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CUCET 2017 Exam Pattern

The CUCET Exam Pattern contains two parts- Part A & Part B. Each part contains 25 and 75 Multiple Choice Questions respectively. Part A is common for all the CUCET test takers. However the sections of the PART B tend to differ according to the candidate’s course of study. In this article the aspirants of CUCET 2017 can get the complete details of CUCET 2017 Exam Pattern, marking scheme and syllabus.

CUCET Exam is conducted for the intake of candidates for various courses of undergraduate, integrated programs, postgraduate degree programs and research programs in the 9 Central Universities of India. The CUCET Application Form for 2017 will be available from March 14, 2017 to April 20, 2017. The tentative date of CUCET 2017 is May 21-22, 2017.

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CUCET Exam Pattern

The CUCET Exam Pattern consists of multiple choice type objective questions. All the question papers consist of two parts. Total time duration of CUCET 2017 is 2 hours. The parts are contains question from different subjects and they are explained as follows:

CUCET Exam Pattern Part A:

Subjects covered: English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical Skills.

The number of questions is this part is 25.

CUCET Exam Pattern Part B:

Subjects covered: Domain Knowledge

This part contains 75 multiple choice type questions. This part may consist of one/two/three or more sections. Each section can have 25 or more questions. A candidate should answer a set of ‘X’ sections(75 questions) as specified on the front cover of the Test Question Booklet. However, he must make sure to fill the right circles in the OMR Sheet corresponding to the question numbers attended.

For example, if Part B consists of four subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology and the instruction says that the candidate has to attempt any three subjects to choose as PCB or PCM according to the subjects studied by the candidate in class 12th. If a candidate attempts all the questions from all the sections then the best of the 3 sections shall be considered while preparing the merit list.

For Admission to some Integrated Courses/MBA/LLB or any other general course(s), only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs covering English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills will be held.

Each candidate has to mark only one answer on the OMR sheet. If the candidate marks more than one circle, then the question shall be considered as wrong.

CUCET 2017 Marking scheme

The marking scheme of the question papers for all the entrance tests is same. There is negative marking for every wrong answer. Each question carries 3 marks and for every right answer, the candidate will be awarded three marks, however, for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted. If questions are left unanswered, there is not deduction or awarding for them. These questions will not be assessed and will not be considered while preparing the merit list.

CUCET Syllabus 2017

The CUCET Syllabus for UG Programs, PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/PG Diploma Programs and MPhil/PhD. Programs are announced separately for all the courses. The aspiring candidates of CUCET 2017 can find the complete CUCET 2017 Syllabus below:

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

For UG entrances, the candidates have to refer to the any 3 of the following subjects. The syllabus is based on the general Class 10+2 level syllabus for the respective courses. 

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology

Apart form this for the Part A of the CUCET Exam for UG courses, there is no definite official syllabus. However, the questions will be asked from – English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical Skills subjects.

Check the complete detailed CUCET Syllabus for UG courses.

CUCET Syllabus for PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/PG Diploma Programs 

As for the above mentioned subjects, the candidates have to follow separate CUCET syllabus in accordance with the course. Check the complete official CUCET Syllabus.

CUCET Syllabus for  MPhil/PhD Programs

The CUCET Syllabus for MPhil/PhD programs will be same as that prescribed for UGC- CSIR or NET-JRF. Check the official MPhil/PhD CUCET Syllabus.


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