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The CUET Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency and the guidelines are set by the University Grants Commission. This is the most popular exam in the country for admission into Central Universities. These days some private institutions also accept the CUET scores for admission into their courses. This exam is conducted across more than 500 popular cities in the country and thousands of aspiring students participate in it. The exam pattern is divided into four sections namely Section IA, Section IB, Section II, and Section III. While the first section is reserved for languages, the next two sections are for Domain-specific subjects and General tests. Students who want to enroll in mathematics and related subjects, have to choose the second section as CUET Mathematics.

  • The Common University Entrance Test is a Computer-based Exam. 
  • After the test is over, candidates would get a scorecard.
  • Then, the participating universities prepare a merit list based on the marks obtained by the candidates. Students then attend the counseling session at various universities for their choice of courses.
  • In this article, you will learn the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, books to prepare from, and tips to crack CUET Mathematics.
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 DateFirst 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 CUET Sample Mock Test here.

CUET Exam Pattern

The CUET Exam Pattern has three sections. The first two are compulsory, the last one is discretionary. 

The first section exam will have various languages like English, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, and Tamil. Candidates can choose one among them for the first section of the exam. 

CUET Mathematics 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 below.

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 
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 
45 minutes for each language
Section IIDomain-specific(Like Mathematics)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 AffairsGeneral Mental Ability Numerical AbilityQuantitative 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 Biology here

CUET Mathematics: Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the domain of Mathematics is listed below. Candidates should meet all the eligibility criteria to get admission into the university of their choice.

  • Passed 10+2 or equivalent in Science stream from a recognized Board/University 
  • They should score not less than 60% marks for General category, 55% marks for OBC-NCL category, and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Should be less than 20 years of age as on 1st July of the current year
  • Must have Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, and Chemistry in 10+2.

Get details of CUET Chemistry as well.

CUET Mathematics: Syllabus

The syllabus for the domain of Mathematics is given below. This is as per the official notification so you can bookmark this page to access the syllabus for the subject of Mathematics later.

Section A

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Integration and its Applications
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability Distribution
  • Linear Programming

Section B

  • Relations and Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Integrals
  • Applications of the Integrals
  • Differential Equations
  •  Vectors
  • Three-dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability
  • Modulo Arithmetic
  • Congruence Modulo
  • Allegation and Mixture
  • Boats and Streams
  • Pipes and cisterns
  • Races and games
  • Partnership
  • Numerical Inequalities
  • Matrices and types of matrices
  • Higher Order Derivatives
  • Maxima and Minima
  • Probability Distribution
  • Variance
  • Index Numbers
  • Apply time reversal test
  • Population and Sample
  • Time Series
  • Time Series analysis for univariate data
  • Perpetuity, Sinking Funds
  • Valuation of bonds
  • Calculation of EMI
  • Linear method of Depreciation
  • Mathematical formulation of Linear Programming Problem
  • Feasible and Infeasible Regions

Download the Syllabus of CUET Mathematics here

Books to Prepare for CUET Mathematics

To ace any exam, you should only refer to standard textbooks. Get the list of books you can study from to get selected in your desired university for the domain of Mathematics.

CUET Sample Question Papers: MathematicsOswal Publication
Master MathematicsPanacea Publication
Lucent’s Complete MathematicsLucent’s Publication
Objective MathematicsDisha Publication
Mentor Mathematics BookGSCE Publication

Check details of CUET Score Card here

Tips to Prepare for CUET Mathematics

To ace any exam, you need a proper strategy in hand. This exam is no different. Therefore, we have brought a preparation strategy for you to refer to and ace the domain of Mathematics.

  • Stay updated with the syllabus: The latest syllabus is attached above. Refer to that syllabus to prepare for the exam.
  • Refer to standard textbooks: You should prepare from only the books that are standard and specially designed for the exam. The books above satisfy these criteria.
  • Start from the basics: To prepare for the subject, start from the beginning. You should be fluent with calculations to ace the subject.
  • Derive formula: You cannot memorize all the formulas as it will become hectic for you. This is why try to derive them.
  • Practice from Previous Year Papers: Try to practice from Previous Year Papers only. It will give you an idea of the nature of the questions asked. You can also take mock tests around the subject.

We hope the CUET Mathematics article was helpful and informative. We have various articles for CUET and other exams which you can refer to and understand the nuances of those tests!

CUET Mathematics FAQs 2022

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

The syllabus includes algebra, mensuration, calculus, statistics, and probability.

How many questions do I have to attempt for the domain of Mathematics?

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 Mathematics in the CUET Exam?

You should know the syllabus, derive formulas, and take mock tests to clear the domain of Mathematics.

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

You can use Objective Mathematics by Disha Publication, and Master Mathematics by Panacea Publication to prepare for the domain of Mathematics.

What is the eligibility criteria set by UGC for applying to Mathematics?

You should have passed the 10+2 from a Government recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks to apply for CUET Mathematics.