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Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CU CET) 2021: Eligibility, Courses, Application Process, Fees, Admit Card

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: October 01, 2021 04:55 pm IST

Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is a common entrance exam conducted by Chandigarh University (CU). The exam is conducted for UG, PG and Lateral Entry admissions to the courses offered by CU.

Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CU CET) 2021

Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CU CET) is a common entrance exam conducted by Chandigarh University (CU). The exam is conducted for UG, PG and Lateral Entry (LEET) admissions to the various courses offered by Chandigarh University. CU CET is an integral part of the Chandigarh University Admission Process and it is essential for candidates interested in taking admission to Chandigarh University to appear for CU CET.

Chandigarh University CET is also conducted to select candidates for the scholarships offered by CU for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Through CU CET, Chandigarh University provides scholarships to achieving students on a merit basis.

CU Common Entrance Test (CU CET) 2021 has been launched by the Union Minister of Education, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, burgeoning the amount of Scholarship from Rs. 27 Crores (as of last year) to Rs. 33 Crores this year. Also, as per the latest notification, CU CET 2021 will be conducted in two phases from this year.

Before applying for CU CET, aspirants must take note of all of the important details of the exam. Details such as eligibility criteria, courses, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. of CU CET can be found in this article.

CU CET 2021 Highlights

The important highlights about the CU CET 2021 exam can be checked in the table given below.

Full Name

Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test

Short Name

CU CET / Chandigarh University CET

Conducting Body

Chandigarh University

Official Website

Level of Exam


Mode of Exam


Duration of Exam

120 minutes (2 hours)

Frequency of Exam

3 phases per academic session

No. of Questions


Marks for Correct Answer


Negative Marking


CU CET Important Dates 2021

The important dates for CU CET 2021 can be checked from the table given below.



Application Starting Date

14 December 2020

Last Date to Apply

October 28, 2021

Exam Date

December 14, 2020, to October 30, 2021

Result Declaration

To be Notified

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CU CET 2021 Courses

CU CET is a common exam that is conducted for admission to a vast array of courses from multiple streams including engineering, management, arts, science, law, journalism, design, and many more. The exam is used not only for UG admissions but also for PG admissions to Chandigarh University. Given below are the courses for which CU CET scores are accepted.

CU CET 2021 UG Courses

Applied Health Sciences
Hotel Management
  • BSc Culinary Arts
  • BSc Hospitality & Hotel Administration (H&HA)
  • BSc Airlines & Airport Management
  • BSc Travel & Tourism Management
  • BSc Hotel & Hospitality Management
  • BA Liberal Arts
Animation, Film Production and Visual Arts
  • BA Film & Television Studies
  • BSc Animation, VFX and Gaming
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BA Journalism and Mass Communication
Business Management
Agricultural Sciences

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CU CET 2021 PG Courses

  • Master of Engineering (ME) Automobile Engineering
  • ME CSE (General / Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning)
  • ME Civil Engineering (Geotechnical / Environment / Remote Sensing and GIS / Transportation Engineering)
  • ME Civil Engineering + PhD
  • ME Structural Engineering
  • ME Mechanical Engineering
  • ME Mechanical Engineering + PhD
  • ME Electrical Engineering
  • ME Electrical Engineering + PhD
  • ME Artificial Intelligence
  • ME CTM
  • ME Robotics and Automation
  • ME Mechatronics
  • ME Sustainable Development
Business Management
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Journalism and Mass Communication
  • MA Journalism & Mass Communication
Applied Health Sciences
Animation, Film Production and Visual Arts
  • MSc Animation and Multimedia Technology

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CU CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to appear for CU CET 2021 must ensure that they meet all of the conditions of the eligibility criteria. Only the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for admission to Chandigarh University. The eligibility details for UG and PG courses in CU CET can be found below.

CU CET UG Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria for UG courses in CU CET can be found given below.

  • The candidate must have completed or must be appearing for Class 12th / 10 + 2.

  • The candidate must have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in the Class 12th exams.

  • The qualifying exam must be conducted ICSE / CBSE / PSEB or any other recognized state or national board.

CU CET PG Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria for PG courses in CU CET has been given below.

  • The candidate must have completed graduation or a bachelor's degree course in a relevant stream from a recognized university.

  • The candidate must have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

Some courses may also have additional requirements such as specific subjects or stream. Therefore, it is also important for candidates to refer to the eligibility criteria of their courses to ensure that they meet all of the conditions.

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CU CET 2021 Application Process

Chandigarh University has an online as well as an offline application process for CU CET 2021. Candidates can apply through any of the two processes. The detailed process of application for CU CET 2021 can be checked below.

CU CET 2021 Online Application Process

  1. Register and Create Your Profile: Create your profile on the official website of the exam by entering details such as candidate's name, contact details, date of birth etc.
    A username and password will be generated and you will receive a confirmation message via SMS and Email.

  2. Pay Application Fee: Pay the application fee for CU CET 2021. The application fee for CU CET 2021 is Rs. 1,000. The digital prospectus of CU CET is also included in the application fee.

  3. Fill the Application Form: Login using the generated username and password, and fill up all of the details in the application form. Be very careful when filling up all of the details as any discrepancy/inaccuracy may cause issues or the application form to be rejected.

  4. Choose Exam Date and Centre: Select the exam date and centre of your choice from the list of available options.

  5. Submit the Application Form: Before finally submitting the application form, you should recheck all of the entered details in the form.

CU CET 2021 Offline Application Process

  1. Purchase the CU CET Application Form and Brochure from the admission office or an authorized centre of Chandigarh University. You will be required to pay a fee of Rs. 1,000 to purchase the form.

  2. Visit the official website of CU CET, register, and create your profile. Fill in the unique number given on the application form while registering on the website.

  3. After that, the process of application will be the same as the online application process.

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CU CET 2021 Exam Pattern

CU CET is conducted in the online mode by Chandigarh University. The exam contains a total of 90 multiple-choice questions and the duration is 2 hours. The questions are divided into multiple sections, which are different depending on which course you are applying for.

CU CET Exam Pattern for Medical / Non-Medical Stream

SectionNo. of Questions
Biology / Mathematics30

CU CET Exam Pattern for Arts & Humanities Stream

SectionNo. of Questions
Mandatory Sections
English / Hindi20
General Studies10
Optional Sections (Any 2)
Political Science30

CU CET Exam Pattern for Commerce Stream

SectionsNo. of Sections

CU CET 2021 Marking Scheme

Marks for Correct Answer+1
Marks for Incorrect Answer0

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CU CET 2021 Syllabus

Chandigarh University has prescribed the syllabus for the CU CET. The syllabus is defined subject-wise as the exam pattern is different depending on the course or stream a candidate is applying for. Candidates preparing for CU CET 2021 must first get an idea of the exam pattern and then take a look at the CU CET syllabus. All of the topics included in the syllabus of CU CET must be covered for getting a good score in the exam.

Given below are the general subjects that are a part of the CU CET exam. For the detailed syllabus for each topic, candidates must refer to the examination brochure.

CU CET 2021 English Syllabus

Reading ComprehensionRewording, Idioms / Phrases, Content / Ideas etc.
GrammarTime and Tense, Adjectives, Subject-Verb Agreement, Phrasal Verbs, Question Tags, Determiners, Relative Pronouns, Prepositions, Voice, Modals etc.
VocabularySynonyms and Antonyms, Homophones, Jumbled Letters, Analogy, Contextual Meaning, Spelling, Odd Word, One Word
CompositionConnectives, Rearrangement, Paragraph Unity

CU CET 2021 Mathematics Syllabus

  • Differential Equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Sequence and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Integral Calculus
  • 3-D Geometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry

CU CET 2021 Physics Syllabus

  • Gravitation
  • Laws of Motion
  • Rotational Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Kinematics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atom and Nuclei
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

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CU CET 2021 Admit Card

Chandigarh University releases the admit card of CU CET one week before the exam date. The CU CET admit card is an essential document that every candidate must have when appearing for the exam. Candidates who are not carrying the admit card of CU CET will not be allowed to enter the exam hall on the day of the exam. The important details regarding admit card of CU CET 2021 have been given below.

Steps to Download CU CET 2021 Admit Card

  1. Visit the official website of Chandigarh University CET.

  2. Log in using the username and password created during registration.

  3. After logging in, you will be able to download the CU CET admit card.
  4. You should take a printout of the admit card and keep it safe till the end of the admission process.

Important Instructions about CU CET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates must remember the following points regarding the admit card of CU CET.

  • The admit card will only be released in the online mode. A hard copy of the admit card will not be sent via post.

  • Candidates must check all of the details mentioned on the admit card and contact Chandigarh University in case of any discrepancy.
  • Candidates must carry their admit cards along with a valid ID proof to the examination centre.

  • The admit card must be kept safe until the end of the admission process.

CU CET 2021 Results

The results of the CU CET exam will be released by Chandigarh University in the online mode. Candidates who have appeared for the exam will be able to check their results from the official website of CU CET after logging in using their username and password.

After the declaration of CU CET results, the university will begin the selection process of candidates for its various courses. Qualified candidates will be called for the selection process of Chandigarh University.

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Chandigarh University is one of the best private universities in India. It is a hub of multi-disciplinary education and many students strive for admissions to the university every year. Aspirants to CU must take note of all of the important details of the CU CET exam to get a good score in CU CET and get admission to their desired course at Chandigarh University.

Candidates who have any doubts can ask our experts on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. For help with admissions, fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our student helpline number 1800-572-9877.


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