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CUCET Exam or Central Universities Common Entrance Test is jointly conducted by 14 central universities for admission in UG, PG, and PhD courses across 120 cities in India. The exam is one of the major entrance exams in India. This article will give you an idea about the books and study material that can be used for preparing for the exam along with basic preparation strategies.

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CUCET Exam Pattern:

The CUCET pattern can be understood as follows:

  • Mode: Offline
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Subjects: The questions will be based on the following subjects:
  1. English Language
  2. General Awareness
  3. Mathematical Aptitude 
  4. Analytical Skills
  5. Domain Knowledge
  • Total Questions: 100 questions
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will get a score of +4 marks, each wrong answer will get a score of -1 mark.
  • Question Paper Pattern: There will be a section A and a section B for the exam, the latter consisting of the questions from the domain knowledge which differs according to the course you are applying for, like BCom, Hotel Management, Mass Communication, etc. Section A will have the rest of the subjects. Section B tests your basic knowledge in the specialization that you have applied for. This article will give you a list of study materials that can be used in preparing for section A of CUCET.

CUCET Preparation Books Section-wise

For starting your CUCET preparation, given below are a few CUCET preparation books that you can refer to, for each section.

1. English Language

Following are some of the important CUCET exam preparation books you can use for this section:

  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
  • Pearson’s English
  • Arihant General English for all Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prashad
  • English- From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh
  • High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition by Wren and Martin
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2. General Awareness

Following are some of the important CUCET exam preparation books you can use for this section:

  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Lucent’s GK
  • Pearson India Yearbook
  • Arihant General Knowledge
  • General Awareness by Manohar Panday
3. Analytical Skills

Following are some of the important CUCET exam preparation books you can use for this section:

  • 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks
  • Verbal Reasoning Book by RS Agarwal
  • 501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
4. Mathematical Aptitude

In this section, your mathematical ability is being analyzed. For this section, you should be thorough with your mathematics from 9th grade to 12th grade. And for higher mathematics, you should be versed with important formulae. This would help you do well in this part of the CUCET exam. Following are some of the important CUCET preparation books you can use:

  • 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • 30 Days Wonder Maths by S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude by NK Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Arihant

CUCET Exam Preparation

While preparing for the CUCET, the main fundamentals that will help you are

  • Understanding of the syllabus
  • Make a Study Plan
  • Choosing Good Study Material
  • Revision and Practice

Given below are the tips to improve on these fundamentals:

Understanding the syllabus

Before starting to prepare for the CUCET Entrance exam, you should know what are the topics you need to cover for the exam. This is why you should have an understanding of the syllabus. Once you know what to study, you can easily allot time for each topic that you need to study.

Make a study plan

The next step of preparation is making a study plan. After self-analysis of the knowledge you possess in each of the topics in the syllabus, you can create a time table for studying. Be sure to allocate more time to the subjects that you need to be thorough in and less time to the topics that you are already confident in. While creating a study plan, you must give importance to the following:

  • Make notes while studying, so that you can go through it when necessary.
  • Take small breaks every hour, to keep you motivated and fresh.
  •  Make sure that you sleep at least 6 hours a day.
  • Set a goal each day and work hard to achieve it.
Choosing Good Study Material

Choosing the right study materials is important in preparing CUCET. When you look for books and texts, make sure to choose the ones that have the complete and updated syllabus of the exam.

Revision and Practice

After studying a topic, revise it at the end of the day. Revise everything you have learned during the week during the weekend. Revision is as important as studying. In the end, test your knowledge by taking CUCET mock tests. Analyze which areas you need to work more on and allocate more time to it. You will also get an idea of how questions are asked in the real exam to help you in managing time.

Once you’re done with all these preparations, just put them to action. Be sure to ace the CUCET exam.

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