CUET Exam Analysis 2024 Check Shift-Wise Detailed Analysis [Questions Asked, Difficulty Level]

Author : Paakhi Jain

Updated On : May 24, 2024

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Overview: More than 13.48 lakh registrations this year for CUET with 29 subject options, hybrid mode of conduct and no normalization process; all these latest changes make it crucial for you to check the CUET 2024 exam analysis, expected difficulty level & target score to score 100 percentile.

LATEST UPDATE:

#1 Students in Delhi face a unique situation with the CUET paper postponed. The offline exam for May 15, 2024, has been shifted to May 29, 2024, due to logistical and capacity issues at the Delhi centres. Download the newly shared admit cards for the CUET 2024 exam for Delhi now.

#2 On Day 3 of the CUET UG exam 2024, the National Testing Agency Chairperson shared some interesting insights about the Day of the exam.

  • 4 CUET subject exams were conducted: Economics, Hindi, Physics and Mathematics. Over the day, 1578 exam centres held these tests across India.
  • Regarding Day 2 of the CUET 2024 exam, 27.29% of the total slots for the hybrid pen-and-paper were conducted on this day alone.
  • In just the first two days of the CUET exam, 72% of the students who registered for the CUET UG exam were covered.
  • The attendance rate on Day 2 of the exam was higher: 79.54% more students attended the exam than on Day 1.

Check out the CUET 2024 Analysis & CUET answer key 2024 details for the offline session below!

What can you learn from this article?

  • CUET live exam analysis for all subject papers. 
  • Valuable Insights Through Experts' & Expected CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024
  • Impact of latest CUET exam pattern on cut-offs
  • CUET difficulty level based on previous year cut-off marks

CUET Exam Analysis 2024

CUET 2024 Analysis [Subject-Wise] Check Now

As the CUET 2024 exam moves forward, we will share live updates and key details for each shift of each exam day. Examine the kind of questions asked, difficulty level and student reactions for May 15, 2024, i.e., the offline phase of the exam below.

DAY 7 [May 24, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 1

The CUET exam in Shift 1 was conducted in CBT mode for Assamese, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu, Bodo, German, Manipuri, KTPI, and Mass Media. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET Computer Science question paper:

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 7 [May 24, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Dogri, Persian, Spanish, Environmental Studies, and Performing Arts. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET question paper:

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 7 [May 24, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 3 

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Bengali, Marathi, Italian, Japanese, Engineering Graphics, and Tourism. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about CUET Legal Studies question paper & Anthropology exam:

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 6 [May 22, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 3 [Anthropology & Legal Studies]

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Anthropology & Legal Studies. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about CUET Legal Studies question paper & Anthropology exam:

  • The Anthropology exam level was moderately easy. 
  • The questions with more weightage were from Prehistoric Archaeology, Economic Anthropology, Material Culture and Ecology. 
  • The CUET Legal Studies exam analysis revealed the paper was easy to moderate with direct questions from NCERT.
  • The questions from the unit Topics of Law were situation-based, and the passages were based on Crime/ Contracts and Property Law. 
  • There were no Assertion/Reason-based questions. 
  • No questions were asked from Legal Maxims. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 6 [May 22, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 

The CUET exam in Shift 2 was conducted in CBT mode for Sanskrit, Entrepreneurship, Home Science, and Teaching Aptitude. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET question paper:

  • The CUET Entrepreneurship exam's difficulty level was from easy to moderate. 
  • Entrepreneurial Planning, Enterprise Growth Strategies, and Enterprise Marketing were the topics that carried more weightage. 
  • The Home Science paper was also of easy to moderate level. 
  • Resource Management, Communication and Extension and Fabric and Apparel were the topics that carried more weightage. 
  • The CUET Teaching Aptitude paper was overall difficult. 
  • The 2 passages were tough compared to the previous year's papers. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 6 [May 22, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 1 [Computer Sciences / Informative Practices]

The CUET exam in Shift 1 was conducted in CBT mode for Computer Sciences / Informative Practices. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET Computer Science question paper:

  • The Computer Science 2024 exam was conducted from 9 AM-10 AM (60 minutes)
  • Per the students ' feedback, the exam's difficulty level was moderately easy. 
  • There were 3 match for the following type questions. 
  • The allotted time was sufficient to attempt the paper. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 5 [May 21, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 3 [Psychology & Fashion Studies]

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Psychology & Fashion Studies. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET question paper:

  • According to the students, the CUET Psychology question paper and CUET Fashion Studies were moderate.
  • Fashion Studies is the newly added domain subject this year.
  • Most of the questions in the Psychology exam were NCERT-based. 3-4 questions were case-study based. 
  • The Fashion Studies question paper was based on the prescribed syllabus and was easy to solve, even for the first time. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 5 [May 21, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 [Fine Arts & Sanskrit]

The CUET exam in Shift 2 was conducted in CBT mode for Fine Arts & Sanskrit. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET Fine arts question paper & Sanskrit exam:

  • The papers were conducted in a single shift of 90 minutes.
  • According to the CUET 2024 shift 2 analysis, the Fine Arts & Sanskrit test papers were moderately easy.
  • The question paper had easy and direct questions from within the syllabus only. 
  • Most of the candidates could complete the test papers within the given time period. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 5 [May 21, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 1 

The CUET exam was conducted in CBT mode for Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Arabic, Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Santhali, Sindhi, Tibetan and Agriculture.

Here is what students have reported about the exam:

  • The exam was conducted for a duration of 135 minutes.
  • The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted.
  • According to the CUET 2024 question paper analysis, the exam was easy to attempt.
  • There were direct questions, and the major questions were included from Grammar in languages.
  • Questions were easy and could be solved within the time allotted. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 4 [May 18, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Sociology [Shift 1C]

The CUET Sociology exam was conducted between 5:30-6:15 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about  CUET Sociology question paper:

  • The CUET 2024 sociology exam was easy to moderate.
  • There were direct questions from the NCERT syllabus only.
  • Most of the questions were from topics such as secularism, socialisation and capitalisation. 

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 25% 30% 30%
Moderate 15% 15% 18%
Difficult 10% 5% 2%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Sociology exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 15 20 15
Concept-based 20 15 15
Application-based 3 0 0
Figure-based 0 0 0
Numerical Based 0 0 0
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 4
Match the Following 2 3 6

The number of questions from each topic in the Sociology syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Introducing Indian Society  2 4 2
Demographic Structure of Indian Society 2 1 3
Social Institutions: Continuity & Change 5 3 2
Market as a Social Institution  1 3 4
Pattern of Social Inequality & Exclusion  6 2 1
Challenges of Cultural Diversity 5 2 3
Structural Change  1 3 4
Cultural Change  6 4 3
Story of Indian Democracy 2 5 4
Rural Society  3 2 3
Industrial Society  4 1 4
Globalization  6 1 3
Mass Media & Communication 2 4 5
Social Movements 5 3 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Social Institutions: Continuity & Change Introducing Indian Society  Industrial Society
Pattern of Social Inequality & Exclusion Market as a Social Institution  Rural Society 
Challenges of Cultural Diversity Mass Media & Communication Demographic Structure of Indian Society
Cultural Change  Story of Indian Democracy Social Movements
Globalization  Structural Change  -

DAY 4 [May 18, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis for Political Science [Shift 1B]

The CUET Political Science exam was conducted between 3:30-4:15 PM. The prescribed CUET Political Science question paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET Political Science question paper:

  • The difficulty level of the CUET 2024 Political Science question paper was easy.
  • A major number of questions were asked from NCERT books only.
  • A high number of questions were from the Indian relations unit. 
  • 5 match the following: no statement-based questions were asked in the CUET UG political science question paper.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam 2024 analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 30% 25% 30%
Moderate 15% 15% 18%
Difficult 5% 10% 2%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Political Science exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 15 20 15
Concept-based 20 15 15
Application-based 0 0 0
Figure-based 0 0 0
Numerical-based 0 0 0
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 4
Match the Following 5 3 6

The number of questions from each topic in the Political Science syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Cold-War Era 2 4 2
End of Bipolarity 2 1 3
US Hegemony in the World Politics  0 3 2
Alternative Centres of Power  3 3 4
Contemporary South Asia  3 2 1
International Organizations 8 2 3
Security in the Contemporary World 1 3 4
Environment & Natural Resources 3 4 3
Globalization  2 5 4
Challenges of Nation-Building 4 2 3
The era of one-party dominance 3 1 4
Politics of Planned Development 3 1 3
India's External Relations  2 4 5
Challenges to & Restoration of Congress System 2 3 3
Crisis of Democratic order 2 4 2
Rise of Popular Movements 1 3 2
Regional Aspirations 8 1 4
Recent Developments in Indian Politics  1 1 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Regional Aspirations US Hegemony in the World Politics  Contemporary South Asia 
International Organizations Cold-War Era Security in the Contemporary World
Challenges of Nation-Building Rise of Popular Movements Crisis of Democratic order
Alternative Centres of Power  Recent Developments in Indian Politics The era of one-party dominance
Environment & Natural Resources Globalization  Challenges to & Restoration of Congress System

Learnings for Next Year's Exam

  • The Political Science exam featured no Assertion-Reason questions.
  • Surprisingly, no questions required chronological arrangement.
  • The paper gave minimal weight to the chapters that had been deleted. 
  • For the next year, the focus must be on covering the NCERT syllabus thoroughly. 
  • The questions were seen from all the units, so all the chapters must be given weightage during preparation. 

DAY 4 [May 18, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for History [Shift 1A]

The CUET History exam was conducted between 1:30 PM and 2:15 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET History question paper: 

  • CUET 2024 History paper was easy, with NCERT being the base.
  • Most of the questions were from ancient and modern history. 
  • Many questions were of the "Match the Column" type. 

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET 2024 exam analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 15% 16% 14%
Moderate 25% 27% 28%
Difficult 10% 7% 8%

The number of questions for each question type in the offline History exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Fact-based 20 14 15
Concept-based 5 12 10
Application-based 4 4 6
Timeline-based 0 4 4
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 0 0
Match the Following 11 6 5

The number of questions from each topic in the History syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
The Stories of the First Cities: Harappan Archeology  4 4 3
Political & Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story 3 3 4
Social Histories using the Mahabharata 2 3 3
The History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa 3 2 3
Medieval Society through Traveller's Accounts  1 2 2
Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Traditions 3 3 5
New Architecture: Hampi 3 2 1
Agrarian Relations: The Ain-e-Akbari 1 3 2
The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles 5 3 2
Colonialism & Rural Society: Evidence from official reports  5 5 7
Representations of 1857 6 6 6
Colonialism & Indian Towns 1 1 0
Mahatma Gandhi Through Contemporary Eyes 6 6 5
Partition through oral sources 2 1 1
Making of the Constitution 5 6 6

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Mahatma Gandhi Through Contemporary Eyes Making of the Constitution Colonialism & Rural Society: Evidence from official reports 
Partition through oral sources Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Traditions Representations of 1857
The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles Social Histories using the Mahabharata New Architecture: Hampi
The Stories of the First Cities: Harappan Archeology  - Political & Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Learnings for Next Year's Exam

  • The History exam included several in-depth questions. For instance, students were asked about what Mahatma Gandhi said in his speech during the establishment of BHU. 
  • There was a higher number of event-based questions per CUET exam analysis.
  • Students could solve questions using the elimination technique.
  • Almost more than 95% of the answers could be found directly in NCERT books.
  • Some passage-based questions were a bit tricky. 
  • The exam was easy to moderate. Some questions required in-depth knowledge and were time-consuming.
  • Future aspirants should ensure thorough preparation of the NCERT history books, paying special attention to the chapters on Modern History. This will help them navigate the exam with confidence and efficiency.

DAY 4: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Accountancy [Shift 2B]

The CUET Accountancy exam was conducted between 5 PM and 6 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET Accounts question paper:

  • The CUET UG 2024 Accountancy exam was moderate per student insights.
  • Many questions were repeated from the previous year's papers with language changes.
  • Several questions were from cash flow statement topics.
  • There were direct questions, but they were time-consuming.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 20% 30% 50%
Moderate 45% 40% 30%
Difficult 35% 30% 20%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Accountancy exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 7 8 7
Concept-based 10 12 15
Application-based 1 1 8
Numerical 15 16 15
Figure-based - - -
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 12 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning - - 1
Match the Following 5 3 4

The number of questions from each topic in the Accounts syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPICS 2024 2023 2022
ACCOUNTING FOR PARTNERSHIP FIRM 5 6 5
NATURE & VALUATION OF GOODWILL 2 1 2
CHANGE IN PROFIT SHARING RATIO 1 2 1
ADMISSION OF A PARTNER 7 2 4
RETIREMENT OF A PARTNER 1 1 2
DEATH OF A PARTNER 1 2 1
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP 3 3 2
ACCOUNTING FOR SHARE CAPITAL 5 6 5
ACCOUNTING FOR DEBENTURE 3 3 2
REDEMPTION OF DEBENTURE 2 1 1
FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF A COMPANY 2 2 3
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2 2 1
COMPARATIVE & COMMON SIZE STATEMENT  2 1 2
ACCOUNTING RATIO  4 3 4
CASH FLOW STATEMENT  5 4 4
NON PROFIT ORGANISATION - 4 5
COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING  5 4 6

Check out the overall CUET exam analysis with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Accounting for Partnership Firm Cash Flow Statement Financial Statements of a Company
Dissolution of Partnership Firm Computerised Accounting Financial Analysis
Accounting Ratios Accounting for Share Capital Shares
- Admission of a Partner Debentures

DAY 3 [May 17, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Business Studies [Shift 2A]

The CUET Business Studies exam was conducted between 3 PM and 3:45 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the exam:

  • The CUET Business Studies question paper was based on the NCERT curriculum.
  • The exam had many questions on facts, concepts, and definitions.
  • The Business Studies exam analysis for CUET revealed surprisingly few numerical questions.

Below is the CUET UG exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET 2024 exam analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 20% 25% 40%
Moderate 40% 40% 30%
Difficult 40% 35% 30%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Business Studies exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 15 12 16
Concept-based 10 10 10
Application-based 6 1 0
Numerical 0 3 2
Figure-based 0 6 4
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 13 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 3 2
Match the Following 6 5 6

The number of questions from each topic in the Business Studies syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Nature & Significance of Management 3 2 4
Principle of Management  4 6 6
Business Environment  4 4 3
Planning  4 6 5
Organising  3 3 4
Staffing  4 4 3
Directing  4 2 3
Controlling  4 2 1
Financial Management  4 5 4
Marketing Management 6 4 5
Financial Market  4 4 4
Consumer Protection Act 4 3 4
Entrepreneurship Development  2 5 4

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Business Environment  Principles of Management Controlling
Directing  Marketing Management Staffing
Entrepreneurship Development Financial Planning  Directing 
- Planning  Consumer Protection 

DAY 3 [May 17, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Physical Education [Shift 1B]

The CUET Physical Education exam was conducted between 12 PM and 12:45 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • Students appearing for the CUET Physical Education question paper on Day 3 stated that the exam level was moderate.
  • It has been reported that no questions were asked on the topic of Yoga.
  • Overall no questions in the CUET UG Physical Education exam seem to have been from outside the syllabus.

The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates.

DAY 3 [May 17, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Geography [Shift 1A]

The CUET UG Geography exam was conducted between 10 AM and 10:45 AM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The broad consensus from students seems to be that the CUET Geography question paper was moderately difficult.
  • Many students reported that questions were asked majorly from NCERT's Book 1 and NCERT's Book 2.
  • Questions were asked on Maps, World Geography, Industries, etc.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected Geography CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 16 16 14
Moderate 28 27 28
Difficult 6 7 8

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Geography exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Concept-based 8 12 7
Fact-based 23 14 23
Application-based 4 4 5
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Assertion-Reasoning 0 0 0
Match the Following 5 6 5

The number of questions from each topic in the Geography syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPICS COVERED 2024 2023 2022
Human Geography Nature and Scope 4 4 2
The World Population
Distribution, Density and Growth
1 2 2
Population composition 1 0 1
Human Development 2 5 1
Primary Activities 4 3 1
Secondary Activities 0 1 2
Tertiary and Quaternary Activities 1 2 0
Transport and Communication 1 5 5
International Trade 0 0 0
Human Settlement 4 3 1
Population: Distribution, Density, Growth and Composition 3 3 2+5
Migration 1 1 0
Human Development 0 0 2
Human Settlements 3 3 2
Land Resources and Agriculture 2 2 1
Water Resources 1 2 1
Mineral and Energy Resources 3 2 5
Manufacturing Industries 1+5 1 1
Planning and Sustainable Development in Indian Context 0 2 3+5
Transport and Communication 2 2 5
 International Trade 4 5 0
Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems 1+5 2 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Minerals and Energy Resources Human Development Human Settlement
Geographical Perspective on Select Issues and Problems Manufacturing Industries International Trade
Human Geography - Nature and Scope Land Resources and Agriculture Transport and Communication
- Human Development Primary Activities

Detailed Review of CUET Geography Question Paper

  • The CUET Geography Exam for 2024 introduced a noticeable shift towards facts and figures-based questions, akin to the trend observed in the Economics domain of the Humanities stream. This change rendered the 2024 Geography exam moderately challenging, requiring students to recall a substantial amount of detailed information.
  • Approximately 23 questions were centred on factual content, a significant increase that tested students' memory and quick recall abilities. 
  • As in previous years, the NTA included 10 case study-based questions, maintaining consistency in this aspect of the Geography CUET exam. These questions continued to evaluate students' ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios, ensuring a balanced assessment of their analytical skills.
  • The Manufacturing Industries and Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems chapter received the highest weightage this year.
  • In summary, the CUET Geography Exam 2024 balanced factual recall with practical application, challenging students with more facts and figures-based questions while maintaining a steady emphasis on case studies and critical topics.

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Mathematics [Shift 2B]

The CUET Mathematics exam was conducted between 5:15 PM and 6:15 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The Mathematics CUET exam was more difficult. Many students found some of the questions to be very tricky.
  • Several students highlighted that the CUET exam for Math was not of a comparable level to the Board exams. This is a surprise since many of the exams conducted in the first 2 days of CUET UG 2024 have been very similar to the Boards.
  • Some students have also reported that the CUET Maths 2024 paper could be solved with decent preparation.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 75% 80% 75%
Moderate 15% 15% 15%
Difficult 10% 5% 10%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Mathematics exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Formula-based 10 24 20
Concept-based 10 12 15
Application-based 25 5 6
Case Study 0 0 10 (2 sets)
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 2
Match the Following 5 4 4

The number of questions from each topic in the Mathematics syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Relations and Functions 2 3 2
Inverse Trigonometric Functions 1 2 2
Matrics and Determinants 9 1 5
Continuity and Differentiability 5 3 4
Application of Derivatives 6 5 6
Integrals 4 3 7
Application of Integrals 3 3 0
Differential Equations 3 5 4
Vectors and 3D Geometry 7 7 13
Linear Programming 4 3 2
Probability 6 6 5

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Application of Derivatives - Matrices and Determinants
Integration - Probability, Vectors
Vectors and 3D Geometry - LPP, Relation and Function
- - Continuity and Differentiability
- - Differential Equation

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Physics [Shift 2A]

The Physics exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted for 200 marks. It began at 3 PM and concluded at 4 PM. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • As has been the feedback from students for most of the CUET exam subjects, the Physics paper was rated as being from moderate to quite difficult.
  • This was the third science subject scheduled in the offline mode in the first two days of the CUET 2024 exam.

Below is the CUET exam 2024 analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key 2024 will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

The difficulty-wise number of questions asked in the CUET Physics exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 22% 32% 46%
Moderate 27% 29% 26%
Difficult 51% 39% 28%

The number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Physics exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 3 6 5
Concept-based 9 10 7
Application-based 3 6 4
Numerical 27 18 15
Figure-based 4 3 3
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 0 0 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 2 2 4
Match the Following 2 5 2

The number of questions from each topic in the Physics syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS 2024 2023 2022
Electric Charges and Fields 5 4 5
Electrostatics Potential and Field 3 3 1
Electric Current 7 6 6
Mangnetic Effect of Electric Current 3 4 5
Magnetism and Matter 3 2 0
Electromagnetic Induction 4 2 5
Alternating Current 4 4 1
Electromagnetic Waves 3 3 2
Ray Optics 5 5 4
Wave Optics 3 3 5
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 3 3 3
Atoms 4 2 2
Nuclei 1 3 4
Semiconductor Electronics 2 4 5
Communication System 0 2 2

Check out the CUET Exam 2024 Analysis for overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Electric Current Communication System Potential and Capacitance
Atoms Semiconductor Electronics Nuclei
Magnetism and Matter - Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Effect of Electric Current - -

Detailed Analysis of CUET Physics Paper

  • The overall difficulty level of the Physics CUET 2024 exam leaned towards the challenging side. 
  • Numerical questions took the lead, with 27 questions being numerical-based. Some numerical proved to be time-consuming. 
  • Surprisingly, NTA did not include any case study-based questions in the CUET Physics paper this time. 
  • The majority of questions revolved around Electric Current. 
  • The National Testing Agency increased the difficulty level for questions from chapters such as Electric Current, Atoms, Magnetism and Matter, and the Magnetic Effect of Electric Current. It must be noted that more questions were asked in the offline CUET Physics exam from these topics in 2024 than in previous years.

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Hindi [Shift 1B]

The Hindi exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what has been reported about this CUET exam:

  • Hindi was the subject with the maximum amount of registrations after English.
  • Over 2 lakh students appeared for this particular CUET subject exam at 849 centres, and the attendance rate was 78%.
  • Most students described the difficulty level of the CUET Hindi 2024 exam as easy to moderate.
  • The Hindi question paper for the CUET UG 2024 exam was relatively easier.
  • Several students observed that the paper contained multiple-choice questions from the previous year's papers, which helped them attempt the paper easily.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates.

  • CUET exam analysis for Hindi per student reactions said that sample questions from prior years were sufficient to prepare oneself for the exam.
  • The CUET UG Hindi question paper seemed easier than the board exam. Many of the questions were from the NCERT book.
  • The paper's difficulty was easy to moderate. Adjectives and pronouns were covered in the questions.

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET 2024 Analysis for Economics [Shift 1A]

The Economics exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here's the CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Economics:

  • In Economics this time, around 20-25 questions were definition-based and concept-based, and it was observed that the weightage of numerical-based questions was relatively low.
  • As usual, 10 questions were encountered in the form of a case study. The NTA wants students to apply economic concepts to real-world scenarios to demonstrate their practical understanding of the subject.
  • The chapter "Current Challenges Facing India's Economy" had the highest weightage. This focus reflected the relevance of contemporary economic issues and required students to be well-versed in current affairs and the country's ongoing economic challenges.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key 2024 will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 20% 30% 35%
Moderate 45% 40% 40%
Difficult 35% 30% 25%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Economics exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 12 5 4
Concept-based 10 10 12
Application-based 7 12 9
Numerical 2 7 8
Figure-based 4 4 3
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 8 8
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 2
Match the Following 6 3 4

CUET Exam Analysis: Number of questions from each topic in the Economics syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Introduction to Micro Economics  2 2 3
Consumer Equilibrium & Demand  2 4 5
Circular Flow of Income  1 2 2
National Income & Related Aggregates 4 4 3
Measurement  of National Income  4 8 6
Money & Banking  3 3 4
Determination of Income & Employment  5 4 3
Government Budget  3 2 2
Balance of Payment & Foreign Exchange 4 3 4
Indian Economics at the eve of Independence  6 7 6
Current Challenges Facing Indian Economy 10 8 8
Development Experience of India: A Comparison with Indian Neighbours   6 3 4

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Government Budget  National Income  Money & Banking 
Poverty & Strategy of Indian Growth  Balance of Payment  Balance of Payment 
Sustainable Development Determination of Income & Employment  Human Capital Formation & Rural Development
Infrastructure Development Experience of India Introduction to Micro Economics
- Consumer Equilibrium  Economic Reforms 1991

Detailed Review of CUET Economics Paper and Expected Cut-Off 2024

  • Only a few questions were based on National Income this time, despite being an important topic from a CUET point of view.
  • No questions on assertion-reason were present in 2024's CUET Economics exam, while they were present last year. However, the exam included statement-based questions.
  • The highlight of the CUET 2024 exam's Economic Exam was the maximum number of questions based on facts and figures.
  • Paragraph-based questions were relatively easy this time.
  • Overall, there was more emphasis on Indian Economics compared to Macro Economics.
  • From the CUET exam 2024 analysis, it is clear that only 7-8 questions were seen from the deleted chapters out of the 4/5 chapters, so the weightage of deleted topics was also less here.
  • More questions were asked from Microeconomics in CUET 2024 Economics question paper. 
  • There were more theory-based questions.
  • The exam's difficulty level was hard compared to the board exam.
  • The exam was easy to moderate to attempt per student reactions.
  • The paper this time was quite different in nature compared to the previous CUET exam. The pattern has been changed in the 2024 Economics CUET paper, and as a result, questions were confusing for students to interpret and resolve.
  • Some questions on economics-related terms were asked, which many reported as out-of-syllabus. As a matter of fact, although these were not technically in the NCERTs, this is a valid concern raised after CUET's Shift 1A expected answer key was listed.. This is important for students of CUET 2025 to note.
  • There were almost no numericals in the CUET 2024 Economics exam, which was highly unexpected since 2023 and 2022 contained many quantitative questions.
  • The positive thing about CUET is that you can leave up to 10 questions. With the right question selection and close to 100% accuracy in each question attempt, solving 38-40 questions in the CUET exam for Economics would be enough for a good score.
  • The new typology and format of questions per the CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 are likely to lead to a higher cutoff than in previous years.

DAY 1: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for General Test [Shift 2B]

The General Test pattern consisted of 60 questions, out of which 50 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The exam duration for Shift 2B General Test was 60 minutes from 5 pm to 6 pm. 
  • There were a total of 17 questions from The quantitative Ability section, carrying 85 marks. 
  • There were 18 questions in the Reasoning Ability section, carrying 90 marks.
  • There were 25 questions in the Current Affairs section, carrying 75 marks.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live exam updates. 

Quantitative Aptitude: Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 90% 80% 80%
Moderate 5% 15% 15%
Difficult 5% 5% 5%

Number of questions from each topic in the Quantitative Aptitude of General Test syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Percentage  1 0 2
Profit, Loss & Discount  1 1 0
Simple & Compound Interest  1 1 1
Ratio, Proportion & Ages  2 3 4
Partnership  0 1 0
Average  1 1 0
Mixture & Alligations  0 0 0
Time & Work, Pipes & Cistern  1 1 0
Time, Speed & Distance  2 1 3
Linear Equation & Simplification   2 1 1
Algebra, Surds & Indices  0 1 0
Geometry, Coordinate Geometry  2 3 7
Mensuration  1 2 1
Permutation & Combination 0 0 0
Probability  0 1 0
Trigonometry, Height & Distance 1 1 0
Progression   0 1 0
Data Interpretation  0 1 3
Number System  1 0 3
Statistics  1 0 0

Check out the overall CUET 2024 exam analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section in General Test with last year's paper inyear'sable below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Pipes & Cistern  Simplification & Fraction  Percentage 
LCM & HCF  Ages & Average Profit, Loss & Simple Interest 
Geometry & Statistics(Mean & Mode) Ratio & Proportion   Mensuration & Time, Speed & Distance 

Reasoning Ability: Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 6% 9% 9%
Moderate 10% 7% 11%
Difficult 2% 1% 0

Number of questions from each topic in the Reasoning Ability of General Test syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Non-verbal  3 7 8
Coding, Decoding  2 2 2
Calender  1 1 0
Sitting Arrangement  1 1 3
Clock  2 2 0
Series  2 2 2
Critical Reasoning  0 1 0
Data Sufficiency 1 1 0
Figure Counting  0 0 1
Venn Diagram    0 0 1
Ranking Test  1 0 1
Analogy   1 0 1
Blood Relation  1 0 1
Direction  1 0 1
Probability  0 1 0
Syllogism  1 0 0
Missing Number of Figure   1 0 0

Check out the overall CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for the Reasoning Ability section in the General Test with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Sitting Arrangement  Direction Test  Non-Verbal & Calender, Clock 
Non Verbal  - Venn Diagram 
Ranking Test  Blood Relation 

Current Affairs: Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 30% 40% 50%
Moderate 40% 25% 35%
Difficult 30% 25% 15%

A number of questions for each question type asked in the offline General Test exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Statement-based 0 2 0
Fact-based 19 12 17
Chronology & Arrangement  2 3 4
Match the following 4 3 4

Number of questions from each topic in the Current Affairs of General Test syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Ancient History  1 1 0
Medieval History 0 0 0
Modern History 0 2 3
Indian Polity  2 2 4
Geography  2 3 2
Indian Economy  0 1 2
Physics  0 1 2
Chemistry  2 1 0
Biology  1 2 2
Current Affairs  12 4 5
Miscellaneous 5 3 5

The table below shows the overall CUET 2024 analysis for the Current Affairs section in the General Test compared to last year's paper.

Tyear'sWHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Current Affairs Indian Polity  General Science 
Miscellaneous - Geography  

Learning for Next Year's Exam 

  • ThYear'sonal Testing Agency impressively incorporated around 25 questions from GK & Current Affairs in Shift 2B's CUET exam,  B'sing up approximately half of the paper. This has happened for the first time in the General Test. Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude shared the remaining portion of the CUET 2024 General Test paper. 
  • The Current Affairs section of the exam contained 12 questions, which translates to a substantial 60 marks, a significant increase compared to the previous year.
  • Additionally, one or two questions in the reasoning and quantitative ability sections of the offline General Test exam for CUET were quite intricate and tricky. The examiner seems to have intended for students to spend some time solving these questions.
  • Learning from CUET 2025 students: Since NTA does not provide detailed syllabi for the general test, all candidates preparing for upcoming exams should give equal weight to all three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and GK & Current Affairs during their preparation.

DAY 1: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for English [Shift 2A]

The English exam pattern consists of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The exam duration for Shift 2A English exam was 45 minutes from 3 pm to 3:45 pm.  
  • According to the student reactions, the CUET English exam was easy to solve.  
  • The notable sections from where questions were asked include synonyms and antonyms, paragraphs, and unseen passages.  
  • Students shared that the unseen passages were quite tricky and took much time to solve.   

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift is shared below. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortly Stay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 75-80% 80-85% 85-90%
Moderate 5-10% 5-10% 5-10%
Difficult 5-10% 5% -

Number of questions from each topic in the English syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
RC Based  24 15 18
Sentence Rearrangement/ Para Jumbles  5 2-3 4
One Word Substitution 1 2 4
Sentence Transformation  0 2 0
Spelling errors 0 0 4
Analogies  0 0 4
Phrases & Clauses  0 1 0
Phrasal Verbs  1 1-2 0
Conditionals 0 0-1 0
Parts of Speech  0 1 0
Confusing Words  1 1-2 0
Error spotting  0 1-2 0
Question tags  0 1 0
Match the column/ Fillers  6 2-3 0
Letter Writing skills/ Adverb  1 1 0
Modal Verbs, Foreign words & phrases, Narration  0 1-2 0
Idioms & Phrases  1-2 2-3 4
Tenses  1 1-2 0
Synonyms & Antonyms 6 2-3 8
Active & Passive Voice  0 1-2 0
Figures of Speech  0 0 4

Check out the overall CUET exam analysis 2024 with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Reading Comprehension  Grammar  Vocabulary 
Vocabulary  Narration & Voice  -
Error Detection  -

Learning for Next Year's Exam 

  • In this year's English exam, 75-80% of the questions were easy, and 5-10% were time-consuming. The level of Reading comprehension was on the higher side this time.
  • The 24 questions asked only in one section, Reading Comprehension, surprised many students and took most of the exam's time. This time, 4 passages with 6 questions each were asked.
  • 5 questions were from the topic 'Sentence Rearr'ngement'. This weightage was higher than that of previous years' CUET Engyears'uestion papers.
  • The number of questions from Match in the columns in filler type was 6. These (Matching-type questions) seem to have become a favourite for the NTA.
  • No questions were asked from Question Tag. Surprisingly, there were no questions about Spelling Errors or Spotting Errors in the CUET 2024 exam for English.
  • As a whole, the vocabulary portion of questions was higher than that of grammar.
  • No questions were asked about topics like voices and direct-indirect speech this time.
  • Some of the vocabulary questions were higher in level.
  • Learnings for CUET 2025 Students from CUET exam analysis for English: The grammar portion decreased this time, whereas it was higher last year. NTA appears to be experimenting with the English language exam. Therefore, students must prepare for RCs, vocabulary, and grammar in all three sections.

DAY 1: CUET 2024 Analysis for Biology [Shift 1B]

The Biology exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The Shift 1B Biology exam lasted 45 minutes, from 12:15 PM to 1 PM.
  • Students reported that the CUET 2024 Biology Paper was mostly based on the NCERT syllabus. 
  • A UP Board student has revealed that while the Biology exam was moderately difficult in nature, overall, the CUET Biology exam 2024 was comparatively tougher to solve.  
  • Some students have reported that questions were asked from deleted sections of the NCERT syllabus. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift is shared below. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 45% 35% 35%
Moderate 40% 45% 50%
Difficult 15% 20% 15%

A number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Biology exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 2 1 3
Concept-based 12 16 14
Application-based 6 9 8
Numerical 0 0 0
Figure-based 0 0 0
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 10 6 8
Match the Following 7 7 7

CUET Exam Analysis 2024: The number of questions from each topic in the Biology syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Reproduction in Organisms 2 2 2
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering plants  3 2 2
Human Reproduction  3 2 4
Reproductive Health 5 2 4
Principles of Inheritance & variation 3 2 5
Molecular basis of inheritance 5 4 4
Evolution  4 8 1
Human Health & Diseases 4 3 5
Microbes in Human welfare 3 4 3
Strategies for enhancement in food production 1 2 3
Biotechnology: Principles & Processes 4 3 6
Biotechnology & its Application  1 3 1
Organisms & Population  4 3 5
Ecosystem  3 6 4
Biodiversity & its conservation  5 2 2
Environmental Issues 0 1 0

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Reproductive Health Evolution  Reproduction in Organisms
Principles of Inheritance & variation Microbes in Human Welfare Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 
Molecular basis of inheritance Strategies for enhancement in food production Human Health & Diseases
Human Health & Diseases Biotechnology & its Application -
Biodiversity & its conservation  Ecosystem -
Biotechnology: Principles & Processes - -

Learnings for Next Year’s Exam

  • This year CUET exam analysis of Biology was on the moderate side.
  • 40-45% of questions were easy, and 15% were a bit difficult, with tricky options, and students took time to analyse these questions.
  • The weightage of concept-based and application-based was high compared to the previous year.
  • Statements based questions were on the higher side this time with applications concept.
  • Reproductive Health had high weightage this time. It is advisable that candidates who are going to appear in the coming exam ensure a good command of the First Unit, which is Reproduction, which covers 10-13 questions now.
  • The weightage of Evolution this time was highly decreased.
  • Like the Chemistry paper, Biology had fewer questions, this time from Deleted Chapters.
  • The Unit Biotechnology had less weight this year.
  • There was a sudden hike in no. of questions from Ecology and Environment.
  • NCERT was completely focused on the CUET exam analysis of Biology.
  • Reproduction, Inheritance, Human Health, and Diseases are some units where we saw slightly more difficult-level questions than in previous years.
  •  Important for CUET 2025 Students: Follow the NCERT Strictly, and Don't Skip Any Don'tles/Questions from NCERT.

Attempt Mock Tests to boost your score in each subject. As the normalisation process is not there this year, it becomes extremely important for you to score high marks.

Only the raw scores will be calculated to prepare the merit list for CUET universities

DAY 1: CUET 2024 Analysis for Chemistry [Shift 1A]

The chemistry exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, out of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The exam duration for Shift 1’s Chemistry was 60 minutes.
  • The overall difficulty level of the CUET 2024 Chemistry exam was higher. 
  • Questions were asked from physical and Organic Chemistry. 
  • A lot of the questions were asked from Aldehyde and Amine Alcohol. 
  • Only a few questions were asked from Physical Chemistry. 
  • Several students have shared that questions from Organic Chemistry were more in comparison than Inorganic Chemistry.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortly. Stay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 30% 32% 25%
Moderate 45% 50% 55%
Difficult 25% 18% 20%

CUET Exam Analysis: The number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Chemistry exam are listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 5 6 5
Concept-based 10 7 10
Application-based 11 11 9
Numerical 5 7 6
Figure-based 2 3 4
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 2 3 4
Match the Following 5 3 2

Number of questions from each topic in the Chemistry syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Solid State 1 2 2
Solutions 5 3 2
Electro-chemistry 5 2 4
Chemical Kinetics 4 3 3
Surface Chemistry 2 4 3
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements 1 2 2
p-Block Elements 1 6 3
d-Block & f-Block Elements 5 4 4
Coordination Compounds 5 5 5
Haloalkenes & Halorenes 2 2 3
Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers 6 6 2
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acid 8 4 5
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen 4 2 5
Biomolecules 1 3 0
Polymers 0 1 3
Chemistry in Everyday Life 1 1 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Solutions & Chemical Kinetics  Solid State & Surface Chemistry  Coordination Compounds
Electro-Chemistry & Amines General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Haloalkenes & Halorenes
d-Block & f-Block Elements p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acid Biomolecules & Chemistry in Everyday Life -

Learnings for Next Year’s Exam

  • The questions asked from the Physical Chemistry section were easy to attempt in this session of the CUET Chemistry exam. 
  • Many students who appeared in Shift 1A of CUET exam today will also be taking the Shift 1B exam, i.e. Biology, scheduled to begin by 12:15 PM. 
  • This time, there were 31 questions from Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, d—and f-block Elements, Aldehydes, Ketones, carboxylic Acids, and Amines. This is the big change we saw this year.
  • Although NCERT as a keyword was not mentioned in the Official Notification but even this time, NTA made base NCERT to set the question paper.
  • Questions from Deleted Chapters were fewer this time compared to previous Years' CUET exams. Most of the questions were concept—and application-based this time.
  • ALDEHYDES, KETONES AND CARBOXYLIC ACIDS chapter had the highest weightage this time. Around 40 Marks weightage we saw in the exam.
  • For next year's exam, it is advisable for the candidates to ensure that the syllabus is covered in CBSE (OR NCERT Books); hence, NCERT is the only key. 

CUET Exam Analysis 2024: Ideal Target Score

The CUET exam is scheduled to begin on 15 May 2024. The new exam pattern has been adopted this year, so each test paper will be conducted in a single shift on the allotted dates. 

The CUET 2024 exam analysis for this year for top universities like DU, BHU, JNU, etc, considering the previous year's cut-offs all the changes made this year, are: 

Test paper Ideal Target Attempts
Language Paper 32-34
Domain Subjects 33-37 each
General Test 43-45
Overall target score 1000+ (For 6 subjects)

You must also go through the CUET cut-offs from the previous years for top-ranked universities, which is important.

CUET Exam Timings 2024: Subject-wise Shift Details (Offline Papers) 

There are 15 subjects for which the test will be conducted offline. Here's the CUETHere'stiming for each subject as per the shift allocated: 

Exam Date Exam Timing Test Paper
15th May 2024 Shift 1A 10 am-11 am Chemistry
Shift 1B 12:15 pm- 1 pm Biology
Shift 2A 3 pm- 3:45 pm English
Shift 2B 5 pm-6 pm General Test
16th May 2024 Shift 1A 10 am-11 am Economics
Shift 1B 12:15 pm- 1 pm Hindi
Shift 2A 3 pm- 4 pm Physics
Shift 2B 5:15 pm-6:15 pm Mathematics
17th May 2024 Shift 1A 10 am-10:45 am Geography
Shift 1B 12 pm- 12:45 pm Physical Education
Shift 2A 3 pm- 3:45 pm Business Studies
Shift 2B 5 pm-6 pm Accountancy
18th May 2024 Shift 1A 1:30 pm 2:15 pm History
Shift 1B 3:30 pm-4:15 pm Political Science
Shift 1C 5:30 pm-6:15 pm Sociology

Is CUET more difficult than Boards?

The difficulty level of the CUET exam cannot be compared to the board exams since both test students on different parameters. However, if you have prepared for the CBSE boards, CUET will be easier for you to attempt since there is a significant overlap in their exam syllabus. Review the CUET exam pattern to understand how much it differs from the boards and in what ways.

Though the overall registrations are less than the previous year, the number of subject-wise applicants has increased this year due to more choices and subject selection, which is only up to 6.

The CUET difficulty level for domain-specific subject papers can vary from easy to moderate for general subjects but moderate to difficult for highly popular ones like:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

The CUET exam analysis offers valuable information on subject-wise difficulty levels, question types, and question paper reviews.

As per the previous year's analysisyear'scut-off for top-ranked colleges has been over 750. You must aim to score 750+ out of 800 to be eligible for most universities.

As the latest changes in exam pattern and score calculation are expected to increase the CUET difficulty level, attempt CUET mock tests and previous year question papers regularly until the last day. Go through your notes and revise the concepts carefully to keep them fresh. 

Stay updated with the latest trends and leverage this knowledge to excel in the exam and secure admission to your preferred institution. 

Here's the overHere'sET exam analysis for 2023 for your reference: 

CUET Exam Analysis 2023 (Overall)

Sections Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Language I (B) 34-36 Easy to Moderate 
Domain-Specific Subjects 32-35 each Moderate
General Tests 42- 45 Moderate
Overall (including 3 Domain subjects) 165-175 Moderate

Check CUET 2023 Complete Exam Analysis HERE  

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Key Takeaways

  • The CUET exam analysis offers valuable information on subject-wise difficulty levels, question types, and question paper reviews.
  • As per the previous year's analysis, the cut-off for top-ranked colleges has been over 750. 
  • You must aim to score 750+ out of 800 to be eligible for most universities.
  • As the latest changes in exam pattern and score calculation are expected to increase the CUET difficulty level, attempt CUET mock tests and previous year question papers regularly until the last day. 
  • Go through your notes and revise the concepts carefully to keep them fresh. 
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and leverage this knowledge to excel in the exam and secure admission to your preferred institutions. 

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Overview: More than 13.48 lakh registrations this year for CUET with 29 subject options, hybrid mode of conduct and no normalization process; all these latest changes make it crucial for you to check the CUET 2024 exam analysis, expected difficulty level & target score to score 100 percentile.

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#2 On Day 3 of the CUET UG exam 2024, the National Testing Agency Chairperson shared some interesting insights about the Day of the exam.

  • 4 CUET subject exams were conducted: Economics, Hindi, Physics and Mathematics. Over the day, 1578 exam centres held these tests across India.
  • Regarding Day 2 of the CUET 2024 exam, 27.29% of the total slots for the hybrid pen-and-paper were conducted on this day alone.
  • In just the first two days of the CUET exam, 72% of the students who registered for the CUET UG exam were covered.
  • The attendance rate on Day 2 of the exam was higher: 79.54% more students attended the exam than on Day 1.

Check out the CUET 2024 Analysis & CUET answer key 2024 details for the offline session below!

What can you learn from this article?

  • CUET live exam analysis for all subject papers. 
  • Valuable Insights Through Experts' & Expected CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024
  • Impact of latest CUET exam pattern on cut-offs
  • CUET difficulty level based on previous year cut-off marks

CUET Exam Analysis 2024

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As the CUET 2024 exam moves forward, we will share live updates and key details for each shift of each exam day. Examine the kind of questions asked, difficulty level and student reactions for May 15, 2024, i.e., the offline phase of the exam below.

DAY 7 [May 24, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 1

The CUET exam in Shift 1 was conducted in CBT mode for Assamese, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu, Bodo, German, Manipuri, KTPI, and Mass Media. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET Computer Science question paper:

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 7 [May 24, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Dogri, Persian, Spanish, Environmental Studies, and Performing Arts. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET question paper:

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 7 [May 24, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 3 

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Bengali, Marathi, Italian, Japanese, Engineering Graphics, and Tourism. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about CUET Legal Studies question paper & Anthropology exam:

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 6 [May 22, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 3 [Anthropology & Legal Studies]

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Anthropology & Legal Studies. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about CUET Legal Studies question paper & Anthropology exam:

  • The Anthropology exam level was moderately easy. 
  • The questions with more weightage were from Prehistoric Archaeology, Economic Anthropology, Material Culture and Ecology. 
  • The CUET Legal Studies exam analysis revealed the paper was easy to moderate with direct questions from NCERT.
  • The questions from the unit Topics of Law were situation-based, and the passages were based on Crime/ Contracts and Property Law. 
  • There were no Assertion/Reason-based questions. 
  • No questions were asked from Legal Maxims. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 6 [May 22, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 

The CUET exam in Shift 2 was conducted in CBT mode for Sanskrit, Entrepreneurship, Home Science, and Teaching Aptitude. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET question paper:

  • The CUET Entrepreneurship exam's difficulty level was from easy to moderate. 
  • Entrepreneurial Planning, Enterprise Growth Strategies, and Enterprise Marketing were the topics that carried more weightage. 
  • The Home Science paper was also of easy to moderate level. 
  • Resource Management, Communication and Extension and Fabric and Apparel were the topics that carried more weightage. 
  • The CUET Teaching Aptitude paper was overall difficult. 
  • The 2 passages were tough compared to the previous year's papers. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 6 [May 22, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 1 [Computer Sciences / Informative Practices]

The CUET exam in Shift 1 was conducted in CBT mode for Computer Sciences / Informative Practices. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET Computer Science question paper:

  • The Computer Science 2024 exam was conducted from 9 AM-10 AM (60 minutes)
  • Per the students ' feedback, the exam's difficulty level was moderately easy. 
  • There were 3 match for the following type questions. 
  • The allotted time was sufficient to attempt the paper. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 5 [May 21, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 3 [Psychology & Fashion Studies]

The CUET exam in Shift 3 was conducted in CBT mode for Psychology & Fashion Studies. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET question paper:

  • According to the students, the CUET Psychology question paper and CUET Fashion Studies were moderate.
  • Fashion Studies is the newly added domain subject this year.
  • Most of the questions in the Psychology exam were NCERT-based. 3-4 questions were case-study based. 
  • The Fashion Studies question paper was based on the prescribed syllabus and was easy to solve, even for the first time. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 5 [May 21, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 2 [Fine Arts & Sanskrit]

The CUET exam in Shift 2 was conducted in CBT mode for Fine Arts & Sanskrit. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks each, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about this CUET Fine arts question paper & Sanskrit exam:

  • The papers were conducted in a single shift of 90 minutes.
  • According to the CUET 2024 shift 2 analysis, the Fine Arts & Sanskrit test papers were moderately easy.
  • The question paper had easy and direct questions from within the syllabus only. 
  • Most of the candidates could complete the test papers within the given time period. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 5 [May 21, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Shift 1 

The CUET exam was conducted in CBT mode for Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Arabic, Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Santhali, Sindhi, Tibetan and Agriculture.

Here is what students have reported about the exam:

  • The exam was conducted for a duration of 135 minutes.
  • The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted.
  • According to the CUET 2024 question paper analysis, the exam was easy to attempt.
  • There were direct questions, and the major questions were included from Grammar in languages.
  • Questions were easy and could be solved within the time allotted. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift and the expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

DAY 4 [May 18, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Sociology [Shift 1C]

The CUET Sociology exam was conducted between 5:30-6:15 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about  CUET Sociology question paper:

  • The CUET 2024 sociology exam was easy to moderate.
  • There were direct questions from the NCERT syllabus only.
  • Most of the questions were from topics such as secularism, socialisation and capitalisation. 

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 25% 30% 30%
Moderate 15% 15% 18%
Difficult 10% 5% 2%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Sociology exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 15 20 15
Concept-based 20 15 15
Application-based 3 0 0
Figure-based 0 0 0
Numerical Based 0 0 0
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 4
Match the Following 2 3 6

The number of questions from each topic in the Sociology syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Introducing Indian Society  2 4 2
Demographic Structure of Indian Society 2 1 3
Social Institutions: Continuity & Change 5 3 2
Market as a Social Institution  1 3 4
Pattern of Social Inequality & Exclusion  6 2 1
Challenges of Cultural Diversity 5 2 3
Structural Change  1 3 4
Cultural Change  6 4 3
Story of Indian Democracy 2 5 4
Rural Society  3 2 3
Industrial Society  4 1 4
Globalization  6 1 3
Mass Media & Communication 2 4 5
Social Movements 5 3 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Social Institutions: Continuity & Change Introducing Indian Society  Industrial Society
Pattern of Social Inequality & Exclusion Market as a Social Institution  Rural Society 
Challenges of Cultural Diversity Mass Media & Communication Demographic Structure of Indian Society
Cultural Change  Story of Indian Democracy Social Movements
Globalization  Structural Change  -

DAY 4 [May 18, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis for Political Science [Shift 1B]

The CUET Political Science exam was conducted between 3:30-4:15 PM. The prescribed CUET Political Science question paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET Political Science question paper:

  • The difficulty level of the CUET 2024 Political Science question paper was easy.
  • A major number of questions were asked from NCERT books only.
  • A high number of questions were from the Indian relations unit. 
  • 5 match the following: no statement-based questions were asked in the CUET UG political science question paper.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam 2024 analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 30% 25% 30%
Moderate 15% 15% 18%
Difficult 5% 10% 2%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Political Science exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 15 20 15
Concept-based 20 15 15
Application-based 0 0 0
Figure-based 0 0 0
Numerical-based 0 0 0
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 4
Match the Following 5 3 6

The number of questions from each topic in the Political Science syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Cold-War Era 2 4 2
End of Bipolarity 2 1 3
US Hegemony in the World Politics  0 3 2
Alternative Centres of Power  3 3 4
Contemporary South Asia  3 2 1
International Organizations 8 2 3
Security in the Contemporary World 1 3 4
Environment & Natural Resources 3 4 3
Globalization  2 5 4
Challenges of Nation-Building 4 2 3
The era of one-party dominance 3 1 4
Politics of Planned Development 3 1 3
India's External Relations  2 4 5
Challenges to & Restoration of Congress System 2 3 3
Crisis of Democratic order 2 4 2
Rise of Popular Movements 1 3 2
Regional Aspirations 8 1 4
Recent Developments in Indian Politics  1 1 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Regional Aspirations US Hegemony in the World Politics  Contemporary South Asia 
International Organizations Cold-War Era Security in the Contemporary World
Challenges of Nation-Building Rise of Popular Movements Crisis of Democratic order
Alternative Centres of Power  Recent Developments in Indian Politics The era of one-party dominance
Environment & Natural Resources Globalization  Challenges to & Restoration of Congress System

Learnings for Next Year's Exam

  • The Political Science exam featured no Assertion-Reason questions.
  • Surprisingly, no questions required chronological arrangement.
  • The paper gave minimal weight to the chapters that had been deleted. 
  • For the next year, the focus must be on covering the NCERT syllabus thoroughly. 
  • The questions were seen from all the units, so all the chapters must be given weightage during preparation. 

DAY 4 [May 18, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for History [Shift 1A]

The CUET History exam was conducted between 1:30 PM and 2:15 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET History question paper: 

  • CUET 2024 History paper was easy, with NCERT being the base.
  • Most of the questions were from ancient and modern history. 
  • Many questions were of the "Match the Column" type. 

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET 2024 exam analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 15% 16% 14%
Moderate 25% 27% 28%
Difficult 10% 7% 8%

The number of questions for each question type in the offline History exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Fact-based 20 14 15
Concept-based 5 12 10
Application-based 4 4 6
Timeline-based 0 4 4
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 0 0
Match the Following 11 6 5

The number of questions from each topic in the History syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
The Stories of the First Cities: Harappan Archeology  4 4 3
Political & Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story 3 3 4
Social Histories using the Mahabharata 2 3 3
The History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa 3 2 3
Medieval Society through Traveller's Accounts  1 2 2
Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Traditions 3 3 5
New Architecture: Hampi 3 2 1
Agrarian Relations: The Ain-e-Akbari 1 3 2
The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles 5 3 2
Colonialism & Rural Society: Evidence from official reports  5 5 7
Representations of 1857 6 6 6
Colonialism & Indian Towns 1 1 0
Mahatma Gandhi Through Contemporary Eyes 6 6 5
Partition through oral sources 2 1 1
Making of the Constitution 5 6 6

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Mahatma Gandhi Through Contemporary Eyes Making of the Constitution Colonialism & Rural Society: Evidence from official reports 
Partition through oral sources Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Traditions Representations of 1857
The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles Social Histories using the Mahabharata New Architecture: Hampi
The Stories of the First Cities: Harappan Archeology  - Political & Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Learnings for Next Year's Exam

  • The History exam included several in-depth questions. For instance, students were asked about what Mahatma Gandhi said in his speech during the establishment of BHU. 
  • There was a higher number of event-based questions per CUET exam analysis.
  • Students could solve questions using the elimination technique.
  • Almost more than 95% of the answers could be found directly in NCERT books.
  • Some passage-based questions were a bit tricky. 
  • The exam was easy to moderate. Some questions required in-depth knowledge and were time-consuming.
  • Future aspirants should ensure thorough preparation of the NCERT history books, paying special attention to the chapters on Modern History. This will help them navigate the exam with confidence and efficiency.

DAY 4: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Accountancy [Shift 2B]

The CUET Accountancy exam was conducted between 5 PM and 6 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET Accounts question paper:

  • The CUET UG 2024 Accountancy exam was moderate per student insights.
  • Many questions were repeated from the previous year's papers with language changes.
  • Several questions were from cash flow statement topics.
  • There were direct questions, but they were time-consuming.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 20% 30% 50%
Moderate 45% 40% 30%
Difficult 35% 30% 20%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Accountancy exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 7 8 7
Concept-based 10 12 15
Application-based 1 1 8
Numerical 15 16 15
Figure-based - - -
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 12 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning - - 1
Match the Following 5 3 4

The number of questions from each topic in the Accounts syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPICS 2024 2023 2022
ACCOUNTING FOR PARTNERSHIP FIRM 5 6 5
NATURE & VALUATION OF GOODWILL 2 1 2
CHANGE IN PROFIT SHARING RATIO 1 2 1
ADMISSION OF A PARTNER 7 2 4
RETIREMENT OF A PARTNER 1 1 2
DEATH OF A PARTNER 1 2 1
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP 3 3 2
ACCOUNTING FOR SHARE CAPITAL 5 6 5
ACCOUNTING FOR DEBENTURE 3 3 2
REDEMPTION OF DEBENTURE 2 1 1
FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF A COMPANY 2 2 3
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2 2 1
COMPARATIVE & COMMON SIZE STATEMENT  2 1 2
ACCOUNTING RATIO  4 3 4
CASH FLOW STATEMENT  5 4 4
NON PROFIT ORGANISATION - 4 5
COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING  5 4 6

Check out the overall CUET exam analysis with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Accounting for Partnership Firm Cash Flow Statement Financial Statements of a Company
Dissolution of Partnership Firm Computerised Accounting Financial Analysis
Accounting Ratios Accounting for Share Capital Shares
- Admission of a Partner Debentures

DAY 3 [May 17, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Business Studies [Shift 2A]

The CUET Business Studies exam was conducted between 3 PM and 3:45 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the exam:

  • The CUET Business Studies question paper was based on the NCERT curriculum.
  • The exam had many questions on facts, concepts, and definitions.
  • The Business Studies exam analysis for CUET revealed surprisingly few numerical questions.

Below is the CUET UG exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET 2024 exam analysis live updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 20% 25% 40%
Moderate 40% 40% 30%
Difficult 40% 35% 30%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Business Studies exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 15 12 16
Concept-based 10 10 10
Application-based 6 1 0
Numerical 0 3 2
Figure-based 0 6 4
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 13 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 3 2
Match the Following 6 5 6

The number of questions from each topic in the Business Studies syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Nature & Significance of Management 3 2 4
Principle of Management  4 6 6
Business Environment  4 4 3
Planning  4 6 5
Organising  3 3 4
Staffing  4 4 3
Directing  4 2 3
Controlling  4 2 1
Financial Management  4 5 4
Marketing Management 6 4 5
Financial Market  4 4 4
Consumer Protection Act 4 3 4
Entrepreneurship Development  2 5 4

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Business Environment  Principles of Management Controlling
Directing  Marketing Management Staffing
Entrepreneurship Development Financial Planning  Directing 
- Planning  Consumer Protection 

DAY 3 [May 17, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Physical Education [Shift 1B]

The CUET Physical Education exam was conducted between 12 PM and 12:45 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • Students appearing for the CUET Physical Education question paper on Day 3 stated that the exam level was moderate.
  • It has been reported that no questions were asked on the topic of Yoga.
  • Overall no questions in the CUET UG Physical Education exam seem to have been from outside the syllabus.

The expected CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates.

DAY 3 [May 17, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Geography [Shift 1A]

The CUET UG Geography exam was conducted between 10 AM and 10:45 AM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The broad consensus from students seems to be that the CUET Geography question paper was moderately difficult.
  • Many students reported that questions were asked majorly from NCERT's Book 1 and NCERT's Book 2.
  • Questions were asked on Maps, World Geography, Industries, etc.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected Geography CUET answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 16 16 14
Moderate 28 27 28
Difficult 6 7 8

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Geography exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Concept-based 8 12 7
Fact-based 23 14 23
Application-based 4 4 5
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Assertion-Reasoning 0 0 0
Match the Following 5 6 5

The number of questions from each topic in the Geography syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPICS COVERED 2024 2023 2022
Human Geography Nature and Scope 4 4 2
The World Population
Distribution, Density and Growth
1 2 2
Population composition 1 0 1
Human Development 2 5 1
Primary Activities 4 3 1
Secondary Activities 0 1 2
Tertiary and Quaternary Activities 1 2 0
Transport and Communication 1 5 5
International Trade 0 0 0
Human Settlement 4 3 1
Population: Distribution, Density, Growth and Composition 3 3 2+5
Migration 1 1 0
Human Development 0 0 2
Human Settlements 3 3 2
Land Resources and Agriculture 2 2 1
Water Resources 1 2 1
Mineral and Energy Resources 3 2 5
Manufacturing Industries 1+5 1 1
Planning and Sustainable Development in Indian Context 0 2 3+5
Transport and Communication 2 2 5
 International Trade 4 5 0
Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems 1+5 2 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Minerals and Energy Resources Human Development Human Settlement
Geographical Perspective on Select Issues and Problems Manufacturing Industries International Trade
Human Geography - Nature and Scope Land Resources and Agriculture Transport and Communication
- Human Development Primary Activities

Detailed Review of CUET Geography Question Paper

  • The CUET Geography Exam for 2024 introduced a noticeable shift towards facts and figures-based questions, akin to the trend observed in the Economics domain of the Humanities stream. This change rendered the 2024 Geography exam moderately challenging, requiring students to recall a substantial amount of detailed information.
  • Approximately 23 questions were centred on factual content, a significant increase that tested students' memory and quick recall abilities. 
  • As in previous years, the NTA included 10 case study-based questions, maintaining consistency in this aspect of the Geography CUET exam. These questions continued to evaluate students' ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios, ensuring a balanced assessment of their analytical skills.
  • The Manufacturing Industries and Geographical Perspective on Selected Issues and Problems chapter received the highest weightage this year.
  • In summary, the CUET Geography Exam 2024 balanced factual recall with practical application, challenging students with more facts and figures-based questions while maintaining a steady emphasis on case studies and critical topics.

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Mathematics [Shift 2B]

The CUET Mathematics exam was conducted between 5:15 PM and 6:15 PM. The prescribed paper pattern consisted of 50 questions for 200 marks, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The Mathematics CUET exam was more difficult. Many students found some of the questions to be very tricky.
  • Several students highlighted that the CUET exam for Math was not of a comparable level to the Board exams. This is a surprise since many of the exams conducted in the first 2 days of CUET UG 2024 have been very similar to the Boards.
  • Some students have also reported that the CUET Maths 2024 paper could be solved with decent preparation.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 75% 80% 75%
Moderate 15% 15% 15%
Difficult 10% 5% 10%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Mathematics exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Formula-based 10 24 20
Concept-based 10 12 15
Application-based 25 5 6
Case Study 0 0 10 (2 sets)
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 2
Match the Following 5 4 4

The number of questions from each topic in the Mathematics syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Relations and Functions 2 3 2
Inverse Trigonometric Functions 1 2 2
Matrics and Determinants 9 1 5
Continuity and Differentiability 5 3 4
Application of Derivatives 6 5 6
Integrals 4 3 7
Application of Integrals 3 3 0
Differential Equations 3 5 4
Vectors and 3D Geometry 7 7 13
Linear Programming 4 3 2
Probability 6 6 5

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Application of Derivatives - Matrices and Determinants
Integration - Probability, Vectors
Vectors and 3D Geometry - LPP, Relation and Function
- - Continuity and Differentiability
- - Differential Equation

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Physics [Shift 2A]

The Physics exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted for 200 marks. It began at 3 PM and concluded at 4 PM. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • As has been the feedback from students for most of the CUET exam subjects, the Physics paper was rated as being from moderate to quite difficult.
  • This was the third science subject scheduled in the offline mode in the first two days of the CUET 2024 exam.

Below is the CUET exam 2024 analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key 2024 will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

The difficulty-wise number of questions asked in the CUET Physics exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 22% 32% 46%
Moderate 27% 29% 26%
Difficult 51% 39% 28%

The number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Physics exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 3 6 5
Concept-based 9 10 7
Application-based 3 6 4
Numerical 27 18 15
Figure-based 4 3 3
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 0 0 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 2 2 4
Match the Following 2 5 2

The number of questions from each topic in the Physics syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS 2024 2023 2022
Electric Charges and Fields 5 4 5
Electrostatics Potential and Field 3 3 1
Electric Current 7 6 6
Mangnetic Effect of Electric Current 3 4 5
Magnetism and Matter 3 2 0
Electromagnetic Induction 4 2 5
Alternating Current 4 4 1
Electromagnetic Waves 3 3 2
Ray Optics 5 5 4
Wave Optics 3 3 5
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 3 3 3
Atoms 4 2 2
Nuclei 1 3 4
Semiconductor Electronics 2 4 5
Communication System 0 2 2

Check out the CUET Exam 2024 Analysis for overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Electric Current Communication System Potential and Capacitance
Atoms Semiconductor Electronics Nuclei
Magnetism and Matter - Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Effect of Electric Current - -

Detailed Analysis of CUET Physics Paper

  • The overall difficulty level of the Physics CUET 2024 exam leaned towards the challenging side. 
  • Numerical questions took the lead, with 27 questions being numerical-based. Some numerical proved to be time-consuming. 
  • Surprisingly, NTA did not include any case study-based questions in the CUET Physics paper this time. 
  • The majority of questions revolved around Electric Current. 
  • The National Testing Agency increased the difficulty level for questions from chapters such as Electric Current, Atoms, Magnetism and Matter, and the Magnetic Effect of Electric Current. It must be noted that more questions were asked in the offline CUET Physics exam from these topics in 2024 than in previous years.

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Hindi [Shift 1B]

The Hindi exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what has been reported about this CUET exam:

  • Hindi was the subject with the maximum amount of registrations after English.
  • Over 2 lakh students appeared for this particular CUET subject exam at 849 centres, and the attendance rate was 78%.
  • Most students described the difficulty level of the CUET Hindi 2024 exam as easy to moderate.
  • The Hindi question paper for the CUET UG 2024 exam was relatively easier.
  • Several students observed that the paper contained multiple-choice questions from the previous year's papers, which helped them attempt the paper easily.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates.

  • CUET exam analysis for Hindi per student reactions said that sample questions from prior years were sufficient to prepare oneself for the exam.
  • The CUET UG Hindi question paper seemed easier than the board exam. Many of the questions were from the NCERT book.
  • The paper's difficulty was easy to moderate. Adjectives and pronouns were covered in the questions.

DAY 2 [May 16, 2024]: CUET 2024 Analysis for Economics [Shift 1A]

The Economics exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here's the CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for Economics:

  • In Economics this time, around 20-25 questions were definition-based and concept-based, and it was observed that the weightage of numerical-based questions was relatively low.
  • As usual, 10 questions were encountered in the form of a case study. The NTA wants students to apply economic concepts to real-world scenarios to demonstrate their practical understanding of the subject.
  • The chapter "Current Challenges Facing India's Economy" had the highest weightage. This focus reflected the relevance of contemporary economic issues and required students to be well-versed in current affairs and the country's ongoing economic challenges.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET answer key 2024 will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 20% 30% 35%
Moderate 45% 40% 40%
Difficult 35% 30% 25%

Number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Economics exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 12 5 4
Concept-based 10 10 12
Application-based 7 12 9
Numerical 2 7 8
Figure-based 4 4 3
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 8 8
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 0 2 2
Match the Following 6 3 4

CUET Exam Analysis: Number of questions from each topic in the Economics syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Introduction to Micro Economics  2 2 3
Consumer Equilibrium & Demand  2 4 5
Circular Flow of Income  1 2 2
National Income & Related Aggregates 4 4 3
Measurement  of National Income  4 8 6
Money & Banking  3 3 4
Determination of Income & Employment  5 4 3
Government Budget  3 2 2
Balance of Payment & Foreign Exchange 4 3 4
Indian Economics at the eve of Independence  6 7 6
Current Challenges Facing Indian Economy 10 8 8
Development Experience of India: A Comparison with Indian Neighbours   6 3 4

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Government Budget  National Income  Money & Banking 
Poverty & Strategy of Indian Growth  Balance of Payment  Balance of Payment 
Sustainable Development Determination of Income & Employment  Human Capital Formation & Rural Development
Infrastructure Development Experience of India Introduction to Micro Economics
- Consumer Equilibrium  Economic Reforms 1991

Detailed Review of CUET Economics Paper and Expected Cut-Off 2024

  • Only a few questions were based on National Income this time, despite being an important topic from a CUET point of view.
  • No questions on assertion-reason were present in 2024's CUET Economics exam, while they were present last year. However, the exam included statement-based questions.
  • The highlight of the CUET 2024 exam's Economic Exam was the maximum number of questions based on facts and figures.
  • Paragraph-based questions were relatively easy this time.
  • Overall, there was more emphasis on Indian Economics compared to Macro Economics.
  • From the CUET exam 2024 analysis, it is clear that only 7-8 questions were seen from the deleted chapters out of the 4/5 chapters, so the weightage of deleted topics was also less here.
  • More questions were asked from Microeconomics in CUET 2024 Economics question paper. 
  • There were more theory-based questions.
  • The exam's difficulty level was hard compared to the board exam.
  • The exam was easy to moderate to attempt per student reactions.
  • The paper this time was quite different in nature compared to the previous CUET exam. The pattern has been changed in the 2024 Economics CUET paper, and as a result, questions were confusing for students to interpret and resolve.
  • Some questions on economics-related terms were asked, which many reported as out-of-syllabus. As a matter of fact, although these were not technically in the NCERTs, this is a valid concern raised after CUET's Shift 1A expected answer key was listed.. This is important for students of CUET 2025 to note.
  • There were almost no numericals in the CUET 2024 Economics exam, which was highly unexpected since 2023 and 2022 contained many quantitative questions.
  • The positive thing about CUET is that you can leave up to 10 questions. With the right question selection and close to 100% accuracy in each question attempt, solving 38-40 questions in the CUET exam for Economics would be enough for a good score.
  • The new typology and format of questions per the CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 are likely to lead to a higher cutoff than in previous years.

DAY 1: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for General Test [Shift 2B]

The General Test pattern consisted of 60 questions, out of which 50 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The exam duration for Shift 2B General Test was 60 minutes from 5 pm to 6 pm. 
  • There were a total of 17 questions from The quantitative Ability section, carrying 85 marks. 
  • There were 18 questions in the Reasoning Ability section, carrying 90 marks.
  • There were 25 questions in the Current Affairs section, carrying 75 marks.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET exam analysis 2024 live exam updates. 

Quantitative Aptitude: Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 90% 80% 80%
Moderate 5% 15% 15%
Difficult 5% 5% 5%

Number of questions from each topic in the Quantitative Aptitude of General Test syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Percentage  1 0 2
Profit, Loss & Discount  1 1 0
Simple & Compound Interest  1 1 1
Ratio, Proportion & Ages  2 3 4
Partnership  0 1 0
Average  1 1 0
Mixture & Alligations  0 0 0
Time & Work, Pipes & Cistern  1 1 0
Time, Speed & Distance  2 1 3
Linear Equation & Simplification   2 1 1
Algebra, Surds & Indices  0 1 0
Geometry, Coordinate Geometry  2 3 7
Mensuration  1 2 1
Permutation & Combination 0 0 0
Probability  0 1 0
Trigonometry, Height & Distance 1 1 0
Progression   0 1 0
Data Interpretation  0 1 3
Number System  1 0 3
Statistics  1 0 0

Check out the overall CUET 2024 exam analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section in General Test with last year's paper inyear'sable below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Pipes & Cistern  Simplification & Fraction  Percentage 
LCM & HCF  Ages & Average Profit, Loss & Simple Interest 
Geometry & Statistics(Mean & Mode) Ratio & Proportion   Mensuration & Time, Speed & Distance 

Reasoning Ability: Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 6% 9% 9%
Moderate 10% 7% 11%
Difficult 2% 1% 0

Number of questions from each topic in the Reasoning Ability of General Test syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Non-verbal  3 7 8
Coding, Decoding  2 2 2
Calender  1 1 0
Sitting Arrangement  1 1 3
Clock  2 2 0
Series  2 2 2
Critical Reasoning  0 1 0
Data Sufficiency 1 1 0
Figure Counting  0 0 1
Venn Diagram    0 0 1
Ranking Test  1 0 1
Analogy   1 0 1
Blood Relation  1 0 1
Direction  1 0 1
Probability  0 1 0
Syllogism  1 0 0
Missing Number of Figure   1 0 0

Check out the overall CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for the Reasoning Ability section in the General Test with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Sitting Arrangement  Direction Test  Non-Verbal & Calender, Clock 
Non Verbal  - Venn Diagram 
Ranking Test  Blood Relation 

Current Affairs: Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 30% 40% 50%
Moderate 40% 25% 35%
Difficult 30% 25% 15%

A number of questions for each question type asked in the offline General Test exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Statement-based 0 2 0
Fact-based 19 12 17
Chronology & Arrangement  2 3 4
Match the following 4 3 4

Number of questions from each topic in the Current Affairs of General Test syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Ancient History  1 1 0
Medieval History 0 0 0
Modern History 0 2 3
Indian Polity  2 2 4
Geography  2 3 2
Indian Economy  0 1 2
Physics  0 1 2
Chemistry  2 1 0
Biology  1 2 2
Current Affairs  12 4 5
Miscellaneous 5 3 5

The table below shows the overall CUET 2024 analysis for the Current Affairs section in the General Test compared to last year's paper.

Tyear'sWHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Current Affairs Indian Polity  General Science 
Miscellaneous - Geography  

Learning for Next Year's Exam 

  • ThYear'sonal Testing Agency impressively incorporated around 25 questions from GK & Current Affairs in Shift 2B's CUET exam,  B'sing up approximately half of the paper. This has happened for the first time in the General Test. Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude shared the remaining portion of the CUET 2024 General Test paper. 
  • The Current Affairs section of the exam contained 12 questions, which translates to a substantial 60 marks, a significant increase compared to the previous year.
  • Additionally, one or two questions in the reasoning and quantitative ability sections of the offline General Test exam for CUET were quite intricate and tricky. The examiner seems to have intended for students to spend some time solving these questions.
  • Learning from CUET 2025 students: Since NTA does not provide detailed syllabi for the general test, all candidates preparing for upcoming exams should give equal weight to all three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and GK & Current Affairs during their preparation.

DAY 1: CUET UG Exam Analysis 2024 for English [Shift 2A]

The English exam pattern consists of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The exam duration for Shift 2A English exam was 45 minutes from 3 pm to 3:45 pm.  
  • According to the student reactions, the CUET English exam was easy to solve.  
  • The notable sections from where questions were asked include synonyms and antonyms, paragraphs, and unseen passages.  
  • Students shared that the unseen passages were quite tricky and took much time to solve.   

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift is shared below. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortly Stay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise number of questions asked in this exam are listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 75-80% 80-85% 85-90%
Moderate 5-10% 5-10% 5-10%
Difficult 5-10% 5% -

Number of questions from each topic in the English syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
RC Based  24 15 18
Sentence Rearrangement/ Para Jumbles  5 2-3 4
One Word Substitution 1 2 4
Sentence Transformation  0 2 0
Spelling errors 0 0 4
Analogies  0 0 4
Phrases & Clauses  0 1 0
Phrasal Verbs  1 1-2 0
Conditionals 0 0-1 0
Parts of Speech  0 1 0
Confusing Words  1 1-2 0
Error spotting  0 1-2 0
Question tags  0 1 0
Match the column/ Fillers  6 2-3 0
Letter Writing skills/ Adverb  1 1 0
Modal Verbs, Foreign words & phrases, Narration  0 1-2 0
Idioms & Phrases  1-2 2-3 4
Tenses  1 1-2 0
Synonyms & Antonyms 6 2-3 8
Active & Passive Voice  0 1-2 0
Figures of Speech  0 0 4

Check out the overall CUET exam analysis 2024 with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Reading Comprehension  Grammar  Vocabulary 
Vocabulary  Narration & Voice  -
Error Detection  -

Learning for Next Year's Exam 

  • In this year's English exam, 75-80% of the questions were easy, and 5-10% were time-consuming. The level of Reading comprehension was on the higher side this time.
  • The 24 questions asked only in one section, Reading Comprehension, surprised many students and took most of the exam's time. This time, 4 passages with 6 questions each were asked.
  • 5 questions were from the topic 'Sentence Rearr'ngement'. This weightage was higher than that of previous years' CUET Engyears'uestion papers.
  • The number of questions from Match in the columns in filler type was 6. These (Matching-type questions) seem to have become a favourite for the NTA.
  • No questions were asked from Question Tag. Surprisingly, there were no questions about Spelling Errors or Spotting Errors in the CUET 2024 exam for English.
  • As a whole, the vocabulary portion of questions was higher than that of grammar.
  • No questions were asked about topics like voices and direct-indirect speech this time.
  • Some of the vocabulary questions were higher in level.
  • Learnings for CUET 2025 Students from CUET exam analysis for English: The grammar portion decreased this time, whereas it was higher last year. NTA appears to be experimenting with the English language exam. Therefore, students must prepare for RCs, vocabulary, and grammar in all three sections.

DAY 1: CUET 2024 Analysis for Biology [Shift 1B]

The Biology exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The Shift 1B Biology exam lasted 45 minutes, from 12:15 PM to 1 PM.
  • Students reported that the CUET 2024 Biology Paper was mostly based on the NCERT syllabus. 
  • A UP Board student has revealed that while the Biology exam was moderately difficult in nature, overall, the CUET Biology exam 2024 was comparatively tougher to solve.  
  • Some students have reported that questions were asked from deleted sections of the NCERT syllabus. 

The CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift is shared below. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortlyStay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 45% 35% 35%
Moderate 40% 45% 50%
Difficult 15% 20% 15%

A number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Biology exam is listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 2 1 3
Concept-based 12 16 14
Application-based 6 9 8
Numerical 0 0 0
Figure-based 0 0 0
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 10 6 8
Match the Following 7 7 7

CUET Exam Analysis 2024: The number of questions from each topic in the Biology syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Reproduction in Organisms 2 2 2
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering plants  3 2 2
Human Reproduction  3 2 4
Reproductive Health 5 2 4
Principles of Inheritance & variation 3 2 5
Molecular basis of inheritance 5 4 4
Evolution  4 8 1
Human Health & Diseases 4 3 5
Microbes in Human welfare 3 4 3
Strategies for enhancement in food production 1 2 3
Biotechnology: Principles & Processes 4 3 6
Biotechnology & its Application  1 3 1
Organisms & Population  4 3 5
Ecosystem  3 6 4
Biodiversity & its conservation  5 2 2
Environmental Issues 0 1 0

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Reproductive Health Evolution  Reproduction in Organisms
Principles of Inheritance & variation Microbes in Human Welfare Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 
Molecular basis of inheritance Strategies for enhancement in food production Human Health & Diseases
Human Health & Diseases Biotechnology & its Application -
Biodiversity & its conservation  Ecosystem -
Biotechnology: Principles & Processes - -

Learnings for Next Year’s Exam

  • This year CUET exam analysis of Biology was on the moderate side.
  • 40-45% of questions were easy, and 15% were a bit difficult, with tricky options, and students took time to analyse these questions.
  • The weightage of concept-based and application-based was high compared to the previous year.
  • Statements based questions were on the higher side this time with applications concept.
  • Reproductive Health had high weightage this time. It is advisable that candidates who are going to appear in the coming exam ensure a good command of the First Unit, which is Reproduction, which covers 10-13 questions now.
  • The weightage of Evolution this time was highly decreased.
  • Like the Chemistry paper, Biology had fewer questions, this time from Deleted Chapters.
  • The Unit Biotechnology had less weight this year.
  • There was a sudden hike in no. of questions from Ecology and Environment.
  • NCERT was completely focused on the CUET exam analysis of Biology.
  • Reproduction, Inheritance, Human Health, and Diseases are some units where we saw slightly more difficult-level questions than in previous years.
  •  Important for CUET 2025 Students: Follow the NCERT Strictly, and Don't Skip Any Don'tles/Questions from NCERT.

Attempt Mock Tests to boost your score in each subject. As the normalisation process is not there this year, it becomes extremely important for you to score high marks.

Only the raw scores will be calculated to prepare the merit list for CUET universities

DAY 1: CUET 2024 Analysis for Chemistry [Shift 1A]

The chemistry exam pattern consisted of 50 questions, out of which 40 were required to be attempted. Here is what students have reported about the CUET exam:

  • The exam duration for Shift 1’s Chemistry was 60 minutes.
  • The overall difficulty level of the CUET 2024 Chemistry exam was higher. 
  • Questions were asked from physical and Organic Chemistry. 
  • A lot of the questions were asked from Aldehyde and Amine Alcohol. 
  • Only a few questions were asked from Physical Chemistry. 
  • Several students have shared that questions from Organic Chemistry were more in comparison than Inorganic Chemistry.

Below is the CUET exam analysis by experts conducted during this shift. The expected CUET 2024 answer key will be shared shortly. Stay tuned for CUET UG 2024 Live Exam Updates. 

Difficulty-wise, the number of questions asked in this exam is listed below.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 2024 2023 2022
Easy 30% 32% 25%
Moderate 45% 50% 55%
Difficult 25% 18% 20%

CUET Exam Analysis: The number of questions for each question type asked in the offline Chemistry exam are listed below.

TYPE OF QUESTION 2024 2023 2022
Definition-based 5 6 5
Concept-based 10 7 10
Application-based 11 11 9
Numerical 5 7 6
Figure-based 2 3 4
Case Study/Based on a Paragraph 10 10 10
Statement/Assertion-Reasoning 2 3 4
Match the Following 5 3 2

Number of questions from each topic in the Chemistry syllabus has been shared year-wise below.

TOPIC NAME 2024 2023 2022
Solid State 1 2 2
Solutions 5 3 2
Electro-chemistry 5 2 4
Chemical Kinetics 4 3 3
Surface Chemistry 2 4 3
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements 1 2 2
p-Block Elements 1 6 3
d-Block & f-Block Elements 5 4 4
Coordination Compounds 5 5 5
Haloalkenes & Halorenes 2 2 3
Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers 6 6 2
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acid 8 4 5
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen 4 2 5
Biomolecules 1 3 0
Polymers 0 1 3
Chemistry in Everyday Life 1 1 3

Check out the overall comparison with last year's paper in the table below.

TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS INCREASED TOPICS WHERE DIFFICULTY HAS DECREASED TOPICS WHOSE LEVEL HAS REMAINED THE SAME
Solutions & Chemical Kinetics  Solid State & Surface Chemistry  Coordination Compounds
Electro-Chemistry & Amines General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Haloalkenes & Halorenes
d-Block & f-Block Elements p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acid Biomolecules & Chemistry in Everyday Life -

Learnings for Next Year’s Exam

  • The questions asked from the Physical Chemistry section were easy to attempt in this session of the CUET Chemistry exam. 
  • Many students who appeared in Shift 1A of CUET exam today will also be taking the Shift 1B exam, i.e. Biology, scheduled to begin by 12:15 PM. 
  • This time, there were 31 questions from Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, d—and f-block Elements, Aldehydes, Ketones, carboxylic Acids, and Amines. This is the big change we saw this year.
  • Although NCERT as a keyword was not mentioned in the Official Notification but even this time, NTA made base NCERT to set the question paper.
  • Questions from Deleted Chapters were fewer this time compared to previous Years' CUET exams. Most of the questions were concept—and application-based this time.
  • ALDEHYDES, KETONES AND CARBOXYLIC ACIDS chapter had the highest weightage this time. Around 40 Marks weightage we saw in the exam.
  • For next year's exam, it is advisable for the candidates to ensure that the syllabus is covered in CBSE (OR NCERT Books); hence, NCERT is the only key. 

CUET Exam Analysis 2024: Ideal Target Score

The CUET exam is scheduled to begin on 15 May 2024. The new exam pattern has been adopted this year, so each test paper will be conducted in a single shift on the allotted dates. 

The CUET 2024 exam analysis for this year for top universities like DU, BHU, JNU, etc, considering the previous year's cut-offs all the changes made this year, are: 

Test paper Ideal Target Attempts
Language Paper 32-34
Domain Subjects 33-37 each
General Test 43-45
Overall target score 1000+ (For 6 subjects)

You must also go through the CUET cut-offs from the previous years for top-ranked universities, which is important.

CUET Exam Timings 2024: Subject-wise Shift Details (Offline Papers) 

There are 15 subjects for which the test will be conducted offline. Here's the CUETHere'stiming for each subject as per the shift allocated: 

Exam Date Exam Timing Test Paper
15th May 2024 Shift 1A 10 am-11 am Chemistry
Shift 1B 12:15 pm- 1 pm Biology
Shift 2A 3 pm- 3:45 pm English
Shift 2B 5 pm-6 pm General Test
16th May 2024 Shift 1A 10 am-11 am Economics
Shift 1B 12:15 pm- 1 pm Hindi
Shift 2A 3 pm- 4 pm Physics
Shift 2B 5:15 pm-6:15 pm Mathematics
17th May 2024 Shift 1A 10 am-10:45 am Geography
Shift 1B 12 pm- 12:45 pm Physical Education
Shift 2A 3 pm- 3:45 pm Business Studies
Shift 2B 5 pm-6 pm Accountancy
18th May 2024 Shift 1A 1:30 pm 2:15 pm History
Shift 1B 3:30 pm-4:15 pm Political Science
Shift 1C 5:30 pm-6:15 pm Sociology

Is CUET more difficult than Boards?

The difficulty level of the CUET exam cannot be compared to the board exams since both test students on different parameters. However, if you have prepared for the CBSE boards, CUET will be easier for you to attempt since there is a significant overlap in their exam syllabus. Review the CUET exam pattern to understand how much it differs from the boards and in what ways.

Though the overall registrations are less than the previous year, the number of subject-wise applicants has increased this year due to more choices and subject selection, which is only up to 6.

The CUET difficulty level for domain-specific subject papers can vary from easy to moderate for general subjects but moderate to difficult for highly popular ones like:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

The CUET exam analysis offers valuable information on subject-wise difficulty levels, question types, and question paper reviews.

As per the previous year's analysisyear'scut-off for top-ranked colleges has been over 750. You must aim to score 750+ out of 800 to be eligible for most universities.

As the latest changes in exam pattern and score calculation are expected to increase the CUET difficulty level, attempt CUET mock tests and previous year question papers regularly until the last day. Go through your notes and revise the concepts carefully to keep them fresh. 

Stay updated with the latest trends and leverage this knowledge to excel in the exam and secure admission to your preferred institution. 

Here's the overHere'sET exam analysis for 2023 for your reference: 

CUET Exam Analysis 2023 (Overall)

Sections Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Language I (B) 34-36 Easy to Moderate 
Domain-Specific Subjects 32-35 each Moderate
General Tests 42- 45 Moderate
Overall (including 3 Domain subjects) 165-175 Moderate

Check CUET 2023 Complete Exam Analysis HERE  

Considering your subject selection this year, check the complete list of CUET courses to target the right university and programs.

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Key Takeaways

  • The CUET exam analysis offers valuable information on subject-wise difficulty levels, question types, and question paper reviews.
  • As per the previous year's analysis, the cut-off for top-ranked colleges has been over 750. 
  • You must aim to score 750+ out of 800 to be eligible for most universities.
  • As the latest changes in exam pattern and score calculation are expected to increase the CUET difficulty level, attempt CUET mock tests and previous year question papers regularly until the last day. 
  • Go through your notes and revise the concepts carefully to keep them fresh. 
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and leverage this knowledge to excel in the exam and secure admission to your preferred institutions. 

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