PU CET UG 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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    PU CET UG 2017 was successfully conducted on June 4, 2017 in offline mode. PU CET (Panjab University Common Entrance Test) Under Graduate (UG) question booklets and answer keys of subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, biotechnology and computer science have been uploaded. Candidates who appeared for PU CET 2017 entrance exam are informed that official PU CET Answer Key is available on this page.

    • Difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult.
    • Physics emerged as the toughest section followed by Chemistry while Biology were easy.
    • The exam duration for each section is 70 minutes.
    • Questions on Programming and Boolean Algebra were based on applications and the students had no trouble comprehending the questions.
    • 2 marks will be rewarded for each correct answer.
    • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers. ¼ mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
    • The medium of the question paper will be English language.
    • The question paper will be set in OMR pattern.

    Result and merit list of PU CET 2017 will be announced on separate dates. Result of PU CET 2017 will be announced on June 12, 2017. However, final merit list will release on July 18, 2017.

    PU CET Answer key 2017

    PU CET exam paper and the answer key will be published online post exams. In case there is an error in that, the students need to write an official letter which must reach the office within 2 days of the answer key get published.

    The re valuation of the answer sheet can take place, the candidates have to send a demand draft to the office. This must be done within 10 days of the results being published.

    Candidates would be able to access the unofficial answer keys by visiting the websites of various coaching institutes. Once the final answer key gets released on the official website candidates will be able to download it. The answer key would be released separately at official website. The answer key would help candidates in getting a rough idea about how much marks they are going to secure. The answer key can be utilized by candidates in following ways:

    • For knowing the correct answers to questions asked in the exam
    • For comparing your answers with the actual answers

    Controller of examinations Parvinder Singh stated the candidates could file their objections regarding discrepancies in the answer key by writing to AR (CET), Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall, Panjab University, Chandigarh or by emailing arcet@pu.ac.in by June 6 up to 11:30 am.

    How to Download PU CET UG Answer Key 2017?

    The official answer key of PU CET will be released by the exam authority within a week after the examination. Candidates eagerly waiting for the answer key can follow these below steps to download the official answer key.

    1. Visit the official website of PU CET and Click on the link of PU CET Answer Key.

    2. Candidates have to provide their Registration ID and Date of Birth and click on the download button.

    3. The answer key will be generated in the PDF format.

    4. Download the answer key to calculate the probable scores.

    PU CET UG Paper Analysis 2017

    Overall PU CET UG 2017 was of moderate level. Many of the questions were straight forward and could be easily solved by a student who has been preparing sincerely for the exam. But some tricky questions were there too, which will play crucial role in distinguishing the top scorers.


    • Overall questions were on easier side and straight forward as compared to last year.
    • By and large, paper was on the expected lines without any element of surprise.


    • Overall paper was good.
    • Two-three questions were lengthy, but few questions were straight forward as well.
    • Questions were asked from all chapters.
    • Questions asked were conceptual and nearer to PU CET paper in terms of tricks and approach.


    • Question paper was quite balanced.
    • Equal weightage was given to Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.
    • However, there was no question from topics like States of Matter, Chemistry in Everyday Life.
    • Unlike last year, this year most of the questions were conceptual while lesser number of questions were memory based.


    • It was the easiest of the three segments.
    • Chemistry was also rather easy.
    • While Physics was the hardest of all subjects, most questions were solvable in the given time.”


    • Majorly covered the topic from Bio-molecules, cell and development and protein and gene manipulation.

    Computer science 

    • It was based on 'C++' programming and most questions were based on objects, coding and outputs which were to the point.
    • Students with good logical and programming skills and who had thoroughly studied had no trouble comprehending the questions of this section.
    • While an average student would have faced problem in getting outputs of few questions.
    • The section had theoretical questions on networking, SQL and Boolean algebra, which they found simple and scoring.

    PU CET Cut Off 2017

    To qualify the examination, candidates need to secure 15% (for SC/ST/PWD 10%). Hence, the cut off is:

    CategoryTotal MarksCut Off PercentageCut Off Marks
    General12015 %18
    SC/ ST/ PWD12010 %12

    On the other hand, the merit will be prepared on the basis of CET and Qualifying Examination score. The following weight age will be given to the score of both the examinations:

    Qualifying Examination (10 + 2)25 %
    PU CET UG Entrance Test75 %




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