The National Testing Agency (NTA) made some changes to the CUET UG Exam Pattern last year that will be followed for the CUET 2024 Exam also. The students who have been preparing for CUET 2024 Exam for admission into the various UG programmes must go through the updated CUET Exam Pattern and prepare for the entrance test accordingly. NTA has now divided the CUET Exam into 4 different sections where two sections are for language, one for domain subject, and one for the general test. The complete CUET Exam Pattern 2024 has been discussed in the article with every information provided by NTA for your reference. 

CUET Exam Pattern 2024

All the candidates planning to appear in the upcoming CUET UG 2024 Examination 2024 are informed that the CUET 2024 Exam will be divided into four different sections. The CUET 2024 UG test is scheduled to be conducted in hybrid mode i.e., online (computer-based test) or offline mode (pen and paper mode). This year, candidates will be only allowed to choose up to six subjects, instead of ten. The CUET Exam Pattern has been revised by NTA for the year 2024-25 for which the glimpse has been tabulated below- 

CUET UG Exam Pattern 2024- Overview
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
CUET Full FormCentral University Entrance Test (CUET)
Exam NameCUET 2024
CategoryExam Pattern
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test-CBT
Medium13 languages
Test PatternObjective type with Multiple Choice Questions
Number of SectionsFour
Exam TimingSlot I - 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Slot II - 12:30 pm to 2 pm, Slot III - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Marking Scheme1 mark for the correct answer
Total Marks of CUET Exam800 Marks
Maximum No. of TestsSix Tests

CUET UG Exam Pattern 2024 [Latest]

NTA will also conduct the CUET 2024 Entrance Exam in 13 different shifts which are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu. Check the revised exam pattern for CUET 2024 from here.

1. CUET 2024 will be conducted in an online mode as Computer Based Test-CBT.

2. The CUET 2024 entrance test will be conducted in three different slots. The duration of the first slot is 120 minutes and the duration of the second slot is 120 minutes. The duration of the CUET UG exam for the third slot is 180 minutes.

3. CUET (UG) – 2024 will consist of the following 4 sections namely-

  1. Section IA – 13 Languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu)
  2. Section IB – 20 Languages (French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Sanskrit.)
  3. Section II – 27 Domain-specific Subjects (listed below)
  4. Section III – General Test

4. The question paper will be Multiple Choice Question type only.

5. Section IA & IB- A candidate can choose a maximum of any 3 languages from Section IA and Section IB taken together. (One of the languages chosen needs to be in lieu of Domain-specific subjects) 

6. Section II offers 27 Subjects, out of which a candidate may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects. 

7. Section III comprises the General Test. 

8. For each correct answer the candidates will be awarded +5 marks while 01 Mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

9. For choosing Languages (up to 3) from Section IA and IB and a maximum of 6 Subjects from Section II and General Test under Section III, the Candidate must refer to the requirements of his/her intended University.

CUET Exam Pattern 2024
SectionsSubjects/ TestsNo. of QuestionsTo be AttemptedDuration
Section IA13 Languages 5040 in each language45 minutes for each language
Section IB20 Languages 
Section II27 Domain-specific Subjects 45/5035/4045 minutes for each subject
Section IIIGeneral Test605060 minutes

CUET Exam Pattern 2024- Domain-Specific Subjects

The list of 27 Domain-Specific subjects as mentioned in the revised CUET Exam Pattern has been enlisted below. The candidates may choose a maximum of 6 Subjects from the below-mentioned list. 

  1. Accountancy/ Book Keeping
  2. Biology/ Biological Studies/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  3. Business Studies
  4. Chemistry
  5. Computer Science/ Informatics Practices
  6. Economics/ Business Economics
  7. Engineering Graphics
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Geography/Geology
  10. History
  11. Home Science
  12. Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
  13. Legal Studies
  14. Environmental Science
  15. Mathematics
  16. Physical Education/ NCC /Yoga
  17. Physics
  18. Political Science
  19. Psychology
  20. Sociology
  21. Teaching Aptitude
  22. Agriculture
  23. Mass Media/ Mass Communication
  24. Anthropology
  25. Fine Arts/ Visual Arts (Sculpture/ Painting)/Commercial Arts,
  26. Performing Arts – (i) Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/ Oddisi/ Kathakali/Kuchipudi/ Manipuri (ii) Drama- Theatre (iii) Music General (Hindustani/ Carnatic/ Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non-Percussion)
  27. Sanskrit

CUET 2024 Preparation Tips 

The students appearing for the upcoming CUET 2024 examination can check the CUET exam preparation tips here. 

  1. Students must familiarize themselves with the entire CUET syllabus. Know the weightage of each topic to prioritize your study.
  2. At the time of the examination time management is very crucial. Practice solving questions within the allocated time to improve your speed.
  3. Students must choose good reference books recommended by teachers or experts. Their school books are essential, but additional resources can provide more in-depth knowledge.
  4. Plan a realistic and consistent study schedule. Allocate time to each subject based on its importance and your proficiency.
  5. The students must identify their weak areas and focus on them. Strengthening weaker subjects can significantly improve your overall performance.
  6. Students are advised to practice solving the previous year's question papers and sample papers. This will help them understand the exam pattern and boost their confidence.
  7. Students must take mock tests to simulate exam conditions. It helps in improving time management and gives you a feel of the actual examination.
  8. Take care of your physical and mental health. Ensure proper sleep, eat a balanced diet, and incorporate short breaks during study sessions.
CUET 2024 Important Links
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CUET Syllabus 2024CUET Participating Colleges & Universities
CUET Cut-Off Marks CUET Admit Card 2024 Download Link


CUET Exam Pattern 2024: FAQs

Ans. Yes, CUET Exam Pattern for UG Courses has been changed from the year 2022 onwards

Ans. There are 4 sections in new CUET Exam Pattern 2024 which has been discussed in detail in the article.

Ans: The National Testing Agency will be conducting the CUET 2024 Exam in 13 different shifts which are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Urdu.

Ans: Candidates appearing for the CUET 2024 Examination can select upto 6 subjects for the CUET 2024 exam.

Ans: Yes, one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers in the CUET entrance examination 2024.

Ans: The CUET 2024 Examination is scheduled to be conducted from May 15 to May 31, 2024

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