The Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test or the IPU CET is an entrance exam conducted at the university level for admissions to several undergraduate and postgraduate courses and in MBA colleges. The application process starts with the online registration of forms. The last step in the application process is counselling.
The IPU CET 2019 will open gates for students to enrol themselves in courses such as B.Tech, B.Com, MBA, MCA, BAMS, LLB, BHMS, and BBA.
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IPU CET application
The official dates of the exams are released and announced by the conducting body GGSIPU. Candidates are advised to go through the dates to not miss out on any important event.
The application process usually starts in February on the website itself and the beginning and end dates are all mentioned there but usually, the last date of the application falls in April. The IPU CET is conducted only once every year
The candidates are supposed to fill up the application forms when the application process starts. The candidates must fill all the personal, academic and communication details. Some documents should be uploaded as well like passport-sized photographs of the candidates, thumb impression, and scanned images of signatures and mark sheets. The uploaded documents should be of the size that is mentioned in the guidelines. Registration fees can be filled through both online and offline mode. The print out of the fee receipt after that application is complete should be taken out and kept safely for future reference.
After submitting the forms for the application, candidates are required to download the admit card from the websites. Without the admit cards, candidates will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Candidates should keep checking the official website for any notifications for the release of admit cards.
IPU Exam pattern
The exam is conducted once every year and the dates are released on the official website but are usually held in May. The exam is held through offline, pen-and-paper mode. The duration of the test is 150 minutes, i.e., two hours and thirty minutes.
There are 150 questions in the paper, divided into three sections and it is in the English language. The students are allotted 4 marks for every correct answer. For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. Moreover, the questions wherein more than one option is marked as the correct answer will be considered as a wrong answer.
The result of the exam is declared and released on the official website. The result dates for each course may vary.
Counselling is an important part of the IPU CET admission process and is conducted in three rounds. It goes on from June till August.
The dates of any of the admission process are subjected to change by the university deems and what it deems necessary.
IPU Eligibility criteria
Here on Mbarendezvous, we have highlighted the eligibility criteria for the students seeking admissions to various courses. Candidates can check and see how the course that they aspire to pursue will be available to them.
The admissions are for both UG and PG courses. For the UG courses, the candidate should have scored a minimum of 55% marks from any Government recognized board of education. For the PG courses, the candidate has to have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
The age limits should not be less than 18 years and more than 21 years for any UG course whereas the lower age limit for PG courses is 21 years.
The candidate’s nationality should be Indian and should hold proof of nationality during the time of admission.
IPU Reserved seats
GGSIPU reserves a portion of seats for students hailing from Delhi. Moreover, 10% of seats are reserved for candidates from management quota if the college finances itself.
The syllabus of the IPU CET is very similar to the NCERT syllabus of classes 11th and 12th. It comprises topics of physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
How to prepare IPU?
Candidates need to be aware of a few tips to clear the examinations. A good study plan will always prove useful and students should create one. Regularity will be the most beneficial thing along with the determination to stick to the schedule. Students must remember that short breaks are as important as the study itself. It is so because unless the student is mentally and physically healthy, they will not be able to perform to the optimum level in any exam. Candidates are also advised to increase their speed of performance in exams. The candidate has to answer 150 questions in a time frame of 150 minutes, giving the student only one minute to answer each question. Improving the speed can be done by practicing mock tests and practice question papers.