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CUET 2024 Subject-wise Syllabus & Weightage

Explore the Extensive CUET 2024 Syllabus. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the syllabus for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), covering a range of undergraduate and integrated postgraduate programs. Scheduled for May 15, 2024, onwards, CUET 2024 offers a diverse syllabus tailored to different subjects and courses.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), the governing body for the Common University Entrance Test, outlines the CUET syllabus 2024. Stay updated with the syllabus by referring to the CUET 2024 notification. As candidates prepare for the CUET exam, a solid grasp of the CUET 2024 syllabus is essential, providing insights into crucial topics for each section and subject. The CUET 2024 exam pattern includes three main sections: Language, CUET Domain Subjects, and General Test.

In the initial section of CUET, candidates' language skills are evaluated through reading comprehension, literary aptitude, and vocabulary. The Domain Subject section gauges candidates' subject knowledge relevant to their chosen course. The last section, the General Test, assesses candidates' general knowledge, current affairs, and logical and analytical reasoning.

Mark your calendar for CUET 2024, scheduled to take place from May 15 to May 31, 2024, in a computer-based mode. The application process for CUET UG 2024 is now open on cuetug.ntaonline.in, and candidates can submit their applications until March 26, 2024, up to 11:50 PM.

As per the latest updates from NTA, the CUET exam has been divided into the following sections:

  • Section IA – 13 Languages 
  • Section IB – 20 Languages 
  • Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects 
  • Section III – General Test

CUET Syllabus: Section-Wise


Subjects/ Tests

No. of Questions

To be Attempted


Section IA

13 Languages 


40 in each language

45 minutes for each language

Section IB

20 Languages 

Section II

27 Domain-specific Subjects 



45 minutes for each subject

Section III

General Test



60 minutes

CUET UG Syllabus 



Section IA - Languages

Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]

Section IB - Languages

Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]

Section II - Domain

Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions

• MCQs based on NCERT Class XII syllabus only

Section III - General Test

• Input 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/s tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

CUET Syllabus for UG Courses - Subjects-Wise Syllabus

Candidates can check below the complete subject-wise CUET syllabus for UG courses. A candidate can choose a maximum of six test domains while applying for the CUET 2023 entrance test.

CUET Exam Syllabus for General Test

For this section, there will be one Question Paper that will have 75 questions out of which 60 questions need to be attempted. The Question Paper will contain questions from these topics: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/statistics taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning.

CUET UG Syllabus for Chemistry

The CUET Chemistry syllabus includes topics such as - Polymers, Solid State, Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-block elements, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, d and f block elements, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Electrochemistry.

CUET UG Syllabus for Physics

The CUET Physics syllabus includes topics such as - Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Communication Systems.

CUET UG Syllabus for Mathematics

The CUET Maths syllabus includes topics such as - Relation and Functions, Algebra, Calculus, Vectors and three-dimensional geometry, Probability, Linear Programming, Numbers, Quantification and Numerical Applications, Index Numbers and Time-Based Data, Linear Programming, Financial Mathematics.

CUET UG Syllabus for Biology

The CUET Biology syllabus includes topics such as - Physical Anthropology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Material Culture, and Economics, Anthropology, Social Anthropology and Ethnography, Ecology.

CUET UG Exam Syllabus for Languages (IA & IB) 

In this section, there will be one Question Paper that will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be attempted. Questions from the Language Section will be from reading comprehension (Factual, Literary and Narrative), Verbal Ability, Rearranging the parts, Choosing the correct word, Synonyms and Antonyms, and Vocabulary. 

CUET Syllabus for Home Science

Human Development: Life Span Approach, Nutrition for Self, Family and Community, Money, Management and Consumer Education, Apparel: Designing, Selection, and Care, Community, Development and Extension, Career Options After Home Science Education.

CUET Syllabus for Engineering Graphics

Isometric Projection of Solids, Machine Drawing, FreeHand Sketches, Bearings, Rod Joint, Tie-Rod and Pipe Joint.

CUET Exam Syllabus for Legal Studies

Judiciary, Topics of Law, Arbitration, Tribunal Adjunction, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights in India, Legal Services, Legal Profession India, Legal Maxims, International Context.

CUET Syllabus for Knowledge Traditions - Practices in India

Agriculture: A Survey, Architecture: A Survey, Dance: A Survey, Education Systems and Practices: A Survey, Ethics: Individual and Social, Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey, Language and Grammar, Other Technologies: A Survey.

CUET Syllabus for Mass Media/Mass Communication

Cinema, Journalism, Communication, TV, Radio, Social Media, New Media.

CUET Syllabus for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Opportunity, Entrepreneurial Planning, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Enterprise, Growth and Strategies, Resource Mobilization, Business Arithmetic.

CUET Syllabus for Computer Science

SQL, Database Concepts, Exception and File Handling in Python, Computer Networks, Stack, Searching, Queue, Sorting, Understanding Data, Database Query using SQL, Data Handling using Pandas – I, Data Handling using Pandas – II , Plotting Data using Matplotlib, Societal Impacts, Data Communication, Security Aspects.

CUET Syllabus for Physical Education/NCC/Yoga

Sociological Aspects of Physical Education, Training Methods, Career Aspects in Physical Education, Career Aspects in Physical Education, Health Education & Health Problems, Sports Injuries and First Aid, Test & Measurement in Sports, Biomechanics & Sports, Psychology & Sports.

CUET Syllabus for Art, Education and Sphere

Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Commercial Arts.

CUET Syllabus for History

The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology, Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story, Social Histories using the Mahabharata, A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa, Agrarian Relations The Ain-i- Akbari, : The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles, Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition, New Architecture: Hampi, Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition, Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts, Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports, : Representations of 1857, Partition through Oral Sources, Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes, Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports, The Making of the Constitution.

CUET Syllabus for Agriculture

Agrometeorology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Livestock Production, Crop Production, Horticulture.

CUET Exam Syllabus for Psychology

Variations in Psychological Attributes, Self and Personality, Meeting Life Challenges, Psychological Disorders, Therapeutic Approaches, Attitude and Social Cognition, Social Influence and Group Processes, Psychology and Life, Developing Psychological Skills.

CUET Syllabus for Teaching Aptitude

Teaching of Languages, Teaching of Social Sciences Section, Teaching of Sciences, Teaching of Mathematics, Teaching of Fine Arts, Teaching of Performing Arts, Teaching of Physical Education & Yoga.

CUET Syllabus for Accountancy

Accounting Not-for-Profit Organisation, Accounting for Partnership, Reconstitution of Partnership, Dissolution of Partnership Firm, Accounting for Share and Debenture Capital, Analysis of Financial Statements, : Statement of Changes in Financial Position, Overview of Computerised Accounting System, Using Computerised Accounting System, Accounting Using Database Management System (DBMS), Accounting Applications of Electronic Spreadsheet.

CUET Exam Syllabus for Business Studies

Nature and Significance of Management, Principles of Management, Business Environment, Organising, Planning, Staffing, Directing, Controlling, Business Finance, Financial Markets, Marketing, Consumer Protection, Entrepreneurship Development.

CUET Syllabus for Economics/Business Economics

Consumer Behaviour and Demand, Introduction, Producer Behaviour and Supply, Forms of Market and Price Determination, Simple Applications of Tools of Demand and Supply Curves, Introductory Macroeconomics, Determination of Income and Employment, Money and Banking, Government Budget and the Economy, Balance of Payments.

CUET Syllabus for Sociology

Balance of Payments, 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, Social Movements.

CUET Syllabus for Geography/Geology

Human Geography: Nature and Scope, People, Human Activities, Transport, Communication and Trade, Human Settlements, India: People and Economy.

CUET Syllabus Syllabus for Political Science

Politics in India Since Independence, Contemporary World Politics.

CUET Syllabus for Environmental Studies

Human Beings and Nature, Population and Conservation Ecology, Monitoring Pollution, Third World Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, International Relations and the Environment.

CUET Syllabus for Anthropology

Physical Anthropology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Material culture and economic Anthropology, Social Anthropology and Ethnography, Ecology.

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Q 1. How many questions will be asked in the CUET 2024 Exam?
A total of 175 questions will be asked in the entrance exam of CUET 2024.

Q 2. What is CUET syllabus for BA programme?
There is no specific CUET 2024 syllabus for BA as it depends upon the test domain selected by the candidates. For admission to BA courses in some participating universities, there is no need of appearing to domain tests.

Q 3. What is CUET English syllabus for the UG entrance test?
Answer: The CUET English syllabus 2024 will consist MCQ based questions from reading comprehension based on different types of passages–factual, literary, and narrative, literary aptitude, and vocabulary.

Q 4. Does CUET 2023 have negative markings?
There will be a negative marking in CUET 2024 Exam. Each correct answer will allot 5 marks while every incorrect answer will lose 01 mark. Questions left unattempted by candidates will not be assessed and considered for the preparation of the final CUET merit list.

Q 5. What is the pass mark for CUET?
The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized university or board with at least 45% marks in any stream.

Q6. Does CUET include Class 11 syllabus?
As per the CUET syllabus released by the NTA, the questions may come from the topics of Class 11 and Class 12. The detailed syllabus for each subject is provided above for the reference of candidates.

The CUET 2023 Syllabus will consists of Section IA & IB. For the reference of students, CUET UG syllabus is mentioned in detail here on the page. 

Q9. Does CUET have questions from class 12th syllabus?
 The questions in the CUET exam will mostly be from the syllabus provided by the NTA on the official website of the CUET exam. Candidates should know that the CUET exam syllabus has been prepared keeping in mind the syllabus of class 11th and class 12th, therefore, questions might come from those topics too.

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