IPU CET 2023 – Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & More

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) has recently conducted the Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) 2022 from 18th June to 25th June 2022 for admissions to various UG, PG, and integrated programs offered in multifaceted disciplines like engineering, law, management, commerce, medical, etc. The online application process for the IPU CET 2022 started on 4th March and ended on 31st May 2022. IPU CET 2022 results were announced on the official website of the university. Candidates will be able to check their scorecards on the official website- ipu.ac.in.

GGSIPU offers multiple courses including B.Tech, LLB, and MBBS, for which the admission is done on the basis of national level entrance exams. Aspirants qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will be eligible to apply for B.Tech programmes whereas candidates qualifying the  National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will be eligible for M.B.B.S. For the purpose of M.Tech admissions, candidates qualifying both IPU CET as well as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) are eligible.

The online IPU CET possess a total of 100 multiple choice questions which have to be attempted within the time frame of 150 minutes. Read this article to know more details on IPU CET 2022.

IPU CET – Highlights

1. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) has the responsibility to conduct the IPU CET.

2. Full form of IPU CET is Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test.

3. Qualifying IPU CET will enable candidates to secure admission in the affiliated colleges/ institutions of GGSIPU.

4. Candidates applying on the basis of National-level exam or IPU CET will also have to fill the application form to be marked eligible for admission process

5. English will be the only medium of the IPU CET question paper for all the courses (only IPU CET for B.Ed. may have Hindi along with English as the medium) 

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6. Every course offered by GGSIPU will have an associated CET code 

IPU CET 2022 – Important Dates

As the IPU CET is conducted for multiple courses at UG as well as PG level, GGSIPU allotts exam dates based on the programme. However, the important dates for the submission of the application form and various other events may remain the same for all the courses. Candidates can find the schedule for all the events related to IPU CET 2022 below to get an idea of the tentative date pattern for next year’s IPU CET.

IPU CET Event Schedule 2022

Events Important Dates
Release of online application form for IPU CET  March 4, 2022
Last date for submission of application form May 31, 2022
Release of IPU CET admit card  June 15, 2022
IPU CET exam dates  June 18 to June 25, 2022
Release of result July 15
Release of merit list for admission based on national level exams July 15
Start of the counselling process  July 29

IPU CET – Courses offered at GGSIPU

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University offers admission to various UG and PG courses. Candidates will get admission into the following programs based on the admission criteria as mentioned below:

Courses Offered by GGSIPU

Name of Course CET Code Admission Test
M.B.B.S. 103 NEET-UG
MA (Mass Communication) 106 IPU CET
M.Sc. (Environment Management)  111 IPU CET 
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) (Chemical Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) (Biochemical Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) (Information Technology) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) (Computer Science and Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) (Electronics and Communication Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Information Technology) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Mechanical and Automation Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Instrumentation and Control Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Tool Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech. (Mechatronics) 131 JEE Main Paper 1
B.Tech (Bio–Technology) 130 IPU CET 
M.Tech (EG) 140 GATE/IPU CET
M.Tech (TE) 147 GATE/IPU CET
M.Tech (BT) 148 GATE/IPU CET
M.Tech (EP) 150 GATE/IPU CET
M.Tech (CE) 152 GATE/IPU CET
M.Tech (R and A) 156 GATE/IPU CET
M.Tech (CSE) – Weekend 182 Based on the merit of the qualifying exam
M.Tech (ECE) – Weekend 183 Based on the merit of the qualifying exam
B.A. LL.B. and BBA LLB  121 CLAT UG
B.Arch. 100 NATA
B.Sc. Nursing 115 IPU CET

IPU CET – Course-wise Admission Criteria

Admission at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is done at UG and PG level. The criteria for admission to UG engineering courses is different than that of the PG level courses. Candidates can check the course wise admission criteria here.

For all B.Tech Courses (CET Code – 131)

All the candidates seeking admission to the B.Tech courses with the IPU CET code – 130 can secure their seat in GGSIPU affiliated colleges on the basis of their JEE Main Paper 1 scores. 

For B.Tech Bio–Technology (CET Code – 130)

Candidates who wish to pursue B.Tech Biotechnology from the GGSIPU will have to fill the application form for IPU CET and further appear for the Common Entrance Test as per the schedule. GGSIPU doesn’t consider the score of any other entrance exam for granting admission into B.Tech Biotechnology.

For all M.Tech Courses (CET Code – 139, 140, 147, 148, 149, 150, 152 and 156)

For all the M.Tech regular programs, the priority is given to candidates applying with a valid GATE score. After the admission of GATE qualified candidates, the vacant seats (if available) are offered to CET qualified students via offline counselling. 

For M.Tech Weekend Courses (CET Code – 182 and 183)

Candidates will be offered admission based on their score in the qualifying exam. There will be no common entrance test for admission to the weekend courses at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. 

For Integrated Law Courses – B.A. LL.B. and BBA LL.B (CET Code – 121)

Candidates seeking admission to the integrated law courses with the IPU CET code – 121 will be granted admission on the basis of their performance in CLAT-UG. GGSIPU will not conduct any university-level entrance exam for the law admissions at its constituent colleges.  

For LL.M (CET Code – 112)

Similar to the integrated law courses, the admission into LL.M course (CET Code 112} will be done on the basis of CLAT PG. However, the counselling for LL.M admission at GGSIPU will be done by the university itself. 

For BBA (CET code – 125)

Candidates aspiring for BBA from GGSIPU will have to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the university itself. After qualifying the IPU CET for CET code 125, candidates will have to appear for the counselling for the final admission.  

IPU CET – Who all are eligible to fill the IPU CET Application Form?

Before filling the IPU CET application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria for the same. Candidates might face the rejection of candidature in later stages of the admission process if they are found ineligible. Check the IPU CET eligibility criteria as per the IPU CET information brochure here.

1. Age Limit – The upper and lower age limit for all UG and PG courses set by GGSIPU is as mentioned below:

Age Requirements for GGSIPU Admission

Age Criteria For all UG Courses For all PG Courses
Lower Age Limit 18 Years 21 Years
Upper Age Limit 21 Years 35 Years

2. Nationality – Candidate must be an Indian National to be eligible for admission.

3. Educational Qualification 

For B.Tech Courses (CET Code – 131):

  • Qualifying examination – Candidates completing 10+2 as per CBSE pattern or possessing equivalent education along with the minimum score of 55% in compulsory subjects are eligible for admission.
  • Compulsory subjects – Candidates must attain the minimum aggregate of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates must also pass in all the subjects separately including English.

For all M.Tech Courses

Candidates must qualify the graduation level exam and attain a B.Tech/B.E. degree in relevant disciplines or equivalent. Also, candidates must satisfy the minimum score requirements set by GGSIPU for the purpose of admission. To know the score requirement based on the course for admission, check out the table below.

Qualifying Exam Score

CET Code Course name Minimum Score 
139 M.Tech (CSG) 60%
140 M.Tech (EG) 60%
147 M.Tech (TE) 60%
148 M.Tech (BT) 60%
149 M.Tech (NST) 55%
150 M.Tech (EP) 55%
152 M.Tech (CE) 60%
156 M.Tech (R and A) 60%
182 M.Tech (CSE) – Weekend 60%
183 M.Tech (ECE) – Weekend 60%

For LLB (CET Code – 121)

  • Qualifying examination – Candidates must have passed 10+2 as per CBSE pattern or equivalent are eligible for admission to courses associated with CET code 121. 
  • Compulsory subjects – A total of four subjects are considered for the calculation of the minimum score in the qualifying examination. Candidates must have attained a minimum aggregate score in four subjects including English as one of them.
  • Minimum score requirements – Scoring an aggregate of 50% marks in the compulsory subjects is required by the candidates.

For LLM (CET Code – 112)

  • Qualifying examination – Candidates must hold a LLB degree for the enrollment as per BCI (Bar Council of India). Candidates who attain an LLB degree from a foreign university are also eligible.
  • Minimum score requirements – Candidates must have passed in the qualifying examination with at least 55%. 

For M.A in Mass Communication (CET Code – 106)

  • Qualifying examination – Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any stream (Arts/Science/Commerce). 
  • Minimum score requirements – A minimum score of 50% must be secured by the candidate in the qualifying examination.

IPU CET – How can a candidate fill IPU CET Application Form?

Candidates will have to fill the online application form for IPU CET. Filling the IPU CET application form is to be done within a specified date. Missing any deadline may lead to missing the chance of admission to GGSIPU. The detailed steps to fill the IPU CET application form are given below:

1. Visit the official website of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and click on the button stating ‘Apply Now’

2. After clicking the ‘Apply Now’, enter the requisite details including mobile number, email ID and more

3. Candidates will receive the user name and password for future logins

4. Use the login credentials and fill in multiple details in the application form including exam category, eligibility details, personal details and qualification details

5. After filling the details, upload your photograph and signature. File size of the photograph and signature must not exceed 100 KB

6. After following the above steps, candidates will have to choose the course they want admission into.

7. Pay the requisite fee to mark the application form as complete

8. Candidates must download the confirmation page after the payment of application fee.

IPU CET Application Fee – Rs. 1200

Mode of Payment – Online

IPU CET – Exam Centres 

Candidates filling the application form will have to mark four choices of exam centres where they wish to appear for the IPU CET. Candidates will be allotted an exam centre based on factors including the number of applications for a particular centre and the number of seats available at the exam centre. GGSIPU will try its best to allot the desired test centre to the candidates. Applicants will find their names alongwith with the complete address of the exam centre mentioned on the admit card. 

Name of IPU CET Exam Cities

S.No. City Centre/City code
1 Varanasi 95
2 Udaipur 94
3 Siliguri 93
4 Lucknow 92
5 Kolkata 91
6 Jalandhar 90
7 Jaipur 89
8 Indore 88
9 Hyderabad 87
10 Delhi 86
11 Dehradun 85
12 Chandigarh 84
13 Bhopal 83
14 Bangalore 82
15 Ambala 81

IPU CET – What was the exam pattern for IPU CET 2022?

IPU CET Exam Pattern

S.No. Particulars Details
1 Mode of the exam Computer Based Test
2 Duration of exam 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
3 Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
4 Medium English
5 Number of options 4
6 Number of correct options 1
7 Number of questions 100
8 Marking scheme +4 marks for correct responses, –1 for the incorrect response

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for BCA

Subjects Marks
Mathematics  120 
English Language & Comprehension  60
General Knowledge (IT & Science Related) 100
Computer Awareness  120

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for B.Ed

Subjects Marks
Mental Ability & Reasoning  160 
Aptitude for Teaching  80
English Comprehension 60
General Awareness  100

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for BBA

Subjects Marks
Management and Communication Aptitude 100 
Logical and Analytical Ability   100
English Language & Comprehension 100
General Awareness  100

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for B.Com

Subjects Marks
Logical Reasoning  100 
General Awareness  60
General English 100
Data Interpretation  140

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for B.Sc Nursing 

Subjects Marks
Physics 80 
Chemistry  80
Biology 160
General Awareness about Health-related Matters 40
English Language & Comprehension 40

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for M.Ed  

Subjects Marks 
English/ Communication Skills 120
General Awareness & Logical Reasoning 120
Teaching Aptitude 160

IPU CET 2022 Sectional Weightage for B.Tech (Biotechnology)

Subjects Marks 
Physics  80
Chemistry 80
Mathematics  80
Biotechnology/ Biology  160

IPU CET – What was the syllabus for IPU CET 2022?

Candidates who took the IPU CET 2022 for the purpose of admission into B.Tech (Bio–Technology) were asked questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/Biotechnology. Likewise, candidates who appeared for the IPU CET for M.Tech admission (weekend program) were asked questions from the subjects included in their graduation degree. Similarly, the syllabus of IPU CET 2022 varied for each course.  

IPU CET – How should a candidate prepare for IPU CET?

Candidates planning to appear for the IPU CET 2022-23 in the next academic session must have a good level of preparation to qualify the exam. Having a good rank in IPU CET is necessary as the number of test–takers is huge for a limited number of seats. Candidates can prepare by following the below–mentioned preparation tips:

  1. Use the IPU CET syllabus and exam pattern to create a preparation strategy 
  2. Manage time for studying as well as relaxing during the preparation process
  3. Gather the last years’ question papers and try attempting them one by one while keeping a time limit of 2.5 hours. Preparing from previous years’ question papers will be immensely helpful in gaining the practical knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus  
  4. Stay hydrated and follow a healthy lifestyle during the preparation process 

IPU CET – Checking the IPU CET 2022 Result

Candidates who appeared for the IPU CET 2022-23 will be able to check the result for the same by visiting the official website. The result for IPU CET 2022-23 will only be released in an online mode. IPU CET 2022 result is released in the form of a PDF. After clicking the link of the IPU CET 2022 result PDF, candidates can perform the ‘control+f’ function and enter their roll number to check the result. Candidates will find multiple details in the result PDF including their name, roll number, rank, etc. 

Candidates whose name appear in the result PDF will be eligible for the counselling process for admission into the affiliated colleges to GGSIPU 

IPU CET – Merit List

As you already know, the admission to all the B.Tech courses (except Biotechnology) is done based on JEE Main score. Also, along with IPU CET, candidates can enrol into M.Tech courses based on their performance in GATE. For the purpose of GGSIPU admission on the basis of IPU CET exam, the university prepares a separate merit list to shortlist the candidates for the counselling process. All the candidates whose names appear in the merit list are eligible for the counselling and seat allotment process. 

How will GGSIPU conduct IPU CET 2022 Counselling and Seat Allotment?

Candidates will have to participate in the counselling and the seat allotment process. IPU CET counselling for all B.Tech courses is done in an online mode. For the M.Tech counselling, GGSIPU conducts the offline counselling process. The online counselling and seat allotment are done in three rounds. The online counselling process for GGSIPU admission is as follows.

  1. Paying the counselling fee – First, the candidates need to pay an amount of Rs. 1000 as the counselling participation fee. Candidates who will pay the counselling fee will be able to complete the counselling registration
  2. Filling of choices of courses and colleges
  3. Release of seat allotment list
  4. Reporting at allotted institute for document verification

Candidates who are allotted seats in any round will have to pay the part academic fee of Rs. 40,000 to freeze their allotted seat. Candidates who do not freeze the allotted seat will not be considered for the further rounds of seat allotment.

IPU CET – What is the reservation criteria at GGSIPU?

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University follows specific criteria for admission at the affiliated colleges of the university. Candidates can check the reservation criteria with the help of table below: 

Reservation Criteria at IP University

Category Reservation of Seats
Delhi region candidates 85% of seats
Outside Delhi region candidates 15% of seats

IPU CET – Fee Refund Policy

If a candidate wishes for the cancellation of admission, GGSIPU will refund the fee paid by him/her in accordance with the below explained four–tier refund policy:

Fee Refund Policy at GGSIPU

Percentage of aggregate fee refund Time of issuance of withdrawal by candidate
100% 15 days before the notified date of admission
80% Not more than 15 days after the last notified date of admission
50% More than 15 days but less than 30 days after the last notified date of admission
No refund More than 30 days after the last notified date of admission

The refund will include the course fee as well as the non–tuition fees. However, the caution money and the security deposit will not be considered for a refund.

IPU CET – Participating Institutes

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has a large number of colleges affiliated to it. Candidates participating in the IPU CET admission process shall be considered for admission into these very affiliated institutes. Candidates can check some of the colleges offering B.Tech and M.Tech admissions under the affiliation of GGSIPU below:

  1. Bhagwan Mahaveer College of Engineering and Management
  2. Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering
  3. Delhi Institute of Technology and Management
  4. Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering
  5. University School of Biotechnology
  6. Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research
  7. Maharaja Surajmal Institute Technology
  8. JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus
  9. Delhi Technical Campus
  10. Ch. Brahm Prakash Govt. Engineering College


✔️ Who conducts the IPU CET?

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducts IPU CET every year.

✔️ What is the mode used for filling the IPU CET application form?

Candidates will be able to fill the IPU CET application form in an online mode only.

✔️ What is the mode for the conduct of IPU CET 2022?

Online. GGSIPU has changed the mode of IPU CET from offline to online from the academic year of 2020-21.

✔️ When will GGSIPU conduct the IPU CET 2022?

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducted the IPU CET 2022 from 18th to 25th June 2022.

✔️ Is there any negative marking in IPU CET 2022?

Yes, a negative marking of 1 mark is applicable for every incorrect response in IPU CET.

✔️ What is the admission criteria for B.Tech courses at GGSIPU?

Admission to all B.Tech courses (except B.Tech Biotechnology) at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University will be done on the basis of JEE Main paper 1 scores of the candidates.

✔️ I have qualified GATE 2022. Do I still need to appear for IPU CET for M.Tech admission?

No. The candidates who have qualified GATE 2022 need to only fill the IPU CET application form to participate in the admission process. Admission to M.Tech courses is done on the basis of GATE score first, and then the IPU CET qualifiers are considered for admission.

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