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CUET 2024 Sociology Syllabus: Check Topics, Pattern, Download PDF

Lam Vijaykanth
Lam VijaykanthUpdated On: October 27, 2023 11:36 pm IST | CUET

CUET 2024 Sociology Syllabus is released by National Testing Agency. Candidates can download the syllabus PDF and can check out the examination pattern, preparation tips, and other details regarding CUET 2024 Sociology in this article. 

CUET 2024 Sociology Syllabus: Check Topics, Pattern, Download PDF

CUET 2024 Sociology syllabus is released by National Testing Agency. CUET Sociology Syllabus 2024 is made available on the official portal of CUET exam 2024. The same PDF file of the CUET Sociology Syllabus 2024 is on this page. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the CUET 2024 exam dates for admission to various central universities' undergraduate programmes. The exam is set to take place from May 15 to May 31, 2024. CUET 2024 Syllabus of Sociology is extracted from only Class- XII of NCERT. The syllabus clearly specifies the units, chapters, or topics, from which that question paper is prepared. The topic like Structure of Indian Society, Social Institutions, Continuity and Change, Social Inequality and Exclusion, The Challenges of Unity in Diversity, Process of Social Change in India, Social Change and the Polity, Social Change and the Economy, Arenas of Social Change, New Arenas of Social Change and Social Movements are included in CUET 2024 Sociology syllabus.

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CUET 2024 Overview

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2024 will be conducted by NTA as it is given the sole responsibility to conduct CUET 2024 by the Ministry of Education. The examination will be conducted in 3 slots through CBT Mode. Around one lakh, students are going to appear for this examination across India in 560 examination centers in and outside India. The question paper is made available in 13 languages.

Different languages and domain subjects are tested in CUET 2024. CUET 2024 examination comprises of three sections. The first section of CUET 2024 deals with language tests whereas the second section with domain-specific subjects and the third section with the general test. The Sociology paper will have 50 questions and exam takers have the freedom to choose any 40 questions to attempt in the examination.

CUET 2024 Sociology Syllabus

The sociology syllabus of CUET 2024 is taken from some of the important topics of Class-XII of NCERT. Students, who would like to appear for the Sociology domain examination, must know the syllabus. The syllabus can be downloaded by visiting the official website of CUET 2024. Candidates can also download the Sociology syllabus PDF by clicking on the link, which is given below.

CUET 2024 Sociology Syllabus  PDF Download

CUET Sociology Syllabus 2024 PDF Download (Hindi)

Overview of CUET 2024 Sociology Syllabus

The overview of the CUET 2024 Sociology syllabus is provided in the table below.


Title of the Unit



Structure of Indian Society

  • Introducing Indian Society: Colonialism, Nationalism, Class, and Community

  • Demographic Structure

  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions


Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

  • Family and Kinship

  •  The Caste System

  •  Tribal Society

  • The Market as a Social Institution


Social Inequality and Exclusion

  • Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes, and Other Backward Classes

  • The marginalization of Tribal Communities

  • The Struggle for Women’s Equality

  • The Protection of Religious Minorities

  • Caring for the Differently Abled


The Challenges of Unity in Diversity

  • Problems of Communalism, Regionalism, Casteism, and Patriarchy

  • Role of the State in a Plural, and Unequal Society

  • What We Share


Process of Social Change in India

  • Process of Structural Change: Colonialism, Industrialisation, Urbanisation

  • Process of Cultural Change: Modernization, Westernisation, Sanskritisation, Secularisation

  • Social Reform Movements and Laws


Social Change and the Polity

  • The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change

  • Parties, Pressure Groups, and Democratic Politics

  • Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation


Social Change and the Economy

  • Land Reforms, the Green Revolution, and Agrarian Society

  • From Planned Industrialisation to Liberalisation

  • Changes in the Class Structure


Arenas of Social Change

  •  Media and Social Change

  • Globalization and Social Change


New Arenas of Social Change

  • Media and Social Change

  • Globalization and Social Change


Social Movements

  • Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants

  • Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses

  • Women’s Movements in Independent India

  • Tribal Movements

  • Environmental Movements

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern is released by NTA. Candidates, who are preparing for the CUET 2024 sociology examination, must know the CUET 2024 Sociology exam pattern. Examination pattern enriches aspirants’ knowledge about the pattern of the question paper and exam. CUET exam pattern 2024 details information regarding the marking scheme, duration of the exam, the type of questions that appear in the exam, total marks of the examination, internal choice, and so on.

CUET 2024 Sociology Examination Pattern Highlights


Details of Exam Pattern

Examination Name


Full Name

Common Universities Entrance Test

Medium of Instruction

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

Total Questions Asked in Sociology  Examination

50 questions

Total Questions to be Answered in Sociology Exam

40 questions

Total Marks Sociology Exam


Question Type

Objective Type (MCQs)

Exam Duration of Sociology

45 minutes

Mode of the Exam

Computer Based Test

Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Negative Marking


Marking Scheme

Marks allocated for each correct answer: +5

Marks allocated for each wrong answer: -1

Marks allocated for each unanswered questions: 0

Given below are the Section-Wise major highlights of the CUET 2024 exam.


Tests/ Subjects

Exam Duration

Total Number of Questions Asked

Total Number of Questions to be Answered

Total Marks

Section –IA

Language Test

13 Languages

45 minutes per language




Section –IB

Special Language Test

 20 Languages

45 minutes per language




Section –II

Domain Specific Test

 27 Subjects

45 minutes per subject







Section – III

General Test

General test

60 minutes




CUET 2024 Sociology Preparation Tips

Provided below are a few important tips to prepare for CUET 2024 Sociology Exam.

Plan Your Study Time

It is very essentially important for the candidates to have a strategic plan for their CUET 2024 Exam preparation. Everybody in this universe is blessed with twenty- four hours. It depends on every individual to prioritize their daily chores based on their time. Candidates must learn to allocate maximum time for the preparation for the examination. Planning and preparing a study schedule is very essential to cover the entire syllabus. Hence, aspirants must have their own study timetable.

Know the Topics

The first step for any candidate, who is preparing for the CUET 2024 domain, is to know the syllabus and all the topics and subtopics prescribed in the syllabus. Aspirants can prepare a list of the topics in a separate book to cover all of them. Candidates are suggested to have a time limit for each and every topic. After learning every topic, candidates may recall the syllabus too. It is better to place the syllabus on the study table to have a glance at it every day.

Good Resources are Better Mentors

One of the important key aspects of the preparation is to find the best resources to facilitate the preparation. Good resources (good books) are good mentors who guide us to take a better path in our lives. Search and ask for better resources to make your preparation go smooth. While choosing and selecting the resources, be wise. Once obtained, candidates can enrich their knowledge about various prescribed topics.

Summarize the Main Points- Preparation of Notes

The subject of Sociology consists of many topics and subtopics. Going through the syllabus once is not enough because to qualify in CUET 2024, which is the national-level examination, candidates must revise the syllabus at least three to four times. To have a quick revision one must write down the summarized main points in separate notes. This will help the candidates to have quick revision before the examination.

Preparing their own notes will aid the candidates to retain the topics very quickly at the examination hall. Jotting down important points and making notes is another effective way of learning the concepts rather than just reading the textbook or material.  

Test Your Understanding

Preparing all the topics perfectly is one of the two tasks at hand for every candidate. The other task is to test what is being understood and what is being learned. If the candidates are perfect in completing and mastering these two tasks, the desired goal is to be achieved at hand. Candidates are advised to assess themselves after learning each topic or unit and work on the mistakes if made. Aspirants of the Sociology domain are advised to take as many as mock tests, previous years` papers and sample papers, which will help candidates to know their areas of improvement and enhance their accuracy in attempting the questions in the examination. Thus, candidates have the possibility to improve their performance. 

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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