CUET 2024 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Details Here

CUET 2024 Exam PatternCUET 2024 Exam Pattern can be checked online on the website. It consists of the marking scheme, duration of the exam, marks division, the mode of examination, etc. Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is conducted once in a year.

Candidates will get admissions to the UG, PG and various other programmes. It will be organized to offer admission in various courses offered by the participating universities. In this article, we have mentioned the details of CUET Exam Pattern 2024.

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CUET 2024 Exam Pattern  

Last year, the CUET UG Exam Pattern & marking was revised. The number of questions in Section 2 & 3 was reduced. The Exams were held in three slots per day (Slot 1 & 2 – 120 minutes & Slot 3 – 180 minutes. Before proceeding to any competitive exam, it is very important to know the complete exam pattern. With the help of exam pattern, candidates must know about the types of questions which will be going to ask in the examination. Candidates also get an idea of numbers of questions and marking scheme.

If the candidate know details about the exam pattern, then he/she will be able to score good marks by making the useful strategy. So, it is advised to the candidates that first know your complete exam pattern and then go for preparation.

CUET Exam Pattern Details

The exam pattern of CUET 2024 will be comprised in the following manner:

  • Examination Mode: The exam will be conducted through online mode.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be based on the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Shifts: There will be 3 shifts per day.
  • Language: The questions will be asked in English language.
  • Time: Exam will be held in three slots per day (Slot 1 & 2 – 120 minutes & Slot 3 – 180 minutes).
  • Choice of Subjects: Total 6 test papers can be chosen. Students can make choice of either – 4 domain subjects, 1 language subject & 1 general test OR 3 domain subjects, 2 language subjects & 1 general test.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will be awarded with 5 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each wrong answer, -1 marks will be deducted.

Test Design:

SectionSubjectsQuestions to be attemptedTotal questionsQuestions TypeDuration
Section IA13 different languages (can choose any one)4050Reading comprehension (based on different languages – Factual literary & Narrative, Literary Aptitude & Vocabulary)45 minutes for each language
Section IB20 different languages (can choose any language apart from Section IA)
Section II- Domain27 Domains specific subjects (can choose any subject as per university)3540Input Text for MCQ based questions (it will be on the bases of 12th NCERT syllabus)45 minutes for each domain specific subjects
Section III- General TestsFor any such UG programme/ programmes being offered by universities where a general exam is used for admission5060
  • 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
60 minutes

For Integrated M.Tech, B.Tech, Integrated M.Sc, BBA, BA, etc (UGQP01):

  • Parts: The exam will be consist of two parts, i.e. Part-A and Part-B. Each section will be 25 or more questions. A candidate is required to answer a set of ‘X’ sections (75 questions).
    • Part-A: It will be comprised of total 25 MCQ questions which will be comprised of English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude, General Knowledge.
    • Part-B: A candidate must answer Section I (Physics) & II (Chemistry). From Section III and Section IV, only one section either Mathematics (Section III) or Biology (Section IV) should be attempted and answered. In case, a candidate answers both Mathematics and Biology Sections, best of three sections i.e. Section I, II and either III or IV will be evaluated and considered for result preparation.

For Integrated M.Sc, MA, B.VOC, BPA, Diploma (UGQP02):

  • Paper: There will be only one test paper for this session.
  • Number of Questions: The question paper will comprise of 100 MCQs from the following discipline. i.e. English, Numerical Aptitude/ Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude, General Knowledge.

For B.VOC (Interior Design) (UGQP03):

  • Parts: The aptitude test consists of a question paper of maximum 100 marks which will be in two parts:
    • Part A: 25 Marks; 30 minutes duration
    • This paper will contain objective type questions as per table given below:
TypeNumber of Questions
Basic Mathematics (Geometry, Mensuration, percentage calculations etc.)10
Spatial Intelligence (paper folding, shapes etc.)10
General awareness (about interiors as seen in homes and surroundings)5
  • Part B: 75 Marks; 1 hour and 30 minutes duration.
  • This contains questions to test basic drawing skills, sense of aesthetics, lateral thinking and ability to articulate ideas.

CUET PG 2024 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: CUET PG 2024 exam is held via online mode.
  • Questions Type: Question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Language: Questions were asked in English & Hindi language.
  • Duration: 1 hr 45 minutes were given to solve the paper.
  • No. of Questions: Each paper will carry 75 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer carries +4 marks..
  • Negative Marking: -1 mark gets deducted for each incorrect answer.

Note: The medium of Question Paper for CUET (PG) 2024 is English and Hindi (Bilingual) except for languages, M. Tech Higher Sciences and Acharya papers (except Hindu Studies, Baudha Dharshan and Indian Knowledge System.

For the correctness of the questions in all the question papers the English version is taken as final except in language and Sahitya papers.

Candidates can check subject & Question Paper (QP) codes here below:

CUET-PG List of Question Paper Codes with Courses
S.No QP CodeSubjects
1COQP01Agri-Business Management etc.
2COQP02Applied Geography, Geoinformatics and Geographic Information System
3COQP03B.Ed., B.Ed.-M.Ed. Integrated, B.Ed. (HI), B.Ed. (ID), B.Ed. (VI), Lifelong learning & Extension etc.
4COQP04B.Ed. Humanities and Social Sciences
5COQP05B.Ed. Languages
6COQP06B.Ed. Science
7COQP07B.Ed. Mathematics
8COQP08Commerce, Business Finance, Accounting & Taxation, Economic Administration and Financial management etc.
9COQP09Disaster Studies
10COQP10Economic, Financial Economics, Business Economics, Rural Economics etc.
11COQP11General, L.L.B., Bachelor of Library & Information Science, Defence and Strategic Studies, Jammu & Kashmir Studies, Hindu Studies, Women Studies, Anthropology, Digital Society, Finance & Taxation, Physical Education, Textile Design, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Gender Studies etc.
12COQP12General MBA, Marketing & Finance Management, Tourism, Travel & Hotel Management, Business Analytics, Sales & Marketing etc.
13COQP13Library & Information Science
16COQP16MA Education
17COQP17Mass Communication and Journalism
18COQP18Physical Education
19COQP19Public Health
20COQP20Sports – Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Biomechanics etc.
22COQP22Healthcare & Hospital Management

Also Check:

CUET 2024 Admit Card

CUET 2024 Preparation Tips

CUET 2024 Syllabus

Other Instructions regarding Exam Pattern

  • The candidates have to attempt any three sections with a combination of PCM/ PCB. Candidates must sure that they have appeared in respective subjects at 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination.
  • For Admission into Integrated Courses/ B.Voc./ MBA/ MCA/ LLB or any other general courses, only one paper will be conducted which will be comprised of 100 MCQs. It will be consisting of English language, reasoning, data interpretations/ numerical ability, general awareness and analytical skills.
  • The candidates have to choose one correct answer and mark on OMR Sheet. If a candidate marks multiple entries in the OMR Sheet for the single question, it will be considered as the wrong answer and will be given negative marking.

If you have any other query regarding CUET 2024 Exam Pattern, you can write your queries in the given below comment box.


  1. I finished my UG and i want to apply for only one subject for my masters,
    Will the paper be on only the subject which i choose to attend?

  2. Can I choose any other subject as main if I did not have it in my 12th (I’m an arts student and want to choose performing arts and psychology)

  3. Sir I am pursuing BA LLB from CCSU MEERUT. The final exam for final semester will be held in June 2025. Can I apply for LLM in Jan 2025 for admission in the same year

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