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CUET Marking Scheme 2024: Marks Distribution and Negative Marking

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 9, 2023


Summary: CUET Marking Scheme 2024 is an assessment process for evaluating your performance in the CUET exam. Let’s understand the “ins and outs” of the marking scheme. 

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has adopted a comprehensive marking scheme for evaluating and assessing the performance of every CUET participant. 

This system is designed to ensure fair assessment of all the students and accurately reflect their performance in the CUET entrance test. 

The CUET Marking Scheme is used to award marks to students who appear in the CUET entrance exam for all three sections. 

Let's understand the section-wise CUET Marking Scheme 2024, the revaluation process, marks allotted for every right answer, negative marking and more! 

Section-wise CUET Marking Scheme 2024

The table below consists of the CUET exam pattern 2024 for UG courses derived from last year. The data below includes the marking scheme of each section.

Parameters CUET exam pattern 2024 - Language Test CUET exam pattern 2024 - Domain Test CUET exam pattern 2024 - General Test
Mode Online Online Online
Medium Language Chosen English/Language Chosen in Section I English/Language Chosen in Section I
Type of Questions Objective Objective Objective
Number of Questions (to be attempted) 40 questions are to be attempted out of 50 35/40 questions to be attempted out of 45/50 50 Questions to be attempted out of 60
Total Marks (+5) * number of questions to be attempted (+5) * number of questions to be attempted (+5) * number of questions to be attempted
Marking Scheme Correct Answer: +5 Correct Answer: +5 Correct Answer: +5
Incorrect Answer: -1 Incorrect Answer: -1 Incorrect Answer: -1
Unattempted Answer: 0 Unattempted Answer: 0 Unattempted Answer: 0

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CUET Marking Scheme 2024 for each question

For multiple-choice questions, the applicant must select the option that best reflects the accurate or most appropriate answer to the question. 

However, if any discrepancy is discovered during the CUET answer key verification challenge process, it must be addressed in the following manner:

  • i. Correct answer or the most appropriate answer: Five marks (+5)
  • ii. Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1).
  • iii. Unanswered/Marked for Review will be given no mark (0).
  • iv. If more than one option is found to be correct, then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to only those who have marked any of the correct options.
  • v. If all options are found to be correct, then Five marks (+5) will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question.
  • vi. If none of the options is found correct or a question is found to be wrong, or a question is dropped, then all candidates who have attempted the dropped question will be given five marks (+5) marks.

Check: CUET 2024 Syllabus

Does CUET Marking Scheme 2024 have a Negative Marking? 

Yes, the marking scheme of CUET has negative markings! Every incorrect answer will be given minus one mark (-1). Choose to answer every question carefully. 

CUET PG Marking Scheme 2024

The marking scheme of CUET PG is as follows. It remains similar to the CUET marking scheme 2023! 

  • i) Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • ii) For each correct response, the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
  • iii) For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • iv) Unanswered/un-attempted responses will be given no marks.
  • v) To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as the correct option.
  • vi) However, after the process of Challenges of the Answer Key, in case there are multiple correct options or changes in the key, only those candidates who have attempted it correctly as per the revised Final Answer Key will be awarded marks.
  • vii) In case a Question is dropped due to some technical error, full marks shall be given to all the candidates irrespective of the fact who have attempted it or not.

Is there Negative marking in CUET for the PG exam?

Yes! For each incorrect response, 01 (one) mark will be deducted from the total score.

Check: CUET 2024 preparation

Implementing the CUET Marking Scheme

  • Other organisations may use the CUET (UG) 2024 scores or results in accordance with their own eligibility requirements, standards, and any applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, or rules.
  • Regardless of whether the candidate selected that University, Institution, or Organisation in the online CUET (UG) - 2024 Application Form, the University, Institution, or Organisation may admit any applicant who has applied for the CUET (UG) - 2024 exam. 
  • Additionally, the applicant must meet the requirements for admission to the particular course.

Note: For multi-shift papers, raw (actual) marks obtained by the candidates in different shifts/sessions will be converted to NTA Score. The NTA Score of CUET (UG) – 2024 is valid for admission to the academic year 2024 only.

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CUET Revaluation Process 2024

  • The result will be processed based on the CUET Final Answer Keys
  • No grievance with regard to Answer Key(s) after the Declaration of Result of CUET (UG) - 2024 will be entertained.
  • The marks obtained will be considered further for computation of the result of CUET (UG) - 2024.
  • There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of the CUET result. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
  • No Score Card will be dispatched, you are advised to download the scorecard from the official website of CUET. 

Check: What is General Test in CUET


In conclusion, the CUET Marking Scheme 2024 is a comprehensive and structured system of assessing student progress and providing them with the opportunity to study at top CUET-participating universities in India. Use the marking scheme to determine your score even before the results are out! 

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