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CUET 2023 Syllabus

Last updated date: 23rd May 2024
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CUET 2023 Syllabus - Know Which Subjects and Topics to Prepare and the Best Strategy for CUET 2023

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2. 15th Mar 2023 - 30th Apr 2023: Sessions on additional subjects & revision of core subjects of CUET.


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Students appearing for CUET 2023 exam will find the CUET Syllabus for the year 2023 shared in this article. The NTA took up the responsibility to hold a common examination for the students to get admission in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in 14 Central Universities. Thus, the CUET 2023 exam is going to be held from 21st to 31st May 2023. 

Students attempting for their CUET 2023 exams can refer to this discussion. We have shared all the topics covered in the CUET 2023 syllabus and also have provided a PDF in this section. At the end of the article, we have also shared some preparation strategies for the CUET 2023 candidates.

CUET Exam Syllabus - Syllabus of Entrance Exam

CUET 2023 Syllabus was released by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for the undergraduate students on their main website. 

Please Note: NTA has recently changed the CUCET name to CUET, students must not get confused here.

Along with the CUET syllabus, a candidate must also know what this exam is all about so that they can prepare accordingly for their exam. 

Let us look at these brief pointers on CUET 2023 Exam:

  1. The CUET is a single-stage exam that consists of objective-type questions.

  2. The exam will be conducted in the MCQ format.

  3. The registration for the CUET exam was from 6 April - 26th June.

  4. The CUET exam will be conducted on July 15, 16, 19, 20 and August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10

Now let us know in detail about the CUET Syllabus for the year 2023.

CUET 2023 - Exam Pattern Highlights

Before we move onto the syllabus, students can take note of the CUET 2023 exam pattern. The following insights will be a help for the students attempting CUET 2023. 

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam Duration

Slot 1: 3 Hours 15 Minutes Slot 2: 3 Hours 45 Minutes (may vary as per the choice of sections)

Number of Sections

4 Sections (Section IA, IB, II, and III)

Marking Scheme

Wrong Answer: - 1 Unanswered questions: 0 and +5 correct answer.

Syllabus of CUET 2023 

Candidates preparing for their CUET 2023 exam must be looking for the CUET entrance exam syllabus. The CUET UG Syllabus consists of those studies which are based on the bachelor’s degree level. CUET UG syllabus consists of many subjects. Here in this article, we will be providing you with a detailed syllabus of the general subjects. 

Alternatively, students can download the whole CUET UG syllabus from the free PDF which will be uploaded soon. 

Syllabus of CUET - Detailed Syllabus of the General Subjects

The CUET Entrance Syllabus consists of many papers. There are 13-20 language papers and  27 domain subjects, out of which we will be sharing the syllabus of these subjects (based on generality):

  1. English

  2. Accountancy

  3. Biology

  4. Business Studies 

  5. Chemistry 

  6. Economics

  7. Geography

  8. History

  9. Maths

  10. Physics

CUET English Syllabus

The questions from the language section will be from the following topics (the topics are not limited to this; there can also be more sectors):

1. Reading Comprehension - There will be a maximum of 3 types of passages:

  • Factual

  • Narrative

  • Literary

2. Verbal Ability

3. Rearranging the parts

4. Choosing the correct word

5. Synonyms and Antonyms

6. Vocabulary

CUET Accountancy Syllabus

  1. Accounting Not-for-Profit Organisation

  2. Accounting for Partnership

  3. Reconstitution of Partnership

  4. Dissolution of Partnership Firm

  5. Accounting for Share and Debenture Capital

  6. Analysis of Financial Statements

  7. Statement of Changes in Financial Position 

  8. Overview of Computerised Accounting System

  9. Using Computerised Accounting System

  10. Accounting Using Database Management System (DBMS)

  11. Accounting Applications of Electronic Spreadsheet

CUET Biology Syllabus

  1. Reproduction

  2. Genetics and Evolution

  3. Biology and HumanWelfare

  4. Biology and HumanWelfare

  5. Ecology and Environment

CUET Business Studies Syllabus

  1. Nature and Significance of Management

  2. Principles of Management

  3. Business Environment

  4. Planning

  5. Organising

  6. Staffing

  7. Directing

  8. Controlling

  9. Business Finance

  10. Financial Markets 

  11. Marketing

  12. Consumer Protection

  13. Entrepreneurship Development

CUET Chemistry Syllabus

  1. Solid State

  2. Solutions

  3. Electrochemistry

  4. Chemical Kinetics

  5. Surface Chemistry

  6. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  7. p-Block Elements

  8. d and f Block Elements

  9. Coordination Compounds

  10. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

  11. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

  12. Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

  13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

  14. Biomolecules

  15. Elementary idea (excluding structure)

  16. Polymers

  17. Chemistry in Everyday Life

CUET Economics Syllabus

  1. Introductory Microeconomics

  2. Consumer Behaviour and Demand

  3. Producer Behaviour and Supply

  4. Forms of Market and Price Determination

  5. Simple Applications of Tools of Demand and Supply Curves

  6. National Income and Related Aggregates — Basic Concepts and Measurement

  7. Determination of Income and Employment

  8. Money and Banking

  9. Government Budget and the Economy

  10. Balance of Payments

CUET Geography Syllabus

  1. Human Geography: Nature and Scope

  2. Human Activities

  3. Transport, Communication and Trade

  4. Human Settlements

  5. People

  6. Human Settlements

  7. Resources and Development

  8. Transport, Communication and International Trade

  9. Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems

CUET History Syllabus

  1. The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology

  2. Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

  3. Social Histories using the Mahabharata

  4. A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

  5. Agrarian Relations The Ain-i- Akbari

  6. The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

  7. New Architecture: Hampi

  8. Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

  9. Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts

  10. Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

  11. Representations of 1857

  12. Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

  13. Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

  14. Partition through Oral Sources

  15. The Making of the Constitution

CUET Maths Syllabus

  1. Algebra

  2. Calculus

  3. Integration and its Applications

  4. Differential Equations

  5. Probability Distributions

  6. Linear Programming

  7. Relations and Functions

  8. InverseTrigonometricFunctions

  9. Matrices

  10. Determinants

  11. Continuity and Differentiability

  12. Applications of Derivatives 

  13. Integrals

  14. Applications of the Integrals

  15. Differential equations

  16. Vectors

  17. Three-dimensional Geometry

  18. LinearProgramming

  19. Probability

  20. Numbers, Quantification and Numerical Applications

  21. Matrices and types of matrices 

  22. Equality of matrices, Transpose of a matrix, Symmetric and Skew symmetric matrix 

  23. Higher order derivatives 

  24. Marginal Cost and Marginal Revenue using derivatives

  25. Maxima and Minima

  26. Probability Distribution

  27. Index Numbers

  28. Construction of index numbers

  29. Test of Adequacy of Index Numbers

  30. Population and Sample

  31. Parameter and statistics and Statistical Interferences

  32. Time Series

  33. Components of Time Series

  34. Time Series analysis for univariate data

  35. Perpetuity, Sinking Funds

  36. Valuation of Bonds

  37. Calculation of EMI

  38. Linear method of Depreciation

  39. Introduction and related terminology

  40. Mathematical formulation of Linear Programming Problem

  41. Different types of Linear Programming Problems

  42. Graphical Method of Solution for problems in two Variables

  43. Feasible and Infeasible Regions 

  44. Feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions

These were some of the subject-wise topics that will be covered in the CUET Entrance Syllabus.

CUET 2023 Preparation Books

Some important preparation books for the CUET 2023 exam that students can refer to for an effective preparation are as follows:

  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, S Chand Publishing

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Agarwal, S Chand Publishing

  • NCERT Biology

  • NCERT Physics

  • NCERT Chemistry

Students can refer to these books to cover all the necessary chapters in the syllabus thoroughly and form the fundamental knowledge base for the papers they are going to attempt in the CUET 2023 exam.

In the next section, let us discuss some important points on preparation strategy which must be undertaken for efficient preparation by a candidate for CUET Exam 2023.

CUET 2023 - Preparation Strategies for Excellent Performance

The students who are attempting for CUET 2023 examinations must take care of these few points which can be implemented as their preparation strategies:

  1. The candidate must prepare a full-fledged study routine taking care of the syllabus coverage to score good marks in their CUET 2023

  2. The students must get all their doubts cleared up. Hence, they must be conceptually strong.

  3. The students are advised to concentrate on the subjects which seem difficult for them and work on their weaker areas. 

  4. Time must be devoted to all the subjects priority-wise. 

  5. Concepts must be learned every day and revision must also be done on such concepts. 

  6. Students can practice CUET mock test series in order to practice for their CUET exam well. 

In conclusion, it is expected that for students to perform well in their CUET 2023 exams, they must take note of the syllabus before they start their preparation. In this article, we have successfully listed down all the chapters which are going to be tested in the CUET 2023 syllabus for the general papers. Students are also suggested to follow the preparation strategies to score their deserving marks.

Wish you all the best!

FAQs on CUET 2023 Syllabus

1. What should I study as per the CUET 2023 Syllabus?

The candidates who are attempting for the 2023 CUET examination must know the detailed syllabus of the exam. The (CUET 2023 Syllabus PDF to be uploaded) must be referred by the students to know the subject-wise chapter coverage of the CUET Exam 2023. For the time being, the students may refer to this article to know about the syllabus of general papers.

2. Are NCERT chapters included in the CUET syllabus?

The CUET syllabus will be based on the study of topics in Class 12 CBSE. Hence, students can refer to the NCERT study material for a conceptual clarity. Also, there are high chances that the CUET questions will be NCERT - based as the syllabus covers the whole of Class 12 studies. 

3. What are some best CUET books for preparation which cover the CUET Syllabus? 

Following are the best books that can be referred to while studying the CUET syllabus:

  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, S Chand Publishing
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination by RS Agarwal, S Chand Publishing
  • NCERT Biology
  • NCERT Physics
  • NCERT Chemistry

4. What is the CUET syllabus in the Science stream?

The CUET syllabus comprises Physics, Biology, Maths, and Chemistry for Science streams. The chapter-wise syllabus for the individual subjects can be found here ( PDF to be uploaded soon).

5. What other subjects will come in CUET?

Apart from the general papers, Verbal Skills, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Critical and Logical Reasoning, and Data Analysis and Interpretation are also covered in the CUET 2023 Syllabus.

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