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Panjab University Common Entrance Test (UG) 2021 ( PU-CET (UG) )

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Updated on Jul 30, 2021 01:58 IST

Through PU CET (UG), candidates can get admission in science undergraduate courses offered by Panjab University. With the aim to ace the PU CET (UG), students need to get all the correct material to study, categorize their schedule, solve mock tests and should be familiar with the exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus which will help them crack the PU CET (UG). Here are the preparation tips which can help candidates ace the entrance exam.

Table of Contents
  1. PU CET 2021 Exam Highlights
  2. PU CET (UG) Exam Pattern
  3. PU CET (UG) 2021 Marking Scheme
  4. Stepwise Preparation for PU CET (UG)
  5. How to Prepare for PU CET (UG)

PU CET 2021 Exam Highlights

The following table brings the details of the PU CET (UG) 2021 exam pattern and structure.



Name of Exam

Panjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET)

Conducting Body

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Exam Level

University level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Offline (pen & paper test)

Exam Medium


Exam Duration

Paper-I -  Mathematics: 70 minutes

Paper-II - Chemistry: 70 minutes

Paper III - Physics: 70 minutes

Paper IV – Biology: 70 minutes

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PU CET (UG) Exam Pattern

Candidates need to understand the PU CET (UG) exam pattern in order to know what to expect at the time of the entrance exam. Students should know the duration of the exam, how many sections are there, what all stationaries are required.

Aspirants appearing for the test can go through the following details as mentioned below: 

  • The medium of examination shall be English only
  • The candidates shall be required to answer questions on the OMR Answer-Sheet
  • The exam shall comprise four papers, each of 70 minutes duration
  • 2 marks are allotted to each question
  • Each question paper shall consist of 60 questions
  • Every paper will be of 120 marks
  • There shall be negative marking, i.e., 25 per cent marks will be deducted for wrong answers
  • 20 minutes extra will be given to the visually handicapped/ Person with Disability (PwD) for each paper
  • The Test will be conducted in the subjects of (i) Physics, (ii) Chemistry (iii) Biology (iv) Mathematics

PU CET (UG) 2021 Marking Scheme

The scheme of the PU – CET (UG) Entrance Test is as follows: 


Number of Questions

Marks allotted to each Question

Total Marks


Paper-I Mathematics




70 minutes

Paper-II Chemistry




70 minutes

Paper-III Physics




70 minutes

Paper-IV Biology




70 minutes

Stepwise Preparation for PU CET (UG)

  • Step 1: Understand the PU CET (UG) Pattern and Marking Scheme.
  • Step 2: Get the prescribed PU CET (UG) syllabus for the applied course.
  • Step 3: Get all the study material you can to prepare better for PU CET (UG)
  • Step 4: Create a day to day and weekly timetable on how much material you can study on a daily basis.
  • Step 5: Revise as much as you can at the end of the day.
  • Step 6: Get proper rest during your preparation.

How to Prepare for PU CET (UG)

  • Make a Schedule: The students should make a time management schedule as to how much study material can one cover in a certain time period. It is important to create a plan and a schedule before one gets down to study and prepare for the entrance exam. Sufficient time should be allocated to each subject and each topic. Give yourself enough rest and time to revise as well in the schedule. Preparation works well according to plan. 
  • Solve Previous Years Question Papers: The best way to know and understand the entrance exam is by solving the previous years' question papers. Through a previous year entrance exam question paper, one can understand the exam pattern, marking scheme and the type of questions that can come in the entrance exam. Solve the question papers and test your abilities.
  • Revision: Once you have prepared, it’s time to revise what you have studied. By revising, you can remember better what you have studied. For example, if you have opted for History, dates are the most important part of the subject. By revising, you understand what you have studied better.
  • Get Prep Books: Get as many prep books as you can according to the course applied for. Through prep books, one can get more information that is not mentioned in the prescribed syllabus which can be helpful in understanding the topic. Prep books also test you through questions related to topics covered in the question paper. Get at least two to three prep books.

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