PU MCA 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Punjab University MCA Entrance Test [PU MCA]

PU MCA - Punjab University MCA Entrance Test

PU MCA is a University level entrance examination for admissions in Punjab University for various UG / PG programs. The admission possibilities for students taking up PU MCA 2024 is for Under Grad with their specializations and the applicants can take admissions for all degree specializations in the University. PU MCA is a University exam that will be conducted by Punjab University, Chandigarh. 

PU CET 2024 is a Common Entrance Exam held by the University, for providing programs like Engineering, Law, Management, Arts & Humanities, Health & Sciences, etc. along with various specializations. This is to all candidates who are looking for admissions in Punjab University, Chandigarh. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can only appear for this test. The application process for PU CET is affordable with sharing of exam scores with selected University campus of his/ her choice.

The PU MCA 2024 exam will be conducted annually but on different dates for different courses. Once the results are out the authority will help in getting into the desired type of courses in Punjab University.

Name of the Examination

Punjab University MCA Entrance Test  (PU MCA)

Exam Conducting Authority

Punjab University, Chandigarh

Examination Level

University Level

Examination Mode

Offline (pen & paper)

Mode of Application


Course offered

UG/ PG courses

PU MCA 2024 Exam Date

PU CET competitive exam is known for getting admissions for UG / PG courses in Punjab University, Chandigarh with their exclusive streams in that stream which will be held as per the schedule released by the concerned authority. Students are always advised to keep a check on some of the tentative dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the details that the students will have to keep looking into so as to get updates on the schedule of PU CET 2024 which are mentioned below.

Important events

Tentative Dates UG

Tentative Dates PG

PU CET application form

Third week of April 2024 

Third week of April 2024 

Last date for application form submission

Third week of May 2024 

Third week of May 2024 

Admit Card Availability

Last week of May 2024 

Last week of May 2024 

PU CET Examination Date

First week of June 2024 

Second week of June 2024 

Result announcement

Second week of June 2024 

Third week of June 2024 

Counseling commencement

June 2024 

June 2024 

PU MCA 2024 Eligibility criteria

Applicants should be well informed about the specified eligibility criteria by the institute for before appearing for any of the entrance examination, such that any significant events related to eligibility criteria should not be overlooked under any conditions. Before filling out the application form, applicants will have to go through the PU CET 2024 Eligibility Criteria. Here he/she should understand that once the Punjab University, Chandigarh committee decides that the student doesn’t fit to the set criteria then the application might be eliminated at any stage of admissions.

  • Applicant should be citizen of the country with bearing age of 17 years for the admissions.
  •  The Applicants must score a minimum of 60% marks in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent exam
  • Applicants should have passed compulsory subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 12th board exams.

PU MCA 2024 Application Form & fees

Candidates must have an in-depth look into the details regarding PU CET 2024 Application Form:

Tentatively the PU CET 2024 Application Form will be made live and accessible from the Last week of December 2023 as announced by the Punjab University, Chandigarh committee and the last due date for the submission of application form with fee will be in the third week of May 2024. PU CET 2024 Application form will be made accessible through online mode on the official website.

The application form for PU CET will be released from April 2024 and students can make sure that they are registered on time for taking up the entrance test.

Step 1: Registration                                                         

To fill in the PU CET 2024 application form, applicants will have to sign up in order to register, provide details such as name, contact details, email ID, choice of program and more must be submitted. Candidates can obtain the username and password sent to them on their enrolled contact details and email ID after they have completed registration.

Step 2: Application filling and submission       

The student should fill in all the details and also allot 3 preferred exam center and then submit the form after which a conformation pop-up will be displayed on the screen and the student should read it and then accept.

The PU CET 2024 application form will be shown and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify and then save it      

Step 3: Uploading Documents/ Photographs     

The submission of documents and photographs is very vital while applying for PU CET and the students will have to upload their scanned copy of recent, passport-size photograph and their signature in digital format as defined in the form. The clipped-in file size that needs to be submitted should be within the given size limit in the form to be valid.

Step 2: Application filling and submission

The student should fill in all the details and also allot 3 preferred exam centers and then submit the form after which a conformation pop-up will be displayed and the student should read it and then accept the terms and conditions.

The PU CET 2024 application form will appear on the screen and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify it if necessary and then click on ‘Save and Print’

Step 4: Payment of Fees                                                                               

PU CET application fees have to be paid through online mode by using debit card/ credit card or net banking. The application fee for PU CET 2024 is INR 2100/- for general category and 1050/- for reserved category which is once transacted becomes re-fundable. Payment link for PU CET 2024 application fees will be live only after the form has been submitted, and the students can continue to pay the fees.

Step 5: Confirmation of PU CET (MCA) 2024 Application

After the transaction of PU CET application fee is done, students will get an online receipt to the contact details given by the student which shows the completion of registration process.

Students will also get a mail on their registered email ID where the students will get a document format file of the complete Application Form PU CET 2024 attached and then they can access their registered accounts and hard copy of the application form.

PU MCA 2024 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

While preparing to attend PU CET 2024 competitive entrance exam the students must be aware if there are any changes in the exam Pattern which will help them to understand details like the mode of examination, evaluating criteria, priority sections to concentrate on, if there is any negative marking, type of questions, total number of questions and sections, duration of exam etc. and helps them to have better focus on the entrance test.

PU CET 2024 is a 70 minutes of exam which is accessible in via offline (pen & paper) mode exam for joining for various degree courses here in University level. Here the students will have toattend 90 questions with each question carrying 2 mark. The exam paper has 4 sections to attend with categories such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics with each section having 60 questions. This exam is formatted objective type question pattern i.e. multiple choice Question format. There is a deduction of 0.5 marks for each wrong answers.

PU MCA 2024 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Offline (pen & paper)

Exam Medium


Type of questions


No of Questions


Exam Duration

70 mins

Negative marking

-0.5 will be deducted

PU MCA 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for PU CET 2024 there isn’t any particular syllabus as specified by the institute but however the question paper will have questions diversified under 4 different sections as mentioned above and the topics would be related to.

For Physics:


Laws of motion



Kinetic theory of gases

Electromagnetic waves

Oscillations & waves

Communication systems


Properties of matter

For Chemistry:

Isolation of Metals

States of matter

Atomic structure

Chemical bonding


Chemical thermodynamics

Block elements

Surface chemistry

Chemical kinetics


For Biology

Diversity in living world

Structural organization in animals & plants

Human anatomy

Plant physiology

Cell structure & functions


For Mathematics

Matrices & Determinants

Permutation & Combination

Sequences & Series

Mathematical Induction

Vector Algebra



Mathematical Reasoning


Binomial Induction

PU MCA 2024 Admit Card

PU CET 2024 admit card/ hall ticket will be issued to the applicants who have registered themselves for the PU CET exam and have paid the application fees along with it by fourth week of May 2024. The admit cards will be published and announced on the official website of the conducting authority and the dates will be informed later on the official website. The admit card will be emailed to the applicants mail ID or they can download it from the official website.

The student must log in to PU CET website and click on the ‘Admit card’ link and enter their login details and download the admit card/ hall ticket. Students must carefully go through the information printed on the admit card such as the name of the applicant, exam date, venue, time and contact details. Students must add a valid photo ID proof issued by the Government of India to the exam center. They must pin in a recent passport size photograph on the hall ticket as they uploaded in the PU CET application form. Carrying hall ticket is a mandatory rule for all the selected students at the examination center, if not the student will be restricted from taking up the examination without the admit card along with any of the considerable ID proof.

Documents Required with PU MCA 2024 Admit Card          

In addition to PU CET 2024 admit card/ hall ticket the candidate shall also carry one more valid Photo Id proof to prove their identity such as: 

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar ID

PU MCA 2024 Results & Score Card

The results of PU CET 2024 will be announced in both phases of the exam on the official website. If the candidates have taken the PU CET examination, candidates can look up their results. After the declaration of the result, they can also obtain ranks through the mail.

Applicants can verify their results by using the exam application number and login credentials. The result can be downloaded by candidates. The result as well as the merit list will be released on the official website. The PU CET merit list can be viewed using the login credentials.

PU CET 2024 results and merit list includes details such as student’s name, student’s PU CET registration number, roll number of the applicant, category-wise scores along with overall scores. The result and shortlisting of students is given along with rank/ merit list on the official website as per the mentioned tentative dates. The marks secured in PU CET 2024 will be valid for the academic year from 2024-23.

Steps to Download PU MCA 2024 Results                                

  • Visit the PU CET University website
  • Click on ‘PU CET scorecard’ tab
  • Enter your login credentials such as PU CET 2024 user ID and password

Lastly, Download and save the PU CET 2024 result and lastly take a print out

Cutoff Predictor

PU CET 2024 margin will be announced on the based on the student’s performance in the entrance test and their results that will get released via online on the official website of the University. Margin percentage is differs on various reasons and it is mandatory for applicants to outreach the margin criteria to qualify the examination & to further participation in various processes.

Students who clear the PU CET 2024 exam and match the cutoff margin announced by the Institute will later be called for the final round of selection. The cutoff might vary for different campus of Punjab University, Chandigarh and the specialization depending upon different criteria.

PU CET 2024 will have Cut-Off standard score that the students will have to secure in order to qualify for the examination. Cut-off will be announced by the University, which is a deemed University and the applicants should carefully evaluate all these standards and then appear for the entrance exam for their interested stream in that University.

PU MCA 2024 Counselling & Admission

All the eligible applicants will need to access their counseling letter, which will have a timetable and process for counseling participation. Students have to enroll themselves and choose their desired courses during the counseling process. Later the allocation of seats will be made in accordance with the student’s merit and choice. For each round, counseling process for PU CET 2024 will be done separately and the applicants will be asked to verify their admission after the allocation of seats.