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CUET Exam Pattern 2023: Syllabus, Marking Scheme

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: December 21, 2022 12:25 pm IST
CUET Exam Pattern 2023, along with the syllabus and marking scheme of the examination, is available below. 
CUET Exam Pattern 2023

CUET Exam Pattern 2023: Quickly becoming one of the most popular examinations in India, CUET UG was introduced in 2022 for admissions into central universities across the nation for undergraduate courses like BA, B.Com, B.Sc, etc. Considering the broad spectrum of admissions through CUET, its examination pattern too reflects the same. CUET UG 2023 will consist primarily of three sections: Languages, Domain-Specific Subjects, and General Test. Of these, General Test will be compulsory for all candidates and multiple choice are provided in languages and domain-specific subjects.

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CUET Exam Pattern 2023

Before proceeding with CUET question paper pattern 2023, it is important to note the following:

  • All questions will be objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four option choices.

  • Section I is divided and option choices are as follows:
    Section IA – 13 Languages
    Section IB – 20 Languages

  • Section II – 27 Domain-Specific Subjects

  • Section III – General Test

  • Marks per Question: +5 Marks

  • Negative Marking: -1 Mark

  • Slots: 2

  • Number of Maximum Tests a candidate may give: 9 tests (details below)

CUET Question Paper Pattern 2023 Slot 1

In Slot 1, candidates can take up to 4 tests only as:

  • One Language from Section IA

  • Maximum of two Domain-Specific Subjects from Section II

  • One General Test from Section III

Section/Subject

No. of Questions Asked

No. of Questions to be Attempted

Total Marks

Duration

Language

50

40

200

45 minutes per language

Domain-Specific Subjects

50

40

200

45 minutes per subject

(Maximum duration: 90 minutes)

General Test

75

60

300

60 minutes

CUET Question Paper Pattern 2023 Slot 2

It is to be noted that for 2022, a maximum of only 4 domain subjects were allowed. The limit this year has been increased to 6 subjects. Therefore, in Slot 2, candidates can take up to 7 tests as given.

  • One Language from Section IA & IB

  • Maximum of 6 Domain-Specific Subjects from Section II

    OR

  • Two Languages from Section IA & IB

  • Maximum of 5 Domain-Specific Subjects from Section II

Section/Subject

No. of Questions Asked

No. of Questions to be Attempted

Total Marks

Duration

Language (any one language from Section IA (except opted in Slot 1) and one language from Section IB)

50

40

200

45 minutes per language 

Domain-Specific Subjects (maximum six subjects from Section II)

50

40

200

45 minutes per subject

(Maximum duration: 270 minutes)

CUET Syllabus 2023

The details of the syllabus for CUET UG 2023 are given here:

Section

Syllabus

Section IA & IB

Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages:

  • Factual

  • Literary and Narrative

  • Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary.

Section II

Section III

  • General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

  • General Mental Ability

  • Numerical Ability

  • Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic, algebra geometry, mensuration, stat taught till Grade 8)

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning

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