For any national level examination, the paper pattern is much segmented. Both applicants and mentors give the paper pattern equal weightage because it covers all the parts examined through the examination. The CUCET exam paper is equally segmented and complex. The paper is divided into two parts. Part A and part B will evaluate the different capabilities of the examinees. The question pattern of the CUCET 2021 examination is multiple choices. Part A has 25 questions, and part B has 75 questions in it. To ace the test, an applicant should be aware of the paper pattern followed in the exam. An applicant should have good knowledge about the type of questions he will attempt.
A brief overview of the question pattern
The applicant will face a total of 100 questions in CUCET 2021. The general language followed in the question paper is English. The students well know English, and the language’s universal nature will help them attempt the questions with ease. Every candidate will have 2 hours to try each paper. The candidate needs to use quick thinking and deduction skills. The questions come with a negative marking of 0.25 marks in case of wrong answers. It is essential to attempt the questions cleverly so that the negative marking is reduced.
The question pattern is used in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and integrated science streams of different universities under the CUCET. The question pattern is slightly different for entry into the arts stream. The arts stream examination paper also has 100 questions, but the subjects differ. The Arts paper for the CUCET examination has English and numerical aptitude included in it. Other subjects are Analytical skills, general aptitude, and reasoning. General knowledge is also a part of the Arts paper.
The question paper for research programmes also has 100 questions, but the distribution changes. The CUCET exam pattern for PhD examination follows the pattern of other national research program qualification examinations. The pattern for research programmes has 50 questions in part A. Moreover, all the 50 questions are about research methodology and allied subjects like English. Part B of the exam paper has 50 questions about the subject domain of the stream chosen by the candidate.
The question pattern for B.Ed is also different from other examinations. Although the number of questions remains the same, the questions disperse over three sections. The subject domain coverage also changes according to the aptitudes needed for the subject. The B.Ed. Program examination has three sections than the usual two.
Part A has 25 questions based on general awareness. Part A is easy if you are an informed individual and takes practice tests from time to time. Part B is based on teaching aptitude. Part B has 35 questions that cover the different skills of the teaching field. Part C of the B.Ed question paper has four subsections that cover the different subjects of Social sciences, Languages, Physical sciences and Mathematics, and Life Sciences. These four subsections cover the different subjects that the candidate may teach as a future teacher.
Tips to avoid negative marking
In order to avoid negative marking for every wrong answer, it is better to attempt the questions when you are fully sure of the answer. When unsure of the answer, it is better to skip the question. The unanswered questions do not count in the final result. Skipping the doubtful questions can increase your final rank in comparison to your competitors.
When sitting for a multiple-choice question exam, you must know how to use an OMR sheet properly. Avoid making multiple marks on the OMR sheets. Multiple marks lead to faulty readings by the OMR machine. Furthermore, a candidate should sit for practice exams before the actual exam so that the final score improves.
Knowing the different subjects that will come in the exam and attempting the previous year’s papers can help you score better. The topics may differ according to the different streams in the exam, but the overall examination method remains the same.
Acing the exam
Any national level examination is a national level competition for seats. A national-level examination, like CUCET, measures the aptitude and the intelligence of the candidate. Hence, the candidate should have strong subject matter knowledge and quick decision-making abilities to ace the CUCET.