PAU CET 2020


Punjab Agricultural University Common Entrance Test 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

PAU CET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 5,640
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)
  • Courses:M.Tech, MCA, MBA , MSc, MJMC
  • Streams:Engineering, Management, Science, Computer Application, Mass Communication

PAU CET 2020 (15 Sep): Admit Card (Released), Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Updated On - August 28 2020 by Akriti Maurya

PAU CET 2020 is going to be held on 15 September 2020. Admit Card is expected to be released one week before the exam. Candidates can download their admit card by using Birth Date and UID/prospectus number. It is also known as Punjab Agricultural University Common Entrance Test. This entrance exam will be organized by Punjab Agricultural University(PAU), Ludhiana. The entrance exam question paper divides into three sections of total 800 marks required to attempt all questions in 3 hours. PAU CET is conducted annually and admission offered in their Undergraduate courses such as B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture, B.Sc (Hons.) Horticulture, B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering), etc are only for candidates belonging to either the State of Punjab or Chandigarh Union Territory. Read the complete article to know about PAU CET 2020.

Latest Updates

  • PAU CET 2020 is scheduled for 15 September 2020, as per new dates.
  • PAU CET 2020 Admit Card is released.
  • Online applicants of CET 2020 who have applied without paying entrance test fee are advised to login again and take the print out of the challan of HDFC Bank to deposit the balance amount of Rs.3520/- until 04 September 2020.
  • Offline applicants of CET 2020 are advised to send a bank draft of balance amount of Rs.4200/- in favor of COMPTROLLER, PAU payable at Ludhiana or deposit personally in the office of Comptroller, PAU, Ludhiana on any working day from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

PAU CET 2020 Admit Card

Admit Card of PAU entrance exam 2020 will be made available on the official website by the September 2020 and below mentioned are a few guidelines which must be followed by all the candidates:

  • Date of Birth and Unique ID - for online applicants (UID will appear on the top of the application form) for online applicants.
  • Date of Birth and Prospectus Number for offline applicants.
  • Offline applicants are required to paste the same photograph and sign it on the Admit card as they must have pasted on the application form and get the same attested from the Principal/Gazetted Officer.
  • All applicants must bring a photo ID proof which could be any of the one mentioned below:
  • Aadhaar ID
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport in original

*NO photocopy or scanned copy along with downloaded admit card on the examination day, otherwise, he/she will not be allowed to appear in the entrance examination.

  • In case any applicant is facing any sort of trouble (discrepancy/mistakes/confusion) regarding his/her Admit card, he/she may contact the office of The Registrar, Thapar Hall, PAU, Ludhiana, two days before the date of entrance examination (after which nothing would be entertained) along with a copy of application form and original receipt of Bank Challan Form (issued by the bank) and two passport size photographs.
  • No enquiries regarding the admit card will be entertained on the day of the entrance examination and any found discrepancy will lead to debarring from appearing for the examination.

PAU CET 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of PAU CET 2020 is given in the table below which contains information regarding the types of questions asked, duration of the examination, etc.

PAU CET 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination

Offline (Pen & paper)

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (3 hours)

No. of Questions asked

200 Questions

Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

Marking Scheme

+4 for Correct and -1 for Incorrect (1/Fourth negative)

Medium of examination


Total Marks


264 Marks for Section I

264 Marks for Section II

272 Marks for Section III


3: I, II & III

 Section-wise division of questions and marks:
Number of Questions
Total Marks









Biology/Agriculture/Home Science









200 questions OR 166 questions
800 marks

PAU CET 2020 Syllabus

Punjab Agricultural University entrance exam syllabus 2020 is given below:

  • Applicants must follow it to score well in the examination.
  • The PAU CET syllabus will be the same as the syllabus of 10+2 level of the Punjab School Education Board (both years i.e., +1 and +2).

PAU CET 2020 Preparation Tips

PAU entrance exam 2020 Preparation Tips are mentioned below for all the students who will be appearing for PAU CET 2020 Examination and are looking for guidance on how to go on preparing for the same:

  • Students must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect.
  • An ample amount of sleep must.
  • Solving questions will give an idea of the exam pattern.

Download PAU CET 2020 Prospectus Pdf

PAU CET 2020 Result

The vital information regarding PAU CET Result 2020 is given below:

  • Result of PAU CET 2020 will be announced by the first week of July 2020
  • Result which will be followed by counselling for which students must download their scorecard and bring along other documents for verification and admission process.
  • The result would be notified by the Registrar and displayed on the notice board in the Thapar Hall and also on the university website.

PAU CET 2020 Counselling

PAU CET 2020 Counselling will commence after the result declaration i.e. the second week of July – First week of August 2020. Students who are absent during the Counselling will be considered ineligible for admission and their seats would be made available in the General pool quota for which other eligible candidates with scorecards can apply. Candidates called for Counselling should reach the venue on the scheduled date and time as per the Counselling schedule is given in the prospectus or uploaded on the University Website along with the result of the entrance test. NO SEPARATE INFORMATION WILL BE SENT.

There are various colleges under Punjab Agricultural University which are listed below along with the departments:

College of Agriculture, Ludhiana
Institute of Agriculture, Bathinda and Institute of Agriculture, Gurdaspur
  • Agronomy
  • Entomology
  • Extension Education
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • School of Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Climate Change & Agricultural Meteorology
  • School of Organic Farming
College of Horticulture & Forestry, Ludhiana
  • Fruit Science
  • Vegetable Science
  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
  • Farm Machinery & Power Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Processing & Food Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Soil & Water Engineering
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Ludhiana
  • Agricultural Journalism, Languages & Culture
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Economics & Sociology
  • Mathematics, Statistics & Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • School of Business Studies
College of Home Science, Ludhiana
  • Apparel & Textile Science
  • Family Resource Management
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Extension Education and Communication Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies

All these above-mentioned colleges participate in the Counselling as well as the admission process and follow the norms stated by the PAU, Ludhiana.

PAU CET 2020 Application Form

Application Form of PAU entrance exam 2020 had been made available online as well as offline and is up to the applicant on how they wish to apply for the examination. Below mentioned are a few points that must be kept in mind by the applicants while they fill up their application forms:

Online mode
  • Applicants need to pay an amount of Rs. 5640/- for each Entrance Test that includes the cost of downloaded form/Prospectus.
  • A valid unique email ID is necessary to apply for the examination.
  • A recent passport size coloured photograph with size up to 50 KB in JPG/JPEG format and scanned copy of signature (black/blue) with size up to 50 KB needs to be uploaded while filling the online application form.
  • A verification link will be sent to the applicant’s email ID. The candidate has to click on the verification link to complete the submission process of the application.
  • After verification, the candidate has to login using his email ID and Date of Birth to download the PAU CET Application form 2020 and pay Application fees.
  • To pay fees, the applicants get two different modes and can pay according to their convenience:
  • Online payment (Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking)
  • Challan mode (Offline)
  • After successful payment, the candidate must print the payment receipt. The candidate must immediately send the fee Receipt along with computer-generated print-out of Application Form duly signed by the candidate and his/her parents/guardian to:

The Registrar,

Punjab Agricultural University,

Ludhiana-141 004

Offline mode
  • Applicants need to pay Rs. 4200/- for the Entrance Test in addition to the cost of the Prospectus (Rs. 2120/- (at the Counter) or Rs. 2260/- (by Post))
  • Prospectus and PAU CET Application form 2020 can be obtained from the following address - The Additional Director of Communication, Communication Centre, PAU, Ludhiana–141 004 (near University Gate Number 1) personally on payment of Rs. 2120/- in cash at the counter or by post by sending bank Demand Draft of Rs. 2260/- in favour of - Additional Director of Communication, payable at Ludhiana.
  • The name of Programme for which the form is required must be mentioned in the request and also at the back of the bank Demand draft.
  • All columns in the Application form must be filled and written carefully and correctly by the candidate in his/her handwriting.
  • Incomplete Application form becomes liable to be rejected without owing any explanation to the applicant.
  • The candidate must paste one latest passport size photograph on the Application form and attach another passport size photograph (similar to the one pasted on the application form) with the Application form.
  • The candidate must also keep two identical photographs with him/her for pasting it on the Admit Card and other on the white Application form to be filled at the time of Counselling.
  • The Entrance examination fee must be deposited in HDFC Bank, using Challan Form, available in the PAU Prospectus. The bank will return two parts of the Challan Form duly stamped with journal number. The candidate must retain the candidate’s copy of Challan Form and send the University copy of the Challan Form along with the printout of the duly filled Application Form to The Registrar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana–141004

PAU CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility of PAU Entrance Exam 2020 is mentioned below:

CoursesEligibility CriteriaDuration
BSc (Hons.) Agriculture

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate/Two-year Diploma in Agriculture.

4 years
BTech (Biotechnology)

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

4 years
BTech (Food Technology)

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate/ Certificate course in Food Processing and Preservation from SLIET, Longowal.

4 years
BSc (Hons.) Horticulture

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

4 years
Integrated M.Sc. (Hons.) Programmes (Biochemistry/Botany/Zoology/Chemistry/Microbiology)

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

5 Years
BSc (Hons.) Community Science

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture/Home Science with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

4 years
BSc (Hons.) Nutrition & Dietetics

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture/Home Science with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

4 years

Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates in eligibility criteria of PAU CET 2020 as notifies by the officials. 

PAU CET 2020 Highlights

The candidates can check PAU CET 2020 summary below in the given table:

Exam Name

Punjab Agricultural University Common Entrance Test 2020 (PAU CET 2020)

Conducting Body

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana


State Level


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in Agriculture

PAU CET Official website

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen & Paper)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Agricultural Courses Offered by the University

Stay connected to PAU CET 2020 [Punjab Agricultural University Common Entrance Test] connected by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

About Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) was established in  1962 and is the nation's third-oldest agricultural university. It is located in Ludhiana, Punjab. The university offers five bachelor's degrees, 51 master's degree and 42 doctorate programmes in 50 departments of five constituent colleges. In addition, it offers a Bachelor of Education program and five Diploma programs in its four constituent colleges:
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Home Science
  • College of Basic Sciences and Humanities
  • College of Horticulture and Forestry
  • College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

In 1988 the university switched from the trimester to semester system and in 1993 it switched from the letter grade system to a 10.00 credit point average system.

Subscribe to Get Updated Information

+91 -

PAU CET Important Dates

PAU CET 2020 Form Date23 Apr - 29 Jul 2020

Punjab Agricultural University Common Entrance Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

23 Apr 2020

Form End Date:

29 Jul 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 29 Jul 2020
Browse Other Exams
Examination Date (Offline):

15 Sep 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 5,640

Admissions open for

Shoolini University Admission 2020

19 Sep 2019-30 Sep 2020

KIIT University Admission 2020

16 Nov 2019-20 Jul 2020

MIT ADT University Pune Admission 2020

11 Sep 2019-31 Aug 2020

GNIOT, Noida Admission 2020

01 Jan 2020-17 Sep 2020

REVA University Admission 2020

21 Dec 2019-15 Jul 2020