CUCET stands for Central Universities Common Entrance Test which is conducted every year. It is a common entrance exam for 14 Central universities along with 4 state universities across India. Therefore, it is a gateway to central universities. Hence, preparation is very important. Thus, we are bringing the list of Top 10 Tips for CUCET preparation. Let’s get started.
CUCET 2021 will be held in August and the application forms will be released in July. The admit card will be released online. The exam will also be held in online mode. You can check your eligibility. As well as learn more about the test here.
To prepare for any exam we need to keep few things in mind. Firstly, the exam pattern. Secondly, marking scheme. Thirdly, the entire syllabus and weightage. Finally, the type of questions the paper consists of. Here, are the highlights of CUCET.
|No. of questions||100|
|Division of Paper||two parts A and B|
|Part A- Subjects||1. English|
2. General awareness
3. Mathematical Awareness
4. Analytical Skills
|Part A- Questions||25 MCQs|
|Part B- Subject||Domain knowledge|
|Part B- Questions||75 MCQs|
|Marking Scheme||Correct Ans: +1|
Wrong Ans: -0.25
1. Pay more attention to Domain Knowledge
Note that 75% of the questions asked in the CUCET exam are based on domain knowledge. Hence, you should go through the CUCET syllabus of your particular subject. So that you have sufficient knowledge of your domain.
Once you are through with your domain knowledge. Only then move forward to studying Part A .i.e. English, General Awareness, etc.
2. Practice daily
“Practice makes perfect”. CUCET has a negative marking of -0.25. Therefore, it is important to increase your accuracy. In order to do so, practice more. Once you enhance your accuracy, the chances of wrong answers lowering your score will decrease. Hence, increased accuracy will help you score higher.
3. Manage time well
CUCET requires candidates to solve 100 MCQs in just 2 hours. Hence it is important to manage your time during the exam. Recognise and work on your strengths. Because solving questions you are comfortable with first is a good way of saving time. Make sure to practice solving MCQ type questions. In order to familiarise yourself with the paper pattern.
4. Start your Preparation on Time
It is very important to start your study on time. So that you can cover your complete syllabus a few days before the exam. If you start studying early. Then, you will have some time left for revision before the exam. Otherwise, considering the vast syllabus of CUCET it can be difficult to make time for revision.
5. Previous year question paper practice
Just like in any other examination, you need to solve previous year papers in CUCET preparation as well. In addition to helping you revise your syllabus, it also helps you grasp the paper pattern. It is also recommended to practice these papers in the weeks leading to your exam. It is because they are a good test of knowledge. Multiple attempts on these papers can also help you clear your concepts.
6. Take Mock tests
The best way for a candidate to know his/her strength and weakness is by solving mock tests. Because they help you simulate exam conditions. Through this, you can also find out the best approach to attempt the actual CUCET question paper. They also help you to understand the format of the paper. Therefore solving mock tests can help candidates prepare better for the entrance exam.
7. Make a time table
Candidates should make a timetable which takes into account a few things. Firstly, which topics to cover and when. Secondly, which topics need high priority. Finally, how much to cover on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Candidates are advised to make a daily plan. Special attention should be given to the domain subject syllabus. This method of study will optimize your efforts.
Before going to the next chapter, revision of the finished chapter is a must. As you progress, make notes as this will help you to understand the chapter better. These notes will be helpful when you revise the chapter as well. Also, summarize your points so that you can memorize the topics before the D day. Revision refreshes your topics. So that they are easy to apply in the examination. A good revision practice is a key to a great CUCET score.
9. Take a break
Take proper rest as study requires you to have an energetic mind, take breaks to refresh yourself. Go for a walk, a short break can be very beneficial. This practice will increase your concentration. Small breaks should always be a part of great Preparation.
10. Stay motivated
Here is a point you need to follow, don’t be lazy. Last month is a crucial time and you need to be committed, focused and dedicated. In order to put a lot of effort into your studies. Avoid things that distract you like your smartphone and television. At least until the entrance exam is conducted. After that, you can binge all web series you want. But hard work is required to secure admission and clear the entrance exam. Therefore, you need to stay focused.
The most important thing while preparing for an exam is not to take the stress. Therefore, relax make a timetable and steadily march ahead to achieve your dream college. Follow these tips and they will surely improve your preparation. All the best!