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CUET Physics Important Topics

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : January 17, 2023


Now that NTA has commenced the CUET exam, the exam will be conducted twice every year. The CUET syllabus will mostly remain the same. However, there might be some changes in the CUET exam pattern.

The mock test released by NTA for the CUET 2023 exam gives us clarity on what might be the essential topics for the main exam. And here, we are going to discuss all the important topics that will cover most of the Physics syllabus.

Already from the mock released by NTA, we get to know that you need to keep-

  • formulas
  • S.I units
  • dimensional formulas at your fingertips.

To get a detailed insight into all the important topics, read the complete article for better clarity.

CUET Important Topics For Physics Exam

Whether you have done your preparations year long or you have just started close to the exam date, you need to have some important topics sorted out. This will help you to grab the concept of topics that are more important and likely to be present in the question paper. If you need help with preparation-related tips and tricks, you can check out How to start CUET Preparations. Here we will be discussing the overview of each topic, so if you wish to have better and more in-depth clarity check out this video-

Electric Charges and Fields

This chapter contains some important topics that are very probable to be questioned in the CUET exam paper. The topics are mentioned below-

  • Electric Charge and its Properties
  • Coulomb's Law
  • Electric field due to a dipole
  • Electric flux
  • Gauss's Law and it's application

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

  • Electric potential Energy
  • Potential Energy due to an dipole
  • Equipotential surface
  • Dielectrics and electric polarization
  • Combination of capacitors, energy stored

Current Electricity

  • Drift velocity,Ohm's law, resistivity and conductivity
  • Combinations of resistors, Temperature dependence(R)
  • EMF of a cell, combination of cells. KVL and KCL
  • Devices (Metre bridge, potentiometer)

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Moving Charges & Biot - Savart law
  • Ampere's law and its applications
  • Solenoid, Cyclotron, Lorentz force
  • Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors
  • Torque experienced by a current loop, Galvanometer

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Magnetism and Matter

  • Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron
  • Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole
  • Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements
  • Para-,dia- and ferromagnetic substances. Electromagnets, permanent magnets

Electromagnetic Induction

  • Magnetic flux
  • Faraday's laws, Lenz's Law
  • Self and mutual induction
  • Transformer& its losses

Alternating Current

  • Peak and RMS value
  • LCR circuit and phasor diagrams
  • Reactance and impedance
  • Power factor,Watt less current, Resonance

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Electromagnetic Waves

  • Displacement current, Maxwell's law
  • Electromagnetic waves, their characteristics
  • Electromagnetic spectrum including elementary facts about their uses

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

  • Mirror Formula, Refractive Index, Laws of Refraction
  • Total internal reflection and its applications
  • Refraction at spherical surfaces, lensmaker's formula
  • Combination of thin lenses, light through a prism Optical instruments

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Wave Optics

  • Wave front and Huygen's principle
  • YDSE, max. and min. intensity, fringe widht
  • Coherent sources, diffraction due to a single slit
  • Polarisation, Brewster's law

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

  • Photoelectric effect, Effect on intensity, frequency
  • Einstein's photoelectric equation
  • de-Broglie relation, Davisson-Germer experiment


  • Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford's model of atom
  • Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum

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  • Mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number
  • Size of nucleus, Radioactivity
  • Alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays
  • Radioactive decay law, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion

Semiconductor Electronics

  • p-n junction, Forward and Reverse Biasing - I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias
  • Diode as Rectifier, Zener diode
  • LED, photodiode, solar cell
  • Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR)

Communication Systems

  • Elements of a communication system
  • Bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium
  • Sky and space wave propagation, satellite communication
  • Need for modulation, amplitude modulation

Important Question Types For CUET Physics Exam

There are many question types that are probable in the physics exam, but we have picked some of the most important ones out of all-

  • Statement and reasoning questions
  • Questions with two interlinked parts
  • Match the column questions
  • Questions having multiple correct options

You need to slove as many questions as you can and this can be easily obtained from best online mock tests series by SuperGrads.


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