CUET PG Psychology Entrance Exam Syllabus | Admission Procedure | Books | GUIDE —UPS Education


Common University Entrance Test (CUET) has two structures UG and PG. This article mentions all the information about CUET PG with all the relevant details and guides, like eligibility criteria, examination structure, syllabus, and important books for the entrance examination.

CUET PG is a common entrance test for students who want to pursue Post Graduation from Central, State, and private institutions. CUET provides a common ground through which a student may compete for many universities simultaneously.

The Examination is conducted by a government agency named “National Testing Agency” (NTA) across the country. NTA was founded in November 2017 after receiving approval from the Union Council of Ministers to administer entrance examinations for educational institutions.

CUET includes 42 Central (till the date of writing article), State and Deemed to be Universities that provide Post graduation Psychology courses. Further details of CUET PG (Psychology) are given below.

Psychology Subject code: HUQP20

Starting of the Applications: 11 March 2024 to 28 March 2024

Click here for the List of Participating Universities

CUET-PG Psychology 2024 Entrance Syllabus

The Entrance Syllabus for CUET PG 2024 will contain 75 questions in total and all questions will be from Psychology only.

There are several topics included in the entrance syllabus up to the undergraduate level. The syllabus of Psychology is as follows:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Schools of Psychology
  • Biological bases of Behaviour
  • Learning, Memory
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Emotion and Motivation
  • Intelligence
  • Personality
  • Psychological Testing
  • Life-span Development
  • Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
  • Statistics for Psychology

There will be no General Paper in CUET PG Psychology 2024. Hence, there will only be 75 question related to psychology discipline carrying 4 marks each. There would be a negative marking of 1 marks for wrong answer each.

CUET PG 2024 will be conducted in 3 shifts for the admission in next academic session.

Applications Procedure

Kindly watch the video to know step by step process of filling out CUET PG 2024 registration form.

CUET PG 2024 Psychology Entrance Pattern

Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Test (CBT)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Duration of Examination105 Minutes
Number of Questions75
Psychology Questions75 (100% from Psychology Only)
General Questions0
Total Marks300
For each correct Answer4 Marks
Negative Marking (for each wrong)Yes (-1 Mark)

List of Recommended Books: 

There are various books and guides to study for the entrance test. We have mentioned the topic-specific book and authors for your entrance examination.

Introduction to Psychology: Ciccarelli or Baron

Social Psychology: Baron Robert

Theories of Personality:  Bem P Allen

Human Development: Laura Berk

Bio-Psychology: James W. Kalat. BioPsychology, Key-Points was written by Dr. Arvind Otta is also very useful to be aware of the terminology.

Cognitive Psychology: Robinson-Riegler

Statistics: Quinn McNemar / Minium

Research Method: Lewin & Fox

Psychological Testing: Ronald Jay Cohen and Mark E. Swerdlik

Abnormal Psychology: Sarason and Sarason or Davison & Neale

Clinical Psychology: Alan Carr / Hecker and Geoffrey

Industrial Psychology: Michael Aamodt

Latest Advancement: Follow Psychology Journal or Magazine. You can also refer to Psychologs Magazine

The List of Participating Universities is as follows:

S.No.DegreeName of the courseName of the Institution
1M.Sc.Applied PsychologyRajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
2MAPsychology, Applied PsychologyDelhi University
2M.Sc.Applied PsychologyCentral University Andhra Pradesh
3M.A.PsychologyCentral University Haryana
4M.Sc.Health PsychologyUniversity of Hyderabad
5M.A./M.Sc.PsychologyCentral University Jharkhand
6M.Sc.PsychologyCentral University Karnataka
7M.A.PsychologyCentral University Punjab
8M.A./ M.Sc.Sports PsychologyCentral University Rajasthan
9M.A./M.Sc.PsychologyCentral University South Bihar
10M.Sc.Applied PsychologyCentral University Tamil Nadu
11M.A.PsychologyTripura University
12M.A.PsychologyHemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar
13M.A./ M.Sc.PsychologyManipur University
14M.A./ M.Sc.PsychologySikkim University
15M.Sc.Applied PsychologyPondicherry University
16PG DiplomaPsychology (Rehabilitation Psychology (PGDRP)Central University Haryana
17Advanced PG DiplomaPsychology (Child Guidance and Counselling)Central University Haryana
18M.A./ M.Sc.PsychologyDr. Harisingh Gour Vishwa Vidyalaya
19M.A./ M.Sc.PsychologyIndira Gandhi National Tribal University Amarkantak
20M.Sc. Human Development & Family StudiesPsychologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
21M.A./ M.ScPsychologyBanaras Hindu University
22M.Sc.PsychologyApex University, Rajasthan
23M.A.Applied PsychologyGalgotias University, U.P.
24M.A.PsychologyK.R. Mangalam University
25M.A.PsychologyDr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi

Important Links:

Click here to Apply Now/ Visit the CUET PG Website

Click here to Download the information bulletin 2024

Other Important Links:

Click here for – MA/M.Sc. Psychology Colleges for non-psychology students

Click here for – Psychology Entrance Examinations Book (useful for all Masters Psychology Entrances)

Click here for – List of Top Universities and Colleges providing Masters in Psychology in India —UPS Education

Master’s Psychology Entrance: A Complete Guide by —UPS Education

Click here for online Psychology Entrance Coaching

Other Resources:…

Can Non-Psychology Students pursue Masters in Psychology? :

Click here for – MA/M.Sc. Psychology Colleges for non-psychology students

Click here for – List of Universities/Colleges offering Master’s degree in Psychology.

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