CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023: Difficulty level, Experts Review, Questions Asked in CUET UG Exam

CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023 includes an in-depth discussion of the test structure, its difficulty level, good attempts, and the expected cutoffs. As per the expert’s CUET Exam Paper Analysis, today’s CUET Exam 2023 was moderately difficult. Go through the detailed CUET Exam Paper Analysis to determine your performance and prepare accordingly.

This year, NTA has changed the CUET Exam Pattern which is the main reason for the students to know what was the level and type of questions asked. The first phase will take place between 21st to 24th May and the second phase will be held on 25th to 31st May. The students who have their exam in upcoming shifts must go through the detailed CUET 2023 Exam Analysis of 21st May Shift 1 to better understand the pattern.

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CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023 Good Attempts

The overall CUET Difficulty Level of the shift 1 Exam was moderately difficult. As per the candidates’ review, the level of questions asked CUET exam was easier than mock tests. The overall difficulty of the exam was Moderate. Check section-wise expected good attempts and difficulty level as tabulated below.

Sections Good Attempts Difficulty Level 
Language I (A) 36-38 Easy to Moderate
Language I (B) 34-36 Easy to Moderate
Domain-Specific Subjects 35-37 Moderate
General Awareness 54-56 Moderate
Overall 159-167 Moderate

CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023- English Language

There were 3 Reading comprehensions asked in today’s CUET Exam, each RC consists of 4 to 5 questions. Idioms and Phrases were in the format of Match the column. 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension (3 passages) 12 Easy
Synonyms-Antonyms 4-5 Easy
Idioms and Phrases 3-4 Easy to Moderate
Voice and Figure of Speech 4-5 Easy to Moderate
One Word Substitution 3-4 Moderate

CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023- Reasoning

Based on the feedback of the students who appeared for the entrance exam, the questions from the logical reasoning section were easy to attempt. On the shift 1 of the CUET day 1 exam, the questions of the reasoning section were asked from the below-given topics as mentioned in the table:

Topics Number of questions
Blood relations 3
Coading-decoding 3
Clock 2
Puzzles 1
Non-verbal reasoning 1
Calendar 4

CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023- Maths

The level of this section was Easy to Moderate as per CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023. Check topic-wise no, of questions asked as per candidate’s reviews. There were more questions from Quant and Reasoning as compared to the GK and Current Affairs. From Quantitative Ability, the topics were as follows:

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Percentage 3-4 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 4-5 Easy
Profit and Loss 4-5 Easy
Height and Distance 3-4 Moderate to Tough
Mensuration 4-5 Moderate to Tough
Geometry 3-4 Tough
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation 3-4 Moderate

CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023- General Awareness

Some of the current affairs questions asked in CUET Exam on 21st may Shift 1 are as listed below- 

Nobel prize related
States & Capitals related
Rivers (Match the following).

CUET Exam Paper Analysis 2023- Shift Wise Analysis


The English paper for CUET (UG) 2023, day 1 & shift 1 was comparatively on the easier line. Students had varied opinions on the degree of easiness, but most of the students rated the exam easy. There were 15 questions based on reading comprehension (3 passages – 5 questions each). Passages were a mix of stories and extracts from poems, but the extracts were easy to comprehend. The questions were direct, but the options were very close.

The GT paper was very similar to Career Launcher Mocks with questions from elementary mathematics (approximately 20-25), the reasoning part had questions from calender and direction, 12-15 questions from General Awareness, 2-3 questions each from History & Science, 1-2 questions each from Science, Economics, Geography, Discovery & Invention, and Sports.

The broad topics are as follows:

  • Science: Vitamin Deficiency, Discovery of Zero, Discovery of watch
  • History: Quit India Movement, Civil Disobedience movement
  • Economic: Import-Export
  • Books & Authors: Books written by Mahatma Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor
  • Reasoning: Direction and logic related
  • Numeric Ability: Percentages, Number system, Algebra, Mean, Median, Mode, Set Theory, Time & Work


The English paper for CUET (UG) 2023, day 1 & shift 2 was comparatively on the same line on the difficulty level as in shift 1. Students had different opinions on how easy the paper was, but none would rate it as difficult.

From reading comprehension, there were 3 passages – 5 to 6 questions each. Passages were both stories and extracts from poems. The extracts were easy to moderate to comprehend. Other major topics from which questions were asked in shift 2 were Incorrect/Correct statements & Direct/Indirect speech. 3-5 questions were asked from these topics. Apart from these, there were questions from identification of parts of speech, there were 1-2 questions from all the topics from which questions were asked in shift 1 (1-2 questions). Overall, the English paper in shift 2 was easy (same as shift 1), and students didn’t face much difficulty in it.

The General Test section on the first day (May 21), shift 2 was rated as easy to moderate by most of the students. Questions were based on similar topics as were asked in the first shift. The GT paper was very similar to Career Launcher Mocks with questions from Numerical Ability (approximately 22-24), General Awareness (10-12 questions), and Logical Reasoning (6-7 questions).

The broad topics are as follows:

  • Science: chemical Reaction, the chemical name of baking soda, questions of Biology
  • History: Civil Disobedience movement
  • Economic: Economist award
  • Books & Authors: Panchatantra
  • Reasoning: Direction and logic related
  • Numeric Ability: Percentages, Number system, Algebra, Ratio, and Proportion

Quantitative- (15 to 20 questions)

Successive Discount
Venn Diagram
Height & Distance
Profit & Loss
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
Time & Work

GK- (7 to 8 questions)

Books & Authors
Kanha National Park
Cities & Nicknames
Chemical Formulas
Awards & Recognitions

Reasoning- (5 to 6 questions)

Seating Arrangement
Venn Diagram
Counting of Figures
Blood Relations
Calendar & Clock

Active-Passive Speech- 1 to 2 questions
Type of Tense- 1 to 2 questions
Narration- 2 to 3 questions
Reading Comprehension- 2
Figure of Speech- Alliteration
Rearrangement- 2 to 3 questions
Fill in the Blanks
One Word Substitution
Choose the Correct Word- Articles
Spelling Errors

CUET Exam Pattern 2023

  1. The exam will be conducted in two slots. Slot 1: 195 minutes (3:15 hours), slot 2: 225 minutes (3:45 hours).
  2. The CUCET exam 2023 was held in computer-based mode.
  3. The MCQ-based question paper of CUET will be divided into four sections:
CUET Exam Pattern 2023
Sections Subjects/ Tests No. of Questions To be Attempted Duration
Section IA 13 Languages  50 40 in each language 45 minutes for each language
Section IB 19 Languages 
Section II 27 Domain specific Subjects  50 40 45 minutes for each subject
Section III General Test 75 60 60 minutes

CUET Memory Based Question Paper 2023

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