Admission to engineering courses is based on Punjab Combined Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar in the Engineering Institutions and Departments of University located in the State of Punjab.
Eligibility : A pass in 10+2 (Science stream) exam with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or its equivalent conducted by a recognised Board/ Institution. Candidates who have passed Diploma in Engineering/Technology from the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training with 60% marks are also eligible. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam can appear in CET. Age limit of the candidates should not be above 22 years of age July 1 of the year of admission (3 years relaxation in case of SC/St candidates)
Admission Procedure : Application form and CET Information Brochure can be obtained from the Coordinator, CET Punjab Technical University, and Jalandhar 144011 on cash payment of prescribed fees or by post from the Secretary, Publication Bureau, Punjab University, Chandigarh by sending MO or crossed IPO in favour of the Registrar, Punjab University, Chandigarh Colleges (as mentioned in the admission notification) conducted by the CET. Completed applications with entrance test fee should reach the Coordinator by the notified date in the month of March/April.
Selection : On the basis of merit in CET held in the month of May at various centres in the state and also at Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kurukshetra. Punjab University will publish merit list of candidates who obtain 15% marks (10% for SC / ST / BC ) in aggregate. Admission of candidates to Architecutre course is made as per their merit position in CET secured on the basis of marks obtained by them in the subject of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Architectural aptitude test. Candidates who qualify the test are informed individually and the list of successful candidates is notified in leading newspapers. The admission to Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala and other three affiliated to the Punjab University, Chandigarh shall be based on the relative merit of candidates determined by the result of the Joint Entrance Test.
Pattern & Medium of Examination : Examination comprises of five sessions. Session I, II and III will contain objective type questions in physics, chemistry and maths and descriptive type questions containing short answer questions and numerical problems. Session IV is the test for proficiency in Punjabi language to be taken by those candidates who are Punjabis settled in other States. Session V is to test the Architectural aptitude. (only for those seeking admission to B.Arch course.) Medium of examination is English.
Reservation of seats: SC- 15%, ST-7%, BE- 5%. Seats are also reserved for handicapped, sports persons, Defense personnel, terrorist victims, rural areas, political sufferers, Freedom Fighters, NRIs etc.
Domicile Restrictions: See prospectus of each college. Allocation of seats, conditions of domicile and eligibility vary from institution to institution.