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IPU CET 2019 Exam Pattern- Marking Scheme & Syllabus

Updated On - May 9th 2019 by YASHIKA GOEL

GGSIPU has introduced the concept of appearing for National Level Tests for selected programs such as B.Tech, MCA, Law and others instead of conducting different exams for them. Candidates aspiring for any of the selected university program has to appear for the examination on the date decided across the country.

For rest of the programs, IPU CET 2019 will be conducted. The Exam Pattern for IPU CET is set by the university (GGSIPU). It describes the marking scheme, mode, total and sectional marks/ questions, total time, important topics and others. IPU CET 2019 will be conducted between May 4, 2019 and June 2, 2019 in offline mode. 

Note: It must be noted that the exam pattern and syllabus varies program-wise.

The pattern for the programs accepting National Level Exams such as JEE Main, NEET and others is different from centralized IPU CET exam. 

Highlights of IPU CET 2019 Exam Pattern

IPU CET 2019 Exam DateMay 4, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Duration2:30 hours for B.Tech in Biotechnology; 3 hours for other Programs
Number of Questions200 for B.Tech Biotechnology; 150 for other Programs
Nature of QuestionsObjective
Marking Scheme+4 marks for correct response -1 mark deducted for wrong response
Exam Mode Offline (pen and paper based)
Exam LanguageEnglish 

Read More About  IPU CET 2019 in Hindi

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National Level Tests Exam Pattern

IP University now admits students in selected programs through various National Level Tests instead of IPU CET. Following are the programs and their corresponding National Level Tests:

B.Tech – JEE Main Paper 1

JEE Main Paper 1 is held in online and offline mode. As per JEE Main Brochure, exam pattern of JEE Main Paper 1 is given below:

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

  • Sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Number of Questions – 90 questions with each section comprising of 30 questions each.
  • Nature of Questions – Objective
  • Exam Mode – Online and Offline
  • Exam Duration – 3 hours | For candidates with 40% disability4 hours
  • Exam Medium – English and Hindi. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli – Gujrati.
  • Marking Scheme – Each question carries 4 marks. For each incorrect answer, -1 mark will be deducted.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

SectionMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
Total90 questions360 marks


CAT is an online test conducted to evaluate the candidates on the basis of Quantitative, Verbal/Reading, Data Interpretation and Reasoning Skills.

CAT Exam Pattern

  • Sections – 3 (Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude)
  • Number of Questions – 100
  • Total Marks – 300 
  • Duration of Exam – 180 minutes
  • Language – English 
  • Marking Scheme – +3 (correct answer), -1 (incorrect answer)
SectionNumber of MCQ questionsNumber of Non-MCQ questionsTotal Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension241034
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning24832
Quantitative Aptitude27734

Law – CLAT

CLAT entrance examination is conducted separately to enrol students to 3 year LLB, 5 year Integrated LLB and LLM programs.

CLAT Exam Pattern

  • Duration of exam – 120 minutes
  • Type of questions – Objective 
  • Medium of exam – English
  • Marking scheme – +1 mark for correct answer and -0.25 marks for incorrect answer
SectionTotal QuestionsMaximum Marks
English (including Comprehension)4040
GK and Current Affairs5050
Elementary Mathematics2020
Legal Aptitude5050
Logical Reasoning4040
Total200 Questions200 Marks


NIMCET evaluates the candidates on the basis of their mathematical skills, computer awareness, general English and logical reasoning and ability. 

NIMCET Exam Pattern

  • Duration of Exam – 120 minutes
  • Number of Questions – 120
  • Type of Questions – Objective
  • Total Marks – 480
  • Marking Scheme – +4 for correct answer and -1 for incorrect answer
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning40160
Computer Awareness1040
General English2080

Medical – NEET

NEET will be held in offline mode (paper based) only. Candidates must be prepared with 10+2 curriculum including Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany.

NEET Exam Pattern

  • Duration of Exam – 180 minutes
  • Number of Questions – 180
  • Type of Questions – Objective
  • Total Marks – 720
  • Marking Scheme – + 4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks

Architecture – NATA

NATA is conducted for the candidates interested in architecture. The exam is conducted in 2 phases – Mathematics & General Aptitude Test and Drawing Test.

NATA Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam – Online
  • Duration – 180 minutes
  • Type of Questions – Objective
  • Total Marks – 200
  • Marking Scheme – +2 marks for correct answer, No negative marking
PartSubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksMode of ExamTotal Time Duration
Part IMathematics3060MCQ- OMR Based90 minutes
Part IGeneral Aptitude3060MCQ- OMR Based
Part IIDrawingTest280Paper & Pencil Based90 minutes
-Total-200 marks-180 minutes (3 hours)

IPU CET 2019 Exam Pattern

The programs which are not included in the National Level Tests are included in IPU CET. The key points for IPU CET Exam Pattern are:

  • Mode of Exam- IPU CET is an offline exam for all courses.
  • Total Marks- The total marks of the paper are 600 (Except for MBBS, PGMC and SSMC exam).
  • Exam Duration- 3 hours for B.Tech in Biotechnology and 2.5 hours for other courses.
  • Language of Exam- IPUCET Question Paper is in English language only.

  • Number of Questions- All B.Tech. papers have 150 questions, while B.Tech Biotechnology has 200 questions.

  • Nature of Questions- All questions are objective in nature.

  • Marking Scheme- +4 mark for every right answer
  • Negative Marking- 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (Except for MBBS, PGMC and SSMC exam). There will be no negative marking in DM/MCH/SSMC exam.
  • Sections- Exam of B.Tech Biotechnology have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Read More IPU CET 2019 Preparation Books for Engineering

Sectional-weightage in IPU CET 2019 (B.Tech Bio-Technology)








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IPU CET 2019 Exam Pattern for other Programs

The below table represents the section-wise weightage of the selected programs in IPU CET 2019:

CourseSectional Weightage
BCAMathematics (30%)
English Language & Comprehension (15%)
General Knowledge- IT and Science Related (25%)
Computer Awareness (30%)
B.EdMental Ability and Reasoning (40%)
Aptitude for Teaching (20%)
English Comprehension (15%)
General Awareness (25%)

The Question Paper shall be set both in English and Hindi Language.

BBAEnglish Language and Comprehension (25%)
Logical and Analytical Ability (25%)
General Awareness (25%)
Aptitude relating to the field of Management and Communication Skills (25%)
B.ComLogical Reasoning (25%)
General Awareness (15%)
General English (25%)
Data Interpretation (35%)
B.Sc NursingChemistry (20%)
Physics (20%)
Biology (40%)
General Awareness about Health related Matters (10%)
English Language and Comprehension (10%)
M.EdEnglish / Communication skills (30%)
General Awareness and Logical Reasoning (30%)
Teaching Aptitude (40%)
B.Tech Biotechnology

Physics (20%)

Chemistry (20%)

Mathematics (20%)

Biology/Biotechnology (40%)

IPU CET 2019 Marking Scheme

The test paper contains 150 objective-type questions. Each question is provided with four alternative answers, out of which only one correct or most appropriate answer should be selected and marked on the OMR answer sheet.

  • Each question carries four marks.
  • There is NEGATIVE MARKING for wrong answer.
  • One mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Every correct response will get 4 marks.
  • No marks are deducted if a student has not marked any option.
  • In case, if a student has marked more than one option, it is treated as incorrect response. So, one mark will be deducted.

Hence, candidates must be sure about the answers before marking them because it will lead to negative marking in the total evaluation.

Read More IPU CET 2019 Preparation Books for Law

IPU CET 2019 Syllabus

After IPU CET Exam Pattern, comes the syllabus, which is also of utmost importance. Subject-wise syllabus with proper topic understanding makes the student confident before and during the exam if the topics are well revised according to the syllabus.

Note: Difficulty level of the entrance test for all B. Tech programmes will be similar to that of 10+2 level.

IPU CET Syllabus 2019 for Professional Courses

The syllabus for some of the most popular courses in IPU is given below for your reference:

CETCET CodeSections
MBA101(i) English Language & Comprehension- (30%), (ii) Numerical Ability- (30%), (iii) General Awareness- (10%), (iv) Reasoning ability including data interpretation- (30%)
MBA (IT)116(i) English Language & Comprehension, (ii) Numerical Ability & Mathematics, (iii) Logical Reasoning & Data interpretation, (iv) Computer Science
MCA105(i) Mathematics- (25%), (ii) English Language & Comprehension- (25%), (iii) Computer Awareness- (25%), (iv) Logical and Analytical Ability- (25%)
MAMC106(i) Communication Skills- English (30%), (ii) Current Affairs- (20%), (iii) General Knowledge- (20%), (iv) Mass Media (Print/ TV/ Radio/ Film/ New Media)- (30%)
LLM112(i) General Knowledge (including English Language)- (20%), (ii) Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Commercial Law & Family Law- (30%), (iii) Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Environment Law- (30%), (iv) Current Trends in Law- (20%)

Read  IPU CET Syllabus 2019

IPU CET 2019 Exam Instructions

Exam Pattern also includes the following points to be considered by the students who are going to appear in the exam:

  • Candidates should bring a black ballpoint to the Examination hall for marking responses on OMR answer sheets. Use of pencil is not allowed.
  • Candidates are not be provided the facility of re-evaluation or reassessment for the concerned exam.
  • Candidates should leave Examination Hall only after handing over OMR answer sheet and test booklet to the Invigilator.
  • The sheet has 4 circles in front of every question. Candidates need to mark the circle that highlights the circle that they feel is the correct response for that particular answer.
  • The Optical Mark Reader (OMR) response sheet should be handled carefully by the candidates. They are advised not to fold the response sheet under any circumstances.
  • Candidates are required to darken one circle only for each question. If you darken more than one circle for a question, the response to that question will be invalidated and negative mark will be assigned for that question.
  • Do not make any stray marks anywhere on the OMR.
  • Candidate shall note that they will not be given a second blank Optical Mark Reader (OMR) response sheet. Hence they are advised to be careful while handling their OMR response sheet.

IPU CET 2019 will be conducted by GGSIPU on various dates as per the course for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes available at the university and its participating institutes and colleges.


Ques.  What is the medium of IPU CET 2019?

Ans. IPU CET is conducted in English for all the courses except B.Ed. The question paper of B.Ed is also available in Hindi.

Ques. Can I Bring a calculator to the exam?

Ans. No, the applicants are not allowed to bring in any electronic devices to the exam center. An on-screen calculator will be provided in the exam.

Ques. What are the names of the sections in IPU CET 2019 question paper?

Ans.  IPU CET 2019 is a common test for admission into different courses. The sections in the question paper varies as per the course. English is the only common section in all the question papers.

Ques. What should I do if I wish to change the option I have marked in the OMR Sheet?

Ans. Answers once marked cannot be changed as you are allowed to use only a ball point pen. It is recommended that you mark the option in OMR sheet very carefully. A second OMR sheet will not be issued in case of any mistakes or mishandling.

Ques. What is the weightage of English section in IPU CET 2019?

Ans. The weightage of English Language and comprehension is 25% in the question papers for all the courses.

Ques. What is the marking scheme followed in IPU CET?

Ans. Each question carries 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Ques. Are questions on General Knowledge asked in IPU CET?

Ans. Question papers of a few courses like MBA, L.LB, B.Ed, etc. consist of General Knowledge but it is not a compulsory section.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Ananya Sharma


25 Mar, 2019 10:41
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ananya, kindly visit the official website of IPU for syllabus related information.

25 Mar, 2019 10:59
Madhuri Gupta

IPU CET is a pen and paper based exam so how they provide us on screen calculator? if they are not providing then can we bring our calculator?

23 May, 2018 12:38
Akansha Expert

Hi Madhuri, Carrying of calculator pen, cell phone, pager or any other electronic gadgets to the Examination Centre is strictly prohibited.

23 May, 2018 18:17
Ridhima kad

is there b.ed course is available ??

18 Nov, 2017 10:24
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Ridhima, Yes IPU offer B.ED course. To get more information regarding IPU-CET B.ed exam you can use this link IPU-CET B.ED

14 May, 2018 18:37

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