Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test [ IPU-CET ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 11th, 2020

IPU CET 2021

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, offers admission to various UG & PG courses either on the basis of national level entrance exam or IPU Common Entrance Test. To get admission in UG courses of IPU, candidates must have qualified 10+2, whereas, to get admission in most of the PG courses, candidates must be graduate.

 IPU CET is conducted for admission to around 45 courses offered by the Institute. However, admission to weekend programs is exempted from the IPU CET exam. Overall, the University offers around 24 UG courses, 50 PG degree & diploma courses, and 17 Ph.D. programs.

Event Details Specifications
Exam Name IPU CET, Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, GGSIPU
Exam Level University Level Exam
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours (2:30 minutes for BTech Biology)
Language English
Exam Purpose Admission into GGSIPU and affiliated colleges
No. of Test Cities Notified by GGSIPU
Exam Helpdesk No. (011) 2530-2250
Official Website

Highlights of IPU CET 2021:


Important Event Expected Date
Start or applications Apr 2021
Last date to apply May 2021
Admit card release 3rd week of May 2021
Exam date 4th week of May 2021
Result To be announced
Start of counselling registrations 2nd week of Jun 2021
First Counselling 2nd week of Jun 2021
Second Counselling 1st week of Jul 2021
Third Counselling 2nd week of Jul 2021

IPU CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The below info provides all the details about the eligibility criteria for IPU CET 2021

Nationality: All the applicants have to have Indian citizenship.

Age Criteria

UG Courses: Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 21.

PG Courses: Candidates applying for PG courses need to be between the ages of 21 and 35.

Bachelor of Vocation: Candidates must be under the age of 45.

For B.Tech (Biotechnology):

The candidates must have qualified for their 12th standard examination in PCM with biology or bio-technology with at least 55% marks in all the individual subjects as well as in English. 

For M.Tech (Tool Engineering):

The candidates applying for M.Tech must hold a degree in tool engineering/Mechanical/Mechanical and Automation/Production/Production and Industrial engineering or its equivalent. Also, they should have at least 60% marks.

For MBA Programme:

Candidates require a Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Engineering, or any other discipline. Another option is that candidates need to have cleared the final exam of ICWAI / ICSI/ ICAI. In the qualifying test, applicants must have guaranteed 55 percent marks.

IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern

IPU CET 2021 for all programs will be conducted in online mode. The exam pattern for every stream and course is different. The nature of questions in the exam is both objective and subjective which also differs. Given below are the highlights of the IPU CET Exam Pattern for different courses:

IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern for BBA

The paper is divided into four sections. Questions are asked from English, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, and Management Aptitude.

IPU CET for BBA comprises of 100 objective type questions to be solved within 2 hours 30 minutes.

IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern for B. Tech (Bio-Tech)

IPU CET for B. Tech tests candidate’s aptitude based on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

100 objective questions are asked and a sectional weightage of 33.33% is given to each section.

IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern for B. Com (Hons.)

The paper includes 35 questions from Logical Reasoning, 40 questions are from Language Comprehension, 25 questions are from General Awareness, and 50 questions from the section Data Interpretation.

IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern for LE- B. Tech (Diploma)

For the Lateral Entry B. Tech course, candidates will have to appear for 4 sections in IPU CET 2021.

The sections that are covered in the exam are- Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, and Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Awareness.

The weightage of each section is equal i.e., 25%. Read IPU CET Preparation Books for Engineering

IPU CET 2021 Exam Pattern for LE- B. Tech

Candidates aspiring to get admission into LE- B. Tech (B. Sc.) has to mandatorily appear for IPU CET 2021 and write answers to the 4 sections covered in it. These sections are as follows:

B. Sc. Level Mathematics

English (10+2 level)    

Analytical and logical reasoning

Scientific Aptitude

IPU CET 2021 for B. Tech BT

There are three sections covered under Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test 2021 B.Tech BT i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The maximum weightage out of all three sections is of Biology/Biotechnology i.e. 50%. The other two sections are equally weighed- Physics (25%), Chemistry (25%).

IPU CET 2021 Marking Scheme

· Each correct answers will fetch +4 marks.

· For each of the wrong answer, -1 is deducted except for MBBS, PGMC and SSMC exams.

· Total marks for IPU CET 2021 is 400 (Other than MBBS, PGMC and SSMC exam).

· IPU CET has no negative marking in DM/ MCH/ SSMC entrance exam.


Step 1: At first visit the official website pf and there click on the “New Registration” option on the main page.

Step 2: Fill in all the general information. This step involves the filling of exam category, name of the applicant, mailing address, contact details, uploading of photo, signature, left-hand thumb impression.

Step 3: Give the qualification details of the applicant.

Step 4: Then read and re-check the declaration one final time. Move to the next page, where candidates can check their Login Id and password. Save and note them for future reference.

Step 5: After that, click on the button that says “apply for the course” on the page.

Step 6: Provide all the course details and check the payment details for the application form.

Step 7: Finally, pay the application fee using the online modes that are available on the website.

IPU CET 2021 Application Fee 

The info below gives details about the application fee for IPU CET 2021:

Applicants are required to apply an amount of Rs.1200/- as the application fee for the IPU CET 2021.

The mode of payment while applying online is via Net Banking or Credit/Debit Card.

IPU CET 2021 Reservation

The table shows the category-wise reservation criteria for IPU CET 2021 seats:

Category % of Seats
Candidates of Delhi 85
Candidates of other States 15
SC/ST widows or PWD 5

IPU CET 2021 Preparation Tips

Some preparation tips for clearing IPU CET 2021 are as follow:

Begin by going through all the topics of the syllabus in a systematic manner. It will prove better if candidates plan and work according to a proper work schedule.

Create a personalized time table and divide subjects accordingly.

Try to take various online and offline mock tests available on the internet.

Solving the previous year’s question papers and sample papers will help in the preparation.

Good strategy making skills while preparing for any examination paves the way to success for candidates. Unique strategies will make them self-sufficient.

Creating short notes regularly after completing a portion will retain the concept in the candidate’s mind. Therefore, candidates can make notes on various topics by putting tags and sticky notes.

Most importantly, a thorough revision of every single day is an essential part of candidates. It will make them hold on to the topics for a longer time. Hence, both revision and practice are quite essential. This will help candidates to retain topics for a longer period of time.  Revision regularly of topics associated with the course before the entrance examination will help in the longer run.

Lastly, staying fit is an important aspect to successfully crack the exam. Students who are appearing for the entrance exam need to stay mentally and physically fit during the time of an exam. Nobody can succeed in an exam with bad health conditions. Therefore, one can involve themselves in yoga or meditation to keep themselves both mentally and physically fit.


Q: What is the mode of the exam?

A: IPU CET is held in online mode. It is a computer-based test.

Q: How many questions do candidates have to answer in IPU CET?

A: The exam will consist of 150 objective-type questions in IPU CET, except for Bio-Technology courses, which have total of 200 questions.

Q: Can applicants opt to apply for multiple courses under IPU CET?

A: Yes, one can select multiple courses under the same category in a single Application Form. However, while selecting multiple courses across the categories, candidates have to fill separate Application Form under a separate registration.

Q: If a candidate has already submitted the application form, now they want to correct a mistake in the form. How can it be corrected?

A: After the application is submitted, and by chance, there is any mistake in the date of birth, spelling mistake in name of applicants or the parent’s name or in the choice of category/region, the applicant must submit an application in physical form along with applicable processing fees of Rs. 500/-

Q: How are IPU CET Results announced?

A: IPU CET results are published online on the official website of IPU by the GGS IPU.

Best Wishes to all IPU-CET 2021 aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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