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PU CET 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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Panjab University Common Entrance Test is conducted to provide admission in various undergraduate courses. The entrance test is conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh. Candidates who are seeking admission to various B.Sc. courses in various subjects are required to appear and qualify PUCET.

PUCET 2021 Exam Pattern consists of subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. PUCET is conducted in offline mode in Chandigarh.

  • The medium of language to attempt the test is English only.
  • PUCET 2021 will comprise of multiple choice questions.
  • There will be 60 multiple choice questions for each subject.
  • The evaluation will involve negative marking therefore 25% of marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer from the total.
  • The syllabus is as per the CBSE syllabus for 10+1 and 10+2 examination.
  • The evaluation of answer sheets involves negative marking scheme hence candidates should answer the questions that they know and are completely sure of them.
  • The duration of test for per subject is 70 minutes. The total time of examination can be calculated from the combination of subjects the candidates has chosen.

PUCET 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

PUCET 2021 will be conducted in offline mode. The number of papers will be depended on the combination of subjects selected by the candidates. The time allotted per subject is 70 minutes. The total duration of examination varies from candidate to candidate on the selection of subjects. The nature of questions will be multiple-choice questions for all the subjects. 

Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam Mode Offline (Pen Paper Based)
Number of papers Depends on the subjects selected by the candidate
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
PUCET 2021 Marks Each Subject Paper of total 120 marks
Exam duration 70 minutes for Each Subject Paper
Exam language English

PUCET 2021 Exam Pattern in Detail

PUCET 2021 is conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh. The medium of language for answering is English. Candidates are required to qualify the entrance test in order to take admission for various Degree courses in Punjab University.

Candidates should read the exam pattern before preparing for the test. Here are the brief details of the exam pattern:

  • Total number of questions for each subject: 60 questions
  • Type of questions: Multiple-choice questions
  • Maximum marks allotted to each subject paper: 120 marks
  • Duration for each subject paper: 70 minutes
  • Marking Scheme: Negative marking scheme; 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • PUCET 2021 Subjects or Syllabus: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Candidates are required to select a combination of subjects depending on the course they have selected.

Here is tabulated form of details for the course and subject combination the candidates should choose in order to fulfil the eligibility.

Name of Course Combination of CET Undergraduate Subjects
B. Pharm. Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Botany Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Zoology Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Anthropology Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Chemistry Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Geology Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Physics Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Physics (Specialization in Electronics) Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Biochemistry Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Microbiology Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Biotechnology Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Biophysics Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Mathematics Mathematics (M)

Candidates should thoroughly study the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus of Science as per the conducting board. No additional syllabus is required or prescribed by the conducting body.

If a candidate chooses PCM, he/she has to calculate the total of selected subjects. Here is Subject wise weightage:

Subject Number of Questions Time allotted per Subject Marks
Physics 60 70 minutes 120
Chemistry 60 70 minutes 120
Mathematics 60 70 minutes 120
Biology 60 70 minutes 120
Total 240 questions 280 minutes 480 marks

PU CET 2021 Marking Scheme

The nature of questions asked in PU CET are multiple-choice questions. Candidates should mark/fill only one choice of the given four choices. Each question carries 2 marks making the maximum total of 120 marks.
The total number of questions asked in each subject question paper are 60.

The evaluation scheme employs negative marking scheme. For every incorrect response, 0.5 or 25% of marks will be deducted out of the total answered responses. No marks will be allotted or deducted for unanswered questions.

Here is a table highlighting the marking scheme details:

Subject Number of questions Marks allotted for each question Deduction per incorrect answer
Physics 60 2 marks 0.5 marks
Chemistry 60 2 marks 0.5 marks
Biology 60 2 marks 0.5 marks
Mathematics 60 2 marks 0.5 marks

PU CET 2021 Syllabus

PUCET 2021 will consist of questions from the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus of Punjab University. The subjects from Science stream that will be covered are Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics. Candidates can choose subjects according to the course chosen by them.

Here are detailed subjects with their topics:

PUCET Physics Syllabus:

  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves

PUCET Chemistry Syllabus:

  • Some Basic Concept of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Status of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reaction
  • Some p-Block Elements, General introduction to p-Block Elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry

PUCET Biology Syllabus:

  • Diversity in living World
  • Structural Organization in animals & plants
  • Cell structure and functions
  • Plant physiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology

PUCET Mathematics Syllabus:

  • Sets
  • Relations & Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Principle of Mathematical Induction
  • Complex numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequence & Series
  • Straight lines
  • Conic Sections
  • Introduction to Three- dimensional Geometry
  • Limits & Derivatives
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics
  • Probability

PUCET 2021 Books

Candidates can refer to the table below for subject wise books they can refer to while preparing for PUCET.

PU CET 2019 Preparation books
Subject Book Name Author/Publisher ISBN
Physics 29 Years Physics Chapter-wise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEET Arihant Experts ISBN-10: 9350949253 ISBN-13: 978-9350949252
Chemistry ISC Chapter-wise Solved Papers Chemistry class 12th Arihant Experts ISBN-10: 9350946890 ISBN-13: 978-9350946893
Biology Examination Questions in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, Geography, Physics, Zoology College Entrance Examination Board ISBN-10: 1347402160 ISBN-13: 978-1347402160
Mathematics SAT Math Level 1 (Barron's Sat Subject Test Math Level 1) Ira K. Wolf ISBN-10: 1438007906 ISBN-13: 978-1438007908

PU CET 2021 Instructions

OMR (Optical mark recognition) will be given to the candidates to record their answers. Candidates should fill the bubble completely with response to each given option.

These are a few guidelines candidates should follow:

  • Candidates should read the rules and norms mentioned on the question and answer booklet.
  • Candidates should handover both the Question and Answer booklets to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.
  • Tearing, removing or writing anything else other than the require details such acts should not be performed by the candidates.
  • Candidates are strictly prohibited from using calculators in the exam hall.
  • Rough work should be done on the back of question paper where a section for rough work is provided.
  • Answer should be attempted only on Answer OMR sheet only.
  • Candidates should darken only one circle which they think or know is the answer.
  • Negative marking is employed in evaluation hence candidates should attempt the questions only if they are sure about their correctness.

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

Comments


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simran nagpal
Syllabus for pucet MA ENGLISH
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nitin yaduvanshi

Chandigarh University does not hold any entrance exam for the department of liberal arts. Admissions are based on merit system so there is no syllabus or pattern for entrance exam. You just need to register and follow the admission procedure required by the college. 

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heena rawat
What is the syllabus of pucet for MBA ?
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priya negi

These are the topic/content that are covered in PUCET MBA(Commerce and Information Technology). Each subject has 15 questions along with 15 marks. To get the details PUCET Syllabus you can check out PU CET 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

  1. Verbal Ability & Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Commerce
  4. Economics
  5. Information Technology
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heena rawat
What is the syllabus of pucet for MBA....??
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diya suresh

The syllabus for PU CET PG entrance test will consist of different sections of General Knowledge, Economics and Business Environment Awareness, Data interpretation and Problem Solving, Numerical Ability, Verbal Ability/ Reasoning and English Comprehension. There will be a total of 75 questions each carrying 1 mark.No penalty for unanswered questions.

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varsha kaushal
What is the syllabus of pucet for ba economics honour??
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manisha malik

Sorry to inform you that PUCET is conducted to give admission to the students in the BSc courses. To get admission in BA Economics course at Panjab University, you should pass +2 examination under the 10+2+3 system of education from recognized Board with at least 60% marks OR any other examination, recognized by the syndicate as equivalent thereto.

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varsha kaushal
What is the syllabus for pucet for ba economics honour??
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aanchal garg
Syllabus for PUCET for M.A in psychology?
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diya suresh

PUCET PG entrance test will consist of sections as follows:

  • Verbal/Reasoning Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Knowledge

The syllabus for the entrance test is prescribed by Panjab University and there will be 100 MCQ type questions in the exam.

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neelam devi
Syllabus of PUCET for msc zoology
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diya suresh

Hi Neelam, PUCET is an annual entrance test conducted by Panjab university for admissions to different under graduate courses only and not PG level courses. Admission to M.Sc is done on the basis of merit in CET PG entrance test. To know details visit Panjab University admissions 2021.

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simmi kaur
Syllabus for taking admission in bsc biotechnology through this exam
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devnath tiwary

Dear Simmi Kaur

Greetings from Collegedunia. This year PU CET is cancelled due to a coronavirus pandemic outbreak. For your convenience, we are providing you PU CET syllabus. This year Admission will be done on the basis of class 12 examination marks. For more information, kindly go through this link – PUCET Syllabus

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ankit bhardwaj
Can we get admission in btech through this exam...??
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faaiz faisal
Entrance test syllabus(PU) for admission in Bsc biotechnology
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Faaiz, you can check the syllabus of the entrance exam in detail from the official website of the university.
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sanskriti dubey
What will be the procedure to take admission in B.A.?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sanskrit, admission to this course will be done on the basis of merit in intermediate.
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hafiz shehzad
Assalamualiekum!!! Sir I need information about syllabus of the entrance test of MS Chemistry of PU
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Hafiz, the university conducts separate PG CET for admission to PG courses. You can check the syllabus for the concerned course from the official website of the university. Generally, entrance exam consists of topics from qualifying degree and the subject to which you have applied.
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jasmine
I wnat to know that final admission in PU for Bsc will be based on pu-cet marks or it will be in accordance with merit of 12th marks????
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Jasmine, admission to B.Sc is done on the score obtained in entrance exam conducted by the university only. Merit will be prepared on the basis of score secured in PU-CET.
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ankita passan
Is there any other subject we need to prepare for b.ed in chemistry preparation along with PCM??
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megha rohilla
Hi Ankita, You don't need to prepare for any other specific subject. The basic qualification required to pursue B.Ed Chemistry course is a pass in graduation with minimum 50% marks.
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sapna malik

Hi Ankita, You don't need to prepare for any other specific subject. The basic qualification required to pursue B.Ed Chemistry course is a pass in graduation with minimum 50% marks.

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taranjeet kaur
what the timing for arrival to appear in pucet for PCB
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Taranjeet, timings of the exam would be mentioned on your admit card whenever released (April 27, 2019 is the tentative date for release of admit card).
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harish sharma
I want to take admission in BSc Zoology. so which paper i prepare . is the three paper will be conduct for admission kindly clarify
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Harish, this course is not available in the university. You may check out other B.Sc Zoology Colleges in Punjab from here.

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akash
I want take admission in Bsc mathematics so for which subject should I appear in pucet
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Akash, exam pattern of PUCET is same for all the courses. The question paper will be divided into 4 parts: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics having equal weightage. So, there is no need of choosing subject, but yes, to be eligible for this course, you must have studied mathematics in 12th class.
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lukesh thakur
I want to take admission in bse zoology so i have to give all 3 subject paper or only biology paper
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akansha expert
Hi Lukesh, You may please check the course eligibility for getting the information about admission detail in the relevant college for the course.
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ak 47
I am currently doing non med want to pursue bsc maths hons will 12th std marks be added for the merit
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akansha expert
Hi Sir, The detail of Exam marking is mentioned above on this page.
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vipul bhidasra
I want to do physics honors from punjab University, I will give exam in 2019, so can you suggest me the syllabus which should I cover.
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ritika sharma

Hi Vipul, the details of syllabus is mentioned above on this page.