PUCET 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Fee, Exam Pattern

Punjab University Common Entrance Test commonly known as PUCET is a state level entrance examination which is commenced by Punjab University annually. This examination is conducted once a year by the Punjab University, Chandigarh to enroll eligible and qualified aspirants in the programmes such as B.Pharmacy, B.Sc. (Hons.), Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS), UG and PG Courses in the field of Engineering, Management, Humanities, Commerce, IT and Law. Punjab University will release the application forms for PUCET 2023 most probably in the 3rd week of July 2023 for UG courses and in the 2nd week of April 2023 for PG courses. If the aspirants clear the entrance examination, then he / she will be granted admission in the course of their choice in Punjab University, Chandigarh and its affiliated institutions.

Aspirants will be able to fill and submit the application form only through the official website of Punjab University, Chandigarh. Through this article, we have provided the complete details about PUCET 2023 for instance, admission dates for both UG and PG courses, eligibility criteria, application form, application fee, exam pattern, results, etc.

PUCET 2023 Highlights

Name of Exam PUCET 2023
Examination Full form Panjab University Common Entrance Test
Types of Exam UG/ PG Level
Level of exam University Level
Courses Offered Medical
Application Mode Online
Conducting Body Punjab University
Mode of exam Online
PUCET 2023 Exam Date Announced Soon
Official website www.cetug.puchd.ac.in

PUCET 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates (UG courses) Dates (PG courses)
Availability of Online Application Form 3rd week of July, 2023 2nd week of April, 2023
Last date to submit the Application form 2nd week of August, 2023 1st week of July, 2023
Deadline for depositing application fee in any branch of State Bank of India using official web page generated Challan 3rd week of August, 2023  2nd week of July, 2023
Last date for deposit of fee through online facility 3rd week of August, 2023 4th week of July, 2023
Last date for uploading of passport photograph and signature 3rd week of August, 2023 2nd week of July, 2023
Admit Card issue date 4th week of August, 2023 3rd week of July, 2023
Date of entrance test 1st week of September, 2023 1st week of August, 2023
Answer Key release date 1st week of September, 2023 1st week of August, 2023
Due date for submitting objections against answer key 2nd week of September, 2023 2nd week of August, 2023
Result 2nd week of September, 2023 3rd week of August, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

PUCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria stated by the Punjab University, Chandigarh is given in the section below:

  • Only candidates of Indian Nationality can take part in the entrance test.
  • In case the candidate is applying for BHMS then he/ she must have completed the age 17 years as of 31st December 2022 at the time of application form submission.
  • Expectant who have successfully passed class 12th or appearing in class 12th from CBSE board or some equivalent board is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • While applying also assure that the participant has cleared class 12th examination with subjects such as English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

PUCET 2023 Application Form

  • The Registration forms for PUCET 2023 will be released through online mode at the official website of Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • The registration process for Under Graduate programs will be regulated from the third week of July 2023.
  • Complete registration schedule for the PG Courses is going to be available from the second week of April 2023.
  • Expectants must fill up the complete application form with all required details and supporting documents.
  • Details filled by the seeker in application form must be authentic and original, any alteration in the information of the candidates can lead to the rejection of application form.
  • Candidates must make sure that they submit their application from on or before the prescribed dates.
  • We advised the admission seekers to get a printout of filled PUCET application form 2023 and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee:

The PUCET Application Fee submission modes include both online and offline mode. Facilities such as Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking and Challan Payment gateways will be available for the transaction of PUCET application fee.

The complete Application fee structure is given below for the reference of the applicants:

Category Fee
General category INR 2175/-
SC/ ST/ PWD INR 1088/-
Additional Subject (for both General and SC/ ST/ PWD) INR 575/-

Exam Pattern

  • Number of Sections in the Exam: 6
  • Time for each section: 70 minutes
  • Number of questions in each section: 60
  • Marks for each question: 2
  • Negative marking: 0.25
  • Total marks for each section: 120
  • Medium of Exam: English
  • Mode of Exam: Offline (OMR)

Distribution of Marks and Questions:

Subjects Total number of Questions Total marks Duration of Exam
Paper – I Physics 60 120 70 minutes
Paper – II Chemistry 60 120 70 minutes
Paper – III Biology 60 120 70 minutes
Paper – IV Mathematics 60 120 70 minutes
Paper – V Biotechnology 60 120 70 minutes
Paper – VI Computer Science 60 120 70 minutes

PUCET 2023 Results

The results of the offline OMR based examination will be declared via online mode i.e. only at the official website of the exam conducting authority which is Punjab University, Chandigarh. The announcement of the outcome will mostly be done in the month of August and September. If the expectant feels any need for re-evaluation or rechecking their answer key, then there will be no such facility. Authorities of Punjab University will prepare the merit list as per the marks obtained in the entrance test.

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