PU CET UG 2024: Answer Key (May 17), Result, Merit List & Other Updates

Panjab University Common Entrance Test (UG) 2024 ( PU-CET (UG) )

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PU CET UG 2024 exam was conducted successfully on May 12, 2024 at Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Muktsar, and Hoshiarpur exam centres in the offline mode for 70 minutes each section. Panjab University admission branch had released the PU CET 2024 answer key on May 17, 2024. Test takers were able to tally their PU CET UG 20224 scores by downloading the answer key and question paper. 

PU CET UG 2024 Answer Key

PU CET UG 2024 test takers were also given the opportunity to raise objections against the released PU CET UG 2024 provisional answer key. PU CET UG 2024 answer key objection portal was open on May 17, 2024, and the last day for submission of objections regarding PU CET PG 2024 provisional answer key was May 19, 2024.

The final upload of PU CET UG 2024 response to the Objections and inviting Cross-objections (through email only) was done on May 24, 2024. The Last day for submission of Cross-objections to the Answer Key is May 26, 2024.

PU CET UG 2024 results will be announced on May 31, 2024, on the official website of the Panjab University. Test takers will be able to download their scorecards by visiting the official website and logging in to their accounts with their username ID and password credentials. 

Get all the latest details and information about the PU CET (UG) 2024 entrance exam dates, eligibility, syllabus, admit card, results, and other details here on this page.

Q:   When will PU CET UG 2024 Admit card releasing?

A:

Panjab University (PU) has issued PU CET admit card 2024 on the official website on May 8, 2024. Students who have completed and submitted the application form before the deadline can now download PU CET admit card 2024 by visiting cetug.puchd.ac.in. 

Candidates can download PU CET 2024 admit card online with the help of the allotted credentials. The credentials required to download PU CET admit card 2024 are login ID and password. 

 
 

Q:   When will be PU CET UG 2024 results announced?

A:

 PU CET UG 2024 results will be announced on May 31, 2024. Candidates who had participated for the PUCET UG 2024 exam can check their Panjab University result for different programmes by entering their roll number and the chosen subjects in the login window. The same step should be followed to check the Panjab University 2024 PG result.

 

Q:   How to download PU CET (UG) 2024 admit card?

A:

To download the PU CET UG 2024 admit card, candidates will need to follow these steps:

1. Visit the official PU CET website.
2. Click on the "Admit Card" link.
3. Enter your login credentials, such as your application number and date of birth.
4. Click on the "Login" button.
5. Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
6. Download and print your admit card.

Candidates are advised to download and print their admit card well in advance of the exam day. They should also carry a valid photo ID proof, such as a passport or Aadhaar card, to the exam hall.

 

Q:   What are the details mentioned on PU CET UG 2024 admit card?

A:

Students will find the following details in PU CET hall ticket 2024:

  • Applicant’s Name
  • PU CET roll number
  • Applicant’s Date of birth
  • Gender of the candidate
  • Name of the exam 
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • PU CET exam date and time 
 

What is PU CET (UG)?

Panjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET) is conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh in order to offer candidates admission in BSc (Hons) courses in the varsity. The PU CET is a university level entrance exam that is conducted once a year. The entrance exam is held in offline mode (pen & paper test) and aspirants need to meet the eligibility criteria in order to appear for the entrance exam and apply for admission. 

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Q:   What is the primary purpose of conducting PU CET (UG) 2024 examination?

A:

The primary purpose of conducting the Panjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET) UG 2024 examination is to select eligible candidates for admission to undergraduate programs (BSc (Hons.) under the framework of Hons. School System (CBCS) and B. Pharmacy) offered by Panjab University and its affiliated colleges. The exam is conducted in a centralized manner, ensuring fair and impartial selection of candidates.

PU CET UG 2024 is a competitive exam, and the scores obtained in the exam are used to rank candidates. The admission process is conducted in multiple rounds, and the candidates with the highest ranks are offered admission to their preferred programs.

 

Q:   What are the participating colleges of PU CET (UG) examination?

A:

The following colleges participate in the PU CET UG examination:

  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  •  DAV College, Chandigarh
  • Government College of Art and Architecture, Chandigarh
  • Government College for Girls, Chandigarh
  •  MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
  •  SGGS College, Chandigarh
  • SD College, Chandigarh
  • GGDSD College, Chandigarh
  • DAV College, Abohar
  • DAV College of Education, Abohar
  • Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar
  • D.A.V. College for Women, Ferozepur Cantt, Ferozepur
  • DAV College, Hoshiarpur
  • Government College, Hoshiarpur
  • DAV College, Jalandhar
  • Government College, Jalandhar
  • Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar
  • DAV College, Kapurthala
  • Government College, Kapurthala
  • DAV College, Ludhiana
  • Government College for Women, Ludhiana
  • Khalsa College, Ludhiana
  • DAV College, Patiala
  • Government College, Patiala
  • Punjabi University, Patiala
  • DAV College, Amritsar
  • Government College, Amritsar
  • Khalsa College, Amritsar
  • DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Ferozepur
  • DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar
  • Chandigarh University, Mohali
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • Rayat-Bahra University, Mohali
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  • Chitkara University, Rajpura

In addition to these colleges, many other colleges and institutes affiliated with Panjab University also accept PU CET UG scores for admission to their undergraduate programs. A complete list of participating colleges and institutes can be found on the official PU CET UG website.

 

Q:   What is the PU CET (UG) 2024 exam dates?

A:

PU CET UG 2024 exam will be held on May 12, 2024, at Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Muktsar, and Hoshiarpur exam centres in the offline mode for 70 minutes each section. Panjab University is a premier institution in India for education and research in the sciences, and its alumni are working in leading scientific and technological organizations in India and around the world.

 

PU CET (UG) 2024 Important Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of PU-CET (UG) 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

31 May '24

PU CET (UG) 2024 Result

Jun '24

PU CET (UG) 2024 Counselling

TENTATIVE
DatesPast Exam Dates

26 May '24

Last day for submission of Cross-objections

24 May '24 -

25 May '24

Re Upload of PU CET UG 2024 response Objections

17 May '24

PU CET (UG) 2024 Answer Key

PU CET UG 2024 Question Paper and Answer Key

Panjab University, admission branch released the PU CET UG 2024 Question Paper and Answer key. Test takers can check it from here:

PU CET UG 2024 Question Paper PU CET UG 2024 Answer Key
PU CET UG 2024 Mathematics Question_Paper PU CET UG 2024 Answer Key
PU CET UG 2024 Biology Question_Paper
PU CET UG 2024 Chemistry Question_Paper
PU CET UG 2024 Physics Question_Paper

 

PU CET 2024 Exam Highlights

The following table brings the highlights or key factors of the exam.

Particulars

Details

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

English

Exam Duration

Paper  I -  Mathematics: 70 minutes

Paper II - Chemistry: 70 minutes

Paper III - Physics: 70 minutes

Paper IV – Biology: 70 minutes

Total Number of Seats

404

Official website

https://cetug.puchd.ac.in/importantdates.php

Q:   What is the format of the PU CET (UG) exam, and what types of questions can candidates expect?

A:

The PU CET UG exam is a computer-based test (CBT) that is conducted in English. The exam is divided into four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Candidates can choose the subjects they want to take depending on the course they have applied for.

Each section of the PU CET UG exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 70 minutes to complete each section. There is negative marking for incorrect answers, with 0.5 marks being deducted for each wrong answer.

The type of questions asked in the PU CET UG exam is based on the syllabus of the respective subjects for Class 12. The questions are designed to assess the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of the subject.

 

Q:   What is PU CET (UG) exam pattern?

A:

The PU CET UG exam pattern is as follows:

  • Mode of exam: Computer-based test (CBT)
  • Language of exam: English
  • Number of sections: 4 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology)
  • Number of questions per section: 60
  • Type of questions: Multiple-choice questions
  • Duration per section: 70 minutes
  • Total marks: 120 marks per section
  • Marking scheme: 2 marks for each correct answer, 0.5 marks deducted for each incorrect answer
  • Negative marking: Yes

Candidates can choose the subjects they want to take depending on the course they have applied for. For example, if a candidate has applied for the BSc (PCM) course, they will need to take the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics sections of the exam.

 

Q:   When will PU CET (UG) 2024 exam notification will release?

A:

There is no update on PU CET (UG) 2024 exam so far. However following the previous year schedule of PU CET (UG) examination, it is anticipated that the exam notification will be released in the first of March, 2024.  

Candidates can expect that the PU CET (UG) 2024 exam notification will contain the following details:

  • Important Dates: This will include key deadlines like application form availability, registration start and end dates, exam date, result declaration date, and counseling schedule.
  • Eligibility Criteria: This section will outline the academic qualifications, age limit, and other requirements for applying to various programs offered by SHUATS.
  • Exam Pattern: This will explain the format of the entrance exam, including the number of sections, type of questions (MCQ, subjective, etc.), number of questions, and marking scheme.
  • Syllabus: The notification might provide a brief overview of the topics covered in the exam or direct you to a separate source for the detailed syllabus.
  • Application Process: This will explain how to apply for the exam, including details about online and offline application procedures, application fee, and documents required.
 

PU CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants must make sure that they check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected by the officials. 

Course

Criteria

Botany

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English
  • 5% concession is admissible in eligibility marks to SC /ST/BC/PwD candidates

Zoology

Anthropology

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology
  • 5% concession is admissible in eligibility marks to SC /ST/BC/PwD candidates

Chemistry

Geology

Physics

Physics (Specialisation in Electronics)

Biochemistry

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology/ Biotechnology
  • 5% concession is admissible in eligibility marks to SC /ST/BC/PwD candidates

Microbiology

Biotechnology

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science
  • 5% concession is admissible in eligibility marks to SC /ST/BC/PwD candidates

Biophysics

Mathematics

  • Should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with Mathematics as one of the subjects
  • 5% concession is admissible in eligibility marks to SC /ST/BC/PwD candidates

Q:   What are the age limit criteria for PU CET (UG) exam?

A:

The age limit criteria for the PU CET UG exam is as follows:

  •  Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31 of the year of admission.
  • There is no upper age limit for the exam.

Candidates are advised to carefully check the age limit criteria before applying for the exam. If a candidate is found to be ineligible, their application will be rejected.

 

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for B.Pharma course for appearing in PU CET (UG) examination?

A:

Following is the requirements for a candidate who wish to appear for B Pharma Course :

50% Marks in 10+2 examination conducted by the respective
State/Central Government authorities recognised as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English, Physics,  Chemistry and one of the following subject:-
Biology/ Biotechnology/ Mathematics 

 

PU CET 2024 Admission Process

Step 1: Registration

The candidates will have to first register online on the official website of the university in order to apply for PU CET 2024. The candidate can then enter their personal details such as name, email ID and mobile number.

Step 2: Fill in the Application form

Candidates willing to appear for PU-CET (UG) 2024 need to fill the application form first. Candidates must note that the application form must be filled and submitted before the deadline. The application fee for candidates belonging to the General category will be INR 2,395 and for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories will be INR 1,198. The application fee for Additional Paper (Biology / Math) will be INR 500. 

Candidates could choose to pay the application fee via Net Banking/Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Demand Draft. 

To know more about how to apply for PU CET, candidates can click here.

Step 3: Download PU-CET (UG) 2024 Admit Card

Registered candidates will be eligible to download admit cards, which will be an important document that needs to be carried to the exam centre. The admit card will be available online and test-takers can download the same from the official website of Panjab University.

To know how to download PU CET admit card, candidates can click here

Step 4: Appear for PU-CET (UG) 2024

The exam will be conducted on a single day on April 23, 2024 tentatively. The Test will conducted for the subjects of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. 

To know more about the PU CET exam pattern and marking scheme, candidates can click here.

Step 5: Check PU-CET (UG) 2024 Result

The result of the exam will be declared online, and test-takers can check their scorecards by visiting the official website of Panjab University. The result can be expected within a week from the date of examination. 

To know how to check the PU CET result, candidates can click here.

Step 6: Counselling

Test-takers who clear the exam will be required to attend the counselling round. It is mandatory for the candidate to be present in person for the counselling. Also, carrying the required documents at the time of counselling is a must. 

Q:   How to fill PU CET (UG) 2024 application form?

A:

To fill the PU CET UG 2024 application form, candidates will need to follow these steps:

1. Visit the official PU CET website.
2. Click on the "Apply Now" button.
3. Register for the exam by providing your basic details, such as your name, email ID, and phone number.
4. Login to your account and pay the application fee through online mode.
5. Fill in the application form carefully, providing all the required information, such as your personal details, academic qualifications, and course preferences.
6. Upload scanned images of your photograph and signature in the specified format.
7. Review your application form carefully and click on the "Submit" button.

Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive a confirmation email. You can also download a copy of your application form for your reference.

 

Q:   What are the dates for PU CET (UG) 2024 online registration?

A:

The PU CET UG 2024 application process dates have not yet been announced by Panjab University. However, based on the previous year's schedule, the application process is expected to begin in the first week of March 2024 and end in the first week of April 2024.

The official announcement for the PU CET UG 2024 application process dates is expected to be released in November or December 2023. Once the dates are announced, candidates will be able to register for the exam on the PU CET website.

 

Q:   How to download PU CET (UG) 2024 admit card?

A:

To download the PU CET UG 2024 admit card, candidates will need to follow these steps:

1. Visit the official PU CET website.
2. Click on the "Admit Card" link.
3. Enter your login credentials, such as your application number and date of birth.
4. Click on the "Login" button.
5. Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
6. Download and print your admit card.

Candidates are advised to download and print their admit card well in advance of the exam day. They should also carry a valid photo ID proof, such as a passport or Aadhaar card, to the exam hall.

 

PU CET 2024 Exam Centres

The PU CET 2024 exam will be held in the following cities as mentioned below:

State

City

Punjab

 

Chandigarh

Ludhiana

Muktsar Rural

Hoshiarpur

 

PU CET UG 2024 FAQs

Here are some FAQs on PU CET UG 2024:

Q:   Who all are ineligible to appear in PU CET (UG) 2024 examination?

A:
  • The candidates who have passed/appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are ineligible to appear in the PU – CET (U.G.) Entrance Test, as this institution has been derecognised by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, included in the booklet of recognised exams, has also been deleted from the Booklet. 
  • The candidates having compartment in 10+2 examination held in March-2023 will not be eligible for admission in the course. The candidates who do not appear in PU – CET (U.G.) Entrance Test or who do not qualify PU – CET (U.G.) Entrance Test shall not be considered for the admission.
 

Q:   What is the reservation criteria for the seats offered through PU CET (UG) 2024 exam?

A:

Admission in all categories shall be made subject to fulfilment of the eligibility conditions and in accordance with the provisions contained in the Handbook of Information and Rules for Admission, 2024.

1) 53.5% of the seats in each course shall be treated as belonging to the General Category.
2) 46.5% of seats shall be treated as belonging to the Reserved Category, as per the details given below:
(i) 15% for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
(ii) 7.5% for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes.
(iii) 5% for candidates belonging to the Backward Classes 

 

PU-CET (UG) 2024 Contact Information

Address: Panjab University,

               Sector 14,

               Chandigarh, 160014 ?

Email: cetug@pu.ac.in

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Students will find the following details in PU CET hall ticket 2024:

  • Applicant’s Name
  • PU CET roll number
  • Applicant’s Date of birth
  • Gender of the candidate
  • Name of the exam 
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • PU CET exam date and time 

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 PU CET UG 2024 results will be announced on May 31, 2024. Candidates who had participated for the PUCET UG 2024 exam can check their Panjab University result for different programmes by entering their roll number and the chosen subjects in the login window. The same step should be followed to chec

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Panjab University (PU) has issued PU CET admit card 2024 on the official website on May 8, 2024. Students who have completed and submitted the application form before the deadline can now download PU CET admit card 2024 by visiting cetug.puchd.ac.in. 

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Admission in all categories shall be made subject to fulfilment of the eligibility conditions and in accordance with the provisions contained in the Handbook of Information and Rules for Admission, 2024.

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  • The candidates who have passed/appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are ineligible to appear in the PU – CET (U.G.) Entrance Test, as this institution has been derecognised by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Educa

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