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CUCET preparation books are essential to students appearing for the CUCET or Central Universities Common Entrance Test. Conducted jointly 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.

Cucet Preparation Books

CUCET Exam Pattern:

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

Your command over the English language is tested here with questions ranging from reading comprehension and vocabulary to grammar. Reading the newspaper daily can bring a drastic change in your English proficiency to score well in this section. Following are some of the important CUCET preparation books you can use:

  • 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
2. General Awareness

The candidate’s awareness of general knowledge and current affairs is evaluated here. Following are some of the important CUCET preparation books you can use:

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

Reasoning and analytical ability are evaluated here. Practice regularly and learn strategies to solve questions. Following are some of the important CUCET preparation books you can use:

  • 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 Preparation Books

Also, make sure to take CUCET mock tests and also look through the previous year’s question papers. Hope this article was helpful in getting to know a few CUCET Preparation Books. We wish you all the best for the exam!

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