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

Lam Vijaykanth
Lam VijaykanthUpdated On: September 15, 2022 11:03 am IST | CUET

CUET 2022 Psychology syllabus is released by the National Testing Agency. Aspirants of CUET 2022 can download the syllabus PDF of Psychology Paper form here. 

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

National Testing Agency has released CUET 2022 Psychology syllabus. The syllabus for the psychology domain is available on the official website of CUET 2022 at The same PDF is available on this page as well. The CUET 2022 syllabus of Psychology defines and details all the units, which would be asked in the CUET 2022 psychology examination.

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CUET 2022 Psychology syllabus comprises units such as Variations in Psychological Attributes, Self and Personality, Meeting Life Challenges, Psychological Disorders, Therapeutic Approaches, Attitude and Social Cognition, Social Influence and Group Processes, Psychology and Life, and Developing Psychological Skills.

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CUET 2022 Overview

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 is conducted for the seekers of admission into the Central Universities for the undergraduate programmes. In CUET 2022 almost all, all the Central Universities are taking part and are ready to provide the admissions to the qualified students of CUET 2022. CUET 2022 is going to be one of the popular and national-level entrance exams conducted for Undergraduate aspirants.

CUET 2022 Examination will have three sections. General and Special Languages are tested in Section – 1A and Section- 1B.  All the domain-specific subjects are tested in Section- II of CUET 2022. The psychology domain falls under Section II. Psychology question papers consist of 50 questions and 40 questions to be answered.  CUET Psychology examination 2022 is conducted for 200 marks.

CUET 2022 Psychology Syllabus

The psychology syllabus of CUET 2022 is composed of topics from Class-XII of the Central Board. Aspirants of the Psychology domain must know the syllabus. Candidates can download the Psychology syllabus PDF by clicking on the link given below.

Click Here to Download CUET 2022 Psychology syllabus  PDF

Overview of CUET 2022 Psychology Syllabus

Candidates can check the overview of the CUET 2022 Psychology syllabus below.


Title of the Unit



Variations in Psychological Attributes

  • Individual differences in human functioning
  • Assessment of psychological attributes
  • Intelligence
  • Individual differences in intelligence
  • Theories of intelligence…etc


Self and Personality

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-efficacy
  • Self –Regulation
  • Culture and Self …etc


Meeting Life Challenges

  • Strategies to cope with stress
  • Nature, types and sources of stress
  • Effects on psychological functioning and health …etc


Psychological Disorders

  • Concepts of abnormality and psychological disorders
  • Classification of disorders
  • Factors underlying abnormal behaviour
  • Major psychological disorders …etc


Therapeutic Approaches

  • Nature and process of therapy
  • Therapeutic relationship
  • Types of therapies
  • Psychodynamic …etc


Attitude and Social Cognition

  • Explaining social behaviour
  • Social cognition
  • Schemas and stereotypes
  • Nature and components of attitudes ….etc


Social Influence and Group Processes

  • Conformity, Obedience, and Compliance
  • Cooperation and Competition
  • Nature and formation of groups
  • Social identity …etc


Psychology and Life

  • Human-environment relationship
  • Environmental effects on human behaviour
  • Noise, pollution crowding, natural disasters …etc


Developing Psychological Skills

  • Effective psychological skills
  • Observational skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Testing skills
  • Counselling skills ...

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CUET 2022 Exam Pattern

National Testing Agency has released the CUET 2022 Exam Pattern along with the official notification. Examination Pattern of Psychology domain will enrich the candidates` knowledge to plan and prepare well for the examination to perform well in the examination. The psychology domain exam pattern of CUET 2022 includes the details like what kind of questions are asked, the maximum number of questions to be answered, marking scheme for the correct answer, wrong answer and unattempted questions, duration of the examination and internal choice if any.

CUET 2022 Psychology Examination Pattern Highlights


Details of Exam Pattern

Examination Name


Full Name

Common Universities Entrance Test

Medium of Instruction

13 Languages (English, Hindi, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Malayalam Odia, and Assamese)

Total Questions Asked in Psychology  Examination

50 questions

Total Questions to be Answered in Psychology Exam

40 questions

Total Marks in Psychology Exam


Question Type

Objective Type (MCQs)

Psychology Exam Duration

45 minutes

Mode of the Exam

Computer Based Test

Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Negative Marking


Marking Scheme

Marks per correct answer: +5

Marks per the wrong answer: -1

Marks per unanswered questions: 0

CUET 2022 different sections’ exam pattern is detailed in the following table.


Tests/ Subjects

Maximum Number of Questions Asked

Maximum Number of Questions to be Answered

Maximum Marks

Duration of examination

Section IA

Language Test-(13 Languages )




45 minutes for each language

Section IB

Special Language Test- (20 Languages)




45 minutes for each language

Section II

Domain-specific Tests – 27 Subjects




45 minutes for each subject




Section III

General test




60 minutes

CUET 2022 Psychology Preparation Tips

Given below are some of the preparation tips of CUET 2022 Psychology.

Formulate a Study Timetable

Preparing for the examination is like travelling to a distant land to achieve the ultimate goal of our life, which needs proper planning and execution. To make our journey of preparation successful and very fruitful, we must have something that should navigate us, to reach our desired goals. For this, candidates must prepare a study timetable. Candidates must include all the topics while preparing the study timetable. Cover the entire syllabus and prepare short notes for the quick revision.

Create a quick outline of Topics

Candidates must prepare a quick outline of topics they have prepared and in fact for the entire syllabus.  Aspirants while going through each and every lesson or topics, are advised to prepare an outline of the topics, which would later be useful as quick revision notes.

Think Critically About Text

Efficacious studying includes not just reading or skimming the textbook, but to analyze and understand the text of the topics. Candidates are often suggested to read the lines, read between lines and over the lines to understand the concept comprehensively. When the aspirants can think critically about the concept, the impression of the lesson and topics lasts longer.

Assess Your Performance

Every candidate must know one of the effective ways to know one's performance is to assess one's performance. From time to time all the candidates should evaluate their performance in order to find out how much is acquired of what they have learnt so far. For this, they can write previous years' question papers, sample papers or mock tests. It is very important to correct the mistakes and improvise the performance.

Take Enough Rest and Healthy Diet

In order to prepare well and perform well in the examination, candidates must take enough rest and healthy food. Frequent breaks during the study hours will help the candidates to rejuvenate their energy to concentrate once again on the topics. Taking a healthy diet will keep the candidates' health condition at a good level, which in turn will help candidates to focus on the desired goals which is nothing but to perform well in the examination. 

CUET 2022 Syllabus for All the Papers

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

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