PU-CET (PG) 2023: Exam Dates (OUT); Application Form, Admit Card, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Panjab University Common Entrance Test PG 2023 ( PU-CET (PG) )

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PU CET (PG) 2023 registrations will likely begin in the first week of June 2023 and the application window will likely be open for approximately a month. The PU-CET (PG) 2023 exam will be likely conducted in the last week of July 2023. The complete PU-CET (PG) 2023 schedule will be released by the exam conducting authorities.  

What is PU-CET(PG)?

PU-CET (PG) is an entrance exam conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh for admission to its various post-graduate courses. Candidates will be able to secure admission to  LLM, MCA, MA in Journalism & Mass Communication, MA, MTech, MSc, MSc (Hons), MCom, MCom (Hons), MBA, MPed, and BPed programmes. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam will have to fill out an online application form which will be available on the official website. The exam will be conducted in the paper-based test mode across various exam centres in Punjab. 

PU-CET (PG) 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of PU-CET (PG) 2023 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

17 Aug '22

Result declaration

12 Aug '22

Last day of submission of Cross-objections to the Answer key

10 Aug '22

Response to Objections and Inviting Cross-Objections

PU-CET (PG) 2023: Highlights

Check the table below to know the highlights for PU-CET (PG).



Exam Name


Conducting Body

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Exam Level

University Level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of examination



90 minutes


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

Exam Pattern

100 questions in MCQ format



Exam Fees

INR 2,175 per course (for the unreserved category) and INR 1,088 per course (for reserved category)

No. of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.

 1800 180 2065

PU-CET(PG) 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for PU-CET PG 2023 must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Master of Business Administration for Executives

The minimum qualification for admission to the first semester of the course shall be:

(i) A Bachelor‘s degree in any discipline which has been recognised by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto with not less than 50% aggregate

  • In case of candidates have a Bachelor‘s degree in Modern Indian Languages (Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script) and/or in a Classical Language (Sanskrit/Persian/Arabic) from Panjab University or any other University recognised by the Syndicate, 50% aggregate will be calculated by taking into account the full percentage of marks in all the papers excluding the optional paper, English and the elective subject taken together, or
  • The candidates must have passed the final examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, or England / Institute of Cost Accountants of India or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of England / Institute of Company Secretaries of India, or
  • The candidate holds a Diploma in Personnel Management and Labour Welfare or Diploma in Marketing Management with not less than 60% aggregate

(ii) Executive experience of two years or above in a full-time job in a commercial or industrial establishment after having passed the qualifying examination as given above. Members of All India or State Administrative / Technical Services and Defence Personnel holding administrative positions with not less than two years of executive experience will also be eligible. Organisational sponsorship is essential. 

Master in Business Administration, Commerce and Information Technology

  • Candidate should hold BA /BSc / BCom or any other Graduation degree
  • Candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate from Panjab University or any other University recognised by the Syndicate

Note: Candidates willing to apply for MEFB (Master of Entrepreneurship and Family Business) can also hold either a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University. In addition to this, the candidate should have also passed the final examination conducted by: 

  • The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India
  • The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and
  • The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

PU-CET (PG) 2023 Important Dates

The schedule of PU-CET(PG) 2023 has been given below:

PU-CET (PG) Events

Dates (tentative)

Salient Features

Application process begins

First week of June 2023

The application forms will be available online only

Last date for submission of PU-CET application form and other information on the website to generate Login Id and Password

First week of July 2023 The application window will close at midnight

Last date to deposit fee online

First week of July 2023 Candidates need to pay the application fee online. No offline process is available

Last date to upload photograph, signature and fill rest of the information

Second week of July 2023 The application process will completely close on this date

PU-CET (PG) admit card availability

Third week of July 2023 Admit cards will be available online. There will be no physical communication for this purpose.

Completion of incomplete forms with a late fee of INR 500

Last week of July 2023 The registration window will open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Candidates can register by paying late fee of INR 500

PU-CET (PG) 2023 entrance exam

Last week of July 2023 The exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode

Answer key release

First week of August 2023 The answer key will be released online and candidates can file objections through e-mail only to arcet@pu.ac.in

Last date to submit an objection

First week of August 2023 No objections will be considered beyond this date

Response to objection and invitation for cross-objection

Second week of August 2023 The response to the raised objections will be released online mentioning changes if any

Last day of submission of Cross Objections to the
Answer key

Second week of August 2023 Candidates can cross objection the objections raised and resolved
PU-CET (PG) 2023 result availability Last week of August 2023 The result and scorecard will be available online

PU-CET (PG) 2023 Admission Process

The admission process through PU-CET (PG) exam has been explained below:

PU CET PG application process

PU-CET (PG) application process

  • PU-CET (PG) 2023 Application Forms

Candidates willing to appear for PU-CET (PG) 2023 need to fill PU-CET(PG) application form 2023 and submit the required documents. Take a look at the table below to know the PU-CET (PG) application fee.

Category Fee (in INR)
General 2,175
SC/ST/PwD 1,088

Note: Additional fee of INR 575 will be charged for each additional course.

  • PU-CET (PG) 2023 Admit Card

Registered candidates will be able to download PU-CET (PG) 2023 admit card from the official website of Panjab University. This is an important document to be carried to the examination hall. The admit cards will be made available at least a week before the date of the examination.

  • PU-CET (PG) 2023 Exam

Once the aspirant registers successfully for the exam and receives the admit card, he/she needs to appear for the exam. The test duration will be 1 hour and 30 minutes for all three programmes.

  • PU-CET (PG) 2023 Result

 PU-CET (PG) 2023 results are generally declared within a month from the date of examination. Candidates can view their scorecards online by entering their registration numbers. Candidates who clear the exam will make it to the merit list prepared by the admission authorities. 

  • PU-CET (PG) 2023 Counselling

Once the results are declared, PU-CET (PG) 2023 counselling round will be conducted by the University where candidates are required to be present in person with all the required documents.

PU-CET (PG) 2023 Exam Centers

The entrance test will be held in four cities across Punjab. Candidates will have to select their choice of exam cities while filling PU-CET (PG) application form.

PU-CET Exam Centres 2023
Chandigarh Hoshiarpur
Ludhiana Muktsar

PU-CET (PG) Exam Day Guidelines 2023

Refer to the table below to know the dos and don'ts on the PU-CET exam day 2023. 

Dos Don'ts
Candidates reach the exam centre at least an hour before the reporting time Carrying calculators, Docu pen, slide rules, Log Tables, electronic watches is strictly prohibited
Carry a photo-identity proof along with PU-CET (PG) admit card Don't reach the exam centre late or you will not be allowed to appear in the exam

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FAQs Related to PU-CET (PG) Exam 2023

Q. How many times PU-CET (PG) exam is conducted?

A. The exam is conducted once a year.

Q. Is PU-CET (PG) held in offline mode only?

A. Yes, PU-CET (PG) is conducted in pen-paper-based (offline) mode only.

Q. Can a candidate not belonging to Punjab apply for PU-CET (PG)?

A. Yes, candidates from other states can apply for PU-CET (PG) provided they fulfill the eligibility requirements laid down by the varsity.

Q. Who prescribes the syllabus of PU-CET (PG) exam?

A: PU-CET (PG) syllabus is prescribed by Panjab University.

Q. Is there any negative marking for PU-CET (PG)?

A. Yes, there will be a penalty of 1/4 marks for every wrong answer in the PU-CET (PG) exam.

Q. How long does the score of PU-CET (PG) remain valid?

A. PU-CET (PG) score remains valid for a period of one year.

Q. Is PU-CET score applicable for MBA executive programme?

A. Yes, candidates who have cleared PU-CET exam will be eligible for admission to varsity's MBA executive programmes.

Q. Is there any capping on number of times one can appear for PU-CET exam?

A. No, there is no capping on number of times one can appear for PU-CET (PG) provided he is eligible to apply.

Q. What is the application fee for PU-CET (PG) exam?

A. The application fee for PU-CET (PG) exam is INR 2,175 for the General category and INR 1,188 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.

Q. What is the duration of PU-CET (PG) exam?

A. PU-CET (PG) exam is conducted for one hour and thirty minutes.

Q. Is PU-CET (PG)  exam conducted outside Punjab?

A. PU-CET (PG) exam is conducted in Chandigarh as well as three regional centres in Punjab i.e. Hoshiarpur, Muktsar and Ludhiana

Q. Does Panjab University send the hard copy of PU-CET (PG) admit card?

A. No, hard copy of the admit card will not be sent to the candidates. It will be available on Panjab University's official website.

PU-CET (PG) 2023 Contact Information

Address: PU-CET (P.G.) Admission

  Assistant Registrar, CET Cell

  Panjab University, Sector 14

  Chandigarh - 160 014

E-mail: cetpg@pu.ac.in

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