If you are someone who is preparing for Common Entrance Test, then following some tips and strategies provided by experts would definitely help you score good marks in the exam.

To ease out your preparation, we spoke to Karan Mehta, from SuperGrads (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for IPMAT). He suggested the following tips that help you better understand how to prepare for CET for Central Universities.

How To Prepare For CUCET [Central Universities Entrance Test]

As we all know, the government has set up a seven-member committee to recommend modalities for conducting a high-quality Common Aptitude Test for admission to undergraduate programs of all the 54 central universities from the academic session 2021-22.

Therefore, you should require a proper preparation strategy to ace the Common Entrance Test for Central Universities exam, Karan quoted.

  • Make a proper study plan
  • Make sure to get a thorough understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Choose the right study material and books
  • Prepare all the topics as per the syllabus
  • Solve sample questions
  • Attempt Mock Tests

What are the Important Topics under CUCET Syllabus 2021?

The syllabus and Exam Pattern for CUCET is not yet announced by the government. However, it is expected that the Common Entrance Test for Central Universities syllabus includes the following sections:

Expected Sections Sub-Topics
English Language Comprehensions, Vocabulary, and Grammar
Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning
Mathematics Elementary Mathematics (9th, 10th standard)
Other Sections Special sections for certain courses, Current Affairs/General Knowledge, etc

How to Prepare for CUCET Quantitative Aptitude Section?

Karan mentioned that you need more and more practice to clear the quantitative section. Revise all the concepts of 8th, 9th, and 10th standard mathematics as most of the questions might be asked from these topics.

He recommends practicing an easy, tough, and moderate level of difficult questions. Also, you can opt for Super Study Material for mathematics by SuperGrads.

Focus more on topics like averages, profit & loss, mensuration, number system, geometry, simplification, quadratic equations, ratio & proportion, mixtures & allegations, time & word, time, speed, and distance. 

How to Prepare for CUCET English Language?

  • To improve your vocabulary, make a habit of reading the newspaper daily, Karan said.
  • Download high-frequency words from google and start preparing them.
  • Focus on improving your grammar skills.
  • Note down the difficult words and their meanings in a notebook and try to revise them daily.

How to Prepare for CUCET Logical Reasoning?

Karan recommends solving as many logical reasoning questions as possible that are given at the end of textbooks. Try to solve different levels of questions on a daily basis.

Also, practice more and more puzzle-related questions to improve your problem-solving skills.

You can also opt for Super Study Material by SuperGrads which will cover all the topics as per the syllabus and test series of various entrance tests like NPAT, IPMAT, etc.

Take up CUCET Mock Tests on a weekly basis that help tests your preparation l; levels.

Which Books Should I Consider for CUCET 2021?

You can refer to the following books for the preparation of the English Language, Logical Reasoning, and Mathematics syllabus of the CUCET.

  • English is Easy by BSC Publications
  • Non-verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Super Study Material by SuperGrads

How to Prepare for CUCET along with Board Exams?

Board exams will start in the month of May and will end in June. Therefore, you must balance your preparation for both board exams and common entrance test, Karan said.

He suggested starting CET preparation at least 45 days prior to the board exams. After 45 days, you can focus completely on your board exam preparation.

Once your board exams are done, then you may start preparing for the common entrance test again. 

FAQ's

How to prepare for CUCET in one month?

Make sure to cover all the topics as per the syllabus. Make regular revisions and solve sample papers nd analyze your performance after completion of each paper. These will be enough to prepare for CUCET in one month.

What are the important topics that need to be prepared under logical reasoning section of the CUCET exam?

Coding & Decoding, Number Test, Statements & Assumptions, Direction & Distance Test, Blood Relationships, Statement & Arguments are some of the topics that need to be prepared under logical reasoning section of the CUCET exam

Do I need to take specific coaching for CUCET exam?

It solely depends on you whether you need to take coaching or not. If your fundamentals are strong, then it is easy to crack the exam just by following expert suggested tips. However, if you want to improve your fundamentals then opting for coaching is beneficial.

Which is the best book for the preparation of Mathematics section of CUCET exam?

Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal is the best book for the preparation of Mathematics.

Is it possible to prepare for the CUCET along with the board exams?

Yes. You must require a proper preparation strategy to prepare for the CUCET exam along with the board exams.