There has been a lot of humming and buzzing about the CUET examination these days. Since the announcement of the Ministry of Education, that there will be one common exam for undergraduate programmes for central universities in India, students have been worried about it since then. Will it be difficult or not? Well, the answer to that question is what everyone has been googling for. But don’t worry too much. We from UPSC Pathshala have come up with a concise form of the examination just to reduce your tension.
CUET UG Exam
CUET (UG) Exam is very important for the year 2022-2023. CUET is an examination conducted by the NTA for the admission of undergraduate courses in all central universities in India. According to the NEP 2020, there has been a centralized test for all pristine universities in India. This is to provide a common ground to all universities and colleges and also give equal opportunities to students from rural and secluded areas. Those who could not access good schools and their performance during school must not have been good enough for these universities.
The examination will be conducted on multiple days in two slots per day.
The first slot will be from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm(IST). For the first slot, students can take up to 4 tests only. They can take one Language from Section IA, a maximum of two domain-specific subjects from Section II and One General Test from Section III.
The second slot will be from 3.00 pm to 6.45 pm (IST). A student may take up to 5 tests in Slot 2. One Language from Section IA & IB and a maximum of four domain-specific subjects from Section II, or they have another option. They can take two languages from Section IA & IB and a maximum of three domain-specific subjects from Section II. Combining Slot 1 and Slot 2, a student appearing for CUET can take a maximum of 09 Tests.
As a result, you can select your tests based on the degree and university to which you desire to apply.
Begin With Understanding the CUET Exam Pattern
Because the number of questions is the same, the arrangement of the paper differs as per the college and course you are applying to. As a result, understanding the paper format for the specific college is essential for passing the entrance test.
The entrance test will be divided into four portions, according to the CUET Exam Pattern:
Section 1 A: Thirteen Languages
The exam is particularly intended to assess your command of the language. The CUET-UG is a language exam.
The CUET question paper can be taken in any of the 13 languages. However, the majority of Indian applicants choose either English or Hindi.
Section 1 B: 19 Different Languages
Section I B – Languages(20): This section includes French, Spanish, German, Nepali, Persian, Italian, Arabic, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Manipuri, Santhali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese. If applicants choose to select a language other than those listed in Section I A, they may do so from a list of 20 options in this section.
A student appearing for the entrance exam can choose up to 3 language tests from Section 1A and Section 1B combined.
Section I A (13 languages)
There would be 40 questions to answer out of a total of 50.
Each language would have a 45-minute length.
Reading comprehension questions will be asked. (based on various passage types–Factual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]).
With the usual word limit of 400-450 words, you might get 5-8 Reading Comprehension.
The questions will be completely different.
To learn RCs, you must practise editorial sections of newspapers and diverse literature.
You will be expected to master the art of avoiding time-consuming queries.
Section 2: Domain-specific evaluation
There are 27 Domains listed in this category. Students can select up to six domains as determined by the university and courses to which they intend to apply.
Domain-Specific Subjects (27) include 1. Accountancy/Bookkeeping
- Studies in Business
- Chemistry 5. Practices in Computer Science/Informatics
- Business Economics/Economics
- Graphics Engineering
- Home Science 10.History
- Knowledge of Indian Traditions and Practices
- Legal Research
- Environmental Science, 15.Mathematics, and 16.Physical Education/NCC/Yoga
- Political Science 17.Physics
- Psychology 20.Sociology 21.Aptitude Teaching
- Mass Communication/Mass Media
- Fine Arts/Visual Arts (Sculpture/Painting)/Commercial Arts,
- Performing Arts – I Dance (Kathak/Bharatnatyam/Oddisi/Kathakali/Kuchipudi/Manipuri) (ii) Theatrical drama (iii) General Music (Hindustani/Carnatic/Rabindra Sangeet/Percussion/Non-Percussion),
Sanskrit (27th) [For all Shastri (Shastri 3 years/ 4 years Honours) courses equivalent to B.A./B.A. Honours, namely Shastri in Veda, Paurohitya (Karmakand), Dharmashastra, Prachin Vyakarana, Navya Vyakarana, Palit Jyotish, Siddhant Jyotish, Vastushastra, Sahitya, Pura
There would be 40 questions to complete out of a total of 50.
Each language would have a 45-minute length.
For objective-based inquiries, input text can be used.
The exam will include negative marks.
Section 3: General examination
This Section is open to any students interested in enrolling in any undergraduate programme offered by colleges that require a General Test for admission. Admission to one of the 45 core universities is contingent on passing the general aptitude component.
The following will be among the general exams:
Information in General
Upcoming Events occurring
General Mental Capacity
Number-Based Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts)
Reasoning Analytically and Logically
This section will consist of multiple-choice questions based on NCERT textbooks, with negative marking for each question poorly answered.
Before selecting Languages from Sections IA and IB, domain-specific Subjects from Section II, and General Test from Section III, please complete your study on the prerequisites of their chosen university.
Best CUET Preparation Guides 2022
Selecting the right book is essential if you want to thoroughly understand the concepts and perform well on the exam.
The following are some of the greatest CUET books to read while studying.
S.C. Gupta’s Arihant’s English Grammar & Composition
R.S. Aggarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude
A.C. Chiang and K. Wainwright’s Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics
H.C. Verma’s Concept of Physics Vols. 1 & 2
To give sample papers for the language, test check this article out
CUET Language Test Preparation
Common University Entrance Test English sample paper (CUET English Test) will have 50 questions out of which students can attempt any 40 questions. These questions will be based on Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary.
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal Ability
- Rearranging the parts
- Choosing the correct word
- Synonyms and Antonyms
Tips to Prepare for Reading Comprehension
Understanding and interpreting what is read is called reading comprehension. To prepare for this section of the language test you need to be quick about your reading and understanding of what is written. Ensure that you look for Keywords carefully in the question asked and then you will be able to find your answer quickly and accurately. Though the questions won’t have direct answers, you will have to think hard and verify your answers correctly. Do read the comprehension at the beginning of the test.
Tips to Prepare for Verbal Ability
Verbal ability is the most important component of any competitive exam in India. You need to have a good reading ability for this exam. Please start reading to increase your reading speed, and language skills. Read at least 10-15 pages of a novel daily. Note down the words you are unfamiliar with and look up the dictionary for the meanings, synonyms and antonyms. Make a note of phrases and quotes you come across. You might get those in your exams as well. Try to understand what they mean and interpret them accordingly.
Tips for Rearranging the Parts
This is another essential part of the test. Most government exams have this part for a language test, to test your thinking abilities well as your language skills.
This is sentence rearrangement. You need to look at the sentence carefully and make sure you understand what it means. Try to note down what comes before or after that. And that is how you will be able to rearrange it.
Tips for Choosing the Correct Words
Ensure that you read the passage carefully and select the correct word you think is right.
Don’t be in a rush but do not take a lot of time either. Sometimes you can be incorrect but that’s alright. Do not leave anything blank. Choose something.
Tips for Synonyms and Antonyms
Words with similar meanings are called synonyms and words with different meanings are called antonyms. To identify the words, you need to increase your vocabulary. But in case you do not know the word, do try to analyse it and write what to think is correct. Antonyms are those words that are opposites. Ensure that you interpret the word correctly. Use flashcards to increase your vocabulary.
Tips to Increase your Vocabulary
Increasing your vocabulary is a must if you want to pass the exam with amazing results. Vocabulary will help you with everything. And once you improve your vocabulary your reading and critical thinking abilities will automatically enhance. Use flashcard apps on your phone to improve it. It will help you. Go through it daily for 10-15 min. This will enhance your vocabulary automatically.
These are the prepping tips given to you by UPSC PATHSHALA. It will help enhance your language skills. Ensure you use these carefully.