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CUCET 2019 Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Previous Year Papers

Updated On - May 28th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

CUCET is a national level examination which is regulated by the ten central universities jointly. According to the CUCET Engineering 2019 exam pattern, the paper was divided into two sections – Part A, which consisted of 25 multiple choice questions and Part B which consisted of 75 questions. 

  • CUCET 2019 was scheduled for May 25 & 26, 2019 in offline mode
  • The question paper consists of total 100 objective types of questions. Download CUCET Practice Papers
  • The questions is asked in English language only.
  • Each paper will be only of 2 hours duration. Also Check CUCET 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

CUCET 2019 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 2019 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 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 2018 is a computer based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type



Total questions

Part A-25 and Part B-75

CUCET 2019 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 2019 exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, etc. in detail.

  • There will be negative marking in CUCET 2019 entrance exam. Each correct answer will carry 01 mark 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 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 particular question(s), it will be treated as wrong answer with negative marking.

CUCET 2019 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 2019 Syllabus

CUCET 2019 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 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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Also-ran gautam Gautam

Sample papers

17 Apr, 2019 13:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gautam, sample papers for CUCET are accessible from the official website of the exam authorities. Normally, the exam is divided into two sections – Part A, which consisted of 25 multiple choice questions and Part B which consisted of 75 questions. For further details, you may refer the above article.

17 Apr, 2019 14:17
Darakshan Fatima

When is CUK going to issue forms regarding zoology integrated courses 2019

05 Mar, 2019 22:23
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Darakshan, kindly visit the official website of the exam authority for relevant information.

05 Mar, 2019 23:56
harsh raghuwanshi

can somebody tell me btech food technology universities after cucet pass out

09 Sep, 2018 22:14
Garima Bansal

Hi Harsh, To get information regarding the participating colleges you may check this link:- Participating colleges.

10 Sep, 2018 16:03
GoGu Brahmam

Cucet entrance exam model papers and syllubus

21 Apr, 2018 16:02
Bhawna Vedwal

To get information regarding Syllabus you can use this link :Syllabus

To get model papers you can use this link : Practice papers

31 May, 2018 15:06
Megha sinha

I am 12th in commerce, so i want to bba, what can i do

21 Mar, 2018 21:16
Bhawna Vedwal

After 12th completion you can apply for CUCET to pursue B.B.A courses

05 Jun, 2018 15:42

Economic se MA ke liye kya languae Hindi nhi le skte or entries exm hindi me bhi hoga ya only English language

19 Mar, 2018 14:37
Bhawna Vedwal

CUCET Question paper is in English language only

06 Jun, 2018 11:44

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