PUCET 2020: Admission Procedure, Counselling


PUCET 2020 or Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PUCET) is a University level Entrance Exam. PUCET is conducted by Punjab University. The exam is conducted annually in a year. Candidates can get admission into B.Pharmacy & B.Sc (Hons.) courses also. Read the full article for more details regarding the Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam pattern, etc.

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PUCET 2020 Updates

PUCET exam dates have been released by the Punjab University. The Undergraduate exam will be conducted on 30 April 2020 and Post Graduate exam on 08 & 09 June 2020. The candidates will be admitted strictly in accordance with the Regulations/Rules contained in the latest University Calendars/guidelines/any other Instructions which have been issued/may be issued by the University from time to time for the respective Courses/examinations and in order of merit. PU CET 2020 for UG program will be held on 28 April 2020 The instructions given in this circular should, in particular, be adhered to while making admission for the Session 2020. 

PUCET 2020 Important Dates

Tentative dates regarding different events of Punjab University Common Entrance Test are as follow:

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PUCET 2020 Important Dates
Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Application form 05 April 2020
Closing of Application form 19 April 2020
Last date to submit the fee 22 April 2020
Last date for uploading photograph & Signature 24 April 2020
Availability of admit card 27 April 2020
Exam date 30 April 2020
Uploading of answer key 03 May 2020
Last date to submit objection on the answer key 05 May 2020
Uploading of the response to the Objections and inviting Cross-objections 08 May 2020
Last day of submission of Cross-objections to the Answer Key 10 May 2020
Declaration of Result 14 May 2020
Starting of counselling (Admission form filling) 22 May 2020
Starting of option filling 26 – 29 June 2020
Display of Merit list 05 July 2020

PUCET 2020 Application Form

PUCET 2020 application form will be available from 05 April 2020. Candidates must fill the Application form carefully, as no modification or changes will be done after the successful submission of the Application form.

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  • The PUCET Application form will be available in the 05 April 2020.
  • Candidates must fill the Application form on or before 19 April 2020.
  • Aspirants must fill the details required and upload the scanned images of photograph and signature of the candidate in the Application form.
  • After uploading the documents, candidates are required to pay the Application fee for successful submission of the Application form.
  • Candidates are advised to print multiple copies of the Application form.

Application Fee for PUCET 2020

The Application fee can be submitted in any of the Branch of State Bank Of India using a website generated challan.

PUCET 2020 Application Fee


Application fee

General Category (PCB/PCM/M)

Rs. 2100/-

SC/ST/PwD Category (PCB/PCM/M)

Rs. 1050/-

Additional Paper (Biology/Mathematics)

Rs. 300/-

*Application Fee is Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable.

PUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates fulfilling the complete eligibility criteria laid down by the University can sit in the PUCET.

  • Candidate must be an Indian.
  • Age Criteria: For BHMS, candidates must have completed 17 years as on 31 December at the time of admission.
  • The candidates who have passed/appeared (up to the academic session 2017 to 2020) 10+2 from a CBSE, Delhi or any other Boards are eligible to apply.
  • It is mandatory to score a minimum of 50% marks in Class 12th.
  • English, Physics, Chemistry and one of the following subject: Biology/Biotechnology/ Mathematics are necessary to have in class 12.
  • 5% of relaxation will be provided in eligibility marks for SC/ST/BC/PwD candidates.

PUCET Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted through Pen & Paper (offline) mode only.
  • 70 minutes will be provided, for each section of the exam. Extra 20 minutes will be given to the PwD aspirants.
  • The paper will be in a format of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • The exam will be held in Chandigarh only.
  • Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks.
  • 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The exam will be asked in the English language.
PUCET Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks allotted Total marks
Mathematics 60 2 120
Chemistry 60 2 120
Physics 60 2 120
Biology 60 2 120

PUCET Syllabus

Punjab University will provide a syllabus for PUCET. Generally, the syllabus will be comprised of class 10,11 & 12 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology syllabus. Candidates can get the complete syllabus at the University Website.

PUCET Syllabus
Physics Syllabus:

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

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organization in animals & plants
  • Cell structure and functions
  • Plant physiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
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 3D Geometry
  • Limits & Derivatives
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics
  • Probability

Preparation Tips

  • Applicants must always know the complete syllabus.
  • Candidates must make a proper timetable and strictly follow it.
  • Aspirants are advised to not to skip any important topics.
  • Entrants must check the exam pattern and marking scheme properly.

Important Books

Subject Book Name Author/Publisher ISBN
Physics 29 Years Physics Chapter-wise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEET Arihant Experts ISBN-10: 9350949253 ISBN-13: 978-9350949252
Chemistry ISC Chapter-wise Solved Papers Chemistry class 12th Arihant Experts ISBN-10: 9350946890 ISBN-13: 978-9350946893
Biology Examination Questions in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, Geography, Physics, Zoology College Entrance Examination Board ISBN-10: 1347402160 ISBN-13: 978-1347402160
Mathematics SAT Math Level 1 (Barron’s Sat Subject Test Math Level 1) Ira K. Wolf ISBN-10: 1438007906 ISBN-13: 978-1438007908

PUCET 2020 Admit Card

  • The Authority will inform candidates through Email for the purpose of releasing Admit card.
  • Admit card will be downloaded from 27 April 2020.
  • Candidates can download the admit card by entering their Login Id & password provided while generating the Bank challan.
  • The Admit Card will be available through online mode only.
  • Admit card is the gate pass to enter the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the examination without the Admit card.

PUCET 2020 Admit Card Dates

PUCET 2020 Admit Card Dates
Event Dates (Tentative)
Application filling process 05 – 19 April 2020
Release of admit card 27 April 2020
PUCET 2020 exam date 30 April 2020

How To Download Admit Card?

Given below is the procedure to download PUCET 2020 Admit Card.

  • Visit the official website of PUCET.
  • ‘Admit card download’ link will be given on the website.
  • Click on the link and enter the login id and password and click on ‘Submit’.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the computer screen.
  • Finally, Download and print several copies for further use.

PUCET 2020 Result

The University will release the result of PUCET 2020 on 15 May 2020. Candidates will be able to check their result through online mode only. The qualified candidates will have to fill the admission form. University will release the list of ‘Qualified’ and ‘Disqualified’ Candidates & also Merit list for PCB/PCM and Mathematics only.

PUCET 2020 Counselling

The counselling for admission into various courses will begin from 22 May 2020. No. of rounds of a counselling depends on the availability of vacant seats. If the seats remain vacant after the no. of rounds of Counselling then the University will conduct the physical Counselling.

PUCET 2020 Admission

The University will provide admission form, after the declaration of Result. Only the qualified candidates will have to fill the Application form. The candidates will have to fill their choice of Course/ Department in the admission in the prescribed form. The University will provide admission based on the availability of seats, Merit list and Document verification.

PUCET 2020 Exam Highlights

PUCET 2020 Exam Highlights
Name of Examination  Punjab University Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As  PUCET
Exam Mode Offline (Pen Paper Based)
Number of Papers Depends on the subjects selected by the candidate
Question Paper type Multiple Choice Questions
PUCET 2020 Marks Each Subject Paper of total 120 marks
Exam Duration 70 Minutes for Each subject paper
Exam Language English


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