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March 13, 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted with the conduct of Central University Entrance Test (CUET) 2023 for UG admission in University of Delhi and other 44 Central Universities. This is the second CUET exam conducted for BMS/BBA(FIA) admission for Delhi University and other 44 central universities. CUET UG entrance exam is scheduled from May 21 to 31, 2023 in three slots. Below is shared the CUET 2023 Syllabus for BMS/BBA (FIA) admission 2023 in DU colleges


Before we check the CUET BBA exam syllabus 2023, we should know the key changes and components of CUET 2023 Exam Pattern for DU BBA entrance exam. Below are shared the key changes and broad structure for DU specific BMS/BBA (FIA) CUET 2023 Pattern


CUET 2023: Key Changes in Exam Structure & Scoring Pattern
Below are the key changes introduced by National Testing Agency (NTA) in conduct of CUET 2023 exam as compared to last year exam:

Important CUET Changes
CUET 2023
CUET 2022
Test Slots
3 Slot Exam
2 Slot Exam
Number of Questions
Reduced in all sections
All the sections had more number of questions
Type of Questions
Scoring Pattern
+ 5 Marks for each Correct Answer
+ 4 Marks for each correct answer
Percentage of Negative Marking
Reduced to 20% (-1 mark for each wrong answer)
Was 25% (-1 mark for each wrong answer

CUET 2023 DU-BBA Entrance Exam: Revised Pattern
Based on the revised CUET pattern, the overall and sectional composition of BBA CUET 2023 Exam Pattern for Delhi University BBA/BMS admission 2023 is shared below:

Choice of Exam Subjects
No. of Questions
Time Duration
Section I: Divided into 2 Subsections
IA:13 Languages (1 Language Compulsory)
IB: 20 Languages (Optional)
Minimum One Language Compulsory to choose from the list of 13 Languages
Not Mandatory for DU BBA entrance Test
Attempt 40 Qs out of Total 50
Attempt 40 Qs out of Total 50
45 Minutes for Each Language
45 Minutes for Each Language
Section-II: 27 Domain Subjects divided in two lists-B1 and B2
Choose Minimum 3 Subjects
Mathematics Compulsory + 2 Subjects like Business Studies, Economics/ Business Economics, Entrepreneurship. One of the subjects should be from List B1
Attempt 35/40 Qs out of Total 45/50
40/45 Minutes for each Subject
Section-III: General Test
MCQ Based Questions on GK, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning (Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/
stat (taught till Grade 8), Logical and Analytical Reasoning
50 Questions out of 60
50-60 Minutes for 60 Questions

Delhi University has clarified on the key sections and subjects that you need to appear in CUET BBA entrance exam 2023 required for admission to BMS/BBA(FIA)/ B.A (Hons) Business Economics courses

  • Candidates must appear in CUET 2023 in the following subject combination:
  • Any one Language from List A + Mathematics + SECTION III of CUET (General Test)
  • Merit will be based on the CUET scores obtained from the above-mentioned combination of subjects.

1. CUET BBA 2023 Exam Syllabus for DU
CUET BBA 2023 exam syllabus is based on changed exam pattern which consists of multiple choice questions (MCQs) with answer choices for each question.


cuet exam syllabus

1.1 CUET Exam Syllabus 2023: Section-I: Languages
The CUET Exam Syllabus 2023 for Section-1 is divided into 2 Subsections:


Section IA: 13 Languages


CUET 2023 exam is conducted in 13 languages-

  • English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
  • You must choose at least one language
  • This is compulsory

Section IB: 20 Languages

There are 20 Languages in this sub section

You can choose any other language apart from those offered in Section I A

It is Optional, you may or may not choose the additional language


Type of Questions

  • Questions in this section are based on
  • Reading Comprehension passages
  • There will be different types of passages–Factual, Literary, Narrative, (Literary Aptitude, and Vocabulary]

1.2 CUET BBA 2023 Exam Syllabus Section-II: Mathematics + 2 Domain Subjects
CUET BBA Syllabus for section-II has 27 Domain Subjects divided in two lists-B1 and B2. For DU BMS/BBA admission 2023, you need to opt for following subjects

  • Choose Minimum 3 Subjects
  • Mathematics Compulsory
  • Additionally Choose another 2 Subjects like Business Studies, Economics/ Business Economics, Entrepreneurship
  • One of the subjects should be from List B1

Type of Questions

  • MCQ Based Questions
  • Syllabus is as per NCERT Class XII standard

1.3 CUET Exam Syllabus 2023 Section-III: General Test: Compulsory Section

  • This is an Aptitude Test
  • Compulsory section for DU BMS/BBA(FIA) Admission 2023
  • CUET BBA Syllabus for this Section consists of key topics on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, General Mental Ability, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • The test consists of 60 MCQ Based Questions out of which 50 should be attempted

Type of Questions

  • Static GK and Current Affairs
  • Test of General Mental Ability IQ
  • Test of  Numerical Ability
  • Test of Quantitative Reasoning based on Simple application of basic mathematical concepts arithmetic/algebra geometry/mensuration/stat taught till Grade 8)
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning

1.4 Section-III CUET Syllabus in Detail
Below is shared the DU CUET 2023 Syllabus in detail for section-III


1.4.1 CUET Syllabus on Quantitative Ability:

  • Numbers
  • Averages & Percentages,
  • Roots, Indices, Surds,
  • Simple & Compound Interest,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Algebraic Formulae,
  • Linear & Quadratic Equations,
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Partnership,
  • Mixtures &Alligations,
  • Time, Speed & Distance,
  • Work Related Problems,
  • Pipes & Cisterns,
  • Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons,
  • Circles & Mensuration,
  • Permutations & Combinations,
  • Probability,
  • Determinants,
  • Vectors,
  • Integration and Differentiation.

1.4.2 CUET Syllabus on Logical and Analytical Reasoning

  • Coding & Decoding,
  • Symbol Based Logic,
  • Family Tree & Directions,
  • Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements,
  • Groups & Conditionality,
  • Logical Series,
  • Selection Criteria,
  • Sequential O/P Tracing,
  • Analogies, Odd one out,
  • Logical Puzzles,
  • Calendar

1.4.3 CUET Syllabus on General Awareness:

  • Business and Economy,
  • Awards and Honors,
  • Brands,
  • Logos,
  • Taglines,
  • Company/Business entities,
  • Days and Dates,
  • Government and Politics,
  • International Bodies/News,
  • Literature and Media,
  • Personalities,
  • Science & Technology,
  • Sports and Movies,
  • Trade/Business terminologies,
  • Personalities,
  • Books & authors,
  • Arts & Music,
  • Indian History and World History.
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