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The Common University Entrance Test is a Pan-India exam conducted by the National Testing Agency to provide a single-window opportunity for students to seek admission to any of the Central Universities (CUs) and others across the country. As per the CUET Notification 2022 released by UGC, the exam will be conducted in the 1st week of July 2022. In this article, you will get complete information released by NTA on Biology for the CUET exam. 

  • The exam will give you the option to select different subjects including Biology.
  • The exam pattern has three sections namely, Section IA, Section IB; Section II; and Section III. Section IA and IB will be for languages, Section II will be domain-specific and Section III will be a general test.
  • The exam will be in computer-based mode.
  • Get eligibility criteria, preparation tips, books to prepare from, exam pattern, and syllabus of CUET Biology in this article.
Exam NameCommon Universities Entrance Test
Exam patternSection IA, Section IB; Section II and Section III
Location Pan India
Application start date6th April, 2022
Application end date6th May, 2022
Exam Date1st/2nd week of July
DurationSlot 1: 195 minutes (3:15 hours)
Slot 2: 225 minutes (3:45 hours)
Marking Scheme1 mark for the correct answer

Check the CUET Sample Mock Test here.

CUET Exam Pattern

CUET will be conducted across India and the scores will be valid in various Central Universities as well as private institutions. The exam will have 13 languages namely English, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, and Tamil. Candidates can choose one among them as a medium for the exam. 

As stated above, the exam will have 4 sections namely, Section IA, Section IB; Section II; and Section III. Section IA and IB will be for languages, Section II will be Domain-specific and Section III will be a General Test. While the first two sections are compulsory in nature, the General Test would be optional.

CUET Biology will be a part of the second section, which is Domain-specific and will have 50 objective-based questions. Get the complete CUET Exam Pattern here.

Section NameSubject TypeNo. of QuestionsType of QuestionsDuration of the Exam
Section IAChoose any out of 13 languagesTotal – 50To Attempt – 40Language will be tested through 
Reading Comprehension (based on passages that are Factual, Literary and Narrative in style. 
Literary Aptitude 
Vocabulary
45 minutes for each language
Section IBChoose any out of 13 languagesExcept the one chosen in Section IATotal – 50To Attempt – 40Language will be tested through 
Reading Comprehension (based on passages that are Factual, Literary and Narrative in style. 
Literary Aptitude 
Vocabulary
45 minutes for each language
Section IIDomain-specific(Like Biology)Total – 50To Attempt – 40Objective-type questions
Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions
45 minutes for each Domain
Section IIIGeneral TestTotal – 75To Attempt – 60Objective-based questions on
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
General Mental Ability 
Numerical Ability
Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, statistics till Grade 8)
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
60 minutes

Also check CUET Mathematics here

CUET Biology: Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the domain of Biology is listed below. You should meet all the eligibility criteria to get admission into the university of your choice.

  • Passed 10+2 or 10+3 diploma approved by the State Board of Technical Education 
  • Must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in that exam. 
  • The SC/ST candidates must have passed Class 12th with 50% marks.

Get details of CUET Chemistry as well.

CUET Biology: Syllabus

The syllabus for the domain of Biology is given below. You can go ahead and bookmark this page to access the syllabus for the subject of Biology later.

Section
Reproduction
Genetics and Evolution
Biology and human welfare
Biotechnology and its application
Ecology and Environment

Download the CUET Syllabus of Biology here

Books to Prepare for CUET Biology

Books are the primary sources to prepare for the exam. Get the list of books you can study from to get selected in your desired university for the domain of biology.

BooksAuthor/publisher
CUET Sample Question Papers: BiologyOswal Publication
Go to Guide for CUET Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological studies, and BiologyDisha Publication
ConQuest BiologyDr Anand Mani
Objective BiologyDinesh
Biology Book for CUETTarget Publication

Check details of CUET Score Card here

Tips to Prepare for CUET Biology

With a viable preparation strategy in hand, you can clear even the toughest exams. The same goes for this exam as well. Therefore, we have brought a list of preparation tips using which you can ace the CUET Exam for the domain of Biology.

  • Know the Syllabus:- You should know the syllabus of an exam before attempting it. We have given you the complete syllabus for the domain of Biology using which you can easily ace the exam.
  • Time Table:- Anything without a base will fall one day. The same applies to preparation without a timetable. Make a timetable and make sure to follow it wisely. It will keep your strategies and study in place.
  • Study Plan:- The candidates should prepare a study plan that will help them to cover the complete syllabus and not miss any important parts.
  • Notes:- You should always prepare notes of the topics that you have studied. You can use websites for searching a topic and exploring every aspect of it. Then make notes of it. This will help you with memorizing the topics easily. 

We hope you now have complete knowledge of how to crack CUET Biology. Keep reading articles on our website to get more information on CUET or other such exams and recruitment.

CUET Biology FAQs 2022

What is the syllabus for the domain of Biology in CUET? 

The syllabus includes Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and human welfare, Biotechnology and its application, and Ecology and Environment.

How many questions do I have to attempt in CUET Biology?

You need to attempt only 40 out of the 50 questions in the Domain-specific section of CUET.

How can I ace the domain of Biology in the CUET Exam?

You should know the syllabus, prepare notes, make a timetable, and strategy to clear the domain of Biology.

What are the books I can study to prepare for the domain of Biology in the CUET Exam?

You can use Objective Biology by Dinesh, and ConQuest Biology by Dr. Anand Mani to prepare for the domain of Biology.

What are the eligibility criteria set by UGC for applying to Biology?

You should have passed the 10+2 or the 10+3 diploma approved by the State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% marks to apply for the domain of Biology.