The Common University Entrance Test (CUET (UG) - 2023) is being introduced for admission into all UG (Under Graduate) Programs in all Central Universities for the academic session 2023-24 under the Ministry of Education, (MoE). The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) will provide a common platform and equal opportunities to candidates across the country, especially those from rural and other remote areas and help establish better connections with the Universities. CUET (UG) will provide a single window opportunity to students seeking admission in any of the Central Universities (CUs) or other participating organizations (including State Universities, Deemed and Private Universities) across the Country.

Here are some simple strategies for preparation.

  1. Know your exam pattern-

Section IA

Section IB

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 II: - 35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50. Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions. MCQs are based on NCERT Class 12 syllabus only.

For domain subject-

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.

  1. Once you understand the exam pattern and syllabus, the next step in CUET Exam Preparation is to devise an exam strategy that considers one's strengths and weaknesses. The stronger areas must be mastered to achieve good grades, while the weaker areas must be improved to improve preparation.
  2. Create a plan where you can devote a fixed time every day. Prepare a dedicated timetable according to the time you can devote so that you do not break the momentum. Stick to the timetable.
  3. Go through the previous year’s question papers and solve them for a better understanding of the exam pattern and format of questions that will be asked in the exam. Through the previous year’s questions, you can understand the topic and units from a subject that are given higher importance.
  4. Reading the newspaper will help improve your vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension skills and for improving your English language, you can prefer the Hindu or the Time of India newspapers also can prefer to read the Dainik Bharat newspaper to improve your Hindi language. You must spend at least 30 minutes analyzing and reading the newspaper's editorial page.
  5. Working on the concepts and writing mock tests based on the exam pattern is essential. Take up at least one CUET Mock Test every week and try to analyze your performance after completing the mock test.
  6. Revision is the key to success. Always remember to revise the topics you have completed in a day,
  7. Take a break when its necessary, though continuous study is good, but not without breaks.  So, you can apply here Pomodoro technique
  • Set a timer for 25 minutes and start your study.
  • After 25 minutes take a five-minute break.
  • Repeat steps 1-3 four times.
  • Take a longer break of about 15 to 30 minutes.

Some other tips: -

  • Stay clam
  • Take proper water
  • Have a balanced meal
  • Whenever you feel anxiety, or stress take a deep breath.
  • Focus on one topic at a time.
  • Take proper sleep