PUCET 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Login, Courses Offered, Official Website

Exam Date

Aug 3, 2021

Result Date

Aug 25, 2021

Jul 23, 2021 | Pharmacy, Science


Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PUCET) is an entrance test conducted by the Punjab University, Chandigarh. The exam is conducted at the state level for undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the university. The candidates who wish to secure admission to UG and PG courses can register themselves online through the official website of Punjab University. Aspirants should note that to apply for PUCET, they must be 17 years old as of December 31, 2021, and must be Indian citizens. Foreign citizens will be able to apply through the NRI quota. To get full information on the PUCET examination, refer to the information given below. 

Latest Updates

  • Jul 23, 2021: The admit card for the PUCET PG Entrance Exam 2021 is released. Candidates who have applied can download the same by logging in.
  • Jun 25, 2021: Panjab University has released the revised exam schedule for PUCET 2021 (PG) entrance exam on its official website. The last date to register for PUCET PG 2021 is Jul 3, 2021. 


What is PUCET?

Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PUCET) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh, for candidates seeking admission to the various UG programs under PUCET UG and PG programs under PUCET PG as offered by the University.
The PUCET Exam is conducted once a year. Students who wish to get admission into different courses of Punjab University first need to appear for the PUCET Exam. The interested applicants can go to the official website of the PUCET Exam and register themselves for the exam. Before registering for the PUCET Exam, candidates need to make sure they fit the PUCET Eligibility criteria and then only apply for the exam. Candidates willing to appear for PUCET 2021 can register online on the official website. The table given below shows the essential information about the PUCET Exam.

PUCET Exam at a glance
Exam Full Name Punjab University Common Entrance Test
Acronym PUCET
Level State
Conducting Authority Panjab University Chandigarh
Mode of Examination Offline
Medium of Language English
Time Duration 70 minutes for each section

Courses offered under PUCET 2021

PUCET (UG) offers admission in two courses. The candidate opts for the desired course while registering. The B.Sc course has multiple specializations, such as:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • mathematics
  • Anthropology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Physics (Specialization in Electronics)
  • Biotechnology, Biophysics
  • Microbiology, Biochemistry
Courses offered through PUCET
Courses Duration
B.Pharma 4 years
B.Sc (Hons) 3 years

PUCET 2021 Exam Date

Candidates must keep track of the PUCET 2021 Exam Date. The important dates are mentioned below. 

PUCET 2021 Exam Dates
Event  PUCET PG Dates PUCET UG Dates
Online registration begins Apr 15, 2021 Jul 19, 2021
Online registration ends  Jul 3, 2021 Aug 1, 2021
Admit card availability   Jul 23, 2021 Aug 10, 2021
Last date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the information
on the website
Jul 10, 2021 Aug 5, 2021
Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of State Bank of India using
website generated Challan OR through Online Mode
Jul 6, 2021 Aug 3, 2021
Candidates who have not completed their form but have paid their requisite
fee, can complete their form by paying late fee of Rs. 500 
Jul 30, 2021 Aug 11, 2021
PUCET 2021 Exam Date PG Entrance Exam: Aug 3, 2021 - Aug 4, 2021 Aug 14, 2021
PU CET Answer key release Aug 10, 2021 To be announced
Last date of submission of objections to the Answer Key  Aug 12, 2021 To be announced
Uploading of the response to the Objections and inviting Cross-objections
(through e-mail only)
Aug 10, 2021 To be announced
Last day of submission of Cross-objections to the Answer key Aug 18, 2021 To be announced
PUCET 2021 Result Aug 25, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

PUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

We suggest the aspirants go through the PUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form. Below are some of the eligibility standards that an individual must satisfy to appear for the PUCET exam 2021.

  • Academic Qualification: Candidates who have passed their class 12th examination or any qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017 and those appearing in class 12th or qualifying exams in 2021 are eligible for PUCET 2021 Examination.
  • Age Criteria: The candidates should be a minimum of 17 years to satisfy the PUCET 2021 eligibility criteria.

PUCET 2021 Application Form

The candidate has to make sure that the PUCET eligibility criteria are fulfilled based on the course they are applying for. The candidates have to fill the PUCET 2021 Application Form online and then print out the form. Candidates will have to send the following additional documents and PUCET 2021 application form to the head office, Chandigarh, before the last date.

  • PUCET Application Process: The interested candidates need to fill in their personal details, academic details and upload scanned copies of the photograph and signature to complete the registration of the PUCET 2021 exam.
  • PUCET Application Fee: The PUCET 2021 exam registration fee can be submitted through the Online payment process, Demand Draft and Cash on Counter.

How to fill the PUCET application form?

It is important to know all the instructions for filling the PUCET Application Form, so that you can fill it accurately.

Step 1: PUCET Registration

  • Visit the official website for the registration.
  • Enter all the personal details that are asked during the PUCET registration. You must enter a valid mobile number and mail id so that the university can communicate with you.
  • PUCET Log in id and password will be sent to your mobile number or email id. Keep them safe.

Step 2: PUCET Form Filling

  • Login by using email id and password.
  • Now, fill your PUCET 2021 application form.
  • Enter your personal details and academic details. Please ensure that all the details that you are entering in the PUCET application form are accurate.

Step 3: PUCET Upload Images

  • You have to upload your scanned signature, passport size photograph, and thumb impression during filling the application form.
  • Verify the details entered by you before submitting the PUCET application form.
  • Save and confirm.

Step 4: PUCET Payment

  • After filling the PUCET application form, pay the application fee through SBI challan mode.
  • Take a printout of the bank slip and send the application fee using the website generated bank slip at any SBI branch.
  • The application fee for PUCET 2021 is INR 2175 for General category candidates and INR 1088 for SC/ST/Blind categories candidates.
  • The application fee for PUCET 2021 is non-refundable.
  • Take a print out of the filled PUCET application form and keep it safely with you for further use.

PUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

For PUCET the paper will be divided into the following  sections:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Each section will be of 70 minutes and carry questions of 2 marks each. Negative marking for 0.25 will be applicable for an incorrect answer. The medium of the paper will strictly be in English. Candidates can follow the table for PUCET 2021 Exam Pattern highlights:

PUCET Exam Pattern
Number of sections 4
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

PUCET 2021 Admit Card

PUCET candidates have been issued the admit card after they have successfully registered themselves. Candidates can download the admit card from the respective official websites of PUCET UG 2021 and PUCET PG 2021. Candidates will need their login Id and password created at the time of registration to get their PUCET 2021 Admit Card. The general instructions for the examination are on the backside of the PUCET 2021 admit card.

Steps to download PUCET Admit Card

Step 1: Go to the official website of Punjab University

Step 2: Go to the PUCET section

Step 3: Click on the login tab, use your credentials to log in

Step 4: Click on the PUCET Admit Card tab, review, and download it.

Step 5: Take a print of your PUCET Admit Card.

Important Instructions related to PUCET Admit Card

  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the PUCET admit card.
  • Candidates must take multiple printouts of the PUCET admit card and keep it safe as they will need it for verification purposes at every level of the admission process.
  • Candidates must check that all details given on the admit card are correct or not. Candidates must raise an immediate concern if any details are not found.

PUCET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can go through the PUCET 2021 Syllabus.

  • Divergence: The PUCET syllabus is different for the different courses hence the candidates have to make sure that they are aware of the syllabus properly.
  • Topics: The Topics for PUCET 2021 exam include Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

PUCET 2021 Reference Book

Students can find the PUCET reference material majorly consisting of previous year papers and are based on NCERT syllabus. You can order books from Arihant and Spectrum books online for the same.

PUCET 2021 Result

The PUCET 2021 Results will be declared on the official website. Once the scorecard is made available online at the official website, the candidate can download their scorecard. No separate PUCET scorecards will be mailed to the candidates individually. PUCET score and merit list will strictly be based on the candidate's performance in PUCET 2021.

How to check PUCET Results?

Candidates can check their results by following the below steps, hassle-free.

  • Step 1: First of all, you have to go to the official website of PUCET.
  • Step 2: After landing on the home page of the PUCET website, you will have to find and click on the "Results" link.
  • Step 3: Afterwards, you will have to fill in your PUCET log in credentials and you will be able to download your scorecard post this.

PUCET 2021 Cutoff

Punjab University will release the Punjab University 2021 cutoff on the official website for UG programs. Candidates who have appeared in PUCET UG and PUCET PG can check the PUCET Cutoff 2021 to know whether they have qualified for the further rounds of admissions or not. Only those candidates who will qualify for the PUCET examination will be eligible for the counselling process. The PUCET merit list will contain the names of people who would clear the cutoff.

PUCET 2021 Counselling

Note: The PUCET Counselling process will begin once the results are out. Candidates can fill their choice of course after this date.

Counselling for UG will commence after the declaration of the result of the PUCET. PUCET 2021 Counselling will be conducted online. Candidates must fill their preferences online for admission to the various courses. The seats will be allotted based on the PUCET 2021 Merit List. The counselling schedule will be published on the official Punjab University website. Candidates must keep a check on that for accurate details. The candidates will have to submit the PUCET counselling fee either online or offline at the University.

This year, the PUCET counselling process is most likely to happen online only. So, a candidate needs to be prepared with all the necessary documents on cloud or soft copy. In addition, after seat allotment, candidates will have to submit the fee against the first semester, else their allotment will become void.

For the offline process, candidates will have to report to the PUCET counselling centre within the stipulated time with all the required documents and counselling fee.

If the candidates fail to report on time or pay the PUCET counselling fee, their application will be rejected. Therefore, candidates should carefully fill in the preferences and options. No change will be allowed after they have locked in their preferences.

Documents Required for PUCET Counselling:

  1. PUCET Score Card
  2. PUCET Admit Card
  3. Aadhar Card
  4. 10th and 12th Marksheets
  5. UG Marksheets
  6. Category Certificate
  7. Character Certificate
  8. Transfer Certificate

PUCET Contact/Helpline Information

  • Address:
    Punjab University, Sector 14,
    Chandigarh, 160014
  • Phone no: +91 172 253 4829
  • Website: [email protected]


What is the mode of the PUCET Exam?

The PUCET Exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. it is a pen-paper based test.

Is there negative marking for the PUCET Exam?

Yes. There is a negative marking system for the PUCET Exam. Candidates will lose 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

How can I apply to the PU CET Exam?

Candidates who wish to apply for the PU CET Exam should visit the official website of the PU CET Exam where they can make the registration and fill in the application form for the PU CET Exam.

Do I need to send the PU CET Application form by post after submitting it online?

No. Candidates are not required to separately send any application form via post since the entire application process for the PU CET is conducted online. 

Can I make changes in the PU CET Application form?

No. You cannot make any changes in the application form of the PU CET Exam if you have already paid the fees and submitted the application. Although candidates can make changes before the submission of the PU CET Exam form. Candidates should double-check all their details while filling the application form in order to avoid any such mistakes.


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