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CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023 (Released)

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : February 15, 2023


Reader's Digest - Attention all CUET PG Exam takers! Are you ready to know the CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023? Get ready to be challenged like never before! So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

As per the Annual Calendar of the National Testing Agency, the CUET PG Exam will be held tentatively between 1 June 2023 to 10 June 2023. However, no official regarding the same or the CUET PG Application Process has been released. But, the UGC informed on their official website that it would release a notice regarding the tentative dates of the exam.

However, if you aspire to enrol for post-graduate courses in the top Central Universities across India, CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023 must be on your to-do list as a high priority.  

In the Information Bulletin, NTA described the CUET PG Paper Pattern. Here are some of the essential FAQs by candidates regarding the exam pattern:

  • The maximum marks allotted to CUET PG are 400.
  • It'll be conducted in Computer Based Test mode for only two hours.
  • CUET (PG) 2023 is conducted in English and Hindi (Bilingual) except for language and Sahitya papers.
  • The test contains 100 questions divided into Part A and Part B.
  • Part A tests the candidate's knowledge of Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/Quantitative ability and Analytical Skills. (differs from course to course)
  • Whereas Part B tests the theoretical and conceptual of the domain. 

CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights

Keep a tab on the following table to get a quick insight into the exam pattern of CUET PG 2023:

Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of the Exam Computer-Based Test (Online)
Frequency  Once a Year
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Based Questions (MCQ)
Number of Parts 2
Name of Parts Part A: Aptitude & Part B: Domain Knowledge
Language of the Question Paper English and Hindi
Total Questions  100 
Part-wise Questions Part A: 25 Questions & Part B: 75 Questions
Total Duration 2 Hours
Total Marks  400 marks 
Marks for Correct Answer 4 marks
Negative Marking for Wrong answers -1 marks

CUET PG Mock Tests

CUET PG Mock Tests

CUET PG Exam Structure 2023 

As per the CUET PG Previous Year Question Paper, the exam structure is mentioned below:

Part Subjects Total Number of Questions
Part A

Language Comprehension, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability & Analytical Skills

Part B Domain Knowledge 75

CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023

  • According to the Information Bulletin, the NTA mentions three exam schemes.
  • The university chooses the CUET PG exam pattern at its own discretion.
  • The examination will have two sections, part A will have 25 MCQs, and part B will have 75 MCQs.

Here is the table with the CUET PG question pattern, paper code and details:

CUET PG Exam Pattern Paper Code CUET PG Exam Pattern Details
CUET PG Exam Pattern 1 PGQP01 Part A: 25 MCQs from Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability & Part B: 75 Domain-specific questions from Teaching Aptitude, Social Sciences, Mathematics & Science
PGQP02 to PGQP07, PGQP09 to PGQP37, PGQP39, PGQP41 to PGQP59, PGQP61 to PGQ73, PGQP75 to PGQ77 Part A: 25 MCQs from Analytical Skills, Mathematical/Quantitative ability, Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, and General Awareness & Part B: 75 MCQs from the Domain Knowledge
CUET PG Exam Pattern 2 PGQP08, PGQP74, and PGQP78  Part A: 25 MCQs from Mathematical/Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge, & Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability & Part B: 75 MCQs from the chosen Engineering domain
PGQP60 Part A: 25 MCQs from Mathematical Ability, Logical Reasoning, & General Knowledge/Awareness. Part B: 75 MCQs from the chosen language
CUET PG Exam Pattern 3 PGQP38 100 MCQs from Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability, &  Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability
PGQP40 100 MCQs from General Knowledge/ Awareness, Computer Basics, Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability, & Logical Reasoning

Read More -  CUET PG LLM Eligibility Criteria

CUET PG Exam Pattern PDF

Download the PDF of the CUET PG question paper pattern from here:

CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023 - Marking Scheme

The National Testing Agency mentions the following CUET PG marking scheme for all the exam patterns. Candidates must mark the correct option among the four options on the question paper.

Go through the points below to learn about the detailed marking scheme for the CUET PG exam:

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks are awarded.
  • For the wrong answers, one negative is deducted.
  • If more than one option against any question is correct, 4 marks are awarded.
  • No marks shall be deducted if any question is left unanswered or has been marked for review.
  • If all the options are wrong for a question, then 4 marks are awarded to those who attempt that question.

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Topper's Recommended Best Books for CUET PG 2023

The candidates willing to prepare for the CUET PG examination have to study for the exam from the first day. The subject-wise books are standard and have been prescribed by experts.

Go through the table below to learn about the subject-wise books as per the CUET PG exam pattern:

Subject Book Name Author Name
General Knowledge NTA CUET GK Altis Vortex
General Knowledge JBC Press
Language Comprehension General English S P Bakshi
General English R S Aggarwal
Quantitative Ability Quantitative Ability R S Aggarwal
Wiley’s Exam Expert Ashu Jain
Computer Basics Oswal NTA CUET Oswal Editorial
Goyal Target CUET Meenu Kohli

Check Here: CUET PG University List


We hope this blog solves all your doubts about the CUET PG Exam Pattern 2023. Happy Reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check the CUET PG exam pattern on the official information brochure released by the NTA.
As per the CUET PG exam pattern, the examination is held in the online mode i.e. computer-based test mode.
 As per the CUET PG exam pattern, CUET PG exam total marks are 400.
In the Part 1 of CUET PG exam , there are 75 questions based on Language Comprehension, Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/Quantitative ability, and Analytical Skills.
According to the official CUET PG exam pattern, for every correct answer, 4 marks are awarded and for the wrong answers, one negative is deducted.
A total of 42 universities participate in the CUET PG exam. 

A total of three types of exam patterns have been released by the NTA for the PG course to cater to the demands of all courses.


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