CUCET 2018 Exam Format will include 2 parts- Part A and Part B. Part A will consist of 25 questions, while Part B will include 75 questions.
For programs such as Integrated Courses/B.Voc./MBA/MCA/LLB or any other general course(s), there will be only one paper comprising of 100 MCQs. It will consist of questions on subjects- English Language, Reasoning, Data Interpretations/ Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Analytical Skills.
Part B will contain 75 MCQs that will be divided into two/three or more sections.
Each of these sections will have 25 or more questions.
The question papers for all the programs will contain MCQs (multiple-choice questions) only, consisting of a total of 100 questions.
Part B will consist of questions relating to aspirant’s Domain Knowledge/Subject specific questions.
Part A will contain a total of 25 MCQs on the following subjects: English Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, Analytical Skills
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CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) will be organized in June 2018 for admission into the Under Graduate/Integrated Programme, Post Graduate Programme and Research Programme in several educational and professional streams in the above mentioned 8 Central Universities. The CUCET examination is direct one time annually.
Exam Format for CUCET 2018
The table below shows an overview of important details about CUCET 2018 Exam Format.
Offline/Pen and Paper Method (OMR Sheet)
Number of parts
2- Part A and Part B
Number of Questions
100 (25 from Part A and 75 from Part B)
Question Paper Type
Objective Type (MCQs)
CUCET Exam Format 2018 in Detail
CUCET 2018 question paper will consist of two parts- Part A and Part B. The paper will consist of a total of 100 MCQs (multiple-choice questions).
PART A will contain 25 MCQs.
PART B will contain 75 MCQs, with 2/3/5 sections. Each section will have twenty-five or more questions.
Aspirants will need to response X Sections (75 questions) as specified on the front cover of the test question booklet. For example, if Part B consists of 4 subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, the instruction will say that an aspirant has to attempt any three subjects such as PCB or PCM according to the subjects studied by the aspirant in class 12.
If an aspirant attempts all the questions from all the sections then the best of the 3 sections will be considered while preparing the merit list.
For combined Courses/MCA/MBA/LLM/LLB or any other normal course(s), only 1 paper will be given, containing 100 MCQs.
The question paper will be in English language only. The total period of the paper will be 2 hours. CUCET exam will have the Negative marking. Each accurate response will carry 1 mark and for each wrong response, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Some points to note:
The exam format described above is relevant to Under Graduate and Integrated Programs in Science stream, and PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/Post Graduate Diploma Programs.
CUCET 2018 exam format for Arts stream comprises only 1 test paper. The question paper includes 100 MCQs from the following branch: English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude and General Knowledge.
CUCET exam format for Research Programs is similar to UGC CSIR and other NET JRF exam. All question papers of the Ph.D. programme will consist of two parts. Part A consists of 50 questions based on research methodology including English and General Knowledge and Numerical ability. Part B consists of 50 questions from the respective subject domain.
CUCET exam format for B.Ed. is various from other courses. However, the number of questions and marking scheme is same. It consists of 3 parts-
Part A (25 MCQs): General Awareness
Part B (35 MCQs): Teaching Aptitude
Part C (40 MCQs): It is further divided into 4 sub-sections. Aspirants have to attempt any one section from them as per the eligibility.
Section 1: Social Sciences
Section 2: Language
Section 3: Physical Science and Mathematics
Section 4: Life Sciences
Marking Scheme for CUCET 2018
There will be negative marking in the paper. Questions not attempted will not be assessed and considered. Each accurate response will carry 1 mark and for each wrong response, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
The article will further discuss the CUCET 2018 exam format, marking scheme, syllabus, etc. in detail.
There will be negative marking in CUCET 2018 entrance exam. Each accurate response will carry 01 marks and for each wrong response, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Note that questions not attempted by aspirants will not be assessed and considered for preparing final merit list.
The aspirant will have to choose one accurate response and mark on OMR Sheet. If an aspirant marks multiple entries in the OMR Sheet for the particular question(s), it will be treated as the wrong response with negative marking.
Exam Syllabus for CUCET 2018
For admission into UG/ Integrated Courses, aspirants can follow the syllabus of Class 12, while for admission into Post Graduate Courses and NET/ JRF research programmes, respective Under Graduate syllabus should be followed.
CUCET 2018 Syllabus for UG/Integrated Programs (3/4/5 years):
For Part A of CUCET for Under Graduate courses, there is no definite official syllabus. However, the questions will be asked from the following areas:
For Part B, aspirants have to refer any 3 of the following subjects. The syllabus is based on the general Class 12 level syllabus for the respective courses:
CUCET 2018 syllabus for UG/ integrated programmes is as mentioned below:
Power & Energy Engineering, Information & Communication Technology
Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Printing and Packaging Technology
CUCET Syllabus for PG/B.Ed./Integrated M.Sc B.Ed/Post Graduate Diploma Programs varies as per the course. CUCET Syllabus for MPhil/ Ph.D. programs will be same as that prescribed for UGC- CSIR or NET-JRF.