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Step Wise CUET preparation

Step 1: Go through the CUET syllabus thoroughly.

Step 2: Understand the CUET exam pattern and marking scheme and prepare accordingly.

Step 3: Get all the study material for CUET such as prep books and previous years' question papers to help better understand what to expect in the exam.

Step 4: Create a monthly timetable on how much material to cover on a daily basis.

Step 5: Solve question papers, sample papers and mock tests.

How to prepare for CUET

CUET is an entrance exam conducted for admitting students in central universities throughout the country. It is quite competitive, thus aspirants of the exam need to have a strategy and aim in order to score well and qualify.

They can go through the following prep strategy methods while preparing for CUET.

  1. Know exam pattern for CUET : there are a total of 160 multiple-choice questions for almost all the courses out of which they have to attempt around 130 questions within three hours duration. The total number of questions has changed as compared to last year.

Aspirants can refer to the table below for further clarification:

CUET 2023 Exam Structure

The table below provides the broad structure of the exam in terms of the number of questions in each section along with the duration.


Number of Questions

Question Types

Section IA

40 questions to be attempted out of 50 in each language

Language to be tested through Reading Comprehension based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, (Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary)

Section IB

Section II

35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50

Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions

      MCQs based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus only

Section III

50 Questions to be attempted out of 60

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

Marking scheme: Each correct answer carries five marks. There will be a negative marking of -1 mark for each incorrect answer. No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted questions.

  1. Know the CUET Syllabus

In order to perform well in the CUET test, aspirants must thoroughly go through the syllabus, by strategizing their plans on a monthly, weekly and daily basis. They can also prepare better by knowing which topics should be covered in-depth and which require superficial knowledge by doing the following:

      Make a list of topics, subject wise

      Segregate the subjects and topics into easy and difficult as per personal experience.

      Note down topics that will carry maximum weightage (as per previous year’s question papers).

  1. Go through Preparation books

The next step to be done to qualify this exam is that aspirants need to make a list of books from which they should study for the entrance exam. They can purchase at least two to three prep books for CUET, depending on the course applied for which can determine which topics to cover and study along with what to expect for the entrance exam.

  1. Prepare a TimeTable

Aspirants need to make a timetable based on what topic to cover when, which subjects require high priority and how much to cover on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. They must revise the syllabus and content, attempt as many question papers, mock papers and previous years' question papers to better help prepare.

  1. Refer to Past Years Question Papers

Aspirants of the CUET 2023 exam must solve the last five years' question papers to help better understand the exam pattern and format of questions asked in the entrance exam. In this way they can understand which topics can help the aspirant score better in the exam.

  1. Solve sample papers and Mock tests

The best way for a candidate to find their strengths and weaknesses is by solving question papers, sample papers and mock tests. Solving sample papers will help right from formulating time management to understanding the format of the paper.

Books to read for CUET preparation

Aspirants must prepare every topic from prep books as it will clear doubts as well as understand the subjects thoroughly.



A Problem Book in Mathematical Analysis

GN Berman

Concepts of Physics

HC Verma

A Textbook of Organic Chemistry

RK Gupta

Higher Algebra

Hall & Knight

Problems in Calculus of One Variable

IA Maron

Objective Biology


International Economics

Bo Soderstien and Geoffrey Reed

Indian Economy: Performance & Policies

Uma, Kapila

ABC Chemistry

S.P. Jauhar

Methodology and Perspectives of Social Science

Abhijit Kundu

Elementary Mathematics

DoroFeev Patapov

International Economics

Dominick Salvatore

A Class-book Botany

AC Dutta


Lipsey R. and A Chrytal

Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics

Chiang A.C. and K. Wainwright

FAQs Regarding CUET 2023 Preparation

Q: How should I start preparing for CUET?

A: To prepare for CUET, students should start by completing the syllabus. The next step is to know the exam pattern and question type. The next and final step is to solve previous years’ question papers and take mock tests.


Q: Is CUET tough?

A: The overall difficulty level of CUET can be considered to be easy to moderate as per the student reactions of last year. However, the difficulty level factor is relative and may vary from subject to subject. The difficulty level will also depend on the CUET preparation level. 


Q: Which are the best books to prepare for CUET UG 2023?

A: The best books to prepare for CUET UG 2023 are the school books or the NCERT text books. After the completion of the syllabus, students may refer to the preparation guidebooks available in the market, some of which are General Knowledge by Arihant, Complete Mathematics by Lucent’s Publication, Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts, Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publication, to name a few.


Q: Is NCERT enough to crack CUET UG 2023?

A: NCERT books are enough to complete the syllabus or to do basic preparation. But to crack CUET UG 2023, students need to take an extra foot forward and refer to extra guidebooks and take ample mock tests. 


Q: How should I balance my preparation for CUET and Board exam?

A: The best way to balance the preparation between CUET and Board exam is to create a time table for both. The preparation for the common subjects would be the same. The difference would lie in terms of practice. Students should take proctored mock tests to have a thorough idea about the exam pattern and structure.


Q: How should I study for CUET General Test?

A: The CUET General Test would consist of sections such as General Knowledge/Current Affairs, Analytical Ability, Numerical Ability, Logical and Analytical Ability. To prepare for these areas, one must be thorough with the current affairs and practice questions for Mathematical and Analytical Ability questions. Practice is the key here since there is not much scope for theoretical preparation.


Q: When should I start CUET preparation?

A: The CUET preparation should start at least six months prior to the exam date.


Q: What is the minimum duration to prepare for CUET UG?

A: The minimum duration to prepare for CUET UG is three months.


Q: When should I start taking CUET mock tests?

A: CUET mock tests should start after the completion of the syllabus. One may take subject-wise mock tests after completing each chapter or unit.


Q: Among CUET, JEE Main and NEET, which one is the toughest and easiest?

A: In terms of difficulty level, JEE Main is the toughest, followed by NEET and CUET.


Q: Will a common preparation among these exams suffice to crack CUET UG 2023?

A: A common preparation for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology would be sufficient for CUET UG, but students must prepare separately for the language subjects, General Test and any other subject or paper they would opt for.

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