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PU CET 2017 Exam Pattern

The Punjab University Common Entrance Test for admission into various undergraduate courses for the year 2017 is scheduled in first week of June, 2017. The PU CET, based on their merit, provides eligibility for the candidates appearing to choose from various streams of U.G. courses. The exam provides the appearing candidates with a choice of choosing a suitable combination of subjects out of all the 6 subjects offered. The candidates can select a suitable combination.

The syllabus for the subjects is as per the CBSE syllabus. Hence, the candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by thoroughly going through their study materials they come across in their academic timeline and also while exclusively preparing for PU CET examination. The evaluation scheme involves negative marking, hence candidates are advised to answer only the questions they are completely sure of.

The time allotted for every paper is 70 minutes. Depending upon the combination of subjects chosen and number of subjects the candidate is appearing the total time of examination can vary from one candidate to another.

PUCET 2017 Marking Scheme

The PU CET 2017 test paper will have multiple choice questions. Each question carries equal marks i.e. 2 marks. The evaluation pattern involves negative marking. Every wrong answer will result in 25% deduction from the question answered. Every right answer has the weightage of 2 marks therefore for a wrong answer 0.5 marks will be deducted from the total marks of that paper.

Time Duration

The time provided to attempt each section is 70 minutes. The candidates are provided with 5 different combinations of subjects. 4 combinations have 3 subjects included in them where as the 5th combination has only one subject(Mathematics).

The papers of 3 subject combination are of 210 minutes each, whereas the Mathematics being the 5th combination, is of 70 minutes duration. 30 minutes extra time is given for visually handicapped/physically handicapped candidates.

If a candidate is appearing in 4 subjects the total time duration of his examination will be of 280 minutes. Detailed time table is given below for every paper.

Please Note: The schedule mentioned below is tentative. This is subject to change, once the final dates and time will be declared by the official authorities.

Paper and SubjectTime of examination
Paper -1 Physics9.00-10.10 AM
Paper -2 Chemistry10.30-11-40 AM
Paper-3 Biology12.00-1.10 PM
Paper-4 Mathematics2.10-3.20 PM
Paper-5 Biotechnology3.40-4.50 PM
Paper-6 Computer Science5.10-6.20 PM

Candidates are required to return their OMR sheet with question booklet at the end of the given time even if no answers are marked. Candidates are not allowed to return their OMR sheet and question booklet and leave the examination room before the completion of provided time limit.

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PU CET 2017 Combination of Subjects

The PU CET provides candidates to choose from different combinations of subjects according to their preferences which are given as below.

Name of CourseCombination of subjects
B. Sc (Hons School) Biotechnology B.Sc. (Hons. School) Biophysicsi) Physics, Chemistry, Biology OR ii) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics OR iii) Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology OR iv) Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
B.Sc. (Hons. School) in Anthropology/ Chemistry/ Geology/Physics/ Physics (Specialization in Electronics)i) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics OR ii) Physics, Chemistry, Biology
B. Sc. (Hons. School) Biochemistry/ Microbiologyi) Physics, Chemistry, Biology OR ii) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics OR iii) Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology
B.Sc. (Hons. School) in MathematicsMathematics
B.Sc. (Hons. School) in Botany / ZoologyPhysics, Chemistry and Biology
B. Pharm. (Credit based Semester System)i) Physics,Chemistry,Biology OR ii) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics OR iii) Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology

PUCET 2017 Previous Year Question Papers

Solving previous year question papers will enhance one’s ability to understand the concept of the different type of question papers and answer them from skill, application or problem solving perspective. Also, previous year question papers will give a rough idea of the weightage of the questions from different units or chapters of the syllabi. The more number of questions one solves, the more it enables him/her to tackle any new question with a certain ease.

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PU CET UG 2017 Syllabi

The syllabi is as per the 10+2 CBSE syllabi of 2014-16 session. The syllabi are as given below.

PhysicsPhysical 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 Behaviour of Perfect Gases Oscillation and Waves
ChemistryBasic Concepts of Chemistry Structure of Atom Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical bonding and molecular structure States of Matter: Gases and liquids Thermodynamics Equilibrium Redox reactions Hydrogen s-Block Elements Some p-block elements Organic Chemistry Hydrocarbons Environmental Chemistry
BiologyDiversity of Living Organisms Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals Cell:Structure and Function Plant Physiology Human Physiology(A) – Section for OTBA Human Physiology(B)
MathematicsSets and Functions Algebra Co-ordinate geometry Calculus Mathematical Reasoning Statistics and Probability
Computer ScienceComputer Fundamentals Programming methodology Introduction to Python Programming with Python
BiotechnologyBiotechnology: An overview Molecules of Life Genetics and Molecular Biology Cells and organisms

Important Notes

  1. It is mandatory for every candidate to be in possession of their admit card to enter the examination centre.
  2. Candidates are required to occupy the places they are allotted according to their roll numbers, no change is allowed for any conditions or requests.
  3. Calculators are not allowed, but log tables would be provided on request by the exam superintendent.
  4. Communication devices like mobile phones, pagers etc are strictly not allowed inside the examination centre.


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