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CUET UG 2023 Exam Pattern: Know the Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Languages

Updated On - April 18 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

CUET UG 2023 Exam Pattern has been released by the NTA(National Testing Agency). The entrance exam is going to be held in May 21 to 31, 2023. The examination is going to be conducted in an online mode. Common University Entrance Test(CUET UG) which was formerly known as CUCET- Central University Common Entrance Test. This will be held for admissions into the 45 UGC funded Central Universities in 13 different languages.  The exam will be conducted in an online mode to provide admission to various UG & PG Programmes. Applicants must go through the below-mentioned article to know information about the CUET UG 2023 exam pattern and other details. 
Note :
Examination will be conducted in two or more slots on different days depending on the subjects/ test
taken by the candidates.
2. In Slot 1 which will be held in morning shift a candidate may take upto 4 tests only (One Language
from Section IA, maximum of two domain specific Subjects from Section II and One General
Test from Section III)
3. In Slot 2 which will be held in the afternoon shift a candidate can take upto 5 tests as follows: One Language from Section IA & IB and maximum of four domain specific Subjects
from Section II.
 OR Two Languages from Section IA & IB and maximum of three domain specific Subjects
from Section II.
 4. Combining Slot 1 and Slot 2 together, a candidate may take maximum 09 Tests. 

CUET UG 2023 Exam Pattern 

Candidates can check the information of CUET UG 2023 Exam Pattern which is mentioned below to know more about question paper structure and other details :

Mode of the ExamComputer Based Test(CBT)
Medium13 Languages(Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions(MCQ)
Duration3 hours 15 Minutes
Number of Questions

Section 1: Languages (40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 Questions)

Section 2: Domain-Specific (40 Questions to be attempted out of 50 Questions)

Section 3: General Test (60 Questions to be attempted out of 75 Questions)

Number of Sections

3 Sections (Language, Domain-Specific, General Test)

CUET UG 2023 Exam Structure

The table below brings the broad structure of the exam in terms of the number of questions in each section along with the duration.


Number of Questions


Question Types

Section IA

40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language

45 minutes for each language

Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, (Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary)

Section IB

Section II

40 Questions to be attempted out of 50

45 Minutes for each Domain-Specific Subjects

  • Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions

  • MCQs based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus only

Section III

60 Questions to be attempted out of 75

60 minutes

  • Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions

  • General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/s tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Marking scheme: Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer.

List of Languages for CUET UG 2023

The languages are offered under Section IA of CUET UG 2023 are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu.

For Section IB, the languages include French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, Chinese.

CUET UG 2023 Domain-Specific Subjects

The domain-specific subjects are as follows:

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 [For all Shastri (Shastri 3 years/ 4 years Honours) Equivalent to B.A./B.A. Honours courses i.e. Shastri in Veda, Paurohitya (Karmakand), Dharmashastra, Prachin Vyakarana, Navya Vyakarana, Phalit Jyotish, Siddhant Jyotish, Vastushastra, Sahitya, Puranetihas, Prakrit Bhasha, Prachin Nyaya Vaisheshik, Sankhya Yoga, Jain Darshan, Mimansa, Advaita Vedanta, Vishihstadvaita Vedanta, Sarva Darshan, a candidate may choose Sanskrit as the Domain].

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