CUET 2024 Exam Pattern for Science Students - Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

CUET-UG is an MCQ based examination conducted by NTA for admission in undergraduate courses in Central/ State/ Deemed/ Private Universities of India. The CUET examination has 3 sections - Language Test (Section IA, IB), Subject Test (Section-II) and General Test (Section-III).

New Changes in CUET 2024 Exam Pattern : CUET 2024 will be conducted in Hybrid mode (Pen & Paper or Online Computer-Based Test), it will depend on the number of candidates registered for the subject. The candidates will be able to choose a maximum of 06 subjects only, including at-least 1 Language and General Test.

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CUET 2024 Exam Pattern for Science Students

Here we will see the CUET 2024 exam pattern for science students - CUET paper pattern of Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Science students should also check the pattern of Language test and General test they need to give along with the main subjects for CUET.

First let's see what subjects a science student can choose for the CUET exam.

CUET Subjects for Science Students (Domain Specific)

List of CUET subjects for science students :

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry
  • Computer Science/Informatics Practices
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering Graphics

Which CUET subjects are compulsory for science students?

It's the choice of students to choose the number of CUET subjects. For example, if you are interested in pursuing either BSc Physics or Math, then you should give 2 subject tests in CUET.

How many subject tests can a science student take for the CUET exam?

A science stream student can choose a maximum of 06 subjects including at-least 1 Language and General Test.

The CUET exam pattern 2024 for science students will comprise total number of questions, total marks, exam mode, questions type, marking scheme, exam duration, negative marking, etc.

CUET Paper Pattern 2024 - Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

CUET paper pattern for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology :

CUET Science Subjects Paper Pattern
Exam Mode Hybrid mode (Pen & Paper or Online Computer-Based Test), it will depend on the number of candidates registered for the subject.
Questions Type MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
CUET Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology - Total Questions 50
CUET Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology - No. of questions to be attempted 40
Marks per question 5
CUET Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology - Total Marks 200
CUET Math, Physics, Chemistry - Exam Duration 60 minutes
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer

CUET Language Test Pattern 2024 for Science Students

Given below is the CUET paper pattern for Language Test :

CUET Language Test Paper Pattern
Exam Mode Hybrid mode (Pen & Paper or Online Computer-Based Test), it will depend on the number of candidates registered for the subject.
Questions Type Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary] MCQ Based Questions
Total Questions 50
No. of questions to be attempted 40
Marks per question 5
Total Marks 200
Exam Duration 45 minutes
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer

What languages can a science student choose for CUET?

List of languages offered under CUET 2024 (Section 1A) :

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Odia
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Is CUET language paper compulsory for science students?

Yes, CUET language paper (Section 1A) is compulsory for science students. You must choose one language from the above list of languages offered in CUET.

Do I need to attempt two language papers in CUET?

A student needs to attempt only one language paper (Section 1A) in CUET. Second language paper (Section 1B) is optional.

CUET General Test Pattern 2024 for Science Students

Given below is the CUET paper pattern for General Test :

CUET General Test Paper Pattern
Exam Mode Hybrid mode (Pen & Paper or Online Computer-Based Test), it will depend on the number of candidates registered for the subject.
Questions Type MCQ Based Questions of General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration /statistics), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Total Questions 60
No. of questions to be attempted 50
Marks per question 5
Total Marks 250
Exam Duration 60 minutes
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer

Considering that candidates from different States/ Boards would be applying for CUET-UG, NTA has decided to provide choice in all Sections of question papers.

CUET Tests (other than “Language” Test) are offered in 13 languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. A candidate is required to opt for one of the specified languages as the medium of the paper, as per desired University’s eligibility criteria, while applying.

The CUET question paper in respect of the Domain Specific Subjects and the General Test, will be bi-lingual, i.e., it will be in the medium (one of the 13 languages above) opted by the candidate and in English.

CUET Exam Pattern - General FAQs

How many questions are there in CUET?

The number of questions in CUET depends on the number of tests a candidate appears for in the exam. A candidate can attempt 40 questions out of 50 in the language test, 40 questions out of 50 in the subject test, and 50 questions out of 60 in the general test.

What is the duration of CUET?

Depending on the number of tests a candidate takes, the duration of the CUET exam can be 150 minutes to 4.75 hours.

Is there a negative marking in CUET?

Yes, there is negative marking in CUET. One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer in the CUET exam.

Will Rough Seats be provided in the CUET examination?

Yes, Rough Seats will be provided at the CUET Test Centre in the Examination Room/Hall. All calculations/writing work is to be done only in the Rough Sheets and on completion of the test, candidates must hand over the Rough Sheets to the Invigilator.

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