CUCET 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Previous Year Papers

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    CUCET is a national level examination which is regulated by the ten central universities jointly. According to the CUCET Engineering 2020 exam pattern, the paper will be divided into two sections – Part A, which consisted of 25 multiple choice questions and Part B which consisted of 75 questions. 

    • CUCET 2020 will be conducted on May 23rd & 24th, 2020 (UI & PG Programmes) and May 30th & 31st, 2020 (RP Programmes).
    • The question paper consists of total 100 objective types of questions. Download CUCET Practice Papers
    • The questions are asked in English language only.
    • Each paper will be only of 2 hours duration. Also Check CUCET 2020 Admit Card
    • One will be awarded for every correct answer. 
    • Negative marking is also applicable, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Check CUCET 2020 Cut off

    CUCET Exam Pattern Highlights

    Exam ModeOffline/Pen and Paper Mode (OMR Sheet)
    Number of parts2- Part A and Part B
    Number of Questions100 (25 from Part A and 75 from Part B)
    Question Paper Type Objective Type (MCQs) 
    Total Marks100
    Exam duration 2 hours
    Exam language English

    CUCET 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    CUCET 2020 question paper will consist of two parts- Part A and Part B. The paper will consist of a total of 100 MCQs (multiple-choice questions).

    1. PART A will contain 25 MCQs on the following subjects: English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, Analytical Skills.
    2. PART B will contain 75 MCQs and consist of questions relating to candidate’s Domain Knowledge/Subject-specific questions., with 2/3/5 sections. Each section will have twenty-five or more questions.
    3. Candidates will be required to answer X Sections (75 questions) as specified on the front cover of the test question booklet. For example, if Part B consists of 4 subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, the instruction will say that a candidate has to attempt any three subjects such as PCB or PCM according to the subjects studied by the candidate in class 12.
    4. If a candidate attempts all the questions from all the sections then the best of the 3 sections will be considered while preparing the merit list.
    5. For programs such as Integrated Courses/B.Voc./MBA/MCA/LLB or any other general course(s), there will be only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs. It will consist of questions on subjects- English Language, Reasoning, Data Interpretations/ Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Analytical Skills.

    The question paper will be in English language only. The total duration for the paper will be 2 hours. CUCET Exam will have Negative marking. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark and for each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

    Some points to note:

    • The exam pattern described above is relevant to UG and Integrated Programs in Science stream, and PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/PG Diploma Programs.
    • CUCET 2020 exam pattern for Arts stream includes only 1 test paper. The question paper comprises 100 MCQs from the following discipline: English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude and General Knowledge. 
    • CUCET exam pattern for Research Programs is similar to UGC CSIR and other NET JRF exam. All question papers of PhD programme will consist of two parts. Part A consists of 50 questions based on research methodology including English and General Knowledge and Numerical ability. Part B consists of 50 questions from the respective subject domain.
    • CUCET exam pattern for B.Ed. is different from other courses. However, the number of questions and marking scheme is the same. It consists of 3 parts-

    Check CUCET Eligibility Criteria

    1. Part A (25 MCQs): General Awareness
    2. Part B (35 MCQs): Teaching Aptitude
    3. Part C (40 MCQs): It is further divided into 4 sub-sections. Candidates have to attempt any one section from them as per the eligibility.
    1. Section 1: Social Sciences
    2. Section 2: Language
    3. Section 3: Physical Science and Mathematics
    4. Section 4: Life Sciences

    60 x 2


    Exam duration is 2 hours


    Each of 1


    Each Correct Answer will be awarded 1 mark


    -1/4 mark

    -ve Score

    1/4 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. 



    Exam type

    CUCET 2019 is a computer-based test



    Question type

    Questions will be of objective type



    Total questions

    Part A-25 and Part B-75

    CUCET 2020 Marking Scheme

    There will be negative marking in the paper. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark and for each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Questions not attempted will not be assessed and considered.

    The article will further discuss the CUCET 2020 exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, etc. in detail.

    • There will be negative marking in CUCET 2020 entrance exam. Each correct answer will carry 01 marks and for each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
    • Note that questions not attempted by candidates will not be assessed and considered for preparing the final merit list.
    • The candidate will have to choose one correct answer and mark on OMR Sheet. If a candidate marks multiple entries in the OMR Sheet for a particular question(s), it will be treated as the wrong answer with negative marking.

    CUCET 2020 Syllabus

    For admission into UG/ Integrated Courses, candidates can follow the syllabus of Class 12, while for admission into PG Courses and NET/ JRF research programmes, respective UG syllabus should be followed.

    CUCET Syllabus for UG/Integrated Programs (3/4/5 years):

    For Part A of CUCET for UG courses, there is no definite official syllabus. However, the questions will be asked from the following areas:

    • English Language
    • General Awareness
    • Mathematical Aptitude
    • Analytical Skills

    For Part B, candidates have to refer any 3 of the following subjects. The syllabus is based on the general Class 12 level syllabus for the respective courses:

    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Biology

    Check Detailed CUCET 2020 Syllabus

    CUCET 2020 syllabus forUG/ integrated programmes is as mentioned below:

    Integrated MTechPower & Energy Engineering, Information & Communication Technology
    BTechComputer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Printing and Packaging Technology
    Integrated BSc BEdBSc Bed
    Integrated BSc BEd (Mathematics)BSc BEd (Mathematics)
    Integrated Science BSc MScBSc MSc
    Integrated MScPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Zoology, Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany, Environmental Science
    Integrated MAEnglish, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Geology
    BAInternational Relations
    Integrated BA BEdBA Bed
    Integrated BA LLB (Hons)BA LLB (Hons)
    Integrated MScEconomics
    Integrated MAEconomics
    BVoc Retail and Logistic Management, Retail Management, Tourism Management, Biomedical Sciences, Industrial Waste Management 
    Diploma Beauty & Wellness 
    BVoc Interior Design 

    CUCET Syllabus for PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/PG Diploma Programs varies as per the course. CUCET Syllabus for MPhil/PhD programs will be the same as that prescribed for UGC- CSIR or NET-JRF.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    siva krishnamraju

    i completed in mechanical,take the admission in phd program than what is the syllabus prefer.

    14 Apr, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Siva, yes, you are eligible for this course. However, percentage criteria may vary as per the college you have applied for.

    14 Apr, 2020 00:43
    Manjot kaur

    Is msc chemistry honours or simple available un central university bathinda?

    13 Apr, 2020 12:19
    dinesh jhanu

    i studied mec in my 12th standard what should i prepare for cuet entrence exam

    30 Mar, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Dinesh, kindly specify the course in which you want to take admission so that we can guide you accordingly.

    30 Mar, 2020 01:12
    Sapna bijarnia

    Is BA hons. Economics available in CU

    29 Mar, 2020 21:39
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sapna, kindly mention the university in which you want to take admission so that we can provide you the relevant info.

    29 Mar, 2020 23:15
    Gokul Krishnan

    I apply for transportation engineering and water engineering .both exams date are first preference is transportation engineering..on which day will be my cucet exam

    19 Mar, 2020 09:35
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gokul Krishnan, exam dates have not been announced yet by the official website. Keep visiting the website for latest updates.

    19 Mar, 2020 10:02
    Neha Kumari

    Want to apply in phd english please guide..

    13 Mar, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Neha, you can check the application process for this course from here: CUCET Application Process

    13 Mar, 2020 15:36
    Neha Kumari

    Please provide phd english sample papers

    12 Mar, 2020 13:41
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Neha, you can check the sample papers of this exam from here: CUCET Practice Papers

    12 Mar, 2020 14:58
    Pravin Singh

    Provide fashion design sample paper

    11 Mar, 2020 16:16
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pravin, you can check the official website of the organization for sample papers.

    11 Mar, 2020 18:07
    Miali sharma

    What are the subjects for doing m.Phil?

    11 Mar, 2020 14:28
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Minali, kindly mention the college in which in which you are interested so that we may provide you all the branches being offered under M.Phil.

    11 Mar, 2020 14:57
    Sanjucta Sarkar

    I need the sample papers of Journalism

    04 Mar, 2020 13:15
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sanjucta, you can check some of the sample papers from here: CUCET Practice Papers

    04 Mar, 2020 15:16

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