CUET Physics 2022: Check Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and more!



The National Test Agency is going to conduct the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022. The CUET Exam is conducted to select deserving candidates for getting admission in the UG Programmes of all Central Universities for the academic session 2022-2023. This is a single examination that will provide the candidates a wide outreach to be part of the admissions process of various central universities. The CUET notification has been released and the exam is scheduled for the first and second week of July 2022. While the application process has begun on 6th April 2022, students may have started their preparation too! Hence we have compiled this article to help you with one of the subjects being CUET Physics

This article is a comprehensive guide with tips to prepare, exam pattern, syllabus, and eligibility criteria for the CUET Physics subject! So, get ready to ace this subject!

CUET Physics 2022: General Overview

Here is a general overview of some important information, dates, and events pertaining to the CUET Exam 2022.

Exam conducting authority National Testing Agency
Exam NameCommon Universities Entrance Test (CUET)
Exam patternSection IA, Section IB; Section II, and Section III
Location Pan India
Application start date6th April 2022
Application end date6th May 2022
Exam DateThe first and the second week of July
DurationTo be notified
Marking Scheme5 mark for the correct answer1 mark for the wrong answer

Candidates can check CUET Mathematics here!

CUET Exam Pattern 2022

Exam pattern is a crucial step in preparing for any competitive exam. Hence knowing the exam pattern is important as it will help you frame the study schedule better. The CUET Exam pattern is specified as below –

SectionSubjectsQuestions to be AttemptedQuestion TypeDuration
Section I A LanguagesSection I B LanguagesThere are 13 different languages. There are 20 languages apart from Section I A40 Questions te attempted out of 50 questions in each languageLanguage to be tested through Reading Comprehension (based on different types of passages–Factual, Literary, and Narrative, [Literary Aptitude and Vocabulary]45 minutes for each language
Section II – DomainThere are 27 Domains specific subjects being offered under this Section. A candidate may choose a maximum of six (06) Domains as desired by the applicable University/University.40 Questions to be attempted out of 50· Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions· MCQs based on NCERT Class XII syllabus only45 Minutes for each Domain-Specific Subject.
Section III-General TestFor any such undergraduate program/programs being offered by Universities where a General Test is being used for admission.60 Questions to be attempted out of 75· Input text can be used for MCQ Based Questions· General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/s tat taught till Grade 8), Logical and AnalyticalReasoning60 Minutes

Candidates can check the steps to download the UPSC NDA 1 Result here.

CUET Physics: Eligibility Criteria

In order to get admission to the Central Universities for the CUET Physics courses, candidates need to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria. We have, therefore, listed the eligibility criteria below for your ready reference.

Course OfferedUniversity NameEligibility Criteria
Integrated M.Sc(Physics)Central University of Rajasthan10 + 2 in Science Stream or the equivalent of any recognized board in India with Physics and Mathematics as the optional subjects having 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.
B.Sc (Physics)Central University of KarnatakaMinimum 50% aggregate marks or Equivalent on Grading Scale of respective boards/ universities (45% for SC/ST/PwD/OBC/EWS candidates) at 10+2 level with physics, mathematics, chemistry as the subjects.
Integrated B.Sc. M.Sc. (Physics)Central University of KashmirMinimum 50% aggregate marks or Equivalent on Grading Scale of respective boards/ universities (45% for SC/ST/PwD/OBC/EWS candidates) at 10+2 level with Physics and Maths as main subjects.
Integrated M.Sc.Central University of Tamil NaduA Pass in the Plus two examination equivalent of any recognized board in India with 60% marks (Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry) for General Category, 55% marks for OBC (Non-creamy layer), and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Integrated B.Sc. M.Sc. (Physics)Central University of Haryana10 + 2 in Science Stream or equivalent of any recognized board in India with Physics and Mathematics as the optional subjects having 50% marks Equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.
Integrated M.Sc (Physics)Central University of JammuMinimum 50% aggregate marks or Equivalent on Grading Scale of respective Boards/Universities (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates) at 10+2 level with Physics & Mathematics as subjects.

Candidates can refer to CUET Chemistry to prepare well!

CUET Physics: Syllabus

The syllabus is an important part of the preparation process. Understanding the syllabus can help candidates frame an effective study schedule. Hence we have provided the CUET Physics syllabus below-

Unit I: Electrostatics
Unit II: Current Electricity
Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Unit V: Electromagnetic Waves
Unit VI: Optics
Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Unit VIII: Atoms and Nuclei
Unit IX: Electronic Devices
Unit X: Communication Systems

Download the CUET Physics Syllabus here!

Central Universities that offer CUET Physics Courses

For easy reference, we have compiled a list of universities that are participating in the CUET 2022 admission process, and are offering the physics course –

UniversityCourse Offered
Central University of Jammu (UI011)Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc
Central University of Kashmir (UI012)Integrated B.Sc. Hons. MSc
Central University of Karnataka (UI018)B.Sc. Physics
Central University of Rajasthan (UI028)Integrated M.Sc.
Central University of Tamil Nadu (UI034)Integrated M.Sc.
Central University of HaryanaIntegrated B.Sc., MSc

Candidates can know about CUET Test Practice centers here!

Book to Prepare for CUET Physics 2022

While preparing for a national competitive examination, it is very important to refer to the right set of study material, that is recommended by the experts in the field. Physics, as we know is a blend of theory and practical, and hence it is important that candidates refer to certain books that are expert-recommended and provide an all-around knowledge. Hence we have compiled a list of books for preparation below- 

Class 11 PhysicsNCERT
Class 12 PhysicsNCERT
Concept of Physics Volume 1 and 2H.C. Verma
Understanding Physics (Set of 5 books)D.C. Pandey

Check details of the CUET Score Card here

CUET Physics: Preparation Tips

An effective preparation strategy coupled with a study schedule can help candidates clear the toughest exams. Hence we have provided you with CUET Physics Preparation tips to help you ace this subject and boost your preparations –

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: Knowing the exam pattern and syllabus helps you understand the topic-wise weightage and sections. This will help you to frame a better study schedule and also help you complete your syllabus on time.
  • Curate a Study Schedule: Once you understand the exam pattern and syllabus, the next step is to curate an effective study schedule. Candidates must prepare a month-wise, week-0wise, day-wise, and hour-wise schedule. Do set realistic targets and stick to the same.
  • Revision: Revision is the key to success. You must ensure that you do weekly revisions of the concepts studied during the week. Also, last-minute revisions help you brush up and boost your confidence.
  • Refer to NCERT Books: The best way to prepare for CUET Physics is to refer to Class 11th and Class 12th NCERT Books for Physics.
  • Practice is the key: Physics is a theoretical and practical subject, so ensure you practice the numerical on a regular basis and make notes of the formulas.
  • Strategize your Study plan: As mentioned before that Physics is a practical and theoretical subject, if you are not so good with numerical, it’s advisable to start with the theoretical topics first such as Communication, Nuclei, Wave Optics, etc.
  • Attempt Mock tests:  Candidates must attempt mock tests because doing so will help candidates identify their strengths and work upon their weaknesses, help boost their confidence and they will also learn the art of time management. Candidates can understand the exam’s level of difficulty and adjust their preparation accordingly. 

We hope this article could help you understand the nitty-gritty of the now complete CUET Physics. We wish you all the best for your exams!

CUET Physics FAQs 2022

What is the syllabus for the Physics in CUET Exam 2022? 

The syllabus includes Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter, and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems.

How to ace Physics subject for the CUET Exam?

You should know the syllabus, know the exam pattern, take mock tests, prepare study schedules, and do regular revisions and strategies to clear the domain of Physics.

What is the exam pattern for the Physics domain for CUET Exam 2022?

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

What are the books needed to prepare for Physics for CUET 2022?

You can use Class 11 & 12Physics (NCERT), Concept of Physics Volume 1 and 2 (H.C.Verma), etc.

Is there a negative marking scheme for CUET 2022?

Yes 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.