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CUCET Exam Pattern 2021:Check Section-Wise Paper Pattern And Marking Scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Thu, 26 Aug 2021 05:12 PM IST


Check CUCET Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Get to know the section-wise exam pattern for admission into 41 colleges in 2021.
The CUCET Exam or Central University Common Entrance Test is meant to streamline the education process across the country. CUCET is proposed as a common examination for all central governments universities, doing away with multiple examinations that a candidate has to go through for the Integrated/Under-Graduate, Post Graduate, and Research Programmes Examination. Since 2010, the Government of India has decided to implement this exam on a pilot basis in 41 Central and state colleges. For the year 2021 CUCET will be held on 15th, 16th, 23rd & 24th September 2021. Candidates must be aware of CUCET Exam Pattern and other details, in order to ensure a smooth transition from the current multiple examination-based procedures to a single exam system,m in near future. In this space, we have covered the CUCET Exam Pattern here for the benefit of students. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.

CUCET Exam Pattern

As per the Official information from NTA - National Testing Agency the CUCET Exam will consist of two sections Part A and Part B, Th detailed exam pattern is as follows:
  1. There will be a total of 100 questions.
  2. All the questions are objective type.
  3. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  4. The language of the exam as of now is English.
  5. Each question will carry two marks.
The exam pattern  is illustrated below:
Part  NAME  Number of Question Topics To Be Covered 
Part A  General Aptitude 25  General Knowledge

Numerical Aptitude
Part B Relevant Subject  75  This portion will depend upon the course for which one is applying. The most common subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.


Some Integrated Programme/MBA/B.Voc./LLB/MCA and other general Programme require to pass only one paper consisting of 100 MCQs covering English language, reasoning, data interpretations/numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills

CUCET Exam Part A Syllabus 

The syllabus for Part A of the examination is as follows:



Reasoning Ability

  • Logical Reasoning, 

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, alphanumeric series, 

  • alphabet series, ranking, data sufficiency, 

  • coding and decoding,

  • Coded inequalities, 

  • direction test, 

  • seating arrangements, 

  • puzzles, jumbles, 

  • Syllogism,

  • input and output, 

  • blood relations, 

  • Advanced puzzles, 

  • Chinese coding, 

  • Distance and direction, 

  • figure series.

General Awareness

  • Current Events, national and international importance

  • History

  • Polity

  • Constitution

  • Sports

  • Art & Culture

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Everyday Science

  • Scientific Research

  • National/International Organizations /Institutions etc

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System

  • Simplification

  • Decimal & Fraction


  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Percentage

  • Profit & Loss

  • Discount

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Partnership

  • Time & Work

  • Distance

  • Use of Table & Graph

  • Mensuration

English Language

  • Title of the Passage

  • Letter Writing

  • Word Knowledge

  • Use of Words

  • Antonym

  • Synonym

  • One Word Substitutions

  • Sentence Correction

  • Idioms Phrases

CUCET Application FEE

NTA has released the notification and application form of CUCET 2021 on August 16, Interested candidates should apply for the examination well in time. The candidates after applying on the official website of CUCET will have to pay the application fee. The details of the application fee are as follows:
Category UG & PG Research Programmes
General/OBC/EWS Applicants ₹ 800 ₹ 1000
SC/ST Applicants ₹ 350 ₹ 450
PWD Applicants Nil Nil

CUCET Exam Pattern - FAQ

Q. Who conducts CUCET Exam?

A. National Testing Agency is authorised to conduct CUCET Exam.

Q. Hoe many colleges are under CUCET Examination Process?

A. There are a total of 41 colleges under the CUCET examination process.

Q. What is the scheme of the CUCET Examination?

A. CUCET Exam consists of one paper which has two sections.

Q. What is the exam date for CUCET?

A. For the year 20221 CUCET will be conducted on 15th, 16th, 23rd & 24th September 2021.

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