CUET UG Syllabus

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CUET UG 2023 Short Details

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Online Submission of Application Form09 February to 12 March 2023 (Up to 09:00 P.M.)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card / Net-Banking / UPI12 March 2023 (up to 11:50 P.M.)
Correction in Particulars15 March to 18 March 2023 (Up to 11:50 P.M.)
Announcement of the City of Examination30 April 2023
Downloading of Admit Cards from the NTA websiteSecond week of the May 2023
Date of Examination21 May 2023 onwards
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer KeysTo be announced later on the website
Declaration of Result on the NTA websiteTo be announced later on the website

Sections Subjects/ Tests Questions to be Attempted Question Type Duration
Section IA – LanguagesThere are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen. 40 questions out of 50 in each languageLanguage to be tested  through Reading Comprehension (based  on different types of passages–Factual,  Literary and Narrative,  [Literary Aptitude and  Vocabulary] MCQ  Based Questions45 Minutes for each language
Section IB – LanguagesThere are 20 Languages.  Any other language apart from those offered in Section I may be chosen.
Section II – DomainThere are 27 Domains specific Subjects being offered under this Section.  A candidate may choose a maximum of Six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/Universities. 40 questions out of 50 in each subjectInput text can be used for MCQ Based Questions ∙ MCQs based on syllabus given on the NTA website45 Minutes for each Domain Specific Subjects
Section III General  TestFor any such undergraduate programme/ programmes  being offered by  Universities where a General Test is being used  for admission.60 questions out of 75Input text can be used  for MCQ Based Questions 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 Reasoning60 Minutes

i) Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
ii) For each correct response, the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
iii) For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
iv) Un-answered/un-attempted response will be given no marks.
v) To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as the correct option.
vi) However, after the process of Challenges of the Answer Key, in case there are multiple correct options or change in key, only those candidates who have attempted it correctly as per the revised Answer key will be awarded marks.
vii) In case a Question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given
to all the candidates irrespective of the fact who has attempted it or not.

CUET UG Syllabus
Section II: As given on the NTA website
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
Section IA & IB: Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary].


Mode of Examination: CUET (UG) – 2023 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. 

Medium of Examination:

The Tests (other than the “Language” Test) are offered in 13 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

A candidate is required to opt for one of the specified languages as the medium of the paper, as per desired University’s eligibility criteria, while applying.

The question paper in respect of the Domain Specific Subjects and the General Test will be bi-lingual, i.e., it will be in the medium (one of the 13 languages) opted by the candidate and in English.

In case of any discrepancy in the translation, the English version shall prevail except for “Language” Tests (Section 1A & 1B).

Medium is not the same as the “Language” opted as a component of the test. The “Language” test is for assessing the proficiency/skills of the candidate in the Language opted by him/her and the question paper in respect of the same will be available to the candidate in the medium opted by him/her only. The Question Paper of the “Language” Test will not be bi-lingual.  

Questions in the “Language” Test are not translations of the questions in English. They are unique/ specific to the language chosen and must be answered accordingly.

CUET UG Pattern of Question Paper:

Objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).  

Tests Design:  

There are three Sections in the design of the test:  

Section IA – 13 Languages (As a medium and “Language”)

Section IB – 20 Languages

Section II – 27 Domain-Specific Subjects

Section III – General Test

A candidate has the option to choose any Language/Domain specific Subjects/ General Test or a combination thereof as may be required for admission to specified course/s of the desired University/ies while applying.

It is not mandatory to choose any one or more of the Tests/Subjects stated above. The choice of Tests/Subjects would depend on the course/s opted by the candidate and the University/ies where admission is sought.

Examination Slots are scheduled with a combination of Sections stated above.

CUET UG Subjects 2023

Subject/Language CodeSubject/Language Name
Section IA: Languages (13 Languages)
Section IB: Languages (20 Languages)
Section II: Domain (27 Domain-Specific Subjects)
304Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry
305Business Studies
307Environmental Studies
308Computer Science/Informatics Practices
309Economics/Business Economics
310Engineering Graphics
312Fine Arts/Visual Arts(Sculpture/Painting)/ Commercial Art
313Geography/ Geology
315Home Science
316Knowledge Tradition-Practices India
317Legal Studies
318Mass Media/Mass Communication
320Performing Arts- (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Kathakkali/ Oddissi/ Kuchipudi/ Manipuri) (ii) Drama-Theatre (iii)/Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion)
321Physical Education/National Cadet Corps(NCC)/ Yoga
323Political Science
327Teaching Aptitude
Section III: General Test
501For Vocational/Open Eligibility/Cross Stream/Any other as applicable

List of Participating Universities CUET UG 2023

Aligarh Muslim University
Assam University
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
Banaras Hindu University
Central University of Andhra Pradesh
Central University of South Bihar
Central University of Gujarat
Central University of Haryana
Central University of Himachal Pradesh
Central University of Jammu
Central University of Jharkhand
Central University of Karnataka
Central University of Kashmir
Central University of Kerala
Central University of Odisha
Central University of Punjab
Central University of Rajasthan
Central University of Tamil Nadu
Dr. Harisingh Gaur Vishwa Vidyalaya
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Jamia Millia Islamia
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
Manipur University
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Mizoram University
Nagaland University
North Eastern Hill University
Pondicherry University
Rajiv Gandhi University
Sikkim University
Tezpur University
The English and Foreign Languages University
Tripura University
University of Allahabad
University of Delhi
University of Hyderabad
Visva Bharati University
Mahatma Gandhi Central University
Central Sanskrit University, Delhi
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University
National Sanskrit University

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