Panjab University Common Entrance Test, Chandigarh

Panjab University Common Entrance Test, Chandigarh

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamState Level

Panjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET) is a state level entrance exam which is conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh for taking admission in the undergraduate courses. Online application form is accepted by this university. Candidates will have to appear for online counselling as well as physical counselling after the declaration of result. They offer multiple courses through PU CET UG including B. Pharm, B.Sc Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Mathematics etc.


PU CET 2021 Exam Pattern

For PU CET UG, the paper will be divided into the following six sections:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science

Each section will be of 70 minutes and carry questions of 2 marks each. Negative marking for 0.25 will be applicable to incorrect answers.

Subject Total number of Questions Total marks Duration
Paper - I Physics 60 120 70 minutes
Paper - II Chemistry 60 120 70 minutes
Paper - III Biology 60 120 70 minutes
Paper - IV Mathematics 60 120 70 minutes
Paper - V Biotechnology 60 120 70 minutes
Paper - VI Computer Science 60 120 70 minutes

The medium of the paper will strictly be in English. Candidates can follow the table for PU CET 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights:

Number of Sections 6
Time for each section 70 minutes
Number of questions in each section 60
Marks for each question 2
Negative marking 0.25
Total marks for each section 120
Medium of Exam English
Mode of Exam Offline (OMR)



PU CET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for PU CET 2022, candidates must note the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed or appeared in the 10+2 Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or any equivalent exam conducted by a recognized board or university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

Note: Candidates who have passed or appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapeeth, Allahabad are not in the eligibility criteria to appear in PU CET (BHMS) Entrance Test, as this institution will be derecognised by Punjab University, Chandigarh.  Candidates can get a full list of recognized universities from the official website of PU CET UG.

  • Candidates have to be a citizen of India. Foreign citizens will have the option to apply via NRI quota.
  • Candidates must be of 17 years of age as on 31st December, 2021 to be eligible to apply for PU CET 2021.

PU CET PG 2021 candidates have a separate set of eligibility criteria, as listed below:

  • The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination (bachelor degree program or equivalent from a recognized university) for a particular course with a minimum of 50%-55% marks (depending upon the course for which he/ she is applying). Candidates in their final year and appearing for the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for PU CET PG 2021. provided the candidate pass their qualifying exams by the time of admission.

For further details on the eligibility criteria for both PU CET UG 2021 and PU CET PG 2021, candidates can follow the Panjab University official website.

Reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Persons with Disability (PwD) etc category candidates will be according to the Chandigarh Administration or Panjab University, Chandigarh guidelines.

For Physically Handicapped candidates, the following eligibility criteria will be applicable:

  • 1st preference - Candidates suffering from Locomotor disabilities of Lower Limbs between 50% - 70%.
  • 2nd preference - Candidates suffering from Locomotor Disabilities of Lower Limbs between 40% - 50%

Candidates with blindness (including colour blindness) and those who are deaf and dumb will not be eligible to sit for PU CET 2021.


PU CET 2022 Syllabus

Candidates can go through the tentative syllabus for PU CET UG 2021 as listed below:

Biology Computer Science Mathematics Biotechnology
Diversity in Living World Computer Fundamentals Sets and Functions Introduction to Biotechnology
Structural Organization in animals and plants Introduction to C++ Algebra Biomolecules
Cell Structure and Function Programming Methodology Co-ordinate Geometry Cell and Development
Plant Physiology Programming in C++ Calculus Genetics and Molecular Biology
Human Physiology Programming in C++ Mathematical Reasoning Protein and Gene Manipulation
Reproduction Data Structures Relations and Functions Cell Culture and Genetic Manipulation
Genetics and Evolution Database Management System and SQL Vectors and Three-dimensional Geometry -
Biology and Human Welfare Boolean Algebra Linear Programming -
Biotechnology and its application Networking and Open Source Software Probability -
Ecology and its environment - - -
Chemistry Physics
Some Basic concepts of chemistry Physical world and measurements
Structure of Atom Kinematics
Classification of Elements and periodicity of properties Laws of motion
Chemical bonding and molecular structure Work, Energy and Power
States of matter, gases and liquids Motion of System of Particles and rigid body
Thermodynamics Gravitation
Equilibrium properties of bulk matter
Redox Reaction Thermodynamics
Hydrogen Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic theory
s-Block Elements Oscillation and Waves
Group 14 Elements Electrostatics
Organic Chemistry Current Electricity
Hydrocarbons Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Environmental Chemistry Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Solid State Electromagnetic waves
Solutions Optics
Electrochemistry Dual nature of matter and radiation
Chemical Kinetics Atoms and nuclei
Surface Chemistry Electronic Devices
General Principles and processes of isolation of elements Communication systems
p- Block Elements -
d and f Block Elements -
Coordination Compounds -
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes -
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers -
Application Start Date :

19th July 2022

Application End Date :

31st August 2022

Exam Date :

19th July 2022

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Punjab University

Official Website : http://www.cetug.puchd.ac.in