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CUET BA Syllabus 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

November 24, 2022

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Summary: 

Several top colleges, like Delhi University, offer admission to the BA program. 

If you're appearing for the CUET BA exam next year, look at the topics you must prepare to ace the syllabus. 

Are you aiming to get admission to a BA course at a top university like Delhi university, BHU, Apex Univerity, AMU, etc.? CUET is the exam for you! 

You must already know that the exam pattern and syllabus change with each college offering a BA course. 

A few colleges you can target to study BA are AMU, JMI, DU, etc., in various specializations. 

The article walks us through possible exam patterns and their respective syllabus for CUET Syllabus for BA.

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CUET Syllabus for BA 2023

Most of the CUET BA exam pattern has the following topics to be covered: 

  • English (Section I) 
  • Economics (Section II) 
  • General Test (Section III) 
  • History (Section II) 
  • Mass Media/ Mass Communication Section (Section II) 
  • Psychology (Section II) 
  • Sociology (Section II) 
  • Political Science (Section II) 
  • Anthropology (Section II)
  • Mass Media (Section II) 
  • Geography (Section II) 
  • Sociology (Section II) 
  • Sanskrit (Section II) 
  • Mathematics (Section II) 

Note that these are the possible combinations of BA exam patterns. The exam pattern varies in different colleges. The syllabus is distributed in 3 sections. 

English Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

1 - Reading Comprehension: There will be three types of passages (maximum 300-350 words):

  • i. Factual
  • ii. Narrative
  • iii. Literary

2 - Verbal Ability

3 - Rearranging the parts

4 - Choosing the correct word

5 - Synonyms and Antonyms

6 - Vocabulary

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Economics Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Unit II: Consumer Behaviour and Demand
  • Unit III: National Income and Related Aggregates — Basic Concepts and Measurement
  • Unit IV: Determination of Income and Employment
  • Unit V: Money and Banking
  • Unit VI: Government Budget and the Economy
  • Unit VII: Balance of Payments
  • Unit VIII: Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991
  • Unit IX: Current challenges facing the Indian Economy
  • Unit X: Development Experience in India 

Check: CUET General Test 2023

General Test Exam Units

Prepare for topics like General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/statistics taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning. 

History Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology
  • Unit II: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story
  • Unit III: Social Histories using the Mahabharata
  • Unit IV: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa
  • Unit V: Medieval society through Travellers’ Accounts
  • Unit VI: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition
  • Unit VII: New Architecture: Hampi
  • Unit VIII: Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i- Akbari
  • Unit IX: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles
  • Unit X: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports
  • Unit XI: Representations of 1857
  • Unit XII: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports
  • Unit XIII: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes
  • Unit XIV: Partition through Oral Sources
  • Unit XV: The Making of the Constitution

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Mass Media/ Mass Communication Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • TV
  • Radio
  • New Media
  • Cinema
  • Social Media

Check: How to prepare Business Studies for CUET

Psychology Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Variations in Psychological Attributes
  • Unit II: Self and Personality
  • Unit III: Meeting Life Challenges
  • Unit IV: Psychological Disorders
  • Unit V: Therapeutic Approaches
  • Unit VI: Attitude and Social Cognition
  • Unit VII: Social Influence and Group Processes
  • Unit VIII: Psychology and Life
  • Unit IX: Developing Psychological Skills

Check: CUET Anthropology Syllabus

Sociology Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Structure of Indian Society
  • Unit II: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
  • Unit III: Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Unit IV: The Challenges of Unity in Diversity
  • Unit V: Process of Social Change in India
  • Unit VI: Social Change and the Polity
  • Unit VII: Social Change and the Economy
  • Unit VIII: Arenas of Social Change
  • Unit IX: New Arenas of Social Change
  • Unity X: Social Movements

Political Science Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Politics in India Since Independence
  • Contemporary World Politics

Check: CUET Chemistry Syllabus

Anthropology Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit-1: PhysicalAnthropology
  • Unit-2: PrehistoricArchaeology
  • Unit-3: Material culture and economic anthropology 
  • Unit-4: SocialAnthropology and Ethnography
  • Unit-5: Ecology

Geography Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

Geography/ Geology

  • Unit I: Human Geography: Nature and Scope
  • Unit II: People
  • Unit III: Human Activities
  • Unit IV: Transport, Communication, and Trade
  • Unit V: Human Settlements

Geography

  • Unit I: People
  • Unit II: Human Settlements
  • Unit III: Resources and Development 
  • Unit IV: Transport, Communication, and International Trade
  • Unit V: Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems

Sociology Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Structure of Indian Society
  • Unit II: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
  • Unit III: Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Unit IV: The Challenges of Unity in Diversity
  • Unit V: Process of Social Change in India
  • Unit VI: Social Change and the Polity
  • Unit VII: Social Change and the Economy
  • Unit VIII: Arenas of Social Change
  • Unit IX: New Arenas of Social Change
  • Unity X: Social Movements

Check: Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Sanskrit Exam Units 

  • शब्दरूपाणि - वाक्येषुणवभणिप्रयोगा
  • धातुरूपाणि
  • सनधयः सणनधणवच्छेदाः च
  • समासाः णवग्रहाः च
  • प्रत्यया
  • उपपदणवभणिप्रयोगा
  • भाणषककायवम
  • छनदसांसोदाहरिलक्षिपररचयः/श्लोकेषुछनदोऽणभज्ञानम्
  • शब्दालङ्कार

Mathematics Exam Units 

Prepare for the topics below: 

Section A: 

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Integration and its Applications
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability Distributions
  • Linear Programming

Section B1: Mathematics

  • Relations and functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and 3-dimensional Geometry

Section B2: Applied Mathematics

  • Numbers, Quantification, and Numerical Applications
  • Probability Distributions
  • Index Numbers and Time-based data
  • Index Numbers and time-based data 
  • Financial Mathematics 
  • Linear Programming

Check: Short tricks to manage CUET and boards preparation together

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the syllabus is different for every college. 
The syllabus ideally will remain the same for next year, with the existing topics of reading comprehension, verbal ability, rearranging the parts, choosing the right word, synonyms, antonyms, and vocabulary.

Study the Broad Overview: (a) Independence and the new nation-state and

(b) The making of the Constitution.

Focus: The Constitutional Assembly debates.

Excerpts: From the debates.

Discussion: What do such debates reveal and how they can be analyzed

The exam pattern for B.A (Hons.) Journalism is English + Any three from Section II / Section III.

Journalism, Hindi Patrakarita, Management Studies, Business Administration, Financial Investment Analysis, Multi-Media, and Mass Communication, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hindustani Music- Vocal/ Instrumental (Sitar/ Sarod/ Guitar/ Violin/ Santoor, Karnatak Music- Vocal/ Instrumental (Veena/ Violin), Hindustani Music Percussion (Tabla/ Pakhawaj), Applied Psychology, Psychology, Geography, History, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, Philosophy, Economics, Vocational Studies, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
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  • CUET BA Syllabus 202...

CUET BA Syllabus 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : November 24, 2022

SHARE

Summary: 

Several top colleges, like Delhi University, offer admission to the BA program. 

If you're appearing for the CUET BA exam next year, look at the topics you must prepare to ace the syllabus. 

Are you aiming to get admission to a BA course at a top university like Delhi university, BHU, Apex Univerity, AMU, etc.? CUET is the exam for you! 

You must already know that the exam pattern and syllabus change with each college offering a BA course. 

A few colleges you can target to study BA are AMU, JMI, DU, etc., in various specializations. 

The article walks us through possible exam patterns and their respective syllabus for CUET Syllabus for BA.

Download Free Study Material for NTA CUET Exam by Super Grads

CUET Syllabus for BA 2023

Most of the CUET BA exam pattern has the following topics to be covered: 

  • English (Section I) 
  • Economics (Section II) 
  • General Test (Section III) 
  • History (Section II) 
  • Mass Media/ Mass Communication Section (Section II) 
  • Psychology (Section II) 
  • Sociology (Section II) 
  • Political Science (Section II) 
  • Anthropology (Section II)
  • Mass Media (Section II) 
  • Geography (Section II) 
  • Sociology (Section II) 
  • Sanskrit (Section II) 
  • Mathematics (Section II) 

Note that these are the possible combinations of BA exam patterns. The exam pattern varies in different colleges. The syllabus is distributed in 3 sections. 

English Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

1 - Reading Comprehension: There will be three types of passages (maximum 300-350 words):

  • i. Factual
  • ii. Narrative
  • iii. Literary

2 - Verbal Ability

3 - Rearranging the parts

4 - Choosing the correct word

5 - Synonyms and Antonyms

6 - Vocabulary

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Economics Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Unit II: Consumer Behaviour and Demand
  • Unit III: National Income and Related Aggregates — Basic Concepts and Measurement
  • Unit IV: Determination of Income and Employment
  • Unit V: Money and Banking
  • Unit VI: Government Budget and the Economy
  • Unit VII: Balance of Payments
  • Unit VIII: Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991
  • Unit IX: Current challenges facing the Indian Economy
  • Unit X: Development Experience in India 

Check: CUET General Test 2023

General Test Exam Units

Prepare for topics like General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/statistics taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning. 

History Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology
  • Unit II: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story
  • Unit III: Social Histories using the Mahabharata
  • Unit IV: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa
  • Unit V: Medieval society through Travellers’ Accounts
  • Unit VI: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition
  • Unit VII: New Architecture: Hampi
  • Unit VIII: Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i- Akbari
  • Unit IX: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles
  • Unit X: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports
  • Unit XI: Representations of 1857
  • Unit XII: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports
  • Unit XIII: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes
  • Unit XIV: Partition through Oral Sources
  • Unit XV: The Making of the Constitution

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>

Mass Media/ Mass Communication Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • TV
  • Radio
  • New Media
  • Cinema
  • Social Media

Check: How to prepare Business Studies for CUET

Psychology Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Variations in Psychological Attributes
  • Unit II: Self and Personality
  • Unit III: Meeting Life Challenges
  • Unit IV: Psychological Disorders
  • Unit V: Therapeutic Approaches
  • Unit VI: Attitude and Social Cognition
  • Unit VII: Social Influence and Group Processes
  • Unit VIII: Psychology and Life
  • Unit IX: Developing Psychological Skills

Check: CUET Anthropology Syllabus

Sociology Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Structure of Indian Society
  • Unit II: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
  • Unit III: Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Unit IV: The Challenges of Unity in Diversity
  • Unit V: Process of Social Change in India
  • Unit VI: Social Change and the Polity
  • Unit VII: Social Change and the Economy
  • Unit VIII: Arenas of Social Change
  • Unit IX: New Arenas of Social Change
  • Unity X: Social Movements

Political Science Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Politics in India Since Independence
  • Contemporary World Politics

Check: CUET Chemistry Syllabus

Anthropology Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit-1: PhysicalAnthropology
  • Unit-2: PrehistoricArchaeology
  • Unit-3: Material culture and economic anthropology 
  • Unit-4: SocialAnthropology and Ethnography
  • Unit-5: Ecology

Geography Exam Units

Prepare for the following topics: 

Geography/ Geology

  • Unit I: Human Geography: Nature and Scope
  • Unit II: People
  • Unit III: Human Activities
  • Unit IV: Transport, Communication, and Trade
  • Unit V: Human Settlements

Geography

  • Unit I: People
  • Unit II: Human Settlements
  • Unit III: Resources and Development 
  • Unit IV: Transport, Communication, and International Trade
  • Unit V: Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems

Sociology Exam Units 

Prepare for the following topics: 

  • Unit I: Structure of Indian Society
  • Unit II: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
  • Unit III: Social Inequality and Exclusion
  • Unit IV: The Challenges of Unity in Diversity
  • Unit V: Process of Social Change in India
  • Unit VI: Social Change and the Polity
  • Unit VII: Social Change and the Economy
  • Unit VIII: Arenas of Social Change
  • Unit IX: New Arenas of Social Change
  • Unity X: Social Movements

Check: Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Sanskrit Exam Units 

  • शब्दरूपाणि - वाक्येषुणवभणिप्रयोगा
  • धातुरूपाणि
  • सनधयः सणनधणवच्छेदाः च
  • समासाः णवग्रहाः च
  • प्रत्यया
  • उपपदणवभणिप्रयोगा
  • भाणषककायवम
  • छनदसांसोदाहरिलक्षिपररचयः/श्लोकेषुछनदोऽणभज्ञानम्
  • शब्दालङ्कार

Mathematics Exam Units 

Prepare for the topics below: 

Section A: 

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Integration and its Applications
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability Distributions
  • Linear Programming

Section B1: Mathematics

  • Relations and functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and 3-dimensional Geometry

Section B2: Applied Mathematics

  • Numbers, Quantification, and Numerical Applications
  • Probability Distributions
  • Index Numbers and Time-based data
  • Index Numbers and time-based data 
  • Financial Mathematics 
  • Linear Programming

Check: Short tricks to manage CUET and boards preparation together

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the syllabus is different for every college. 
The syllabus ideally will remain the same for next year, with the existing topics of reading comprehension, verbal ability, rearranging the parts, choosing the right word, synonyms, antonyms, and vocabulary.

Study the Broad Overview: (a) Independence and the new nation-state and

(b) The making of the Constitution.

Focus: The Constitutional Assembly debates.

Excerpts: From the debates.

Discussion: What do such debates reveal and how they can be analyzed

The exam pattern for B.A (Hons.) Journalism is English + Any three from Section II / Section III.

Journalism, Hindi Patrakarita, Management Studies, Business Administration, Financial Investment Analysis, Multi-Media, and Mass Communication, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hindustani Music- Vocal/ Instrumental (Sitar/ Sarod/ Guitar/ Violin/ Santoor, Karnatak Music- Vocal/ Instrumental (Veena/ Violin), Hindustani Music Percussion (Tabla/ Pakhawaj), Applied Psychology, Psychology, Geography, History, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, Philosophy, Economics, Vocational Studies, and Humanities and Social Sciences.

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