CUET(PG) 2024 - Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for Post Graduate (PG) programs

CUET(PG) 2024 - Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for Post Graduate (PG) programs

CUET(PG) 2024: Application Procedure, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Admit Card

About CUET(PG) - 2024


Common University Entrance Test  (Post Graduate) is an all-India entrance examination organised by the National Testing Agency. The examination gives students a fair chance of admission at various Central Universities. Until 2021, the examination was termed the “Common University Common Entrance Test or CUCET” until the University Grants Commission changed its name. Every year the examination is held once in nearly 500 examination centres across the nation. Originally, the CUCET examination was held in a pencil-paper format until UGC unanimously decided to examine online. After qualifying in the Common University Entrance Examination the students can seek admission to various reputed Central Universities and avail of postgraduate degree programmes. The CUET PG 2024 exam will be held in a computer-based mode (CBT) for 1 hour 45 minutes. CUET-PG 2024 will be conducted in English and Hindi (bilingual) except for language and Sahitya papers. 



CUET(PG) - 2024 Important Dates


The official website for NTA has released information regarding CUET(PG) - 2024's official dates. Look at the table below to get an idea




Online Submission of Application Form

26 December 2023 - 10 February 2024

Last Date for Online Submission of Application Fee

10 February 2024

Correction in the particulars of the Application form on the website only 

11 February - 13 February 2024

Date of Examination

11 March - 28 March 2024

(Reserve Dates: TBD)

Timing of Examination

Shift 1 - 09.00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Shift 2 - 12:45 p.m. to 02:30 p.m.

Shift 3 - 04:30 p.m. to 06:15 p.m.


The download of Admit Cards from the NTA website

Exam Date

Admit Card Release Date

11 March - 28 March 2024

07 March 2024

Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys


Duration of Answer Key Challenge

04 April 2024

Declaration of Results





CUET(PG) - 2024 Admit Card


Candidates will be issued the e-Admit Card through the official website of NTA once the candidates meet the eligibility conditions and provide the receipt for the prescribed Application fee.

Candidates must follow below mentioned steps to download the CUET(PG) - 2024 Admit Card:

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website of CUET 2024 and click on 'Download CUET Admit Card

  • Enter the following credentials:

  1.  Application ID

  2.  Password or Date of Birth

  3.  Security Pin

  • Applicants will be directed to a new page where the admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  • The candidate can download and take a printout of the CUET(PG) - 2024 admit card. 

  • Once downloaded, candidates must take a printout of the admit card and carry it to the allotted CUET exam centre. 


CUET(PG) - 2024 Application Procedure


The application to the Common University Entrance Test requires the candidate to fill up the online application form through the official website of the examination. The applications are available in both Hindi and English. The application procedure involves the following steps:

  • Registration - The first step is to register for the CUET(PG) - 2024 by visiting the exam's official website.

  • Application form fillup - After completion of the registration process the candidates must enter necessary information such as name, email address, phone number, date of birth and various other details.

  • Uploading of documents - After entering all the necessary details the candidates must upload their scanned photograph and signature per the specifications.

  • Payment of the examination fees - Candidates must pay the CUET(PG) - 2024 application fee online (net banking/ credit card/ debit card/ UPI/ Wallet). It should be noted that candidates' application fee status (paid/unpaid) will appear on the form.


CUET(PG) - 2024 Eligibility


Candidates appearing for the CUET(PG) - 2024 must have the following criteria for eligibility:

  • Candidates must complete their graduation in a relevant discipline or equivalent from a recognized University.

  • There is no age limit for appearing in CUET(PG) - 2024

  • However, candidates are required to meet the age criteria of the University to which they are seeking admission.

Note - Simply appearing in the Entrance Test or getting passing marks does not guarantee admission to the Program. Candidates need to meet the specific eligibility requirements of the University they are applying to.



CUET(PG) - 2024 Syllabus


The syllabus for CUET(PG) - 2024 is available on the official website of NTA. Look at the tables below to clearly understand the syllabus for various subjects and disciplines.





Agricultural Science (SCQP01)

Agronomy, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology, Horticulture, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Mycology & Plant Pathology, Agricultural Engineering & Statistics, Agricultural Extension Education


Agro-forestry (SCQP02)

Importance of Agriculture/Forestry/Livestock in National Economy, Agricultural Soil fertility and fertilizer use, Sustainable land use systems, Layout and establishment of orchards, Forest

Microbiology (SCQP03)

Microbiology, Cytology and Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Biotechnology, Biotechniques, Ecology


Architecture and Planning (SCQP04)

Unit 1: Architecture, Planning and Design

Unit 2: Construction, Planning Techniques and Management

Unit 3: Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

Unit 4: Urban Design, Landscape and Conservation 

Unit 5: Building Services and Sustainability

Unit 6: Infrastructure and Services

Unit 7: Remote Sensing and GIS in Architecture

Biochemistry (SCQP05)

Introduction to Biochemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry and Metabolites, Cell Biology, Biochemical Techniques, Biomolecules, Nutrition, Metabolism, Bioenergetics and Membrane Biology, Human Physiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Enzymology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

Bio-Informatics (SCQP06)

Unit 1: Mathematics and Statistical Foundation

Unit 2: Role of Chemistry in Bioinformatics

Unit 2: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Unit 3: Microbiology and Immunology

Unit 4: Genetic Engineering, Gene Sequencing and RDT

Unit 5: Bio-Physics

Unit 6: Fundamentals of Information Technology and Computer Programming

Unit 7: Basics of Bio-Informatics

Botany (SCQP07)

Phycology and Microbiology, Biomolecules and Cell Biology, Mycology and Phytopathology, Archegoniate, Anatomy and Angiosperms, Economic Botany, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Ecology and Phytogeography, Plant Semantics, Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms, Plant Physiology, Plant Metabolism, Plant Biotechnology


Chemistry (SCQP08)

Gaseous State,  Liquid State, Ionic Equilibria, Solid State, Thermodynamics (Thermochemistry, Second Law, Third law of thermodynamics, Free Energy Functions), Partial molar quantities, Dilute solutions or Colligative Properties, Molecular Spectroscopy & Photochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Catalysis,  Surface chemistry, Phase Equilibria,  Introduction to Quantum Chemistry, Conductance, Electrochemistry.


Inorganic Chemistry -


Atomic Structure, Periodicity of Elements,  Chemical Bonding, Metallic bonding and Weak chemical forces, Oxidation-Reduction and general principle of metallurgy, Chemistry of s and p Block Elements, Noble Gases, Inorganic Polymers, Coordination Chemistry, Transition Elements,  Lanthanoids and Actinides, Bioinorganic Chemistry,  Organometallic Compounds


Organic Chemistry -


Basics of Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, Chemistry of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons (Carbon-Carbon sigma bonds, Carbon-Carbon pi-bonds),  Cycloalkanes and Conformational Analysis, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Chemistry of Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers and Epoxides, Carbonyl Compounds,  Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives, Sulphur containing compounds, Nitrogen-Containing Functional Groups, Polynuclear Hydrocarbons, Heterocyclic Compounds, Alkaloids, Terpenes, Organic Spectroscopy (Basic Principles of UV Spectroscopy, Basic principles of IR Spectroscopy, NMR (1 H and 13C NMR), Basic principles Mass Spectrometry)


Computer Science and Information Technology (SCQP09)

Thinking and Decision Making, Mathematics, Computer Awareness

Criminology (SCQP10)

Basic Understanding of the Indian Constitution, High Profile or Sensational Criminal Cases in Past and Present Scenario, Structure and Functions of the Indian Criminal Justice System, Basic Knowledge about Indian Laws, Basic Understanding of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigation, Social Issues

Environmental Sciences/ Studies (SCQP11)


Earth Sciences, Physical and Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences (Origin of life, Genetic Material, Plant and Animal systematics, Ecology and Environment, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Natural resources and Management, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental Pollution, Waste Management)

Food Science and Technology (SCQP12)

  • Introduction to Food Science and Technology 

Cereals and Pulses, Fruits and vegetables, Chocolate and cocoa products

  • Theory

 Milk and milk products, Eggs, Meat, Fish and Poultry, Sugar, Fats and oils, Introduction to food hygiene and food adulteration

  • Basic Baking Technology

Wheat Grain Technology, Cake Technology, Pastry Technology

  • Introduction to Food Safety and Preservation

Food Safety, Principles and Methods of Preservation, Fruit and Vegetable Processing

  • Advanced Baking Technology

Biscuit and Cookies Technology, Food Packaging, Marketing and Cost Control

  • Advanced Food and Preservation Technology

Dehydration and Concentration, Refrigeration and Freezing, Canning, Introduction to New Food Product Development

  • Food Safety, Hygiene and Quality Testing

Food Quality Management, Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene, Hygiene and Sanitation in Food Service Institutions, Sensory Methods of Food Quality Testing, Objective Methods of Food Quality Testing

Forensic Science (SCQP13)

Introduction to Forensic Science, Physical Evidence, Fundamentals of Police, Police Science, Scene of Crime, Crime Scene Management and Reconstruction, Indian Penal Code, Fingerprints, Documents and Other Impressions, Forensic Biology and Serology, Chemical Separation and Instrumental Technique, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology and Drug Analysis, General Chemistry, Basic Physics

Geology, Earth Sciences (SCQP14)


- Unit 1

Physical Geology, Geomorphology, Geodynamics, Environmental Geology, Structural Geology, Hydrology, Physical Geography, Fundamentals of Remote sensing & GIS

- Unit 2

Crystallography, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, Economic Geology, Mineral exploration, Stratigraphy, Paleontology


Geophysics (SCQP15)


Mechanics and wave Motion, Electromagnetic Theory and Electronics, Optics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics


Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, Vectors, Differential equations, Mechanics


Horticulture, Forestry, Seed Science, Rural Technology, Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Genetics (SCQP16)



Basic Biology, Ecology, Plant Biology, Microscopic Techniques, Methods in Field Biology, Horticulture, Flower and fruits, Landscaping and Gardening, Food Technology

Life Sciences (SCQP17)

Techniques, Chromatin structure and function, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences

Material Science (SCQP18)


Crystal structure, Different types of bonding, Equilibrium thermodynamics, Phase equilibria, Phase transformations, Crystalline and amorphous solids, primitive and unit cells, Bravais lattices, crystal structure, lattice and basis.

Packing factors, Elementary idea of point symmetry operations (inversion center, rotation and reflection symmetry), Primitive translation vectors, lattice planes, Inter-planar distances, Reciprocal lattice, Volume of a primitive cell in the reciprocal space, Structural characterization Basic principles of X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, Law of thermodynamics and related applications, Concepts of free energy and entropy, Mechanical properties, Magnetic properties, Free electron gas in one and three dimensions, Thermionic emission, work function, electrical conductivity of the free electron gas, Metallic conduction, Energy bands, Brillouin zones, Temperature dependence of metallic conductivity, Electrons in a periodic potential, Origin of energy bands in solids, classification of solids as metals,insulators and semiconductors on the basis of the band picture, Origin of the energy gap, Nanoscale Science and Technology, Top-down and bottom- up synthesis approach, physical and chemical techniques for nanomaterial synthesis, etc


Mathematics (SCQP19)

Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Linear Programming

Medical Laboratory Technology (SCQP20)


Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Pathology Hematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Serology, Histopathology, Biostatics, Molecular Biology Applied Genetics, Immunology and Immunological Techniques, Biotechnology and Biomedical Techniques

Physiotherapy (SCQP21)

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Sociology, Introduction to Yoga, General and Clinical Psychology, Biomechanics and Kinesiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Excercise Therapy, Electrotherapy, Physiotherapy in General Medicine and General Therapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurological Physiotherapy, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Clinical Reasoning and Evidence-based Physiotherapy practice, Administration and Management

Nanoscience/ Integrative Biosciences (SCQP22)


Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences

Pharmacy (SCQP23)

Pharmaceutics - (Introduction to Pharmaceutics)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - I (Organic - I)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - II (Inorganic)

Advance Mathematics

Pharmaceutics - II (Physical Pharmacy)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - III (Organic - II)

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Anatomy Physiology & Health Education - I

Pharmaceutics - III (Pharmaceutical Engineering)

Pharmaceutics - I

(Dispensing, Community and Hospital Pharmacy)

Pharmaceutical Analysis - I

Pharmacognosy - I

Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education – II

Pharmaceutics - V (Dosage Form Design)

Pharmaceutical Analysis - II

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - IV (Biochemistry)

Pharmacognosy - II

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence & Ethics

Pharmaceutics - VI (Cosmetic Technology)

Pharmaceutics - VII (Pharmaceutical Technology - I)

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - V (Medicinal Chemistry - I)

Pharmacognosy - III

Pharmacology - I

Pharmaceutics - VIII (Pharmaceutical Technology - II)

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - VI (Medicinal Chemistry - II)

Pharmaceutics - IX (Packaging Technology)

Pharmacology - II

Pharmaceutics - X (Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics) 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - VII (Medicinal Chemistry - III)

Pharmacology - III

Pharmacology - IV

Pharmaceutical Industrial Management and Accountancy

Pharmaceutical Analysis - IV (Quality Assurance)

Drug Design

Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing

Food Science Technology

Physics (SCQP24)


Mathematical Methods, Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics, 


Plant Biotechnology (SCQP25)


Unit - 1

Unit - 2

Unit - 3

Unit - 4

Soil Science - Soil & Water Conservation (SCQP26)


Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation Pump, Irrigation and drainage engineering, Ground Water Hydrology and tube well Engineering, Use of remote sensing and GIS in planning and development


Statistics (SCQP27)

Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Matrices, Differential Equations, Descriptive Statistics and Probability, Random Variables, Standard Distributions, Joint Distribution, Estimation, Testing of Hypotheses, Sampling and Designs of Experiments


Zoology (SCQP28)


Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity & Environment Conservation, Immunology, Genetics, Biotechniques, Vertebrates and Invertebrates, Developmental Biology, Biostatistics, Animal Physiology, Recombinant DNA technology


Atmospheric Science (SCQP29)

Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Earth & Environment


Animal Science (Poultry) (SCQP30)

Importance of Agriculture/ Fishery/ Livestock in National Economy, Genetics and Animal Breeding, Livestock Economics, Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Food Technology





Chemical, Polymer and Thermal Engineering (MTQP01)


Unit 1: Engineering Mathematics

Unit 2: Thermodynamics and Process Calculation

Unit 3: Fundamentals of Polymer Science and Technology

Unit 4: Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

Unit 5: Heat and Mass Transfer

Unit 6: Process Control and Instrumentation

Civil, Structural and Transport Engineering (MTQP02)

Unit 1: Engineering Mathematics

Unit 2: Geotechnical Engineering

Unit 3: Water Resources Engineering

Unit 4: Structural Engineering

Unit 5: Transportation Engineering

Unit 6: Environmental Engineering

Unit 7: Geomatics Engineering

Unit 8: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Dairy Technology (MTQP03)

Milk production management and Dairy Development, Introduction to Dairy Microbiology, Unit operations, Market Milk, Dairy Engineering, Fat-Rich Milk Products, Condensed and Dried milk, Fermented milk products, Traditional Dairy products, Ice cream and Frozen milk products, Dairy By-products, Packaging and sensory of milk and milk products, Quality assurance of dairy products 


Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security etc. (MTQP04)



Engineering Mathematics, Theory of Computations, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Microprocessors and interfacing, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography & Network Security, Data Science

Electronics, Communication and Information Engineering (MTQP05)


Unit 1: Engineering Mathematics

Unit 2: Networks, Signals and Systems

Unit 3: Electronic Devices

Unit 4: Analog and Digital Electronics

Unit 5: Control and Automation

Unit 6: Communications and Information Theory

Unit 7: Electromagnetic Theory and Wave Propagation

Unit 8: IoT and Applications

Food Engineering and Technology (MTQP06)


Section 1: Food Chemistry and Nutrition

Section 2: Food Microbiology

Section 3: Food Products Technology

Section 4: Food Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (MTQP07)

Unit 1: Engineering Mathematics

Unit 2: Applied Mechanics and Design

Unit 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Unit 4: Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Unit 5: Mechatronics and Industrial Robotics


Nanoscience (MTQP08)

Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences 


Nanoelectronics (MTQP09)


Unit - 1

Unit - 2

Unit - 3

Unit - 4

Unit - 5

Unit - 6

Electrical, Power and Energy Engineering (MTQP10)

Unit 1: Engineering Mathematics

Unit 2: Instrumentation, Control, and Automation

Unit 3: Electrical Circuits and Electrical Machines

Unit 4: Analog and Digital Electronics 

Unit 5: Power System and Power Electronics

Unit 6: Non-conventional Energy Sources

Unit 7: Energy Resources, Economics & Environment

Water Engineering and Management (MTQP11)

Fluid Mechanics, Surveying and Levelling, Mechanics of Solids, Hydrology, Geotechnical Engineering, Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structure, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agricultural Processing Engineering, Dairy and Food Engineering

Textile Engineering (MTQP12)

Section 1: Textile Fibres

Section 2: Yarn Manufacture

Section 3: Fabric Manufacture

Section 4: Textile Testing

Section 5: Chemical Processing






Siksha Shastri (B.Ed.) (ACQP01) 


PART A (25 Questions)

Section 1 - General Knowledge & Mental Ability


PART B (75 Questions) 

SECTION 1 - Proficiency in Sanskrit Language

SECTION 2 - Sanskrit Literature

SECTION 3 - Teaching Aptitude

Shiksha Acharya (M.Ed.) (ACQP02)

PART A (25 Questions)

SECTION 1 - General knowledge related to Education 


PART B (75 Questions) 

SECTION 1 - Proficiency in Sanskrit Language 

SECTION 2 - Teaching of Sanskrit

SECTION 3 - Educational Psychology 

Baudha Darshan/ Buddhist Studies (Trilingual) (ACQP04)

Metaphysics, Logic and Epistemology, Ethics, Bauddha Culture

Dharmashastra, Vastu & Paurohitya (ACQP05)

Unit - 1

Unit - 2

Unit - 3

Hindu Studies (Bilingual) (ACQP08)

Vedic Studies, Hindu Religious Sects, Hindu Philosophy, Hindu Culture, Hindu Literature, Hindu Ethics

Indian Knowledge System (ACQP09)


Unit 1 - Introduction to Vedic Literature

Unit 2 - Applied Sanskrit Grammar and Literature

Unit 3 - Introduction to Puranas

Unit 4 - Science in Sanskrit

Unit 5 - Indian Philosophical Systems

Jain Darshan (ACQP10)

Metaphysics, Logic, Ethics, Jain Culture


Candidates can find the remaining “Acharya” syllabus at 





Ancient Indian History, Culture & Architecture (HUQP01)

Political History of India from circa 600 B.C. to 1200 A.D, Prehistory and Proto History of India, Ancient Indian Social and Economic Life Institution, Religion and Philosophy of Ancient India, Early Indian Art and Architecture, Ancient Indian Paleography and Epigraphy, Ancient Indian Numismatics, Ancient Civilization, History Writing and Historiography of Ancient India, History of Science & Technology in India

Anthropology (HUQP02)

Physical Anthropology/ Biological Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeological Anthropology 

Applied Arts (HUQP03)


  • Understanding of symbol, Logo, Logotype and other corporate identity design.

  • Elements of design - Line, texture, color, size, shape, prospective.

  • Principal of design - Unity, contrast, size proportion, balance, movement, layout.

  • Understanding about layout.

  • Print media - Newspaper advantages and disadvantages.

  • Types of newspaper advertising.

  • The technical aspect of newspaper, characteristics of newspaper as an advertising medium.

  • Print media - Magazine advantages and disadvantages. Types of magazines advertising.

  • Technical aspects of magazine. Characteristics of magazines as an advertising medium.

  • Outdoor media - Poster, hoarding, sign boards, neon signs, transit advertising. Other mediums of advertising - Special advertising, direct mail, and point of purchase advertising.

  • Media of sales promotion, packaging, trade shows and exhibits. Sampling, premiums and coupons. Techniques of story board for television commercial.

  • Advertising as communication. Advertising as marketing communication. Advertising as communication. Advertising as marketing communication. Advertising & consumer behavior. Planning of advertising campaign, non-commercial advertising. Concept behind advertising copywriting.

  • Introduction of communication. Advance techniques of story board for different type of work. Photography - Light, subject, camera, film and paper. Lighting effects, dark room practice, enlarging and other techniques for printing of photo.

  • Types of cameras, function of camera, parts of camera and their functions, focal length, aperture, shutter speed etc.

  • Portraiture photography. Different lighting effects. Understanding about black and white photography. Difference lighting effects. Understanding about black & white photography processing, developing and fixing the materials, expose contact and bromide printing, toning, copying techniques, developers and other related chemicals for use in darkroom.

  • Print criticism - Understanding a good photograph and criticizing it with reference to originality, subject matter, print quality, lighting and presentation. Understanding about digital photography.

  • Design Reproduction - Composition and typographical setting with layout. Pre-make ready of printing machine and printing in one colour.

  • Different types of printing techniques and processes.

  • Understanding about different types of paper and its use.

  • Understanding about the method of reproduction offset printing techniques and its uses.

  • Study of new media and medium in printing.

Art and Aesthetics (HUQP04)

Visual Studies, Cinema Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies


Dance (HUQP05)

• History and Development of classical Dances of India.

• Folk Dances and Folk theatre forms of India.

• Dance Treatises and Literature with reference to Indian Dances.

• Nritta, Nritya and Natya.

• Abhinayas of all four types.

• Rasa and Bhava.

• Nayaka - Nayika bheda.

• Dance in Epics and Puranas.

• Music and Taala systems (North and South Indian).

• Repertoire of all Indian Classical Dance Forms.

• Costumes and Jewelry of all Indian Classical Dance forms.

• About Prominent Institutions, Academies and Artists of all Indian Dance forms.

• Dance festivals from all over India.

• Detailed study of Tandava and Lasya.

• Aesthetics in Indian Classical Dances


Development and Labour Studies (HUQP06)



General awareness of issues related to Development and Labor Studies.


Capacity to comprehend and reflect on academic articles, and the ability to analytical reasoning on the contemporary issues of the informal sector.


Broad thematic areas of major social science disciplines:

Political Economy

Theories and Contemporary History of Development

Development Economics

Indian Economy

Society and Politics in India - Sociological and Political Theories

Fine Arts (HUQP07)


Art History, Fundamentals of Art, Sculpture, Printing Technology

Geography (HUQP08)




Section I: Geomorphology

Section II: Climatology

Section III: Oceanography

Section IV: Biogeography

Section V: Physical Geography of India




Section VI: Geographic Thought

Section VII: Population Geography

Section VIII: Geography of Resources

Section IX: Economic Geography

Section X: Human Geography of India




Section XI: Cartography

Section XII: Surveying Techniques

Section XIII: Statistical Techniques

Section XIV: Remote Sensing and GIS

History (HUQP09)

Ancient History of India (10000 BC to 1206 AD), Early Medieval India (750 AD- 1206 AD), Medieval History of India (1206-1707 AD), Modern History of India (1707 to 1947)

History of Art (HUQP10)


• Pre-historic cave paintings: India and Europe

• Arts of the Indus Valley Civilization

• Mauryan and Shunga Sculpture

• Gupta and Kushana Sculpture

• Wall paintings of Ajanta and Bagh

• Pala-Sena Sculpture

• Pallava and Rashtrakutta Sculpture

• Orissam Sculpture

• Chandell Sculpture

• Traditions of manuscript painting: Eastern and Western Indian Trends

• Mughal Miniature Painting

• Deccani Miniature Painting

• Rajasthani Miniature Painting

• Pahari Miniature Painting

• Revival of Indian Art in Bengal and Bombay (Mumbai)

• Egyptian and Sumerian Art

• Greek and Roman Art

• Medieval Christian Art

• Renaissance-Italian Manifestation

• Baroque-Painting and Sculpture

• Neo-classical and Romantic Art of France

• Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism Fauvism, Cubism and Expressionism


Home Science (HUQP11)

Food Science, Home Management, Textile, Human Physiology, Extension Education, Adult Education

Karnatak Music (Vocal instrumental)(HUQP12)

Unit 1. Definition and a brief explanation

Unit 2. Theoretical and comparative knowledge of prescribed ragas and talas

Unit 3. Knowledge of Notation

Unit 4. Classification of musical instruments 

Unit 5. Gamakas

Unit 6. Physics of Sound

Unit 7. Patronage of Music

Unit 8. Raga Classification from Ancient, medieval to modern times

Unit 9. Musical forms figuring in Abhyasa Gana and Sabha gana

Unit 10. Detailed study of Kalpita Sangeeta and branches of Manodharma Sangita, Folk music

Unit 11. Knowledge of ancient Tamil Music

Unit 12. Lakshana Granthas

Unit 13. Life and contribution of the following Musicians of Karnatak Music

Unit 14. Life and Contribution of the Following Musicians of Hindustani Music

Unit 15. Life and Contribution of Musicians of Western Music


Museology (HUQP13)


1. Cultural Background of India (from earliest times to 1800 A.D.)

2. Fundamentals of Indian Art.

3. Indian Architecture (including some important examples of Indo-Islamic Architecture)

4. Indian Sculpture and Terracotta (upto A.D. 1400)

5. Indian Painting (upto 19 century)

6. Indian Iconography

7. Landmarks of Asian Art-Nepal, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Afghanistan.

8. An Outline of Western Art

9. An Outline of the Ancient Art of Mesopotamia and Egypt

Hindustani Music (VocalInstrumental)(HUQP14)


Unit - 1 Detailed Knowledge Of The Salient Features Of Ragas & Comparative Study 

Unit - 2 Detailed Knowledge Of The Salient Features Of Talas And Comparative Study

Unit - 3 Understanding Of Musical Terms

Unit - 4 Physics Of Sound

Unit - 5 Musical Forms

Unit - 6 Laya And Tal

Unit - 7 Study Of the Following Texts

Unit - 8 Contribution Of Musicians/Scholars

Unit - 9 Study Of Musical Concepts

Unit - 10 Knowledge Of Notation System

Unit - 11 Gharana And Their Significant Features

Unit - 12 Life And Contribution Of Karnataka And Western Composers

Painting (HUQP15)


  • Colour classification & theories

  • Colour pigments & their chemical and physical properties

  • Pastel colour & process of application

  • Watercolour & painting process

  • Tempera & process of application

  • Gouache & process of application

  • Acrylic & painting process

  • Oil & painting process

  • Fundamentals of pictorial composition & their importance and values

  • Drawing and painting equipment, tools and their uses

  • Types of surfaces, their qualities, advantage and disadvantages

  • Contemporary murals, Contemporary muralists, Indian muralists, Western muralists, Mural sites, Mural style and techniques,

  • Relief print-making process in detail and their use

  • Material & methods of etching

  • Study of Material and Method of Intaglio Processes

  • Methods of serigraphy and their use

  • Lithography

Philosophy (HUQP16)


Section: I



Section: II



Section: III



Section: IV

Symbolic Logic


Section: V

Social and Political Philosophy

Plastic Arts (HUQP17)

1. Clay (Processes and types)

2. Plaster of Paris cement/ R.C.C. (Process and types)

3. Glass fibre

4. Wood (Processes and types)

5. Stone (Processes and types)

6. Metal casting (sand casting, traditional Indian, and Italian techniques, and ceramic shell casting) with various metals, alloys, their composition, finishing, related tools and processes)

7. Terracotta and ceramics (Processes and types)

8. Metal fabrication (Processes and types)

9. Repose (Processes and types)

10. Mixed media sculpture

11. Functional sculptures

12. New media


Political Science (HUQP18)

1. a. Western Political Philosophy

b. Modern Indian Political Thought

c. Political theory

d. International Relations

e. Indian Government and Politics

f. Comparative Government and Politics

g. Public Policies in India


2. General issues of contemporary relevance


Pottery and Ceramic (HUQP19)

1. History of Pottery & Ceramic

2. Clay (processes and types)

3. Plaster of Paris

4. Terracotta and Ceramics (processes and types)

5. Mixed Media Ceramic sculpture,

6. Functional Pottery and Sculptures and Major Indian potter and their works. Introduction to the common raw materials used in Ceramic-Pottery like Red Clay, China clay, Fire clay, quarts and Feldspar etc.

7. Introduction to the common materials used for glaze and engobe.

8. Study of shrinkage, temperature plasticity and porosity.

9. Simple country-made furnace and principal of firing.

10. Basic idea of ceramic chemistry.

11. Study of materials for earthenware and stoneware clay bodies and glaze materials under different temperatures.

12. Introduction to the utility of different oxides.

13. Introduction to high-temperature kiln (up-draught kiln, electric muffle kiln and wood furnace.

14. Special study of ash glaze, feldspathic glaze, reduction glaze, salt glaze, slip glaze and stone-ware glaze

Psychology (HUQP20)

1. Introduction to Psychology

2. History of Psychology

3. Schools of Psychology

4. Biological Bases of Behavior

5. Learning, Memory

6. Sensation and Perception

7. Emotion and Motivation

8. Intelligence

9. Personality

10. Psychological Testing

11. Life-span Development

12. Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

13. Statistics for Psychology

Social Work (HUQP21)


Unit – I

Social concepts

Unit – II

Economic concepts

Unit – III

Political concepts

Unit – IV

 Psychological concepts

Unit – V

 Environmental concepts

Unit - VI

Legal concepts

Unit – VII

Social reform, social movement, social work

Unit – VIII

Social Change and Social Transformation

Unit – IX

Sustainable technologies

Sociology (HUQP22)

Basic Concepts in Sociology, Social Processes and Problems. Society, Culture and Social Change, Indian Society, Social Research, Social Problems in India

Textile Design (HUQP23)

  • History of textiles

  • Revolution in Textiles After Independence

  • Folk & Traditional Textiles of India

  • Woven Textile, Printed textile, embroidered textile & Painted textile, Loom conventional and modern (types of process)

  • Motions of loom

  • Preprocess of the loom, Dobby, Jacquard, classification of fibre & amp

  • Yarn: Natural and Manmade

  • Fiber Identification

  • Yarn construction

  • Cover factor

  • Weaving Calculation

  • Direct and Indirect systems of Yarn numbering

  • Count calculation of reed & healed

  • Count calculation of folded yarn

  • Classification of fabric: woven, knitted and non-woven

  • Classification of Weave: Basic weave and advanced weave

  • Types of salvages, cloth analysis, weaving analysis

  • Cost Estimation of fabric

  • Printing techniques: direct, indirect, resist devour & discharge

  • Printing process

  • Classification of dyes and their properties

  • Application of dyes on Fiber, Hank & fabric 

  • Dyeing machinery

  • Pre and Post dyeing & printing process

  • Resist dyeing process

  • Fastness properties of dyes

  • Colour forecasting

  • Computer-added textile design

  • Contemporary innovations in Textile

  • General Awareness in Textiles, Textile Artists, Textile events 

Theatre (HUQP24)


  • Dramatic literature of East and West

  • Modern plays and playwrights

  • Acting techniques

  • Major Directors of India and abroad

  • Current Trends in Performing Arts

  • Performing Arts Institutions

  • Famous Films and Directors

  • Theatre Design like Light, Costume, Set design etc

Music - Percussion (HUQP25)

Unit - I Knowledge of the following terms

Unit - II Musical Concepts

Unit - III Instruments and their Classification

Unit - IV Structural Knowledge of percussion instruments

Unit - V Concept of Laya

Unit - VI Tala and its Pranas

Unit - VII Tala Paddhati

Unit - VIII Relevance of Granthas in Percussion Music

Unit - IX Knowledge of the Notation system

Unit - X Gharanas and their significant features regarding techniques

Unit - XI Life and Contribution of Musicians

Unit - XII Contribution of Musical Composer

Rabindra Sangit (HUQP26)

1. The musical environment of Thakurbari.

2. Introduction to the music masters of Rabindranath.

3. Knowledge of the ragas and talas referred to in Rabindrasangit.

4. Details about Rabindrik talas.

5. Details of knowledge of Gitabitana.

6. History of Gitinatya and Nrityanatya of Rabindranath.

7. Influence of Western Music, Folk Music, Kirtana, Provisional Songs and 19th century Bengali Songs on Rabindranath’s musical composition.

8. The influence of Bengali Music on the early life of Rabindranath.

9. The influence of classical music on the composition of Rabindranath.

10. Originality and characteristics of Rabindrasangit.

11. Details knowledge of Sangitchinta:

 A. Sangit O Bhava (Music and Feeling)

 B. Sangit O Kavita (Music and Poetry)

 C. Sangiter Mukti (Emancipation of Music)

12. Knowledge of functions and festivals of Santiniketan



CUET(PG) - 2024 Examination Pattern


The National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body, has released the CUET(PG) 2024 exam pattern, along with the notification and information brochure on its official website. The exam will be conducted on multiple days in three shifts per day. The CUET(PG) - 2024 exam will be held in a computer-based mode (CBT) for 1 hour 45 minutes. CUET(PG) - 2024 will be conducted in English and Hindi (bilingual) except for languages, M. Tech Higher Sciences and Acharya (except Hindu Studies, Baudha Dharshan and Indian Knowledge System) papers. The CUET(PG) 2024 question paper will have 75 questions.

The table below shows the examination pattern for CUET(PG) - 2024. 



Question Pattern


No. of Questions - 100 (MCQs) divided into two parts:

Part A: 25 questions consisting of Hindi/English Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability Part

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge Questions comprising of Teaching Aptitude, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Sciences

2 (a)

No. of Questions - 100 (MCQs) divided into two parts:

Part A: 25 Questions consisting of Hindi/English Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/Quantitative Ability and Analytical Skills.

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge Questions

2 (b)

No. of Questions - 100 (MCQs) divided into two parts:

Part A: 25 Questions consisting of Hindi/English Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/Quantitative Ability and Analytical Skills.

Part B: 75 language-specific questions

2 (c)

No. of Questions - 100 (MCQs) divided into two parts:

Part A: 25 Questions consisting of Hindi/English Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/Quantitative Ability and Analytical Skills

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge Questions in Sanskrit Language

2 (d)

No. of Questions - 100 (MCQs) divided into two parts:

Part A: 25 Questions consisting of Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Mathematical/Quantitative Ability and Analytical Skills in Sanskrit

Part B: 75 Domain Knowledge Questions in Sanskrit Language

3 (a)

100 MCQ Questions Hindi/English Language Comprehension/ Verbal Ability, Mathematical/ Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (Bilingual English/Hindi)

3 (b)

100 MCQ Questions Hindi/English Language Comprehension/Verbal Ability, General Knowledge/Awareness, Computer Basics and Logical Reasoning (Bilingual English/Hindi)


Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer candidates get +4 marks

  • For every incorrect answer, -1 mark is deducted

  • Unattempted questions won't be given any marks

  • In case a question is dropped due to some technical error, candidates will be granted full marks, irrespective of whether they answer the question or not.


CUET(PG) - 2024 Results


The CUET(PG) - 2024 results are expected to be released later on the website. For viewing the results of the examinations candidates must use their credentials to access the official website and download the CUET(PG) - 2024 result.


CUET(PG) - 2024 Outcome


Following the announcement of the CUET(PG) - 2024 results, the institutes will release merit lists of candidates who qualified for the exam and met the institute's or university's eligibility and cutoff criteria. Along with releasing the scorecard, the NTA will send candidates' scores to the universities they have chosen.