CUET 2022: Psychology Exam Syllabus (324)


Priyanka Paul, Blog Content Writer at Edumarz

Learn more about the CUET 2022 Psychology (324) Exam Syllabus in this article.


Table of Contents

What is CUET 2022?

About the Psychology Exam (324)

CUET 2022: Psychology Exam (324) Syllabus

Unit 1: Variations in Psychological Characteristics

Unit 2: Self and Personality

Unit 3: Meeting Life Challenges

Unit 4: Psychological Disorders

Unit 5: Therapeutic Approaches

Unit 6: Attitude and Social Cognition

Unit 7: Social Influence and Group Processes

Unit 8: Psychology and Life

Unit 9: Developing Psychological Skills

Frequently Asked Questions


What is CUET 2022?

Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 is an exam taken by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Students seeking undergraduate courses in the Central Universities of India are eligible to take this exam. Around 45 Central Universities accept CUET scores for admission. On the NTA’s official website, students can fill out the application. The syllabus of the CUET 2022 can also be found on their website.


About the Psychology Exam (324)

The Psychology Exam (324) will be in CBT mode. The total marks are 200. The time limit of the exam is 45 minutes. The question paper will have 50 questions. Out of 50, students need to attempt 40 questions. Each correct answer carries 5 marks and a negative marking of one for each incorrect answer. 

CUET 2022: Psychology Exam Syllabus (324)

The Syllabus has 9 units

Unit 1: Variations in Psychological Characteristics 

The lesson’s objective is to learn how people differ in terms of their various psychological characteristics. It includes

  • 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 (EQ).

Unit 2: Self and Personality

This unit focuses on self-study and personality with various approaches to evaluate a person. Additionally, the topic of personality evaluation will cover

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-efficacy

  • Self-regulation

  • Culture and Self

  • Concept of Personality

  • Type and Trait, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Behavioural, Cultural

  • Assessment of Personality: Self Report Measures, Behavioural Analysis and Projective Measures.

Unit 3: Meeting Life Challenges

This unit discusses the nature of stress and how a person’s reactions to stress are influenced by their perception of the stressors. There will also be a discussion of stress management techniques and their nature. Apart from this, this unit will also deal with

  • Types and sources of stress

  • Effects on Psychological Functioning and Health

  • Coping with stress

  • Promoting Positive Health and Well-Being.


Unit 4: Psychological Disorders

This unit deals with the concepts of normality and abnormality and psychological disorders. It also deals with 

  • 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.


Unit 5: Therapeutic Approaches 

The unit covers the purpose, methods and efficacy of various ways of 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 people with Mental Illness.

Unit 6: Attitude and Social Cognition

This unit focuses on the changes and development of attitude, how culture affects attributional tendencies, and the effect on pro-social behaviour due to environmental factors. The other topics that this unit covers are

  • About Social behaviour: Impression formation and explaining behaviour of others through attributions.

  • Social cognition

  • Schemas and Stereotypes

  • Nature and Components of Attitudes

  • Attitude Formation and Change

  • Behaviour in the presence of others

  • Pro-Social behaviour

  • Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Strategies for Handling Prejudice.

Unit 7: Social Influence and Group Processes

The unit covers the concept of the group, its roles, and the dynamics of social influence on conformity, obedience, and compliance. There will also be a discussion of various dispute resolution techniques.

  • 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 8: Psychology and Life

The unit focuses on psychological knowledge and some significant social issues. It also covers

  • Human-environment relationship

  • Human Behavior and the Environment: Noise Pollution, Crowding, and Natural Disasters

  • Promoting Pro-Environmental Behaviour

  • Social and Psychological Concerns like Aggression, Violence, Peace, Discrimination, Poverty and Health.

  • The Impacts of Television on Behaviour.

Unit 9: Developing Psychological Skills

The section covers a few practical psychological and social skills for promoting social and personal growth. It deals with

  • Psychological Skills

  • Observational Skills

  • Interviewing Skills

  • Testing Skills

  • Counselling skills — Empathy, Authenticity, Positive Regard

  • Communication Skills and Listening Skills.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Syllabus of the CUET 2022 Psychology Exam (324)?

You can see the Syllabus in this article or click here.


  1. How many units does the Syllabus of Psychology Exam (324) have?

The Syllabus has 9 units.


  1. What are the total marks for the exam?

The total marks are 200.


  1. How many questions do I have to attempt?

Students need to attempt 40 questions out of 50.


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