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PU CET 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - June 06, 2017

PUCET 2018 Exam Pattern consists of subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. PUCET is conducted in offline mode in Chandigarh.

  • The medium of language to attempt the test is English only.
  • The entrance test will be held on first Sunday of June 2018.
  • PUCET 2018 test exam will comprise of multiple choice questions.
  • There will be 60 multiple choice questions for each subject.
  • The evaluation will involve negative marking therefore 25% of marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer from the total.
  • The syllabus is as per the CBSE syllabus for 10+1 and 10+2 examination.
  • The evaluation of answer sheets involves negative marking scheme hence candidates should answer the questions that they know and are completely sure of them.
  • The duration of test for per subject is 70 minutes. The total time of examination can be calculated from the combination of subjects the candidates has chosen.

Punjab University Common Entrance Test is conducted to provide admission in various undergraduate courses. PUCET 2018 (U.G.) will be conducted on June 3, 2018 at Chandigarh. The entrance test is conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh. Candidates who are seeking admission to various B.Sc. courses in various subjects are required to appear and qualify PUCET.


PUCET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights Table

PUCET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode. The number of papers will be depended on the combination of subjects selected by the candidates. The time allotted per subject is 70 minutes. The total duration of examination varies from candidate to candidate on the selection of subjects. The nature of questions will be multiple-choice questions for all the subjects. 

Exam ModeOffline (Pen Paper Based)
Number of papersDepends on the subjects selected by the candidate
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
PUCET 2018 MarksEach Subject Paper of total 120 marks
Exam duration 70 minutes for Each Subject Paper
Exam language English

PUCET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

PUCET 2018 is conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh. The medium of language for answering is English. Candidates are required to qualify the entrance test in order to take admission for various Degree courses in Punjab University.

Candidates should read the exam pattern before preparing for the test.
Here are the brief details of the exam pattern:

  • Total number of questions for each subject: 60 questions
  • Type of questions: Multiple-choice questions
  • Maximum marks allotted to each subject paper: 120 marks
  • Duration for each subject paper: 70 minutes
  • Marking Scheme: Negative marking scheme; 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • PUCET 2018 Subjects or Syllabus: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Candidates are required to select a combination of subjects depending on the course they have selected.

Here is tabulated form of details for the course and subject combination the candidates should choose in order to fulfil the eligibility.

Name of CourseCombination of CET Undergraduate Subjects
B. Pharm.Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) BotanyPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB)
B.Sc. (Hons School) ZoologyPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB)
B.Sc. (Hons School) AnthropologyPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) ChemistryPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) GeologyPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) PhysicsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) Physics (Specialization in Electronics)Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) BiochemistryPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) MicrobiologyPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) BiotechnologyPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) BiophysicsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) OR Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)
B.Sc. (Hons School) MathematicsMathematics (M)

Candidates should thoroughly study the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus of Science as per the conducting board. No additional syllabus is required or prescribed by the conducting body.

If a candidate chooses PCM, he/she has to calculate the total of selected subjects. Here is Subject wise weightage:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTime allotted per SubjectMarks
Physics6070 minutes120
Chemistry6070 minutes120
Mathematics6070 minutes120
Biology6070 minutes120
Total240 questions280 minutes480 marks

PU CET 2018 Marking Scheme

The nature of questions asked in PU CET are multiple-choice questions. Candidates should mark/fill only one choice of the given four choices. Each question carries 2 marks making the maximum total of 120 marks.
The total number of questions asked in each subject question paper are 60.

The evaluation scheme employs negative marking scheme. For every incorrect response, 0.5 or 25% of marks will be deducted out of the total answered responses. No marks will be allotted or deducted for unanswered questions.

Here is a table highlighting the marking scheme details:

SubjectNumber of questionsMarks allotted for each questionDeduction per incorrect answer
Physics602 marks0.5 marks
Chemistry602 marks0.5 marks
Biology602 marks0.5 marks
Mathematics602 marks0.5 marks

PU CET 2018 Syllabus

PUCET 2018 will consist of questions from the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus of Punjab University. The subjects from Science stream that will be covered are Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics. Candidates can choose subjects according to the course chosen by them.

Here are detailed subjects with their topics:

PUCET Physics Syllabus:

  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
    Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
    Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves

PUCET Chemistry Syllabus:

  • Some Basic Concept of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Status of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reaction
  • Some p-Block Elements, General introduction to p-Block Elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry

PUCET Biology Syllabus:

  • Diversity in living World
  • Structural Organization in animals & plants
  • Cell structure and functions
  • Plant physiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology

PUCET Mathematics Syllabus:

  • Sets
  • Relations & Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Principle of Mathematical Induction
  • Complex numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequence & Series
  • Straight lines
  • Conic Sections
  • Introduction to Three- dimensional Geometry
  • Limits & Derivatives
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics
  • Probability

PUCET 2018 Books

Candidates can refer to the table below for subject wise books they can refer to while preparing for PUCET.

SubjectBook NameAuthor/PublisherISBN
 Physics 29 Years Physics Chapter-wise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEET Arihant ExpertsISBN-10: 9350949253 ISBN-13: 978-9350949252
 Chemistry ISC Chapter-wise Solved Papers Chemistry class 12th Arihant ExpertsISBN-10: 9350946890 ISBN-13: 978-9350946893
 Biology Examination Questions in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, Geography, Physics, Zoology College Entrance Examination BoardISBN-10: 1347402160 ISBN-13: 978-1347402160
 Mathematics SAT Math Level 1 (Barron's Sat Subject Test Math Level 1) Ira K. WolfISBN-10: 1438007906 ISBN-13: 978-1438007908

PUCET Books

29 Years Physics Chapterwise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEET (Old Edition)2016

by Arihant Experts

  175.00  275.00Paperback

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PUCET Books

ISC Chapterwise Solved Papers Chemistry class 12th 2016

by Arihant Experts

Paperback

  187.00  260.00

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PUCET Books

Examination Questions in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, Geography, Physics, Zoology5 December 2015 | Import

by College Entrance Examination Board

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  1,913.00

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Paperback

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SAT Math Level 1 (Barron's Sat Subject Test Math Level 1)28 September 2016

by Ira K. Wolf

Paperback

 806.13

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PU CET 2018 Instructions

OMR (Optical mark recognition) will be given to the candidates to record their answers. Candidates should fill the bubble completely with response to each given option.

These are a few guidelines candidates should follow:

  • Candidates should read the rules and norms mentioned on the question and answer booklet.
  • Candidates should handover both the Question and Answer booklets to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.
  • Tearing, removing or writing anything else other than the require details such acts should not be performed by the candidates.
  • Candidates are strictly prohibited from using calculators in the exam hall.
  • Rough work should be done on the back of question paper where a section for rough work is provided.
  • Answer should be attempted only on Answer OMR sheet only.
  • Candidates should darken only one circle which they think or know is the answer.
  • Negative marking is employed in evaluation hence candidates should attempt the questions only if they are sure about their correctness.

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