CUET 2024 Decoded: Expert Insights into its Structure and Format for Aspiring Students

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is an essential step for students wishing to enroll in undergraduate programs across a range of disciplines in India. The test is designed to assess a wide range of skills, including critical thinking, analytical skills and subject-specific knowledge.

Understanding CUET: The CUET evaluates proficiency in four main areas: English, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Domain-Specific Subjects. Each section is designed to test specific skills: language skills and mathematical ability to general awareness and specialized knowledge depending on the chosen area of ​​study.

Santosh Anand, Head of Content at ExamFactor, delves into the comprehensive analysis of the CUET and clarifies its structure and format.

1. English language: This section tests grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills through multiple choice questions, essays and comprehension passages.

2. Mathematics: It covers algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus with MCQs and numerical questions designed to evaluate problem-solving skills.

3. General knowledge: This section focuses on current affairs, history, geography and socio-political events and contains MCQs on both national and international events.

4. Domain-specific topics: These are tailored to the candidates’ chosen subject areas and range from natural sciences to humanities, assessing in-depth subject knowledge.

The CUET UG 2024 will adopt a hybrid format, using both offline (pen-and-paper) and online (computer-based testing) modes. Subjects such as chemistry, biology and English will be taught offline, while some will be taken online.

The test is segmented into three slots. The first two slots last 120 minutes each, and a special third slot for the CUET UG exam lasts 90 minutes. Computational subjects such as physics and economics get 60 minutes per test, while other subjects get 45 minutes.


1. Understand the syllabus: Familiarize yourself with the CUET syllabus, including its topics and weightage.
2. Practice regularly: Participate in practice sessions regularly to improve your speed, accuracy and problem-solving skills.
3. Time Management: Practice time-bound mock tests to improve your time management skills and prioritize sections accordingly.
4. Strengthen Weaknesses: Identify your weaknesses and spend more time improving them through focused study and practice.
5. Stay informed: Stay updated on current affairs, general knowledge and relevant topics to excel in all sections of the CUET.

Decoding the CUET exam requires a systematic understanding of its structure, components and preparation strategies. By comprehensively analyzing each section and applying effective preparation techniques, candidates can boost their confidence and performance in this competitive exam.

Published by:

Apoorva Anand

Published on:

May 14, 2024