CUET(UG) 2022-2023, is one of the most important examinations of this year. This year has a lot of new changes in terms of education. According to the NEP 2020, there is a centralized test for admission to all undergraduate programs in the central universities in India. You need to appear for the CUET examination if you would like to get admitted to any of the 43 central universities.

CUET was made compulsory because the government would like to provide equal opportunities to students from all around India.

The examination will be conducted in July.

Hence ensure you prepare well for your examination. It is important to study and prepare well, as not a lot of time is left for the examination to proceed.

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CUET Exam Pattern

There will be 3 sections.

Section IA – Languages There are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen

Section IB – language Languages There are 20 Languages. Any other language apart from those offered in Section I A may be chosen.

Section II – Domain There are 27 Domains specific Subjects being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/ Universities

Section III  I- General Test For any such undergraduate programme/ programmes being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission

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CUET Anthropology Syllabus 2022

Unit-1: PhysicalAnthropology

(i) Preliminary knowledge of Human genetics.Mendel’sLawsofheredityMonohybridand Dihybrid ratio. (ii) DefinitionofRaceandRacial criteria, the significance of skin colour, Eye form and colour, Headform, andABa blood groups as racial criteria. (iii) Racial classification,distinctivephysicalfeaturesandgeographicaldistributionofthemajorracialgroups of men: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid andAustraloid.

Unit-2: PrehistoricArchaeology:

(i) ToolMaking: Techniques of manufacturing core and flake tools, primary and secondary flaking, pressure flaking, grinding and polishing. Materials used in making prehistoric tools. (ii) To families: Pebble tools, Handaxe, Cleaver, Scrapers, Microliths, Points, Blades, Awl, Graver, Celts, Sickles, Spear-head, Arrow-head and bone tools.

(iii)PrehistoricCultures: A brief outline of the following prehistoric cultures of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods- (iv) A comparative study of the salient features of Paleolithic and neolithic cultures.

Unit-3: Material culture and economic anthropology :

(i) Economic life: meaning and aspects, characteristic features of the primitive or simple economic system. (ii) Subsistenceeconomy:domestication of animals-pastoralism,agriculture-shifting cultivation,horticulture, terrace cultivation and plough cultivation. (iii) Brief outline of the methods of hunting, fishing and agriculturewithreferencetoVariouscommunities of North East India as far as practicable.

Unit-4: Social Anthropology and Ethnography

A: Social Anthropology : (i) Family: Definition, forms and types: nuclear family,jointfamily, a family of orientation, a family of procreation, monogamous and polygamous(polygynous and polyandrous). (ii) Clusteredrelationshipina nuclear family. (iii) Rules of residence:Patrilocal,matrilocal,neolocal,avancolocal,bi-local,matripatrilocal. Rules of descent: Patrilineal and matrilineal descent. (iv) Functions of family, social nature of family. B: Ethnography : (i) A brief outline of the land and people of northeast India. (ii) Studyofmaterialcultureandeconomiclifeofthefoallowing communities (iii) TheGaro: Shifting or Jhum cultivation. (iv) TheMishing: Plough cultivation (v) A study of the social organization of the Onaga and the Apa Tani.

Unit-5: Ecology:

(i) Meaninganddefinitionof ecology and environment. (ii) Elements of the environment: Solid, liquid, and gas. (iii) Physical or abiotic environment, biological or biotic environment and socio-cultural environment. (iv) Man is the main agent to disturbs the ecological balance.

To know more about the anthropology syllabus, click on this link.

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CUET Anthropology study material

Trueman’s UGC NET – Anthropology – A.M. Tripathi

Anthropology 15th Edition – Carol  R. Ember & peter N Peregrine

CUET Anthropology Preparation Tips

It is necessary to carefully prepare for the examination. Here are some tips regarding the preparation of CUET

  • Read the newspaper carefully and daily. This will help you with your language skills and your general knowledge.
  • Ensure you make a list of universities and courses you will like to apply to
  • As the domain subjects in Section II, will have to be according to the courses you would like to apply to.
  • Take reference to the list of books provided to you in this article, and you will be completely fine.


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