CUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates must check the exam pattern of CUCET 2021 to understand the basic structure and format of the entrance exam. CUCET will be 2021 will be conducted in the Offline Mode (Pen Paper Based). The time duration of the exam will be of 2 Hours (120 minutes). A total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions questions will be asked. For each correct answer +1 Mark will be allotted and for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

One of the most important things to help you with your CUCET Exam Preparation is to thoroughly understand the CUCET Exam Pattern which is given below.

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CUCET: Exam Pattern

Till 2020, the Central Universities—except for the 14 established in 2009 and after, and few others— have been admitting students to their undergraduate courses based on Class XII Board marks; resulting in tremendous mental pressure for students. With the ever-rising cut-offs, the best of the Central Universities (like the University of Delhi) was getting out of reach for many. Moreover, as there was no uniformity among the various examination Boards regarding syllabus and difficulty, students from some of the Boards got an undue advantage.

To overcome this issue, the Ministry of Education has decided that from the academic year 2021, CUCET will be a single entrance for admission to undergraduate courses offered by all the Central Universities.

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CUCET 2021

CUCET 2021 is still in the discussion stages. The Ministry of Education has formed an expert Committee, which is working on the various aspects of the exam, including the pattern and weightages which need to be assigned to CUCET scores for admissions in the participating Central Universities.

However, CUCET 2021 is expected to be a General Ability Test with focus on:


The exam will be conducted in two parts.

Part A: (25 questions) reasoning, general knowledge, general aptitude, English, numerical aptitude/data interpretation

Part B: (75 questions) Physics, Chemistry, mathematic and biology.

Note: candidate will have to attempt any three sections of part B of the exam.

Candidates applying for some integrated programme/LL.B/MCA/MBA or any other general programme will have only one paper consisting of 100 MCQs. This shall cover topics like Reasoning, Data Interpretations/Numerical Ability, Analytical Skills, General Awareness and English Language.

CUCET 2021: Marking Scheme

CUCET has a provision for negative marking. So, it is imperative that a candidate is careful about the risks involved, and refrain from making too many guesses.

The exact marking scheme for CUCET 2021 will be known once the official notification is released.

CUCET 2021: Importance

While CUCET 2020 was the gateway to 14 Central Universities, CUCET 2021 will open the doors for all the 54 Central Universities in the country. These Universities are likely to provide a minimum of 50% weightage to the CUCET score for admissions to their undergraduate courses. Hence, it is important that students focus on preparing well for the exam, so as to ensure a seat in a program and university of their choice.

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