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CUCET 2023 Syllabus: Important Topics, Preparation Tips, Study Material

Updated On - November 18 2022 by Swagota Nandi

CUCET 2023 Syllabus is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The syllabus remains as same as the previous year's entrance test. This exam is conducted once every year to enroll the eligible candidates in UG, PG, and Doctorate courses in Computer Applications, Science, Technology, Arts, Education.  For the candidates to prepare better and smart, a synopsis of the CUCET exam syllabus for the exam and chapter-wise weightage is the most important step. So, read the below-given article to know more about CUCET Syllabus 2023 in detail. 

CUCET 2023 Syllabus

There is a range of topics in the CUCET 2023 syllabus from which the candidates have to prepare for the examination. The detailed list of CUCET exam syllabus is given below

CUCET Syllabus for UG

PartsImportant Topics 
Part A
  • English
  • Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation
  • General Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
  • Analytical Skills
  • Reasoning
Part BMathematics:
Algebra, Probability, Vectors, Dynamics, Statistics, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus
Physics:

Measurement, Motion in one dimension, Work, Power and Energy, Linear Momentum & collisions, Rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis, Electromagnetic induction, Ray Optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics, Modern Physics, Laws of Motion, Motion in two dimensions, Gravitation, Oscillatory motion, Mechanics of solids and fluids, heat & thermodynamics, Wave, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effect of Current.

Chemistry:

Atomic Structure, Acid-Base Concepts, Acid-Base Concepts, Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Thermochemistry, General Organic Chemistry, Solid State, Petroleum, Chemical Bonding, Redox Reactions, Equilibrium & Kinetics, Colloids, Colligative Properties of Solution, Periodic Table, Reaction intermediates, Isomerism, Polymers, Carbohydrates.

  • Zoology:

Origin of Life, Human Genetics and Eugenics, Applied Biology, Mechanism of Organic Evolution, Mammalian Anatomy, Animal Physiology, Organic Evolution

  • Botany:

Plant Cell, Fruits, Cell differentiation Plant Tissue, Anatomy of Root, Ecology, Ecosystem, Genetics, Seeds in angiosperm plants, stem, and leaf, Important phyla, Soil, Photosynthesis, Protoplasm

 

CUCET Syllabus 2023 for PG

Course NameImportant Topics

M. Com.

Micro Economics, Currency, and Banking, Essential of Management, Office Management, Accounting, Business Organisation, Statistical Methods, Public Finance, Business Law, Quantitative Economics, Development Banking, Law and Practice of Banking, Applied & Business Statistics, Macro- Economics, Trade of India, Marketing, Practice and Finance, Indian Economic Structure, Insurance Law and Accounts,
Business Mathematics    

MA Chinese

English, general
awareness, knowledge, numerical ability,  Chinese Language-based questions, Chinese history, culture, society, Chinese literature, Chinese / CPC politics and government structure, Chinese geography, General awareness about current affairs concerning China 

MA in Economics

Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Statistical Methods in Economics, Mathematical Methods in Economics, Indian Economy, Public Economics, International Trade Theories 

MA English

History of English and Indian Literature, Literary Terms, Literary Genres, Comparative Literature, Literary trends and literary movements, Elementary knowledge of famous authors and texts,  Awareness of current literary trends, awards, events, activities, etc.

MA German

 English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, Analytical Skills, Language structures, usage & grammar, History, Geography & Current Affairs of the German-speaking countries,  German Literature – Grimm’s Fairytales, Fables, Translation from German to English,  Basics of Linguistics

MA Gujarati

History of Gujarati literature, Medieval Gujarati Literature, Modern Gujarati literature, Various trends in Gujarati literature, History of Gujarati literature, Literary formulas, Indian literature, Western literature, Literary Isms, Gujarati critique, Linguistics, Universities / Comparative Literature, Literature, and Inter-disciplines

MA History

Medieval History of India, Modern History of India, Ancient History of India

MA Linguistics

History of English and Indian Literature, Literary Terms, Literary Genres, Comparative Literature, Literary trends and literary movements, Elementary knowledge of famous authors and texts,  Awareness of current literary trends, awards, events, activities, etc

MA in Political Science

 Western Political Philosophy, Modern Indian Political Thought, Public Policies in India, Comparative Government & Politics, Political theory, International Relations, Indian Government and Politics, 

MA Psychology

General Knowledge, Numerical Ability, English, Psychology, History of Psychology, Learning, Psychological Testing, Life-span Development, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology, Statistics for Psychology, Schools of Psychology, Biological bases of Behaviour, Sensation & Perception, Memory, Emotion & Motivation, Intelligence, Personality

MA Sociology

Basic Concepts in Sociology, Social Process & Problems, Society, Culture & Social Change, Indian Society, Social Research, Social Problems in India, Social Change & Development, Foundations of Social Thought, Rural Society

M. Sc. Applied Geology

English, General Knowledge & Numerical Ability, Physical Geology, Geomorphology, Geodynamics, Environmental Geology, Structural Geology, Hydrology, Physical Geography, Fundamentals of Remote sensing & GIS, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, Economic Geology, Mineral exploration, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology

M. Sc. Biochemistry

 Techniques, Chromatin structure & function,  Biochemistry,  Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

M. Sc. Biotechnology

Techniques, Chromatin structure & function,  Biochemistry,  Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

M. Sc. Botany

Techniques, Chromatin structure & function,  Biochemistry,  Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

M. S. Organic Chemistry

Structure and Bonding,  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, Alkanes & cycloalkanes, Alkenes, dienes and alkynes, Stereochemistry of organic compounds, Arenes & Aromaticity, Alkyl & Aryl halides, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides, Aldehydes & Ketones,  Phenols, Oxidation & Reduction reactions of carbonyl compounds,  Carboxylic Acids, Carboxylic Acids Derivatives,  Organic Compounds of Nitrogen, Spectroscopy,  Alkaloids,  Stereochemistry of Reactions, Heterocyclic Compounds,  Vitamins and Hormones,  Amino acids, Peptides, Proteins & Nucleic Acids, Terpenes, Organic synthesis via Enolates,  Fats, Oils & Detergents, Synthetic Polymers,  Synthetic Dyes,  Synthetic Drugs,  Organosulphur & Organophosphorus Compounds,  Photochemistry

M. Sc. Environmental Science

Earth Sciences, Physical & Chemical Sciences, Origin of life, Genetic Material, Plant and Animal systematics, Ecology and Environment, Microbiology & Biotechnology, Natural resources and Management, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental Pollution, Waste Management, Instrumentation

M. Sc. Geography

Physical Geography, Earth’s Materials, Major second-order Landforms, The constitution of the earth’s interior, Age of the earth, Geological time scale, Origin of the Continents and Oceans, Construction of Graphic / Linear Scale, Enlargement and reduction of Maps, Identification of different rocks, Geomorphic agents and processes, Geomorphic hazards, Physical Geography, Economic Geography, Agriculture, Topographic maps, Surveying, Statistical Methods, Resources and Environment

M. Sc. GeoInformatics

 English, General Knowledge & Numerical Ability, Human Geography, General Cartography, Environmental Geography, Geography of India, Economic Geography,  Disaster Management, Geography of Tourism, Sustainability, and Development   

M. Sc. Industrial Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry:

Atomic Structure,  Chemical Bonding, Periodic Properties, Acids, Bases, and Non-Aqueous Solvents, s block elements,  p block elements, Chemistry of Noble Gases, Chemistry of the Elements of the First Transition Series,  Co-ordination compounds, Oxidation and Reduction,  Chemistry of the Lanthanide Elements,  Chemistry of the elements of the second and third transition series, Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of metal complexes,  Inorganic Polymers,  Bio-inorganic Chemistry,  Inorganic solid-state chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Industrial fuels, and chemicals   

  • Organic Chemistry:

Structure and Bonding,  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, Alkanes & cycloalkanes, Alkenes, dienes and alkynes, Stereochemistry of organic compounds, Arenes & Aromaticity, Alkyl & Aryl halides, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides, Aldehydes & Ketones,  Phenols, Oxidation & Reduction reactions of carbonyl compounds,  Carboxylic Acids, Carboxylic Acids Derivatives,  Organic Compounds of Nitrogen, Spectroscopy,  Alkaloids,  Stereochemistry of Reactions, Heterocyclic Compounds,  Vitamins and Hormones,  Amino acids, Peptides, Proteins & Nucleic Acids, Terpenes, Organic synthesis via Enolates,  Fats, Oils & Detergents, Synthetic Polymers,  Synthetic Dyes,  Synthetic Drugs,  Organosulphur & Organophosphorus Compounds,  Photochemistry

M. Sc. Life Science

Techniques, Chromatin structure & function,  Biochemistry,  Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

M. Sc. Mathematics

Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Linear Programing

M. Sc. Microbiology

Techniques, Chromatin structure & function,  Biochemistry,  Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

M. Sc. Physics

Mathematical Methods, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations

M. Sc. Statistics

Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Statistics Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distributions, Sampling distributions, Limit Theorems, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses

M. Sc. Zoology

Techniques, Chromatin structure & function,  Biochemistry,  Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

 CUCET 2023 Important Books

Given below are the preparation books to related to the preparation for CUCET 2023

Books NameAuthor's Name
B Ed Entrance Examination - Guide 2020 EditionGupta R
Study Package for CLAT&LLBBhardwaj A.P.
IGNOU B.Ed. Practice SetsGKP
University B.sc Maths Group Entrance Exam 2019 Arihant
Principles of Biochemistry Lehninger
Botany MSc Entrance ExamDr. Nidhi Puri
Civil Engineering: Conventional & Objective TypeKhurmi R.S. & Gupta J.K.
Jamia Millia Islamia Bbs B Com Bca Ba Hons Ba Economics Arihant
Physical Geology and earth's interiorG.B Mahapatra
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CATArun(Sharma) 
Journalism and Mass Communication 2020Arihant 
M.Ed. Entrance ExamArihant 

CUCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Apart from knowing the exam pattern and books to prepare for CUCET 2023, the test-takers must know some preparation tips as well for CUCET 2023. Check some of the expert tips given below.

  • Analyze the exam pattern properly
  • Proper time management
  • Practice Online mock tests
  • Start the preparation early
  • Practice previous year question papers

CUCET Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates must be aware of the CUCET 2023 Exam Pattern to get an idea regarding the exam. 

For UG & PG Programmes:

Exam PatternDetails
Mode of ExaminationOffline/Online
Exam Duration2 hours
Types of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions100 questions
Total Marks100 marks
Part A Total Marks( Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude & analytical skills) 25 marks
Part A Total Questions25 questions
Part B Total Marks(PCB/PCM)75 marks
Part B Total Questions75 questions
Marks for Correct Answer+1 marks
Marks for the Wrong Answer-0.25 marks

For Research Programmes:

Exam PatternDetails
Mode of ExaminationOffline/Online
Exam Duration2 hours
Types of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions100 questions
Total Marks100 marks
Part A Total Marks( Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude & analytical skills) 50 marks
Part A Total Questions50 questions
Part B Total Marks(Respective subject Candidate's Choose)50 marks
Part B Total Questions50 questions
Marks for Correct Answer+1 marks

 

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