Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) For Psychology
CUCET for Psychology: Exam Details, Eligibility, Books Recommendation and More
- SANYA SIROHI AND VINEET SEKHON
The CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Exam) is an all-India test organized by several Central Universities and State Universities of India for admission to various Integrated/Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Research Programs. CUCET has been managed/coordinated by the Central University of Rajasthan since its inception in 2010. Let’s know more about the details, admission process, and eligibility for CUCET.
CUCET is conducted for admission into Central Universities for MA/M.Sc. Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Sports Psychology.
CUCET Syllabus for PG Programs varies as per the course.
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Applicants need to register on the CUCET official website. Upon registration, fill in the CUCET application form with information relating to academic credentials, personal address, test centers, and examination details. Check the admit card and appear at the allotted exam center for the CUCET test.
Finally, one needs to appear for the CUCET counseling conducted at each central university separately for seat allotment in the respective courses. One must fill out the admission form available on the official website of the respective university to be eligible for counseling from a specific university.
EXAM PATTERN FOR CUCET
For UI and PG Programmes:
For Post Graduate Programmes - Psychology
Code: PGQP 40
- The question paper will comprise 100 MCQs from English, Numerical Aptitude/Data Interpretation, Analytical Skills, Reasoning, General Aptitude, General Knowledge.
- Part A: Language, General Awareness, Mathematical Aptitude, and Analytical Skills: 25 MCQs.
- Part B: Domain Knowledge-75 MCQs. (TOPICS Like: Introduction to Psychology, History of Psychology, Schools of Psychology, Biological bases of Behaviour, Sensation/Perception, Learning, Memory, Emotion and Motivation, Intelligence, Personality, Psychological Testing, Life-span Development, Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, Statistics for Psychology.)
For Research Programmes
- Part A: Language, general awareness, mathematical aptitude, analytical skills, Numerical Ability and Research Methodology-50 MCQs
- Part B: 50 MCQs- respective subject.
- Total Marks - 100
For UI & PG Programmes, negative marking: deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. No negative marking is followed for research programs.
Fee Structure of the Test- Only online applications are accepted for CUCET.
PREPARATION TIPS & BOOKS
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When appearing for any entrance exam or CUCET, one must Set Up a Study Plan/ Daily Time Table to manage the targets by breaking the entire syllabus into smaller sections. Start preparing early, take timed tests, and solve previous year papers. All this is enough to obtain a good score and crack any entrance test!