PU CET 2023: UG Exam Date (Apr 23), PG Registration (Till May 20)

Exam Date 23 Apr '23
Rajalakshmi BK
Rajalakshmi BK

Updated on - Nov 23, 2023

PU CET 2023 application form process is ongoing for the PG admissions and the application window will close on May 20, 2023 on the official website. PU CET Exam Dates 2023 are announced, and the candidates can check the detailed exam schedule in the article below.

Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET) is an entrance test conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh. The exam is conducted at the state level for undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the university. To get full information on the PU CET examination, refer to the information below.

PU CET Application Form 2023 PU CET Exam Dates 2023

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PU CET Application Form 2023

PU CET 2023 application form for PG admission was released on the official website on Apr 20, 2023. The PG registration process is ongoing currently. The last date to submit the PU CET PG application form 2023 is on May 20, 2023. Candidates must pay the application fee online by May 23, 2023 and upload the photograph, signature, and other relevant information on the official website before the last date.

PU CET 2023 UG application window closed on Apr 9, 2023 on the official website. The application form for both UG and PG courses are released on the official website. Candidates can upload the photograph, and signature with the rest of the information in the registration form for UG programs on the website. .

The candidates must fill PU CET application form 2023 online and then print out the form. Candidates must send the following additional documents and PU CET application form 2023 to the head office, Chandigarh, before the last date.

PU CET Application Process: The interested candidates must fill in their personal details, and academic details and upload scanned copies of their photographs and signatures to complete the registration for the PU CET 2023 exam.

PU CET Application Fee: PU CET 2023 exam registration fee can be submitted through the online payment process, Demand Draft, and Cash on Counter.

Steps to Fill PU CET application form 2023

It is important to know all the instructions for filling PU CET application form so that the applicants can fill it out accurately.

Step 1: PU CET Registration

Visit the official website for registration and enter all the personal details that are asked during PU CET registration. The applicants must enter valid mobile numbers and email IDs so that the university can communicate with them.

PU CET login ID and password will be sent to the registered mobile number or email ID. The applicants are advised to keep their login credentials safe.

Step 2: PU CET Form Filling

Login by using your email ID and password. After that, fill PU CET application form 2023.

Enter the personal details and academic details. The applicants must ensure that all the details that they enter in the PU CET application form are accurate.

Step 3: PU CET Upload Images

The applicants must upload their scanned signature, passport-size photograph, and thumb impression for filling out the application form. They must verify the details entered before submitting the PU CET application form, after which they must click on the 'Save and Confirm' button.

Step 4: PU CET Payment

After filling PU CET application form, the applicants must 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 PU CET 2023 is INR 2175 for General category candidates and INR 1088 for SC/ ST/ Blind category candidates.

The application fee for PU CET 2023 is non-refundable.

The applicants must take a printout of the filled PU CET application form and keep it safely with them for further use.

Read More: PU CET Application Form 2023 

About PU CET

Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh, for candidates seeking admission to the various UG programs under PU CET UG and PG programs under PU CET PG as offered by the university.

PU CET exam is conducted once a year. Students who wish to get admission into different courses at Punjab University must first appear for the PU CET exam. Interested applicants can go to the official website of the PU CET exam and register for the exam. Before registering for the PU CET exam, candidates must make sure they fit PU CET eligibility criteria and then only apply for the exam.

Candidates who wish to secure admission to UG and PG courses can register online through the official website of Punjab University. Aspirants should note that to apply for PU CET, they must be 17 years old as of Dec 31, 2023, and must be Indian citizens. Foreign citizens can apply through the NRI quota. 

Candidates willing to appear for PU CET 2023 can register online on the official website. The table given below shows the essential information about the PU CET exam.

PU CET Exam Highlights 2023
Exam Name PU CET
Full Form Punjab University Common Entrance Test
Exam Level State
Conducting Body Punjab University Chandigarh
Exam Mode Offline
Languages English
Exam Duration 70 Minutes for Each Section
Official Website www.puchd.ac.in

2534813, 2534811

Courses Offered Through PU CET 2023

PU CET (UG) offers admission in two courses. The candidates can opt for the desired course while registering. The B.Sc course has multiple specializations, such as follows.

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Mathematics
  • Anthropology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Physics (Specialization in Electronics)
  • Biotechnology, Biophysics
  • Microbiology, Biochemistry

The durations for the courses offered through PU CET 2023 are mentioned below.

Courses Duration Under PU CET 2023
Courses Duration
B.Pharma 4 Years
B.Sc (Hons) 3 Years

PU CET Exam Dates 2023

Candidates must keep track of PU CET Exam Dates 2023. The important dates are mentioned below. 

Event PU CET UG Dates PU CET PG Dates
Online Registration Begins Apr 1, 2023 Apr 20, 2023
Online Registration Ends Apr 9, 2023 May 20, 2023
Candidates Who Have Not Completed their Form But Have Paid their Requisite Fee, Can Complete Their Form by Paying a Late Fee of INR 500 Apr 20, 2023 May 2023
Admit Card Availability Apr 18, 2023 Jun 5, 2023
PU CET 2023 Exam Date Apr 23, 2023
Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
PU CET Answer Key Release Date May 2023 To be announced
Last Date of Submission of Objections to the Answer Key May 2023 To be announced
Uploading the Response to the Objections and Inviting Cross-Objections (Through Email Only) May 2023 To be announced
Last Day of Submission of Cross-Objections to the Answer Key May 2023 To be announced
PU CET 2023 Result May 2023 To be announced

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PU CET Eligibility Criteria 2023

PU CET eligibility criteria 2023 is very important for candidates to know before filling out the application form. The candidate must make sure that PU CET eligibility criteria are fulfilled based on the course they are applying for. 

Below are some of the eligibility standards that an individual must satisfy to appear for the PU CET exam 2023.

Academic Qualification: Candidates who have passed their class 12 examination or any qualifying examination in 2020, 2021 or 2022 and those appearing in class 12 or qualifying exams in 2023 are eligible for PU CET 2023 examination.

Age Criteria: The candidates should be a minimum of 17 years to satisfy PU CET eligibility criteria 2023.

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PU CET Admit Card 2023

PU CET admit card for UG admission was released on Apr 18, 2023 on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card from the respective official websites of PU CET UG 2023 and PU CET PG 2023. Candidates needed their login ID and password created at the time of registration to access their PU CET admit card 2023. The general instructions for the examination are on the backside of the PU CET admit card 2023.

Steps to Download PU CET admit card 2023

The steps to download PU CET admit card 2023 are as follows.

  • Step 1: Candidates should visit the official website of Punjab University
  • Step 2: Go to the 'PU CET' section
  • Step 3: Click on the login tab, use the credentials to log in
  • Step 4: Click on the 'PU CET Admit Card' tab, review it, and download it.
  • Step 5: Take a print of the PU CET admit card 2023.

Important Instructions Related to PU CET Admit Card 2023

The applicants must follow the following important instructions related to PU CET admit card 2023s.

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

Read More: PU CET Admit Card 2023

PU CET Exam Pattern 2023

PU CET the paper are divided into the following sections. The sections are mentioned below.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Each section will be of 70 minutes and carry questions of 2 marks each. A negative marking of 0.25 will be applicable for an incorrect answer. The medium of the paper will strictly be in English. Candidates can check the table for PU CET 2023 exam pattern highlights.

PU CET 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights
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 120
Language English
Exam Mode Offline

Read More: PU CET Exam Pattern 2023 

PU CET Syllabus 2023

Candidates can go through PU CET 2023 syllabus to get an idea regarding the subjects and topics they must cover to ace the exam.

Divergence: PU CET syllabus is different for different courses. Hence, the candidates must make sure that they are well aware of the syllabus.

Topics: The topics for PU CET 2023 exam include Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

Read More: PU CET Syllabus 2023 

PU CET Reference Book 2023

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

Reference Books for PU CET 2023
Book  Author
A Guide to Critical Legal Studies Mark Kamen
Concepts of Physics Volume 1 & 2 HC Verma
Physics Volume 1 & 2 OP Agarwal
Mathematics (Class 11 and 12) RD Sharma
Mathematics - Plane Geometry SL Loni
Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma 

Read More: PU CET Reference Books 2023 

PU CET Cut Off 2023

PU CET 2023 Cutoff will be released on the official website. Punjab University will release the Punjab University 2023 cut off on the official website for UG programs. Candidates who have appeared in PU CET UG and PU CET PG can check PU CET cut off 2023 to know whether they have qualified for the further rounds of admissions or not.

Only those candidates who qualify for the PU CET examination will be eligible for the counselling process. PU CET merit list will contain the names of people who clear the cut off.

Read More: PU CET Cut Off 2023 

PU CET Result 2023

PU CET 2023 exam results will be released on the official website. Candidates will be able to download their scorecards by logging in to their online portal. Earlier, PU CET UG course results will also be announced on the official website. No separate PU CET scorecards will be mailed to the candidates individually. PU CET score and merit list are strictly based on the candidate's performance in PU CET 2023.

Steps to Check PU CET Results 2023

Candidates can check their results by following the below steps.

  • Step 1: Candidates can go to the official website of PU CET.
  • Step 2: After landing on the home page of the PU CET website, find and click on the 'Results' link.
  • Step 3: Afterwards, fill in PU CET login credentials and download the scorecard.
  • Step 4: Candidates can take a printout of the same for future reference. 

Read More: PU CET Results 2023 

PU CET Counselling 2023

PU CET Counselling 2023 will commence after the declaration of the result of PU CET. PU CET Counselling 2023 will be conducted online. Candidates must fill in their preferences online for admission to the various courses. The seats will be allotted based on PU CET 2023 merit list. The counselling schedule will be published on the official Punjab University website. Candidates must keep a check on the site for accurate details. The candidates will have to submit the PU CET counselling fee either online or offline at the university.

This year, PU CET counselling process is most likely to happen online only. So, a candidate must be prepared with all the necessary documents on the cloud or as soft copies. In addition, after seat allotment, candidates will have to make payment for the fee against the first semester, or else their allotment will become void.

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

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

Note: PU CET counselling process will begin once the results are out. Candidates can fill in their choice of course after this date.

Documents Required for PU CET Counselling

The important documents that the candidates must carry with them for PU CET counselling are listed below.

  • PU CET Score Card
  • PU CET Admit Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Class 10 and 12 Marksheets
  • UG Marksheets
  • Category Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate

Read More: PU CET Counselling 2023 

PU CET Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details.

  • Address:
    Punjab University, Sector 14,
    Chandigarh, 160014.
  • Phone Number: +91 172 253 4829
  • Email ID: coe@pu.ac.in
  • Official Website: www.puchd.ac.in


What is the mode of PU CET Exam?

PU CET Exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. it is a pen-paper based test.

Is there negative marking for PU CET Exam?

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

How can I apply to PU CET Exam?

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

Do I need to send 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 PU CET is conducted online. 

Can I make changes in PU CET Application form?

No. You cannot make any changes in the application form of PU CET Exam if you have already paid the fees and submitted the application. Although candidates can make changes before the submission of 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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