PU CET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Aug 3, 2021

Result Date

Aug 25, 2021

Jul 23, 2021 | Pharmacy, Science


PUCET Exam is conducted offline by Punjab University, Chandigarh. The exam acts as a gateway for admission to numerous UG and PG courses offered by the institute. We suggest the candidate appearing in the PUCET Exam should check the PUCET 2021 exam pattern and the subjects and the marking scheme of this exam to prepare and rank well in the examination. All the information related to PU CET 2021 exam pattern are covered below. 

PUCET Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

The Punjab University has set a predefined examination pattern for PUCET 2021. The students who are going to appear for the entrance test are advised to go through the below examination pattern.

PU CET Exam pattern
Element  Details
Mode of examination Offline
Types of Questions  MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration 70 Minutes per section. Total duration will vary for each candidate depending upon the subject selection.
Number of sections

1. Physics

      2. Chemistry 

          3. Mathematics

 4. Biology

Medium English
Number of questions 60 questions per section

Sectional Weightage: PUCET Exam Pattern 

 The PUCET examination consists of four sections, namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Candidates can choose the subjects as per the course applied for. The sectional wise weightage of PU CET is given below.

Section Number of Questions
Physics 60
Chemistry  60
Mathematics 60
Biology 60
Total 240

Note: The candidates have to choose the subject according to their choice of courses.

PUCET 2021 Marking Scheme 

The marking scheme of PUCET 2021 examination is given below. Candidates are advised to have full information on PUCET Exam pattern 2021 to score maximum marks in the examination. 

Element Details
Marks awarded for each correct answer 2 Marks 
Marks deducted for each incorrect answer 0.25 Mark


Key points: PUCET Exam pattern 2021

Candidates appearing for PU CET 2021 are advised to go through the below mentioned key points to avoid any mistakes on the examination day. 

  1. Go through the PUCET 2021 exam pattern carefully. Proper understanding of the pattern will help the candidate crack the exam. 
  2. Attempt questions wisely as there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark per incorrect answer. 
  3. Prepare the preparation strategy according to the PU CET exam pattern. 
  4. Solve sample papers and previous year question papers based on the exam pattern. This will familiarize the candidate with the types of questions that can come in the exam. 


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