Updated On : April 28, 2023
Summary: To make the best choice subject combination for CUET, you must consider your interests, academic strengths and career goals. Let's find out how to select the best subject combination for CUET?
In India, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is an entrance exam administered by several central universities for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs.
The exam is extremely competitive, and thousands of students from throughout the country apply each year.
CUET offers a variety of subjects for which candidates can apply.
You must choose your subjects carefully to enter the greatest universities and colleges. Keep reading to understand How to select the best subject combination for CUET?
You should check the university’s required qualifying requirements for admission to UG (undergraduate) courses before beginning the application process for the CUET 2023 Exam.
Under CUET Eligibility, specific CUET reservations are made for the SC/ST, OBC, and PwD groups.
According to the CUET Exam pattern, all questions should be multiple-choice (MCQs). Each answer is worth 5 points.
Unlike other entrance exams, CUET is divided into various sections, and you must select certain subjects from the given list.
The subjects include languages, core domain subjects and a general test.
|Section||Subjects/Tests||Questions to be Attempted|
|Section 1A - Languages||There are 13 different languages. Any of these languages may be chosen.||40 questions are to be attempted out of 50 in each language.|
|Section 1B - Languages||There are 20 Languages. Any of these languages may be chosen.|
|Section 2 - Domain||There are 27 Domains specific subjects being offered under this section. A candidate may choose any subject the applicable University/ Universities desires.||35/40 Questions to be attempted out of 45/50.|
|Section 3 - General Test||A General Test is being used for admission to any such undergraduate program/programs offered by Universities.||50 Questions to be attempted out of 60|
Selecting the right domain subjects is the most important of CUET.
The domain subjects required to pass the eligibility will differ based on your preferred university/college and the course.
It is advisable to check the eligibility for the university you want to get it.
For a particular course, the required domain subjects will typically be the same regardless of the university/college.
This is the list of 27 available domain subjects for CUET 2023 Exam.
You can select up to 6 domain subjects from this list.
|Section II - 27 Domain-Specific Subjets||Accountancy/Bookkeeping|
|Computer Science/Informatics Practices|
|Fine Arts/Visual Arts(Sculpture/Painting)/ Commercial Art|
|Knowledge Tradition-Practices India|
|Mass Media/Mass Communication|
|Physical Education/National Cadet Corps(NCC)/ Yoga|
Check: CUET Syllabus 2023
For example, The University of Delhi has stipulated that candidates may only appear in CUET courses in which they have passed Class 12. They also require you to require domain subjects according to their created list. Always check if your preferred university has such requirements.
If you want to try different courses, for example, your primary choice is B.E Engineering, but you want to have B.Com as a backup, you can opt for up to 6 domain subjects which will cover all the subjects you need to have for both Engineering and B.Com. However, many colleges require you to have class 11 and class 12 subjects in the same domain.
Check: CUET Universities 2023
It is advisable not to rush into subject selection. Do proper research on the course and your preferred universities, check its requirements and then select your subjects. Even if you make a mistake and later you want to change your subjects, you will be given a chance to rectify it. Domain subject selection does not leave you much choice, but you can choose more subjects if you want to pursue multiple courses. You can choose the most comfortable language and preferably your primary language in class 12. Selecting the right subjects is the first step to cracking the CUET exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we take two courses at CUET?
Which subjects have the highest CUET scores?
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English had the most 100 percentile scorers (8236), followed by Political Science (2,065) and Business Studies (1,669).
How many examination tests can a candidate take in total?
Can I choose a Domain subject that is different from the one I studied in 12th grade?