IPU CET (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test) Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - March 07 2018

GGSIPU has announced the exam format for its entrance test- IPU CET Exam. The paper format has been similar over the years. The exam is scheduled in April 2018 and will be organizeed in offline modeIPU CET 2018 is an aptitude test for entering into different courses provideed by GGSIP University.

Here are the key points for IPU CET 2018 Exam format:

  • Negative Marking- 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response (Except for MBBS, PGMC and SSMC exam).
  • Marking Scheme- +4 mark for every right response
  • Total Marks- 600 marks (Except for MBBS, PGMC and SSMC exam)
  • There will be no negative marking in DM/MCH/SSMC exam.
  • Exam Duration- 150 minutes for B.Tech in Biotechnology and 3 hours for other courses.

Highlights of IPU CET 2018 Exam Format

Exam Format Highlights
IPU CET 2018 ExamApril – May 2018
IPU CET Exam Duration2:30 hours for B.Tech in Biotechnology, 3 hours for other courses
Number of Questions150
Marking Scheme

+4 marks for an accurate answer

-1 mark deducted for the wrong answer

IPU CET Exam Mode Offline (pen and paper based)
IPU CET Exam LanguageEnglish

Marking Scheme of IPU CET 2018

The test paper will contain 150 objective-type questions in all. Each question will be offered with four alternative responses. Out of which only one accurate or most suitable response should be selected and marked on the OMR response sheet.

Marking Scheme:

  • In case, if a student has marked more than one option then it will treat as an inaccurate answer, so one mark will be deducted.
  • No marks will be deducted if a student has not marked an option.
  • Each question will carry four marks.
  • One mark will be deducted for each inaccurate response.
  • Every accurate answer will get 4 marks.
  • There will be NEGATIVE MARKING for the wrong response.

Hence, the aspirants must be sure about the responses before marking them because it will lead to negative marking in the total evaluation.

Important Instructions for IPU CET 2018

Exam Format also comprises the following points to be considered by the students who are going to appear in the exam:

  • Aspirants should bring a black ballpoint to the Examination hall for marking answers on OMR response sheets. Use of pencil is not allowed.
  • The aspirants should response all the questions in the OMR Sheets as offered to them.
  • The questions will be asked in English Language only.
  • The aspirants will not be offered the facility of re-evaluation or reassessment for the related exam.

Reporting for The Test:

  • Aspirants should leave Examination Hall only after handing over OMR response sheet and test booklet to the Examiner.
  • No aspirant will be allowed to leave the examination hall before the prescribed time for CET is over.
  • Aspirants should report at the Examination centre 30 minutes prior to the time of commencement of paper.
  • No aspirant will be allowed to enter in the Examination hall after the commencement of CET 2018.

Format and Syllabus for IPU CET 2018

Exam Format is the first and the foremost section which is to be taken note of by the aspirants before they proceed with the preparation of the exam. If the format is well known, then the questions can be solved accordingly and with proper time management in the exam.

Second, comes the syllabus, which is of utmost importance after the format is known. Subject wise syllabus with proper topic understanding makes the student confident before and during the exam, if the topics are well revised according to the syllabus.

Below is the format and the syllabus discussed for the students:

  • No of Questions: The question paper will include in total 150 questions for all programmes (except B.Tech., Biotechnology).
  • Negative marking will be done for wrong responses and for more than one response to each question.
  • Marking Scheme: The questions will be objective type and each question will carry four marks for each accurate answer.
  • Mode: The exam will be organizeed in offline method (pen and paper based mode). The question paper will be asked in OMR format.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong response.

Total 200 questions will be asked for B.Tech (Biotechnology).

  • The language of the exam: IPU CET will be organizeed in the English language.
  • Time Duration: The exam period will be two and a half hours (2:30 hours) for B.Tech. Biotechnology and three hours (3 hours) exam period for the other course exams.
  • Exam mode: IPU CET will be organizeed in offline method (OMR).

Total number of questions: 150

  • For every right response, aspirants will be honoured 4 marks.
  • There will be negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong response.

Marking material: Only black ball pen will be allowed for marking and writing the exam.

Use of Optical Answer Sheet

All students required to bring black ballpoint pens to mark the responses on the OMR sheet. The sheet will have 4 circles in front of every question. Aspirants required to mark the circle that highlights the circle that they feel is the accurate answer for that particular response.

The Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet should be handled cautiously by the aspirants. They are advised not to fold the answer sheet under any circumstances.

Aspirants are advised not to make any marks on the answer sheet except marking the responses at the suitable place on the answer sheet.

How to mark the response?

  • Aspirants required to fill the information on the OMR sheet and darken all the Relevant Circles on the answer sheet cautiously. Otherwise, the OMR answer sheet will be invalid.
  • Use Black Ball Point Pen only for darkening the circles.


If the accurate response to question no.: 3 is (a) in your opinion, aspirant required to darken the circle under (a) in front of question no 3.

Question 3:     

  • Do not make any stray marks anywhere on the OMR.
  • Aspirants need to darken one circle only for each question. If you darken more than one circle for a question, the answer to that question will be invalidated and negative mark will be assigned to that question.
  • The most suitable answer for that particular question must be darkened cautiously, only in the corresponding circle against the number corresponding to the question you are attempting.
  • The circle must be filled/darkened clearly.
  • Aspirant shall note that they will not be given a second blank Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet. Hence they are advised to be careful while handling their OMR answer sheet.

In case the aspirant marks the circle, which is half filled that will not be considered as the marked response.

Mathematics (33.33%)

IPU CET 2018 will be organizeed by GGSIPU on different dates as per the course for admission to different undergraduate engineering programmes available at the university and its participating institutes and colleges.

  • The CET syllabus for various courses will be various and the questions will be asked from the concerned field of the course.
  • Questions in IPU CET 2018 entrance will be asked from 11th and 12th standard syllabus based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Syllabus for undergraduate courses will be based on the diploma or 10+2 level.

Sections Covered in IPU CET 2018 Exam:

  • Physics (33.33%)
  • Chemistry (33.33%)
  • Mathematics (33.33%)

IPU CET 2018 will be organizeed by GGSIPU on different dates as per the course for admission to different undergraduate engineering programmes available at the university and its participating institutes and colleges.

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