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Is there Negative Marking in CUET Exam?

Is there Negative Marking in CUET Exam?

  • May 16, 2024
  • Posted By : Oswaal Books

CUET - Common University Entrance Test is the national entrance test for admission into undergraduate courses in the country. It's a National Level Exam for admission into graduate, post-graduate, and research programme courses. CUET is designed to give equal opportunities to candidates coming from rural backgrounds and small cities. The CUET Exam happens once in a year at multiple locations in the country. The 2-hour exam consists of Multiple choice questions. The candidate is tested on their subject knowledge and logical ability. There are 100 questions to answer depending on the subjects of the course one has applied for. 

The CUET Exam has negative markings. For every right answer, you get 5 Marks, and for every wrong answer, 1 Mark is deducted. The question paper is divided into four parts - Section IA, Section IB, Section II, and Section III. Part A consists of questions from Logical Reasoning, English Language, and Mathematical Aptitude. The exam is conducted in 3 slots. The exam is timed for 120 minutes for the first 2 slots and 180 minutes for the last slot. The CUET Exam includes a Language Test, a specific Test and a General Test.

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Benefits of Knowing the CUET Exam Pattern 

1- The candidate will be able to find out their strengths and weaknesses.

2- Candidates can manage time better 

3- If a candidate practices according to the exam pattern. It will increase the speed and accuracy of solving questions. 

4- Helps in analyzing the preparation of the candidates 

5- Helps in understanding the exam and the marking scheme better

6- Gives an understanding of the questions 

CUET Marking Scheme is 

For every Correct Answer, the candidate earns 5 marks 

For every Wrong Answer, -1 is deducted from total

For every unattempted answer, 0 marks are given 


Section IA of CUET consists of the language test. Meanwhile there are 13 languages in the language test. It consists of 50 questions out of which all 50 need to be answered. CUET examines linguistic abilities of a candidate through reading comprehension questions which are based on literary, narrative, vocabulary etc.

Section IB of CUET has 50 questions, out of which 40 need to be answered

Section II tests the domain knowledge of the candidate. Out of 50 questions, 40 need to be answered. The MCQ questions are based on the Class XII NCERT Syllabus. 

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Section III of CUET is optional for candidates. In an hour, candidates have to answer 60 questions out of 70. The questions are picked from general knowledge, general ability, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. 

The more you practice, the better you will be able to answer the questions and hence score well. 

All the Best! 

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