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PUCET Mass Communication Exam 2021: Dates, Application,Syllabus, Counselling

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: March 19, 2021

PUCET is an offline examination conducted for admission to the postgraduate Mass Communication courses offered at Panjab University. Read the full article to find out how you can apply for the exam. 

PUCET Mass Communication Admission

The admission to Mass Communication courses at Panjab University is done through an entrance examination called PUCET (Panjab University Common Entrance Test). The university is most likely to conduct the examination in the second week of June 2021. Those who manage to qualify PUCET 2021 Mass Communication and score well in it are considered for the admissions. 

This offline examination is conducted for postgraduate admissions at the university. Based on the result of PUCET, the university creates a merit list. This merit list is then used for the counselling and seat allocation process. So, if you are interested in studying postgraduate Mass Communication programmes at Panjab University then this article is for you. Read on. 

Also Read: List of Mass Communication Courses Offered in India

PUCET Mass Communication 2021 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of PUCET Mass Communication exam 2021 are as follows:

Examination Name

PUCET Mass Communication


Panjab University Common Entrance Test

Conducting Authority

Panjab University

Examination Level

University Level

Conducted for

Postgraduate Mass Communication Admissions

Mode of Examination


Types of Questions Asked

Objective/ Subjective

Examination Duration

90 Minutes/ 1.5 Hours

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PUCET Mass Communication Important Dates 2021

The official dates for PUCET 2021 have not been released yet. You can have a look at the tentative schedule and stay tuned for further updates. 


Dates (Tentative)

Online Application Commences

March 2021

Application Ends

Third Week of May 2021

PUCET Admit Card Releases

First Week of June 2021

PUCET 2021 Exam Date

Second Week of June 2021

Provisional Answer Key Releases

Third Week of June 2021

Final Answer Key Releases

Last Week of June 2021

Result Declaration 

Last Week of June 2021

Merit List Releases

First Week of July 2021

Counselling Begins

July 2021

Eligibility Criteria for PUCET Mass Communication 2021

Meeting the eligibility criteria for PUCET 2021 is mandatory for you to proceed with your application. Here are the requirements that you must meet:

  • You must have completed your Class 12 level of education with a minimum of 50% marks. 

  • After that, you must have complete a bachelor’s degree like BA/ B.Sc with Mass Communication or Journalism. 

  • In the bachelor’s degree, you must have scored a minimum of 45% marks.

Also Read: What Can You Do With Your Mass Communication Degree?

How to Apply for PUCET Mass Communication Exam 2021?

  • The application of PUCET Mass Communication 2021 is done in an online mode. 

  • For this, you will have to visit the official website of the conducting authority. 

  • You will be able to find a direct link to the application portal on the homepage of the website. 

  • After clicking on the link, you will first have to register with the website and then log into it again to commence the application form filling. 

  • While filling the form, you will be required to enter your personal details and important documents. 

  • Once you have entered the required information and submitted the documents, you can submit your application. 

  • For this, you will have to pay an application fee amount. 

  • Make sure to take a print out of the application form before submitting it as it may be useful to you in future.    

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Application Important Documents and Specifications

Here are the documents that you must keep ready while filling the PUCET application:

  • Class 12 Mark Sheet

  • Class 10 Mark Sheet

  • Graduation Mark Sheet/ Degree

  • Date of Birth Certificate or Proof

  • Migration Certificate

  • Transfer Certificate

  • Caste Certificate, if applicable

  • Four Passport Size Photographs

NOTE: All of these documents should be scanned and have the size specified in the form. 

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Application Fee

The application fee for PUCET 2021 varies for different categories.


Application Fee


INR 1,050/-


INR 1,050/-


INR 2,100/-

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Exam Admit Card

  • The Admit Card of PUCET 2021 will be published on the official website of Panjab University. 

  • The document will contain important information about the exam like date, time, venue address and exam day instructions. 

  • You will have to carry this document to the examination hall. In the absence of it, you will not be permitted to enter the hall. 

  • After you download the Admit Card from the official portal of PU, make sure to download it and print it out. 

  • If you find any discrepancy in the document, immediately contact the conducting authority, inform them about the problem and get it fixed. 

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Exam Pattern

Mode of the Examination

Offline/ Pen-paper Mode

Exam Duration

1.5 Hours/ 90 Minutes

Total Marks


Types of Questions Asked

Subjective and Objective

Marks Distribution

65 (for the written test) + 10 (divided equally between the interview and GD)

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Exam Syllabus

Knowing the syllabus of PUCET 2021 is an absolute necessity for you to prepare for the examination and crack it. These are the topics that you will be required to cover:

  • Interpretative passage

  • English comprehension

  • Feature writing on reviews, personalities, etc

  • Precise writing

  • Article writing on current events

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Examination Centre

These are the cities that will be hosting candidates for the PUCET 2021 examination:

  • Ludhiana

  • Chandigarh 

  • Muktsar

  • Regional Centres at Hoshiarpur 

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Result 

  • The result of PUCET 2021 can be accessed through online means. 

  • To check the result, you will have to head over to the PU official website. 

  • Log into the website by entering your DOB and roll number. 

  • Check the result and take a print out of it for future reference.

  • Your result will contain information like marks obtained, category, rank, roll number, total merit marks, etc. 

PUCET 2021 Mass Communication Counselling

The counselling process of PUCET 2021 will begin after the result, cut off list and the merit list has been released. Based on your PUCET scores and performance in the Bachelor’s degree, the counselling process will be conducted. To get the process going smoothly, make sure to carry your original documents with you. You will be intimated by the University about the counselling schedule and venue. Right after you have been offered a seat, you will have to reserve it by paying the admission fee amount. Upon failing to do so within the stipulated time, you may lose all rights to the seat. 

To know more about PUCET 2021, stay tuned with CollegeDekho.

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