CUET Exam Pattern 2023 (Latest): Marking Scheme, Marks

Exam Date

May 21, 2023

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CUET exam pattern 2023 must be checked by the applicants to be familiar with the type of questions asked, time duration, and other important factors related to the exam. Delhi University announced that PwBD candidates will be allotted extra time of 20 minutes for both sections of the exam.


CUET 2023 will be conducted in two slots. However, the exam will hereafter be conducted as a computer-based test. The aspirants can find the latest NTA CUET exam pattern 2023 on this page.

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CUET 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights

Earlier, the examination was conducted in both offline and online modes. However, the exam is no longer conducted as an OMR-based test. Some of the major facts related to the pattern of CUET question paper 2023 are discussed in the following table. 

CUET Exam Pattern 2023
Exam Duration 120 Minutes (+20 Minutes for PwBD Candidates)
Maximum Marks 100
Number of Questions 100
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Languages English and Hindi
Exam Mode LAN-based Computer-Based Test

Sectional Division of CUET Question Paper 2023

The exam is held separately for UG and PG courses. The overall pattern differs for all the programs. In this section, we have provided clarity regarding the same.

Sectional Division for CUET UG Question Paper 1

CUET UG Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Paper Code UI-QP-01
Section A
  • Subjects: English, General Knowledge, Numerical Ability
  • No. of Questions: 25
Section B
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology
  • No. of Questions: 25+25+25

Sectional Division of CUET UG Question Paper 2

CUET UG Paper 2 Exam Pattern
Paper Code UI-QP-02
Total Questions 100
Subjects English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Awareness

CUET Marking Scheme 2023

The candidates can go through the marking scheme being followed by the regulating authorities for CUET 2023 in the section given below:

NTA CUET 2023 Marking Scheme
No Response No addition or deduction of marks is applicable in this scenario
Incorrect Response ¼ mark is deducted from the total score of the candidate
Correct Response 1 mark is awarded
  • The candidates cannot submit more than one response for a single question unless stated otherwise.
  • If a question is cancelled or dropped due to any technical or other reasons, the candidates are awarded 1 mark for it.

CUET 2023 Program-Wise Exam Pattern

In this section, we have provided some important facts associated with CUET exam pattern 2023 which every applicant must surely be aware of:

  • Research Programs: The question paper is a lot like that of UGC CSIR & NET JRF. The question paper is divided into 2 parts. The first one will have questions based on Research Methodology, English, General Awareness, and Numerical Ability. The second part will have subject-specific questions.
  • B.Ed:
CUET 2023 Program-wise Exam Pattern
Section Specifications
A 25 MCQs based on General Awareness
B 35 MCQs based on Teaching Aptitude
C 40 MCQs based on Social Science/Language/Physical Science & Mathematics/Life Sciences
  • Arts: For any general program or Integrated Program/ B.Voc. /MBA /MCA /LLB, the candidates will only have to attempt one question paper, carrying 100 marks. CUET 2021 exam pattern for the Arts stream will have questions based on the English Language, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, Analytical Skills

CUET 2023 Instructions for Exam Day

The candidates must remember the following points when they go to appear for their CUET 2023 exam.

  • Candidates should only attempt the questions from those subjects which they had studied in school. For example, a student who had PCB should attempt questions from Biology, and not Mathematics.
  • The section in which they score the best will be considered during the evaluation of the CUET 2023 result.
  • The candidates should only select one option out of the four provided for each question. Multiple answers for one question on the OMR sheet would result in a negative markings.


How many sections are there in CUET question paper?

There are three sections in the CUET question paper. General Knowledge, teaching aptitude, and domain knowledge.

Is there any negative marking in CUET exam 2023?

Yes, for wrong answers, a 1/4 mark will be deducted.

What is the exam pattern of CUET exam 2023?

In CUET exam pattern has three sections. General Knowledge has 25 MCQ, teaching aptitude is 35 MCQ, and domain knowledge has 40 MCQ.

Each question carries how many marks in CUET exam 2023?

In CUET exam 2023, each question carries one mark.

What is the duration of CUET exam 2023?

CUET exam 2023 will be held for 120 minutes.


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