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Indraprastha University CET-BHMCT Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • Total Marks: 600
  • Total Questions: 150
  • Test Duration: 150 min
  • Marking System: 
    • There is Each question shall carry four marks.
    • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 5
No. Of Unit 13
No. Of Chapter 110
Chapters
  1. Visual Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Critical Reasoning
Chapters
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
Chapters
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
Chapters
  1. Reading Comprehension
Chapters
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
Chapters
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions
  6. Articles
  7. Verbs
  8. Tense
  9. Modifiers
  10. Parallelism
  11. Sentence Improvement
  12. Subject Verb Agreement
Chapters
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs
Chapters
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Industries
  17. Indian Agriculture
  18. Current Affairs
  19. History
  20. Geography
Chapters
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
Chapters
  1. Profit, Loss and Discount
  2. Percentage 
  3. Partnership
  4. Pipes and Cisterns
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Ratio and proportion
  8. Age
  9. Averages
  10. Alligation and Mixture
  11. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  12. Compound interest
  13. Relative speed
  14. Simple Intrest
Chapters
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rotes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Duration : 150 Minutes

Important Instructions

  • If any candidate is found using any UNFAIR MEANS or does not observe discipline during conduct of the
  • Common Entrance Test, the University will take necessary disciplinary action against such candidate(s).
  • No candidate should carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except the admit card (without envelope) inside the examination hall. If the candidate is found to be copying or conversing with other candidate(s) or having in his/her possession papers, notes or books/ any electronic material with or without relevant text, he/she will be disqualified from taking the Test and the next one or two such Tests depending on the nature of offense. This shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Carrying of cell phone, pager, calculator pen or any other electronic gadgets to the Examination Centre is strictly prohibited. The University will neither make any arrangement for the safe custody of any of these items nor will be responsible for loss of any such item. Hence, the parents may counsel their wards for not carrying such items with them while going to respective examination centres for taking the CET. If the candidate is found in possession of such gadgets during the examination/test, it shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Candidates must not obtain or give or attempt to obtain or to give undesirable assistance of any kind during the Test, as it shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Any attempt to note down questions during the test or to take away pages from the Test Booklet will be viewed very seriously, and invite legal action. This shall be treated as the use of unfair means.
  • Candidate shall maintain perfect silence during examination/CET; attend to their papers only. Any conversation, gesticulation or causing disturbance during the Test will be deemed to be an act of misbehavior and is, therefore, strictly prohibited. Also, if a candidate is found impersonating or using unfair means, he/she will be disqualified from taking the test.
  • The decision in regard of usage of unfair means shall be taken by the University on the report of the centre superintendent of the test centre, on the recommendation of a constituted committee by the Controller of Examinations (Operations) of the University. The constitution of the committee shall be done by the Controller of Examinations (Operations).

Instructions for The Common Entrance Test:

  • The Common Entrance Test shall be based on the the topics as specified in the CET syllabus section.
  • The candidates are required to report at their respective Examination Centre at least half an hour before the CET along with two copies of their Admit Card issued by the University. No candidate will be allowed to enter the CET Centre after the scheduled commencement of exam.
  • The Each candidate will be given a sealed Test Booklet and OMR answer sheet five minutes before the commencement of the test.
  • The OMR answer sheet is of special type which will be scanned by an optical scanner.
  • Immediately on receipt of the Test Booklet, each candidate shall fill in the required particulars on the cover page of the Test Booklet with a black ballpoint pen only. He/she shall not open the seal of the Test Booklet until asked to do so by the invigilator.
  • Candidates will then write the required particulars on OMR answer sheet with a black ballpoint pen. After this, they will wait for the signal by the invigilator to start marking the responses.
  • The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned on the Admit Card and an announcement to start will be made by the invigilator.
  • While the test is in progress, the invigilator will check the Admit Cards of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signature in the space provided for the purpose on the OMR answer sheet as well as on the Admit Card.
  • The candidate will have to sign the Attendance Sheet against his/her CET Roll Number.
  • A signal will be given at the beginning of the Test. A signal will also be given at the closing time when the candidates must stop marking the responses.
  • After completing the Test and before handing over the Test Booklet and the OMR answer sheet to the invigilator, the candidates are advised to make sure that all the particulars required in the Test Booklet and the OMR answer sheet have been correctly written, i.e.CET Roll Number, Name of the Candidate,CET Code, Centre Code, Test Booklet Number, Test Booklet Code, CET name.
  • No candidate will move out of the examination hall until the time prescribed for the Test is over.
  • No candidate will take away the Test Booklet and/or the OMR answer sheet from the examination hall. Taking away of the test booklet or the OMR answersheet shall be treated as the usage of unfair means.
  • A candidate must bring his/her own black ball point pen to fill the answers in ovals of OMR answer sheet.
  • In case the ovals are filled by any instrument other than the black ball point pen, then the answer sheet may be rejected by the optical scanner when the same is being scanned. In all such cases, the responsibility shall rest on the candidates.
  • The candidate must ensure that the answer sheet is not folded. Also, he/she should not make any marks or write any kind of description on it.
  • Candidates are advised to be sure about the correct answer before they darken the oval with black ball point pen. They should also ensure that the each oval is completely darkened with black ball point pen, partially or faintly darkened ovals may be rejected by the optical scanner. It may also be negatively marked.
  • For all programmes: Each question carries four marks. For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total number of marks obtained by the candidate. No deduction from the total marks. Candidates are advised not to attempt a question if they are not sure of the correct answer. If a candidate darkens more than one oval against a question, it will be deemed to be an incorrect answer and will be negatively marked.
  • A question in which multiple ovals are darkened shall be deemed to be answered wrong. The Test Booklet Code filled in by the candidate in the OMR answer-sheet will be accepted as final for the purpose of evaluation. When the space for the Booklet Code is left blank or more than one booklet code is indicated therein, it will be deemed to be an incorrect booklet code and the answer sheet will not be evaluated. The candidate himself/herself will be solely responsible for all the consequences arising out of any error or omission in writing the Test Booklet Code.
  • No candidate should do any rough work on the OMR answer-sheet. Rough work, if any, is to be done only in the Test Booklet at the space provided.
  • Candidates should check to make sure that the Test Booklet contains the number of pages as mentioned on the top of the first page. In case the numbers do not tally, it should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator. The candidates shall not remove any page(s) from the Test Booklet and if any page(s) is (are) found missing from a candidate's booklet, he/she shall be liable for prosecution under relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code.
  • In case of any confusion, invigilator may be contacted.
  • No candidate, without the specific permission of the Centre Superintendent or the invigilator concerned, shall leave his/her seat in the examination hall until he/she has finished his/ her paper and handed over the Test Booklet and the OMR answer-sheet to the invigilator on duty. Failure to do so may be treated as usage of unfair means.
  • Smoking in the examination hall during the hours of the Test is strictly prohibited.
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed inside the examination hall during the Test.
  • Candidates shall maintain perfect silence and attend to their papers only. Any conversation, gesticulation or causing disturbance in the examination will be deemed to be an act of misbehaviour and is, therefore, strictly prohibited. Also, if a candidate is found impersonating or using unfair means, his/ her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking the entrance tests either permanently or for a specified period depending upon the nature of the offense, in addition to any other action which may be taken under the Indian Penal Code.
  • If any candidate is found using any unfair means at any stage of admission process or does not observe discipline during the conduct of the Entrance Test, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled, as such behaviour shall be deemed as the usage of unfair means.

Other Important Instruction:

  • The application forms shall be available in the online mode only from the University Website.
  • The last date for applying shall not be extended for any program or program group for which a common entrance test is to be conducted by the University.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite eligibility and qualifications for admission. Appearing for the written examination does not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility
  • The applicants are advised that since the form filling as well as admit cards shall be made available through the online mode only, they must keep the details of their login id and the password secure and safe.
  • Applicants should be careful in choosing the CETs that they apply for, as no change would be permissible after the application has been submitted.
  • After the application for any CET is submitted, if there is a mistake in the date of birth, spelling mistake in name of applicants or the parent's name or in the choice of category claimed for the purpose of availing reservation, the applicant must submit an application in physical form to:
  • Reception, Examination Division, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
  • This application must be submitted before 3.00 PM of the third week of April for CET .