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Punjab Technical University Common Entrance examination

PTU CET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Exam Conducting Body: I K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU)

PTU CET 2023: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Updated On - February 20 2023 by Divyansh K

PTU CET 2023  or Punjab University Common Entrance Test 2023 will be conducted in August 2023 tentatively by  I.K. Gujral  Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar as a University level entrance exam. PTU CET is conducted to offer admission to eligible candidates into various Undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Candidates can check this page to know more about PTU CET 2023 Important dates for admission procedure, the Application process, Admit card, courses, etc.

PTU CET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the PTU CET 2023 exam status from the below table:


Punjab Technical University Common Entrance examination 2023 Status

Official notification is yet to release.

PTU CET 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates for PTU CET 2023 from the table given below: :

EventsDates  (Tentative)
Online Application ReleaseJuly 2023
Last date of Application submissionAugust 2023
Admit card available a week before the exam
PTU CET 2023 DateAugust 2023
Result AnnouncementAugust 2023

Dates in the above table are tentative based on the previous year's data and will update once the official dates are announced.

PTU CET 2023 Application Form

PTU CET 2023 Application Form will be released on the official website of Punjab University. Below mentioned are the steps candidates must go through while filling the online application form for PTU CET 2023 :
  • Visit the official website and click on the link' Online Application form'.
  • Click on 'New Registration' and enter a valid Email-Id and Mobile number.
  • A user ID and Password will be generated, which would be needed for future references.
  • Now log in using the User ID and Password to fill the main application form for PTU CET 2023
  • Enter the details carefully, without missing any mandatory information.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the photograph and signature as prescribed in the instructions.
  • Submit the application form after verification and keep a print-out for future use.  

PTU CET 2023 Application Fees

The Application fee can be submitted in both online and offline mode.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 500/- for UR candidates and 250/- for SC/ST categories applicable to those applying for entrance exams.
  • For online counseling, aspirants need to pay Rs – 2000/- as a counseling fee for choosing a particular course.
Mode of Payment:
  • Online: Candidates can pay the application fee through a Credit card/ Debit Card
  • Offline: Candidates can also send a demand draft in favor of 'Registrar, IKGPTU Payable at Jalandhar'.
  • The counseling fee for a single course is INR 2000/-

PTU CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

PTU CET 2023 Eligibility is given in the below table. Candidates must check the below information to know their eligibility for the PTU CET exam.

  • Candidates must have passed or appeared in the 10+2 Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, or any equivalent exam conducted by a recognized board or university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.
  • Candidates have to be a citizen of India. Foreign citizens will have the option to apply via the NRI quota.
  • Candidates must be of 17 years of age as of 31st December 2020 to be eligible to apply for PU CET 2023.
  •  B.Tech: Aspirants need to have passed XII or the equivalent education with the subjects such as Math and physics as main and any of the non-compulsory subject such as Computer Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology and Biology
  • B.Arch: Aspirants need to have passed XII or the equivalent education with at least 50% marks in Maths and English as the subjects of assessment.
  • B.Pharmacy: Aspirants need to have passed XII with subjects such as Physics and Chemistry along with Computer Science, mathematics or bio-Technology or else three-year qualification in pharmacy with at least 50% mark.
  • M.Tech: Candidates should have a B.E./B.Tech Degree in appropriate branch or equivalent with not less than 50% marks.
  • MBA/MCA: Graduation/bachelor’s degree obtained through the 10+2+3 system or an equivalent qualification with a minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent CGPA.

PTU CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have all the information regarding PTU CET Exam pattern 2023 so that they can attempt the exam more effectively. PTU CET 2023 Exam Pattern is mentioned below:

PTU CET 2023 Question Formar
Number of Sections6
Time for each section70 minutes
Number of questions in each section60
Marks for each question2
Negative marking0.25
Total marks for each section120
Medium of ExamEnglish
Mode of ExamOffline (OMR)
                                                  Subject wise exam pattern for PTU CET 2023
SubjectTotal number of QuestionsTotal marksDuration
Paper - I Physics6012070 minutes
Paper-II Chemistry6012070 minutes
Paper - III Biology6012070 minutes
Paper - IV Mathematics6012070 minutes
Paper - V Biotechnology6012070 minutes
Paper - VI Computer Science6012070 minutes

PTU CET 2023 Syllabus

PTU CET 2023 Syllabus is given below which can be followed by the candidate to get an idea of what will they ask in the exam:

BiologyComputer ScienceMathematics
Diversity in Living WorldComputer FundamentalsSets and Functions
Structural Organization in animals and plantsIntroduction to C++Algebra
Cell Structure and FunctionProgramming MethodologyCoordinate Geometry
Plant PhysiologyProgramming in C++Calculus
Human PhysiologyProgramming in C++Mathematical Reasoning
ReproductionData StructuresRelations and Functions
Genetics and EvolutionDatabase Management System and SQLVectors and Three-dimensional Geometry
Biology and Human WelfareBoolean AlgebraLinear Programming
Biotechnology and its applicationNetworking and Open Source SoftwareProbability
Ecology and its environment--


Some Basic concepts of chemistryPhysical-world and measurementsIntroduction to Biotechnology
Structure of AtomKinematicsBiomolecules
Classification of Elements and periodicity of propertiesLaws of motionCell and Development
Chemical bonding and molecular structureWork, Energy, and PowerGenetics and Molecular Biology
States of matter, gases, and liquidsThe motion of the System of Particles and rigid bodyProtein and Gene Manipulation
ThermodynamicsGravitationCell Culture and Genetic Manipulation
Equilibriumproperties of bulk matter----------
Redox ReactionThermodynamics
HydrogenThe behavior of perfect gas and kinetic theory
s-Block ElementsOscillation and Waves
Group 14 ElementsElectrostatics
Organic ChemistryCurrent Electricity
HydrocarbonsMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Environmental ChemistryElectromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Solid StateElectromagnetic waves
ElectrochemistryDual nature of matter and radiation
Chemical KineticsAtoms and nuclei
Surface ChemistryElectronic Devices
General Principles and processes of isolation of elementsCommunication systems
p- Block Elements-------
d and f Block Elements
Coordination Compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

The syllabus for PU CET PG courses will vary depending on the course chosen and candidates can refer to the official website.


PTU CET 2023 Preparation tips are mentioned below which helps the candidate to score well in the exam:

  • Candidates must go through the examination syllabus.
  • The candidate should practice previous years' question papers.
  • Make short notes of important topics for further use.
  • Make stronger points even better and work on weak points as well.

PTU CET 2023 Admit Card

PTU CET 2023 Admit Card will be available online on the official website of Panjab University and candidates who will be appearing for the examination are requested to download and print a copy of their admit cards as it is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination center. For PTU CET 2023 Admit Card, candidates must keep these things in mind regarding their admit cards before they appear for the examination physically:
  • Applicants are supposed to download their Admit cards from the official website as the Admit Cards will not be sent by post to any applicant.
  • Candidates must take their Admit Cards along with themselves to the examination center without which they might not be allowed to take the examination.
  • Must carry a government Photo ID proof in original for cross verification.

PTU CET 2023 Result & Counselling

PTU CET 2023 result will be declared soon within a month of the examination by I.K. Gujral  Punjab Technical University on its official website. The scorecard will be declared in the form of a rank list based on the marks secured by the candidate in PTU CET 2023.
PTU CET 2023 Counselling will start as soon as the results are announced mostly by the fourth week of July 2023. Candidates are requested to bring the below mentioned set of documents when they appear for the Counselling PTU CET 2023 failing to which their candidature might get canceled:
  • Valid Government ID Proof
  • PTU CET 2023 Admit Card
  • PTU CET 2023 Scorecard
  • 10th standard mark sheet
  • 12th standard mark sheet
  • Migration Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Community Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)

PTU CET 2023 Courses Offered

The courses offered by the PTU are:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Science Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Food Science Technology
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • BBA
  • MBA
Mass Communication
  • BA in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • MA in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • M.Phil in Journalism and Mass Communication
Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage
Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • M.Phil English
  • M.Phil Punjabi
  • M.Phil Political Science

PTU CET 2023 Highlights

Applicants can check PTU CET 2023 basic information below in the given table:

Exam Name
PTU CET 2023
Conducting Body
I.K. Gujral  Punjab Technical University

University Level


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses 

PTU CET Official website

Exam Mode
Exam Purpose
To offer various Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

About I.K. Gujral  Punjab Technical University Jalandhar

I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), formerly Punjab Technical University (PTU), is a state university. It was formulated on 16 January 1997  to promote technical, management, and pharmaceutical education in the state of Punjab at the degree level and above. Being an education and research university, it has the mandate to set up centers of excellence in emerging technologies for promoting training and research & development in these areas.

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PTU CET Important Dates

PTU CET 2023 Form Date10 Jul - 10 Aug 2023 (Tentative)
PTU CET 2023 Exam Date09 Sep - 17 Sep 2023 (Tentative)
PTU CET 2023 Result23 Oct 2023 (Tentative)

Punjab Technical University Common Entrance examination Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

10 Jul 2023

Form End Date:

10 Aug 2023

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