The expected date of the CUET 2022 exam is the 1st-2nd week of July 2022. The confirmed date will be released soon by NTA.
As the exam date is very close, aspirants do not have much time on their hands now. To get a better outcome in any PAN-India exam, it is a must to follow the step to know about the CUET 2022 exam syllabus.
Also SEE: CUET 2022 Guidelines
This article is for all aspirants who want to be admitted to a chemistry course under the central university through the CUET 2022 exam.
Exam Pattern of CUET 2022 Chemistry Section
|Exam Name||CUET 2022 (Chemistry section)|
|Medium of Exam||13 Languages|
|Type of Questions||MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)|
|Mode of Exam||CBT (Computer-Based Test) mode|
|Frequency of Exam||Once in a Year|
|Total Number of Questions in Chemistry||50|
|Number of Questions to be Attempted in Chemistry||40|
|Total Marks in Chemistry||200|
|Marking Scheme||(+5) for every correct answer, (-1) for every incorrect answer, (0) for every unattempted answer|
Syllabus of CUET 2022 Chemistry Section
The syllabus of CUET 2022 Chemistry comprises 15 units in total. These units are further divided into various topics. The list below mentions the syllabus of Chemistry in the CUET 2022 exam:
Unit I: Solid State
- Classification of solids based on unlike binding forces.
- Unit cell in three-dimensional and two-dimensional lattices.
- Calculation of point defects, the density of unit cells, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, packing in solids, voids, and packing efficiency.
- n- and p-type semiconductors.
- Electrical and magnetic properties.
- Band theory of metals, semiconductors, conductors, and insulators.
- Amorphous and crystalline solids.
Unit II: Solutions
- Statement of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids.
- Abnormal molecular mass.
- Types of solutions.
- Colligative properties.
- Determination of molecular masses (using colligative properties).
- Raoult’s law.
- Van’t Hoff factor.
- Osmotic pressure.
- The solubility of gases in solid solutions and liquids.
- Depression of freezing point and elevation of boiling point.
Unit III: Electrochemistry
- Kohlrausch’s Law.
- EMF of a cell.
- Redox reactions.
- Galvanic cells and Electrolytic cells.
- Nernst equation and its implementation to chemical cells.
- Variations of conductivity with concentration.
- Specific and molar conductivity.
- The connection between EMF of a cell and Gibbs energy change.
- Conductance in electrolytic solutions.
- Electrolysis and laws of electrolysis.
- Standard electrode potential.
- Fuel cells.
Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics
- Factors affecting rates of reaction.
- Rate of a reaction.
- Activation energy.
- Order and molecularity of a reaction.
- Integrated rate equations and half-life.
- Arrhenius equation.
- Collision theory.
- Rate law and specific rate constant.
Unit V: Surface Chemistry
- Properties of colloids.
- Enzyme catalysis.
- Lyophilic and lyophobic.
- Colloidal state.
- Brownian movement.
- Emulsions and their type.
Unit VI: General Principles and Process of Isolation of Elements
- Principles and methods of extraction.
- Occurrence and principles of copper, aluminium, iron, and zinc extraction.
Unit VII: p-Block Elements
- Electronic configuration of p-block elements.
- Physical & chemical properties of p-block elements.
- The oxidation state of p-block elements.
- General trends in the periodic table.
- Exceptions in various elements of p-block.
- Preparation & use of ammonia, sulphur dioxide, nitric acid, sulphuric acid, and hydrochloric acid.
- Oxoacids of p-block elements.
- Uses of p-block elements.
Unit VIII: d- and f-Block Elements
- Electronic configuration.
- General trends in properties of elements in the periodic table.
- Lanthanide contraction and its consequences.
- Oxidation states.
- Catalytic and magnetic properties.
- Alloy formation.
- Preparation and properties of KMnO4 and K2Cr2O7.
Unit IX: Coordination Compounds
- Importance of coordination compounds.
- Werner’s theory, VBT, and CFT.
- IUPAC nomenclature.
- Bonding of coordination compounds.
- Colour, coordination number, shapes, and magnetic properties.
Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Nature of C-X bond in haloalkanes and haloarenes.
- Nomenclature of haloalkanes and haloarenes.
- Substitution reactions of haloalkanes and haloarenes.
- The optical rotation of haloalkanes.
- Uses & environmental effects of trichloromethane, DDT, iodoform, dichloromethane, freons, and tetrachloromethane.
Unit XI: Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
- Method of preparation of alcohols, ketones, and ethers.
- Nomenclature of alcohols, ketones, and ethers.
- Physical & chemical properties of alcohols, ketones, and ethers.
- Uses of alcohols, ketones, and ethers.
- Identification of 1°, 2°, and 3° alcohols.
Unit XII: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Classification and nomenclature of amines.
- Physical and chemical properties of nitrogen-containing compounds.
Importance and method of preparation.
Unit XIII: Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids
- Nomenclature and nature of carbonyl compounds in aldehyde, ketone, and carboxylic acid.
- Properties of aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids.
- Uses of aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids.
Unit XIV: Chemistry in Everyday Life
- Cleansing agents.
- Chemicals in food.
- Chemicals in medicines.
Unit XV: Biomolecules
- -amino acids.
- D-L configuration.
- Classification of carbohydrates.
- Peptide bonding.
- Proteins and their structures.
- Denaturation of proteins.
- Importance of carbohydrates.
Unit XVI: Polymers
- Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers.
- Natural and synthetic polymers.
- Methods of polymerisation.
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Preparation Tips for CUET 2022 Chemistry Exam
The syllabus of CUET 2022 Chemistry is vast. It makes it necessary to plan some preparation strategies and tips to qualify it in one go. Hence, to ace your preparations, some key tips are given below:
- Physical Chemistry topics like Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, and Surface Chemistry contain numerical parts. If you are good with mathematical calculations, make this part of Chemistry your strong point.
- If you find your interest in organic reactions and reaction mechanisms, then focus more on Alcohols, Ketones, Aldehydes, Ethers, Phenols, Biomolecules, etc.
- If you are good with conceptual knowledge and memorising the periodic table with different properties and trends of elements in it, then give preference to s-block elements, p-block elements, d- & f-block elements, coordination compounds, general principles and the process of isolation of elements, etc.
- After completing the syllabus, it is a must to test your preparation. Solve CUET previous years’ papers, mock papers, and question banks as much as possible. Practice them regularly.
1. What are the crucial topics of Chemistry for the CUET 2022 exam?
The crucial topics of Chemistry for the CUET 2022 exam are given in the below table:
|Chapter Name||Important Topics|
|Some p-Block Elements||
|d- & f-Block Elements||
|Aldehyde, Ketones, and Carboxylic acids||
|Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||
|Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||
2. What are the prime study materials for preparing the CUET 2022 Chemistry section?
NTA has mentioned in its guidelines that the syllabus of the CUET 2022 exam comprises Class-11 and Class-12 textbooks. Hence, NCERT textbooks, NCERT Exemplars, and NCERT Solutions are, no doubt, the salient study material for the preparation for CUET 2022 exam. Other than NCERT books, some best resources are as follows:
|Book Name||Author/ Publisher|
|A Textbook for Physical Chemistry||Dr. R.K. Gupta|
|Textbook for Chemistry||Dr. M.P. Sawhney|
|Modern Approach of Chemical Calculations||R.C. Mukherjee|
|Conceptual Chemistry||Dr. S.K. Jain & Dr. Shailesh K. Jain|
|Chemistry for Class 11 & 12||Dr. H.C. Shrivastava|
|A Textbook for Organic Chemistry||Dr. O.P. Tondon|
|Challenger Chemistry||Dr. J.B. Yadav|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry||J.D. Lee|
3. What are the qualification guidelines to apply for the CUET 2022 Chemistry exam?
To get admission to your desired university through the CUET 2022 exam, it is necessary to fulfil all the qualification requirements they have asked for. Some basic requirements for Chemistry offering universities are as follows:
- For admission in UG courses, aspirants must be from the Science stream in 10 + 2 or equivalent of any recognised board in India.
- Chemistry must be one of the core subjects in 10 + 2 or equivalent classes.
- For general category students, a minimum 50% score in aggregate in Chemistry is required.
- For SC/ ST/ EWS/ PWD/ OBC category students, a minimum 45% score in aggregate in Chemistry is required.
- For admission in PG courses, aspirants must have a B.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognised university in India.
- A minimum of 50% score or equivalent grades in the aggregate in Chemistry are required for general candidates to get admission.
- A minimum of 45% score or equivalent grades in the aggregate in Chemistry are required for SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC/ EWS candidates to get admission.
4. Which universities offered Chemistry courses for the CUET 2022 aspirants?
Before applying for the CUET 2022 exam, aspirants must check whether their desired course is available in the applied university or not. Here is a list of all those universities that offered CUET 2022 Chemistry admissions.
|Name of the University||Chemistry Course Available|
|Central University of Kashmir||M.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|Central University of Jammu||Integrated B.Sc. (Hon.) – M.Sc.|
|Central University of Haryana||Integrated B.Sc. – M.Sc.|
|University of Delhi||B.Sc. (Hon.) Chemistry|
|Indira Gandhi National Open University||Bachelor’s in Chemistry|
|Rajiv Gandhi University||B.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|Maulana Azad National Urdu University||B.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|University of Allahabad||Integrated M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences|
|Tezpur University||Integrated B.Sc. – B.Ed. (Chemistry major), Integrated M.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|Vishva Bharti University||B.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya||B.Sc. (Hon.) (Chemistry)|
|Central University of Jharkhand||Integrated B.Sc. – M.Sc.|
|Central University of Rajasthan||Integrated M.Sc.|
|Mizoram University||B.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|University of Karnataka||B.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|University of Tamil Nadu||Integrated M.Sc.|
|North-Eastern Hill University||B.Sc. (Hon.) (Chemistry)|
|Pondicherry University||Integrated M.Sc. (Chemistry)|
|Nagaland University||B.Sc. (Hon.) (Chemistry)|
5. What are the key facets of the CUET 2022 Chemistry syllabus?
NTA has divided the syllabus of the CUET 2022 Chemistry so that students from any recognised board in India can easily attempt it. Still, CBSE students take the upper hand in this, as they have studied only the NCERT syllabus till junior classes. There are some other key features of the CUET 2022 Chemistry syllabus given below:
- Chapters like p-block elements, d- & f-block elements, and coordination compounds cover a large part of the CUET exam paper. And also included on all boards in India. Hence, there is a high probability of many MCQs from these chapters in the exam paper.
- Out of 50, at least ten questions will be out of your board syllabus. Hence, you need to go through reference books for the preparation.
- Try to avoid wasting more time on polymers, general principles and the process of isolation of elements, etc., chapters as there is a very low possibility for them.
As per the above discussion, you are now well aware of the CUET 2022 Chemistry syllabus and exam pattern. This article also helps you with some preparation tips for the exam. Hopefully, this article will be beneficial to you. For any query, you can always find Aakash nearby!