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CUET UG (Common University Entrance Test) exam is a Computer Based Test conducted every year by National Testing Agency (NTA) to enroll students into various courses offered at all central universities including Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Jamia Millia Islamia and many more. A total of 44+ central universities will be a part of the CUET UG Exam and will be taking admissions in various courses based on the CUET scores of the students. A student’s Board marks will have no role In determining his/her admission to a college or a programme, it’s the score of CUET which is mandatory. Scoring in CUET will open many doors in terms of admission in Universities and colleges.

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CUET (UG) will be conducted by the NTA in a hybrid (online & offline) and MCQ-based format. It has also been announced that the CUET 2024 exam dates will be between May 15 to 31, 2024. The exam will be conducted in 13 different languages across various states in India. Students should go through the complete CUET syllabus 2024 and prepare a brief study plan to ace their CUET preparation. According to NTA, the CUET 2024 syllabus will remain the same as the previous year, which is the complete NCERT class 12 syllabus for respective subjects.

With approximately 3 lakh UG seats on offer across 250+ universities, including 44+ Central and several other (State, private, and deemed) Universities, CUET 2024 will be a tough nut to crack. Students must go minutely through the CUET UG syllabus and CUET 2024 exam pattern to gain detailed awareness of the same and prepare an effective strategy to ace their CUET preparation.

Follow this article till the end to learn about the detailed section & subject-wise CUET syllabus 2024 and the CUET exam pattern.

CUET Syllabus 2024

NTA has officially announced that the CUET UG syllabus for 2024 will be the complete NCERT class 12 syllabus for respective subjects. Students must carefully note that the CUET syllabus is the complete NCERT class 12 syllabus, and not of any particular Boards (CBSE or ICSE) class 12 syllabus. Follow this article till the end and go through the detailed CUET 2024 syllabus.

CUET 2024 Syllabus: Highlights

Following is a rough outline of the CUET UG syllabus for 2024:




Section IA & IB


RC (Reading Comprehension), Grammar, Books & Authors, etc.

Section II

Domain Subjects

Complete NCERT Class 12 syllabus

Section III

General Test (GT)

General awareness, Numerical abilities, Logical Reasoning, etc.


Detailed CUET UG Syllabus

According to the latest updates, no changes are expected in the CUET 2024 syllabus, and it is expected to remain the same as was in the first two editions of CUET. Go through the detailed CUET syllabus 2024 in the following section. Detailed stream and subject-wise CUET exam syllabus are mentioned below.

CUET English Syllabus

In section I (Languages), students’ fluency in their chosen language is to be tested through questions asked in Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages – (Factual, Literary, Poem, and Narratives), Grammar, Books and Authors, etc. The CUET syllabus for 2024 includes a total of 33 languages, which are mentioned below.

The languages included in Section IA and IB respectively are as mentioned below:

Section IA

Section IB

English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia, and Urdu.

Chinese, German, French, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Tibetan, Dogri, Bodo, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, and Sindhi.


Detailed CUET English syllabus

The following mentioned topics briefly cover the CUET English syllabus for 2024:

Reading Comprehension (Factual, Literary, Poem, and Narratives)

  • Literary aptitude
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal ability
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Rearranging words/sentences
  • One-word substitution-
  • Books and authors… etc.

CUET UG Syllabus for Domain Subject

The CUET 2024 syllabus for the domain-specific subjects will be the same as the NCERT syllabus for Class XII (Whole). The NCERT books will be the best preparation source for the domain-specific paper. One can choose from the following subjects for the domain-specific paper.

The list of subjects in section II is again classified as Domain Subjects and Additional Subjects as below:

Domain Subjects

Additional Subjects

Accountancy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Economics, Geography, History, Home Science, Legal Studies, Maths, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology.

Physical Education, Engineering graphics, Fine arts, Knowledge & Tradition – Practices in India, Entrepreneurship, Teaching aptitude, Mass media, and Agriculture.


CUET General Test Syllabus

The General Test (GT) is section III of the CUET 2024 syllabus. The General Test syllabus for CUET 2024 will comprise the following topics:

  • General Knowledge, Current Affairs,
  • General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability,
  • Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts, Quantitative arithmetic, algebra, Geometry, measurement, and statistics.
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning.

CUET 2024 Exam Pattern

Apart from getting acquainted with the CUET syllabus, students must check the CUET 2024 exam pattern as well to ensure a comprehensive CUET (UG) 2024 preparation. Following is a rough outline of the CUET 2024 exam pattern:


Subjects/ Tests

No. of Questions

To be Marked

Duration of the Test

Section IA

13 Languages


40 in each language

45 minutes for each language

Section IB

20 Languages

Section II

27 Domain-specific subject



60 minutes for [Accountancy, Economics, Physics, Computer Science/Informatics Practices, Mathematics (Applied & Core), and Chemistry]

45 minutes for rest other subjects

Section III

General Test



60 minutes

Note: From the above (all 3 sections combined), a candidate can choose a maximum of 6 subjects (which must include one language).