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PU CET 2017 Syllabus

Last Updated - May 10, 2017

PU CET Syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology will be as per the topics covered in CBSE class 11 and 12. PU CET 2017 is scheduled for June 04, 2017 for which it is very important to know about the complete PU CET UG Exam Syllabus. As per the previous year analysis, more weightage of marks is given to class 12 topics in PU CET. Therefore, it is advisable to brush up class 12 concepts first. 

Check Here PU CET 2017 Exam Pattern

  • PU CET Syllabus for Biology includes 30 chapters from the CBSE syllabi of both class 11 and 12. In the Biology section, the topics from Class 11 hold more weightage than those of class 12. As per the analysis from last 10 years, we infer that the maximum questions come from Principles of Inheritance and Variation followed by Molecular Basis of Inheritance and Morphology of Flowering Plants. 
  • PU CET Syllabus for Chemistry consists of 18 major topics which dominate the section with most of the questions. For the Chemistry section, candidates are required to focus more on the topics of Class 12 than Class 11 chemistry topics. The maximum questions are asked from Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure followed by Equilibrium and Hydrocarbons. 
  • PU CET Syllabus for Physics comprises 23 chapters. This section is considered one of the toughest thresholds in PU CET by many of the aspirants. It gives maximum weightage to Class 12 topics than Class 11 topics from CBSE Syllabus. Most of the questions are asked from Current Electricity, Semi- Conductors and Laws of Motion. 

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  • PU CET UG exam consists of 4 sections- Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • The medium of PU CET UG exam is English language only.
  • PU CET UG is held in offline mode. 
  • For each section, a total of 70 minutes is allotted to complete the exam. 
  • The sections comprise 60 questions each for total marks of 120.

A candidate has to return both the answer sheet and the question paper once the exam is over. Check below the detailed PU CET UG test pattern for Science course:

Number of Sections4
Time for each section70 minutes
Number of questions each section60
Marks for every correct answer+2
Negative marking-0.5
Mode of testOffline
Medium of examEnglish

The Syllabus of PU CET is designed to be at par with higher secondary standard with only few surprises.

The total duration of PU CET exam is 280 minutes for a total of 480 marks. Each correct response rewards candidate with 2 marks and every incorrect response penalizes them of ¼ marks. Let’s look at the section wise break-up of PU CET Exam.

SubjectQuestionsMarksTime Duration
Physics6012070 min
Chemistry6012070 min
Biology6012070 min
Mathematics6012070 min

The complete syllabus of the PU CET is given below.


PU CET Syllabus for Mathematics

The Mathematics Section of PU CET is considered the most difficult section of all. Questions asked in the section range from moderate to difficult level. The PU CET 2017 Syllabus for Mathematics is based upon Class XI and Class XII syllabus. With over 60 questions to be solved in 70 minutes, the section is one of the major deciding factor in acing the PU CET Exam.

Unit 1: Sets & FunctionsSets & Functions, Algebra, Coor
Unit 2: AlgebraMathematical Induction, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequalities, PnC, Binomial Theorem, Sequence & Series, Matrices, Determinants, Linear Programming
Unit 3: Coordinate GeometryStraight Lines, Conic Sections, 3D Geometry, Vectors, Probability
Unit 4: CalculusLimits & Derivative, Continuity, Differentiability, Integrals, Application & Differentiation of Integrals
Unit 5: Mathematical ReasoningMathematical Reasoning
Unit 6: Statistics & ProbabilityStatistics & Probability
Unit 7: Relation & FunctionsRelation & Function, Inverse Trigonometry

PU CET Syllabus for Physics

The level of Physics in PU CET ranges between easy to moderate. The Electricity and Magnetism rules the paper as it hold maximum weightage in PU CET Exam. The Exam Pattern of PU CET hasn’t changed much over the years and PU CET 2017 is expected to follow the same pattern.

Class XI SyllabusClass XII Syllabus
Physical World & MeasurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws Of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current & magnetism
Work Energy PowerElectromagnetic Induction
Motion of SystemElectromagnetic Waves
GravitationOptics
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter
ThermodynamicsAtoms & Nuclei
Kinetic Theory of GasesElectronic Devices
Oscillation of WavesCommunication Systems

PU CET Syllabus for Chemistry

Candidates find Chemistry a little confusing in PU CET. The Syllabus of PU CET 2017 Chemistry is vast and mugging up all the important points, chemical reactions and other key information is little tough. However, focusing on the topics that hold more weight than the one that doesn’t is the guide to success.The given below table represents PU CET Syllabus for Chemistry-

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Some Basic concepts of chemistry,Solid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and periodicity of propertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical bonding and molecular structureChemical Kinetics
States of matterSurface Chemistry
gases and liquidsGeneral Principles and processes of isolation of elements
Thermodynamicp- Block Elements, d and f Block Elements
EquilibriumCo-ordination compounds
Redox ReactionHaloalkanes and Haloarenes
HydrogenAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
s-Block ElementsAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Group 14 ElementsOrganic Compounds containing nitrogen
Organic ChemistryBiomolecules
HydrocarbonsPolymers
Environmental ChemistryChemistry in everyday life.

PU CET Syllabus for Biology

Where PCM is asked for admission to B.Tech Programmes offered by various engineering colleges, the Biology section is asked in the PU CET Pharmacy. The section comprises various topics as listed. Reference should be taken from the mentioned for a better understanding of the subject.

Class XI TopicsClass XII Topics
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in animals and plantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and its application
Human PhysiologyEcology and its environment

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