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How many Subjects are required for CUET?

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : April 26, 2023


Summary: This blog lets you discover all the information regarding the topics needed to pass the CUET test. You will gain knowledge of the three exam portions: the general test, domain-specific topics, and languages. Let's check how many subjects are required for CUET?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) to candidates seeking admission to the different undergraduate programs offered by all central institutions, such as the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia, etc.

The CUET is a requirement for students who want to enrol in a central, state, private and deemed university's undergraduate program.

Their CUET results will determine whether you get admitted, however, meeting the CUET eligibility requirements are also important. 

So, how many subjects are required for CUET?

CUET Language List 2023

Check the CUET language list in the table below. 

Code English
Section IA
101 English
102 Hindi
103 Assamese
104 Bengali
105 Gujarati
106 Kannada
107 Malayalam
108 Marathi
109 Odia
110 Punjabi
111 Tamil
112 Telugu
113 Urdu
Section IB
201 Arabic
202 Bodo
203 Chinese
204 Dogri
205 French
206 German
207 Italian
208 Japanese
209 Kashmiri
210 Konkani
211 Maithili
212 Manipuri
213 Nepali
214 Persian
215 Russian
216 Santhali
217 Sindhi
218 Spanish
219 Tibetan
220 Sanskrit

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CUET Domain-Specific Subject

As per CUET 2023 syllabus, domain subjects are as follows: 

Section II  Domain-Specific Subjects
302 Agriculture
303 Anthropology
304 Biology/Biological Studies/Biotechnology/Biochemistry
305 Business Studies
306 Chemistry
307 Environmental Studies
308 Computer Science/Informatics Practices
309 Economics/Business Economics
310 Engineering Graphics
311 Entrepreneurship
312 Fine Arts/Visual Arts(Sculpture/Painting)/ Commercial Art
313 Geography/Geology
314 History
315 Home Science
316 Knowledge Tradition-Practices India
317 Legal Studies
318 Mass Media/Mass Communication
319 Mathematics
320 Performing Arts
321 Physical Education/National Cadet Corps(NCC)/ Yoga
322 Physics
323 Political Science
324 Psychology
325 Sanskrit
326 Sociology
327 Teaching Aptitude

CUET General Test

The General Test is a replica of the most heard Aptitude Test but with a level simpler to the ones you have seen or heard in IPMAT, NPAT or JEE Main B.Arch. 50 Questions to be attempted out of 60. 

Depending on the university and course requirements you select, this exam is optional. 

  • This section includes questions on general knowledge, current events, general mental ability, numerical ability, quantitative reasoning (simple application of fundamental mathematical concepts taught through Grade 8 in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and measurement), and logical and analytical reasoning.
  • For this portion, 50 of the 60 questions that are displayed must be answered.
  • This section's questions can be attempted in a total of 60 minutes.
  • The language is determined in Section I, and the questions will be in MCQ style in English.
  • You have a maximum possible score of 300 for this section.

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How many Subjects are required for CUET?

CUET exam pattern has three main sections.

From the above subjects/languages, the candidate can choose 10 subjects from all three Sections. The examination will be conducted on multiple days in three shifts, depending on the number of candidates and subject choices.

Check: CUET Answer Key 2023

Candidates can choose any subject that applies to their desired program. In this section, candidates need to attempt 35-40 questions out of 45-50.

The third section is the general test. This section is for undergraduate programs that require a general test for admission. Candidates need to attempt 50 out of 60 questions in this section.

From the above subjects/languages, the candidate can choose 10 subjects from all three Sections.

It is important to note that the number of questions and the marking scheme may vary for different universities. Candidates should confirm the specific requirements of the university they are applying to.

Check: CUET Question Paper


Languages and domain-specific studies are among the many options available to students at CUET. It's crucial to choose topics that complement your hobbies and long-term objectives. Take your time looking into it and then decide after doing so. Wishing you success as you prepare for the test!

Check: CUET Preparation Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

There are three sections in CUET.
No, you can choose the sections as per your desired University and program.
There are 13 different languages offered in Section 1A.
Yes, you can choose any language from the 13 offered in Section 1A.
There are 20 different languages offered in Section 1B.


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