Theatre Production/Architecture/ DesignU6:Review of Indian Theatre Organizations-NSD, University Theatre Deptts, Sangeet Natak academy, Zonal Cultural Centres etc 

Also Read: List of Universities Accepting CUET 2024 Score

CUET 2024 Performing Arts Preparation Tips

Here are a few important tips to prepare for CUET 2024 Performing Arts:

Go through the CUET Performing Arts Syllabus

The CUET Performing Arts syllabus 2024 has been made available by the conducting body itself. Candidates should carefully go through the entire CUET Performing Arts syllabus and cover all the topics without leaving any concepts untouched.

Curate a time-table

Aspirants must create a timetable keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses. They should curate a study plan that is achievable and easy to follow. A personalised timetable will provide a rough idea about tasks that need to be accomplished and the time left to complete them.

Find out the CUET exam pattern

Check out the detailed CUET exam pattern of the Performing Arts exam before starting the preparation. It will provide an idea about the format of the entrance test, type of questions and marking scheme.

Practice regularly

The importance of practising through sample papers cannot be stressed enough. Aspirants should solve as many sample papers, sample problems, mock tests and previous year’s question papers as possible. It will increase the speed and accuracy of the candidate.

Revision is important

Revision is extremely crucial after completing the preparation for the exam. It will not only provide an insight into the areas that need improvement but also helps in recalling the concepts and theories that have already been studied. Candidates should keep atleast 2-3 weeks aside purely for revision.

CUET 2024 Syllabus for All the Papers

The syllabus for all the papers of CUET 2024 is provided in the table below. 

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