CUET UG Psychology 2023 - Complete Insights into the Exam - Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation Tips

CUET UG Psychology 2023 - Complete Insights into the Exam - Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation Tips


What is the CUET UG Exam in Psychology?

CUET UG Exam in  Psychology  2023 is the Platform for students who want to pursue their Bachelors in psychology. Along with the General CUET Information and Guidelines for 2023, CUET aspirants in the Psychology domain should thoroughly review the CUET Psychology Syllabus.

Want to become a practising Psychologist in India?

In today’s time, a career in Psychology is in high demand among students. A career in Psychology allows you to practice Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Sports Psychology, and many more.

Clinical Psychologist: Clinical Psychologists are RCI registered mental health practitioners in India who assess, diagnose, and treat psychological disorders and mental illnesses. They do not prescribe medications but are highly skilled in psychotherapies such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic therapy.

Counselling Psychologist: Counseling psychologists empower individuals, families and groups of all ages to deal with emotional, social, developmental, and other related life concerns. These professionals use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help people manage behavioural issues, cope with stress, alleviate anxiety and distress.

Benefits of Pursuing a Bachelor's in Psychology,

Students who don’t have a background in psychology are eligible to pursue a Master's in Psychology at limited universities. Still, the number of such universities is declining.

Therefore, it is highly recommended by Power Within Team that students who wish to have a career in Psychology must choose a Bachelor’s in Psychology route.

  1. Students with a bachelor's Degree are highly preferred in Jobs
  2. Students with a bachelor’s degree are better equipped to crack PG Entrance Exams for admissions in Psychology.


CUET Exam for Undergraduate Courses in Psychology

Mode of the Test: The exam will be conducted in the Computer Based test - CBT mode.

Exam Pattern: All Objective types with Multiple Choice Questions will be asked in the exam.

CUET UG Psychology Syllabus of the Exam

Unit I: Variations in Psychological Attributes

The unit aims to study how people differ regarding their various psychological attributes. Individual differences in human functioning; Assessment of psychological attributes; Intelligence: Individual differences in intelligence; Theories of intelligence; Culture and intelligence; Special abilities: Aptitude — nature and measurement; Creativity; Emotional intelligence.

Unit II: Self and Personality

This unit focuses on the study of self and personality in the context of different approaches in an effort to appraise the person. The assessment of personality will also be discussed. self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-regulation; Culture and self; Concept of personality; Major approaches — Type and Trait, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Behavioural, Cultural; Assessment of personality: Self-report measures, behavioural analysis, and projective measures.

Unit III: Meeting Life Challenges

This unit deals with the nature of stress and how responses to stress depend on an individual’s appraisal of stressors. Strategies to cope with stress will also be dealt with.

Nature, types and sources of stress; Effects on psychological functioning and health; Coping with stress; Promoting positive health and well-being.

Unit IV: Psychological Disorders

This unit discusses the concepts of normality and abnormality and the major psychological disorders. Concepts of abnormality and psychological disorders; Classification of disorders;

Factors underlying abnormal behaviour; Major psychological disorders – Anxiety, Somatic, Dissociative, Mood, Schizophrenic, Developmental and Behavioural-Substance use related.

Unit V: Therapeutic Approaches

The unit discusses the goals, techniques, and effectiveness of different approaches to treating psychological disorders. Nature and process of therapy: Therapeutic relationship; Types of therapies: Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive, Behaviour and Bio-medical; Alternative therapies — Yoga, Meditation; Rehabilitation of mentally ill.

Unit VI: Attitude and Social Cognition

This unit focuses on forming and changing attitudes, cultural influences on attributional tendencies, and conditions influencing pro-social behaviour. Explaining social behaviour: Impression formation and explaining the behaviour of others through attributions; Social cognition; Schemas and stereotypes;

Nature and components of attitudes; Attitude formation and change; Behaviourin in the presence of others; Pro-social behaviour; Prejudice and discrimination; Strategies for handling prejudice.

Unit VII: Social Influence and Group Processes

The unit deals with the concept of the group, its functions, and the dynamics of social influence on conformity, obedience, and compliance. Different conflict resolution strategies will also be discussed.

Conformity, Obedience, and Compliance; Cooperation and Competition; Nature and Formation of Groups; Types of Groups; Social identity; Influence of the group on individual behaviour; Intergroup Conflicts; Conflict resolution strategies.

Unit VIII: Psychology and Life

The unit focuses on the application of psychological understanding to some important social issues. Human-environment relationship; Environmental effects on human behaviour: Noise, pollution, crowding, natural disasters; Promoting pro-environmental behaviour; Psychology and social concerns: Aggression, Violence, Peace, Discrimination and Poverty, health, the impact of television on behaviour.

Unit IX: Developing Psychological Skills

The unit deals with some effective psychological and interpersonal skills for facilitating personal-social development.

Effective psychological skills: Observational skills, Interviewing skills, Testing skills, Counselling skills — empathy, authenticity, positive regard, and Communication skills — listening.


1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is calculated with the following formula

a. Chronological age divided by mental age and multiplied by 100 

b. Chronological age multiplied by mental age and divided by 100

c. Mental age divided by Chronological age and multiplied by 100

d. Mental age multiplied by Chronological age and divided by 100

Ans. c

Sol. Intelligence Quotient helps to discover a person's knowledge, mental ability, judging ability and reasoning abilities etc.

The formula for IQ is: IQ= Mental Age /  Chronological age ×100

What is Power Within Psychology?

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