CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 18 Jan, 2021 13:03

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CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for CUCET 2021 must know the exam pattern of CUCET 2021 well in advance. As per the exam pattern of CUCET 2021, the entrance exam consists of two parts- Part A and Part B. Part A comprises of 25 questions whereas Part B comprises of 75 questions. The exam pattern of CUCET 2021 also specifies the weightage of marks, duration of the exam, question paper type, exam language and overall format of the entrance exam.

Highlights of CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Some of the major highlights of CUCET exam pattern 2021 are as follows -

For UI and PG Programmes:

Particulars

Details

Question Paper Type

Objective Type (MCQs)

Exam Mode

Offline/Pen and Paper Mode (OMR)

Total Marks

100

Exam Language

English

Number of Questions

100 (25 from Part A and 75 from Part B)

Exam Duration

2 hours

Number of Parts

2 Parts (Part A and Part B)

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer- 1 mark

Wrong Answer- 0.25 marks

​For RP

Particulars

Details

Question Paper Type

Objective Type (MCQs)

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Total Marks

100

Exam Language

English

Number of Questions

100 (25 from Part A and 75 from Part B)

Exam Duration

2 hours

Number of Parts

2 Parts (Part A and Part B)

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer- 1 mark

Wrong Answer- NA

Detailed CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern for UI and PG Programmes

  • The exam shall be OMR based. 

  • The paper will be divided into two parts: Part A: General Awareness, Language, Analytical Skills and Mathematical Aptitude. The total marks of Part A shall be 25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Part B:  Domain Knowledge; This part shall consist of three/four/five sections. Each section in this part will have 25 questions. A candidate will be asked to attempt any three sections, which makes it a total of 75 questions.

  • Candidates applying for some integrated programme/LL.B/MCA/MBA or any other general programme will have only one paper consisting of 100 MCQs. This shall cover topics like Reasoning, Data Interpretations/Numerical Ability, Analytical Skills, General Awareness and English Language. 

  • The candidate must choose one correct answer on the OMR sheet. In case the candidate marks multiple entries on the OMR sheet for a particular question(s), it will be taken as a wrong answer with negative marking. 

  • CUCET 2021 for UI and PG programmes shall have negative marking. Each correct answer shall carry 1 mark and every wrong answer will lead to the deduction of 0.25 marks. 

  • Questions left unattempted shall not be considered for the final assessment or the final merit list. 

  • The duration of CUCET 2021 for UI and PG programmes is two hours.

Detailed CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern for RP Programmes

Candidates applying for RP Programmes must get an understanding of its exam pattern as given below:

  • The exam shall be in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. 

  • It shall comprise two parts: Part A: General Awareness, Analytical Skills, Research Methodology, Language and Mathematical Aptitude. This part shall carry 50 MCQs. Part B: Domain Knowledge will also have 50 MCQs.

  • The applicant must choose one correct answer by clicking on the bubble displayed on the computer screen.

  • There shall be no negative marking for CUCET 2021 for RP Programmes. 

  • The duration of CUCET 2021 for RP Programmes shall be two hours. 

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FAQs about CUCET Exam Pattern

Who releases the CUCET exam pattern?

CUCET exam pattern is released every year by the coordinating university of the exam.

Have there been any changes in CUCET exam pattern over the years?

The exam pattern of CUCET is subject to changes. Candidates should be well-aware of the exam pattern released for the concerned academic year.

What about the unattempted questions in CUCET?

Questions that are left unattempted in CUCET will not be assessed.

How many questions will be asked in CUCET?

A total of 100 questions will be asked in CUCET, each carrying 1 mark.

Is CUCET for research programmes an online or offline exam?

CUCET 2020 for research programmes will be conducted in Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode.

How many parts are there under CUCET?

For integrated/undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, CUCET will have two parts - Part A and Part B. Part A will include 25 questions based on Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude and analytical skills and Part B will comprise 75 questions on domain knowledge. Part B may further include three-five sections. For Research Programmes under CUCET, the paper will have 50 questions each under Part A and Part B. While Part A will test areas like Language, analytical skills general awareness, mathematical aptitude and research Methodology, Part B, here, will also deal with domain knowledge.

Is there negative marking in CUCET?

There is negative marking in CUCET conducted for integrated/undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Every wrong answer will result in a deduction of 0.25 marks.

What is the total duration of CUCET for integrated/undergraduate and postgraduate programmes?

The total duration of CUCET for integrated/undergraduate and postgradute programmes is 2 hours.

What will be the total marks in CUCET?

The total marks in CUCET 2020 is 100.

What type of questions are asked in CUCET?

CUCET comprises only objective-type or multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

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