CET Delhi 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Jun 2, 2021 | Architecture, Arts


If you are looking forward to pursuing a Diploma in engineering and non-engineering vocational courses, you should appear for the CET Delhi Exam. This exam will open doors for you to work in different fields like Architecture, Engineering, Education, Arts, Design, and Pharmacy.


What is CET Delhi 2021?

Department of Training and Technical Education (DTTE) has introduced the CET Delhi exam to admit the students for the Diploma courses in Engineering and Non-Engineering streams. All these courses are approved by the Board of Technical Education (BTE), Delhi. These courses will be taught in Government Institutes of Technology, Government-Aided Institutes, Border Security Force Polytechnics, and Privately Managed Polytechnics affiliated with the Board of Technical Education, Delhi.

CET Delhi 2021 can be written by the candidates looking for lateral entry after 10+2 in PCMB from a school situated in Delhi or candidates who have passed 10th from CBSE and have also done Industrial Technical Training (ITI) School and Institute situated in Delhi, respectively.

CET Delhi 2021 at a glance
Name of the Exam Delhi Common Entrance Test
Acronym CET Delhi
Conducting Authority Department of Training and Technical Education (DTTE)
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Registration Opens On To be announced
Medium of Examination Bilingual i.e. English and Hindi
Mode of Exam Offline
Total Marks 600 marks
Marking Scheme 4 marks awarded for every correct answer and 1 marks deducted for every wrong answer
Duration of Test 2 hours 30 minutes for each test (150 minutes)

CET Delhi 2021 Exam Dates

CET Delhi 2021 admission will be based on the merit list. The application process for the exam will start from the scheduled date, as mentioned in the table given below. Candidates will be notified by a merit list based on results for their counselling process. The merit list will be based on their scores in the XII final examination and cut-offs. The CET Delhi 2021 Result will be declared on the official website. Dates for the whole schedule of the CET Delhi 2021 exam are given below.

CET Delhi 2021 Exam Dates
Events Dates
CET Delhi 2021 Application Window opens on Jun, 2021(Tentative)
Last date to fill the registration form To be announced
Last date to submit the application fee To be announced
Admit Card release date To be announced
CET Delhi 2021 exam dates To be announced
Declaration of Results To be announced
Counselling Commencement from To be announced

It is advised that the candidates regularly check this page for further updates and information regarding the CET Delhi 2021 Exam Dates and other associated events.

Read More: CET Delhi Exam Dates 2021

CET Delhi 2021 Eligibility

CET Delhi 2021 will be having different tests for different courses separately. Therefore, candidates must check and verify the eligibility criteria and the appropriate test before filling up the application form to clear the CET Delhi 2021 Eligibility. It should be noted that the candidates who are not satisfying the eligibility criteria will not attend the exam. Therefore, their application forms will not be valid, and they will be deemed ineligible for the CET Delhi 2021 Exam.

  • Test-1 will be taken for the candidates who want to pursue a Diploma in Engineering and Non-Engineering streams.
  • Test-2 will be taken for the candidates who want to apply for Modern Office Practice (English) and modern Office Practice (Hindi)
  • Test-3 is taken for candidates who are applying for Pharmacy.
  • Test-4 is taken for candidates who are applying for Lateral Entry only.

Educational Qualification

Hence CET 2021 Delhi education qualification for different categories is given below:

Candidates applying for Diploma after 10th

The candidates need to be 10th class passed with a minimum of 35% marks or 3.7 CGPA from a recognized board or any equivalent examination to 10th conducted by CBSE or any other board. Subjects taken by the candidate should be Science, English and Mathematics and he/she should be passed in all of these subjects.

This is applicable for the candidates who are applying for Diploma Courses in the courses: Applied Art, Architectural Assistantship, Art for Drawing Teachers, Automobile Engineering, Cosmetology & Health, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering (Construction Technology), Civil Engg. (Public Health & Environmental Engineering), Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronics Engineering (Digital Electronics), Electronics Engineering (Medical Electronics), Fashion Design, Garment Fabrication Technology, Information Technology Enabled Services & Management (ITES&M), Interior Design, Instrumentation & Control, Library & Information Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engg. Maintenance Engg.) Medical Laboratory Technology, Polymer Technology, Printing Technology, Production Engineering, Tool & Die Making.

Candidates applying for Modern Office Practice (English & Hindi)

Candidates should have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 35% marks in the CBSE board, Delhi or any equivalent exam. The aggregate 35% should be comprised of the best three subjects, including English for MOP (English) and Hindi or Sanskrit for MOP (Hindi). Also, a candidate should have obtained passing marks in the relevant subjects for respective MOP (English or Hindi).

Candidates applying for Pharmacy

Candidates should have passed 10+2 with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and mathematics and biology (Botany and Zoology).

Candidates applying for Lateral Entry

The candidates should have:

  • Passed 10+2 with Physics and Chemistry as the compulsory subjects and along with either of the Mathematics and Biology. OR
  • Passed 10+2 Science with Mathematics as one of the subjects or 10+2 Science with vocational or 10+2 Science with Technical. OR
  • Passed 10th with 2 years of ITI in appropriate trade in order to be eligible for the second year of Diploma of the appropriate programme. The ITI's or ITCs must be located in Delhi only and affiliated to DGE&T or BTE, Delhi. students who have appeared for their final exams have to submit the passed certificates/mark sheets by 30/11/2021 otherwise their provisional admission will be cancelled. OR
  • Passed 10th with ITI (2 years) with appropriate trade against 20% supernumerary seats in analogous seats of Architectural Assistantship, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering (Construction Technology), Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronics Engineering (Digital Electronics), Electronics Engineering (Medical Electronics), Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Maintenance Engineering), Polymer Technology, Production Engineering and Civil Engineering, (Public Health & Environmental Engineering), Information Technology Enabled Services & Management (ITES &M), Tool & Die Making.

CET Delhi Age Limit

Category-wise age limit for CET Delhi for different tests is given below:

Age Limit for CET Delhi
Test General (Male) General (Female) OBC (Male) OBC (Female) SC/ST/PwD (Male) SC/ST/PwD (Female)
1 21 23 24 26 26 28
2 24 30 27 30 29 35
3 24 30 27 30 29 35
4 24 30 27 30 29 35

All the ages above should be as on August 1, 2021. Age limit for Transgender candidates is the maximum upper age limit in each category.

CET Delhi 2021 Syllabus

The DTTE, Delhi, lay down the syllabus for CET Delhi. The candidates need to know the CET 2021 Syllabus well to know and understand the type and distribution of questions in the exam. This way, students can score better if they get to know the syllabus well and accordingly prepare. The CET Delhi 2021 Examination comprises four different tests, and each test consists of distinctive subjects and topics. The syllabus for different tests are depicted and discussed below:

Test-1 Syllabus

Question paper for Test-1 will contain questions from:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • English

Questions asked in the paper will be from Class 9th and Class 10th.

Test-2 Syllabus

Test-2 will include the sections of:

  • English Comprehension including Grammar of 12th-grade level
  • Current Affairs
  • Logical & Analytical Ability

Test-3 Syllabus

The question paper will contain questions from:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology

Physics and Chemistry will be the compulsory subjects while there will be a choice between Biology and Mathematics. Questions will be on the basis of the 11th & 12th Classes.

Test-4 Syllabus

Questions in the Test-4 will be asked from the following subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • English
  • General Aptitude

The level of difficulty of the questions asked will be of the level of Class 10th.

CET Delhi 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be different tests for candidates applying for different courses. The duration of all the tests of CET Delhi will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The maximum marks for every test are 600. The exam will be taken offline, i.e. Pen and Paper Mode. Candidates will have to mark the answers on the OMR sheet. It is important for the candidates to know and understand the CET Delhi 2021 Exam Pattern to know the type and distribution of questions in the Exam and score better in the Exam.

Test-1 Exam Pattern

Test-1 will have the following sections:

CET Delhi Test 1 Pattern
Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
Mathematics 50 200 150 minutes
Physics 40 160
Chemistry 30 120
Biology 15 60
English 15 60
Total 150 600

Test-2 Exam Pattern

Test-2 will contain the following sections:

Test 2 Exam Pattern for CET Delhi
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Knowledge and Aptitude 70 280 150 minutes
English Grammar & Comprehension (Only for MOP English) or Hindi Grammar & Comprehension (Only for MOP Hindi) or English and Hindi Grammar & Comprehension (For candidates applying for MOP in English and Hindi both) 80 questions for either Hindi or English; For MOP in English and Hindi both, there will be 40 questions for English and Hindi each 320
Total Questions 310 600
Total Attemptable Questions 150

Test-3 Exam Pattern

The questions and the sections comprise in Test-3 are:

CET Delhi Test-4 Exam pattern
Sections No. of Questions Marks Duration
Physics 45 180 150 minutes
Chemistry 45 180
Mathematics or Biology 60 each 240
Total Questions 210 600
Total Attemptable Questions 150

Test-4 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern for Test-4 is given below:

Test-4 Pattern for CET Delhi
Sections No. of Questions Marks Duration
Physics 30 120 150 minutes
Mathematics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Biology 30 (Botany:15/Zoology:15) 120
English 15 60
Total 150 600

CET Delhi 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates should follow certain strategies or techniques to clear the exam with a high score. Strategies and preparation tips also help candidates plan their ways to learn efficiently and thoroughly and perform well in the exam. The methods and techniques are provided below. Candidates can make a note of them for preparation.

Plan Properly

Candidates should devise a very good plan or a timetable to set their preparation. They must follow this plan throughout the preparation and should not deviate from the same. This way, they will keep track of their preparation and get to know if they are on time or lagging behind the expected rate. Hence, planning is very important to score well in the exam.

Knowing the topics

Candidates are required to learn all the topics very well for the preparation. Therefore, they should prepare by thoroughly going through the topics to know the concepts very well and remember to answer all the questions well. Topic-wise learning or preparation makes it easier for the candidates to learn and remember the concepts and helps them remember the layout of the question paper and strategically answer all the questions.

Attend the known questions first

The candidates need to attend to the very familiar questions before the unknown or doubtful questions. This way, they will confirm the known questions first within the allotted time and later utilize the remaining time to attend to the unknown questions. Excess time will not be wasted.

Time optimization

Candidates should practice attending to the questions with the help of a stopwatch and try writing all the answers within the allotted time. Enhancing time efficiency will help candidates attend all the questions on time and not miss out on them during the exam. Time optimization also helps candidates plan wisely and devote time perfectly to write the answers and not waste too much time on thinking.

Mock Test

The candidates need to write mock tests to overview the number of questions and its distribution in the actual exam. Candidates can write many mock tests and try finishing within the allotted time. This way, they will be able to attend to all the questions. Another important aspect of practising mock tests is that candidates will be able to strategize their time and spend it based on the questions and the sections in the actual exam. This way, they will be able to save even more time.

CET Delhi 2021 Application Form

The Application Form for the CET Delhi 2021 exam is available only online on the official website. No other means of registration is applicable to write the examination. Therefore, interested candidates are advised to fill in the application form carefully. The CET 2021 Application Form dates will be announced shortly. However, there will be a correction window given by the conducting authority for students to correct the CET Delhi 2021 Application Form in case of any mistakes in the submitted application form. The form submission will be considered successful only after the complete payment of the registration fees for the examination. The candidates must keep a printout of the filled-in application form for future purposes.

Note: The candidates must go through the eligibility criteria before registering for the examination. The candidature can be cancelled at any time of the admission process if the candidate is found not to satisfy the eligibility criteria, and there will be no refunds on the candidate application fee.

Documents Required

The various documents required for filling up the application form is categorized into two main types.

Personal Documents

  • Aadhar card
  • ID proof
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Community category certificate

Educational Documents

  • Class X certificate
  • Class XII certificate
  • Other educational documents (optional)

How to apply for CET Delhi?

Candidates should verify if they clear the CET Delhi 2021 Exam before filling up the application form. Failing to meet the eligibility criteria will result in the candidates being deemed ineligible, and the application form will be considered invalid. They should also read and go through the information and instructions before applying for the CET 2021 Exam.

A step-wise process to apply for CET Delhi 2021 is given below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website for CET Delhi. (www.cetdelhi.nic.in)
  • Step 2: You have to click on "Apply for CET-2021 for Admission in Diploma Course" notification for applying for the course of your choice.
  • Step 3: Then, you have to select the number of tests you want to appear for and click on the "Apply for test" button.
  • Step 4: Afterwards, you will have to do the registration for CET Delhi 2021. You will have to complete the registration by giving an active mobile number and email ID. Password generated will be sent to your email ID and mobile number.
  • Step 5: In the next step, you have to fill the application form. You will have to give all the details about yourself, e.g. Date of Birth, Category, Parents' name, Nationality, Educational Details, etc.
  • Step 6: In this step, you will need to upload your passport-sized photograph and images of your signature and thumbprint.
  • Step 7: Payment of Fees: You will have to pay the exam fee via online mode to complete your application form. Without paying the fee you would not be able to enrol for the exam.

Application Fee: INR 400 (GST extra) has to paid by the candidate to enrol for CET Delhi exam 2021.

Candidates can regularly visit this page to update the CET Delhi 2021 Exam and not miss out on any vital information.

Read More: CET Delhi Application Forn 2021

CET Delhi 2021 Admit Card

The CET Delhi 2021 Admit Card will be released by the DTTE on its official website. Candidates are required to download the admit cards and it is mandatory for them to possess the admit cards when coming to the examination hall. Without the admit card, no candidate will be permitted to enter the exam hall.

  • CET Delhi 2021 Admit Card will be released 10 days before the examination (tentatively) on the official website.
  • Candidates will be able to download the admit cards easily by logging in to the website with their password.
  • The expected date for the release of the admit card has been postponed until further notice.

How to download the CET Delhi 2021 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of the CET Delhi
  • Click on the Admit Card tab
  • Enter the login credentials on the login page
  • View and download the admit card
  • Print the admit card

CET Delhi 2021 Result

The results for CET Delhi are prepared in the form of a merit list. Controlling authority CET will be preparing a merit list for different categories. A general candidate and a reserved category candidate have to score a minimum of 10% and 5% marks respectively in CET Delhi to be eligible for admission. CET Delhi 2021 Result will be announced tentatively in the fourth week of August 2021. Candidates will be shortlisted as per their scores in their Class XII examinations. Candidates can check and verify their XII scores prior to the results in order to estimate their ranks.

In the case of a tie, the following criteria will be considered to break the tie in between two candidates. The criteria will be different for different tests.

For Test 1

Candidates who will have more marks in CET Delhi 2021 will be ranked higher. A candidate with more marks in Physics will be considered in a further tie, and this will be followed by marks in Chemistry, English, and Biology and, at last, the date of birth.

For Test 2

MOP (English)

Candidates securing more marks in GK and GA in CET will get ranked higher. After that, the date of birth will be considered for tie-breaking. Higher the age, the higher will be the preference given to the candidates in the ranking. After that, candidate securing more marks in section B/D will be ranked higher.

MOP (Hindi)

Candidates who secure more marks in GK and GA in the CET exam will be ranked higher. Furthermore, if the tie still exists, the date of birth of a candidate will be considered. As a result, an older candidate will be given preference and a higher rank too. If the tie exists, candidates securing more marks in sections C/D will be ranked higher.

For Test 3

For breaking a tie, candidates securing higher marks in Biology/Mathematics will be ranked higher. After that date of birth will be considered for a higher rank.

For Test 4

Candidates who secure higher marks in Mathematics will be ranked higher. In case of a further tie, candidates having more marks in Physics, followed by the marks obtained in Chemistry, followed by the marks obtained in Biology, followed by the marks obtained in English and General Aptitude in CET. At last, if the tie still remains, the date of birth of a candidate will be considered. Older candidates will be preferred and be given a higher rank.

CET Delhi 2021 Merit List

The candidates will be shortlisted based on their cut off marks and will be deemed to be eligible to be qualified. Candidates will be notified of the CET Delhi 2021 Merit List release date soon after the application process is over. Therefore, the candidates need to make sure that their application process is successful and their application forms have been successfully submitted and acknowledged to avoid any confusion. they can also check their cut offs to predict and estimate their ranking in the merit list.

CET Delhi 2021 Counselling

Candidates who will qualify for the CET Delhi will be able to enrol for web-based counselling conducted by CET. Candidates have to submit a processing fee of INR 700/- (GST extra), and then they will be able to submit their choices. CET Delhi 2021 Counselling will be held in several rounds. A process to verify the documents submitted by the candidates will also be there.

Post the counselling process, and a candidate will have to pay the part institutional fee for the provisional allotment letter of the institute allotted. Part fee for the institute will vary from INR 1500/5500/6000/7000/8000 as mentioned in the allotment letter. If a candidate does not submit the fee in time, then the seat allotted to the candidate will be cancelled.

Participating Institutes/Colleges

The following institutes will be participating to admit the candidates as per the CET Delhi exam 2021. All the institutes are situated in Delhi.

Government Institutes

  • Ambedkar Institute of Technology
  • Aryabhatt Institute of Technology
  • Gobind Ballabh Pant Institute of Technology
  • Guru Nanak Dev Institute of Technology
  • Integrated Institute of Technology
  • Kasturba Institute of Technology
  • Meera Bai Institute of Technology
  • Pusa Institute of Technology
  • Bhai Parmanand Institute of Business Studies
  • Rajokari Institute of Technology
  • Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering

Government Aided Institute(s)

  • Sarada Ukil School of Art

Institute funded by BSF Education Society

  • Border Security Force Polytechnic

Privately Managed Institutes affiliated to BTE Delhi

  • Aditya Institute of Technology
  • Baba Hari Dass College of Pharmacy
  • Subramania Barathi College of Science & Technology
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Polytechnic Institute
  • Chhotu Ram Rural Institute of Technology
  • International Polytechnic for Women


CET Cell Helpline: 011-25840014

Official Website: www.cetdelhi.nic.in


What is the seat break-up for Delhi CET admission?

Amost 85% of the seats are available to the Delhi candidates and rest 15% seats are available for non-Delhi candidates.

Which courses can be pursued after qualifying the Delhi CET?

Students can admit to Full-time courses in Medical, Dental and Engineering disciplines.

From where students can apply for Delhi?

Students can apply for Delhi CET from the official website of the Delhi CET exam, click on the link \'Apply for CET 2021 for Admission in Diploma Courses\', then select their course and eligibility and finally click on  \'Apply\' for the test.

When will the entrance exam be held?

The dates for CET Delhi will be announced shortly.

When will the admission form portal open?

It will start in the first week of August 2021. (Tentatively)

What is the procedure of counseling for Delhi CET?

Candidates selected from the merit list will be called for the counseling procedure. It involves registration and allotment of seats. 

How much is the application form fee?

The application form fee is INR 400.


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