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CUET-UG Physics 2023-24 Entrance Exam Preparation Notes, MCQ Books, Practice Paper Sets & Other Study Materials by Target Publications

Explore the ultimate destination for CUET (UG) Physics preparation resources. Here you will find everything you need to prepare for the Physics section of the Central University Entrance Test (UG)—beginning with what you should expect in the exam.

All About the CUET Physics 2023–2024 Exam

1. CUET Physics Mode of Exam

The CUET (UG) Physics exam is a Computer-Based Test (CBT), and hence, will be conducted in CBT mode.

2. CUET Physics Paper Pattern

Physics (Code: 322) is one of the Domain subjects under Section - II of the CUET (UG) exam. It is a paper of 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) out of which candidates need to attempt 40 questions.

3. CUET Physics Syllabus

The syllabus for CUET (UG) Physics is based on Class 12 Physics. The most recent syllabus for CUET (UG) Physics on the official website is as follows:


Unit Topics

Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law – force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle, and continuous charge distribution.


Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.


Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet, and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).


Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, the electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges, and electric dipoles in an electrostatic field.


Conductors and insulators, free charges, and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, the combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor, Van de Graff generator.

Current Electricity

Electric current, the flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.


Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance.


The internal resistance of a cell, potential difference, and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.


Kirchhoff ’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone Bridge, Metre Bridge.


Potentiometer – principle, and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Concept of the magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot– Savart law and its application to the current carrying circular loop.


Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.


Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. The force between two parallel current-


Carrying conductors – definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer – its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.


Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. The magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.


Para-, dia- and ferromagnetic substances, with examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced EMF and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance.


Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, Wattless current. AC generator and transformer.

Electromagnetic Waves

Need for displacement current. Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.


Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.


Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection, and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens maker's formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.


Scattering of light: blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.


Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation, and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses.


Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.


Wave optics: Wave front and Huygens’ Principle, reflection, and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts.


Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ Principle.


Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources, and sustained interference of light.


Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.


Resolving the power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarization, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation – particle nature of light.


Matter waves: wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson–Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only the conclusion should be explained.)

Atoms and Nuclei

Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.


Radioactivity: alpha, beta, and gamma particles/rays, and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear fission and fusion.

Electronic Devices Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators, and semiconductors; semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.
Communication Systems Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV, and digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky, and space wave propagation. Need for modulation. Production and detection of an amplitude-modulated wave.


4. Understanding the Competition

In 2023, a whopping 1.92 million students appeared for the CUET (UG) exam, which is double the number from the previous year. This surge in candidates has intensified the competition for coveted spots in the country's best colleges. And with more prestigious institutes using CUET scores in their admission process, the competition is projected to increase this year. If you're aspiring to secure a place in your dream institute, you'll want to equip yourself with the finest CUET Physics books to prepare for the upcoming CUET 2023–2024 examination.

Target Publications: The Ultimate Destination for CUET (UG) Preparation Books

With an extensive network of experienced educators, industry professionals and exceptional students, we've unlocked the formula for crafting top-notch entrance exam books for MHT-CET, NEET-UG, JEE-Mains and CUET-UG. Since 2006, over 3 million students have placed their trust in Target Publications. Why? Because we consistently deliver the resources they need for outstanding academic performance. Our books always adhere to the most current syllabus and exam pattern. This positions Target Publications as your go-to when preparing for CUET (UG).


The Physics section of the CUET (UG) exam comprises application-based questions. Thus, you truly need to understand concepts to do well in the exam. Additionally, candidates often find completing the CUET Physics paper on time challenging.


To overcome this, ample practice needs to be incorporated in the preparatory phase.


Taking all this into consideration, Target Publications offers two categories of CUET Physics books: CUET (UG) Physics Notes and CUET (UG) Physics 10 Practice Paper Set.

CUET (UG) Physics Notes by Target Publications

Target's CUET (UG) Physics Notes is the complete CUET preparation kit. These CUET notes for Physics are packed with features to help you understand, revise, practise and perform better in the exam. You get concise notes for quick revision, concept videos, over 1600 CUET Physics chapter-wise multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with answers, topic tests and valuable tricks—all in one place. But that's not all. We have also included solved CUET Physics previous year’s questions (PYQ) and question paper.


CUET (UG) Physics 10 Practice Paper Set by Target Publications

Ensure you complete the Physics section of the CUET (UG) exam on time. Practise with Target’s CUET (UG) Physics 10 Practice Paper Set. It has 10 CUET sample papers prepared according to the latest CUET (UG) entrance exam. This CUET Physics practice handbook also comes with the solved 2022 CUET (UG) exam paper, answer keys and smart keys.


What You Get When You Choose Target

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  • A chance to be a part of the process through constructive feedback

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FAQs About CUET-UG Physics 2023-2024

Topics covered in the CUET Physics section include Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices and Communication Systems.
Firstly, make sure you understand every topic thoroughly. Secondly, solve as many mock tests and previous years’ question papers of different shifts as possible.

Yes, numerical problems are included in the CUET Physics section.

All the questions asked in CUET, including those for Physics, are in the form of multiple choice questions. The variety of Physics questions covered include Match the Columns, Statement-based questions and Passage/Case Study based questions.

Target Publications’ CUET (UG) Physics Notes and CUET (UG) Physics 10 Practice Paper Set are pretty good reference books for CUET Physics preparation. They’ve got quick revision notes, tricks and ample questions for you to practise solving.