IPU CET Exam Pattern 2024: Exam Mode, Duration, Syllabus, Instructions

IPU CET Exam Pattern 2024: Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) is a university-level test. Generally speaking, the test is held to grant admission in the courses such as computer applications, engineering, law, management, and several other courses. The candidates can get admission in UG and PG courses, and other courses via the IP University entrance exam. It is important for the applicants to understand IPU CET 2024 exam pattern who are willing to get admission in courses such as BTech lateral entry or BTech (Biotechnology).

The admissions to the University of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha for the BTech courses will be granted by the counseling process of IPU CET 2024. IPU CET exam pattern 2024 comprises information such as question type, the total number of questions, marking scheme, and, etc. Additionally, the Exam pattern will help the students in understanding the question paper format. Scroll down the article to get complete information about the IPU CET exam pattern from this article.

IPU CET 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Date of IPU CET 2024To be announced soon
Exam Mode Pen and paper-based or Offline
Questions TypeQuestions Type
Total Number of Questions100 Questions
Maximum marks 400 marks
Exam Duration150 minutes or 2:30 hours for the CETs
Marking Scheme4 marks will be added for the right answer
1 mark deduction is done for the wrong answer
Medium of ExamEnglish 

IPU CET 2024 Exam Pattern

There are many important details in the exam pattern such as exam mode, exam duration, questions asked, distribution of marks, marking scheme, etc. The official conducting authority prepares the IPU CET Exam Pattern 2024. IPU CET 2024 is pen and paper-based that will be held in the offline mode and the language of the question paper is English in the exam.

The applicants need to understand the marking scheme after they get to know about the exam pattern of IPU CET 2024. And in the next step, the applicants must acquire complete details about the syllabus covered in the IPU CET 2024. The applicants must not leave any portion of the syllabus if they want to perform well in the entrance exam. Candidates must prepare the timetable keeping in mind the IPU CET 2024 syllabus and the exam pattern for the same.

Section-wise Distribution of Questions

The applicants can check the weightage of question distribution section-wise for several programmes in the following table:

CourseSectional Weightage
BCAMathematics -30%
Computer Awareness- 30%
General Knowledge- IT and Science Related-25%
English Language & Comprehension-15%
B.ComLogical Reasoning -25%
General English- 25%
General Awareness -15%
Data Interpretation- 35%
BBAGeneral Awareness- 25%
English Language and Comprehension -25%
Aptitude related to Management and Communication Skills field -25%)
Logical and Analytical Ability -25%
M.EdEnglish / Communication skills- 30%
Teaching Aptitude- 40%
General Awareness and Logical Reasoning- 30%
B.EdMental Ability and Reasoning -40%
General Awareness -25%
English Comprehension -15%
Aptitude for Teaching -20%
The Question Paper will be available in both English and Hindi Language.
B.Sc NursingGeneral Awareness about Health-related Matters 10%
Chemistry- 20%
Physics- 20%
English Language and Comprehension- 10%
B.Tech BiotechnologyBiology/Biotechnology -40%
Physics -20%
Mathematics -20%
Chemistry -20%

IPU CET 2024 Marking Scheme

The applicants can check the marking scheme of IPU CET 2024 with the detailed information in the following points mentioned below:

  • The question paper asked in IPU CET 2024 is of objective-type
  • There will be four options allotted for every question, and out of that the applicants need to mark one relevant answer
  • Every correct answer will be allotted Four marks
  • Negative markings will be there for every wrong response. A 1 mark deduction will be done for a wrong answer.
  • There will be no deduction of marks for an unmarked/unanswered
  • If the candidate marks more than one option as a response then it will be considered incorrect.

IPU CET National Level Tests Exam Pattern

The selected students in the preferred courses can get admission in the IP University via several National Level Tests instead of IPU CET. Refer to the following courses along with their National Level Tests discussed below:

B.Tech – JEE Main Paper 1

JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted both in online and offline mode. According to the brochure of JEE Main exam, JEE Main Paper 1 exam pattern is shared below:

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam – Online and Offline
  • Sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • Total Number of Questions – 90 questions. Each section contains 30 questions.
  • Duration of Exam– 3 hours | For applicants with 40% disability will get 4 hours
  • Marking Scheme – There is an allotment of 4 marks for each right answer and a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

SectionMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
Total90 questions360 marks


CAT is a computer-based test conducted online to assess the performance of the applicants in subject such as QuantitativeAptitude, Data Interpretation, Verbal/Reading, and Reasoning Skills.

CAT Exam Pattern

  • Sections – 3
  • Subjects: QuantitativeAptitude, Data Interpretation, Verbal/Reading, and Reasoning Skills.
  • Exam Duration  – 180 minutes
  • Total Number of Questions – 100
  • Marking Scheme – There is an allotment of 4 marks for each right answer and a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
  • Maximum Marks – 300 
  • Medium– English 
SectionNumber of MCQ questionsNumber of Non-MCQ questionsTotal Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension241034
Quantitative Aptitude27734
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning24832

Law – CLAT

CLAT  is an entrance test held to grant admissions to the applicants in LLB-3 years, LLB Integrated 5 years, and LLM Courses separately.

CLAT Exam Pattern

  • Questions Type – Objective 
  • Exam Duration– 120 minutes
  • Marking scheme – There is an allotment of 1 mark for each right answer and a deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • Exam Medium – English
SectionTotal QuestionsMaximum Marks
English (including Comprehension)4040
Legal Aptitude5050
Elementary Mathematics2020
GK and Current Affairs5050
Logical Reasoning4040
Total200 Questions200 Marks


NIMCET is conducted to assess the performance of the applicants based on their general English, computer awareness, mathematical skills, and logical reasoning and ability. 

NIMCET Exam Pattern

  • Questions Type – Objective
  • Total Number of Questions – 120
  • Maximum Marks – 480
  • Exam Duration – 120 minutes
  • Marking Scheme – There is an allotment of 4 marks for each right answer and a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Computer Awareness1040
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning40160
General English2080

Medical – NEET

NEET is a paper-based test held only in offline mode. The applicants need to prepare with the 10+2 syllabus that comprises Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, and Botany.

NEET Exam Pattern

  • Questions Type – Objective
  • Exam Duration – 180 minutes
  • Total Number of Questions – 180
  • Maximum Marks – 720
  • Marking Scheme – There is an allotment of 4 marks for each right answer and a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks

Architecture – NATA

NATA exam is held for the applicants who are interested in course of architecture. The exam is held in two stages that is Mathematics & General Aptitude Test and Drawing Test.

NATA Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode – Online
  • Questions Type – Objective
  • Duration – 180 minutes
  • Maximum Marks – 200
  • Marking Scheme – There is an allotment of 2 marks for each right answer and there is no negative marking
PartSubjectsTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum MarksMode of Exam
Part IMathematics3060Multiple-Choice Question- OMR Based
Part IGeneral Aptitude3060Multiple-Choice Question-OMR Based
Part IIDrawingTest280Paper & Pencil Based
Total200 marks

Courses for which IPU CET Exam be Conducted

Refer to the table given below to check the CET exam will be held for the following courses:

B.Com (Hons)B.Ed. & B.Ed. (Special Education)
Ph.D. (Education/ Electronics & Comm. Engg./ Information Tech., Computer Science & Engg., Chemical Technology/ BioTechnology/ Physics/ Law & Legal Studies/ English/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Disaster Management/Mass Communication/Computer Applications/ Environmental Sciences/ Mechanical & Automation/ Chemistry/ Management/ Mathematics/ )MBA 
B.A. – English Hons./ Economics Hons. / Journalism & Mass CommunicationBCA
BPT/BASLP/BOT(Paramedical)/B.PHARMA/ BPO/ B.Sc.(MLT)/B.Tech. (Bio-Tech)
B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic)/ Yoga/ NursingM.Sc. (Env. Mgmt./ NRM/ Forensic Science/ Nursing/Yoga/ Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Design/Forensic Science/ Nursing/Yoga/ Bio. & Cons.)
M.Tech. (Tool Engineering/ Chemical Engg./Robotics & Automation/CSE/IS/ECE/ and Advanced Diploma Engg. Physics/ Bio-Tech.)MPT/MPO/ MOT (Neuro)/
MA – English/ Criminology/Mass Communication/ EconomicsLateral Entry to B.Tech. (Diploma and B.Sc. Graduates)
M.PHIL (English/ Clinical Psychology/ Psychiatric Social Work)

IPU CET 2024 Exam Instructions

The following points are mentioned in the Exam Pattern that the students must consider while appearing for the exam.

  • The applicants should carry two ballpoints (Black) pens to the Exam hall to mark answers on OMR answer sheets. Pencil Usage is restricted in the exam hall.
  • The re-evaluation or reassessment facility for the respective exam will not be given to the applicants.
  • Soon after submitting the OMR Answer sheet and booklet test to the invigilator, the applicants must leave the exam hall.
  • There are 4 circles in front of each question in the sheet. The applicants need to mark that circle that shows that as per the applicants it is the right response for that specific question
  • The candidates should submit the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) response sheet very carefully. They are not allowed to fold the answer sheet under any situation.
  • For one question, the applicants need to darken one circle. If they darken or mark more than one circle for one question, then that answer will be considered invalid for that question and there may be negative marking for that particular question.
  • The applicants are restricted to marks or writing anything on the OMR sheet other than marking the response.
  • The applicants must remember that they will not be allotted a second blank Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet. Therefore they should handle the OMR response sheet very carefully.

GGSIPU conducts the IPU CET 2024 admission to many UG engineering courses available at the participating universities/institutes/colleges on several dates according to the different courses.

IPU CET 2024 Exam Pattern FAQ’S

What is the duration of the examination?

There will be a total of 150 minutes or 2 hours and 30 minutes allotted in the entrance exam.

Which types of questions will be asked in the IPU CET exam?

The questions asked in the exam are of objective type and there four options assigned for each question and the applicants need to select and mark the correct answer in the OMR Sheet.

Are questions on General Knowledge asked in IPU CET?

The Question papers comprise General Knowledge for few courses such as MBA, B.Ed, L.LB, etc. But it is considered a compulsory section.

What is the marking scheme followed in IPU CET?

There is an allotment of 4 marks for each right answer and a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

What should I do if I wish to change the option I have marked in the OMR Sheet?

After you mark the answer with the ballpoint pen it will be irreversible. Therefore select the answer in the OMR sheet in a careful manner. No second OMR sheet will be issued under any circumstances

Can I Bring a calculator to the exam?

No. Electronic devices are restricted in the exam hall therefore the applicants cannot carry them. The candidates will get an on-screen calculator to solve the questions.

What is the medium of IPU CET 2023?

The question paper asked in IPU CET is of English language for all the programs except B.Ed. The B.Ed question paper is available in Hindi as well.

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