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IPU CET M.Sc. 2017 Entrance Exam

Last Updated - April 18, 2017

The Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) is a university level entrance examination organized by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. This exam is organized for admission in various UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, management, law, computer applications, and science etc.

IPU CET for MSc programs is conducted for all 5 streams including Environmental Management, Forensic Sciences, Biodiversity & Conversation, Natural Resources Management, and Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing. The exam is scheduled to be conducted between April 15 and May 20, 2017. The online application forms for the same are available on university website.  Candidates with 50% marks in graduation may apply for IPU CET MSc.

Candidates can check here detailed information about IPU CET MSc 2017 including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern and counselling etc.

IPU CET MSc Highlights

Exam NameIPU CET MSc 2017
Conducting BodyGGSIPU
Date of ExamApril 15- May 20, 2017
Mode of ExamPen Paper Based
Courses OfferedMSc Environmental Management, MSc Forensic Sciences, MSc Biodiversity & Conversation, MSc Natural Resources Management, MSc(Nursing) Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing
EligibilityGraduation with 50% marks in relevant scream
Application ModeOnline
Exam Pattern150 MCQs of 600 marks. Negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.
Test Duration150 minutes

IPU CET 2017 Important dates

For all CET codes the application form shall be available on the university website from February 15, 2017. The Schedule of submission of application forms and CETs are as follows:

Course NameLast Date of Application (Up to 4 PM)CET DateCET TimeDate of Declaration of Result
MSc Environment Management (MSCEM)April 4, 2017April 29, 201710.30 AM to 1 PMMay 16, 2017
MSc Forensic Sciences (MSCF)April 18, 2017May 6, 20172 PM to 4.30 PMMay 23, 2017
MSc Biodiversity & Conservation (MSCBC)April 4, 2017April 15, 20172 PM to 4.30 PMMay 2, 2017
MSc Natural Resources Management (MSCNRM)April 4, 2017April 22, 201710.30 AM to 1 PMMay 9, 2017
MSc Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing (MSCN)April 18, 2017May 20, 201710.30 AM to 1 PMJune 2, 2017

IPU CET MSc 2017 Eligibility

For appearing in IPU CET MSc, candidates must fulfil the required eligibility conditions. The eligibility conditions specified below is for the general category of admissions in IPU CET MSc programs:

  1. MSc Environment Management: Candidates should have B.Sc. Degree or its equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate. OR B.Sc.(Engg.), B.Tech. or B.E. in Civil/Chemical/ Agricultural Engg with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  2. MSc Forensic Sciences: A B.Sc Degree from any recognized University with at least 50% marks in the aggregate. The candidate must have studied any 2 subjects out of (a) Physics, (b) Chemistry (c) Biology (Zoology/ Genetics/ Biotechnology/ Physical Anthropology) for 2 years in a 3 year degree OR B.Sc (Forensic Science) with minimum 50% marks from any recognized University is required.
  3. MSc Biodiversity & Conservation: B.Sc. Degree in any of Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Anthropology, or any field of Life Sciences or equivalent with minimum 50% marks is required.
  4. MSc Natural Resources Management: Candidate should have a B.Sc. Degree with Life-Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Agriculture, geography/Economics background with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  5. MSc Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing:

a. The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.

b. The minimum education requirement shall be the passing any of:

B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks. The candidate should have undergone in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.

c. Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

d. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

e. Candidate shall be medically fit.

It will be the sole responsibility of the candidates themselves to make sure that they are eligible and fulfil all the conditions prescribed for admission in MSc programs.

IPU CET 2017 Application Form

Applicants can submit IPU CET 2017 application form only through online mode. The application form is available at the University website and candidates can fill it by paying the course fee online.

There are two forms, one is for the personal details and general information of the candidate and another one is for the course and payment related details. Following ae some important steps for filling up IPU CET 217 Application form:

Choose Exam Category

For filling in the application form, candidates must select the exam category. For MSc courses they should choose Engineering/Professional/M.Phil/PG Diploma/PG Ayurveda Programmes category.

Filling General Information

After selecting the category, a general information form will appear. The first page of the General Information form contains the personal information fields, and candidate must fill in all the mandatory details including personal details and contact details.  

Uploading Documents

Candidates must upload scanned passport sized colour photograph, signature image and left hand thumb impression image, which should be clearly visible. Images should be of .JPEG/.JPG/.GIF format only and image size should be of less than 80 KB.

After successfully uploading the photograph, signature and thumb impression images candidate should click “Close This Window” to close the window.

After filling personal details and uploading the images, click on Next to go to the qualification details page.

Qualification Details

Candidates must fill their academic details. It includes year of passing, board/university name and % of marks in qualifying exam.

After filling in the Academic details, as per the exam category, candidates should click ‘next’ and they will be redirected to the declaration page.


This is the final step where they have to fill in the ‘captcha’, Check “I Agree” checkbox and click on ‘Submit’ button.

Generation of Login ID and Password

After declaration, a message box will appear asking candidate to note down his/her login id and password that will be used further for may times like downloading admit card etc.

Course Application

Go to Course Application tab to apply for courses and click on “Apply for Courses” button. Candidates must select the course they want to apply for, from the list provided. Candidates has to pay INR 1000 for each course that they apply for.

After selecting the course, candidates should check the “I Agree” box, and click on ‘Submit’ button. After that, candidate will be given a message box to preview the details that he/she has filled so that if a candidate wants to change any of the details provided by him/her, can cancel it and make changes.

Online Payment

After checking the details and clicking on OK, the candidates will be redirected to the payment page for the IPU CET 2017 Application fee. They should click on “Make Payment” button and choose nay of credit card/debit card or net banking options.

After completing a successful transaction candidates will be redirected to the page where their personal & course details and transaction ID will be provided. Candidate can take the printout of this page and keep it for future use. Candidates must retain the photocopy of filled in IPU CET 2017 Application form.

For all MSc programmes the CET will be conducted only in Delhi.

IPU CET 2017 Admit card

The IPU CET Admit Card will be available online on official website. Candidates can download the admit card 7 days prior to the date of the CET. The Admit Card can be downloaded by using log in ID and password. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the Examination Hall without the valid IPU CET Admit Card 2017.

Candidates can download the IPU CET 2017 Admit Card by following below mentioned steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IPU CET 2017 and click on Admission/CET 2017
  • Step 2: Now click on ‘Apply Online’ and enter your “Login ID” & “Password” to log in
  • Step 3: Now, Click on the “Course Application” tab
  • Step 4: Click on the “View Course/Test for downloading Admit Card
  • Step 5: Click here on “Admit Card” tab
  • Step 6: Now, click on the “Please click here to download admit card” link

IPU CET2017 admit card will be displayed on the screen in PDF and you can save it and take print out.

Candidates are required to carry two printouts of the admit card at the time of CET. One copy must be retained by the candidate after getting it signed by the Invigilator and the second copy should be handed over to the Invigilator.

Candidate must preserve the IPU CET Admit Card till the admission procedure is over as it must be handed over to the Admission Officer at the time of counselling.

IPU CET MSc 2017 Exam Pattern

IPU CET for MSc programs will be a pen paper based test based on graduation subjects. The test paper will contain 150 objective-type questions. Each question shall carry four marks. The written test will be of two-and-a-half-hour duration. The medium of the tests will be English.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionMaximum Marks
MSc Environment Management (MSCEM)1504600
MSc Forensic Sciences (MSCF)1504600
MSc Biodiversity & Conservation (MSCBC)1504600
MSc Natural Resources Management (MSCNRM)1504600
MSc Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing (MSCN)1504600

The test will carry total 600 marks. There is negative marking for every incorrect answer. For each incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted.

Important Instructions for IPU CET MSc 2017

  1. The Candidate should report at the Examination centre 30 minutes prior to the time of commencement of CET.
  2. No candidate will be allowed to enter in the Examination hall after the commencement of CET and candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall before the prescribed time for CET is over.
  3. Candidate should leave Examination Hall only after handing over the OMR answer sheet and test booklet to the Invigilator, failure to do so shall lead to cancellation of candidature.
  4. Candidates should bring a black ball point to the Examination hall for writing/marking responses (darkening the ovals) on OMR answer sheets.
  5. Carrying of any textual material, printed, or written, bits of papers or any other material except the admit card, cell phone, pager, calculator pen or any other electronic gadgets to the Examination Centre is strictly prohibited.

IPU CET MSc 2017 Syllabus

IPU CET MSc Syllabus will help you in preparing for the test well. The syllabus is from relevant graduation subjects. Following is the subject wise syllabus for IPU CET 2017 MSc programs:

  1. MSc Environmental Management: (i) Chemistry- (25%) (ii) Environment Science- (25%) (iii) Either Botany and Zoology- (50%) Or Physics and Mathematics- (50%)
  2. MSc Forensic Sciences: Section- l (50 questions) (i) Critical thinking (ii) Awareness of Laboratory safety (iii) Observation and attention to details (iv) Basic Computer Knowledge Section- II (100 questions) (Four components of 25 questions each) (i) Physics (ii) Chemistry (iii) Biology (Zoology, Genetics, Biotech, Physical Anthropology) (iv) Forensic Science
  3. MSc Biodiversity & Conversation: (i) Life Sciences (Taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology, bio-geography, and economic uses of all the five kingdoms and virus) (50%) (ii) Anthropology- Human culture and Society (10%) (iii) Biotechnology (20%) (iv) General Knowledge related to Environment issues (20%)
  4. MSc Natural Resources Management: (i) Environment Science – (30 %) (ii) Biology- (40%) (iii) General Knowledge – Social Science, Economics & Policy- (30%)
  5. MSc (Nursing) Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing: B.Sc. (Nursing) level questions.

IPU CET 2017 Result and Counselling

IPU CET 2017 Result will be declared on official website within 20 days after the exam. The University will display the ranks of only those candidates who are qualified in the IPU CET 2017. University will not send any separate intimation to the candidates regarding results and counselling of IPU CET 2017.   

The admissions will be based on online counselling.  The tentative schedule of counselling along with all details will be notified on the University website on or before February 28, 2017. The detailed schedule is notified only after declaration of IPU CET 2017 Result.  Following are some important points regarding IPU CET 2017 Counselling:

  • Detailed schedule of first counselling will be notified a week prior to commencement of counselling, after the declaration of result. The list of documents required for counselling will be informed through the counselling schedule on the University website.
  • The IPU CET counselling fee is Rs. 1000 and it is non-refundable. After confirmation of payment of the Counselling Fee, candidate should register within the registration period.
  • After registration, candidate must fill choices for seat allotment. Choice filling is compulsory for allotment of seat and candidates will not be considered for online allotment of seat without filling in the choices. 
  • 85% seats in IPU are reserved for Delhi Region Candidates, those who have passed the qualifying examination from any school/institute located in NCT of Delhi and 15% seats are reserved for Outside Delhi Region Candidates.
  • Candidates who is allotted a seat during First Counselling are advised to attend Second Counselling if they want to change the institute based on their merit in IPU CET.

Admissions will be provided strictly on the basis of merit/Rank in IPU CET and counselling procedure & admissions will stop when all the seats are filled.



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